Graduating art students exhibit work at McDonough Museum

Marisa Rothbauer self portrait from the 2017 graduating senior art show
Marisa Rothbauer self portrait from the 2017 Spring Graduating BFA Exhibition.
The works of Youngstown State University students achieving completion of the bachelor of Fine Arts degree are featured in the Spring Graduating BFA Exhibition opening Friday, April 21, in the McDonough Museum of Art on campus.

An opening reception is set for 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit remains on view in the museum’s galleries through May 5.

The show features the work of 29 students in the areas of graphic + interactive design, photography, digital media and 3D studies. Students participating in the exhibition are Melina Bairamis, Meg Bell, Shannon Black, Jamie Bogdan, Deanna Cameneti, Mara Clark, Madelyn DeCesare, Tiffany Fiedler, Anne Flood, Kerrianne M. Ghinda, Michael Hardy, Abigayle Jones, Andrew Karmecy, Sierra Leveto, Amanda Miller, Whitney Miller, Michelle Nagel, Stephanie Nussle, Mariah Peek, Alex James Ploskodniak, Victoria A. Riley, Marisa Rothbauer, Tiffany Marie Simone, Rebecca Stafford, Mackenzie Sturtz, William Sutak, Alexzandria Traficant, Stacy Tucker and Alexa Zackasee.

The students work closely with nationally- and internationally-known faculty in the YSU Department of Art who are engaged in a broad range of art and design practices.

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