This Week at YSU, Feb. 3, 2014

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 12:15 p.m. Free Music at Noon concert features the Dana School of Music Clarinet Studio Recital in the Butler Institute of American Art.

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m. YSU’s Jazz Ensemble performs a free concert in Kilcawley Center’s Hub.

Friday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. YSU’s African American History Month events continue with an art exhibit by Maple Turner in Bliss Hall Gallery and panel discussion in the McDonough Museum of Art. Turner is a native of Youngstown who began painting at the age of six with encouragement from his father, Maple Turner Jr., an avid collector of African Art and sculptures. After six years of painting, Turner went to YSU, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, then moved to New York to pursue a career as an artist. While in New York, Turner sold his paintings to numerous galleries and private collectors. He earned an associate degree in fine art at Parsons School of Design. Later, in Paris, he created a series of French inspired collections, and upon returning to New York, attended City College, where he earned his master’s in fine art. Turner works in watercolor, acrylic, oil, sand and reused materials.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trained business students and professional volunteers offer free tax preparation services through YSU’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program in Williamson Hall on the YSU campus. Walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment or to receive additional information, call the Lariccia School of Accounting and Finance at 330-941-3084.

Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m. YSU’s Ward Beecher Planetarium shows “Footsteps.” The planetarium also features “Flight Adventures” 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.