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.Read More
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.
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.
Again this year, in Illustration Studio II, taught by Megan Halsey and Christina Hess, illustration students were assigned a project called the Community Challenge Project.
Each student was charged with finding an online community challenge that focuses on illustrative problem solving and then create a piece that would
PCA&D’s junior-level graphic design Motion Graphic class, taught by instructor Chris Ruch, paid a visit on January 29th to TC Motion, a motion communications content provider serving advertising agencies, broadcasters, and corporate communicators located in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.Read More
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.Read More
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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."Read More
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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.”Read More
Topics: Art Student