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Recent achievements of note in the PCA&D community

Monday, June 7th, 2021

  • The work of Artzbeat ’21, Fine Art, was featured in the May 28 edition of The Burg, a community magazine and daily online news site that covers the Harrisburg, Pa., region. She was recognized as the Artist in Focus for her work at PCA&D as well as her work on the Harrisburg mural covering Midtown Cinema.
  • The work of Amy Boone-McCreesh ’07, Fine Art, was part of a three-artist exhibition, Negotiating Spaces, this spring at the David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, Colo. The Baltimore-based artist explores connections between aesthetic leanings and economic and cultural status, is part of the adjunct faculty at MICA in Baltimore, and runs INERTIA, a website dedicated to studio visits and giving artists a voice to create context for their work.
  • Karim Gavins ’20, Photography & Video, was the May Resident Artist at @localhostgallery, a virtual/physical hybrid art platform. He examined the relationship between older works and new explorations, discussed his film vs. digital preferences (advantage, film), and defined himself as “an artist who just enjoys using photography along with many other mediums.” You can check out his Instagram feed at @menino.de.flore.
  • The video for blues musician Clarence Spady‘s newest single, If My Life Was a Book, was created by Carolyn “Cali” Loftus ’20, Illustration. She is an illustrator and video editor with Nola Blue Records, and you can see her work on Spady’s video here.
  • Patrick Mendoza ’13, Graphic Design recently released his first long-form feature for the news department of KGNU in Boulder, Colo. Mendoza (@deejaydozer) has combined his passions for art and music into Youth on Record, an organization that partners with artists and musicians to empower youth ages 12-24 through a trauma-informed music education curriculum that prepares them for academic progress, healthier relationships, and economic success. Youth on Record serves more than 2,000 people annually.
  • The work of Osmyn Oree ’11, Photography, is featured in the Impact issue of BLK Voices Magazine, a quarterly by Speak to My Soul that amplifies the collective Black experience through art, culture, and community. You can learn more about the magazine here. Oree, a fine art photographer, also is an Admissions Counselor for the College.
  • Ceramic sculptures by Sterling Ruby ’96 will be installed June 21 at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece, alongside artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection. Sterling Ruby at Cycladic: Ceramics is the second time the museum has invited an artist to juxtapose their work with its permanent collections; a 2016 exhibition with acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei was the first.
  • Shazeem Sueksagan’21, Illustration, created the custom designs used to help promote the Asian American Pacific Islander Vigil and Rally held May 15 in downtown Lancaster’s Penn Square.
  • The Wind Dies, the Sun Sets, a film created by Photography & Video Chair Prof. Eric Weeks in collaboration with artist Joshua Reiman, is on exhibition through June 20 in the DeSoto Family Vault of Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg. The film follows three characters embedded in the business of fossil fuel, and examines energy extraction and use in Pennsylvania. It has screened in film festivals and events internationally. May 21 and June 18, 5-8 pm, are Third in the Burg celebrations in Harrisburg, and admission to the museum is free.
  • Prof. Robert Young, Assistant Professor, Illustration, has work in the recent issue of New Republic magazine. Young’s illustration is paired with How Austerity Destroyed the Public Good, an article by Adolph Reed Jr. about the effects of the shrinking public sector on disaster response. You can follow Young’s work at @robertyoungillustration.

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