Artist comes to Youngstown for workshop, lecture and show

Guest artist Justin Coleman, who uses the name JSTN CLMN professionally, will exhibit his work at Youngstown State University for African American History Month.

JSTN CLMN is a contemporary artist and arts educator whose focus is an interdisciplinary approach to studio practice that employs art theory, the materiality within the history of craft and their relationship to the modern modes of production and culture as a means to develop a vernacular for the understanding of everyday objects and contemporary art.

He is an assistant professor of studio art at Denison University and a practicing artist working in sculpture and ceramics. He received his bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island School of Design in 2005 and his master’s degree from the University of Delaware in 2017.

His work has been shown in galleries and exhibitions, including the Occupy Museums “Debtfair” show at the 2017 Whitney Biennial. He most recently created an installation for the 2018 Brickscape Residency and is the recipient of a 2018 individual artist grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Coleman will present a workshops in the ceramics area in Bliss Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, followed by a lecture at 5:10 p.m. Monday at the McDonough Museum of Art, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown.

His work will be on display at Bliss Hall’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery from Monday until March 1, and a reception is scheduled from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Monday.

All of the events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 330-941-2307.

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