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YSU Department of Art Presents Second Annual High School Mail Art Show

The YSU Department of Art announces the second annual High School Mail Art Show opening October 29 through November 21 in the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall. Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

An opening reception and award ceremony will be held in the Gallery space on Thursday, November 8, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Mail art is an artistic movement focused on sending small scale works through the postal service. It was developed in the 1950’s as a means for artists to connect with other artists. It is a way to share their work in an alternative network from the traditional art market, although, it is quite common now to see exhibitions of mail art in gallery spaces.


High school juniors and seniors from school districts in NE Ohio & Western PA were invited to create an image on a size and thickness of paper that can go through the mail as a postcard. One hundred fifty pieces of artwork from 16 school districts in Ohio and Pennsylvania in a variety of media and themes were entered, and will be juried by Department of Art professors Claudia Berlinski and Christine McCullough.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place as well as honorable mention, and will be presented at the public reception.

Parking is available in the M30 Wick Avenue parking deck for a nominal fee. More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307.

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