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The Best of 2013... and designs for a Beatles song collection
10/24/2012 9:26:00 AM by PCA&D



Our students and faculty are always involved in real world projects, a signature of PCA&D's rigorous curiculum.


Jessica Messerschmidt '13, a graphic design major, created the labels for Tulpy Pickles, a new start-up based in Berks County, Pa.  The entire "Advanced Packaging" class, under the tutelage of Tom Newmaster, did competitive research, developed logos, designed labels, and pulled it all together in a final presentation.  Jessica's winning label design should be on store shelves in the spring.  Click here to read more about PCA&D's graphic design curriculum.




"Remembrance of Things Past" is a new body of work by Eric Weeks, assistant professor in the Foundation and Photography departments.  The exhibit is on display at Galerie Catherine et Andre Hug in Paris, France, from January 31 - February 23, 2013. An opening will be held on February 1. Click here for details.



From his artists statement, Weeks writes "These photographs of my wife Stacy, from the series "World Was in the Face of the Beloved," are about a character who is becoming one within the given landscape. She is someone who is okay with who they are and where they are in the world, while at the same time, she questions her place in the universe. She is my protagonist. There is certainly the suggestion of spiritual tranquility in the photographs. I want my photographs to offer a respite from all the courser conundrums of humanity."


Read his full statement here.



Embroidery works by gallery director and adjunct instructor Heidi Leitzke are part of "Interwoven" at Arlington Art Center, Virginia.  The exhibit continues through March 24, 2013.




Three editorial cartoons created by Charlie Beyl, assistant professor in PCA&D's Illustration and Graphic Design departments, are included in the 2013 "Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year." Shown above and immediately below are two of Charlie's cartoons that have been included.  Click here to learn more about our degree programs in illustration.




Photography major  Kate Frese '14 received the Fall 2012 "Supplies Grant" from Shades of Paper, a new Jersey-based supplier of digital printers and fine digital papers.

In order to be considered for the $200 grant for supplies from Shades of Paper, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, submit examples of their work, and write an artist's statement.


Learn more about PCA&D's photography program.

"Enter the Night," by Kate Frese '14

Eric Fowler, PCA&D faculty member in the Illustration department, was part of a group show of paintings, drawings and prints at Gallery @ 792 in Collingswood, N.J., this past December.


"Blue," By Eric Fowler


Work by Christine Welch, faculty member and chair of the Photography department, was featured in "Take Another Look!" at the Demuth Museum in Lancaster, during November 2012.


"Marianne Ashbey" 1985 by Christine Welch


"Through My Great-Grandparent’s Eyes" is fifth in the series of a cross-cultural photography exchange between PCA&D Foundation students and digital imaging students at Kyungil University in South Korea.

As part of this exchange, students in the classes of Paul Choe (Kyungil) and Eric Weeks (PCA&D) are asked an open-ended, themed question that they answer through photography. In this way, the two cultures learn a bit about each other as students answer the same question in their own creative way.


Click here to see more about PCA&D's foundation year.


The design talents of Tom Bejgrowicz, PCA&D faculty member (teaching Junior Design Studio, Art & Agitation, and Typography 1 in Fall 2012), are part of a reissue of The Beatles "Magical
Mystery Tour"
deluxe box set, which was released in October 2012.

Inside, there's a DVD and a Blu-ray disc as well as two 45-RPM singles for release in the U.S.


Tom did production work for The Beatles deluxe

box set on the items indicated by arrows.

The "Magical Mystery Tour" 10"x10" boxed deluxe edition also includes a 60-page book with background information, photographs and documentation from the production, and a faithful
reproduction of the mono double 7" vinyl EP of the film's six then-new Beatles songs, originally issued in 1967 in the United Kingdom to complement the film's original release.

This is not the first time Bejgrowicz has worked with The Beatles' production company.  He did production design on their 2011 Record Store Day release, "The Singles," as well as package design for merchandise boxes (found exclusively at Target) for The Beatles "Red" and "Blue" collections.


Works by Fine Art majors were displayed at the Tellus 360 gallery, Lancaster, in November 2012.  Seniors whose works were included in the show are Stephanie Atchley, Danielle Brown, Tim Coleman, Carrie Daigle, Nicole Espinola, Rachel Hoffman, Kelli Mantell, Amber Martin, Heather Moore, Cassie O’Neal, Mark Springer, and Sam Warren.


Poster design by Sam Warren '13


Junior Achievement of Central Pennsylvania selected a design by PCA&D's Jessica Messerschmidt '13 (graphic design major) to be used for promoting their gala fundraiser in 2013.  Jessica's  work will appear on postcards and posters publicizing the event.


For the sixth year running, illustrations by PCA&D students are being used to promote the children's theatre series at the Broadway Theatre of Pittman, New Jersey.  Click here for the full article.


Bob McLeod, a faculty member in PCA&D's Illustration department and who co-created and illustrated "The New Mutants" for Marvel Comics, presented a workshop at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., on November 24 in conjunction with the exhibit by comic artist Alex Ross.  Bob's appearance was part of the Museum's "Family Festival Day."


Bob will also be a speaker at the Colorado Council International Reading Conference on February 6-9, and at MegaCon from March 15-17, 2013.


"New Mutants" by Bob McLeod


"Cranberry Island," an exhibit of new work by Aaron Brooks, adjunct instructor at PCA&D, was shown at Isadore Gallery, Lancaster, during the month of November.  


Brooks recently returned from the prestigious Heliker-LaHotan Foundation's 2012 Artist Residency Program on Great Cranberry Island, Maine. This one-man show is “an exploration and visual interpretation of that natural setting, [with subjects ranging] from rocky coastlines against the Atlantic Ocean to inner-island fields, wild flowers, pine and birch trees.”






















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