McDonough hosts print sale
The McDonough Museum of Art will have a print sale Saturday in conjunction with its “In Memoriam” exhibition.
Prints will be available by Jack Carlton and Michael J. Walusis, two of the three artists featured in an exhibition celebrating the work of three deceased professors who were members Youngstown State University’s arts department. Al Bright is the third artist / professor featured in the exhibition, which closes Saturday.
Carlton’s work is a complex blend of his experiences and creativity. Carlton spent time living and working in Morocco, Maine, Boston and New York and eventually settled in Ohio. For several years he shared his knowledge and artistic abilities with students at Youngstown State University, where he primarily taught printmaking.
Over his long career as an artist, he became skilled in a wide range of media, from painting and mixed media to sculpture and artist books. He was also the curator and coordinator of the Downtown Murals Project: Museum Without Walls, which placed more 50 murals on Youngstown buildings using images from local museums.
Walusis taught printmaking, drawing and design at Youngstown State University for 40 years, influencing and inspiring many students in his time as a professor. He also served as chair of the art department from 1986 to 1991. The McDonough Museum of Art was built during his tenure.
Even during his time as an instructor, Walusis pursued his work as an artist. The printmaking on display shows his ability to use multiple techniques and demonstrates his range from realistic to abstract and also his many artistic influences.
The sale runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the McDonough, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown, and all sale are cash or check only. For more information, call 330-941-1400.