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Recent accomplishments in our PCA&D community

Salina Almanzar-Oree, Center for Creative Exploration Program Coordinator, was awarded an Equity Partner Grant by Lancaster County Community Foundation’s Equity Council. The grant will support Taller Pa’lante: Art in Parks, return pop-up engagements in neighborhood parks that will encompass mini murals, make-and-take projects, and investing in a youth mentee who will learn how to conduct

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PCA&D’s The Agency providing design work to five York non-profits this summer

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has partnered with Give Local York to select five York non-profits to receive design services this summer. The winning York non-profits were announced during the big Give Local York event on May 6.  Each organization will receive valuable design services that they otherwise could not afford from The Agency,

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Recent accomplishments in the PCA&D community

Seniors in the Fine Art and Photography & Video departments in April presented Artist Lectures outlining their senior thesis work. The April 4 event is connected to the Professional Practices 2 class taught by Prof. Matt Chapman. Presenting students include Cassandra Aaron, Isiah Bates, Adelaide Biehn, Woodrow Clapper, Kylie Hileman, Ryn Martino, Aubrey Maurer, Na’Chelle Morris, Callie Morton, Emily Reifsnyder, Cheyenne Snow, Nicole Stoltzfus, Kennedy Toomey, and Jaymi Vilardo.  Otherworldly,

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2 seniors win national packaging design honors

Two Graphic Design seniors, Christina Clemente and Jose Rosado, have earned national honors in packaging design in the annual Graphic Design USA competition.  Clemente is involved with the student chapter of AIGA, the professional association of design, where she serves as secretary. She also was part of a 2022 Designathon team working to develop new

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Kelly Phan ’22 named a Graphic Design USA Student to Watch

Graphic Design senior Kelly Phan has been named a GDUSA Student to Watch 2022 by Graphic Design USA. The annual honors, which recognize undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students, turn the spotlight onto “top students ready to burst on the design scene.” Just 100 students from across the country were selected. Prof. Pam Barby, Chair

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The Agency stepping up to fill a creative role in the community and beyond

An initiative that began last fall with four students has taken off this semester, preparing PCA&D students for real-world work with branding and advertising clients. The Agency is a new in-house creative services program launched this academic year as an in-house internship site. It provides “real-time business experience with real consequences” says Bill Dussinger, Graphic

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CORE Gallery collaborates with BLAC on ‘Works Cited’

CORE Gallery has collaborated with BLAC, PCA&D’s Black Led Art Coalition, for CORE’s new exhibition. Works Cited, which opened last week in the CORE space. In its curatorial statement, BLAC says that Works Cited ” is an exhibition that addresses the way that our fight for equality as African Americans is not a fad, nor was it spontaneously

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Book covers by two PCA&D juniors published by Sunbury Press

A book cover needs to be original while still fitting in with a specific genre; striking enough to grab attention from the books around it on a bookstore shelf, yet not so off-kilter that it alienates potential readers; and ultimately, distinct enough that it creates an identity for the title. It’s a tall order. And

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Cheers! Two PCA&D artists tapped for Spring House Brewing collaboration

The work of Sami Halfpenny ’23, Illustration and Brigitte Errickson ’19, Fine Art, will be featured on Spring House Brewing products this year. Their art joins that of Center for Creative Exploration instructor Zack Wilkinson, whose Thirst For Adventure piece was tapped for July’s Artist Collaboration beer. The PCA&D artists were among the dozen chosen

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December accomplishments in the PCA&D community

Rebecca Adey, Assistant Director of Admissions, is exhibiting four works at Millworks, Harrisburg, through Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. The four pieces focus on two birds, the phoenix and peacock, featuring a mount of each along with a matching papercut portrait. “With the closing of 2021 and emergency of a new year, both birds are perfect representations of

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College announces Fall 2021 Dean’s List

Congratulations to the following 90 students who have been named to the Fall 2021 Dean’s List at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design: Omar Almanzar ’25, undecided, Lancaster Abigail Altman ’24, Illustration, Rockville, Md. Aiyana Alvarado ’25, Graphic Design, Harrisburg, Pa. J. Aman ’22, Illustration, New Providence, N.J. Lauren Antanavage ’23, Animation & Game Art,

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November accomplishments in the PCA&D community

Work by nearly a dozen artists with PCA&D ties was part of a Nov. 19 community art show and silent auction to benefit the work of CWS Lancaster, a nonprofit organization that works to resettle refugees. CWS Lancaster recently partnered with NPR’s StoryCorps American Pathways program to record podcasts with local refugee storytellers. Those recordings

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Fine Art seniors present “Avid Vanguard” at the Demuth

