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Posted by Natalie Lascek on May 24, 2019 9:23:29 AM

Linda King Brown is PCA&D's Chair of Liberal Arts. She attended Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York for her undergraduate education where she majored in English and minored in Art History, often researching and writing about the intersection of poetry and art. Her honors thesis focused on the work of poet John Ashbery and his connection to the Abstract Expressionist artists of the 1940s and 1950s, and another capstone project explored the poetry of William Carlos Williams and the work of the avant-garde artists of the early 20th century. During college, she lived in Florence, Italy for three months and gained an even deeper appreciation for art history. She then attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago for graduate school and earned a masters in journalism.

From there, she headed 30 miles out to sea and became a staff reporter for the Nantucket Island Inquirer & Mirror. Life eventually led her to PCA&D in the fall of 2005. Linda's love for the written word and for art history made her a good match for teaching writing, communications, and literature at an art & design college. 

Outside of teaching, Linda also writes poetry and has participated in readings at various local venues over the years. In 2010, she was appointed as PCA&D’s “poetry guru” and led the poetry selection committee for the Poetry Paths installation by Mary Szybist and PCA&D alums Root 222 in the College's portico.

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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 21, 2019 8:41:15 PM

 

Meet Christina Hess, Chair of our Illustration department. Christina joined PCA&D in 2006 and has been teaching while running her freelance practice for over 20 years! Her work can be found on book covers, children’s books, magazines, products, and advertisements. She also has a running personal project called “Animals From History” that has been featured on ABCnews.com, Jezebel.com, MentalFloss.com, Juxtapose Magazine, ModernMet.com, etc.

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Topics: PCAD, Art Student, Art Careers, faculty, Illustration, children's books, bfa, visiting artists, art students

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 28, 2019 9:24:49 AM


 
Jeremy Waak is the Chair of Foundation at PCA&D. The foundation year, or first year, program is the basis for all students at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Courses are structured to teach you the fundamentals of art making allowing students to build their skills, techniques, knowledge of historical context, and critical thinking to support their work at every stage in their career.
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Topics: PCAD, design, bfa, faculty art, Foundation

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 Natalie Lascek on Feb 5, 2019 10:20:42 AM

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Topics: Transfer students, Illustration, design, bfa, digital design, art students

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Jan 10, 2019 8:22:51 AM

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Topics: Transfer students, graphic design, design, bfa, digital design, art students

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