In Honor of David K. Snyder
Join Us for the Opening Reception on Thursday August 21 from 5 - 8 p.m.
This exhibition celebrates the life and legacy of David K. Snyder as artist and educator. Snyder was a co-founder of PCA&D in 1982. He taught for over 30 years, inspiring and challenging students in the Fine Art and Foundation departments.
"Dave Snyder was a powerful influence on the success of the College,” states Mary Colleen Heil, PCA&D President. “He was an excellent teacher and artist and was deeply committed to his work and his students. We will all miss him."
This exhibit has been curated in two parts. First, a selection of prints and related artwork made by Snyder has been selected from the collections of PCA&D faculty, staff and local collectors.
For the second component of the show we invited a selection of artists to exhibit -who had close relationships with Snyder- either as student or colleague and who work primarily in the media of printmaking. We chose to focus this exhibit on printmaking, because Dave was experimental and innovative in his printmaking practice. Utilizing his expertise and the way he encouraged creative problem solving, Dave impacted the strong learning environment of the print shop at PCA&D.
“Don’t get comfortable with the work you're making. You should always be pushing your boundaries and making art in different mediums. It is the only way to learn.”
-David K. Snyder, from a classroom conversation with Eileen Heasley '12
Included in the exhibition are works of art by David K. Snyder, Rebecca Blosser, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Dorothy Frey, Jolyn Fry, Eileen Heasley, Zachary Lindenberger and David Moss.
The Main Gallery at PCA&D Summer Hours
Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm
closed Weekends and Holidays, including July 4th
Open First Fridays until 9 pm
Admission is always free and open to the public