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11/16/2010 2:09:00 PM by PCA&D




Student & Faculty News


Photography majors Danielle Sheerin '12 and Stephen Surotchak '12 have their work included in an online and main gallery exhibit entitled "Between Dawn and Dusk," at the Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Virginia.  The exhibit opened on May 8 and continues through June 2.


"Chick's Diner 4 a.m." by Danielle Sheerin


"Patricia" by Stephen Surotchak



Work by photography major Rebekah Shultz '13 are included in "Black & White: A Picture Show," an exhibit at the Black Bow Gallery in Portland, Oregon from May 1-22.  In her images, Rebekah explores spaces she knew and played in as a child, and now re-imagines them as an adult.  See more about Rebekah here.


"Memories" by Rebekah Schultz '13



A package design by Ryan Baer '12 was selected by TnT Bakery, of Narvon, Pa., to wrap their delicious single-serving sized apple, cherry, lemon and coconut pies. We hope to see his design on the store shelves soon.

Ryan's work was one of 16 entries submitted in the Advanced Packaging design class, taught by Tom Newmaster, and he received $250 from the Bakery for his work. The package design is also another real-world piece he can add to his portfolio.




As part of the "Lighting and Advanced Digital Camera" class taught by Eric Weeks, photo majors had the opportunity to go off-campus to capture portraits of locally prominent Lancastrians.


Over two weeks in March, these students captured Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray; Judge Bruce Roth, Magisterial District 02-2-02; Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Sturla, 96th Legislative District (pictured at top of page); and Reverend David Peck (Rector), his wife Dr. Cordelia Moyse, and their daughter Theodora at Lancaster's Saint James Episcopal Church.


Click here to read Eric's post about the project, here to read a post by Chelsea Crossett '14 about her experience, and here to view a photo album on Facebook from day one of shooting.  



Illustration faculty member Christina Hess was awarded a silver medal by and showed her work at the Society of Illustrators West exhibit at Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles, California, from March 30-April 4, 2012.

She also has been accepted as an exhibitor at Spectrum 19, an annual gathering of fantasy/sci-fi artists that will be held in May.





Photographic work by Eric Weeks, Instructor in the Foundation and Photography departments, was featured by a Parisian gallery at Art Paris from March 29 - April 1, 2012.


Eric Weeks, "Big Star" chromogenic print, 2008

Art Paris is an art fair that brings together 120 galleries from sixteen countries -- all held in the Grand Palais. The gallery representing Weeks, Galerie Catherine et André Hug, exhibited six large (30 x 40 inch) color photographs from his series "World Was in the Face of the Beloved." Art Paris had 48,000 visitors last year.



Chair of PCA&D's Illustration department and associate professor Robert Hochgertel illustrated the newly-released book, "The ABCs of Philadelphia: An Illustrated Guide to the City of Brotherly Love" (published by Camino Books, Inc.).


The book is a child’s alphabet book, visitor’s guide, keepsake, and history primer. Author Greg Landry’s text and Robert Hochgertel’s vibrant illustrations combine to bring the diverse pleasures of Philadelphia to life.  Bob lived in the center city area of Philadelphia for almost 15 years. In illustrating "The ABCs of Philadelphia," he was forced to re-examine and explore the city in new ways. The paintings for the book were truly a labor of love. The time he spent in the city as a student, educator and artist has had tremendous impact on his life, and it continues to do so.


Cover image from "The ABCs of Philadelphia: An Illustrated Guide to the City of Brotherly Love" (published by Camino Books, Inc.)



Works by PCA&D photo majors are part of the second annual student exchange exhibit between University of the Arts (Philadelphia) and PCA&D.  Photos were on display from February 17 - March 2 at each college.


Students participating in this exhibit included: Joel Abler, Leawna Burek, Chelsea Crossett, Erik Espinosa, Kate Frese, Lindsay Garner, Celia Gillam, Karen Goswell, Gregg Irwin, Briana Major, Ashley Moog, Steven Purdham, Emma Cate Robertson,  Maggie Rudisill, Liz Schatz, Danielle Sheerin, Amy Shoemaker, Rebekah Shultz, Bethany Stachowiak, and Stephen Surotchak.


"Waitress," by Stephen Surotchak '12




Here's a follow-up to a story we posted earlier.  Graphic design major John Bibbo was presented with a $200 check for designing Junior Acheivement's 2012 "Casino on the Green" fundraiser (scroll down this page to see John's design). 

Katie Gegg, JA volunteer and 2000 PCA&D grad, is pictured left, and Pam Barby, Chair of the graphic design department and instructor, are shown with John. This real-life, client-driven project was completed in Pam's fall 2011 senior design studio class.




Tom Bejgrowicz, faculty member in PCA&D's graphic design department, is the creator and art director behind new deluxe packaging for Devin Townsend Project's "Contain Us," which was released this winter.  See the full story here. Tom owns Man Alive Design, which provides graphic design and photography for clients across the country, including the music industry.



Three editorial cartoons by Charlie Beyl, instructor in the illustration and graphic design departments, are included in the "Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year, 2012 edition," edited by Charles Brooks (Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, Louisiana).


Charlie's cartoons, originally created for the Lancaster (Pa.) Sunday News, are shown on pages 36, 113 and 123.  See more about Charlie's work here.



