McDonough hosts printmaking exhibit

January 18, 2013  |  
Encircled

Encircled by Peter Van Ael is one of the pieces featured in the 2013 Mid America Print Council Juried Exhibition at the McDonough Museum of Art Jan. 24 through March 15.

The 2013 Mid America Print Council Juried Exhibition will be on display at the McDonough Museum of Art at Youngstown State University Jan. 24 through March 15.

An opening reception will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. The reception is free and open to the public. At 5:30 p.m., prior to the reception, Anita Jung, the juror for the exhibition, will present a lecture at the museum.

The Mid America Print Council is an educational organization whose goal is to promote awareness and appreciation of the art of making original prints, books, hand made paper, and drawings. The MAPC serves as a resource to educational and non-profit organizations, universities and the public at large, providing for the exchange of technical and critical information on the art of printmaking. The exhibition of 89 artworks includes a variety of printmaking techniques and artists from across the country.

Jung is a professor of Printmaking at the University of Iowa. She is an artist who uses print as the primary media for her works of art, which have been exhibited both throughout the United States and internationally. Jung earned a bachelor of fine arts at Arizona State University and an master of fine art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2012, in recognition of her outstanding professional service and leadership within the fine art printmaking profession, Jung was named an honorary member of the Council by Southeastern Graphics Council International.

The museum, located at 525 Wick Ave., is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call 330-941-1400 or visit www.mcdonoughmuseum.ysu.edu.