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05.04.2022

Design portfolios get rousing ‘reception’ at college gallery

Family, friends and faculty poured into The Gallery at Penn College late Friday afternoon to view the design work of 11 graphic design seniors. Graphic Design 2022 shines a spotlight on the near-graduates’ four years of dedicated work and serves up a celebratory reception, complete with sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Brian A. Flynn, assistant professor of graphic design and department head of art and design, welcomed the crowd and offered congratulatory remarks, then turned the microphone over to the students, encouraging each to share a highlight of their learning. The graphic design student portfolio exhibition is marking its 15th year, having been hosted by the gallery since May 2008. The exhibit can be viewed on the third floor of The Madigan Library through Friday, May 6, and also online. In the gallery lobby, “Journey and Transformation: The Careers of David Stabley & Keith Vanderlin” can also be viewed through Friday. Hours and additional information are available on the gallery website.

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05.02.2022

Penn College designs capture awards, Best of Show honors

The graphic design talents of four students and seven alumni from Pennsylvania College of Technology have been honored in two prestigious design competitions. In both contests, Penn College designs captured Best of Show awards.

In the 2021-22 American Advertising Federation of Northeast Pennsylvania’s Student American Advertising Awards, John J. Grochowski, of Saylorsburg, won Best of Show for his “Braunbär Trinken Oktoberfest” design.

Also announced recently were winners in the 2021 Flux Student Design Competition where Ashley Tate, of Lewisburg, won Best of Show for “Hello Period” (Social Awareness Campaign).

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04.27.2022

Poetic art project affirms, ‘Hope is the thing with feathers’

“It was nice to find a tiny gift. It made my day, honestly,” said Natalie K. Lincalis, a graphic design student from Muncy.

“I was so grateful to find one,” shared Sarah R. Yoder, coordinator of admissions operations. “They are beautiful!”

Such were the reactions to discovering “feathered friends” hidden in nooks and crannies, scattered across the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus. Crafted by students in Ceramics I and II classes taught by art faculty David A. and Deborah L. Stabley, 100 ceramic birds were recently “released,” stirring a flurry of excitement. The creations feature glossy, decorated fronts with more plain backsides etched with hopeful messages.

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04.20.2022

Graphic Design 2022 spotlights talents of 11 seniors

The talents of 11 graphic design seniors at Pennsylvania College of Technology will be in the spotlight with “Graphic Design 2022,” the annual student portfolio exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College, April 26 through May 6.

A reception will be celebrated 4 to 6 p.m. (with remarks at 5 p.m.) on Friday, April 29, in the gallery on the third floor of The Madigan Library. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

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04.06.2022

Distant continent inspires artists closer to home

A cheerful woodland creature – complete with small birds, frogs and turtles – was crafted by Sydney M. Telesky, a human services & restorative justice student from Milton.
A cheerful woodland creature – complete with small birds, frogs and turtles – was crafted by Sydney M. Telesky, a human services & restorative justice student from Milton.
Library wall reflects cross-cultural exploration.
Library wall reflects cross-cultural exploration.
Four horns adorn this visually striking creation of Cameron E. Bracey, a construction management student from Minersville.
Four horns adorn this visually striking creation of Cameron E. Bracey, a construction management student from Minersville.
An array of artistic styles and expressions
An array of artistic styles and expressions
A close-up of a tusked mask by Samuel W. Zeigler, scheduled to graduate next month with a bachelor's in residential construction technology and management. Ziegler, of Palmyra, earned an associate degree in building construction technology in 2020.
A close-up of a tusked mask by Samuel W. Zeigler, scheduled to graduate next month with a bachelor’s in residential construction technology and management. Ziegler, of Palmyra, earned an associate degree in building construction technology in 2020.

Art abounds on campus, and the second floor of The Madigan Library is offering onlookers more to enjoy with a display of handcarved wood masks made this semester as part of Wood Sculpture (ART142) classes.

The masks are typically displayed in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of the library, however “Journey and Transformation: The Careers of David Stabley & Keith Vanderlin” is in that space through May 6, so the student masks have taken up residence on a second-floor wall.

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04.03.2022

‘Hope floats’ across campus

Stabley arranges some of the flock for photos.
Stabley arranges some of the flock for photos.
The ceramic birds are finished with an attractive gloss ...
The ceramic birds are finished with an attractive gloss …
... and such uplifting messages on the flip side as, "Live with grace and humility and with love in your heart."
… and such uplifting messages on the flip side as, “Live with grace and humility and with love in your heart.”

On the wings of birds, hopeful messages will float across campus this week. Keep watch! Enjoy the art!

A flock of more than 100 birds, crafted by students in Ceramics I and II classes, will be “released” and placed in various Penn College buildings. Finders keepers!

“They can be found in many buildings on campus,” said Deborah L. Stabley, an adjunct art faculty member who teaches the ceramics classes along with her husband, David A., instructor of ceramics and wood sculpture. “If you find one, enjoy its message. Keep it for yourself or pass it along for someone else to appreciate. Spread the message of joy and hope in these times when the world truly needs it!”

The Stableys conceived of the idea about a month ago, as the global pandemic was marking its two-year anniversary and Russia was invading Ukraine. The art educators believed their students – and the campus as a whole – could benefit from a little lift of hope … on the wings of colorful, clay birds. (Watch PCToday for more on the spirit-soaring project.)
Photos by Alexis M. Burrell, student photographer

 

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03.27.2022

A landmark retirement, in more ways than one – 50,000 more, in fact!

