Amber Kane named PCA&D’s new Director of Continuing Education

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Friday, January 12th, 2018

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has announced that Amber Kane has been hired as Director of Continuing Education, bringing her backgrounds as an arts educator and textile artist to the position.

Kane, who has worked for two years as PCA&D’s Continuing Education Assistant, holds a bachelors in arts education from Messiah College and a masters in creativity studies  from Union Institute and University of Vermont. She has 10 years’ experience in teaching the arts as an online graduate instructor for “The Art of Education,” an online AP Art and Art History instructor for homeschool students,  and a teacher inservice trainer on “Bringing Creativity into the Classroom.”

Kane, the owner of Amber Kane Textiles, is also a working artist who designs and creates one-of-a-kind scarves and other textile pieces. According to Kane,  when it comes to weaving she never follows pattern, making each piece up as she goes along. She thinks of each textile as an over composition, more like a painting, instead of creating pattern repeats.  Her work can be found online at https://amber-kane.myshopify.com/.

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Kane’s work is locally featured at Sophie Stargazer Boutique, She has exhibited her work at the Buyers Market of American Craft, New York Now, RAW Natural Born Artist, Contemporary Fibers, Marietta Art House, Art Star, PA Guild Show, Wilmington, DE, PA Guild Show, Lancaster, PA, Fall into Fine Craft, Lancaster Art Walk, Mechanicsburg Museum, Messiah Mentor Show, Mechanicsburg Art Center, and Tied in Knots: Untangling the Art of Textiles: City Hall, Lancaster Pa. Her work has been featured in Harrisburg Magazine,  Messiah College Bride, Crafts Report 2012, and Design Sponge.

Kane and her husband Dan live in Lancaster City with their two Shiba Inu’s, Lobo and Kuma, and has adopted 100-200 blocks of Fairview Ave. She also serves on Education planning committee for SOWE (a neighborhood organization in Lancaster’s South West quadrant).