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5/13/2013 12:18:00 PM by PCA&D



"Summer Preview,"  which closed in early August, featured works by juniors and seniors in PCA&D's BFA degree programs.  Click here for details and read our recent blog posts about some of the students behind the exhibit.


Students represented included: Photography: Leawna Burek, Erik Espinosa, Kate Frese, Gregg Irwin, Martin Lamneck, Shannon McCoy, Emma Robertson, Maggie Rudisill and Katherine Zell. Illustration: Taylor Buck, Tylor Heagy, Zach Heffelfinger, Jennifer Kraft, Edward Morgan, Patrick Nulty, Todd Urlich and Mikhail Yakolev. Fine Art: Doug Fay, Marinda Jones, Chalkley Matlack, Garrett Moore, Erik Schriber, Kyle Timberman, Ryan Weaver, Jacqueline Willoughby and Yasmery Vargas. Graphic Design: Jordan Heisey, Samantha Heller, Ashley Hill, Courtney Lynn, Samantha Mongelluzzo, Katie Smith and Katie Trout.


Eric Fowler, instructor in PCA&D's Illustration department, has a one-man show of his paintings at the Society of Illustrators through August 17. Eric is a life member of the SoI, which is located in New York City, is the collections manager of the Museum of American Illustration at the Society, and is a past chair of their permanent collection.


"Blue" by Eric Fowler.


Heidi Leitzke, PCA&D's gallery director and instructor in the Foundation and Fine Art departments, had her embroidery creations in an exhibition at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery that benefits BalletX, also located in Philadelphia. The benefit exhibition closed on August 9.


"Bouquet" 2013, embroidery on linen, 8 x 8 inches

This and That...

Tom Newmaster, adjunct instructor in the Graphic Design department, regularly contributes to the online edition of Package Design magazine, which features profiles of extraordinary design projects, teams, and processes. He shares his experitise and knowledge about the role of color in consumer choice; using packaging to unify various product brands; and packaging's role in rolling out new products.


Gloria Mast, adjunct instructor in the Liberal Arts department, is featured in a video promoting the use of ARTstor in the classroom.


Bob McLeod, adjunct instructor in the Illustration department, was a guest speaker at the La Mole Comic Con in Mexico City, Mexico in July. 


"Route 113 near Phoenixville, Pa." an image by Christine Welch, professor and Chair of PCA&D's Photography department, is part of the Fogel Collection at Haverford College (Pa.), a permanent collection that represents "...a group of 49 works by 38 photographers spanning the history of the medium from its maturation in the 19th century to the present day." An exhibition of selected images from the Fogel Collection -- including this work by Welch -- is on display at Haverford through October 6, 2013.


Welch's work was specifically mentioned in this online article by the Philadelphia Inquirer.


"Route 113 near Phoenixville, Pa."


The new logo for Aaron's Acres, designed by Illustration major Danielle Farrell '14, is now live on their website and promotional materials. Danielle created their new logo in Fall 2012, and additional promotional materials for Aaron's Acres were created during the 5th annual Designathon, held in February 2013.


Danielle is shown, right, with Laurie Cubell of Aaron's Acres. The new logo is center.


This is the 15th year for Aaron’s Acres, a Lancaster-based organization that provides social and recreational programs for children and young adults (ages 5-21) with disabilities through age-appropriate socialization and communication skills. Read more about Aaron's Acres here.


Wonderhead Collective, led by PCA&D faculty member Jonathan Yeager, has designed a piano for the 2013 Keys for the City program. The non-profit featured on his piano is Lancaster Day Care Center. All pianos are installed -- Yeager's creation is in Musser Park -- and ready to be played during Music Fridays throughout the summer.


Photo courtesy of Wonderhead Collective/Jonathan Yeager 2013


Read about PCA&D's BFA degree programs in graphic design and illustration.




Work by Photography major Kate Frese '14 has been selected for the online annex of "The Edges of Night: Dawn and Dusk" at PhotoPlace Gallery. You can see Kate's work, "Candlelit," on their website.

"Candlelit" by Kate Frese '14

Her work was selected from over a thousand entries received by the PhotoPlace Gallery, which is located in Middlebury, Vt. "Candlelit" will also be included in the forthcoming full-color exhibition catalog.




Foundation students who took digital photography with Eric Weeks, assistant professor, this past semester published their work on a collaborative blog.

The "Photography Exchange" is the result of a cultural exploration between digital imaging students studying at Kyungil University in South Korea and Foundation students at PCA&D. The theme of this installment is "The Sound of One Hand Clapping."

View the blog here.


Image by Jen Godfrey '16




















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