PCA&D’s ExtraGive 2020
Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Extraordinary Give 2020, the Lancaster community’s largest one-day burst of generous donations to local nonprofits, is going largely online this year. Still, since PCA&D is all about innovation and thinking outside the box, the College has brainstormed a way for donors to create art together — and release a little stress — in person — while physically distanced — and while raising money.
Pollock in the Park, held this Friday in PCA&D’s Art Garden, is open to everyone who needs a little color during this long year. Inspired by artist Jackson Pollock’s energetic drip paintings, Pollock in the Park gives donors the chance to collaborate on community art while supporting scholarships for PCA&D students. For a gift of at least $10, donors get a paint-filled balloon to toss at our large plywood “canvas.” There will be two sessions of Pollock in the Park (noon to 2 pm, and 4-6 pm). By day’s end, our community will have created a joyous, dynamic artwork to represent what PCA&D has been doing all semester:
Learning and creating art, whether together or apart.
That’s also the College’s theme for the 2020 ExtraGive, interpreted in this year’s PCA&D ExtraGive logo (above) by Hannah Guldin ‘21, Illustration. Every donation of $25 or above qualifies to receive a signed poster of Guldin’s ExtraGive artwork.
And, finally, the College’s sense of community is strengthened by generous faculty donations of work to be awarded as prizes. Donors throughout the day earn chances to have their name chosen at random for original artwork, autographed books, and more, by Bill Dussinger, Graphic Design and Illustration; Eric Fowler, Illustration; Mike Hawthorne, Illustration; and Christina Hess, Chair, Illustration.
Bill Dussinger: Dussinger, the author and illustrator of several books, has donated copies of children’s books “The ABCs of Lancaster County” and “Slugsly.”
Eric Fowler: Fowler is a longtime editorial/book illustrator for clients like The New York Times and Time/Life. The College will be holding a drawing for a piece Fowler painted of Jethro’s Restaurant & Bar, the iconic Lancaster neighborhood dining institution which closed this summer.
Mike Hawthorne: Hawthorne, who has illustrated more Deadpool comics than any artist in Marvel history, recently released graphic novel “Happiness Will Follow” to great reviews and was in the spotlight at the Brooklyn Book Festival. He has donated several autographed sets of his books.
Christina Hess: Hess recently designed the US Mint’s new silver $1 coin commemorating the centennial of women’s suffrage. She’s also a freelance artist whose work has appeared at ModernMet.com, MentalFloss.com, ABCnews.com, and more. Hess has donated two prints and three watercolors of original art to the College’s ExtraGive drawing.
In addition, there are two opportunities to donate and receive PCA&D art kits curated specifically for young artists and for adults by curio. Gallery & Creative Supply, Lancaster:
From 9-10 am, the first 10 gifts of $100 can deliver a Young Artist Art Kit full of creative supplies, plus a $40 voucher toward a Center for Creative Exploration class of the recipient’s choice. And, from 3-4 pm, the first 10 gifts of $150 can ship an Adult Art Kit to jump-start someone’s inventiveness.
Here’s the College’s full Schedule of Events and Drawings for Nov. 20’s ExtraGive:
Midnight through 10 pm: All donors automatically entered in a random drawing for a print or an original artwork by Christina Hess.
Midnight through midnight: All donors automatically entered in a random drawing for an original Eric Fowler artwork of the former Jethro’s Restaurant & Bar.
7-9 am Donors automatically entered in a random drawing for an autographed set of books by Mike Hawthorne.
9-10 am: First 10 donors of $100 or more can deliver a Young Artist Kit full of supplies and a $40 CCE class voucher.
9-10 am: All donors automatically entered in a random drawing for an autographed book by Bill Dussinger.
10 am: Pastries in the Park in the Art Garden, PCA&D students, faculty, and staff can stop by and make their donation.
Noon to 2 pm: Pollock in the Park
2-3 pm: All donors automatically entered in random drawing for an autographed book by Bill Dussinger.
3-4 pm: The first 10 gifts of $150 can ship an Adult Art Kit.
4-5 pm: Donations during this time will be entered to win a pair of books by Mike Hawthorne. Two winners will be randomly chosen.
4-6 pm: “Pollock in the Park” in the Art Garden
7-9 pm: Donors automatically entered in a random drawing for an autographed set of books by Mike Hawthorne.
Winners of prize drawings will be announced throughout the day.
ExtraGive 2020 logo by Hannah Guldin ’21, Illustration