Installation Of President Michael R. Molla

064_091818_MikeMollaTuesday, October 30, 2018

Thank you for joining the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design community on Tuesday, October 30th for the Installation of PCA&D's third president, Michael R. Molla. 

 

&   PCA&D & Lancaster: Creative Community Engagement

9:00 a.m. - noon,  PCA&D,  204 N Prince Street, Lancaster, PA

Teams of PCA&D students, alumni, faculty, trustees and staff participated in engagement projects using art and design as solutions to problem solving and assist area community organizations. Currently, there are 17 projects slated, which represent a large diversity of options. The event wasbe bookended by a kickoff breakfast and celebratory lunch. 

PCAD-18-3184_AND_Graphic (2)&   Presidential Installation Ceremony

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. The Ware Center, 42 N Prince Street, Lancaster PA.

Installation of Michael R. Molla as third president of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. This special ceremonial installation program re-introduced PCA&D to the Lancaster community and arts community to tell its amazing story.  With an eye towards showcasing PCA&D, the arts, and the Lancaster community the ceremony featured  special touches throughout the ceremony. 

We  offer community members who cannot be at the ceremony the opportunity to watch the installation through live streaming

 &   PCA&D & Community Celebration,

4:00 - 6:30 p.m.,  PCA&D Atrium, 204 N Prince Street, Lancaster, PA .

After the installation, the College opened its doors again to welcome both its PCA&D family and Lancaster community to culminate a tremendous day of joyfulness with food from the many traditions that represent our city, music, and general good cheer.  PCA&D Atrium, 204 N Prince Street, Lancaster, PA .

   

Michael R. Molla, third president of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

About Michael R. Molla, Third President, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design [fa icon="chevron-down"]

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Michael R. Molla, the third President of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, has always used his creativity to make sense of the world. As a youth, he spent his time thinking, making, and make-believing. His imagination has served him well, leading him to seek creative connection and push for greater possibilities.

Molla knows the value of micro-colleges like PCA&D, small, focused, personal colleges that emphasize  individual student's needs, active learning, and mentorship. His Alma Mater, Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts, was such a college. It profoundly shaped his own creative arts education. He credits his success to his family and his partner, Brad, who embrace his creative view of life. Molla gives special acknowledgement to his art department chairperson Ralph Parente and Dean of Students Hollie Ingraham, who were his mentors and advisers. Mr. Parente, now in his 90s, continues to serve as a touchstone and inspiration to Molla.

Molla also recognizes the value of artists and designers in leading and shaping their world. Molla served at Maryland Institute College of Art for 26 years, leading the College in the areas of student affairs, operations, and strategic initiatives. As the Associate Vice President, Student Affairs, he launched MICA’s first residence life program. He also established a student affairs division for the College, which included on-site counseling and healthcare services, as well as diversity and safety initiatives. As Vice President of Operations, Molla was responsible for the development of the Campus Master Plan, including the design and construction of residential facilities, numerous academic, studio, and shop spaces, a center for graduate education and most recently, an undergraduate design center. As Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Molla was responsible for strengthening the relationship between MICA and the City of Baltimore, including facilitating new urban initiatives to engage the community in support of the arts and expanding opportunities to city residents.

Molla set a goal for himself as soon as he arrived on campus: to meet, learn from, and meaningfully interact with 100 people in 100 days: community leaders, students, parents, business leaders, college presidents, artists, designers, and Lancastrians from all walks of life. This was a tall order, on top of opening the 2018-19 school year, learning his way about the campus and the town, and moving to Lancaster.  This effort has given him the broadest perspective and foundation on which to begin his tenure.

Molla is excited about the contributions and collaborations possible with an arts college nestled in the heart of a creative city like Lancaster. He looks forward to this new future, together.

A History of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Lancaster City and Lancaster County has always been a haven for art and design. Beginning with the frakturs and redware pottery of early Pennsylvania Dutch society, as well as portraitists Benjamin West and Jacob Eichholtz, art and artists have been part of the Lancaster landscape, well before Charles Demuth was noted an artist of national prominence. The skills of German immigrants in metal, leather, and woodcrafts earned Lancaster a solid reputation that drew other artisans to the city. On the eve of the American Revolution, it is estimated that there were about 300 craftsmen working in Lancaster, producing fine furniture, grandfather clocks, silverware and pewterware for the growing nation. Lancaster has been home to designers from these early makers to Knoll Furniture Company and the hundreds of designers working for Armstrong Cork and other companies. The spirit of art and design is a component of the rich Lancaster County soil, and continues to bloom through the hard work and creativity of our present day local artists.

