PCA&D-York opens for exhibition, Agency reveals on Aug. 4

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Friday, July 28th, 2023

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design celebrates First Friday on August 4 by opening its York pop-up location to the public. Representatives from the student-run Agency will be on hand to display and explain branding work completed this summer for five York non-profits. An exhibition of book cover art, ‘Inside the Cover’, will also be on display. The event at PCA&D-York, 133 S. Duke St., York, will run from 5-8 pm. 

The Agency

PCA&D’s Agency is a student-led organization that this summer performed branding and design work on behalf of five York-area non-profits: Appell Center for the Performing Arts, Horn Farm Center, Keystone Kidspace, Ophelia’s Making Agency, and York Art Association. On Aug. 4, representatives of The Agency will walk visitors through the creative process, answer questions, and present the final results of their summerlong work. The benefits for both clients and Agency members are twofold: Clients receive free professional-level design work, while Agency members gain real-world experience working with clients and their specific needs. 

‘Inside the Cover’

This exhibition features the work of three artists, whose art has been featured on the covers of numerous children’s books. Bill Dussinger, a graphic designer/illustrator/educator; Amber Kane, an artist and educator; and internationally recognized children’s book author and illustrator Matt Novak are featured in Inside the Cover, which showcases the collaborative nature of creating a children’s book, and the various methods that can be used to illustrate a story. Inside the Cover debuted this spring at Garden Spot Village in New Holland, Lancaster County. It moved to PCA&D-York for the summer exhibition season.