Flow the 2023 Alumni Exhibition, featuring the artwork of alumni with BFA and MFA degrees from the Department of Art at Youngstown State University, will open the at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art on Saturday, June 3 and run through Friday, July 14.
An opening reception for the exhibition will take place on Saturday, June 3, 5:00-7:00pm at the museum. It will feature opening remarks at 5:30pm by Dr. Phyllis Paul, Dean of the Cliffe College and an awards presentation by McDonough Director, Claudia Berlinski.
The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The McDonough Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00am–4:00 pm.
William Mullane, an artist, educator, administrator, and civic leader, is the juror. His collaborative and creative leadership has shaped a myriad of arts and culture organizations and initiatives throughout the Mahoning Valley. A champion for the arts, community, and the inseverable connection between the two, Mullane currently serves as gallery director and board president for Trumbull Art Gallery, and the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to his work as an artist and gallery director, he is completing his 44th year as a public-school teacher and administrator.
Flow the 2023 Alumni Exhibition honors Department of Art graduates and celebrates over seventy years of arts education in the Cliffe College of Creative Arts at Youngstown State University. This special reunion of alumni work reflects the diversity of the Department of Art and exemplifies the deeply-rooted and far-reaching creative spirit of YSU. The exhibition features art in a variety of media by alumni from across the country. Of the 100 plus works entered, 80 pieces by 69 alumni artists were accepted. Participating alumni include professional artists, art educators, and representatives from a broad range of fields who have benefited from the creative problem solving and critical thinking skills engendered by their studio art education.
More information is available by calling the McDonough Museum at 330-941-1371.