The marietta campusLike many artists who have moved to Lancaster to find their home, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design came to Lancaster in search of its residence. The York Academy of Arts, the roots of PCA&D’s growth, was a private institution which began in 1932 in A.I. Watt’s commercial studio “Craftsmen Associates,, and grew with its mission to provide job skills training to returning GI’s after World War II. The York Academy of Arts abruptly closed in 1982 after 30 years of instruction in fine art, interior design and commercial art. And the idea that grew into Pennsylvania College of Art & Design sprouted.

Key members of the York Academy faculty were determined to not let the ideal of a student-centric, and high quality arts education fail in this region. They, along with students and supporters, spent the summer of 1982, preparing a brand new school in Marietta, PA, along the Susquehanna River. With their own tools and physical labor, they cleaned out and repaired three buildings including a 19th century school building, the Marietta School House and renovated a gymnasium. To meet the educational requirements a new school, a library was required. The founding faculty, donated their personal books and collections and created the new school’s library. Within eight short weeks, with all necessary approvals from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the first classes of the non-profit Pennsylvania School of the Arts began and were held on September 15, 1982.

1982 PSA logo and sealAt that time, Pennsylvania School of the Arts offered a three-year diploma program, which consisted of classes in fine arts, interior and environmental design, and communication arts. The first President was Robert Brummett and Ted Fitzkee its Dean of Academic Affairs. The founding faculty were Othmar Carli, Lori Jones, Cherry Landis, Robert Patierno, Sharron Quay, Tom Scullin, Robert Sopchick,  and Thomas Wise.  Many of these first founders were well established, accomplished faculty members. Their creative works are contained in galleries and museums around the region, nation and globe. They were also deeply involved with their new community, understanding that if the school was to succeed, they needed the support and engagement of the community.1987 PSAD logo

Under the guidance of its Board of Trustees, the school thrived and soon outgrew its facility in Marietta. In 1987, arts organizations in Lancaster City courted the school and helped find its new and current home on North Prince Street. Along with the move, The Board announced that PSA would change its name to Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, to reflect the important role of design to modern society. The move to the city of Lancaster provided students and staff with more space, better facilities and room to expand in the buildings which once housed an RR Donnelley Printing facility and Herr Hardware, plentiful city housing, and a campus: downtown Lancaster itself.

012_110215_MaryColleen-790684-editedIn 1993, Mary Colleen Heil became PCA&D’s second President. Under her leadership, the college grew from a little-known diploma-granting art school to a nationally known 4-year professional art college and with its presence linked to the Lancaster community.

In the fall of 1999, Pennsylvania School of Art & Design was approved and accredited as a college and awarded degree granting privileges by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, fulfilling this long-range goal and vision. The college welcomed the first BFA freshman class the following year.

sm_001_PCAD_DuskDawn_TennisonIn the summer of 2001, the college fulfilled another important goal, when it purchased the building it occupied, as well as the the Educators Mutual Insurance Company, a former Nash automotive dealership. goal, making its home permanent. In 2003, the school changed its name to Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and established itself as the major arts anchor in downtown Lancaster.

President Heil spearheaded the College’s educational philosophy of “Communication as Currency,” to develop artists able to create influence through the powerful combination of thinking, making, and communicating.  BFA degrees are now offered in Fine Art, Illustration, Photography, Graphic Design and, most recently added, Digital Media.

As a center for art and design education excellence, PCA&D has continued to grow over the years under the thoughtful guidance of the Board.

In 2010, PCA&D opened the Suzanne H. and Ronald D. Schrotberger Design Center, a collaborative learning space for all BFA seniors. In 2016, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design completed the construction of a new arts and technology center. This is a multi-purpose technology oriented facility available for all students consisted of Cintiq tablets, state of the art computer work stations, a sound room, and a green screen room – all tools for the laying the foundation for future artists and designers! In 2018 we graduated our first class of Digital Design majors who now have the tools and skills needed to be successful in the jobs of the future.

