Recent accomplishments in our PCA&D community

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Friday, October 9th, 2020

Congratulations to these students, faculty, staff, and alumni of our College!

  • The work of Joanna Becker ’21, Illustration, is featured along with that of other Lancaster City artists, such as PCA&D instructor/alumnus Matt Chapman ’08 and alumnus Marlin Bert ’86, in the Fall 2020 issue of Fig magazine, a publication that highlights local business, culture, art, and trends. “Bringing fantasy into our lives with art can help when reality is bleak,” Becker told Fig. “Through creativity we can push forward together, transforming our world over time.”
  • Becky Blosser, Assistant Professor in Fine Art, has work included in two upcoming exhibitions. Print — Making an Impression, will be on display Oct. 1 through Feb. 19, 2021, at Elizabethtown College. To attend this exhibition in person, email Professor of Art Milt Friedly, at friedlmd@etown.edu. Blosser also has work in the Echo Valley Art Group 75th Annual Exhibition at the Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 N. Lime St., Oct. 2 through Nov. 15. Visitors can view the LMA exhibition in person via timed tickets, or by calling 717-299-9940.
  • The exhibition for The Light Factory’s 12th Juried Annuale competition includes work from the “Second Skin” series by Ashley Moog Bowlsbey ’12, Photography. The North Carolina exhibition is online due to Covid; link to the show here. “Second Skin,” Bowlsbey says in her artist statement, “takes away access to each model’s face and body to show the haunting reality of our emphasis on one’s outer shell.” You can see more of her work at her website here. Bowlsbey is an adjunct professor at York College of Pennsylvania.
  • Happiness Will Follow, a graphic novel memoir by Mike Hawthorne. Adjunct Professor in Illustration, is garnering massive praise — Publishers’ Weekly calls it a “gut punch of a graphic memoir.” He appeared last weekend at the Brooklyn Book Festival in a virtual panel discussion, Putting the I in Graphic: Drawing the Self. His fellow panelists are Yao Xiao (Everything is Beautiful And I’m Not Afraid) and Tyler Feder (Dancing at the Pity Party); moderator is Nola Pfau, editor-in-chief of Women Write About Comics. To register to watch or ask questions, visit here.
  • Todd Snovel, our Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives, was recognized last month as a 40 Under 40 honoree by Central Penn Business Journal. Snovel was honored for his dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Pennsylvania’s first Executive Director for the Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, Snovel now serves on PCA&D’s Presidential Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, launched earlier this year. “Really, as we look at the entirety of our strategic plan and the way the College is moving forward,” Snovel said in a introductory video during the CPBJ ceremony, “centering the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion remains first and foremost a priority for us.”
  • Rachel Wolfe ’20, Illustration, is the artist behind the new labeling on honey products by Chestnut Ridge Honey and Beeswax.