Can Art Save Lives? Through their exhibition Epidemic, opening October 25, artists Eric Avery and Adam DelMarcelle answer this question.

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Epidemic: an exhibition by Dr. Eric Avery and Adam DelMarcelle
October 25 – December 19, 2018
Cora Miller Gallery (on campus)

Artist Lecture:
Can Art Save Lives? A Conversation with Dr. Eric Avery and Adam DelMarcelle
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:30 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall 
This exhibit brings together the work of two activist artists, Eric Avery and Adam DelMarcelle, as they bear witness, and call us to action as the opioid epidemic claims the lives of 197 people a day in the United States.

Eric Avery is an artist and psychiatrist with a long history of making art related to his medical work with refugees, human rights abuses, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. During the time of HIV/AIDS, his prints captured truthful moments in the pandemic sweeping the world and his pioneering art medicine actions demystified HIV testing and AIDS care by conducting testing and exhibiting medical care in the gallery and art museum settings. He has tried to show how art can save lives.

Adam DelMarcelle’s prints and social art actions have been made in Pennsylvania, on the frontlines of the exploding opioid epidemic and have functioned to educate and mobilize community response through compelling his viewers to ask better questions and to always be suspect of the information given by those in power. After losing a brother to an opioid overdose, DelMarcelle committed his life to the betterment of his community through his work as an educator and artist.

An epidemic is defined by the artists as a progressive descent from physical, psychological and community wellness which is often ignored until the suffering and death from our human family can no longer be hidden behind the walls of the power structures’ status quo. Successful interventions during epidemics often require all persons within a community to ask themselves what part they play in the landscape of the problem and how they might best participate in reducing harm and restoring wellness.

During an epidemic, the past can repeat itself and previous lessons have to be relearned. In January 2018, when the Governor of Pennsylvania declared a statewide health disaster for the opioid and heroin epidemic, we were reminded of the hopelessness and terror of the 1990’s, when HIV/AIDS was spreading and many were dying. If history repeats itself in the current opioid epidemic, the hopelessness, stigma and death will be reduced as the understanding of contributing factors grows, treatment approaches improve and community resources are marshalled to respond.

In this exhibit, Avery’s historical prints position the opioid epidemic in a larger context of earlier epidemics. DelMarcelle’s installation of Our Town and current print series will take the viewer through the streets of Lebanon, PA where heroin is being sold and people die. Within the gallery, a Harm Reduction art action space will be used for Harm Reduction education, including Naloxone training, information sessions on needle exchange and safer using methods. Information will be available in the space for those seeking help, support and available treatment options. Harm reduction at its core meets people where they are with compassion and aims to keep them alive.

With the goals of supporting the development of a deeper understanding of the opioid epidemic and to encourage reflective thinking about harm reduction as a needed immediate response, the exhibit bears witness and encourages reflective thinking. An art gallery as a space for healing and harm reduction? Why not? Art can save lives.

1. Our Town

Adam DelMarcelle: Our Town
October 25 – November 20, 2018
Brossman Gallery (on campus)
Lecture: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:30 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall 

Adam DelMarcelle’s Our Town is an installation that investigates the current landscape of the heroin and opioid epidemic and how communities and institutions are responding to the crisis. Informed by intense research and motivated by his own experience of tragic loss, DelMarcelle has constructed an immersive, deeply moving environment for contemplation that combines video projection, automated carousel slide projections, and audio recordings. DelMarcelle’s design activism has attracted not only the attention of city officials, police and media in his hometown of Lebanon, PA, but also national attention in publications like the Huffington Post.



(Re)Housing the American Dream, an exhibition of video and drawings by Kirsten Leenaars, opens today in our galleries on campus


Drawn from grief

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Have you seen Erin Fostel’s impressive drawings at Marketview Arts? The Baltimore-based artist uses charcoal and graphite to depict people, places and things such as the above Cargo Cranes, with detailed perfection.

Her recent series of architectural drawings began as she mourned the loss of her father, an architect, in 2014. Fostel set about exploring parts of Baltimore City she did not know well, places she thought would interest her dad, and this process of discovery became the foundation of her new work. Her interest is not in simply documenting buidings, but in capturing feeling. By exposing the drawing’s framework, she reveals both immensity of the structure and her own grief.

Come see her exhibition, Vanishing Scale, at Marketview Arts before it ends on August 18. The gallery will be open this evening for August’s First Friday from 5-9pm.

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How does Dan do it?

There is something arresting about Dan Lobdell’s photographs. They are familiar subjects and clearly the images are made with a camera but they’re unlike any picture you’ve ever taken and you can’t figure out why. On Saturday, Dan will be speaking about his work in the front Marketview Gallery at Marketview Arts. If you were one of the many people who asked about his work on First Friday and you’re dying to ask him a question about his process, don’t miss this opportunity!

