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MANSFIELD — On Wednesday, March 2, 2022 a symposium (a community discussion) about Monsters will take place at the The Ohio State University at Mansfield in Founders Auditorium from 7 until 9 pm.

The symposium will cover the Monster — the myth, social aspects, and in media (comics, film, literature) in collaboration with The Ohio State University, and the community (NECIC, and Richland County Public library) Dr. Stephan Joyce, Dr. Phil Mazzocco, muralist and psychologist Mr. Brent Billingly, and Pastor Aaron Williams Jr. of Mattox Memorial Temple.

Each presenter has a 7- to 12-minute presentation about monsters in their field of study, their life or work. After that they take questions from the audience.

Ms. Mary Frankenfield deputy director of Mansfield/ Richland County Library and Ms. Andrea Wittmer, head Librarian of The Bromfield Library at Ohio State will MC the event. This is a free event and open to all students and community members.

Masks will be required to be worn during the event as per all on campus public events, we look forward to seeing you and creating a better community through honest conversation.

Additional information can be found atĀ www.mansfieldohio.art.

The Field of Monster project’s main purpose is the creation of art derived from the monsters that exist in Richland Count (be it psychologically or physiologically) and create conversations within the community.

This is a project of the Richland County Development Group Art Sector, The Mansfield Richland County Library, Ohio State University at Mansfield, The Mansfield Playhouse, Phoenix Brewing Works, Two Cousins Pizza Richland Source and other community partners.

This is a multifaceted project and open to all ages.

First, everyone has monsters, but how we deal with them is what matters. In the paintings that are a part of the landscape but there is so much more that can be drawn from our monsters.

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