Past Exhibitions

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  • Salon de Fleurus

    September 8 - November 3, 2017
    Public Reception, Friday, September 8, 5-7pm

    Salon de Fleurus is a traveling exhibition organized by Salon de Fleurus and Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition and tour are made possible by The Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA), and with the generous support from ICI’s International Forum and the ICI Board of Trustees.

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  • Kelli Connell/Double Life: Fifteen Years

    September 8 - November 3, 2017
    Public Reception, Friday, September 8, 5-7pm

    Organized by the Society for Photographic Education and made possible with support from the Ohio Arts Council and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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    2012:

    PARAMOUNT PROJECT
    January 13 - February 3, 2012

    THE BIENNIAL FACULTY EXHIBITION
    February 18 - March 16, 2012

    MAD ABOUT THE ARTS
    February 24, 2012

    76TH ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION
    March 30 - April 13, 2012

    SPRING GRADUATING BFA SHOW
    April 27 - May 12, 2012
    Ashley Swinehart, Brian Johnson, Christine Singledecker, Eric Moore, Macy Gussenhofen, Jenna Germano, Jess Pollis, Kaitlin Infante, Melania Vlad, Lezlie Thorndike, Marissa Jovenhall, Zanoah Battles, Lauren Fanfer

    WOMEN ARTISTS: A CELEBRATION!
    June 16 - July 27, 2012

    WHO AM I? WHO ARE WE? JEWELRY TODAY.
    September 14 - November 9, 2012

    LIVING AS FORM
    September 14 - November 9, 2012

    FALL GRADUATING BFA SHOW
    November 30 - December 14, 2012

    2011:

    ANNUAL SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS
    January 15 - February 4
    YSU Scholastics Scholarship & Gold Key Art Portfolio - Stacy Rubinic
    American Vision Awards - Angela Drohn, Alexis El-Khouri, Amber Henik, Maggie Kolovich, Lucas Riley
    Gold Key Photography Portfolio Award - Che’rie Berry
    Silver Key Art Portfolio Award - Britta Carson, Amanda Durig, Eric Ford, Anthony George, Amber Henik, Libby Kohan, Nicole McNamee, Nicholas Perry, Huyen Pham, Maria Rouzzo, Josh Ryhal, Andrew Werner
    Silver Key Photography Portfolio Awards - Megan Evans, Brandon Koziol, Dana Mooney, Michele Rober, Chelsea Thompson

    STEEL VALLEY ART TEACHERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTATIONS
    The Mario Bertolini Portfolio Award (SVATA Scholarship) - Nicholas Perry
    Steel Valley Art Teachers Three-Dimensional Award - Austin Mraz
    Patricia Williams Award for Excellence - Alyssa Lytle
    T-Shirt Competition Winner - Katie Culp

    REUNION

    20TH ANNIVERSARY ALUMNI INVITATIONAL
    February 18 - March 18, 2011

    MAD ABOUT THE ARTS
    February 25, 2011

    75TH ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION
    April 1 - April 15, 2011

    SPRING GRADUATING BFA SHOW
    April 29 - May 14, 2011
    Brett Miller, Cassandra Harless, Christina Humble, Deanna Zamudio, Janna Wheeler, Justin Carolyne, Katie Thompson, Kelly Gainard, Nicole Papalas, Kimberly Paris, Monica Betchel, Rodney Darrow, Shelby Sarisky, Thomas Sebulsky

    SCULPTURE MALLORCA VII, BY BETTY GOLD

    DEDICATION AND UNVEILING CEREMONY
    April 29, 2011
    Donated to the College of Fine & Performing Arts by Marty and Susan Solomon.

    PASSIONATE PRACTICE
    June 10 - July 22, 2011
    Three collectors, their collections and stories.

    PAINTING ON PAPER: 25 WORKS BY ALEX KUTHY
    June 10 - July 22, 2011
    Three collector, their collections and stories.

