World-traveled Artist to Speak at YSU

By Mary Van Jura

Internationally recognized artist Julia Galloway will conduct a lecture at Youngstown State University.

Galloway’s artist demonstration will be held on Monday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Ceramics Intro Studio in Bliss Hall, room 1059. Galloway will hold her guest lecture at 3 p.m. at the McDonough Museum of Art.

Galloway’s artwork can be found everywhere, from the United States, to Canada, to Asia. She has contributed to many prestigious collections, such as the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., the Long Beach Art Museum and The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Canada.

Though she was born in Boston, Galloway has traveled and studied all over the place. She went to graduate school in Colorado and also studied at New York State College of Art and Design, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and Massachusetts College of Arts.

College and education have had a presence in a majority of Galloway’s life and career. She currently teaches about pottery and ceramics at the University of Montana. At UM, Galloway acts as the director of the arts program.

Galloway said she has been at the University of Montana for six years, but she has been teaching since 1999.

Though the demonstrations and lecture are art-centric, Galloway said that anybody is welcome to attend.

“I will include techniques which are both basic and advanced so the students won’t be bored,” Galloway said.

Galloway said she is looking forward to her visit at YSU. She always enjoys meeting new people in different places that share the same passions as her.

Galloway will be demonstrating how to make cups, pictures and more out of clay. Galloway said that there will be something for everyone to learn and observe, whether they are interested in ceramics or not.