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

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Congratulations to these members of the PCA&D community of faculty, staff, and alumni!


  • Dyneisha Gross ’20, Graphic Design, and Osmyn Oree ’11, Photography, joined two other artists with PCA&D ties whose art was commissioned to promote the nonpartisan Lancaster Votes efforts to encourage voter participation. The work of Gross and Oree (who also is a PCA&D Admissions counselor) was joined by artwork by Salina Almanzar, Center for Creative Exploration instructor, and Keisha Finnie, whose collaborative work can be seen on the Art Garden’s “&” sculpture. You can read more about their work for Lancaster Votes here.
  • Two PCA&D Fine Art faculty members have been honored in The Print Center’s 95th Annual International Competition, recognized for their photography and printmaking, both in content and process. Henry Gepfer is one of 10 finalists, and Becky Blosser one of 25 semifinalists, out of nearly 650 international entries. The competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest events of its kind in the U.S. It aims to highlight local, national, and international artists.
  • Bonnie Kern, the Admissions Department’s Transfer & Outreach Coordinator, is featured Nov. 3-30 in a solo exhibition at the Adams County Arts Council: Hoffman Gallery in Gettysburg. Dumpsters: the imprint of what we throw away features abstract photography capturing the rusted scars that imprint on the sides of dumpster walls, and grew out of her master’s thesis work. Kern specializes in iPhoneography, and you can find her work on Instagram at @mfawithkern.
  • epistrophy, a film by Photography & Video Chair Eric Weeks, was an Official Selection of the Society of Photographic Education’s WESTxSOUTHWEST Film Festival and was live-streamed during the organization’s virtual conference in October. In addition, a photo by Weeks is part of Eyes on Main Street, an international photography festival in Wilson, North Carolina. The 100 large photos, installed along the town’s streets, will be on display through May 16, 2021.
  • The work of Nikki Weisman ’20, Fine Art was included in two October galleries online at Envision Arts, an online gallery that attracts international submissions. The Still Life gallery highlighted Weisman’s Skeletal Bust. In the Halloween-themed gallery, her vampire and Frankenstein images were featured. Weisman also was the subject of a recent story by the Manchester (Tennessee) Times, which featured a mural she created for owners of a local barn.