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Expand your creative capabilities
Engage with creative individuals
Evolve as a creative artist
Discover your potential and prepare for your creative future
at Youngstown State University.
YSU’s Department of Art in the College of Creative Arts and Communication recognizes that each student is unique with individual talents, goals
VIRTUAL ART LECTURE SERIES
Monday, April 12 • 5:30 PM
Chris Sickels grew up on a small family farm where working hard was the only option and things had to be fixed with what was on hand. Now he creates 3D illustration and stop-motion animation with what is at arms-reach in his studio. Sickels’ illustrations and animations have been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, and HOW. The stop-motion animated films have screened at various festivals including Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival.
Monday, April 19 • 1:00 PM
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Robyn O’Neil was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1977, and currently lives in Washington State. She mainly makes drawings. Her work was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, an Artadia grant, and the Hunting Prize. O’Neil has had several traveling solo museum exhibitions in the United States, and her work is included in over fifty noted museums throughout the world.
Thursday, April 22 • 9:00 AM
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Winnie Soon is an artist-researcher interested in queering the intersections of technical and artistic practices as a critical/feminist/queer praxis, with works appearing in museums, galleries, festivals, distributed networks, papers and books. Researching in the areas of software studies and computational practices, she/they is currently based in Denmark and working as Associate Professor at Aarhus University.
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Education in the arts is paradoxical. Art making and the study of art require skills training as well as perceptual awareness. Participation in the process is the primary means of education. Students and faculty alike are immersed in the quest for knowledge and creative self-realization, whether it is in the form of computer graphics, printmaking or the study of art from the past.
The Higher Learning Commission accredits Youngstown State University in an accreditation that includes all undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), an organization whose membership includes 250 schools out of approximately 2,000 art departments nationally, accredits the Department of Art.