    DREAMING AWAKE THE TOWN HALL PROJECT WITH ACCONCI STUDIO
    September 16 - November 11, 2011

    SKEGGS LECTURE SERIES FALL 2011
    VITO ACCONCI
    October 14, 2011 7:30pm

    FALL GRADUATING BFA SHOW
    December 2 - 6, 2011

    SAA FINE ART AND CRAFT SALE
    December 3 and 4, 2011

  • Past Exhibitions

    2017:

    Morehshin Allahyari, Lecture

    Monday, March 27, 2017, 5pm

    Game Jam 2017, A 48-hour Jam!!!

    Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2, 2017

    81st Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition

    Juror: Adam Welch
    Exhibition dates: March 24 - April 7, 2017
    Opening Reception: Friday, March 24, 6-8 pm
    Awards Presentation: 7 pm
    The reception is free and open to the public.

    Accepted works and awards revealed at the opening!

    The 81st Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition sponsored by the Student Art Association features works by students enrolled in the Department of Art at YSU. The exhibition opens on March 24 and continues through April 7 at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art. Artists will be honored at a reception and awards ceremony on Friday, March 24 from 6-8 pm. The identity design for the exhibition was created by Lorenzo Devine, a current graphic design major in the Department of Art.

    Awards presented at 7 pm during the opening reception range from cash awards to gift certificates. Local businesses and individuals have generously supported the annual exhibition every year. Award categories include photography, painting, sculpture, digital media, graphic and interactive design. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the strength, breadth and diversity of YSU’s Department of Art. The awards reception and ceremony are free and open to the public.

    We are honored to Adam Welch as the juror of the exhibition. He is an artist, musician and curator who has exhibited regionally and internationally. He is the recipient of the 2009 Individual Artists Fellowship in Installation/Sculpture from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and was awarded the 2008 Emerging Artist of the Year award by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. From 2008-2015 he served as the Curator at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts where he curated over 60 solo and group exhibits of regional and national artists. Also, he has overseen and organized over 30 group and solo exhibits of regional guilds, associations and international artists. Welch holds an MFA from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a BA from SUNY Stony Brook University Art. 

    Spring Graduating BFA Exhibition

    April 21 - May 5, 2017
    Public Reception, Friday, April 21, 6-8pm

    INPLACE + THE CITY OF YOU

    June 2 - July 9, 2017
    Public Reception, Friday, June 2, 5-7pm

    2016:

    INTERSECTIONS Biennial Faculty Exhibition

    January 21 - February 26
    Biennial Faculty Exhibition
    January 21 - February 26, 2016
    Public Reception, Thursday, January 21, 6-8pm

    INTERSECTIONS, the Biennial Faculty Exhibition, will be on display at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art from January 21 - February 26. Intersections is an exploration of innovation and tradition. This biennial exhibition of current research by Department of Art faculty imparts new vision and re-investigates long standing practices in the fields of Art and Design. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, January 21 from 6-8pm.

    Several artists will be participating in FACULTY TALKS giving lectures throughout the run of the Intersection exhibition.

    FACULTY TALKS:
    Adam Sullivan | “Taking Care” | Wed., 1/27 at 12:30pm | Museum Galleries
    Lauren Baker | Tues., 2/2 at 5:00pm | Museum Auditorium
    Dr. Lillian Lewis | “Commodity, Culture and Collaboration” | Wed., 2/3 at 1:30pm | Museum Galleries
    RJ Thompson | “The City of You: Rebranding Youngstown Ohio” | Thurs., 2/11 at 12:00pm | Museum Galleries
    Dana Sperry | Tues., 2/23 at 5:00pm | Museum Auditorium

    FACULTY TALKS

    On Wednesday, January 27 at 12:30pm Adam Sullivan will present a lecture, “Taking Care” in the Museum Galleries. He is an artist who works in paper, illustration, and painting. He is guided by both frustration and delight in the innate properties of a medium, and considers the material limitations a medium imposes a vital influence on his working method: the inscrutable symbolism and manic fantasy of his paper works are a product of the graphic simplicity and clarity of the hard-edged, unmodulated forms of cut paper along with the possibility for free association entailed in collage, while the Spartan somberness and sobriety of all the oil portraits derive from a self-imposed limited palette and the requirement that a painting be finished alla prima.

