Thursday, November 2, 2017
The Youngstown State University art department’s inaugural High School Mail Art Show is on display through Nov. 21 in the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A public
reception will take place in the gallery from 5 to 6:30 p.m. next Thursday. Mail art is an artistic movement focused on sending small scale works through the postal service. It was developed in the 1950s as a means for artists to connect with other artists. High-school juniors and seniors from more than 50 school districts in the region were invited to create an image on a size and thickness of paper that can go through the mail as a postcard. More than 100 pieces were received and will be juried by YSU professors Claudia Berlinski and Christine McCullough. Pictured above is “Warm vs. Cold” by Southern Local High School student Erin Boyle.