Here are the details:

Dan Lobdell Gallery Talk
Saturday, June 23, 11:00 AM
Marketview Gallery (1st Floor)
Marketview Arts
37 W Philadelphia St, York, PA 17401
Reception catered by Z Wild Vegans


3 Great new Exhibitions at Marketview Arts featuring YCP faculty and alumni

May exhibitions at Marketview Arts include a solo exhibition by YCP Fine Art professor Ry Fryar; a group exhibition curated by Matthew Apol, YCP alum and current Appell Fellow; and a group exhibition co-curated by YCP Gallery Director Matthew Clay-Robison and Ophelia Chambliss that features YCP faculty and alumni. These exhibitions will be up for the next three weeks so please stop by and check them out. More info below:

unnamedRy Fryar: Detail

May 4 – 26, 2018
Marketview Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 5:00 PM (Artist Talk at 6:30PM)

“What we choose to see as detail says as much about who we are as the subject at hand. If we were bigger, or smaller, we would see different kinds of detail. It scales us, marks our relative size in the universe, and reveals what we care about most.

My interest in detail started when I was a kid, when one summer my parents put me in swimming lessons. The pool was highly chlorinated and nobody told me about goggles. My vision blurred and eyes burned for hours after.

It was the worst in bright light and it would have been easier to keep eyes shut. But the chlorine halo made the world seem so very strange, that I absolutely had to keep my eyes open whatever the cost. For a few hours, my ability to see detail broke. I remember opening my eyes as wide as I could despite the burning, amazed that I could no longer choose what to focus upon. Light, dark, color, movement, all of it fought for my attention and none of it won. My visual focus sort of spread out, become broader and less refined. I saw much more than usual, but somehow I was too small to comprehend.

This show documents my continued interest in the act of perceiving detail over the course of about 15 years. It is a selected sample of artwork I have made to expand and/or contract my ability to see. In these series, I attempt to shift my own scale though the act of perception, drawing and painting. Just a tiny scale shift, just enough to see if I can perhaps approximate the kind of detail that I might see if I were just a bit bigger or a little smaller than I actually am. This show includes three general areas where I have experimented with perception and detail in this way.

First, maps are a great device for exploring detail. They exclude nearly everything, all of the world except for a bare few remainders designated as important such as a road, boundary, or zone. A map says a lot about which details matters most for the mapmaker.

Second, detail in landscape contends directly with complexity. I cannot paint everything I see because I do not have enough time. Of necessity, landscape painting is the result of excluding practically everything except for the very few details that I designate as important. In a natural panorama, complexity is often about repetition. Hills, clouds, trees, branches, leaves, flowers and twigs all repeat. Variation in spacing, scale and overlap obscure this essential truth, but repetitive form is why real landscape overwhelms. In these works, I try to focus detail on the things not usually focused upon. Much of this series is about shifting detail towards the scrub; that endless web of twigs, branches and messy brambles normally edited out of landscape.

Third and last, I am interested in movement and its connection to detail. Our eyes jump immediately to the movement of fire, explosion, dogs running, the evidence of wind across the land or pushing through the clouds. Movement itself its own sort of detail, blurring and decreasing all the elements around it, drawing our attention to it weather we choose so or not.” – Ry Fryar

Ry Fryar is a visual artist and the coordinator of fine art at York College of Pennsylvania. He earned his MFA from The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows across the country. Ry is one of the originating facilitators for the Marketview Arts Center, the Appell Fellowship Program and the YCASE high school art exhibition series. 


May 4 – 25, 2018
Gallery Hall (3rd Floor, Marketview Arts)
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 5:00 PM

Generations is an exhibition in which regional artists of varying age are paired according to similarities in the conceptual and/or formal qualities of their work. Co-curated by YCP gallery director Matthew Clay-Robison and professional artist and educator Ophelia Chambliss, this exhibition seeks to make intergenerational connections between artists in our community that provide opportunities to expand individual networks and establish new bonds of friendship and respect that provide learning opportunities for both artists and their audience. This concept builds on an exhibition Chambliss curated in 2017 called 12 Black Women Artists that brought together artists ranging in age from 15-65.