    Lauren Baker will be speaking on Tuesday, February 2 at 5:00pm in the Museum Auditorium. She received her MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been exhibited in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Vermont, and is in the collections of Kent State University and Mercedes Benz Financial Services. She is the recipient of many awards including a recent grant to attend Vermont Studio Center last June. She currently lives in Massillon, Ohio where she maintains her studio and is an adjusted professor in the Department of Art at YSU.

    On Wednesday, February 3 at 1:30pm, Dr. Lillian Lewis will present “Commodity, Culture and Collaboration.” She is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at YSU. Dr. Lewis received her Ph.D. in Art Education with a graduate minor in Art History from The Pennsylvania State University. She received her MA in Art Education and was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Museum Education from the Univeristy of North Texas. Her text-based and studio research explores relationships between digital and analog learning communities in school and non-school settings, the nature of collaboration in the context of research and the role of institutional critique in social justice.

    RJ Thompson, a practicing graphic designer, graphic design educator, and entrepreneur currently teaching graphic, web, and interactive design at YSU, will give a lecture entitled The City of You: Rebranding Youngstown, Ohio in the Museum Galleries on Thursday, February 11 at noon. The City of You was developed by RJ and his Youngstown Design Works students. The campaign was part of an economic development strategy offering a new narrative focus for Youngstown and was part of a federal grant received from the Economic Development Administration.

    On Tuesday, February 23 at 5:00pm, Dana Sperry, currently Associate Professor and Digital Media area coordinator will present a lecture in the auditorium. He will be talking about a series of video and coded-based generative artworks that explore themes of isolation and anxiety of contemporary life. In addition, he will talk about his collaboration with Natalya Pinchuk titled “Dreaming Youngstown.” This social practice project focusing on brainstorming potential futures for vacant lots and buildings will act as a counterpoint to his solo work. The talk will explore different ways he attempts to create meaning and explore the potential of “art” marking.

    80th Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition

    March 25 - April 8, 2016
    80th Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition
    Juror Teresa Bembnister,
    Associate Curator of the Akron Art Museum
    March 25 - April 8, 2016
    Public Reception, March 25, 6-8pm, Award Ceremony starts at 7pm

    The reception is free and open to the public! Accepted works and awards revealed at the opening! The 80th Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition sponsored by the Student Art Association features works by students enrolled in the Department of Art at YSU. The exhibition opens on March 25 and continues through April 8 at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art. Artists will be honored at a reception and awards ceremony on Friday, March 25 from 6-8pm. The identity design for the exhibition was created by Deanna Cameneti, a current graphic design major in the Department of Art.

    Awards presented at 7pm during the opening reception range from cash awards to gift certificates. Local businesses and individuals have generously supported the annual exhibition every year. Award categories include photography, painting, sculpture, digital media, graphic + interactive design. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the strength, breadth and diversity of YSU’s Department of Art. The awards reception and ceremony are free and open to the public.

    We are honored to have as the juror for the exhibition, Theresa Bembnister, Associate Curator at the Akron Art Museum. She received her MA in Art History and Museum Studies from Case Western Reserve University and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Her writing has appeared in Cleveland’s Scene, Kansas City’s Pitch, the Kansas City Star, Glasstire.com and Arthopper.org.

    The McDonough Museum of Art is located on the campus of Youngstown State University on Wick Avenue between Spring Street and Lincoln Avenue near the Wick Ave. M-1 parking deck. Hours at the McDonough Museum of Art are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am until 4 pm. The Museum is open to the public and admission is free.

    For additional information, please call 330.941.1400.

    Spring Graduating BFA Exhibition

    April 22 - May 22, 2016

    The John J. McDonough Museum of Art, on the campus of Youngstown State University, will open the Spring Graduating BFA Show, a collaboration with the Department of Art at YSU. The exhibition features work by students achieving completion of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. An opening reception for the artists will be held on Friday evening, April 22, from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibit will remain on view in the Museum’s galleries through May 6.

