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5/15/2012 1:51:00 PM by PCA&D



Don't forget to check out what our students and faculty have done this past academic year, too.  Click here to review many of their achievements during the 2011-2012 school year. 



Robert Hochgertel, Chair of and associate professor in the Illustration department, had his newest illustration project, "ABC's of Philadelphia" released this past summer.  Bob created all the images contained in the book, which is an "illustrated guide to the City of Brotherly Love" and features Philly's best-known and -loved landmarks. Camino Books is the publisher.  


You can meet Bob and have your copy of his book signed at several events this fall.  Click here to see when a book signing will be held be near you.




Junior Achievement of Central Pennsylvania has selected a design by Jessica Messerschmidt '13 (graphic design major) to be used for promoting JA's gala fundraiser in 2013.  The work will appear on postcards and posters publicizing the event.




"If my feet had eyes" is fourth in the series of a cross-cultural photography exchange between PCA&D foundation students and digital imaging students at Kyungil University in South Korea. 


Courtney Scheingraber'16


Students in the classes of Paul Choe (Kyungil) and Eric Weeks (PCA&D) are asked an open-ended, themed question that they answer through photography. In this way, the two cultures learn a bit about each other as students answer the same question in their own creative way.



Bob McLeod, a faculty member in PCA&D's Illustration department and who co-created and illustrated "The New Mutants" for Marvel Comics, will be a featured artist at this weekend's Comic Con in New York City.  Other upcoming appearances as a guest artist include the Southcoast Toy and Comic Show on November 3-4.

"New Mutants" by Bob McLeod



"Cranberry Island" is an exhibit of new work by Aaron Brooks, adjunct instructor at PCA&D, at Isadore Gallery, Lancaster.

Brooks recently returned from the prestigious Heliker-LaHotan Foundation's 2012 Artist Residency Program on Great Cranberry Island, Maine. This one-man show is “an exploration and visual interpretation of that natural setting, [with subjects ranging] from rocky coastlines against the Atlantic Ocean to inner-island fields, wild flowers, pine and birch trees”.

The exhibit continues through November 30.



"Family Construction" is an exhibit of work by adjunct instructor Tim Roda at Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York City, through October 13. 


Roda also had a book signing ("The Butcher's Block") on September 29 at the PS1 MoMA as part of the 2012 New York Art Book Fare.



Photo department Chair and professor Christine Welch had an exhibit of her work in the gallery at Dog Star Books, Lancaster.  Works featured are from her book "Commonplace."



Welch is also working on a new collection of work, having spent time this summer travelling into western New York state to photograph along the Susquehanna Trail, a series of roadways connecting Washington, D.C. with Niagara Falls, NY.  The Trail passes through Baltimore, Harrisburg, Williamsport and Buffalo, and dozens of small towns along the way.



New work by Jay Noble, adjunct instructor in the Fine Art department, will be exhibited at Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster campus, through October 18. 


"Elephant in the Room, Pink" tempera

and oil on blue paper, 30"x22"



Photography instructor Eric Weeks was interviewed for and a portfolio of his work featured in the August 2012 issue (Volume 28) of PHOTO+, which is published in Seoul, South Korea.  The interview discusses how Rainer Maria Rilke's poem "World Was in the Face of the Beloved" influences Eric's work and explores his photographic techniques.


A page from the interview in PHOTO+



Graphic design faculty member Jonathon Yeager, founder of Wonderhead Collective, created the visual identity for My Street Grocery, a Portland, Oregon-based mobile grocery store that brings fresh food directly to neighborhoods.


Jonathan, along with Amelia Pape of My Street

Grocery, relax on an August day in front of a

truck festooned with the logo Yeager designed.



An exclusive photo essay about Ghost, the Swedish hard rock band captured by design faculty member Tom Bejgrowicz this past spring, is now published.  The September 2012 issue/No. 95 of Decibel Magazine has hit the streets and features his work. Tom joined the band for behind-the-scenes and live concert photos in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh this past spring.


Ghost, by Tom Bejgrowicz

Bejgrowicz also spent time in Europe, where he photographed recording sessions by Killswitch Engage. See Tom's image above of the band in concert.  He's been photographing them since March for a limited edition, hardcover book (about the band) to be released in early 2013. In addition to serving as photographer, Tom will art direct and design the book. 



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Michell Fogel, instructor in the Liberal Arts department, directed "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Theater of the Seventh Sister's Shakespeare Camp for Teens. Performances were held in Lancaster this past July.


Craig Lauer, adjunct instructor in the Liberal Arts department, is in mid-process of co-authoring a book about organizational transformation, which will be published in April 2013.  The book will help organizations become more innovative and adaptive in today's ultra-competitive business environment.



"Cat Queen" (shown below) by illustration faculty member Christina Hess is a merit winner in 3x3 magazine's "Illustration ProShow Annual" for 2012.



Christina also will be published in the following annuals: Spectrum 19 and Expose 10.



Bob McLeod, a faculty member in PCA&D's Illustration department and who co-created and illustrated "The New Mutants" for Marvel Comics, was featured at the Tinicum Arts Festival "Authors' Table" on July 15.



Ashley Moog '12 had "Sportsmen's Trophies" included in the Photoplace Open 2012, in Middlebury, Vermont, this past month.



Photo department instructor Eric Weeks was part of "Muses," a three-person exhibition at Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris, in June.


"Amelia Earhart" by Eric Weeks.



Fine Arts department professor David Moss had work in "The Art of Encaustic: Painting with Wax," a group exhibit at the Marietta Art House (Marietta, Pa.) this past May and June.


"Antediluvian" by David Moss.

















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