Past Exhibitions and Events (on campus and downtown)

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Graphic Means,
film screening and Q&A with Briar Levit
March 11, 7:00 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall

Graphic Means is a feature-length documentary about the history of graphic design production after the letterpress, focusing on the phototypesetting era and the transition that occurred as a result of the Digital Revolution. A discussion/Q&A with Director and Producer Briar Levit will follow the film.


Fred009rwrkWEBOsmyn Oree: I’m Still Black
January 17 – March 14, 2020, 1st Floor, Marketview Arts

Lancaster-based Osmyn Oree’s photography focuses primarily on conceptual portraiture and figurative studies. This series explores his identity as a young Black man and how that identity is shaped by others’ definitions of Blackness, with the hope of discovering what it means to be African-American today.


Dancy_Trapped By my Own DevicesDeborah Dancy: Collision
January 17 – March 14, 2020, 3rd Floor, Marketview Arts

In Deborah Dancy’s work there is an undercurrent of nuance and tension, as if something is poised to happen. Paintings and drawings are constructed by tangential linear demarcations and erasures; abutting shapes and colors are inserted to provoke and entice, yet disrupt.



James Johnson: The Shallow Habit of Seeing
January 23 – February 27, 2020, York College Galleries
Lecture: January 23, 2020 , 5:30 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall

Combining digital fabrication, woodworking, photography, drawing (often in collaboration with his son) and other media, and informed by considering recent trends in philosophy and economics, Johnson is crafting objects that address basic assumptions about image-making conventions by considering minute details of his practice and materials.

James Johnson was born in Syracuse, New York. His art encompasses installation, sculpture, and photography and makes reference to architecture and issues surrounding representation, economics, and power. He is influenced by Conceptual Art and Minimalism. His studio is in Philadelphia.


raincoat2Dillon Samuelson: Backyard Ghosts
December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020, 1st Floor, Marketview Arts

Backyard Ghostsis a new series of narrative work dealing with mystery, loss, and folklore from York-based painter and illustrator Dillon Samuelson. His paintings and drawings explore human experience and emotion through storytelling and the outward manifestation of that which is often kept internal.


78567911_10220872758393298_2674416387929145344_oBart O’Reilly: Empathy with Branches
December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020, 3rd Floor, Marketview Arts

Bart O’Reilly is an Irish artist based in Baltimore, MD. His work is interdisciplinary with a focus on painting, video, and poetry. Driven primarily by formal considerations, the work explores the ever-shifting relationship between what we perceive and what we claim to know.


75250834_10157523227069333_1916741447759953920_oTANTAMOUNT: Graphic Design & Fine Art Senior Exhibition
December 6 – 18, 2019, York College Galleries

In their final semester, seniors in Fine Art and Graphic Design exhibit their final bodies of work and senior projects respectively, demonstrating the formal and conceptual growth they have achieved. The event opens with PechaKucha-style presentations followed by a reception and announcement of awards.


Kollwitz_MemorialforKarlLiebknecht(100dpi)Beneath the Surface: Prints by Kollwitz, Catlett, Coe, and Kurniasih
August 29 – November 23, 2019, Cora Miller Gallery

This exhibition spans a century of international printmaking by four women; Käthe Kollwitz (1867 – 1945) of Germany; Elizabeth Catlett (1915 – 2012,) born in the United States and lived in Mexico; Sue Coe (b. 1951,) born in England and lives in the United States; and Fitriani Dwi Kurniasih (b. 1981,) also known as Fitri DK, of Indonesia.


ArtistEd Luce: Wuvable Oaf
October 24 – November 22, 2019, Brossman Gallery
Lecture: October 24, 2019, 5:00 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall

Wuvable Oaf is an indie comic book about big, scary, hairy dudes, people who love them…and cats. Creator Ed Luce has used the characters to explore across a multitude of medium — modern dating, heavy metal, fashion, pro wrestling, futuristic dystopias and body image.


2. Apocryphal_Master_FullKristen Letts Kovak: White Noise
November 1 – 23, 2019, 1st Floor, Marketview Arts

White noise is the consistent hum of animation. This collection of drawings by YCASE Juror Kristen Letts Kovak hovers between objects and atmosphere creating a volume so loud as to become deafeningly quiet. Kovak’s works have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the country.


YCASE3YCASE 4.0 – The Fourth Annual York Community Art Scholars Exhibition
November 1 – 23, 2019, 3rdFloor, Marketview Arts

The YCASE Finalist Exhibition is selected from the Community Art Walk, a series of smaller exhibitions featuring student work from high schools within 5-10 miles of downtown York. This year’s juror is Pittsburgh-based artist Kristen Letts Kovac and the exhibition theme is identity.


jerryg (cropped)Jerry Gretzinger: Jerry’s Map
Exhibition: August 29 – October 12, 2019, Brossman Gallery
Lecture: August 29, 5:30 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall

In 1963 artist Jerry Gretzinger began drawing a map of an imaginary city. It now comprises over 3000 individual panels executed in a variety of media. A portion of the map will be displayed as an immersive, floor to ceiling wraparound experience in our octagonal Brossman Gallery.


