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McDonough hosts 2 shows

Annual juried exhibition features students and over 20 regional artists

Two exhibitions open Friday at the McDonough Museum of Art.

The 84th annual Juried Student Art and Design Exhibition is yearly tradition featuring works by students enrolled in the Youngstown State University art department.

Local businesses and individuals support the exhibition by contributing cash awards and gift certificates. Award categories include ceramics, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, digital media and graphic and interactive design.

The juror for the show is Anderson Turner, who is director of the School of Art Collection and Galleries for the Kent State University and has been art critic for the Akron Beacon Journal since 2014. He has a bachelor’s degree in sculpture from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in ceramic art from Kent State.

Turner has served as a technical editor for the American Ceramic Society and the publications director for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. He has edited and compiled numerous books as well scholarly journals about ceramic arts. He continues to make and show artwork and maintains a studio at his home in Akron.

Also opening Friday is “Ellipsis,” a group show by the Bliss Kids Collective, a unique coalition of artists participating in exhibition-driven challenges, each of which vary in criteria and subject the artists to parameters they might not have considered otherwise.

The show will feature more than 20 regional artists faced with the challenge to exhibit three pieces of artwork in a series.

Both shows will be on display through Feb. 5 at the McDonough, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, go to mcdonoughmuseum.ysu.edu or call 330-941-1400.

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