PCAD_Graduation2017_0013 croppedMore than 1,500 artists, designers and educators are alumni of PCA&D.  Each year, the college graduates professionals with Bachelors of Fine Art Degrees in fine art, graphic design, illustration, photography, and digital media. Professional certificate programs, pre-college courses, and credit & non-credit classes for adults and youth share this mission for high quality arts education to the Lancaster community.

_DSC0010-1PCA&D’s certificate programs in Digital Design-Print, Digital Design-Web, and Social Media Marketing are structured to offer professional development with adult students’ lifestyles and commitments in mind. Our continuing education department allows students of all ages to enjoy art classes for kids, teens, and adults to enrich their lives with creativity and develop practical and professional skills.

Accomplished alumni use their education not only directly in the arts, but in civic and corporate endeavors.  Sterling Ruby, class of 1996, has works in the Whitney and numerous permanent collections and designed total-room artworks that are the entrance way to Calvin Klein’s corporate offices. Amy Boone-McCreesh, class of 2007, has exhibited her award-winning work widely and now teaches at Franklin & Marshall College.  Pacifico Silano, photography major from the Class of ’08, whose lens-based artist exploring LGBTQ identity has earned him numerous fellowships and inclusion in the upcoming exhibition “Fantasy America” at The Warhol Museum in 2020. Andrew Zubko, Class of 2004, works on animated movies in Portland Oregon.

Our alumni are using their design thinking skills in other areas as well. Gretchen Schwartz '07 (graphic design) is on the west coast working for Apple in their App Division - User Experience production. Kent Schwartz, class of 1983, is the owner of a national gourmet ice cream treat SaltiSweet, manufactured in Colorado. Kaitie Trout, Class of 2014, is a Graphic Designer at Snapchat and a Senior Designer at Ceros.

Here in Lancaster, Alicia Byler, Class of 1990, is an entrepreneur and Co-Owner of Telltale Dress, on Queen Street., Jeff McComsky, Editor and contributor of New York Times Best Selling Comic series, “FUBAR”, is Production artists at animation/game development studio The Fictory, Shannon McCoy, Class of 2015 is a Photo Editor, Digital Artist at Shadowlight Group, and Osmyn Oree, Class of 2011,  is a photographer who is also curating an exhibit for the upcoming Black History month at the Lancaster City Hall gallery.

pcad-lancaster-city-fun-2Lancaster remains as important to PCA&D as it did to the early artists. Our students live, learn and thrive in Lancaster and make the city their campus. In 2014, The College opened its first student housing initiative Steinman Lofts through a Master Lease agreement  with Lancaster Newspapers, Inc. on King Street, to ensure that PCA&D’s incoming freshmen have access to appropriate, affordable housing. In 2018, similar agreement now offers housing to PCA&D upperclassman at North Market Street Apartments.

PCA&D brings working artists to Lancaster in the form of our more than 50 highly accomplished faculty who bring professional experiences and learning from around the globe.

Visiting artists from around the world exhibit in our Gallery and present public lectures to our students and the community.  Major artists and designers exhibiting at PCA&D included Jerry Pinkney, Gail Anderson, Seymour Chwast, Toyin Odutola, and Laylah Ali.

designathon 18aOver the years, the College has begun other programs to give back to the community. Through our Designathon, which began in 2008, PCA&D has partnered with dozens of non-profits throughout Lancaster County.

The Mosaic Project, which began in 2009 with funding from the Lancaster County Community Foundation, provides scholarships for middle school and high school students to spend a day with professional artists from diverse backgrounds, like those of the students, and who are also successful in their fields. Now hanging in the PCA&D Gallery is the tenth annual Mosaic Project Exhibition showcasing the innovative work of Stan Squirewell and Maria Dumlao.

Create2During the Fall of 2012, PCA&D strategically acquired one of the few remaining spaces in downtown Lancaster, a former “brown-site” gas station at Prince and Chestnut, and rehabilitated it to a greenspace as an opportunity for the college to consider opportunities to expand in the future.

On the day of the Presidential Installation, October 30, 2018, we will launch a new program “PCAD & Lancaster: Creative Community Engagement,“  where faculty staff and students will share our creative skills with the community by working on projects at 15 organizations and non-profits throughout the city. This program will become a regular activity in the PCA&D calendar!

