Announcing this winter’s schedule of Atrium Artist Talks

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Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Come to PCA&D this winter to hear from five artists at the top of their fields!

The talks are free and open to the public. They will be held in the Atrium at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 204 N. Prince St., Lancaster.

Ranu Mukherjee

Monday, January 22, at 10:00 a.m.

Exhibiting in PCA&D’s Main Gallery

Ranu Mukherjee’s work explores states of excess, drawing links between present day global capitalism and animism still residual in our collective psyche. Her hybrid films, paintings and textiles look at the construction of culture through creolization, the nomadic, ecology, speculative fiction, desire and the unknown. Shivery Proof, an exhibition by Ranu Mukherjee, is in the PCA&D Main Gallery through Feb 10th (Come see the Mukherjee exhibit during the Art+Coffee Stroll in Downtown Lancaster on Saturday Feb 10. https://www.facebook.com/events/549709205383614/ )



Molly Soda screenshot

Molly Soda screenshot.

Molly Soda – Web-cam Artist

Friday, February 2, 10 a.m.

Guest of the Photography Department

Web-cam performance artist Molly Soda’s work does not typically occur in a traditional gallery or museum setting, and may not even occur within a typical art context at all. (right: Shoes (Remake) from molly soda on Vimeo.) All of her artwork resides online. She uses the internet as her medium. Soda has generated a significant online following, sharing her web-based performances across social media platforms including Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.  http://mollysoda.exposed


Work by New York creative team McCandliss and Campbell

Work by New York creative team McCandliss and Campbell.

McCandliss and Campbell – “Dream Big”

Thursday February 8, 11:30 a.m.

Guests of PCA&D’s Graphic Design Department 

McCandliss and Campbell, a New York City based creative team specializing in conceptually driven graphic design, typography and fashion photography, will present “Dream Big.”  McCandliss and Campbell (Nancy Campbell and Trevett McCandliss) have received more than 200 design and photography awards from Graphis, The Society of Publication Designers, The Type Directors Club, Print’s Regional Design Annual, How International Design Awards, Communication Arts Design Annual, Communication Art Typography Annual and Creative Quarterly. They are currently creative directors of Earnshaw’s, a children’s fashion magazine, and Footwear Plus, a fashion magazine covering the footwear industry.


Work by Laurent Linn

Work by Laurent Linn

Laurent Linn – puppets to children’s books

Friday, February 16, 10:15 a.m.

Guest of the Illustration Department

Laurent Linn’s love for puppets led him to become an Emmy Award-winning puppet designer and builder in Jim Henson’s Muppet Workshop creating characters for various productions, including the Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island films, eventually becoming creative director for the Sesame Street Muppets. Originally from Dallas, Texas, his love for art led him to New York City where he is currently an art director for children’s and teen books. And his love for transformative stories (and superheroes) led him to write and  illustrate Draw the Line, his first novel.



Work by Armand Serrano

Work by Armand Serrano

Armand Serrano – Disney animator

Artist’s Talk & Presentation – Thursday, March 8, 3 pm

Digital Painting demo  –  Friday, March 9,  11 am 

Guest of the Digital Media department

Armand Serrano is a Visual Development artist best known for his work at Walt Disney Animation Studioand Sony Pictures Animation. He has been working in the animation industry for more than 2 decades and has worked on some of the most beloved animated films of our time including Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch , Brother Bear , Surf’s Up, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs , ArthurChristmas, Hotel Transylvania, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, and many more. He also does concept art and storyboards for games and TV commercials with clients that include Blizzard Entertainment, Blur Studio, Fisher Price, Reel FX, Laika House, Big Red Button, Charlex and 321 Launch. Armand i s a sought after lecturer in the field of animation and design, conducting workshops and demos internationally.