    Students in the Department of Art work closely with nationally and internationally known faculty engaged in a broad range of art and design practices. Immersed in the quest for knowledge and creative self-realization, students embrace the advantages of professional studio and design programs. The Graduating BFA Show is the opportunity for students to share the original and innovative discoveries they have made in their artistic journeys communicating to the public their creative expressions of human experience.

    The Spring Graduating BFA Show celebrates the work of 14 students in the areas of graphic + interactive design, painting, printmaking, photography, interdisciplinary studies and 3D studies. Students participating in this exhibition are Dani Beaumier, Nicole Emery, Gwenasia Gadsden, Amanda Gerber, Chauncey Hay, Jackie Lalama, Ashley Perri, Kaitlyn Pfahl, Austin Richter, Heather Seno, Nicolette Soltis, Jennifer Sullivan, David Tamulonis and Chelsea Woods.

    2015:

    Dawoud Bey: Picturing People

    January 22 - March 7, 2015
    Thursday, February 12 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm

    Dawoud Bey will be YSU’s African American History Month Keynote Speaker. The lecture will take place in the McDonough Galleries followed by a reception, co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program, McDonough Museum of Art and the Department of Art’s Distinguished Artist Lecture Series.

    The John J. McDonough Museum of Art presents Dawoud Bey: Picturing People, an expansive career survey of the Chicago-based photographer, which ranges from street encounters to formal studio portraits. Dawoud Bey is distinguished for his commitment to portraiture as a means for understanding contemporary society, first gaining notoriety as a photographer for his acclaimed series Harlem USA, exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem in 1979.

    Since 2010, Bey has been photographing two individuals that, although members of the same socio-geographic community, are strangers to one another. Casually positioned side-by-side, between them are differences in age, race, comportment, gender, etc., calling into question the terms on which community is imagined in relation to self and vice versa.

    The 50 images in Picturing People, organized by The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, represent the evolution of Bey’s work in the three decades since, during which time he continued his portraiture of primarily African-American and teenage subjects. The photographs will be on display from January 22 - March 7.

    Free and open to the public. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

    79th Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition

    March 27 - April 10, 2015
    Juror, William Busta of William Busta Gallery, Cleveland (
    http://williambustagallery.com)

    The 79th Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition sponsored by the Student Art Association features works by students enrolled in the Department of Art at YSU. The exhibition opens on March 27 and continues through April 10 at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art. Artists will be honored at a reception and awards ceremony on Friday, March 27, from 6 - pm.

    Awards presented at 7 pm during the opening reception range from cash awards to gift certificates. Local businesses and individuals have generously supported the annual exhibition every year. Award categories include photography, painting, sculpture, digital media, graphic and interactive design. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the strength, breadth and diversity of YSU’s Department of Art. The awards reception and ceremony are free and open to the public.

    We are honored to have as the juror of the exhibition, William Busta, Director of the William Busta Gallery, a gallery representing contemporary artists in Northeast Ohio. He opened his first gallery in Cleveland in Little Italy in 1989. After closing that space in the 1990s, Busta reopened with a gallery on Detroit Avenue in what is now the Gordon Square Arts District. Currently his gallery is on Prospect Ave., just east of the Cleveland State University. He is also an independent curator in Cleveland who has curated several exhibitions including Living in Your Imagination: SPACES 30th Anniversary Exhibition, The Persistence of Conscience: Lilian Tyrrell Textiles and Drawings 1979-2005, Mist, Smoke and Mirror: Artists and the Cuyahoga Valley for Cleveland Artists Foundation and Faith in My Possibilities for Lafayette College Gallery (Easton, Pennsylvania).

    Spring Graduating BFA Exhibition

    April 24 - May 8, 2015

    Opening Reception: Friday, April 24, 6-8 pm

    The John J. McDonough Museum of Art, on the campus of Youngstown State University, will open the Spring Graduating BFA Show, a collaboration with the Department of Art at YSU. The exhibition features work by students achieving completion of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. An opening reception for the artists will be held on Friday evening, April 24, from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibit will remain on view in the Museum’s galleries through May 8.

