Since 2009, Art & You (formerly known as The Mosaic Project) has been committed to exhibiting two artists who are selected for their commitment to creating high quality artwork which explores themes of individual and cultural identity.

The project began in 2009 with funding from the Lancaster County Community Foundation. In 2011 PCA&D made a commitment to the future of Art & You, and has taken on the responsibility of sustaining and funding this important, community-based project.

Now in its twelfth year, the Art & You 2019 features Antonius-Tín Bui and Cupid Ojala.

Middle School students study the drawings of Toyin Odutola, fall 2014

Antonius-Tín Bui is a queer, gender-nonbinary Vietnamese-American artist and recent graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Their hand-cut paper portraits of Queer People of Color Antonius has had the honor of befriending are influenced by the artist’s environment and the tradition of cut paper that is visible among most Asian cultures.

Cupid Ojala earned his MFA at Parsons The New School for Design. His performances and portraits draw attention to some of the most personal aspects of LGBTQ culture, including hair, desire, and the concept of transformation.

Fall 2015 mosaic artist Robert Pruitt

Fall 2015 Mosaic Ptoject artist Robert Pruitt with high school students participating in t he program

The educational component of Art & You invites high school students from the city’s School District of Lancaster to spend a day at PCA&D interacting with the exhibition and one of the two artists. Scholarships are also awarded to middle school students through the PCA&D Continuing Education Program, giving these students the opportunity to meet one of the Art & You artists.

Art & You features a full schedule of events that are free and open to the public. Visit the Gallery to see upcoming events.

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Art & You is coordinated by the PCA&D Gallery Director.