The update | Fixing the date of the holiday parade; ‘Brier Hill’ art exhibition; Jazz concert postponed

YOUNGSTOWN – Downtown Youngstown will kick off the Christmas season on Friday, December 2, with its annual Holiday Parade, Illuminated Party and Holiday Market.

The activities will begin at 4 p.m. in the central square.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and run along Federal Street.

The Holiday Market will run from 4-8pm on the Phelps Street Walkway, with many vendors and unique gifts.

The lighting of the Christmas tree in the central square will take place after the parade, around 7:15 p.m.

Children can have their picture taken with Santa Claus.

Pernotto Art Exhibit at the Tyler History Center

YOUNGSTOWN – “Brier Hill Works: Art and Artifacts from Jim Pernotto” opened this weekend at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., downtown.

The exhibit highlights the work of Pernotto, of Youngstown. Pernotto grew up in the south before leaving to pursue an artistic career.

On his return in 1979, two years after the closure of the steelworks, he discovered a modified landscape which informed and influenced his work.

“Areas like the Jeanette Blast Furnace at Brier Hill have been abandoned and the sites have been left mostly open and can be explored,” Pernotto said. “I went out there with my van and did drawings for several summers and started to salvage some of the items that had been left behind.”

Pernotto recently donated his collection of ironworkers’ tools and equipment salvaged from Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company’s Brier Hill Works to the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.

The Brier Hill factory produced iron and steel from 1859 to 1979.

Pernotto’s exhibit at the Tyler includes artifacts from the mill as well as the artwork it inspired. It will continue until March 31.

Postponement of the Vijay Iyer Trio concert

YOUNGSTOWN — The Vijay Iyer Trio’s Friday night concert has been postponed, according to an announcement from Youngstown State University.

The jazz concert was to take place at the Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus.

An announcement will be made when the concert is rescheduled. Tickets already purchased will be honored on the new date.

Iyer’s appearance is part of the Pipino Performing Arts series at YSU.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.

Ada J. Kenney