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‘Surface’ exhibition runs through Friday at YSU’s Bliss Hall

The exhibit will feature paintings installed on one wall, visible only through the glass doors of the gallery to create a safe viewing area for patrons.
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A piece by Emily Stonestreet of McDonald is among the artwork in “Surface,” a one-wall exhibition in Bliss Hall’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery on the campus of Youngstown State University. (Photo courtesy of YSU)

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University’s Department of Art is presenting “Surface,” a one-wall exhibition in Bliss Hall’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery, through Friday (Oct. 30). 

The Judith Rae Solomon Gallery is located on the street level of Bliss Hall and is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are required in all areas of Bliss Hall.

The exhibit will feature paintings installed on one wall, visible only through the glass doors of the gallery to create a safe viewing area for patrons.

“We are eager to continue to showcase artwork to the community working within restrictions due to COVID-19,” Joy Christiansen Erb, chair of the Department of Art, said in a news release. “By having a series of one-wall exhibitions, we can utilize the beautiful Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in a new way. This allows patrons to safely view art exhibitions through the glass doors of the gallery.”

The exhibition features a selection of paintings from the project “Surface” in professor Dragana Crnjak’s Introduction to Painting class. Art students are introduced to different painting methodologies with two main objectives: to explore a variety of tools and surface qualities in painting and to examine the ways that surface handling affects the subject matter and development of content in painting.

Students whose work is displayed are Emily Stonestreet, Interdisciplinary Studio, junior, McDonald; Naihomy Lebron, Interdisciplinary Studio, junior, Youngstown; Derrick Brubacher, Sculpture, junior, Boardman; Dylan Hawk, Digital Media, junior, Pittsburgh; Elijah Duponty, Photography, senior, Youngstown; Nicholas Helco, Digital Media, sophomore, McDonald; Natalie Walk, Graphic Design, junior, Warren; Basha Guthrie, Graphic Design, junior, Miami, Fla.; and Rose Williams, Graphic Design, junior, Farrell, Pa.

For more information, call the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-727-7514.




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