Avid Vanguard, a collection of works created in Senior Studio, is celebrated with an opening reception Friday, Dec. 3 at the Demuth Museum, 116 E King St.  The show, says Assistant Professor and Fine Art Chair Becky Blosser, “is the culmination of focused dedication to developing a studio practice. From this, themes and formal explorations

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Business Bootcamp a chance to refine ideas for a creative career

A business plan that lives only in your head can sometimes kind of get stuck there: Where to begin? PCA&D’s recent Business Bootcamp worked to fill out some of those ideas, get them down on paper, and push them a few steps closer to reality. Led by PCA&D instructor Holly Mosher, the full-day Business Bootcamp

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Student Council leadership chosen for 2021-2022

  The PCA&D student body has chosen its Student Council leadership for this academic year, turning to several new faces to act as liaisons with college administration and to serve as a sounding board and organization body for student initiatives. Congratulations to: President Dzifa Charity Lassey ’24, Graphic Design Vice President Mak Sherrid ’24, Illustration

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Kelly Phan’s work will brand the 2022 Senior Show & Celebration

Congratulations to Kelly Phan ’22, Graphic Design, whose design work has been chosen to brand the 2022 Senior Show & Celebration in May. Her bold, Bauhaus-inspired peacock, tied to the College’s own branding colors, will appear on tickets, banners, social media, and other promotional materials next spring. Phan was one of six finalists, chosen after

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Atten-TION! PCA&D students, alumni invited to sign up for Nov. 20 Business Bootcamp

Plenty of art students dream of turning their passion into a business. The knowledge of how to accomplish that, though, isn’t always easy to attain. Instead of “flying blind” toward that goal, it helps to have a strategy, feedback, and guidance that will help boost chances of success. That’s the premise behind PCA&D’s upcoming Business

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Alexia Eggleston honored with this year’s Mary Colleen Heil Presidential Scholarship

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is pleased to announce that Alexia Eggleston of Laurel, Maryland, a junior Photography & Video major, has been selected as the 2021-22 recipient of the Mary Colleen Heil Presidential Scholarship. Eggleston’s participation in College and department activities and professionalism led to the recommendation for the scholarship. Eggleston is a

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11 honored for their student work in computer graphics competition

Nearly a dozen recent graduates of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design have been honored in the SIGGRAPH2021 Faculty Submitted Student Work competition. SIGGRAPH is the world’s largest conference on computer graphics. The work of these Animation & Game Art and Illustration students is now shared here worldwide for educators to use in their classrooms (drag

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September achievements in the PCA&D community

Ellie Cochran ’19, Graphic Design, has been awarded the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania Impact Award, which recognizes a woman in technology whose contributions have had a positive impact in the Entrepreneurial/Small Business sector. Cochran is Creative Director at the Lancaster LGBTQ + Coalition. Dyneisha Gross ’20, Graphic Design, has been named a Woman Designer to Watch

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Emily Reifsnyder ’22 designs digital book for the PCA&D-Zayed University exchange and exhibition

A simple blog exchange of photos and ideas between PCA&D photographers and students in the United Arab Emirates has morphed into an ebook compiled and designed by Emily Reifsnyder ’22. The Photography & Video major recently completed PCA&D-Zayed Photography Exchange, a digital photo book that highlights the ongoing collaboration between Pennsylvania College of Art &

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August accomplishments of note

PCA&D has awarded Research and Practice Grants to five members of the faculty for ongoing projects: Shwarga Bhattacharjee (2D Design Adjunct) participation in the Chautauqua Visual Arts Residency Program in Chautauqua, N.Y.; Adam Del Marcelle (Graphic Design Adjunct), project and documentary presentation to the Attend (to) Futures Conference this fall in Cologne, Germany; Troy Hollman

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A snapshot look back at Orientation Week 2021

Five days of Orientation events filled the week before PCA&D’s Aug. 23 start date  — five days of meetings and presentations balanced out by ice cream, walking tours, pottery painting, sketch sessions, movies, and more. It was, as President Michael Molla shared with the Class of 2025, an opportunity to “really explore what living a

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‘Show and Tell’ kicks off 2021-2022 in CORE Gallery

CORE Gallery at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has kicked off its 2021-2022 season of shows with Show and Tell, a curated exhibition featuring the work from PCA&D’s class of 2022. Show and Tell introduces new students at PCA&D to the work of their fellow classmates, and gives the Class of 2022 the opportunity

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Lancaster Chamber publishes article by members of BLAC

