Graphic Voices lecture set for Wednesday afternoon

PrintNoted international artist Marlena Buczek Smith is the final speaker in the Graphic Voices: A Lecture Series on Poster Design and Creative Activism, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the McDonough Museum of Art on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture series is part of an exhibit at the McDonough titled “Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001-2012,” organized by Elizabeth Resnick and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. The exhibit runs through Nov. 8 and includes 120 posters with emphatic and visually compelling messages.

Buczek Smith, who moved to the United States from Poland in the early 1990s, has a body of work that includes posters, commercial graphic design and paintings. Her posters have been printed in various publications and have been exhibited globally, including in China, Germany and Russia.

The current exhibition at the McDonough includes three posters by Buczek Smith.

The Graphic Voices Lecture Series is sponsored by the Earle & Ida Cliffe Fund, in support of the College of Creative Arts and Communication, the Department of Art at YSU, the McDonough Museum of Art, AIGA Pittsburgh and YSU.

The museum at 525 Wick Avenue is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 11am to 4 p.m. For more information call 330-941-1400 or visit