Kathy Smyser

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Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 12, 2018 10:42:15 AM

Amber Kane.jpgPennsylvania College of Art & Design has announced that Amber Kane has been hired as Director of Continuing Education, bringing her backgrounds as an arts educator and textile artist to the position.

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Topics: Continuing Education, faculty art

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 11, 2018 2:52:46 PM

Austin Lord, a senior Illustration Major from Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicburg, PA, is originally from Savannah GA.  He is a student ambassador because he "loves the school I go to and wants to do my part in the community!"

In addition to being a student ambassador, Austin is also the Vice President of Student Council.


Come to the PCA&D Open House on Saturday, January 20 to meet Austin and the other Student Ambassadors. Register Here.

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Topics: Art Student

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 27, 2017 11:26:00 AM

Casey Capece, a senior Graphic Design major from Francis Scott Key High School in Union Bridge, MD feels that being a student ambassador at PCA&D means that "I have been seen as a successful individual here and now I can share the school and my personal stories with other young artists and help lead them to be successful by just helping them with a huge decision like finding their college."

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Topics: Art Student

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 21, 2017 4:13:02 PM

Peace on Earth  and  Joy to All from The PCA&D Family 

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Topics: Announcement

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 18, 2017 9:29:00 AM

Chris Morris, a digital media junior from Bear, DE, and a graduate of Appoquinimink High School, has always been interested in telling stories through the digital medium. “The newly forming Digital Media program was really exciting for me and felt like a great place to pursue my passion.  The small class sizes were also a huge plus, too.”

Since it's beginning just a few years ago, the PCA&D Digital Media program has shaped into something amazing, says Chris. “By being the Student Ambassador for Digital Media at PCA&D, I get to share and promote this experience to future creators which is truly exciting to me.”  

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Topics: Art Student

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 15, 2017 4:19:14 PM

Using form to communicate complex ideas

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Topics: Art Student

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 12, 2017 3:26:02 PM

“There is cultural time and there is material time. The body connects to both.” 

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Topics: Gallery, artist talk

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 11, 2017 12:21:19 PM

Jon DiVenti, chair of PCA&D’s Digital Media Department, read the autobiography Between Heaven and the Real World by Steven Curtis Chapman,  one of Jon’s favorite musicians,  and was inspired to make a painting in an attempt to capture the personality of Chapman’s spirited youngest daughter Maria, who died in a tragic accident at age 5.

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Topics: faculty art, digital media

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Student Ambassasor Brigitte Errickson, Fine Art major from Changewater, NJ, and the Warren County Technical School, laughs out load at almost anything. “I am very easily amused. I absolutely adore puns and wordplay.”

As she was searching for colleges, PCA&D was the only college she looked at that was specifically an art school, and she liked how focused it was. “I also was really attracted to the small size, and I really like that I can get the help I need in class.”

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Topics: Art Student, fine art, student art

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Eric Fowler, faculty member of PCA&D’s Illustration Department, is exhibiting his work in multiple places this winter, including in Lancaster, Philadelphia and New York City.

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Topics: faculty art