Earlier this summer, the Lancaster Chamber published an article by BLAC, PCA&D’s Black Led Art Coalition, as part of its Words That Activate Change series. The article’s three authors — Delaina Jolley ’22, Illustration; CamRyn Mickens ’23, Animation & Game Art; and Kendall White ’23, Illustration — addressed “How Art Students Respond to the Unprecedented Events.” They talked

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Mentoring program helps bring PCA&D’s new Data Visualization Certificate to life

This is the story of mentorship, PCA&D community, and expanding the ways artists and designers can impact the world around them. The culmination of all of those elements: a new certificate program, Data Visualization, that teaches students to use effective design principles and analytics for information design.  Seth Crider, a PCA&D alumnus and instructor for

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Learning and teaching design with data

  by Tom Newmaster Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Design   When it comes to teaching package design, one thing there is no shortage of is opinions. Design gurus will share what they believe works, what they think of as best practices, what’s cutting-edge. But when you get to the marketplace, it’s the consumer’s opinion that counts.

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Congratulations to our Spring 2021 Dean’s List students

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has announced names of students achieving Dean’s List status during the Spring 2021 semester. Congratulations to these 126 students: Abigail Altman ’24, Illustration, Rockville, Md. Jennifer Aman ’22, Illustration, New Providence, N.J. Lauren Antanavage ’23, Animation & Game Art, Frackville, Pa. Isaac Baker ’21, Graphic Design, Frackville, Pa. Charles

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Kelly Phan is winner of 2021 Mary Colleen Heil Presidential Scholarship

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is pleased to announce that Kelly Phan of Lancaster, a junior Graphic Design major, has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Mary Colleen Heil Presidential Scholarship. Kelly’s participation in College and department activities and her professionalism led to the recommendation for the scholarship. According to Pam Barby,

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PCA&D partners with Nimblist to stretch College’s LiveX major and new minors

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is excited to welcome Nimblist as the first partner of the College’s newly created Institute for Leadership, Creative Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. The Institute is the College’s new hub for multiple strategic initiatives and curricular innovations. It will merge entrepreneurship with creativity, developing opportunities for students to build leadership skills

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Grace Keefe ’22 hits a home run with new Lancaster Barnstormers merch

Step inside the stadium gift shop of Lancaster’s minor league baseball team,  and you can’t miss the ballcaps bearing a new design for the 2021 Lancaster Barnstormers. It’s a contemporary swoosh of orange tones, a “LANC.” abbreviation that feels like it’s in motion, accented by a heart in the center of the “A” and held

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Catch up on Career Day 2021: Watch these sessions with employers and guest speakers

PCA&D’s Career Day in late April was a chance for students to learn more about careers that are their end goal after art school, to explore other options they may not have considered, and to make connections with potential employers. And, in at least one case, to immediately snag a great summer work experience. Rising

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For Kelly Phan ’22, designing the Class of 2021 exhibition book was a lesson in balance and insight

If compiling a nearly 140-page book encompassing works from 58 artists, writings from College administration, and input from several editors, while working to specifications set up by senior faculty and staff and a professional printer, sounds like a massive undertaking … Kelly Phan would probably agree. While working on her other classes as well, the

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Behind the scenes with the co-curators: “Sincerely Yours,” the Class of 2021 exhibition

Five members of the Class of 2021 were selected for a special opportunity to co-curate the senior exhibition. Nicole Denzler, Photography & Video; Mandi Hall, Fine Art; Alexis Lebesco, Illustration; Regina Marie Mehaffey, Graphic Design; and Rachel Stork, Fine Art. These students were selected out of a pool of applicants for a competitive position within

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Behind the scenes with the student curators of the Class of 2021 exhibition, “Sincerely Yours,”

As part of an exhibition and curating internship, five members of PCA&D’s Class of 2021 collectively produced this year’s senior exhibition, featuring one work from each member of their graduating class.  We asked the co-curators — Nicole Denzler, Photography & Video; Mandi Hall, Fine Art; Alexis Lebesco, Illustration; Regina Marie Mehaffey, Graphic Design; and Rachel

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PCA&D Graphic Design and Illustration departments ranked regionally, nationally

A pair of national publications has recognized Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in their recent rankings of design and art programs: GD USA Magazine, a business-to-business source for graphic design professionals, has named Pennsylvania College of Art & Design to its list of top graphic design schools in the United States. The compilation represents

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Virtual Career Day combines inspiration, information… and lots of employment connections

Combining employer meet-and-greets, question-and-answer sessions, opportunities to share resumes, and a keynote by design historian Gökhan Ersan, PCA&D’s second Virtual Career Day April 21 is designed to be much more than a sit-and-watch-a-Zoom-presentation event. Instead, the goal is to be useful. Eye-opening. Educational. A gateway to internships, mentorships, fellowships … and jobs. “One year after

