New exhibit features student mural concepts

Mural concept by Mia Mondora.

Mural posters created by students in YSU’s Department of Visual & Dramatic Arts are featured in a new exhibit in Bliss Hall’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery, April 11 through April 22. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 

The exhibit includes design ideas for mural projects by the following students: Gina Cooper, Lindsay DeLullo, Brian Hill, Rachel Hritz, Naihomy Lebron, Jayme McKay, Matthew Miller, Mia Mondora, Patrick Savage, McKenna Simms, Verena Bo Gyeong Son, Kira walker, Holly Yarab, Alexandra Chrismar, Tina Kalenits, Mya Kasten, Morgan Lay, Lauren Linger, Chloe Miklos, Elaine Ngo, Rose Sulerach Rivera and Hannah Roberts. 

“The main objective of the exhibition is to share the exciting range of students' ideas for public art that can play a crucial role in visually transforming and enriching the city of Youngstown,” said in Professor Dragana Crnjak, who teaches Mural and Site-Specific Painting classes.

Crnjak cited the collaboration of Lit Youngstown, downtown businesses and the Raymond John Wean Foundation for supporting the successful Andrews Avenue Memory Mural, transforming the neglected wall space along Andrews Avenue into a dynamic visual corridor.