Envision a creative future

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 and passions as artists and designers. Our program is designed with a focus on you and your future. Building a strong foundation is key. Faculty work with you personally as you progress through the program to help you translate your goals into reality. This personalized college experience helps you develop your niche and position yourself for the countless opportunities in today’s creative industries after graduation.

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VISUAL ARTS LECTURE SERIES

RICK REPASKY – (McDonough Museum of Art) – Wednesday, April 6, 5:10pm

KY ANDERSON – (virtual) – Tuesday, April 12, noon
Ky Anderson: “My work falls somewhere between abstraction, formalism and narrative painting. I see the content and story when I look at my work, but shape and color are equally important, along with approaching material with material. This combination is my language, and with that I paint the visible and invisible connections between the weights, pulls and supports of the sculptural and symbolic landscape around us. Each painting is an exploration into the endless possibilities of shape, line and color. Layered paint covers past moves and thin paint reveals the history of my process, creating a depth like seeing the clouds when looking through the leaves of trees.”

 Ky Anderson was born and raised in Kansas City, MO and received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1995. Anderson lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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BEECHER ART&&TECHNOLOGY LECTURE SERIES

 SCOTT TURRI – (McDonough Museum of Art) – Tuesday, April 12, 3:30pm
Hailing from suburban Philadelphia, where he spent his formative years, Turri now calls Pittsburgh home and has become enmeshed in its regional art community. He has had a broad range of artistic experiences: as a self-taught drummer playing in punk rock, to an improvising percussionist in a performance art band, writing for New Art Examiner, BOMB, and Afterimage magazines, to currently concentrating primarily on painting and experimental animation. He is represented by James Gallery.

 BECAUSE WE FOCUS ON YOU

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.

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