    Students in the Department of Art work closely with nationally and internationally known faculty engaged in a broad range of art and design practices. Immersed in the quest for knowledge and creative self-realization, students embrace the advantages of professional studio and design programs. The Graduating BFA Show is the opportunity for students to share the original and innovative discoveries they have made in their artistic journeys communicating to the public their creative expressions of human experience.

    The Spring Graduating BFA Show celebrates the work of thirteen students in the areas of graphic + interactive design, painting, printmaking, photography, interdisciplinary studies and 3D studies. Students participating in this exhibition are David Abrams, Ryan Adams, Katy Daniel, Derek Day, Carson Fryman, Bethany Gregory, Matthew Hahn, LeeAnn Lewis, Niko McElroy, Brennan Munroe, Taalib Noble, Mark Pisciuneri and Stacy Rubinic.

    Gary Taneri | New Work

    June 9 - July 31, 2015
    Reception July 10, 5-7 pm

    The John J. McDonough Museum of Art, on the campus of Youngstown State University, will open Gary Taneri | New Work, a collaboration with M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place. On view June 9 through July 31 at 112 West Commerce Street in downtown Youngstown, the exhibit features 14 new paintings by Warren native Gary Taneri. A public reception for the artist will be held on Friday evening, July 10, from 5 to 7 pm.

    Gary has been painting since 1977. Sharpening his skills of observation and developing a painterly style, his repertoire includes portraits, still-lifes and painting en plein-air. Featured in the exhibition are 5 large paintings from a series inspired by vintage Polaroids of his family.

    His award winning work has been shown in national, regional and local exhibitions, including at the Butler Institute of American Art and the Trumbull Art Gallery.

    M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place
    112 W. Commerce St. Youngstown, Ohio.

    Hours:

    Tuesday and Thursday 10-3 pm
    Wednesday and Friday noon-6pm

    GOTTA HAVE IT!

    Retrospective Exhibition and Auction Event
    September 18 - November 6, 2015

    The John J. McDonough Museum of Art, YSU’s Center for Contemporary Art, celebrates 25 years of public programs. To kick off the fall season the Museum has organized a 25 year retrospective exhibition featuring works by artists from New York, LA, Cleveland, Cuba and beyond. Over 100 pieces, previously exhibited in the Museum’s galleries, have been donated for auction.

    GOTTA HAVE IT! Is a both an exhibition, September 18 - November 6, and a benefit auction, Friday, November 6. Don’t miss this rare and exciting opportunity to purchase works by artists who have regional, national and international reputations and whose art works have been shown in major galleries and museums across the country.

    The reception and silent auction open at 6pm with Tapas and a cash bar. The live auction begins at 7pm and will be officiated by Jeff Byce, auctioneer. The complete list of works can be previewed in multiple ways including, visiting the Museum, downloading the PDF’s below, or our facebook page - there is something for everyone! Proceeds will be directed to the John J. McDonough Trust established by Dr. McDonough, a well-known collector and philanthropist. Please join us in reflecting on the Museum’s success as a Center for Contemporary Art and ensuring a future of diverse, innovative and compelling programming.

    Patron who purchase a $20 bid paddle will have the chance to win a framed posted featuring members of YSU’s 1993 National Football Championship team signed by President Tressel. One bid paddle can be used for both the live and silent auctions. Doors open at 5pm for registration. Silent auction & reception with a cash bar will begin at 6pm. The live auction officiated by Jeff Byce will begin at 7pm. The silent auction will resume at 8:15pm with the winning silent auction bids announced at 9pm.

    GOTTA HAVE IT! Auction Event
    Reception, Friday, November 6, 6-9pm
    5pm Registration for the Live & Silent Auction begins
    6-7pm Silent Auction & Reception (Tapas & cash bar)
    7-8pm Live Auction, Jeff Byce, auctioneer
    8pm Las bids for Silent Auction
    9pm Silent Auction winners announced

    Silent Auction 1
    Silent Auction 2

    Fall Graduating BFA Exhibition

    November 11 - December 12
    November 20-December 12
    Opening Reception: Friday, November 20, 6-8pm

    The John J. McDonough Museum of Art, on the campus of Youngstown State University, will open the Fall Graduating BFA Exhibition, a collaboration with the Department of Art at YSU. The exhibition features work by students achieving completion of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. An opening reception for the artists will be held on Friday evening, November 20, from 6 to 8pm. The exhibit will remain on view in the Museum’s galleries through December 12.