On October 30, 2018, PCA&D will be commemorating another milestone in our College’s history. President Heil retired in June after 25 years of service to the College and the college owes her  gratitude for the financially sound growth of the college over this quarter century.

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At the news, roughly a year ago,  of Mary Colleen’s Heil’s retirement, the Board began a process to assess the needs of the college in identifying who would be the next leader of the college. The desire for a visionary, creative, and informed president, prepared to take PCA&D to the next level of accomplishment, was palpable among all constituencies. As PCA&D moves into its next chapter, the college community is eager to welcome a president who can serve as a catalyst for establishing a new vision and measured strategic change that will be consistent with institutional mission, educational philosophy, planning goals, and future educational needs.  From this assessment, the Board created a pan instructional search committee that began the earnest process of seeking their new president. Working with consultant Tom Cortice, the committee led by former board chair David Buckman, drew candidates from across the county, and located Michael Molla.

On July 1, 2018, Michael Molla began as the college’s third president. We are thrilled to gather here in order to mark this historic occasion and launch PCA&D its future.
AMPERSAND [fa icon="chevron-down"]

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As humans, our impulse is to make meaning and to give shape to our ideas. It’s how we design our lives.

One shape that delights us is the Ampersand. The shape’s meaning is traced to the Latin word for and which is et. An early example of the ligature that binds the letters E and T to create this flowing shape has been found as graffiti on a wall in Pompeii, preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

Inspired by both the design and the meaning of this ancient shorthand, President Molla has designated the Ampersand as a theme for his Presidential Installation and his inaugural year.

This symbol of forging, building, and deepening connections offers a touchstone in his efforts to focus on the essence of engagement.

As such, President Molla’s first year will be devoted to:

  • PCA&D & the inspiration, influence, and impact of our students, alumni, faculty and staff
  • PCA&D & the broader Lancaster community
  • PCA&D & the role of artists, designers, and creatives in society

 

 

 

Details & Registration Portal for & Installation Day Activities

PCA&D & Lancaster: Creative Community Engagement [fa icon="chevron-down"]

President Molla and the College recognize the merit of hands-on, experiential learning. Which is why forging partnerships to develop creative, problem-solving opportunities for students is crucial.

PCAD & Lancaster: Creative Community Engagement, is an initiative enabling students to share their creative skills throughout Lancaster with area partners. The inherent value of connecting, engaging and learning from and with the residents, organizations and community member cannot be underestimated.

On the morning of the installation, teams of students, alumni, faculty, and staff will partner with 17 area community organizations in Lancaster to use art, design, and creative thinking to support their missions.  The event will be bookended by a kickoff breakfast and celebratory lunch. 

Students, faculty, trustees and staff may register for PCA&D & Lancaster: Creative Community Engagement HERE.

Anyone may register for the Community Celebration HERE.

Anyone may register for the Presidential Installation HERE.

 

We’re delighted to thank our community partner organizations for the opportunity to help our students grow:

 

Arch Street Center

Students and Arch Street members will create a gallery wall & expression board for this non-profit recreational center for adults living with serious mental illness.

Bridge

Students will create  an awareness campaign for Bridge, which shares cultural experiences across the globe through meals, dance and informational discussions of refugee communities living in Lancaster.

 C.A.S.E.

Students will create an informative and educational window display for Lancaster County Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation of Children (C.A.S.E.)

 City of Lancaster

Students will work to tell the story of Lancaster’s Atlantic Avenue using found objects for a revitalization project, of one of the City’s Office of Neighborhood Initiatives for Neighborhood Improvement.

 Common Wheel

Students will create a space to highlight the seasonal initiatives of this nonprofit that transforms lives and the community through Bike Culture

 Crispus Attucks

Students will design props for a Halloween fundraiser for this community center that improves the quality of life for youth and families in Lancaster and by offering programs and cultural events which preserve the area’s African American heritage.

Friendship Heart Gallery

Students will work with the gallery’s artists to create a window display to feature the work of the organization’s artists with intellectual disabilities.

Fulton Elementary

Students will design a literary inspired Little Free Library for elementary school students and their families

 Lancaster Conservancy

Students will design invasive species educational materials and rain barrels to support the organization whose purpose is to maintain carefully selected portions of the county’s open areas in their natural state.

