Art exhibit photos feature city in ruin

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YOUNGSTOWN — Raelyn Ruppel, a senior fine arts major at The University of Akron will display her photography project, The Beauty and Tragedy of Decline, at the Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave. in Youngstown.

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The series is about the evolution of a once-booming industrial state that has been overcome by ruins. The photographs were taken in northeast Ohio and capture places that were once at the heart of a thriving economic epicenter and now have been neglected.

Included in the exhibit are images of prisons, pottery factories, restaurants, inns, cement plants, brick works, train yards, entertainment venues and a coast guard station.

The exhibit will run through May 15. The Arms Family Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults; $3 for senior citizens and college students; and $2 for children. Visit www.mahoninghistory.org or call 330-743-2589 for more information.

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