    Students in the Department of Art work closely with nationally and internationally known faculty engaged in a broad range of art and design practices. Immersed in the quest for knowledge and creative self-realization, students embrace the advantages of professional studio and design programs. The Graduating BFA Exhibition is the opportunity for students to share the original and innovative discoveries they have made in their artistic journeys communicating to the public their creative expressions of human experience.

    The Fall Graduating BFA Exhibition celebrates the work of eighteen students in the areas of graphic + interactive design, painting, printmaking, photography, interdisciplinary studies and 3D studies. Students participating in this exhibition are Gia Bagnoli, Ian Beauchamp, Jennalee Butch, Vincent E. Butka, Miranda Cala, Nick Carney, Jackie Cruz, Kjerstyna Davis, Allie DeLuco, Ashley DeSantis, Angela Drohn, Amanda Durig, Emily Groubert, Nicholas Hazlett Wolfe Lukacena, Jarrod MacCartney, Dana Mooney, Eric Ostrander and Annaliese Torella.

    The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichments for all Ohioans.

    2014:

    “Voices of the Valley” recorded by StoryCorp

    June 24 - July 26, 2014

    ABOUT VOICES OF THE VALLEY

    The McDonough Museum of Art reached out to StoryCorps, inviting them to record and chronicle a representative cross-section of our community and their aspirations. The result will be “Voices of the Valley” - 30 conversations recorded over five days. We asked eight community based organizations noted above to come up with a list of community leaders who would form “Voices of the Valley.” 60 individuals were selected who, through entrepreneurship, redevelopment, technology, activism, faith and a deep connection to community, share their stories about transforming the Valley.

    THE EXHIBITION

    From June 24 to July 26, the McDonough Museum of Art will function as a “Voices of the Valley” listening center where visitors can hear the 30 conversations in individual, quiet, comfortable spaces using a variety of sound devices.

    The public is also invited to participate in “Share Your Story Booth.” A recording booth that follows the style and spirit of StoryCorps will be available in the Museum for 25 minute conversations. Hours are limited so please grab a friend or family member and make a reservation. Participants will receive a copy of their recording and the possible inclusion in “DIGITAL MAAG”, a digital archive at Maag Library accessible to the public.

    STORYCORPS

    StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories or our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 40,000 interviews from nearly 80,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind and millions listen to their weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition, at storycorps.org, and through their podcast.

    The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

    This program is also funded in part by our community partners:

    • College of Creative Arts and Communication
    • Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County
    • Business & Media Archives of the Mahoning Valley, a division of the MVHS
    • Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative
    • Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership
    • The Raymond John Wean Foundation
    • WYSU 88.5 FM
    • Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation

    Spring Graduating BFA Show

    April 25 - May 9, 2014
    Opening Reception: Friday, April 25, 6-8 pm

    The John J McDonough Museum of Art, on the campus of Youngstown State University, will open the Fall Graduating BFA Show, a collaboration with the Department of Art at YSU. The exhibition features work by students achieving completion of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. An opening reception for the artists will be held on Friday evening, April 25, from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibit will remain on view in the Museum’s galleries through May 9.

    Students in the Department of Art work closely with nationally and internationally known faculty engaged in a broad range of art and design practices. Immersed in the quest for knowledge and creative self-realization, students embrace the advantages of professional studio and design programs. The Graduating BFA Show is the opportunity for students to share the original and innovative discoveries they have made in their artistic journeys communicating to the public their creative expressions of human experience.

