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Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Dec 4, 2019 5:11:46 PM

 

 

When Alexandria "Lexi" Bonner wrapped up her final project for a PCA&D class on making a children's book, she didn't just shove the pages into a drawer and forget all about them.

No, those characters lingered in her mind: A mischievous firefly named Ember. A curly-haired, button-nosed child whose daytime curiosity spills over into a playful, creative dream world.

And Bonner, who'd long speculated about writing and illustrating a book, wasn't about to let that firefly and that child linger forgotten in a drawer forever.

 

Three years after earning her BFA in Fine Art from PCA&D, Bonner's tale about the pair's dreamtime adventure has been published as "Ember," a wordless book that tells its story solely through Bonner's illustrations.

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Topics: alumni, professional practice, Illustration, children's books, design, alumni art, author, publishing

Posted by Daina Savage on Jul 12, 2019 12:43:39 PM

Using zines, comics, and creative world-building, a new collaboration between Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and La Academia Partnership Charter School recently engaged and inspired 30 at-risk youths.

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Topics: Art for youth, art for social good, enrichment, student news, art technique, community, alumni art, student trips, partnerships, summer art class, high school art class

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jun 14, 2019 11:49:15 AM

After reviewing many outstanding applications, PCA&D's Fine Art Residency committee is pleased to announce that Jason Herr, class of 2016, was selected to be our first PCA&D Alumni Resident. He will be working in the  College's studio, printmaking lab and digital print lab to further his artistic projects.

 

“When I was attending PCA&D I was able to complete many projects using the media and tools available. However I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked to explore each one to its full potential. I would also use this opportunity to push my own work into a more unique and personal space by reexamining my thesis ideas and experimenting with new ways to express them. I will explore the different tools and media made available more thoroughly, and use the 3D workshop to make a few wood sculptures that would complement my 2D work,” said Jason Herr.

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Posted by Natalie Lascek on Apr 3, 2019 2:47:32 PM

Eric Weeks is the Chair of our Photography Department. Eric first fell in love with photography at the age of sixteen. His high school photography teacher, Ken Ross, recognized his interest and helped obtain a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to attend art school in New York City. After receiving his BFA, he played bass in a rock band for a few years while exhibiting photography, and working as a commercial photographer and custom printer.

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Topics: PCAD, Art Student, Art Careers, photography, faculty, professional practice, photography exhibit, bfa, alumni art, photography student, art students, student trips, partnerships

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Mar 12, 2019 8:50:19 AM

 Jon Di Venti is not only the Chair of our Digital Media department in our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program, he is one of our own. Jon started his journey as a student at PCA&D (then the Pennsylvania School of Art & Design) where he graduated from our Illustration program, which at the time only offered students an Associates degree. Jon then moved on to Ringling College of Art & Design and obtained his BFA in Illustration.
 
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Topics: animation, bfa, faculty art, Ilustration, digital media, digital design, alumni art, art students

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Feb 20, 2019 8:57:08 AM

 
Pam Barby is our Chairperson of the graphic design department in our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. Pam developed a love for art and design at a young age and was heavily influenced by her grandfather, who was a painter.  Her expanded passion for design began during her college years. After graduating college, she was an in-house designer within the beauty industry, and then moved on to a small design studio creating a variety of print work. She began her freelance career in 2001. A few years later she was extended an invitation to teach at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) in 2005 and has been an invaluable source of professional guidance and leader of all things in graphic design since her arrival.
 
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Topics: Art Student, Art Careers, designathon, graphic design, professional practice, bfa, GDUSA, community, alumni art, art students, student trips

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Feb 8, 2019 5:08:56 PM

PCA&D Fine Art alumna Quinn McNichol ’12, will be participating in a pop-up exhibition in  the East Village of New York on  February 21 & 22, at The Living Gallery Outpost, 246 E 4th St, New York, NY.

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

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

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