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Recent PCA&D community achievements

Recognizing recent accomplishments by students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design:  Four Graphic Design seniors have been named winners in the 2021 Graphic Design USA Student Package Design competition. Bringing home national-level honors are: Isaac Baker, Jia Bernstein, Zorina Eckman, and John Hollas. All four are members of Prof. Tom

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Collaborative workshops break isolation and result in community exhibition, ‘Zammesei’

Months upon months of pandemic restrictions can take a toll on anyone — especially a community that thrives on interaction, on collaboration, and on opportunities to learn and discover. The College’s Center for Creative Exploration partnered with a local senior living community to figure out how to bridge that isolation. The result is a new

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Documenting the 2021 Faculty Biennial with Cameren White ’24

This is the final post in a series highlighting the creative contributions of students at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design who worked behind the scenes to make the 2021 Faculty Biennial in the Main Gallery.  From Trenton, New Jersey, Cameren White ’24 is on the CORE Gallery curatorial board and does special video

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Na’Chelle Morris ’22 documents the Main Gallery’s 2021 Faculty Biennial

This is Part II of a series highlighting the hard work and creative input of students who worked behind the scenes to make the 2021 Faculty Biennial a success.  Na’Chelle Morris ’22, the official photographer of PCA&D’s student-run CORE Gallery, was assigned to document the 2021 Faculty Biennial for the Main Gallery. Charged with documenting

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College announces Commencement plans for Class of 2021 and Class of 2020

A message from Michael Molla, President, Pennsylvania College of Art Design: March is a month of change and transition — we can feel the arrival of spring in the air as we shift into a new season and consider the approaching end of this academic year. This time prompts us also to think about the

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Designathon 2021: A 12-hour sprint to create new branding for 8 regional nonprofits

The clients (and alumni) were online; the timeframe was 12 hours instead of the traditional 24; and gauging by client reactions Saturday night (yes, there were some giddy tears of happiness), Designathon 2021 was a massive success. Organizer and Graphic Design Department Chair Pam Barby, along with faculty members Bill Dussinger and Laura Korzon, and

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4 seniors nab national packaging design honors

Four Graphic Design seniors have been honored in Graphic Design USA’s 58th Annual Package Design Awards. They all are members of Tom Newmaster‘s Packaging Design class. Congratulations to: Isaac Baker: Taino Batata Sweet Potato Chips; Jia Bernstein: Crescents Potato Chips; Zorina Eckman: Sonos Audio Entertainment; John Hollas: Holy Chip Hell Fire and Chili Lime Chips.

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Part I: Students behind the Faculty Biennial, Jaymi Vilardo and Isiah Bates

Part 1 of a series highlighting the students who worked behind the scenes to make the Faculty Biennial.  The Faculty Biennial is an important tradition that celebrates faculty members for their dedication to the College’s mission and showcases their creative talents.  This year’s rendition of the exhibit has been enhanced by the hard work and

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Recent notes of accomplishment in our PCA&D community

Two members of the College faculty, Becky Blosser (Assistant Professor, Fine Art) and Eric Weeks (Assistant Professor and Chair, Photography & Video), as well as alumnus Marlin Bert have work in the current Demuth Invitational: Illustrations from the Stories that Inspire. The exhibition is open for timed in-person visitation at The Demuth Museum in downtown Lancaster here, and online here, through Saturday,

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Learning Commons: Digging into Online Critique Sessions with Jasmyn Stokes ’23

Some of the most useful parts of the learning experience can also be pretty uncomfortable when you first face them. Take the practice of critique. Showing a work in progress to other artists, taking in their constructive suggestions and criticisms, and explaining your choices, is a time-honored part of art school. It helps artists figure

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Directions in Contemporary Art zine goes on display at Street Road Artists Space

A month after wrapping up their online exhibition, Beyond Things Left Unsaid, a collaboration with Lancaster Museum of Art, PCA&D’s Fine Art seniors are once again on display. A zine created by members of Prof. Henry Gepfer’s Directions in Contemporary Art Class is on exhibit at Street Road Artists’ Space. The Chester County project integrates

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Zorina Eckman and Madeleine Lyash named “Students to Watch” by GDUSA

Graphic Design seniors Zorina Eckman and Madeleine Lyash have been named 2021 Students to Watch by Graphic Design USA. The online news source and magazine covers people, projects, trends, technology and products for graphic design professionals nationwide. “Maddie and Zorina fully understand the power of design,” says Graphic Design Department Chair Pamela Barby. “They are creating

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Prof. Jason Ward’s Drawing Workshops building a community of creatives

