YSU's McDonough Museum opens five new exhibits

McDonough exhibitYoungstown State University’s McDonough Museum opens five new exhibits on Friday, Dec. 3, including annual shows featuring student artwork.

An opening reception for the exhibits will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, and the works will remain on view through Dec. 18.

The museum at 525 Wick Ave. is free and open to the public and is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Face coverings are required. 

  • The Fall Graduating BFA Exhibition celebrates the work of five students in the areas of photography, graphic+interactive design and interdisciplinary studio art. Student participants: Micheline Cleaves, Emily Fetsko, Anna Pugh, Bailee Rinestine and Holly Yarab.
  • The MFA Collaborative Project Exhibition features work from MFA candidate Katherine Williamson and projects by BFA students Emily R. Eastlick and Lindsay N. DeLullo. YSU’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts requires students to examine and integrate the methods, theory, skills and insights from two or more traditional or non-traditional visual arts with non-art coursework. 
  • "Talking with Mascots" includes work by Francesca Baldarelli, Alex Ferrante, Jeremiah Ibarra and Rachel Sanders. “This show speaks to time, life, and consumption; the sensations and images of our in-betweenness, and how we might form our remnants into relational masses.”
  • "creating (a) space" features new work by YSU Associate Professor Missy McCormick, whose current research focuses on domestic objects that have been common in homes for centuries and carry out specific functions in daily life. In "creating (a) space," the objects are examined and reimagined through a loose sense of Scandinavian and mid-century modern design, paired down with a focus on the practical, architectural, and essential elements. 
  • The Animation Hotline Shorts Exhibition features work by Dustin Grella, an animation artist who works in the pastel on slate technique also known as chalkboard animation. Animation Hotline is “an ongoing series of short animations allowing anonymous callers to leave voicemail messages that are then animated.” His Dusty Studios work has produced internationally award winning work and been screened at Cannes and the Sundance Film Festivals, the Museum of Modern Art and the New York Times. Grella currently teaches at Queens College in New York.