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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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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

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jul 3, 2018 3:29:37 PM

Larissa Ramey

The current exhibition in PCA&D's Main Gallery, Selected Artworks from the BFA Program at PCA&D, features a selection of outstanding artwork created by forty of our rising junior and senior BFA students. A wide variety of media are represented including digital and hand-painted illustration, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and graphic design.

The exhibit runs through July 20. Opening Reception: First Friday, July 6, 5 -8 p.m.  

 

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Topics: summer, student work, Art Student, bfa, Gallery, main gallery

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jun 29, 2018 2:25:34 PM

PCA&D Photography Chair Eric Weeks recently exhibited his photography series “A Rose By Any Other Name” in Asia this past May. Solo exhibitions were held at The Selegie Arts Centre, The Photographic Society of Singapore in Singapore from May 19-28, and at Gallery 11 at Kyungil University (KIU) , Gyeongsan, South Korea from May 17-June 18. Weeks gave visiting artist lectures at both locations.

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Topics: photography exhibit, photography, faculty art

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jun 25, 2018 8:03:17 AM

 

 

PCA&D Alumna Quinn McNichol, Fine Art ’12, will be exhibiting new works in a show titled \\\THE///JUNGLE\\\LINE/// at Studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia.

Pictured: Close to the Edge//Rhythms of the River, 50" x 50", acrylic and cut-paper collage

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Topics: alumni art

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jun 13, 2018 3:28:48 PM

PCA&D’s Continuing Education Department has launched an ongoing series of workshops to offer adults an opportunity to taste some of its exciting offerings, in three-hour bites.

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Topics: Continuing Education

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jun 13, 2018 3:28:15 PM

Save the Date: October 30, 2018

Pennsylvania College has set the date for the Inauguration of its third President, Michael Molla, for Tuesday, October 30. The afternoon ceremony will be held at the Ware Center, 42 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603. Activities surrounding the ceremony will also be scheduled that week. 

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Topics: community, announcment