31052168_1812779938743409_4056642502797557760_oOf Value: an exhibition of drawings (curated by Matthew Apol)
May 4 – 26, 2018
Coni Wolf Gallery (2nd Floor, Marketview Arts)
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 5:00 PM

” . . . a lot of people refuse to consider drawing in the same way as a painting, sculpture, or other form of art. Art dealers tend to overlook drawings; treating them as if they are a lesser form of art when compared to paintings, sculptures, and other directions. The importance of drawing is often downplayed by artists as well — specifically artists with little interest in drawing. In many ways these attitudes have conditioned the public to dismiss drawing compared to other forms of art. I, for one, feel that we should strive to change the way people think about the art of drawing.”
-Brian Sherwin


The Jurors have made their selections

2018 Annual Juried Student Exhibition List of Accepted Entries

Graphic Design (selected by Chaz Maviyane-Davies):

Genevieve Ryder: Ambiguous

Chase Monico: No More Buzz

Kerrie DeFelice: The (mostly) Good Moments of 2017

Lauren Bupp: Hast du Mich Verarscht

Nicole Fenn: The Pursuit of Rain & Reaction

Nicole Fenn: Horizons

Kirstyn Swancer: Controversy

Lillia McGhee: Bruno Munari quote

Tyler Josbeno: TY

Kerrie DeFelice: The Revolution is Female

Jessica Harkcom: Type Patterns

Rebecca Beal: Opposing Opinions

Lauren Bupp: Tiddles for Days

Matthew Cates: At the Sunrise’s Edge



Fine Art (selected by Kate Kretz):

Darian Hoke: Rotten Eggs

Darian Hoke: Ivan

Darian Hoke: Froot 2

Darian Hoke: Ray 1

Gabe Clarke: Cabin Door

Ivy Rodgers: Spicy

Stacy Pineda: Red

Stacy Pineda: Buildings

Kaitlynn Miller: Cacti

Chase Monico: Save the Honey

Woon Joung Choi: Bow

Woon Joung Choi: Neil Savage

Lexus Gore: Sleeping with Moose

Autumn Fetterolf: Reverent Bark

James Martin: Battle of the Bulge

Kerrie DeFelice: We are all Human

Christine Ognibene: Shades of Blue

Kaityln Hopkins: Overlooking Deer Creek

Amber Wiesberg: With or Without Me

Lauren Bupp: Barn

Hannah Tedesco: Pill Popper

Samantha LoBue: Untitled (hand)

Beck Liberatore: Stuck

Calling all YCP Art Students!

Enter the Annual Juried Student Exhibition!

The 2018 Juried Student Exhibition submission dates and locations are as follows:

Monday, March 5, 2018: 9am-3pm, Wolf Hall lobby

Tuesday, March 6, 2018: 9am – 9pm, Marketview Arts, 11am – 1pm, Wolf Hall lobby

Wednesday, March 7, 2018: 9am-3pm, Marketview Arts, 9am – 11am, Wolf Hall lobby

** You may also drop work off in Wolf410 from 5pm Wednesday night (March 7) until 8am Thursday morning (March 8,) but you do so at your own risk since there will be no one present to receive the work and ensure its safety. All work left in Wolf410 overnight will be collected at 8:15am Thursday morning, marking the end of the submission period.**

If you do not have transportation to Marketview Arts, make sure you submit your work on Monday, March 5 between 9am – 3pm, Tuesday, March 6 between 11am-1pm, or Wednesday, March 7 between 9-11am in the Wolf Hall lobby. After that, you will either need to bring work to Marketview Arts or leave it unattended in Wolf410 Wednesday night.

Submission Forms:
Submission forms and individual entry forms are available on the vestibule below the flat screen tv outside the gallery.

Graphic Design Juror: Chaz Maviyane-Davies (Boston, MA)

Fine Art Juror: Kate Kretz (Washington, DC)

Juror Lectures: Thursday, March 8, 5:30pm (reception at 6:30pm)
Selections will be made and announced on Friday, March 9. Work that is not selected by the jurors may be included in the F2C Exhibition in the Coni Wolf Gallery at Marketview Arts or picked up on Saturday, March 10 or Monday, March 12 at Marketview Arts or Tuesday in Wolf410. Please indicate on your submission form whether you’d like your rejected entries included in the F2C Exhibition.

Juried Exhibition Opening Reception/Announcement of Awards:

Friday, March 23, 5:00PM, Marketview Arts

Awards: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Honorable Mention in both Fine Art and Graphic Design

Exhibition Dates: March 23 – April 21, 2018

Additional info:

Questions? Contact Gallery Director Matthew Clay-Robison at

Taste and Privilege catalogues available

PillarroomexviewHiresDid you miss the immersive and beautiful installation, Taste and Privilege, by Baltimore-based artist Amy Boone-McCreesh? We anticipated that some of you wouldn’t make it during the exhibition’s 7-week run and produced a catalog featuring an essay by Carolyn Case, photography by Andrew Bale, and designed by our YCP alum Mariah Hertz! Stop by the gallery and pick up a copy! If you’d like one mailed to you, please contact gallery director Matthew Clay-Robison at



Here are some more images from the exhibition:

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