January accomplishments in the PCA&D community

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Friday, February 4th, 2022

  • Several artists with current faculty and staff ties to PCA&D are exhibiting in Demuth Invitational: Lancaster Landscape now at the Demuth Museum, 120 E. King St. The show is open through Feb. 27 with the work of nearly 50 artists, including Salina Almanzar (CCE); Becky Blosser (Chair, Fine Art); Evan Kitson (Fine Art & Illustration); and Eric Weeks (Chair, Photography & Video). In addition, Robert Patierno, longtime faculty member and recent PCA&D Medal of Honor recipient, and alumnus Marlin Bert are part of the exhibition. 
  • Foundation Adjunct Shwarga Bhattacharjee is exhibiting in a solo show through Feb. 23 at Twelve Gates Arts, 106 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia. Shwarga Bhattacharjee: Excavation Paths is curated by Tausif Noor, and is Bhattacharjee’s first solo exhibition. Twelve Gates states the artist “draws upon the legacies of colonialism, partition, and struggles for national independence in his native Bangladesh and its relationship to the wider South Asian subcontinent to evoke how religion, culture, and politics are intertwined.”
  • Becky Blosser (Chair, Fine Art) is part of the Echo Valley Art Group Annual Exhibition. Her piece, The Swell, is a 2-color photoetching monoprint. The exhibition runs through Feb. 27 in the Hess and Lyet Galleries of Elizabethtown College.
  • Congratulations to Jeremy Friend (Adjunct, Graphic Design and Illustration), who had nearly a dozen pieces selected for the upcoming LogoLounge book. LogoLounge is a resource for designers, housing hundreds of thousands of logos from around the world. Projects in the book are chosen for quality, timeliness, relevance, and inspirational nature. 
  • Matty Geez ’14, Illustration, is one of five artists who have been chosen for Lancaster’s PACE Neighbors art-engagement program. The 1.5-year effort supports a cohort of local artists in making temporary public art projects that highlight connections between art and civic government. PACE (Public Art Community Engagement) is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, The City of Lancaster’s comprehensive plan, Lancaster County Community Foundation, High Family Foundation, the Rick and Gail Gray Fund, and Franklin & Marshall College. Go here to learn more about another of Geez’s 3D projects, and here to learn more about PACE Neighbors. Teatro Paloma, a theater company which currently is collaborating on classes through the Center for Creative Exploration, also was chosen for the PACE program.
  • Congratulations to the four faculty recipients of the Fall 2021 Faculty Life Committee grants: Educator’s Professional Development Grant: Sheri HansenClaudia RillingTodd UlrichResearch & Practice Professional Development Grant: Troy Holleman.

  • Jason Herr ’16, Fine Art, was recently interviewed by repsychl, a magazine that explores the intersection between psychotherapy and contemporary arts. In addition,  Herr is currently exhibiting in a show of 113 international artists through Dec. 31 at Musée de la Halle Saint Pierre in Paris.
  • College Trustee Peter Scudner, along with his son Evan Scudner and Triode Media Group, have produced an EWTN documentary, Return to Lourdes. The 30-minute film follows a group of people on a pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France. You can read more in this LNPOnline article. EWTN Global Catholic Network is the largest religious media network in the world.
  • PCA&D co-founder and longtime professor Tom Scullin has released a book of short stories and poems. Writings for Short Attention Spans, Scullin says in an Amazon description of the book, has “wide-ranging” topics, from “love, fantasy, and science fiction (to) wordplay, history, contemporary culture and cosmology.” Scullin retired in 2017 after 35 years with the College, and was the last remaining founder of PCA&D to retire. From 1982 to 2017 Scullin taught first-year Foundation classes, and also at various times served as Assistant Dean of Administration, Head of Facilities, and Foundation Department Chair, and supported PCA&D as a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Todd Snovel, Vice President for Student Affairs and Community Engagement, has been named Chair of the Board of Directors for The Keystone Business Alliance, Central Pennsylvania’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “KBA is proud of its mission to connect LGBTQ-affirming business communities throughout South Central Pennsylvania and to provide an outlet for queer-owned and operated businesses to become certified LGBT Business Enterprises,” Snovel said in a statement. “On behalf of our board and staff, we are energized to continue these efforts.”
  • Josh Werner ’07, Illustration, has been named editor in chief of Souce Point Press, a division of Ox Eye Media. Formerly the art director at Source Point, Werner says the company’s publication lineup will emphasize greater diversity “amongst both characters and creators, and a balanced mix of experienced talent and new voices in the industry.” Source Point Press’ focus is fiction in the form of books, comics, and graphic novels. Werner co-founded Source Point in 2012.