Art students itching for out-of-classroom guidance or a practical demonstration to expand their learning won’t always find what they’re looking for sitting solo in the studio. The Learning Commons is working to remove some of those hurdles with biweekly Drawing Workshops held during Saturday Study Tables. Led by Fine Art faculty Jason Ward, the workshops

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Admissions Ambassador Kylie Hileman ’22, Fine Art

WATCH KYLIE’S INTERVIEW MEET KYLIE HILEMAN: I am a Junior (Year 3) as of right now, I’m from Nescopeck/Berwick, PA. It’s in very rural central PA. I don’t have a minor, but if I could’ve snagged one, I would’ve loved to minor in Illustration. (Instagram: @k_j_h_art)   What do you remember about your first visit

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When Stars Are Scattered: National Book Awards finalists Jamieson and Mohamed

Visual art, combined with literature, is an immensely powerful way to tell a story. That artistic collaboration is what brought together Newbery Honor-winning graphic novelist Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed, who grew up in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Their resulting graphic novel, When Stars Are Scattered, tells the childhood story of Mohamed and

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Introducing Digital Art Drop-Ins with Prof. Natasha Warshawsky

PCA&D students who are working to expand and refine their digital art skills don’t have to work alone to puzzle out assignments, find inspiration, or practice a new technology taught in the classroom.  Every Wednesday from 7:30-9 pm, an online Digital Art Drop-In gives PCA&D students a way to explore, to catch demos, to reinforce

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Admissions Ambassador Adan Harris ’23, Animation & Game Art

WATCH ADAN’S INTERVIEW MEET ADAN HARRIS: I’m in the class of 2023, I come from a small town called Chambersburg [PA], but I actually went to a school called Waynesboro in the next town over. I don’t have a minor currently but I may take one in the upcoming semester. (Instagram: @harrisadan)   What do

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Student and alumni advice highlights PCA&D’s Spring Preview sessions

If you want to learn more about how to pace school assignments, how to figure out your creative path, and how to take advantage of what’s coming up next in your art and design school career, it makes sense to turn to the experts: Your fellow students themselves, and alumni of your college. This semester’s Spring

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Admissions Ambassador Kennedy Toomey ’22, Photography & Video

WATCH KENNEDY’S INTERVIEW MEET KENNEDY TOOMEY: I’m a Photo junior going for an Art History minor. I grew up around Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. (Instagram: @fallingintofocusphoto)     What do you remember about your first visit to PCA&D? KT: My first time at PCA&D, I remember being super excited to see the school had a darkroom.

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Peacocks leveling up: Introducing PCA&D’s Esports Team

Every good video game tells a story.  Maybe it’s the tale of a quest. Maybe it’s the challenge of championship battle. Or maybe it’s the vision of a future you’re playing to build and defend — or even the future of video games that connect to education, healthcare, and social justice? At Pennsylvania College of

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In the news: Recent accomplishments in the PCA&D community

Tyler Barton, Program Coordinator for PCA&D’s Center for Creative Exploration, spent a week in December at Modern Art in Lancaster working on his next novel, as part of the gallery’s “Don’t Forget How to Write” project. Passersby could provide prompts and ideas for Barton’s novel as he worked in the gallery’s display window. His first book,

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Admissions Ambassador Jose Rosado ‘22, Graphic Design

WATCH JOSE’S INTERVIEW   MEET JOSE ROSADO: I will be graduating in the year 2022. I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [and] I am a Graphic Design major. (Instagram: @joserosado.creative)   What do you remember about your first visit to PCA&D? JR: I remember a vibrant and busy day as it was an open house /

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Fine Art senior Brittany Lare wins Demuth Foundation award

The senior Fine Art students’ recent online exhibition hosted by Lancaster Museum of Art, Things Left Unsaid, has resulted in a special award for one of the artists. The Demuth Foundation, which operates Lancaster Museum of Art, recently announced Brittany Lare ’21, Fine Art, as winner of its Artistic Impact Award for her crocheted diptych 1950

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Admissions Ambassador Alicia Groff ’22, Illustration

WATCH ALICIA’S INTERVIEW MEET ALICIA GROFF: I’m a current junior here at PCA&D! I’m from Ephrata, PA, so I have been in Lancaster County my whole life. I’m majoring in Illustration, however, I am not enrolled in any of our minors. For my extracurriculars, I have been branching out to dabble in different fields and

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PCA&D collaborates with Franklin & Marshall College to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Delaina Jolley ’22, Illustration, represented PCA&D in a collaborative panel discussion, “MLK and Today,” with Franklin & Marshall College. You can view a recording of the January 2021 discussion below. Jolley, a co-founder of BLAC (Black Led Art Coalition) at PCA&D, joined F&M junior English Literature major Eniyah Brown-Moore and Michael Bright, F&M’s Residential Coordinator for

