YSU gallery hosts mail art show

The second High School Mail Art Show is on display at Youngstown State University’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery.

Mail art is an artistic movement focused on sending small-scale works through the postal service. It was developed in the 1950s as a means for artists to connect with other artists. It is a way to share their work in an alternative network from the traditional art market.

High school juniors and seniors from school districts in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania were invited to create an image sized so it could go through the mail as a postcard. About 150 pieces in a variety of media and themes were entered from 16 school districts and will be juried by YSU art professors Claudia Berlinski and Christine McCullough.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places as well as honorable mention.

Winners will be announced at a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the gallery, located in Bliss Hall. The work will remain on display through Nov. 21, and the gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Admission to the reception and exhibition is free. For more information, call 330-941-2307.