Student Art and Design Exhibition opens this week at McDonough

mcdonough exhibitThe 79th Annual Juried Youngstown State University Student Art and Design Exhibition opens Friday, March 27 in YSU’s McDonough Museum of Art on Wick Avenue in Youngstown.

An opening reception is set for 6 to 8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m.

The exhibit sponsored by the Student Art Association features works by students enrolled in the Department of Art at YSU. The exhibition continues through April 10.

The juror for the exhibit is William Busta, director of the William Busta Gallery, a gallery representing contemporary artists in northeast Ohio. He opened his first gallery in Cleveland in Little Italy in 1989. After closing that space in the 1990s, Busta reopened with a gallery on Detroit Avenue in what is now the Gordon Square Arts District. Currently his gallery is on Prospect Avenue, just east of the Cleveland State University.

The McDonough Museum of Art is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information, call 330-941-1400 or visit