Marked by milestones, a reception in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College on Thursday night cast a unique net of celebrations. For starters, two revered Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty members marked their upcoming retirements with an exhibit of recent artwork, and with nearly 100 people flocking to the artists’ reception, the gallery commemorated its 50,000th visitor during the event. Guests also savored socializing and the return of light fare and refreshments served by the college’s Le Jeune Chef Restaurant – a hallmark of gallery receptions that has not been possible since before the pandemic began more than two years ago. The sense of celebration was palpable.

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03.16.2022

‘Journey and Transformation’ shares work of two art faculty

“Journey and Transformation: The Careers of David Stabley & Keith Vanderlin” is on display in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College through May 6.

An artists’ reception is set for 4:30 to 6 p.m. (with a gallery talk at 5 p.m.) on Thursday, March 24, in the gallery lobby on the third floor of The Madigan Library at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The two talented and respected artists and Penn College educators are sharing examples of their work as a parting glimpse prior to their retirements at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. Stabley, instructor of ceramics and wood sculpture, joined the faculty as an adjunct educator starting in the Spring 2009 semester and moved to full-time faculty in Fall 2011. Vanderlin, assistant professor of graphic design, has been a full-time faculty member since Fall 1989.

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02.10.2022

Illustrative gallery exhibit draws new generation

Sporting her “The Poky Little Puppy” T-shirt, Lutz leads the next generation of art enthusiasts through the gallery exhibition.
Sporting her “The Poky Little Puppy” T-shirt, Lutz leads the next generation of art enthusiasts through the gallery exhibition.
No trip to The Gallery at Penn College is complete without a peek out the large window that offers a glorious view of campus.
No trip to The Gallery at Penn College is complete without a peek out the large window that offers a glorious view of campus.

Appropriately enough, youngsters from the Dunham Children’s Learning Center enjoyed an educational adventure across Pennsylvania College of Technology’s campus to see the Little Golden Books exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College.

On Thursday morning, 3- and 4-year-olds from the “Bears” group received a private tour of “Golden Legacy: Original Art from 75 Years of Golden Books” with Gallery Director Penny Griffin Lutz. (Next week, 4- and 5-year-olds from the “Birds” group will take their turn.)

On display through March 30, the exhibit showcases 65 original illustrations from Little Golden Books published from 1942 to 2017.

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02.07.2022

Golden Books inspire memories, graphic design illustrations

Graphic design students at Pennsylvania College of Technology have taken inspiration from a Little Golden Books exhibition on campus in creating their own, modern versions of the classic children’s book illustrations.

Students enrolled in Illustration (ART340) classes were tasked with illustrating and designing a two-page spread from one of 33 Little Golden Books. In creating new versions of the illustrations, the students could utilize the computer, hand draw with color pencils or paint, or craft a 3D expression. The results of their efforts are exhibited on the first floor of The Madigan Library.

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12.09.2021

Adjunct art instructor among state ‘Teacher of the Year’ finalists

An adjunct faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology was chosen as a finalist for Pennsylvania State Teacher of the Year. Gerry G. Kaplan – who teaches part time in advertising art at Penn College – was recognized for his work at Loyalsock Township School District, where he teaches a variety of art media.

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11.21.2021

Carving up an artful harvest

What began as a way to connect creatively during the pandemic has resulted in four impressive wood sculptures being donated to Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Four art faculty members launched the endeavor in the summer of 2020, and their finished art pieces were recently moved into locations across campus.

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10.29.2021

An artful treat at gallery’s meet-and-greet

An array of technology is visible – including in the hands of Adam J. Miller, manager of instructional media production, who captures footage of the exhibit.
An array of technology is visible – including in the hands of Adam J. Miller, manager of instructional media production, who captures footage of the exhibit.
A group of engaged graphic design students oblige a photographer’s request at the exhibit’s title wall.
A group of engaged graphic design students oblige a photographer’s request at the exhibit’s title wall.
In front of a color-rich creation, May discusses her process.
In front of a color-rich creation, May discusses her process.

Graphic design students, as well as college and community members, enjoyed an intimate conversation Thursday night with artist Jeanette May in The Gallery at Penn College. As part of the reception for her “Tech Vanitas” exhibit, the Brooklyn, New York, photographer delivered a talk, sharing her inspirations and process, and answering questions on color and design. She also met post-talk with a group of graphic design students who further engaged her in questions and conversation.

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Art & Graphic Design Business, Arts & Sciences Events Gallery Students
10.21.2021

Hiding in plain sight

Nestled amid the greenery, these tiny quarters offer room with a magnificent view.
Nestled amid the greenery, these tiny quarters offer room with a magnificent view.
A housing market made up of unreal estate comprises the semester's opening task for Ceramics I students.
A housing market made up of unreal estate comprises the semester’s opening task for Ceramics I students.

Taking their inspiration from New York-born artist Charles Simonds’ series of miniature “Dwellings,” students in David A. and Deborah L. Stabley’s Ceramics I classes have left whimsical creations across campus to delight passersby. “This is their first assignment to loosen them up,” David said, explaining that Simonds fashioned small environments out of clay bricks for people to come across as they made their way through the city. The Penn College structures are made of unfired clay, and will return to the earth as rain slowly wears them away – but not before entertaining everyone fortunate enough to find one in their daily travels.
Photos by Alexis M. Burrell, student photographer

Art & Graphic Design Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff Students
08.18.2021

Employee couple establishes graphic design scholarship

A faculty member and an administrator at Pennsylvania College of Technology have created a scholarship for students majoring in graphic design.

Brian A. and Joanna K. Flynn have established the Brian and Joanna Flynn Scholarship, which gives preference to students who are enrolled full time in the graphic design bachelor’s degree major, have successfully completed two semesters of study and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. The scholarship is renewable for the third and fourth academic years if a 3.0 GPA is maintained.

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