Student-designed billboard recognizes mural project with JJC

This billboard was designed by students in Youngstown State University's Art and Design programs.A billboard designed by students in Youngstown State University’s art and design program is on display along the Madison Avenue Expressway in Youngstown to celebrate a new art partnership.

YSU’s Department of Art, the YSU McDonough Museum of Art and the Juvenile Justice Center of Mahoning County collaborated for the project titled, “Community Conscience: A Mural Project.” The project was funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council.

Undergraduate students in YSU’s art and design program designed four murals that are currently on display at the JJC in Youngstown. The murals depict themes of community, social justice, respect for the rights of individuals and the institutions that protect those rights.

The billboard depicts one of the murals. One of the murals will also be displayed on the façade of the McDonough Museum on Wick Avenue during the YSU Summer Festival of the Arts July 7 and 8.

The project was led by the McDonough, JJC Judge Theresa Dellick and Michelle Nelson, professor of Graphic Design.