Exhibitions & Events Schedule

EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS SCHEDULE 2019-20

 

Excavations; The Prints of Julie Mehretu
is organized by Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis

August 23 – October 26, 2019
Public Reception, Friday, August 23, 5-7pm

Excavations; The Prints of Julie Mehretu is a spectacular collection of Mehretu’s work in the medium of printmaking. Best known for her large-scale paintings and drawings, Mehretu layers maps, urban planning grids and architectural renderings with whorls of abstract markings and bright, colorful shapes. Mehretu has completed collaborative projects at professional printmaking studios across the country, among them Highpoint Editions, where she produced Entropia and Entropia: Construction. Today, printmaking is a vital part of Mehretu’s creative process. Julie Mehretu is the recipient of numerous awards including the MacArthur Fellowship and the US Department of State Medal of Arts.

Dana Oldfather: Out of the Woods Into the Weeds

August 23 – October 26, 2019
Public Reception, Friday, August 23, 5-7pm

Dana Oldfather celebrates paint and the oddity of human experience with a focus on femininity and motherhood. Her large, abstract paintings reveal fantastical spaces and intertwined figures in a chaotic, yet whimsical arrangement. They underscore the inherent emotional conflict of parenting young children, and the fragility of comfort and happiness in America today. Dana Oldfather has twice received the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and her paintings are part of numerous public and corporate collections.

Whitney Tressel: America Still

August 23 – October 26, 2019
Public Reception, Friday, August 23, 5-7pm

Our inaugural Emerging Artist Exhibition. Whitney Tressel is a travel photographer whose photographic talents have impacted such organizations as Google, National Geographic, New York Times Student Journeys, Budget Travel Magazine and Esquire Magazine. For the past two years she has traversed North America, solo, in her 1985 Toyota Dolphin truck camper capturing a sense of place amongst our diverse sets of American landscape

Whitney Tressel, Department of Art Lecture Series

August 26, 2019, 5:10pm

Dick Von Kiel: aleatoric composition for programmed audio files

September 11, 2019, 5:30pm

24th Annual MAD About the Arts Benefit

Friday, September 27, 2019, 7-10pm
Tickets $50/$75

The McDonough Museum of Art and WYSU would like you to join us for the new fall MAD About the Arts. We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of WYSU with an evening of contemporary art, music, dancing, wine/beer tasting and food sampling. An expanded dance floor on the tented McDonough patio will create more space for seating, mingling and viewing artwork in the Museum's interior. In addition, the galleries will feature a small jazz ensemble along with new food and beverage vendors. In an effort to make the evening more affordable we have lowered the ticket prices to $50 & $75. Please consider supporting WYSU or the McDonough Museum of Art for an additional ticket discount.

Dana Oldfather, Artist Lecture

October 17, 2019, 5:10pm

Maria Elena VERsari, Department of Art Lecture Series

October 22, 2019, 5:10pm

TIME & PUNISHMENT BY SPOONBEAMS- DANA AT THE MCDONOUGH

October 23, 2019, 7:30pm

Join Spoonbeams for a night of new music and uncomfortable silences. They are not performing 4'33" this year, so where are the silences from? Come find out at the performance.

OCTUBAFEST - DANA AT THE MCDONOUGH

October 25, 2019, 6:00pm

Uno Lady, Emerging Performance Artist

November 6, 2019, 5:30pm

Part of the MUSE series featuring innovative expressions of contemporary culture.

Open Projector Night

November 13, 2019, 5:30pm

Open Projector is an open mic style event featuring short film and video projects by regional artists that run the gamut of styles and themes.

WORLD PREMIERES BY DANA SCHOOL OF MUSIC STUDENT COMPOSERS

November 14, 2019, 7:30pm

FALL GRADUATING BFA EXHIBITION

November 22 – December 14, 2019
Public Reception, Friday, November 22, 5-7pm

An exhibition of work by students graduating in the fall semester from the Department of Art at YSU.

MFA FIRST YEAR AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECT EXHIBITION

November 22 – December 14, 2019
Public Reception, Friday, November 22, 5-7pm

Exhibition features individual and collaborative works by first and second year students in the Department of Art’s MFA Interdisciplinary Visual Arts program.

DANA FACULTY CHAMBER MUSIC FEATURING GUEST COMPOSER FORREST PIERCE

December 2, 2019, 5pm

Part of the MUSE series featuring innovative expressions of contemporary culture.

JARED LISCINSKY VOICE RECITAL- DANA AT THE MCDONOUGH

Friday, December 6, 6:30pm

KEN RINALDO
SCATTER SURGE

January 24 – March 7, 2020

Public Reception Friday, January 24, 5-7pm

Scatter Surge consists of two art series by internationally recognized Columbus artist, Ken Rinaldo. The Seed Series are post nature portraits of phantasmagorical seeds; imagined manipulations with CrisprCas9 targeted gene splicing. The worldwide premiere of the Microbiome portrait sculptures investigates primordial earth, pluripotent stem cells, bacteria, and our human microbiomes. The microbiome portraits will be collected and grown, for all those entering the exhibition at the Museum.

KRISTINA PAABUS
SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN

January 24 – March 7, 2020

Public Reception Friday, January 24, 5-7pm

An exhibit of drawings and sculptures by acclaimed Cleveland artist, Kristina Paabus. Her work examines the systems that we use to control our surroundings – as well as the structures that try to control us. Through abstraction and metaphor Paabus investigates the operations, fractures, and perceptions of these strategies to uncover the underlying common codes of our shared experiences.

KIMBERLY CHAPMAN
hush.