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Lancaster City turns to PCA&D’s Yamilet Orengo ’22 to illustrate its celebration of Three Kings Day

Yamilet Orengo ’22, Illustration, got a taste of real-world quick-turnaround projects with a special end-of-year commission for the City of Lancaster. Three works by Yamilet were used to highlight this month’s video celebration of Three Kings Day, or Feast of the Epiphany, created by the City of Lancaster and Triode Media. The 4-minute video, which

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Congratulations to the Fall 2020 Dean’s List students

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has named 114 students to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 semester. Congratulations to:   Abigail Altman ’24, Illustration, Rockville, Md. Jennifer Aman ’22, Illustration New Providence. N.J. Lauren Antanavage ’23, Animation & Game Art, Frackville, Pa. Isaac Baker ’21, Graphic Design, Frackville, Pa. Frank Barbera ’21, Illustration,

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Judging books by their cover

Chances are, whether you’re looking for your next read by wandering the shelves of a bookstore or library, or scrolling through your phone, book covers have the potential to lure you to even more options than the book you started out searching for. PCA&D students in Maria Cummings-Miller’s Junior Publication Design class took on the

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“Things Left Unsaid”: A exhibition of PCA&D Fine Art seniors and Lancaster Museum of Art

Things Left Unsaid, a digital exhibition and collaboration between the Lancaster Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design features the work of the College’s Fine Art seniors in a virtual exhibition. Artists include Rachel Boldt, Sharnee Burnett, Karissa Deiter, Meranda Hall, Paige Hershey, Brittany Lare, Sarah Lennon, Danielle Parker, Spencer Robbins,

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With CORE Gallery, PCA&D adds a vibrant venue for student engagement, exhibition, and experience

Academic galleries inspire and train succeeding generations of students. For the campus community, these spaces provide greater accessibility to museum-level artworks, enable object-based learning, and broaden exposure in the scope of works shown from the local to the global level. With exhibitions of the highest caliber, academic galleries demonstrate best practices and organize curated exhibits

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In the news: A month of accomplishments in the PCA&D community

Congratulations to these students, faculty, staff, and alumni on their recent accomplishments: Rebecca Adey (Assistant Director of Admission) was part of a group show featuring six in-house artists at Millworks, in Harrisburg. Adey’s ModSew Designs occupies one of the studio spaces at Millworks. Six of her works were featured in the exhibition: three 2D paper-cut

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Kaitlyn McCulley ’21, Illustration, wins competition to brand the 2021 Senior Show & Celebration

A team of design professionals has chosen the work of Illustration senior Kaitlyn McCulley to brand the 2021 Senior Show & Celebration. Each year, senior Graphic Design and Illustration students compete for the honor – and the top design will be used on everything from tickets and advertising to social media and the website archive

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Delaina Jolley ’22 is this year’s Price Scholarship recipient

Bringing large ideas to life, and creating a network of artistic support and inspiration, is a huge motivation for Delaina Jolley ’22, Illustration, recipient of the Cynthia E. Price Memorial Scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year. It’s the kind of creative life that the scholarship’s namesake, Cynthia Price, built, too. J. Richard “Rick” Price and

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Student-led BLAC — Black Led Art Coalition — established at PCA&D

Attending art school as a Black student means you may find yourself the only person of color in a room. Nationwide less than 8% of degrees awarded in visual and performing arts are awarded to Black students. At PCA&D, too, Black students know with what that statistic means at the most fundamental level. “You’re familiar

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Recent accomplishments in our PCA&D community

Congratulations to these students, faculty, staff, and alumni of our College! The work of Joanna Becker ’21, Illustration, is featured along with that of other Lancaster City artists, such as PCA&D instructor/alumnus Matt Chapman ’08 and alumnus Marlin Bert ’86, in the Fall 2020 issue of Fig magazine, a publication that highlights local business, culture, art, and

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Public invited to virtual Constitution Day program Sept. 30: Celebrate the right to vote

The PCA&D community will be exploring the right to vote, the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 during the College’s 2020 Constitution Day celebration Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 1-2 pm. Panelists include: Dr. Louise Stevenson, Professor of History and American Studies and Former Chair of Women Studies at

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Art for Social Good tackles the pandemic (and the all-important masks)

There’s no avoiding current events when you’re taking Art for Social Good with instructor Bill Dussinger. And 2020 has no shortage of current events that are prime for subjects. Dussinger’s first project for the class this semester was to design two posters for coronavirus awareness and prevention: One was to be generic, and the second

