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Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jun 13, 2018 1:51:11 PM

Upcoming Gallery Shows at PCA&D

Beginning with the popular Faculty Biennial and including notable artists from around the Americas, including the return to PCA&D of alumni Pacifico Salano, exhibits on PCA&D's Main Gallery bring to Lancaster unique perspectives of today's working artists.

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Topics: alumni art, visiting artists, faculty art, main gallery

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jun 6, 2018 3:15:23 PM

 

The exhibition at the Main Gallery at PCA&D this summer features a selection of outstanding artwork created by our rising junior and senior BFA students. A wide variety of media are represented including digital and hand-painted works, illustration, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and graphic design. The exhibit opens Monday June 11 and runs through July 27.

Opening Reception: First Friday, July 6, 5 -8 p.m.

Pictures, top to bottom, the works of Maikue Lor, Karim Gavins, Melanie Vera, Naomi Hudnall, and Rainey Supple.

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Topics: digital media, Ilustration, student news, announcment, bfa, student art, fine art, graphic design, photography student

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jun 1, 2018 10:04:35 PM

Mary Colleen Heil Day proclaimed in the City of Lancaster

Whereas Under Mary Colleen Heil’s direction, PCA&D purchased and developed its campus at 202 and 204 N Prince Street, along with the Art Garden, which serve as the entrance to and the impetus for the creation of Lancaster City’s Gallery Row, the City of Lancaster commends Mary Collen Heil for her positive influence and contributions to the City of Lancaster and proclaim June 1, 2018 as Mary Colleen Heil Day in the City of Lancaster.

Proclaimed by Danene Sorace, Mayor, City of Lancaster

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Topics: Announcement, student art, Board of Trustees

Posted by Kathy Smyser on May 31, 2018 2:32:11 PM

Pictured: Emily Adelblute's “The Albatwitch of Chiques Rock," a short manlike creature, also known as the apple-snitch because of their fondness for apples. (16 x 20 in. Oil on canvas) 

Emily Adelblute, PCA&D alumni, Illustration ’13, and current Admissions Counselor at PCA&D, is rightfully proud of her first curatorial experience! Her show, Mythos: Family Folklore of Lancaster Artists, will be on display during the month of June at the Lancaster City Hall Gallery, 120 N Duke Street.

 

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Topics: alumni, alumni art

Posted by Kathy Smyser on May 25, 2018 1:13:01 PM

Illustrators are visual storytellers. They create symbolic images, narrative scenes, and conceptual pieces that speak every language. Collaborating with creative directors, clients, authors, customers, designers, and editors, illustrators solve problems and aesthetically create alternate worlds for the viewers to live in, even if just for a moment.

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Topics: class of 2018, Illustration, student art, student news, bfa

Posted by Kathy Smyser on May 22, 2018 11:57:17 AM

Thank you to our sponsors, donors and guests of the 2018 Senior Show & Celebration at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.
 
Your support of PCA&D made possible one of the top visual arts events in Lancaster, showcasing the work of our students and highlighting PCA&D as one of the best centers for creativity and forward-thinking design on the East Coast. More than 1,400 guests attended and had the opportunity to meet the artists and view their work, as well as enjoy live music, refreshments, and the celebratory spirit for which our Senior Show & Celebration is known. In addition on Friday there was $4,400 in sales of student artwork, which goes directly to the students, w hat a great way to launch their lives in art!   
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Topics: Announcement

Posted by Kathy Smyser on May 11, 2018 11:41:30 AM

From up in the sky to down below the ground, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is partnering with the North Museum of Nature and Science to explore the different kinds of habitats and homes around the world.

May 8 – August 31 at the The North Museum of Nature and Science, 400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603. Hours are Mon – Sat: 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday: 12 noon to 5 pm

Opening Reception First Friday June 1, 5:30 pm

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

Posted by Kathy Smyser on May 10, 2018 9:10:25 AM

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Topics: bfa, student art, Illustration, fine art, photography, digital media, graphic design, class of 2018, commencement, graduation, Senior Show & Celebration, Gallery

Posted by Kathy Smyser on May 8, 2018 2:26:34 PM

The following students have earned their Digital Design: Print Certificate through the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s Continuing Education Program:

  • Frances Denlinger, Conestoga, PA
  • Dan East, Lititz, PA
  • Luling Li, Kenhorst, PA
  • Jenna Hoffman, Dillsburg, PA
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Topics: certificates, digital design, Continuing Education, professional development

Posted by Kathy Smyser on May 4, 2018 3:14:07 PM

“One of the most impressive recollections I’ll take from this event (other than the award I received) was the enthusiasm and support the students had for each other. It was infectious!” said Robert L. Pfannebecker, who received an honorary degree, Doctor of Fine Arts honoris causa, at the 36th Commencement of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design held today, May 4 at the DoubleTree Resort, 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602.

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Topics: Board of Trustees, commencement, graduation, awards