January 24 – March 7, 2020

Public Reception Friday, January 24, 5-7pm

Ohio artist, Kimberly Chapman, is our 2020 Emerging Visual Artist. She produces porcelain sculptures that balance the beautiful and the macabre. The artwork calls upon past experiences as well as emotionally charged sociopolitical issues for their content. As part of the Scribe literary collaborative, this exhibition will be accompanied by over 100 journals created by YSU students. The booklets will contain written and visual art inspired by themes presented in the artist’s work.

RED PRESS COLLABORATIVE
DECENNIAL CELEBRATION

January 24 – March 7, 2020

Public Reception Friday, January 24, 5-7pm

A suite of prints from Red Press Collaborative celebrating their 10th Anniversary. The Red Press Collaborative is a program designed to promote Fine Art Printmaking at Youngstown State University and within the Mahoning Valley. It fosters relationships between professional artists and students, while utilizing the most contemporary and comprehensive printmaking concepts and techniques available.

FLUTE AND PIANO DUO IN CONCERT: KATHRYN THOMAS UMBLE AND ANTHONY RUGGIERO

January 25, 2020, 7:00pm

An exciting evening recital featuring Kathryn Thomas Umble, flute and Anthony Ruggiero, piano, performing new compositions by Andrew Mead and Valerie Coleman, with works by Widor, Bartok, and Liebermann. Part of the MUSE series featuring innovative expressions of contemporary culture.

KRISTINA PAABUS, ARTIST LECTURE

Thursday, January 30, 5:10pm

KEN RINALDO, ARTIST LECTURE

Monday, February 3, 5:10pm

SPENCER NORMAN, DEPARTMENT OF ART LECTURE SERIES

Wednesday, February 12, 5:10pm

STEVE GURYSH, DEPARTMENT OF ART LECTURE SERIES

Monday, February 24, 5:10pm

KIMBERLY CHAPMAN, GALLERY TALK

Wednesday, March 4, 5:10pm

THE FOREIGNER'S HOME

Thursday, March 19, 6pm

"The Foreigner's Home" is a feature-length documentary film that explores the vision and work of Toni Morrison through “The Foreigner’s Home,” the 2006 exhibition she guest-curated at the Louvre. Filmmakers Rian Brown and Geoff Pingree will speak that evening.

MURRAY ROBERTSON, DEPARTMENT OF ART LECTURE SERIES

Tuesday, March 24, 5:10pm

84TH ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART & DESIGN EXHIBITION

March 27 – April 10, 2020

Public Reception Friday, March 27, 5-7pm

The annual juried exhibition of work by students currently enrolled in the Department of Art at YSU.

LIT YOUNGSTOWN EKPHRASTIC POETRY WORKSHOP

Saturday, March 28, 10am-12pm

Ekphrasis is one art made from another; for example, a poem inspired by a painting or ballet, or a sculpture inspired by a novel or film. Join Lit Youngstown for a workshop on writing inspired by artwork in the McDonough Museum galleries. Part of the Scribe literary collaborative

LEONARDO VAZQUEZ, DEPARTMENT OF ART LECTURE SERIES

Tuesday, March 31, 5:10pm

WORLD PREMIERES BY DANA SCHOOL OF MUSIC STUDENT COMPOSERS - DANA AT THE MCDONOUGH

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30pm

LIT YOUNGSTOWN EKPHRASTIC POETRY WORKSHOP

Thursday, April 2, 5:30-7pm

Ekphrasis is one art made from another; for example, a poem inspired by a painting or ballet, or a sculpture inspired by a novel or film. Join Lit Youngstown for a workshop on writing inspired by artwork in the McDonough Museum galleries. Part of the Scribe literary collaborative.

OPEN PROJECTOR NIGHT

Tuesday, April 7, 5:30pm

Open mic style event featuring regional video work.

LIT YOUNGSTOWN EKPHRASTIC POETRY READING

Thursday, April 9, 6-7pm

Ekphrasis is one art made from another; for example, a poem inspired by a painting or ballet, or a sculpture inspired by a novel or film. Join Lit Youngstown writers for an evening of writing inspired by the work of YSU Department of Art students from the 84th Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition. Part of the Scribe literary collaborative.

JACKIE SUMELL, DEPARTMENT OF ART LECTURE SERIES

Wednesday, April 15, 5:10pm

EKMELES
SEEDS OF SKIES ALIBIS

Tuesday, April 21, 7:30pm

McDonough galleries

Ekmeles, praised for their “extraordinary sense of pitch” (NY Times), is a vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and rarely-heard works and gems of the historical avant garde. Described by The New Yorker as a “brilliant young ensemble ... defining a fresh and virtuosic American sound,” Ekmeles presents Marc Sabat’s Seeds of Skies Alibis, an oratorio for six voices and electronics. The work takes as its text an original libretto by Berlin-based poet Uljana Wolf, based on Ovid. The poet writes a multi-lingual hash of polyphonic lines split between the six singers which echo the sound and sense of the classical Latin original. Sabat’s microtonal harmonies ring out, supported by an electronic tambura, moving meditatively through spirals of hallucinatory harmony. Part of the MUSE series featuring innovative expressions of contemporary culture.

SPRING GRADUATING BFA EXHIBITION

April 24 – May 9, 2020

Opening reception Friday, April 24, 5-7pm

An exhibition of work by students graduating in the spring semester from the

Department of Art at YSU.

MFA THESIS EXHIBITION:

VENISE ABELL’S BLACK STILL

April 24 – May 9, 2020

Opening reception Friday, April 24, 5-7pm

Featuring works by students graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts.