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Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 2, 2019 11:36:17 AM

24 hours of Designing for the Community!

Applications are currently being accepted through January 11 for any non-profit who would like their design project in the 11th annual 2019 Designathon, when PCA&D students, aided by faculty and alumni (and countless gallons of coffee),  shut themselves in to give back to the community.

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Topics: designathon, graphic design, student art, design

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 2, 2019 11:09:59 AM

Ninety-one students were honored for achieving Dean’s List ranking following the Fall 2018 semester. Warmest congratulations to these students:

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Topics: art students, announcment, student news, dean's list

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 21, 2018 2:55:40 PM

Antoinette Troller (center) with Rick Price (right) and family

"Much like Cynthia, I have a deep connection to the arts and I have friends and family that push me to do better every single day. I want to thank the Price family for being so generous." said PCA&D Illustration student Antoinette "Annie" Troller, of Effort, PA, the recipient of the Cynthia E Price Memorial Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year.

 J. Richard "Rick" Price and his two sons Jacob and Jordan, along with their families, created the Scholarship last year to remember Cynthia, their wife and mother, an artist and craftswoman who worked, lived, and loved in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  

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Topics: Art Student, scholarships, student art, Illustration

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 7, 2018 12:17:33 PM

The morning of the Presidential Installation, October 30, President Michael Molla and the College launched PCA&D & Lancaster: Creative Community Engagement throughout Lancaster.

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Topics: art students, volunteering, community, student news, student work

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 6, 2018 10:21:06 AM

A small group of PCA&D Digital Media students took a trip on October 3 and 4th to volunteer at the FoST: Future of Storytelling Summit in New York, one of the leading conferences for emerging new media and virtual reality.

Student group: Left to Right:  Front Row: Ian Williams (18) Hannah DiGirolamo (19) Phillip Kieffer (19), Maria Barba (20), Jeff Yosco (20). Back Row: Noah Miller (19), Symone Saunders (19), Huy Vo (19), Lindsay Dawson (20), Steven Jennings (18), Kyeir Smith (20), Chris Morris (19), Rainey Supple (20), Dana Timpert (20)

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Topics: digital media, art students, volunteering, student trips

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Sep 20, 2018 1:11:39 PM

Upcoming Gallery Shows at PCA&D – Fall & Winter 2018-19

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Topics: main gallery, visiting artists

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Sep 20, 2018 12:58:37 PM

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design announces the following Artist talks scheduled during the 2018-19 academic year.

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Topics: visiting artists

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Sep 10, 2018 12:45:27 PM

Every year for ten years, right before spring break, PCA&D students shut themselves in to give back to the community.  At the annual Designathon, PCA&D’s Graphic Design Department and the student chapter of AIGA (The American Institute of Graphic Arts) coordinate the event, a 24-hour marathon to design quality graphic materials for local non-profit organizations.

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Topics: designathon, graphic design, student art

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jul 13, 2018 2:14:22 PM

Sophomore Illustration student Hannah Miller’s piece “Green Rune” is included the Regional Juried Exhibition 2018 at The Gallery of Penn College of Technology, Williamsport. Her accomplishment was chronicled on the front page of the Muncy Luminary, which serves her hometown of Hughesville.

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Topics: student news, award, Illustration, Art Student

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jul 6, 2018 6:52:44 PM

 Country Meadows & Ecumenical Retirement Community  is hosting a display of PCA&D students’ illustrations at the WITF Media Center, 4801 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111, from the 2016 contest they held with senior PCA&D illustration students. The exhibit will be up through Aug. 31.

In 2016,  Country Meadows  invited Pennsylvania College of Art and Design senior illustration students to participate in a cover art contest for their children’s activity book on understanding dementia—The Unforgettable Adventures of Grandma’s Cape. The students created illustrations that capture the unbreakable bond between a grandparent and grandchild, despite the effects of dementia.

While only one illustration was selected for the publication, Country Meadows was so impressed with the students’ various interpretations of dementia and relationships, that we made the decision to share all the beautiful pieces of art, with students’ permission.

The Unforgettable Adventures of Grandma’s Cape was written by Executive Director of Memory Support Joel Kroft, and tells the story about an awesome cape-wearing grandmother who bakes the best chocolate chip cookies and has a forgetting disease. Gabby Hoffman, illustration student, Class of 2016, was selected to illustrate the book.

Read more about the project here.

Copies of the publication are free to exhibit visitors as well as information on dementia.

You can explore the illustrations at WITF’s Public Media Center located at 4801 Lindle Road in Harrisburg, during the station’s regular business hours.

 

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Topics: Art Student, Art Careers

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