    The Spring Graduating BFA Show celebrates the work of 23 students in the areas of graphic + interactive design, painting, photography, interdisciplinary studies and 3D studies. Students participating in this exhibition are Melanie Arnold, Blade Birch, Keeley Black, Devon Carr, Jenilee Daubenspeck, Brittany Dunlap, Kathleen Gallagher, Korey Herron, Paya Herron, Jaclyn Hill, Christopher Kamykowski, Sarah Kotlinski, Sara Oliver, Jamie Olmstead, Erika Olson, Jason Penezich, Joseph Perry, Lisa Perry, Susan Rowe, Natalie Shipula, Andrew Thomas and Joy White.

    The opening reception is generously sponsored by O’Donold’s Irish Pub & Grill. Hours at the McDonough Museum of Art are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am until 4 pm. The Museum is open to the public and admission is free. For additional information, please call 330.941.1400 or visit our website.

    Uncharted

    Biennial Faculty Exhibition
    January 23 - March 7, 2014

    2011:

    Reunion

    20th Anniversary Alumni Invitational
    February 18 - March 18, 2011

    75th Annual Student Juried Exhibition

    April 1 - April 15, 2011

    Spring Graduating BFA Show

    April 29 - May 14, 2011

    Passionate Practice: three collectors their collections and stories

    June 10 - July 22, 2011

    Painting on Paper: 25 Works by Alex Kuthy

    June 10 - July 22, 2011

    Dreaming Awake the Town Hall Project

    With Acconci Studio:
    September 16 - November 11, 2011

    Acconci Studio: SPOTLIGHTS/SPOTS OF CLOTHING, PRODUCTS & FURNITURE - BUILDINGS, PLAZAS & LANDSCAPES - STREETS & VEHICLES & AIR…

    September 16 - November 11, 2011

    Fall Graduating BFA Show

    December 2 - 16, 2011

    2010

    Biennial Faculty Exhibition

    February 19 - March 19, 2010

    74th Annual Student Juried Exhibition

    Juror: Artist, Gallery Owner and Instructor Joel Peck, Chicago
    April 2 - April 16, 2010
    Opening Reception: Friday, April 2, 6-8 pm

    Spring Graduating BFA Show

    April 30 - May 15, 2010

    28th Women Artists: A Celebration!

    June 19 - July 23, 2010
    Preview Party June 19, 7-9 pm

    CINDER Works by Susanne Slavick

    September 17 - November 12, 2010
    Reception Friday, September 17, 6-8 pm

    Lecture by Susanne Slavick

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010
    5:30 pm

    Fall Graduating BFA Show

    December 3 - 18, 2010
    Opening Friday, December 3, 6-8 pm

    2009

    2009 Alumni Exhibition

    Friday 20 - March 20

    73rd Annual Student Juried Exhibition

    April 3 - April 17, 2009

    Spring Graduating BFA Show

    May 1 - May 15, 2009

    Rust Fest digital arts & new media festival

    June 13 - July 24
    Reception Saturday, June 13, 6-8 pm
    Saturday, June 13 at 7 pm, performance by Leslie Raymond and Jason Jay Stevens of Potter-Belmar Labs

    Summer Festival of the Arts

    McDonough Auditorium
    Saturday, July 11, 6 pm
    Sunday, July 12, 3 pm: Dreams — written, directed and edited by Maria Bleahu, produced by the New York Film Academy, original score by Todd Maki

     

    Yoko Ono’s IMAGINE PEACE Billboard

    June 26
    Downtown Youngstown at the corner of Wick Avenue and Wood Street, sponsored by the McDonough Museum of Art

    http://imaginepeace.com/

    The World from My Front Porch, Magnum photographer Larry Towell

    September 18 - November 13
    Opening Friday, September 18, 6-8 pm

    Performance Collected Works

    Chestnut Room, Kicawley Center, YSU
    Friday, October 9, 7-9 pm
    Sponsored in part by WYSU 88.5 FM
    Specialite Corporation and Hubbard Music Larry Towell accompanied by harmonica virtuoso Mike Stevens. Collected Works is a live performance celebrating the art of story telling.

    Fall Graduating BFA Show

    December 4 - 19