YOUNGSTOWN — The John J. McDonough Museum of Art on the campus of Youngstown State University is offering various ways to view the Spring 2020 Graduating BFA Virtual Exhibition.
At 5 p.m. today (April 24), there will be a sneak preview of the exhibition on the McDonough Museum Facebook page. The work of students graduating from the Department of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree also will be highlighted in a digital catalog that will be available to view in May from a link on the McDonough website and via a digital exhibition of featured works hosted on Instagram.
The Spring 2020 Graduating BFA Virtual Exhibition celebrates the work of 21 students in the areas of digital media, photography, graphic and interactive design and interdisciplinary studio. Students participating in the exhibition include, Lama Alzahrani, Kristen Best, Michaela Best, Jalen Bosker, Jennifer Carlson, James Clark, Angela Cozart, Emily Combs, Daniel Dennison, Michelle Gabriel, Kristie Gearhart, Shannon Henrich, Caroline Lacusky, Ryan Lantz, Matthew Luonuansuu, Patrick Potter, Abbey Scoville, Sean Staser, Collin Temnick, Manolo Villatoro Padilla and Evan Von Thaer.
Master of Fine Arts candidate Venise Abell also will share a selection of her recent artwork on Instagram.
Abell’s MFA thesis exhibition, Black Still, will take place in September in the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall. Her art focuses on narratives taken from life experiences in regard to family and community issues relating to race. Abell’s work has centered on her family’s experiences working in the steel industry in Youngstown, racial stereotypes in higher education and the destruction of African American communities through redlining, riots and lynching.