The Beecher Center is an exciting facility
that provides opportunities for the creation, exhibition,
archiving and dissemination of technology-based art.
In a creative and balanced partnership with Youngstown
State University, the Beecher Center is an interactive
learning environment designed to enhance teaching and
research in new media. Both education and artistic
production are central to the purpose of the Beecher
Center and the Center promotes the collaboration between
art and technology.
Programming and exhibitions at the Center stress the
use of new media to enhance creativity and the learning
process through artistic exploration and experimentation
with new technological tools.
Integral components to the Center are gallery and on-line
exhibitions and a visiting artist program. The first
features artists from around the globe and the second
emphasizes those individuals who can enrich the learning
environment for students and faculty. Central to the
visiting artist program is the connection with K-12
institutions in a distance learning capacity. The visiting
artist program also benefits selected emerging artists
in their development and exposure.