We are honored this year to have William Mullane, an artist, educator, administrator, and civic leader, as our juror for Flow the 2023 Alumni Exhibition at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art. His collaborative and creative leadership has shaped a myriad of arts and culture organizations and initiatives throughout the Mahoning Valley. A champion for the arts, community, and the inseverable connection between the two, Mullane currently serves as gallery director and board president for Trumbull Art Gallery, and the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to his work as an artist and gallery director, he is completing his 44th year as a public-school teacher and administrator.
Flow the 2023 Alumni Exhibition honors Department of Art graduates and celebrates over seventy years of arts education in the Cliffe College of Creative Arts at Youngstown State University. This special reunion of alumni work reflects the diversity of the Department of Art and exemplifies the deeply-rooted and far-reaching creative spirit of YSU. The exhibition features art in a variety of media by alumni from across the country. Of the 100 plus works entered, 80 pieces by 69 alumni artists were accepted. Participating alumni include professional artists, art educators, and representatives from a broad range of fields who have benefited from the creative problem solving and critical thinking skills engendered by their studio art education.