Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) is pleased to present Ruptura auténtica, a curated exhibition of artists featuring students and alumni. This exhibition will temporarily be on display outside San Juan Bautista Catholic Church during select days of the 37th Annual Hispanic Festival Take-Out Edition. Ruptura auténtica is curated by Delaina Jolley ’22, Illustration.
Ruptura auténtica features the work of six emerging Latinx artists: Yamilet Orengo ‘22, Jonatan Perez ’23, Tiffany Rodriguez ‘19, Jasmyn Stokes ‘23, and Daniel Valle ‘24, along with curator Jolley. The exhibition is the representation of raw emotions that each of us battle during these recent times of uncertainty. Jolley, Orengo, Perez, Rodriguez, Stokes, and Valle explore concepts of sorrow, anxiety, serenity, relationships, and identity.
Monday, Aug. 31, 5 -7 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 5-7 pm
Saturday, Sept. 5, 11 am to 1 pm & 5-7 pm
“As artists, we have pushed ourselves to be creative, even when the world is emotionally draining us. Society teaches us to suppress our feelings and to be a source of strength for our families,” Jolley states. “We create to ease our minds and help those around us. The act of making can add a sense of calm and sometimes visualizes our anxiety and sorrow. In curating this exhibition, I wish to bring awareness to the importance of mental health and expressing ourselves through positive mediums.”
About the Curator
Delaina Jolley ’22, is an Illustration major from Newark, Delaware. She works as a gallery assistant at the Main Gallery of PCA&D. A founding member and leader of BLAC, a student organization created to be a safe space for PCA&D’s students of color, she is a member of PCA&D’s Society of Illustrators and a regular Dean’s List honors recipient. She aspires to become an Art Director after graduation.
The Gallery at PCA&D
The exhibition program of the Gallery at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design uses art-based learning alongside artist-centered and community-focused programming to enable critical thinking and encourage dialogues with global perspectives for the communities of PCA&D, Lancaster, and beyond.