"The Mosaic Project: Diane Edison and Jerry Pinkney" opened at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design on Friday, October 1, which was Lancaster's First Friday.
Two artists talks introduced the public and the PCA&D community to the art of Diane Edison and Jerry Pinkney. But things really started to heat up with a book signing by children's book illustrator and author, Jerry Pinkney. Seated with his wife, Gloria, Jerry signed books for the eager families that filled the atrium. After two hours, they then moved into the gallery to join Diane Edison for a First Friday artists reception.
Also that day, David Moulton and Daniel Klotz of TheLancast sat down with Edison and Pinkney and produced a podcast that captured an enjoyable and enlightening conversation. This thirty-minute program can be heard on TheLancast's Web site.
Photos from the First Friday evening, the opening night of the Mosaic Project, are on our Facebook wall. Click here to see them.
On Saturday monring, October 2, both artists spent time with students from PCA&D's Intergenerational Drawing class. They spoke with the students and their family members in the gallery first, then moved into the classrooms where the students could continue on their projects, begun last week. Click here for photos from this Mosaic Project class.
Plan on joining PCA&D for a reception and exhibit of artworks created by these young students, from both School District of Lancaster and Pequea Valley Intermediate, who attended the Mosaic Project's Intergenerational Drawing course. This special gathering will be held on the final day of class, Saturday, November 20, from 10 - 11:30 a.m. and will feature 150 stories told by the students. Free and open to the public. More details are on PCA&D's Mosaic Project page.
"The Lion and the Mouse" (cover art pictured above) is one of the books Pinkney autographed during the Mosaic Project book signing.
Click here for more information about Diane Edison, Jerry Pinkney, and the PCA&D Mosaic Project.
The Mosaic Project exhibition continues through November 26, 2010.
Ms. Edison (pictured below) is a professor at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia and has been named as a 2010 Lecturing/Research Fulbright Scholar Grantee to Bulgaria by The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Mr. Pinkney (pictured below) was the speaker at PCA&D’s commencement ceremony this past May and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (honoris causa) for a lifetime of achievement in his field. In addition to being the recipient of the 2010 Caldecott Medal for "The Lion and the Mouse," his work was included this year in exhibits at the Brandywine River Museum, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Mosaic Project is a multicultural exhibition and educational program for students and families in Lancaster County, and is made possible through a generous grant from the Lancaster County Community Foundation.