July accomplishments by alumni, faculty, and students make the news

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

Kay Baier ’19, Photography, is part of a group show this month, All the In Between, at North Hills Art Center, Pittsburgh. The exhibition ranges from the personal to the universal experience, and “all the in between.” See more of Baier’s work here

Congratulations to Sharnee Burnett Vega ’21, Fine Art, for creation of a new mural for Parliament Arts Organization, the Royal Square District, and the City of York, through Sprocket Mural Works, co-founded and headed by 2008 PCA&D graduate Megan Caruso. You can see images of the mural and more of Burnett Vega’s work on Instagram at @artzbeat.

Adam DelMarcelle ’10, an artist, activist, and educator, has been selected as the juror for FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social & Politically Engaged Art at East Tennessee State University.  Now in its 11th year, the exhibition represents the spirit of social and political movements in the U.S. and internationally. 

Eric Fowler (Instructor, CCE) was the featured artist for July at Peninsula Gallery, Lewes, Del. An award-winning artist, teacher, and editorial/book illustrator, Fowler has worked for national clients like The New York Times, Time, and Life. For more than 40 years he has been a member of the Society of Illustrators, serving as collection chair, manager, and contractor, and is now a life member. 

Work by Matty Geez ’14, Illustration, was featured in Summertime Sharpness, an exhibition in the Regitz Gallery of The Ware Center, Lancaster, through July. The show was a collection of Geez’s recent from other installations as well as recent wall-mounted experiments. 

Rich Johnson (Adjunct, Graphic Design) placed in the Lititz Plein Air Quick Draw event. The annual event challenges artists to paint a subject in the picturesque town en plein air in less than two hours. The event is sponsored by the Ltitiz Art Association each summer.

Delaina Jolley ’22, Illustration, was awarded a Winterthur Artisan Market grant in July as one of 100-plus featured artists at the Delaware landmark’s artisan event. The honor encourages participation by emerging artists. A Delaware College of Art and Design admission counselor, Jolley has worked consistently to keep her studio practice progressing and her art evolving. “Growing up, it was always my dream to become a professional illustrator, but it was hard imagining myself as one,” Jolley said. “Now I’m the representation I wanted to see and I can be that for other young artists too.” Learn more here. 

A painting by Tyler Kline (Adjunct, Foundation) is part of Volume UP: Artists Responding to Music and Sound, at  The Painting Center, New York. Curated by Monica King, the exhibition features contemporary artists, in all media, who find themselves impacted by or intrigued by audio and sound within the studio or within the larger context of their work The exhibition can be viewed here, and on Artsy here.
Aubrey Maurer ’22, Fine Art, was featured in two shows last month: the first, at the Demuth Museum in Lancaster, and the second, in Michigan. You can see more of her work on Instagram here

Rainey Supple ’20, Animation & Game Art, has been promoted to Associate II Environment Artist at Obsidian Entertainment. 

A temporary mural, part of a summertime citywide mural festival, has been added to the College’s Art Garden. Under the direction of graffiti artist TEER, a PCA&D graduate, the giant cube sports lettering and a peacock, representing the College. The project was part of Wall2Wall Lancaster, which created 20 murals in 12 locations featuring the work of 15 artists, including fellow PCA&D alumni Kevin Beatty and Justin JonesRead more here

Work from Eric Weeks‘ (Chair, Photography & Video) Twentysix Wawa Stores project is on exhibit at Philiput Art Space (@philiputartspace), 1901B Washington Ave. in Philadelphia. A reception was held July 8, and you can read more hereTwentysix Wawa Stores, made in reference to Edward Ruscha‘s Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Weeks’ project observes the phenomenon of American automobile culture in the 2020s. 

Karin Wengenroth ’17 Fine Art, exhibited in Into the Blue, an exhibition at Hive Art Space, York, through July. The limited color palette show featured work by more than 45 artists. Wengenroth was the 2021-2022 Fine Art Alumni Artist in Residence at PCA&D.