The public has come to look forward to intriguing artists talks at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. The talks are always free and open to the public.
Talks publicized here feature artists and designers from across the country.
Click here to see artists talks by members of the PCA&D faculty.
Laylah Ali and Gerald Cyrus, pictured above, were the visiting artists for this year's Mosaic Project, which was held in September and October 2013.
Coming up in 2014
Letterer, graphic designer and illustrator Mary Kate McDevitt will visit PCA&D on February 4. She'll present a free, public artist talk at 12:30 p.m. and afterwards, will conduct a workshop for Graphic Design students.
McDevitt is a living and working in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her clients include Chronicle Books, Sesame Street, Fast Company, Nintendo, Harper Collins, Adobe, CMYK Magazine, Parade Magazine, AARP, Better Homes & Gardens, O Magazine, Woman's Day, United States Postal Service, Baltimore Magazine, Westwood College, Milwaukee Magazine, Field and Stream Magazine, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Hand-Eye Supply, and Help Ink.
February 7 at 4 p.m.: Illustrator James Ransome will speak about "Robert Cunningham: Artist/Illustrator," in conjunction with an exhibit of work by this prolific artist who passed away in 2010. Ransome will be present for the February First Friday reception, as well (First Friday runs from 5 - 9 p.m.). Watch this site for details as they evolve.
James had an exhibit of his own work at PCA&D in December 2009. He's shown in the photo (foreground, center) talking with gallery director Heidi Leitzke at the opening reception. Click here to read all about it.
Nate Larson will present an artist talk on February 14 at 4 p.m. Larson is a contemporary artist working with photographic media, artists books and digital video. He's a faculty member at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Md., and will chair the 2014 national conference of the Society of Photographic Education. He is represented in many exhibits and collections nationally and internationally, and is featured in numerous publications and media outlets, including Wired Magazine, The Picture Show from NPR, Hyperallergic, Gizmodo, Vice Magazine, and the New York Times.
Elizabeth Duffy, multidisciplinary artist, will visit PCA&D on March 11. Her talk is at 10 a.m. Duffy is a multidisciplinary artist whose work engages practices of process-based drawing, installation, sculpture and photo. Her work is influenced by feminist art, an itinerant way of life, and the confluence of art with everyday life. She has exhibited work at the Drawing Center, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, White Columns, Dartmouth College's Strauss Gallery, Pentimenti Gallery, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, and many more.
Panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibt in PCA&D's Main Gallery, "Folklore." Moderated by PCA&D Gallery Director Heidi Leitzke, the panel will convene on March 20 at 4 p.m. Guest panelists will be announced soon. The exhibit "Folklore" will feature original fracktur drawings in conversation with contemporary works of art by Amy Cutler, Clare Grill and Clare Rojas.
Watch these pages and PCA&D's Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates and announcements
about all our artist talks and gallery events.
Talks from the fall 2013 semester included:
Laylah Ali was featured on Ocotber 4 in the "Mosaic Project: Laylah Ali and Gerald Cyrus" exhibit. Ali and Cyrus each presented free artist talks for the community and worked with area high school and middle school students.
The Mosaic Project is a multicultural exhibition and educational program for students and families in Lancaster County. Read more about it here.
Gerald Cyrus visited Lancaster and PCA&D on September 6 for his First Friday artist talk and gallery reception. Cyrus is a Philadelphia-based photographer who teaches at Haverford College, and is a member of the Kamoinge, Inc. photographers collective.
See photos from the reception on our Facebook wall.
Interdisciplinary artist Daren Kendall presented an artist talk on October 10.
Image courtesy of darrenkendall.com
Kendall's collaborative art research and practice extend across disciplines: He has worked with material testing and instruction at the Harry E. Bovay Jr. Laboratory in the Engineering Department, Cornell, and he has participated in improvisational performance with Cornell School of Music faculty Annie Lewandowski of PowerDove and electro-acoustical sound artist Taylan Cihan, both members of the Cornell Avant-Garde Ensemble (CAGE). Kendall is currently working on an installation and performance for the Greater Richmond Transit Company complex in Richmond, Virginia, curated by Vaughn Garland; and a presentation at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell, with participating members of Workroom G Collective: Michael Ashkin, Annie Lewandowski, and Tim Feeney.
Thomas Wedell returned to PCA&D as guest speaker on November 1.
Wedell's talk was presented in conjunction with the Main Gallery exhibition, "Skolos and Wedell: A Poster Retrospective," which opened that same day and continues through January 3, 2014.
Husband and wife, Skolos and Wedell work to diminish the boundaries between graphic design and photography by creating collaged three-dimensional images influenced by cubism, technology and architecture. With a home/studio halfway between Boston and Providence, they balance their commitments to professional practice and teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design. The studio’s work has received numerous awards and has been widely published and exhibited.
Skolos and Wedell were graduation speakers at PCA&D in May 2012. Click here to read about their presentation to the Class of 2012.