Youngstown State University’s Art Department Visiting Artist Committee will host two free lectures April 19. Parking is available in the M1 deck on Wick Avenue for a nominal fee. The lectures are free and open to the public.
- Thursday, April 19, 4 p.m., McDonough Museum of Art. Laurie Palmer’s interdisciplinary practice includes sculptural and public art projects, writing and collaboration with the artists’ collective Haha, with whom she has worked for 12 years. She has exhibited both individual and collaborative work in the United States and in Europe, recently completing a text-based public art commission in Linz, Austria, investigating the linked histories of countries along the Danube through fictional excerpts. She has written about art for 15 years, publishing in frieze, Artforum, and other journals, and publishing essays in catalogs. She has taught sculpture, contemporary theory, and art writing at University of California Santa Barbara, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Illinois Chicago and the University of Chicago, and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is currently assistant professor in Sculpture.
- Thursday, April 19, 5 p.m., Bliss Hall Gallery. Emily Moorhead lives and
works in Ohio. In 2010, she received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis. She has had an artist residency at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Va., and has been featured in many exhibition catalogs from Miami University and Washington University as well as in the Art Libraries Society of North America magazine for an installation in the Wertz Art and Architecture Library of Oxford, Ohio. She is currently a visiting art instructor at Capital University and the Gallery Director for ROY G BIV emerging artist gallery in Columbus. Upcoming exhibitions include solo shows at Fabricate in Cincinnati and the University City Library in St. Louis.