Lancaster Cooperative Preschool

Students will guide young artists, ages 3- 5, in Creative Exploration through making sculptures that express emotion.

Lancaster Public Arts (T.A.P.)

Students will photograph and cataloge potential public spaces for Temporary Art Projects throughout Lancaster

 L.E.A.D.S

Students will design and create holiday décor for the streets of Lancaster with this volunteer-based non-profit that works to maintain Lancaster City's beauty through decorating and gardening

 League of Women Voters

Students will design a logo to reach a new generation of voters for the non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government.

North Museum of Nature & Science

Students will design and paint a backdrop for this natural history museum’s taxidermied weasel, featuring accurate representation of the animal’s habitat.

 Revelo

Students will participate in video storytelling of the Lancaster immigrant experience with Revelo, led by PCA&D alumni.

 School District of Lancaster

Students will guide 5th grade schoolchildren in hands-on Career Exploration in the Arts

 

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Spirit Luncheon
As we return from our community engagement projects, we will gather in the Atrium to share a meal of tacos (veggie and vegan options available) from the Fridge, along with our experiences from the morning’s engagement activities.  Together we will continue to build a bond with our City as Campus.

Students, Faculty, Trustees and Staff may register for the Spirit Luncheon HERE.

Anyone may register for the Community Celebration HERE.

Anyone may register for the Presidential Installation HERE.

Students, faculty, trustees and staff may register for PCA&D & Lancaster: Creative Community Engagement HERE.

Presidential Installation Ceremony [fa icon="chevron-down"]

The Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

request the honor of your presence at

Installation of Michael Molla as third president of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

The Ware Center, 42 N Prince Street, Lancaster PA

Community Celebration immediately following at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

This special ceremonial installation program will re-introduce PCA&D to the Lancaster community and arts community and tell its amazing story.  With an eye towards showcasing PCA&D, the arts, and the Lancaster community look for special touches throughout the ceremony. 

Installation speakers

Hon. Danene Sorace, Mayor, City of Lancaster Pennsylvania, guides this vital, vibrant city to the future. A keen and insightful listener, she deeply engages with all citizens to grow this culturally and economically diverse city as it continues to gain prominence as a center for the arts, a haven for refugees, and as one of the country’s most livable cities ripe with economic opportunities. Her background in health education and environmental advocacy inform her perspectives, as does her service on the Lancaster City Council, where she focused on public works, economic development and neighborhood revitalization.

 Samuel Hoi, president of Maryland Institute College of Art, is a national leader in the power of linking the creative class with business and industry to generate engaged and impactful economic development. Hoi is not only an advocate for art and design education, but also for ensuring that artists and designers engage with their communities to offer their crucial and impactful perspectives. A connector, he has expanded MICA’s work with the Baltimore community to link creative professionals in social, economic, and cultural advancement.

Fred Lazarus, IV, president emeritus of Maryland Institute College of Art, is a visionary who championed the transformational impact artists and designers can have on a community and its economy. In his 36 years at MICA, he not only led the school to become a top college of the arts, but he also created and launched the first community arts program in the country. Under his leadership, art and education became the heart and driving engine of Baltimore’s revitalization effort. Lazarus’ lasting legacy is demonstrating the possibilities that artists and cultural institutions can have in shaping community through community-based creative engagement.

Deana Haggag, President and CEO of United States Artists, is a leading voice and influencer of both emerging and established artists. Haggag has amplified and expanded the idea of what it means to be an artist in present-day America. Her organization provides fellowships to artists working in architecture and design, crafts, dance, literature, media, music, theater and performance, traditional arts, and visual arts. The former Executive Director of The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, she led this noteworthy nomadic museum to national prominence.

Notes:

Seating at The Ware Center is limited. Register here.

For those who cannot be at the ceremony, there will be an opportunity to watch the installation through live streaming.  More details to come.

Students, faculty, trustees and staff: Please register for the morning's PCA&D & Lancaster: Creative Community Engagement here.

Please join us after the Installation for the Community Celebration, when the College opens its doors again to welcome both its PCA&D family and Lancaster community to culminate a tremendous day of joyfulness with food from the many traditions that represent our city, music, and general good cheer. Please register here.