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Catching up: A month of accomplishments in the PCA&D community

Congratulations to these members of the PCA&D community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni! Jen Arnold, a graduate of Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, PCA&D’s predecessor, has joined Alpha Dog Advertising, Lancaster, as a brand manager. A specialist in project management and marketing research, Arnold also is a board member of the Philadelphia Chapter of

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Ruptura auténtica pop-up exhibition highlights 6 Latinx PCA&D artists

The annual Hispanic Festival at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church is a vibrant 37-year tradition, a celebration of culture and music and food and heritage — and all the ways they tie together into something inseparable. This year, a pop-up exhibition by PCA&D, Ruptura auténtica, adds art to that mix. Curated by Delaina Jolly ’22,

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7 PCA&D students honored in SIGGRAPH exhibition

The work of seven PCA&D students and recent alumni has been selected for the 9th Annual Faculty Submitted Student Work Exhibit at the annual conference of ACM SIGGRAPH. Congratulations to: Animation and Game Art Thesis Film: Dana Timpert, for “Petals,” and Jeff Yosco, for “Brocky VS Big Max.” Both are 2020 graduates in Animation & Game

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2 Virtual Town Halls scheduled for PCA&D Housing details: July 20 & 23

Are you living in PCA&D Housing this fall?   If you’re looking for details, move-in information, or have any questions about the PCA&D Housing experience, Student Life is holding a pair of virtual Town Halls this week to answer all your questions — and the first is this evening. Open to both returning and new students, the town halls are scheduled for Monday,

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PCA&D announces Spring 2020 Dean’s List

Congratulations to the following 104 students, who have been named to the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester:   Jennifer Aman ’22, Illustration, Rockville, Md. Lauren Antanavage ’23, Animation & Game Art, Frackville, Pa. Maria Barba ’20, Animation & Game Art, Lancaster, Pa. Frank Barbera ’21, Illustration, Germantown,

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Powerhouse animation team, the Klinglers, heading up several summer classes at PCA&D

With the launch of PCA&D’s three new certificate programs  — Animation, Communication Design, and Game Art — it’s a new opportunity for the College’s BFA students to gain concentrated experience in these growing fields. And it’s a chance for anyone to hone their skillsets for in-demand segments of these industries. Faculty members Norma and Johan

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Tyler Barton joins PCA&D as Continuing Ed is reimagined, expanded into the Center for Creative Exploration

As Pennsylvania College of Art & Design expands and redefines its community enrichment courses, we have formed our first institutional center:  the Center for Creative Exploration (CCE). Headed by Natalie Lascek, former Director of Continuing Education, the CCE will encompass classes that not only offer enrichment opportunities to the greater Lancaster community, but also dovetail with certificate

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College’s first Career Day goes virtual, with creatives from every PCA&D BFA major

Industries representing careers that lead from every PCA&D major will be present April 14 when the College hosts its first Career Day. In addition, artists and creatives from a wide variety of fields — from VFX artists and game developers to comic book writers, illustrators, graphic designers, curators, gallery directors, filmmakers, public programming, graduate studies,

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Junior Nicole Denzler’s work featured in Art of Portrait

When Nicole Belcher Denzler combined one passion — photography — with another — fashion — it was a dynamic mix. The result turned into a four-page spread in Issue 38 of Art of Portrait, a print and online publication dedicated to photographic portraiture.

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Esports team created, scholarships offered: Links here for info, tryouts

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design announces creation of the Esports Team as an opportunity for students to engage in community and enhance critical thinking and leadership skills. In celebration, both admitted and current students will be eligible to apply for $5,000 scholarships that will be awarded on the basis of skill along with

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Animation & Game Art reimagined to target the most in-demand jobs in its field

With some recent changes, one of PCA&D’s departments has aligned itself more closely with skills in great demand in its creative field. And the changes go much deeper than just the name, shifting from Digital Media to Animation & Game Art. Asked to name three aspects of the department that have changed this academic year,

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Work of Noel Fry, ’20, selected for international feature on women’s art

As Noël Fry ’20 gears up for her final weeks as a PCA&D student, she’s gotten word that her artwork is garnering attention from a worldwide perspective: Two single works of art, as well as a set of four prints, have been selected to appear in Create!, an independent magazine that features contemporary art from

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Graphic Design USA honors Gross, Nardo as Students to Watch

Anthony Nardo and Dyneisha Gross, both seniors in Graphic Design, have been named Students to Watch by Graphic Design USA . The magazine annually recognizes “top students ready to burst on the design scene.” Dyneisha, a Maryland native, is Student Council President and secretary of PCA&D’s AIGAchapter. Her leadership has helped establish the College’s first

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Anthony Nardo’s packaging design talents fuel national cosmetics industry honors

Anthony Nardo has a love of the mechanical world, of cars, of mathematics, and of hands-on learning, and he recently combined all of them for a project that usually doesn’t involve any of them: Cosmetics. And it was a beautiful, glossy hit.

