Friday, December 11th, 2020
“Things Left Unsaid”: A exhibition of PCA&D Fine Art seniors and Lancaster Museum of Art
Things Left Unsaid, a digital exhibition and collaboration between the Lancaster Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design features the work of the College’s Fine Art seniors in a virtual exhibition. Artists include Rachel Boldt, Sharnee Burnett, Karissa Deiter, Meranda Hall, Paige Hershey, Brittany Lare, Sarah Lennon, Danielle Parker, Spencer Robbins, and Mab Ulrich-Neureuter.
Things Left Unsaid
December 11, 2020 – January 10, 2021
This is the College’s first digital collaboration with the Museum, says Alana Coates, the College’s Director of Exhibitions. “This partnership is an honor for the College, and the students gain a professional experience with esteemed exposure from the Museum.”
Things Left Unsaid juxtaposes a diverse array of mediums and narratives, and each artist brings their own perspective of artmaking to the shared environment, growing their individual voice. What may be left unsaid in everyday life is exhibited through the work.
The works featured were created through the Fine Art Senior Studio class taught by Professor William Mammarella, Assistant Professor and Fine Art Department Chair. The class “is structured in a way to foster independent work and to emulate a professional studio practice,” he says. “Mostly, students work in their separate studios with guidance from PCA&D instructors.”
The exhibition, too, is part of their senior year curriculum. “This opportunity reinforces their professional practice as makers and participants in contemporary practice,” Mammarella says. “It is scheduled at the end of the fall semester as a precursor to the senior thesis exhibition and a catalyst for exploration and innovation.”
Last year’s seniors were able to host their exhibition, Shoulda Been a Poet, in person at the Museum but, Mammarella says, this year’s coronavirus restrictions meant that was not an option. “We were thrilled when the Lancaster Museum of Art agreed to partner with us” in this new format.
Health restrictions also meant this year’s senior Fine Art students could not host studio visits by outside students and community members. To make up for this lack of community, Mammarella says, the seniors created blogs to show the progress of their creative exploration and share their work process with the wider community.
“Part of our mission at the Demuth Foundation is to encourage student artists at all levels of their education,” says Abigail Baer, Executive Director of the Demuth Foundation, which operates the Museum. “We’re pleased to be able to encourage PCA&D students with this opportunity to exhibit their works.”
Visit the websites developed by the Fine Art seniors to learn more about the artists, their studios, and their processes: