“The Emperor’s New Clothes” interpreted by art students

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Friday, March 18th, 2016

EmporersNewClothes_Poster_PrintTwelve students from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design will be visually interpreting the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in an exhibition at the Community Room of King, 106 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603,  from April 1 – 25, with a reception on First Friday, April 1, 5 – 8 p.m.

The students are enrolled in the Media, Form, and Concept class taught by Davis Moss, PCA&D fine art faculty member. Moss said, “This brief story is rich in metaphor and poses so many questions regarding beauty, pretense, deception, illusion, vanity, power, and the willingness to accept a lie. This makes it a perfect vehicle to challenge students to give visual form to their interpretative ideas.”

The students, are Edward Berkoski, a junior fine art major from Harrisburg, Mikayla Brown, a senior photography major from Ridgewood, NJ, Maurice Butler, junior fine art major, Lancaster, PA, Katherine Cruz, fine art, Canaan, VT, Olivia DiFilippo, junior fine art, Wilmington, DE, Jezabeth Gonzalez, junior photography, Lancaster, Taylor Hall, junior fine art, Middletown, PA, Samantha Hunsicker, junior fine art, Lebanon, PA, Maryn Martens, sophomore fine art, Mechanicsburg, PA, Thabani Ndlovu, junior fine art, Annville, PA, Karin Wengenroth, junior fine art, Stratford, CT, and Melodie Zielinski, junior fine art, Windsor, PA.

Additionally on April 1, First Friday Lancaster, Pensylvania College of Art & Design, 204 N Prince Street, Lancaster, will be holding a Reception,  5 – 8 pm, in the PCA&D Main Gallery, and a Landscape Poetry Reading hosted by Linda Brown, at 7 pm in the PCA&D Atrium, in conjunction with The Mountain and the Bumblebee, a travelling exhibit featuring contemporary artists and poets confronting broadly defined notions of landscape as both cultural icon and raw material, curated by Chris McGinnis.