Dorothy Frey, chair of the Fine Arts department and instructor in the Fine Arts and Foundation departments, presented "Studio Farm," an exhibition of paintings at the Sykes Gallery in Breidenstine Hall, Millersville University, in January and February 2012.


"Rival" 2010, oil on canvas, 46" x46"


Alpha Dog Advertising recently learned that a direct mail and Internet campaign it and PCA&D instructor Maria Cummings-Miller created for Arborist Enterprises is the winner of a 2011 Tree Care Industry Association "Professional Communications Award."


Maria designed the direct mail piece, shown above, for the campaign.



Illustration instructor Matt Novak joined fellow illustrators and authors for "Breaking In and Staying In: PA Authors and Illustrators Talk About Launching and Maintaining Their Careers."

The writing-for-children workshop was held in February at the Lancaster Public Library.



Joseph Kulka, adjunct instructor in the illustration department, illustrated a picture book on Smokey Bear for the USDA Forest Service.  More recently, Joe's book, "The Rope" (which he authored and illustrated) is a 2011 Storytelling World award winner in the category of Stories for Young Listeners.


In "The Rope," Joe pokes gentle fun at a trio of charming characters who find themselves caught up in the fantasy of getting something for nothing when really, they already have everything they need.  Click here for details.



Graphic design major Joe Pietrzak '12 created a winning poster design -- seen below -- for OperaLancaster's 60th anniversary and for its Opera Week celebration in 2012. PCA&D prepares its students for a life in art by presenting challenges from real-world clients as in-class assignments.




Creative work by graphic design major John Bibbo '12 was been selected by the Lancaster County Junior Achievement to publicize its annual gala fundraiser, "Casino on the Green," which will be held in March 2012.  Bibbo's "Save the date" postcard and poster designs will be seen on all of the event's collateral pieces.  Last year, graphic design major Jason Getz '11 created the winning design for this event, as well. Learn more about the event by clicking here and select "Events."


"Casino on the Green" design by John Bibbo '12



Juniors in Tom Bejgrowicz's design studio wrote a blog about their class, sources of inspiration and other design-based topics.  Nick Belcher, Lisa DeAngelo, Christa Zinner, Sally Yacovelly, Pat Mendoza, Gene Testa and Mindy Tang have written posts.  Click to view the "PCA&D Junior Design Studio" blog.


Graphic design majors have a student chapter of AIGA and have created a Facebook presence so anyone can follow their progress, get news, and see what projects they are working on.



Illustration seniors Allison Farris, Kelly Geiges, Alicia Jagels and Seth Pala are in the process of installing a mural at the corporate office of Susquehanna Bank, located in Lititz, Pa.  The mural is ten feet high and over 100 feet long, and depicts familiar scenes to Lancasterians. They are on track for a spring 2012 completion date.



The mural in-progress by PCA&D seniors



On November 14, 2011, juniors and seniors in Pam Barby's Advertising Studio class took a field trip to the design firm of Harvey & Daughters in Sparks, Maryland.

They saw work done by H&D for Cover Girl , McCormick's and Phillips Foods. H&D discussed the mindsets that compel consumers to buy products, and discussed the role of market research to create a meaningful shopping experience.  Package design, brand awareness, and product reputation are among the important dynamics in the purchasing cycle.

View photos of the day on PCA&D's Facebook wall.




"Which Way?" was an exhibit of new works presented by PCA&D's senior Fine Art majors.  It was open to the public throughout November 2011 at The Gallery at Tellus 360, one of downtown Lancaster's newest exhibition spaces.  

Fine artists who exhibited work included Iliana Alexandrova, Owen P. Bradley, J Gray, Eileen Heasley, Caitlin Herrschaft, Eric Hinkley, Hayley Linette, Colleen McCauley, Katie McNichol, Dade Orphan, Christian Spilman, and Alyssa Thomas.

Mounting this exhibition was a requirement of all Fine Art majors and is part of their Professional Practices course.   The seniors also created promotional pieces for the show, such as posters (shown below) and invitations.




Photography instructor Leigh Van Duzer had work in two group exhibits during November 2011.   "Build Up" is a group exhibit Van Duzer organized and is on display at the Fowler Arts Collective in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She also has a piece in a show at the Speos Gallery in Paris. The exhibition coincides with Paris Photo and Lensculture Photofest during the month of November.


Tuck, 2011 by Leigh Van Duzer



David Moss, a professor in PCA&D's Fine Art department, and his son, PCA&D alumnus Christopher, mounted a two-person show at Isadore Gallery this past October. Dave showed his new paintings, while Christopher featured photographs taken during a recent trip to New Mexico.

Click here to read a review of the exhibit that ran in the Lancaster, Pa. newspaper. 


"Gossamer Membrane" by David Moss.



Design students in Pam Barby's and Brian Gunzenhauser's classes created typographical celebrations of PCA&D's upcoming 30th anniversary.  Working with visiting artist Gail Anderson one afternoon in October, the students created print and motion pieces celebrating PCA&D's 30th year.  


Read Pam Barby's blog post and photos about this wonderful day for the students.  Click here. A few samples of their work is seen below.





























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