Free art lectures/workshops set for McDonough Museum

Hrafnhildur Arnardottir

Icelandic musician Bjork is shown wearing one of the art pieces created by Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, also known as Shoppy. She is among the artists included in a lecture series in April.

Youngstown State University’s Department of Art and the Beecher Center for Art and Technology presents four free art lectures/workshops in April:

  • Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 p.m., McDonough Museum of Art, Lecture Hall, Jodi Morrison. Morrison will talk about her project Fleeting Pages, a four-week-long “pop-up” bookstore that stocks works by local writers and books from small, independent publishers across the country instead of mainstream bestsellers.  
  • Tuesday, April 9, 12:30 p.m., McDonough Museum of Art, Jason Martin. The Power Animal Systems project is a self-described “species-queer performance ensemble, video project and photographic series based on illustrations of trans-dimensional beings that visited Martin in visions and dreams, which he kept secret for years until finally integrating this subject matter into his art”.
  • Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 p.m., McDonough Museum of Art, Lecture Hall, Hrafnhildur Arnardottir (aka “Shoppy”). Shoplifter is an artist from Iceland whose work has been shown and published all over the world, including MoMA’s The Modern, the Nordic Fashion Biennial, and has won the Nordic Award in Textiles. Her body of work as a whole exists in the gray area between visual art, performance, and design.
  • Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 p.m., McDonough Museum of Art, Lecture Hall, Caroline Savery. Savery is a consultant, teacher, and facilitator on topics of co-operative business, sustainability, and group decision-making. She is based in Pittsburgh and a Cooperative Business Development Practitioner with the Keystone Development Center. She will talk about how to start/set-up small worker-owned comparatives, focusing on small tech, design and artist cooperatives.

The lectures are open to the public. Parking is available for a nominal fee at the Wick Avenue deck. For more information, call 330-941-3627.