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1/31/2013 9:43:00 AM by PCA&D



"Course and Discourse" is a new exhibit of artwork by professors who teach in the region's seven collegiate B.F.A. and B.A. programs, and their students.

PCA&D's Dorothy Frey, chair of Fine Art and assistant professor in the Fine Art and Foundation departments, and David Snyder, associate professor in the Fine Art and Foundation departments, are joined by their students (both Fine Art majors), Nicole Espinola '13 and Kyle Timberman '14.

"Course and Discourse" is currently open to the public, and a reception to meet all the artists -- professors and students alike -- will be held on Friday, March 15 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Doshi Gallery at the State Museum of Pennsylvania (a project of the Susquehanna Art Museum), 300 North Street, in Harrisburg, Pa.


Dorothy Frey, Kyle Timberman, Nicole Espinola, and Dave Snyder (r. to l.)

The exhibit continues through May 5, 2013.  Click here to learn more about our Fine Art department.



New work by senior photo majors Leah Kolakowski, Briana Major, Steve Purdham, and Rebeckah Shultz are featured at the Prince Street Cafe in downtown Lancaster. The exhibit continues through March.


Steve Purdham '13 is shown preparing to hang his work.



Eric Fowler, instructor in the Illustration department, has a one-man show of paintings, "Of Town and Country," at the Quiet Life Gallery in Lambertvile, N.J.  Click here to learn more about PCA&D's Illustration curriculum.



Graphic design major Danielle Farrell '14 created the new logo for Aaron's Acres as part of a student competition in her Design Studio I class.


Aaron's Acres was one of eight area nonprofits that benefitted from PCA&D's fifth-annual Designathon.  Click here to see the work students created for Aaron's Acres, as well as the other organizations.


Click here to read more about our graphic design major.


New paintings by Bill Mammarella, instructor in PCA&D's Foundation department, are at the DogStar Books, Lancaster. "The Enduring Landscape" will continue through April 26.

Click here to learn more about our Foundation curriculum.


"Frame," oil on panel




Images by PCA&D photography majors Alexandra Buechler '15 and Rebekah Shultz '13 have been selected as finalists in Photographer'sFORUM magazine's 33rd annual college and high school photography contest, co-sponsored by Nikon.  Over 16,000 photos were entered.


"Untitled" by Rebekah Shultz '13 is shown at the top of this webpage.  "Through the front porch," by Alexandra Buechler '15, is shown below.



Finalists were entered in the final round of judging; winners and honorable mentions have now been named.  UPDATE 2/19/13: We have learned that "Untitled" by Rebekah Shultz '13 has been selected to receive an "Honorable Mention" in the final round of judging. Congratulations!


All finalists -- including our PCA&D students -- will have their work published in the hardcover edition of "Best of College and High School Photography 2013," which hits the streets in June.

Winning photos will be published in the November 2013 issue of Photographer’s FORUM magazine and exhibited at Brooks Institute Gallery 27.


Read more about PCA&D's photography curriculum.


A book of original photography captured by faculty member Tom Bejgrowicz for the band Killswitch Engage are now available to the public. 

"The Disarming Process" is a limited edition collection featuring Tom's black & white photography and layout design. "Process" features over 100 photos taken in the studio, on tour, backstage, in rehearsals, at sound checks, and hanging out both in the U.S. and around the world as Killswitch Engage worked to complete their sixth full-length album, "Disarm the Descent" (due out April 2, 2013).

Tom is a member of PCA&D's professional faculty -- working artists and designers  -- and teaches in the Graphic Design department.  Click here to read more about our curriculum.

© 2012 Tom Bejgrowicz, All Rights Reserved



Bob McLeod, a faculty member in PCA&D's Illustration department and who co-created and illustrated "The New Mutants" for Marvel Comics, was a speaker at the Colorado Council International Reading Conference on February 6-9.  Bob -- seen in the photo below after one of his presentations -- was invited because of his "Superhero ABC" alphabet book (the theme of the conference is literacy superheroes). Comics and graphic novels are often used in primary school classrooms to "Rescue Reluctant Readers" (alliteration being a prominent feature of Bob's "ABC" book); he's a strong advocate for using comics to encourage reading.



He'll also be a featured guest at the London Super Comic Convention from February 23-24, and at MegaCon from March 15-17, 2013.



"Remembrance of Things Past" is a new body of work by Eric Weeks, assistant professor in the Foundation and Photography departments. The exhibit is on display at Galerie Catherine et Andre Hug in Paris, France, through February 23, 2013.



Eric has been getting international press attention -- via Le Journal de la Photographie and -- the  as a result of his exhibit.


Embroidery works by gallery director and adjunct instructor Heidi Leitzke are part of "Interwoven" at Arlington Art Center, Virginia.  The exhibit continues through March 24, 2013.


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


Jessica Messerschmidt '13, a graphic design major, created the labels for Tulpy Pickles, a new start-up based in Berks County, Pa.  The entire "Advanced Packaging" class, under the tutelage of Tom Newmaster, did competitive research, developed logos, designed labels, and pulled it all together in a final presentation.  Jessica's winning label design should be on store shelves in the spring. 














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