Exhibitions & Events Schedule

EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS SCHEDULE 2019-20

 

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.

Juried Student Annual Press*

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

AMBER FORD AND ANTWOINE WASHINGTON, ARTIST LECTURES

Wednesday, February 5, 5pm

SARAH HETRICK RECITAL/MASTERCLASS –DANA AT THE MCDONOUGH

Thursday, February 6, 4pm

SPENCER NORMAN, DEPARTMENT OF ART LECTURE SERIES

Wednesday, February 12, 5:10pm

KIMBERLY CHAPMAN, GALLERY TALK

Wednesday, March 4, 5:10pm

MAXWELL FRANKO'S COMPOSITION SHOWCASE- DANA AT THE MCDONOUGH (CANCELED)

Wednesday, March 18, 6pm

THE FOREIGNER'S HOME (CANCELED)

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.

STEVE GURYSH, DEPARTMENT OF ART LECTURE SERIES (Canceled)

Monday, March 23, 5:10pm

MURRAY ROBERTSON, DEPARTMENT OF ART LECTURE SERIES (Canceled)

 

84TH ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART & DESIGN EXHIBITION (CANCELED)

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 (CANCELED)

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 (CANCELED)

Tuesday, March 31, 5:10pm

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

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30pm

LIT YOUNGSTOWN EKPHRASTIC POETRY WORKSHOP (CANCELED)

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 (canceled)

Tuesday, April 7, 5:30pm

Open mic style event featuring regional video work.

LIT YOUNGSTOWN EKPHRASTIC POETRY READING (CANCELED)

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 (Canceled)

Wednesday, April 15, 5:10pm

EKMELES
SEEDS OF SKIES ALIBIS (Canceled)

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 (Canceled)

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 (CAnceled)

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.