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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Mar 2, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Salvador Dali was one of the most iconic painters of the 20th century. His surrealist work was imaginative and striking. He had an eccentric manner that reflected his art and vice versa.

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Posted by Jenna Wasakoski, PCA&D '99 on Feb 28, 2015 9:40:00 AM

This post originally appeared August 21, 2014, as a column in the Shamokin News Item, by Jenna Wasakoski, PCA&D '99, who wrote it to encourage a young friend who was embarking on her own college experience. Jenna.is an assistant editor at The Shamokin News-Item. Jenna says, “My degree and what I learned at PCA&D was very valuable” Since graduating from PCA&D with a degree in communication arts, she has won two Keystone Press Awards, a contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, for page design. Her weekly column runs in various news publications throughout the state.

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Posted by David Hershey on Feb 24, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Each year, I remind families that before you put your taxes behind you for another year, you need to make sure you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – the FAFSA. The FAFSA is the application every college, including degree-granting art schools like Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, uses to determine what financial aid a student may be eligible for, including grants, scholarships, loans, and work study.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Feb 23, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Picasso's adult career can typically be broken into distinct periods: Blue Period (1901-1904). Rose Period (1905-1906), Cubism (1907-1921), Classical Period (1918-1927), and Surrealism (1927 onward).

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Posted by Jenna Wasakoski, PCA&D '99 on Feb 21, 2015 9:13:00 AM

This post originally appeared August 21, 2014, as a column in the Shamokin News Item, by Jenna Wasakoski, PCA&D '99, who wrote it to encourage a young friend who was embarking on her own college experience. Jenna.is an assistant editor at The Shamokin News-Item. Jenna says, “My degree and what I learned at PCA&D was very valuable” Since graduating from PCA&D with a degree in communication arts, she has won two Keystone Press Awards, a contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, for page design. Her weekly column runs in various news publications throughout the state. Original story: http://newsitem.com/arts-living/great-things-await-you-1.1739001

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Posted by Heidi Leitzke on Feb 18, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Today, wherever you look, you see evidence of people working in Digital Media. From the world of gaming and apps to the Internet to your smartphone; wherever there is mass communication, there are Digital Media designers at work.

 

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Feb 16, 2015 11:00:00 AM

What more can be said of Drew Struzan? The man has dominated the movie poster industry for years, with his illustrations capturing the hearts and imagination of countless cinephiles across the globe.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Feb 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM

There aren’t many within the illustration community who command as much respect as Marshall Arisman. His work spans countless media, and his name has graced some of the world’s top publications over the last 50+ years including Harpers, Time, US News and World Report, and many others. In fact, in 1999 Arisman became the first American illustrator to be invited to mainland China to exhibit his art. That was a big deal then, and it’s still a big deal today.

 

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Feb 3, 2015 3:00:00 PM

I’ve always said, as an artist, as a student, as a human being—you don’t choose art; it chooses you. It grows from inside you and grabs hold of you, influencing your drive and decisions.

Art is always in demand, but in today’s world, the need for quality art is on the rise again. With new ways of creating art, and new ways of showcasing your work to a global audience, celebrating the great artists of our past and present is more important than ever for building a strong foundation.

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Posted by Patrick Mendoza on Jan 27, 2015 11:35:00 AM

One of the most important decisions you will make as you enter adulthood is which career path is best for you. A career is different than a “job” because it is the pursuit of a lifelong ambition. During your career, you will experience many jobs will that provide financial rewards but it’s your career path that will lead you closer to realizing lifelong goals. The great news is that as an artistic, creative individual, it’s okay to indulge in your inner desire for self-expression in choosing a career path. In fact, you’re probably ahead of many of your friends because you already know what you really like to do, and you’ve got the talent to do it.

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