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Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Jan 28, 2020 9:44:33 AM

 

 

For Alana Coates, who's built a career at galleries and museums of all kinds, the role of a gallery at an art college is especially pivotal.

"The enhanced hands-on learning opportunities that a gallery provides as a platform of creative exploration is crucial for students to transition to successful creative careers outside of school," Coates says.

Coates, whose tenure at PCA&D began at the start of this academic year, comes to the College after filling a wide spectrum of roles in museums as well as commercial and academic galleries. The opportunity to help create, shape, and refine opportunities for students here, she says, was irresistible. She's drawn to the chance to spotlight creative perspectives that challenge, educate, and inspire students in their own work.

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Topics: main gallery, staff, exhibit, the gallery at PCA&D

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Jan 4, 2020 7:30:00 AM

"Sanctuary," 2018 (detail), Erick Antonio Benitez.

Focusing on contemporary issues, says artist Erick Antonio Benitez, brings an immediacy to artwork, a chance to immerse an audience, to inspire reflection, and -- when everything clicks -- to perhaps effect change in real time.

It's the final week for Esta Tierra Es Tu Tierra (This Land Is Your Land) in The Gallery at PCA&D, Benitez's multimedia exhibition on display since November. The Salvadoran-American artist's collection of photos, documentary film, and found objects document his travels over the length of the U.S.-Mexico border. Reflecting the stories of migrants, border agents, and Minuteman militia members, Esta Tierra Es Tu Tierra is a living archive of how contemporary American policy impacts and shapes the lives of those who experience it.

Based in Baltimore, Benitez earned a BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. We talked to Benitez about the demands of focusing art on contemporary issues, his process of compiling many pieces into multimedia, multidisciplinary artwork, and the rewards of uncovering timeless themes living within real-time events:

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Topics: photography exhibit, main gallery, photography and videography, exhibit, the gallery at PCA&D

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Nov 12, 2019 9:15:00 AM

 

Queer people, says artist Cupid Ojala, "often have to create our own reality, and our own spaces."

That need for imagination and transformation informs the work of this Southern-born, Brooklyn-based artist, who visited campus in early November for his Artist Talk and Art & You gallery opening. In his discussions with students, Ojala focused on the transformative power of art -- questioning ideas of identity and traditional masculinity, and examining desire, sexuality and sensuality from a transgender man's perspective.

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Topics: artist talk, visiting artists, main gallery, atrium talk

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Sep 11, 2019 2:28:24 PM

Instructor Erin Dorney is a freelance writer and marketing consultant working with advertising agencies and small businesses, as well as individual clients, to help with marketing strategies and copywriting. She is also the co-founder of Fear No Lit, a literary organization that hosts writing workshops and events. Erin will be teaching Creative Literary Explorations for Artists & Writers, Writing About: Art & You, and Make & Take: Zines for us this fall. Erin comes to us from a rural town along Lake Ontario in upstate/western New York where there were lots of apple farms, tons of lake-effect snow, and cornfields aplenty. Now she is settled into Lancaster City and creating inventive and powerful experiences in writing and literature for PCAD and our greater community. Read on to find out more about Erin and her classes.

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, Art Education, LiberalArts, art classes, enrichment, art technique, community, main gallery, creative writing

Posted by Daina Savage on Aug 14, 2019 10:29:00 AM

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Topics: Gallery, main gallery

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Sep 20, 2018 1:11:39 PM

Upcoming Gallery Shows at PCA&D – Fall & Winter 2018-19

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Topics: visiting artists, main gallery

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jul 3, 2018 3:29:37 PM

Larissa Ramey

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.  

 

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Topics: Art Student, Gallery, student work, bfa, summer, main gallery

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

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