Print show opens at McDonough

The 2013 Mid America Print Council Juried Exhibition opens today at the McDonough Museum of Art.

The Mid America Print Council is an educational organization whose goal is to promote awareness and appreciation of the art of making original prints, books, hand made paper and drawings. The MAPC serves as a resource to educational and non-profit organizations, universities and the public at large, providing for the exchange of technical and critical information on the art of printmaking.

The exhibition of 89 artworks includes a variety of printmaking techniques and artists from across the country. The juror for the exhibition this year is Anita Jung, a professor of printmaking at the University of Iowa. She is an artist who uses print as the primary media for her work, which has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally.

She has a BFA from Arizona State University and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2012 in recognition of her outstanding professional service and leadership within the fine art printmaking profession, she was named an Honorary Member of the Council by Southeastern Graphics Council International.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

The work will be on display through March 15 at the McDonough, 411 Wick Ave., Youngstown. An opening reception is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. today, and admission is free. Jung will give a lecture on the show at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 330-941-1400.