September achievements in the PCA&D community

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Friday, October 8th, 2021

  • Ellie Cochran ’19, Graphic Design, has been awarded the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania Impact Award, which recognizes a woman in technology whose contributions have had a positive impact in the Entrepreneurial/Small Business sector. Cochran is Creative Director at the Lancaster LGBTQ + Coalition.
  • Dyneisha Gross ’20, Graphic Design, has been named a Woman Designer to Watch in 2021 by Design by Women. The organization (@designbywomen) celebrates women and other underrepresented creatives in the design industry, and will be featuring Gross and the other honorees on Instagram. You can follow Gross on that platform at @dyneishagross.
  • Central Penn Business Journal last month featured the collaboration between Prof. Tom Newmaster‘s Graphic Design class and Chicago-based Designalytics, a marketing consultant firm which provided real-world consumer feedback on designs created by Newmaster’s Spring 2021 Package Design class. “If any of (the students) apply somewhere with consumer projects and that company does any market testing or data, that will be really impressive,” Newmaster told CPBJ. And the partnership, said PCA&D President Michael Molla, is an example of how we’re “starting to see the real data of how artists and designers are working in art and design … Artists and designers are the ones coming up with solutions for all kinds of challenges.”
  • Professors Justin Phillps and Aaron Thompson are two of the curators behind the Demuth Museum’s current exhibition, Work Behind the Work. Designed to illuminate artists’ creative process by showcasing the sketches, models, preliminary drafts, and drawings that participating artists have used to find their way to finished pieces. Many of the artists on display have current or former PCA&D ties: Tom BejgrowiczShwarga BhattacharjeeBecky BlosserMatt ChapmanAdam DelMarcelle (collab. with Heather Snyder Quinn), Jon Di VentiJosias FigureidoEric FowlerHenry Gepfer, David Johanson, Evan KitsonDavid Moss, Yixuan PanJustin PhillipsPaul RiderTom Scullin, Gene Shaw, Dr. Jessica SponslerAaron ThompsonJeremy Waak, Jason WardRobert Young, and Megan ZettlemoyerWork Behind the Work is on display at the Demuth, 120 E. King St. (hours and location here) through Nov. 14.
  • Liberal Arts Adjunct Sam Schindler will be part of an Oct. 28 panel, Art as a Human Right, part of the Paint, Prison, and Possibilities: Conversations About Justice series sponsored by The Moravian Center of Lancaster, The Islamic Community Center of Lancaster, and Art for Justice. Schindler is one of five panelists on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 pm. The program will be held on Zoom here and also will be open to the public at 227 N. Queen St. (3rd floor).
  • Two short films by Prof. Eric Weeks, Photography & Video Department Chair at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, will be screened Sunday, Oct. 17, 3 pm, at The SocDoc Theater, School of Visual Arts, New York. epistrophy and from february through april pair to form an examination of New York City life before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. The event is presented by Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, and is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps. Tickets to the screening are free but tickets must be reserved in advance at https://bit.ly/Weeks_Screening. Masks must be worn at all times, and proof of vaccination and ID will be required.

    epistrophy and from february through april both are Official Selections of the New Filmmakers New York Film Festival. epistrophy, which follows the teeming streets of New York City, with its spontaneous, balletic interactions between pedestrians, was completed just weeks before the city’s pandemic shutdown. from february through april traces the impact of that pandemic on the East Village, a microcosm of mom-and-pop entrepreneurship that has been decimated by the closing of more than 200 restaurants and stores during February-April 2021.