Upcoming Exhibits in the Solomon Gallery

By Mary Van Jura

From student to celebrity artwork, ceramics, photographs and more, the Solomon Gallery has a busy upcoming exhibit schedule.

The Foundations Student Work Exhibition is currently up for observing in the gallery. The exhibition will be available to view until Thursday, Sept. 3.

Claudia Berlinski is an assistant professor at Youngstown State University and is the Solomon Gallery coordinator.

“It’s the best freshman level artwork from spring semester as well as portfolios that freshmen compose for passing grades,” Berlinski said.

Starting Sept. 7 through Oct. 2, there will be a showcase of Mexican artist and printmaker Humberto Saenz’s “Red Press Collective.” For this exhibit, printmaking students have the chance to learn from and work with the Saenz.

After the printmaking exhibit, there will be a drawing exhibition by San Diego artist Lisa Hutton held Monday, Oct. 5 through Oct. 28.

“We have a special one-night exhibition that was requested by one of our communications students coming up as well,” Berlinski said.

That student is Brittney Lee, and she will be curating an event called “After Dark Arts: Masquerade of a Red Death” on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. This event is placed before Halloween and is described as darker twists on beautifully crafted mix-media.

Missy McCormick, a ceramics professor in the YSU art department, is helping to host an exhibit for the gallery featuring her students’ creations. The students’ ceramics will be on display from Nov. 2 to Nov. 13.

Julia Galloway, potter and director of the school of art at the University of Montana, will lead a guest artist workshop and lecture on Sept. 28.

The workshop will be at the ceramics intro studio, room 1059, in Bliss Hall from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. McCormick hopes to have a decent turn out of students to be involved in the workshop.

Junior Portfolio Reviews will be available to view in the Solomon Gallery from Nov. 16 through Dec. 3.

“Usually two to four juniors work together in groups to complete artwork to display,” Berlinski said.

The last exhibit of the semester will be Dec. 7 through the 10th. It will be a benefit art sale hosted by the Student Art Association and the McDonough Museum. All proceeds of the sale will be put toward an art scholarship at YSU.

The Solomon Gallery is on the second floor of Bliss Hall, by the street side entrance of the building.