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Celebrate PCA&D & Community!

After the installation of Mike Molla as PCA&D's third president, the College opens its doors again to welcome both its PCA&D family and Lancaster community to culminate a tremendous day of joyfulness with food from the many traditions that represent our city, music, and general good cheer.  

Music by Laura Luce, PCA&D class of 2010

 

Register for the Community Celebration HERE.

Register for the Presidential Installation HERE.

Students, faculty, trustees and staff may register for PCA&D & Lancaster: Creative Community Engagement HERE.

 

Other Information

Directions [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Address for your GPS:

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design 
204 N. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
 
The Ware Center
42 N Prince St
Lancaster, PA 17603

Directions

From the New York/New Jersey area: Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to Interstate 276 West. Follow 276 to the PA Turnpike (Interstate 76). Follow directions from the Philadelphia area. Parking for visitors is located either directly behind the college at 222 N. Water Street or halfway between PCA&D and the Ware Center at the Prince Street Garage, 111 N Prince Street. You can park at either for a nominal fee.

From the Wilmington area: Take Route 202 North to Route 30 West. Exit Route 23, Walnut Street, bearing right at the end of the ramp. Follow Walnut Street into the city, turning left at the 9th light, which is Prince Street. The college is located on the right hand side, at 204 North Prince. Parking for visitors is located either directly behind the college on Water Street or one block further south on Prince Street. You can park at either for a nominal fee.

From the Philadelphia area: Take the PA Turnpike (Interstate 76) West to Exit 286, Reading/Lancaster (old Exit 21). Travel Route 222 South to Route 30 East (toward Coatesville). Exit Route 23, Walnut Street, bearing right at the end of the ramp. Follow Walnut Street into the city, turning left at the 9th light, which is Prince Street. The college is located on the right hand side, at 204 North Prince. Parking for visitors is located either directly behind the college on Water Street or one block further south on Prince Street. You can park at either for a nominal fee.

From the Harrisburg area: Take Route 283 East to Lancaster. Look for the Fruitville Pike exit. Take the Fruitville Pike/Historic Downtown exit, and turn right at the traffic light. Follow Fruitville Pike into the city, which feeds directly onto Prince Street. The college is located on the right side at 204 North Prince Street. Parking for visitors is located either directly behind the college on Water Street or one block further south on Prince Street. You can park at either for a nominal fee.

From the Pittsburgh area: Take the PA Turnpike (Interstate 76) East to Exit 247, Harrisburg East (old Exit 19). Follow signs for Route 283 East. Look for the Fruitville Pike exit. Take the Fruitville Pike/Historic Downtown exit, and turn right at the traffic light. Follow Fruitville Pike into the city, which feeds directly onto Prince Street. The college is located on the right side at 204 North Prince Street. Parking for visitors is located either directly behind the college on Water Street or one block further south on Prince Street. You can park at either for a nominal fee.

From the Baltimore area: Take Interstate 83 to Route 30 East. Take the Fruitville Pike/Historic Downtown exit, and turn right at the traffic light. Follow Fruitville Pike into the city, which feeds directly onto Prince Street. The college is located on the right side at 204 North Prince Street. Parking for visitors is located either directly behind the college on Water Street or one block further south on Prince Street. You can park at either for a nominal fee.

From the Reading area and points north: Take Route 222 South to Reading. You will pass the Broadcasting Shopping Center (Target, Barnes & Noble, etc.) on the right. Merge right onto Route 422 West (toward Lancaster/Lebanon). Follow signs for Route 222 South toward Lancaster. On Route 222 South, merge onto Route 30 West toward York and take the Route 501/Fruitville Pike Exit. At the second light, make a left onto Fruitville Pike. Follow Fruitville Pike into the city, which feeds directly onto Prince Street. The college is located on the right side at 204 North Prince Street. Parking for visitors is located either directly behind the college on Water Street or one block further south on Prince Street. You can park at either for a nominal fee.

Parking. Metered Parking is often available on the streets surrounding the College. Parking is available directly behind the College at the Water Street Garage

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Parking for visitors can be found at:

Water Street Garage, directly behind the College, 222 N. Water Street or

Prince Street Garage, halfway between PCA&D and the Ware Center at the, 111 N Prince Street

Both the Ware Center and Pennsylvania College of Art & Design will have designated spots for the drop-off and pick-up of guests with mobility concerns.

