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Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 9, 2017 1:19:19 PM


 Sometimes life compels artists to use their art to speak up about issues in the community. In September 2014, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design alumnus Adam DelMarcelle, class of 2010, came face-to-face, on a very personal level, with the drug abuse crisis in his hometown of Lebanon, PA, when his brother died of a heroin overdose.

Artist talk: Adam DelMarcelle "Thoughts From a Design Activist," Monday March 20, noon at PCA&D

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Topics: PCAD, Art Careers, alumni, artist talk, social good, design, art for social good, printmaking

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 17, 2016 4:19:54 PM

 

On Friday, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s Fine Art faculty and students toured six Philadelphia Artist Cooperatives and Artist Run Spaces in order to offer insights to how today’s working artists cooperate to operate to build community and exhibit work. Friday’s field trip included visits to:

Vox Populi, where students talked to Executive Director Bree Pickering and to Julia Staples, Vox Populi member and also a faculty member in PCA&D’s Photography Deparment, about the current exhibit, The Mission, and the structure of Vox Populi.

At Vox Populi, left: viewing "That Which Cannot Not Be". left: Bree Pickering talks about the collective's structure.

 

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Topics: Art Student, Art Careers

Posted by Kathy Smyser on May 29, 2016 4:30:00 PM

The lazy hazy days of summer! The dream of every child.

However, there are 1,992 hours to fill this year between Memorial Day and the start of the third week of August, when Lancaster County children head back to the classroom. With nearly 2,000 hours to fill, it’s no wonder that parents often hear, “I’m bored.”

Here’s some ideas to prevent your child’s summer boredom, and at the same time, have fun and explore their natural creativity.

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Topics: Continuing Education, Art Student, Art Careers, Art for youth

Posted by Eric Weeks on Apr 2, 2016 3:44:00 PM

Christian Patterson will give an Artist Talk in PCA&D's Atrium on Tuesday April 5, 2 p.m., and will meet with the Photography majors after his presentation.

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Topics: PCAD, Art Careers, Art Education, photography

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 11, 2016 4:10:57 PM

As a child, Gabby Hoffman, a senior illustration student at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, thought of her grandparents as heroes. So when Country Meadows Retirement Communities challenged her senior-level Illustration class at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design to create a character for its book, The Unforgettable Adventures of Grandma’s Cape, featuring a cape-wearing grandmother, the concept resonated with her as did the memory of a family member who had dementia.

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Topics: Art Student, Art Careers

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 21, 2016 12:02:10 PM

Shannon McCoy, Photography, PCA&D class of 2015 was surprised to find that her art history classes at PCA&D came in quite handy. Shannon photographs glassware for Susquehanna Glass Co., Columbia, PA, and replicated Renaissance still lifes for one of their ads. No one in the company’s design group knew about this style, and Shannon enjoyed teaching them about it.

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Topics: PCAD, Art Student, Art Careers

Posted by Nick Mohler on Dec 11, 2015 3:36:05 PM

Are you responsible for maintaining the website for your company or for a group? Here’s some tips to make your task easier:

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Topics: Continuing Education, Art Careers

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 16, 2015 4:27:00 PM

A PCA&D degree, volunteer work at a children's equine therapy program, a successful Kickstarter Campaign, and one special horse have aligned to give recent alumnus Rachel Tress, Illustration ‘2015, an opportunity to work closely with an author to illustrate a children’s book, Wynder, A Tale of Restored Joy.

The children's picture book about Wynder is a true story about an unwanted horse connecting with a hurting child, both discovering acceptance and joy. Green Meadow Farm provides free tailored horse lessons to help emotionally hurting children and young adults heal through the use of horses and farm life. 

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Topics: Art Careers

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 13, 2015 1:34:47 PM

PCA&D alumni Nick Belcher, Graphic Design ’13, recently wrote an interesting post on the blog of LaunchDM,where he works as a graphic designer, about  PCA&D’s annual Senior Show and Celebration, and his senior thesis, branding his dream company, Heartwood Guitar Company.

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Topics: Art Careers

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 9, 2015 11:45:30 AM

What can you do with an art degree?

When the stars come to Lititz, they will be immersed in one PCA&D alumni's art, even in the restroom!

Mark Springer, BFA Fine Art 2013, Mark has recently completed a series of pieces for Rock Lititz, the new production rehearsal facility for the entertainment industry located in Lititz, PA, one of the nation's largest and designed to assemble, program, test and rehearse large-scale live events.

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Topics: Art Careers