The Mosaic Project 2016

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The significance of art in the lives of our youth cannot be underestimated. Yet, just when research is finally emerging that supports this, budget cuts and curricular demands are threatening the foundation of creativity in our public schools. In order to fill that gap as well as enrich the community, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design developed The Mosaic Project, a multicultural exhibition and education program for students and families in Lancaster County.
Our artists for the Mosaic Project this year are
Mark your calendar for these dates:
  • First Friday Opening Reception: September 2nd
  • First Friday Opening Reception: October 7th
  • Mosaic Day with Jamea Richmond-Edwards: October 7th
  • Mosaic Day with Christian Robinson Visit & Lecture: October 28th

Part of PCA&D’s annual Mosaic Project exhibition, a multicultural exhibition and educational program for students and families in Lancaster County.  The 2016 Mosaic Project exhibition features Christian Robinson’s storytelling with illustration and animation and Jamea RichmondEdwards’ repertoire of portraits of black women drawn using ink and graphite.

Christian RobinsonChristian Robinson likes to tell stories with pictures, making a living as an illustrator and animator in San Francisco.  He’s worked with Pixar Animation Studios, The Sesame Street Workshop and illustrated a number of award winning picture books including Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell (Chronicle), which won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, a Robert F. Sibert Honor; and Gaston by Kenny di Pucchio (Athenum), which was named a Best Book of 2014 by Horn Book, Kirkus, and Amazon.  His latest book, Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), is a New York Times bestseller. See Christian’s work online at theartoffun.com, or follow him on Instagram: @theartoffun

 

Jamea Richmond EdwardsDetroit-bred Jamea Richmond-Edwards offers a repertoire of portraits of black women drawn using ink and graphite. Her lionized figures are portrayed in regal poses, with eyes that possess alluring gazes and bodies adorned with rich tapestries of color and patterns made of sequins, rhinestones, paper and textiles. Their clothing, which mimics designer fashion, conceals their vulnerability and weaknesses, while elevating them from distained to the revered. Richmond-Edward’s work has garnered the attention of art critics including in the Washington Post and the Huffington Post’s “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know”. Jamea has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally including the Delaware Art Museum Centennial Exhibition, Wilmington, Delaware; Rush Arts Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Parish Gallery, Washington, D.C. and Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, Maryland. Her works are in the permanent collection of private collectors across the country and the Embassy of the United States in Dakar Senegal.

See Jamea’s work online at http://www.jamearichmondedwards.com