Hotels [fa icon="chevron-down"]
If you are looking for lodging while visiting Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, here is a list of resources that you could use to find accommodations that are close to the College. . Select venues may offer discounts if you mention that you are visiting PCA&D upon making your reservation.
 
Hotels:
 
Lancaster Arts Hotel
300 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
866-720-2787
717-299-3000
 
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
25 S Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ln
smc-lancaster-marriott-at-penn-square/
717-239-1600
 
Hilton Garden Inn
101 Granite Run Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-560-0880
 
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
150 Granite Run Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-581-1800
 
The Hotel Lancaster
26 E. Chestnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
855-363-8100
 
Best Western Eden Resort & Conference Center
222 Eden Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-569-6444
866-801-6430
 
Bed & Breakfasts:
 
Secret Garden
444 W. Chestnut Street
Lancaster, PA
717-399-9229
 
Pearl’s Place
723 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA
717-517-8844
 
Lovelace Manor B&B
2236 Marietta Avenue
Lancaster, PA
717-399-3275
 
King’s Cottage
1049 E. King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
 
The Lancaster B&B
1105 East King Street
Lancaster, PA
800-779-7765
 
Blue Rock Bed & Breakfast
72 Blue Rock Road
Millersville, PA 17551
717-872-7440
www.bluerockbnb.com
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

Founded in 1982, PCA&D is a private, non-profit, professional art college offering BFA degrees, certificates, credentials, and curricula that enable students of all ages to pursue art as their life’s work

PCA&D is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), is approved as a college and for degree-granting privileges by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD).

 

Mission

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is a professional art college offering a BFA degree, certificates, credentials, and curricula that enable students of all ages to pursue art as their life’s work.

 

Board of Trustees

 ROBERT A. BRANDT, Jr., Chair
AUDRY K. CARTER, Vice Chair
SPIKE BRANT
LINDA KING BROWN
MATTHEW BUCKWALTER
F JOSEPH BYORICK
BRIAN GUNZENHAUSER
RICHARD GRAY
MARGARET L. HAZLETT
PATRICK S. HOPKINS
STEPHEN LEAMAN
LISA RIGGS
ABIGAIL STEWART
RUSSELL D. URBAN
JAMES D. WARNER
CRYSTAL WEAVER

 

 

Thank you to our &Lancaster Partners [fa icon="chevron-down"]

PCA&D & Lancaster

The Installation of Michael R. Molla, as President of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, is a celebration of our collective community & future.

President Molla wishes to express his gratitude to the Board of Trustees, Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, along with the  members of the Transition and Installation Planning Committee for making his arrival to PCA&D and acclimation to Lancaster remarkable.  He wants to acknowledge with sincere gratitude to the community residents, leaders, artists, creatives, visionaries, businesses, and educators who assisted him in learning about Lancaster and Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in his first 100 days.  

Additionally, President Molla wants to wholeheartedly express his love and gratitude to his life partner Brad, his family, and the many colleagues, mentors and teachers who have all shaped his passion for art, education and value of community.  

Lastly, he wishes to thank the following Lancaster area businesses and organizations who made today’s event “of Lancaster” special

American Flag Shoppe

Rusty Banks, FeO2 Music Solutions

Benchmark Construction

Matt Chapman ’08

Christiana's Criollo

City of Lancaster

Bill Dussinger, PCA&D faculty

Finch Jewelers

Grandview Vineyard

Homespun Events

Lancaster Creative Reuse

Levengoods

Laura Luce ‘10

Maison

MerryMaker

Modern Art

Rice & Noodles

Jose Rosado

Daina Savage

Seamworks

Sharp Jewelers

Michael Simpson, Stone Independent School

Special Occasions & Queen Street Linens

Tait Towers

Matthew Tennison

Thistlefinch Distillery

Upohar

Wacker Brewing

The Ware Center

 

Special Gratitude to
Audry Carter
Amy Gaston
Nick Ledonne
Triode Media Group, Inc.
Joe Rubino Films
 

Because President Molla believes in the significance of supporting our community, almost all of today’s activities, events and celebrations were created or made by the tremendously talented Lancaster people and businesses,