September accomplishments in our PCA&D community

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

  • Mennonite Church USA’s newsletter shared an article about Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster’s new mural, designed and executed by Salina Almanzar-Oree, Assistant Director of the Center for Creative Exploration. For the Beauty of the Earth, dedicated in August, was a collaborative effort with the congregation and is located at the corner of Grant and Concord streets in Lancaster city. You can read more about its themes and its inspiration here


  • Work by Eddie Berkoski ’17, Fine Art, was part of the group art show Natural Causes at Levengoods, 219 W. Walnut St., Lancaster. The show, through the month of September, also included works by Jo Davis and David Ginolfi.  You can see more of Berkoski’s art at @eddieberkoski_art on Instagram.


  • Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro‘s office called upon Paige Alana Bowermaster ’23, Graphic Design, to re-imagine its Next Generation Commission logo. You can read here about Bowermaster’s experience with the commission. 


  • Ellie Cochran ’19 (Adjunct, Animation & Game Art / Graphic Design / Center for Creative Exploration) has won two Health + Wellness design awards from Graphic Design USA. The work Cochran created was for the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition on its SLAY “Gayla” branding package and its “Queer the Vax” Covid messaging image kit.  


  • Troy Holleman, adjunct instructor in Fine Art, Live Experience Design & Production, and Photography & Video, recently was interviewed by ArtShow podcast host Craig Stover about his work, his beginnings as an artist, his photography, and his materials. You can watch the Interview on YouTube here.


  • PCA&D’s Live Experience Design & Production cohort recently spent a day at Rock Lititz learning about some of the backstage production skills that make live events such as concerts and conferences possible and watching setup for rehearsal by a rock music act. Their visit to this international live-event powerhouse, located in northern Lancaster County, was covered by local media. You can learn more about the impact of their visit from the ABC27 crew here, watch WGAL’s coverage of the visit here, and learn more about their day here.

  • Callie Brooke Morton ’22, Fine Art, is the featured artist for October at EsoArts, 317 N. Queen St., and you can check out her oil originals during First Friday, Oct. 6, starting at 6 pm. You also can see more of her work at @calzcreationz on Instagram.
  • Forever, a solo show featuring the work of Paul Rider (Adjuct, Photography & Video) has opened at the Cloyde Snook Gallery of Adams State University, Colorado, and runs through Nov. 2.


  • An LNP article featured Photography & Video Chair Eric Weeks‘s award-winning film The Great Basin! Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Desert. The project also includes a limited-edition full-color companion book which includes fiction writing. The book can be found on Weeks’s website here, and the LNP article can be found here.