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Designathon’s 24-hour marketing blitz is an ultimate College-community partnership

If you’re passing by PCA&D on the evening of Feb. 22, you’ll spot several dozen students, faculty members, and alumni emerging into the dusk. They’ll be bleary-eyed, maybe even a little over-caffeinated, and they’ll have have earned every minute of their upcoming spring break naps. They’re Designathon veterans. Each year, in a 24-hour push of

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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design announces Fall 2019 Dean’s List

Congratulations to these 91 students, who have been named to the College’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 semester: Jennifer Aman ’22, Illustration, Rockville, Md. Lauren Antanavage ’23, Animation & Game Art, Frackville, Pa. Isaac Baker ’21, Graphic Design, Frackville, Pa. Maria Barba ’20, Animation & Game Art, Lancaster, Pa. Joanna Becker ’21, Illustration, Fort

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Photography & Video sophomores Toomey and Stoltzfus chosen for international conference

A pair of PCA&D students have been selected for an international photographers’ conference program in January. Kennedy Bryant Toomey (‘22 Photography & Video) and Nicole Stoltzfus (‘22 Photography & Video) have been accepted into the volunteer program at the Professional Photographers of America‘s 2020 Imaging USA Conference in Nashville. They’ll join more than 10,000 international photographers in

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Senior Fine Art exhibition opens Dec. 6 at Lancaster Museum of Art

NEW: Take a virtual tour of “Shoulda Been a Poet” here! Fine Art seniors are mounting a December exhibit of their work, “Shoulda Been a Poet,” at Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 N Lime St. An opening reception will be held during First Friday celebrations on Dec. 6.

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PCA&D Illustration seniors design half-marathon medals, merch

Runners who cross the finish line at the Garden Spot Village Half-Marathon next March will be rewarded with a PCA&D student-designed medal.

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PCA&D expands its Photography Department to become the Department of Photography and Video

A message from Dr. Carissa Massey, Provost, PCA&D: I am excited to announce to you a curriculum change in the Photography Department.  Following review of a proposal brought by Professor Eric Weeks, on November 6th our Department Chairs voted unanimously to support changing the title of the department to the Department of Photography and Video.

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Artist Cupid Ojala on using personal experience to create a new reality

Queer people, says artist Cupid Ojala, “often have to create our own reality, and our own spaces.” That need for imagination and transformation informs the work of this Southern-born, Brooklyn-based artist, who visited campus in early November for his Artist Talk and Art & You gallery opening. In his discussions with students, Ojala focused on

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Artist Talk: Eric Favela, whose skills bring stories about Minions, Gru, talking dogs and woolly mammoths to life, at PCA&D Nov. 14

When Eric Favela graduated from Cal Arts, he knew he wanted to work in feature animation — but, beyond that, he really wasn’t sure where, or in what capacity. Then he found his niche: in the story department of Blue Sky Studios. And, since then, he’s expanded his career to include feature film storyboarding, visual

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Summer internship paves the way for Corinne Carmiche ’20

Corinne Carmiche ’20 used her summer vacation from art school to take a crash course of sorts in public art in the real world: an internship with CITYarts, a New York-based public arts and education nonprofit. CITYarts programs pair children and youth with professional artists to create public art in New York City. And, since

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Two new staff have joined PCA&D in leadership roles

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design welcomes two new senior-level staff to the College: Carissa A. Massey, Ph.D., is the College’s new Provost. Dr. Massey is highly regarded for innovative program development and creation of interdisciplinary opportunities, and will support the College’s efforts to expand academic offerings, enrich co-curricular planning, and create robust partnerships with

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7 PCA&D students show in China with Weeks-curated Pingyao exhibit

It can be tough, as an art student, to get your work seen beyond class critiques, professor evaluations, and your social media followers. The work of more than half a dozen PCA&D students, though, recently was on display as part of an exhibit curated by Photography Department Chair Eric Weeks at the 2019 Pingyao International

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Art Support: Continuing Ed launches series that includes critiques, practical new skills

“Where are all my people?” — Every creative person, at some point   The creative life often starts as a constant inflow of ideas and feedback and collaboration, that jumble of inspiration and energy. But so much of a creative life in practice is solo — working on the next piece, or struggling over the

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