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Posted by Eric Weeks on Apr 18, 2015 8:50:00 AM

In a September 2006 issue of the Village Voice, art critic Jerry Saltz contemplated the enormity of the art scene in the New York City neighborhood of Chelsea, in an article  
http://www.villagevoice.com/2006-09-26/art/the-art-world-jungle/. Over three hundred gallery shows were slated to open the fall season.
 

 

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Posted by Ashley Obenstine on Apr 17, 2015 4:21:00 PM

Every Monday, on the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design blog, a different profile of an artist is posted. These are taken from a classroom project where the illustrations and fine art students create “Artist Trading Cards,” first researching the facts about and the style of a selected artist, then making a trading card that captures the spirit of the artist. Three PCA&D sophomore illustration majors, Abigail Bonett, Ariana Pluchinsky and Ashley Obenstine, haven taken us through their Art Card Projects in this and previous blogs.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Apr 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Think you’ve got what it takes to design the next Game of the Year? Art & design schools are developing more and more classes for students with a passion for video game design. And as the entertainment medium rises, so do mainstream courses and curriculums that focus on game art, direction and design.

Game developers have brought us some truly groundbreaking experiences over the years, from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to The Last of Us. But would you believe there’s only 15 years separating these two Game-of-the-Year recipients? The success of these games, of course, is due in part to the technological advancements we’ve made in recent years. Even though we have come a long way, there is an infinite sea of possibility yet to explore.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Apr 13, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Leo and Diane Dillon are among the most skilled and versatile illustrators in the United States. The husband-and-wife team are most known for their wonderful contribution to children’s story books, such as Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears. Their work can also be characterized by stylistic diversity, with influences over African folk art, Japanese woodcuts, old-master paintings, and medieval illumination.

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Posted by Ariana Pluchinsky on Apr 10, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Every Monday, on the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design blog, a different profile of an artist character sketch is posted. These are taken from a classroom project where the illustrations and fine art students create “Artist Trading Card,” first researching the facts about and the style of a selected artist, then making a trading card that captures the spirit of the artist. Three PCA&D sophomore illustration majors, Abigail Bonett, Ariana Pluchinsky and Ashley Obenstine, are taking us through their Art Card Projects in this blog series.

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Posted by Pamela Richardson on Apr 9, 2015 10:30:00 AM

College is an important investment and begs the question, “Am I going to get a job after college?” And more importantly, “What careers are open to someone with an art degree?” You may be unsure what jobs are out there for a recent graduate with an art degree, but you know one thing for certain: you want to pursue a career in the arts and you are considering art school as the next step in making that happen. That’s great! This essential curiosity, challenged and developed in pursuit of a degree in the arts, promises a lifetime of discovery that will enable you to think creatively about anything you choose to engage in. But, you are justified in thinking, “Does that really lead to a job?” and “What careers in art are out there for me?”

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Topics: PCAD

Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Apr 6, 2015 11:00:00 AM

The British artist is best known for his provocative, often grotesque, illustrations. Ralph Steadman frequently features a ferocious tangle of ink blotches and lines that famously distort but also reveal their subjects.

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Posted by Abigail Bonett on Apr 3, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Every Monday, on the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design blog, a different profile of an artist is posted. These are taken from a classroom project where the illustrators and fine art students create “Artist Trading Card,” first researching the facts and style of a selected artist, then making a trading card that captures the spirit of the artist. Three PCA&D sophomore illustration majors, Abigail Bonett, Ariana Pluchinsky and Ashley Obenstine, will take us through their Art Card Projects in this and subsequent blogs. Today features Abigail Bonnett's project on Glen and Claire Keane.

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Posted by Patrick Mendoza on Mar 31, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Do you have a creative vision? Can you see yourself leading a team of artists and writers? Then a path to becoming a creative director might be in your future, but this is no easy task and comes with its challenges. This title is often used interchangeably with “art director”, however creative directors have more oversight with both visual design and copywriting. They are the creative leaders at companies who work closely with designers, artists, copywriters, sales teams and marketers in creating a vision for a company or product.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Mar 30, 2015 11:00:00 AM

As a director, producer, animator, and storyteller, Hayao Miyazaki was the leader of one of the most successful animated motion picture studios in the world, Studio Ghibli.

The studio surfaced out of his success with the motion picture, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. With constant themes of man vs. nature, and an endless supply of colorful characters, Miyazaki’s creations have been shared throughout the world—eventually leading to a 2003 Oscar win for Best Animated Picture, Spirited Away.

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