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Recent notes of accomplishment in our PCA&D community

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Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

  • Two members of the College faculty, Becky Blosser (Assistant Professor, Fine Art) and Eric Weeks (Assistant Professor and Chair, Photography & Video), as well as alumnus Marlin Bert have work in the current Demuth Invitational: Illustrations from the Stories that Inspire. The exhibition is open for timed in-person visitation at The Demuth Museum in downtown Lancaster here, and online here, through Saturday, March 6. You can find the full online viewing guide here.
  • GDUSA has named Zorina Eckman and Madeleine Lyash, both Graphic Design seniors, Students to Watch for 2021. The annual nationwide honor, awarded to a mixture of undergraduates, graduate students, and recent grads, honors professional and personal growth, and recognizes “top students ready to burst onto the design scene.”
  • Alex Eggleston ’23, Photography & Video, was selected for a virtual art showcase that celebrated Black History Month in February. The online showcase was a collaboration with Franklin & Marshall College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team. An album including all the artwork will be featured here on Facebook.
  • Jezabeth Roca Gonzalez ’17, Photography, joined three other Lancaster-area artists in early February for “Artists of Color Working in Communities,” an online panel discussion. Along with Evita Colon, Nora Elmarzouky, and Hawa Lassanah, Gonzalez shared experiences about working in communities and neighborhoods they care about. In particular, Gonzalez addressed visual art practice and how it engages Puerto Rican-ness and the diaspora.
  • Prof. Christina Hess, Illustration Department Chair, was featured Feb. 28 in Making Money, a feature in LNP/LancasterOnline about the silver $1 coin she designed for the U.S. Mint. The coin, released in late 2020, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, and Hess shared the process she used to create both sides of the silver dollar. You can learn even more about the distinctive coin in a Smithsonian article here, and in a 2020 PCA&D interview with Prof. Hess here.

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