1. Barberena_Santo Pollero (100dpi)Crossing Borders: Vecinos Unidos en la Nueva América
September 6 – October 19, 2019, Marketview Arts (all floors)

Co-curated by Rosa Luz Catterall and Joaquin Calles Guzman, this exhibition will be held during national Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 – Oct 15) and explore the intersectionality, hybridity and multiplicity of the Latinx identity through a range of media from painting and sculpture to performance. Participating artists include Michelle Angela Ortiz, Salina Almanzar, Steven Muñoz, Carlos Barbarena, Groana Melendez, Wilfredo Valladeres, Joseph Velasquez, Kara Oldenburg-Gonzales, Luz Giboyeaux, Clifton Santiago, Hector Palma, Luz Marrero, Rosa Luz Catterall, and Joaquin Calles Guzman.


1. Joaquin(100dpi)Penitential Rite: Confession/Absolution
A performance by Joaquin Calles Guzman

September 6, 2019, 1st Floor, Marketview Arts

Joaquin Calles Guzman: Penitential Rite: Confession/Absolution
Exhibition featuring documentation of the performance
September 9 – October 19, 2019, Coni Wolf Gallery, 2nd Floor, Marketview Arts

This performance explores silence/invisibility at a time of over-exposure and self-disclosure as a response and commentary on the Catholic Child Sex Abuse Scandal. As a means of processing the abuse within the Pennsylvania Diocese, the artist becomes vulnerable to revert the power of that which remains hidden.


Lexus painting (100dpi)Assembling/Becoming: A Two-Part Exhibition Curated by Ophelia Chambliss and featuring the work of Lexus Gore, Shelby Elaine, and Richard Craighead
July 19 – August 24, 2019
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
Opening Reception: July 19, 2019, 6-8 pm

Assembling, a collaboration between Richard Craighead and Shelby Elaine, is a series of photographs countering harmful portrayals of people of color. Becoming features portraits of women by Lexus Gore that express what it means to become who they are and wish to be for the world.


Ivy Rodgers: Year of Self
July 26– August 24, 2019
1st Floor, Marketview Arts

Year of Self is a solo exhibition by YCP alum Ivy Rodgers ’18 composed of work made between graduating from college and getting married. During that time Ivy was artist-in-residence at the Parliament Arts Organization, art critic/blogger, instructor at Creative York and writer for YRK magazine.


1. TheDrawnHoundssmallerCulture of Class: Horse Country
An exhibition of paintings by Tony Shore
June 7 – July 13, 2019
1st Floor, Marketview Arts

Tony Shore graduated with an MFA at Yale University School of Art and a BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art where he is now a Professor. He also studied at the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is a winner of both the Sondheim Prize and the Bethesda Painting Prize, as well as a number Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards. His work has been shown in museums and galleries in the United States and France. Tony’s experiences as a member of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club in Monkton, Maryland serve as inspiration for this work.


Culture of Class: Charm City
An exhibition of paintings by Tony Shore

June 7 – July 13, 2019
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
Reception: June 7, 2019, 5:00 PM

Tony Shore has exhibited his work at the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Delaware Art Museum, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Noyes Museum, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, the Kunstalle Beacon, George Adams Gallery, Grimaldis Gallery, as well as many others. A native of Baltimore, Tony is best known for his narrative paintings on black velvet depicting blue collar life, gang violence, and in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray, scenes of protest. This exhibit of gritty Baltimore scenes offers a strong contrast formally and thematically to Tony’s Horse Country exhibition in our 1st Floor Gallery.


Senior Fine Art Postcard (FB banner)Fine Art Senior Exhibition
May 3 – 15, 2019
York College Galleries
Presentations/Reception:  May 3, 2019, 5:00 PM

The Fine Art Senior Exhibition features the work of fine art majors in their final semester at York College. The students present their senior bodies of work, demonstrating the artistic and conceptual growth they have achieved in our program before leaving to pursue careers in the arts. Award winners are selected by Division of Art faculty based on a variety of considerations including conceptual strength, skillful and inventive use of materials, thematic coherence, and the formal qualities of the work. This event begins with PechaKucha-style slide presentations in DeMeester Recital Hall followed by a reception in the York College Galleries.


1. Brent Brown puppetBrent Brown: Colorful Characters
1st Floor, Marketview Arts
Exhibition: May 3 – June 1, 2019
Reception: May 3, 2019, 5:00 PM

Reading, PA-based artist Brent Brown makes puppets from corrugated board. Though a brain injury has made gaining access to art materials of his choice difficult, he has access to paper, corrugated board, glue, and acrylic paint. With these materials he crafts puppets ranging from pop culture to religious subject matter. He uses cardboard pegs to give his puppets moving arms and legs. The Outsider Folk Art Gallery held a show of Brent’s work in January, 2016 at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. He had a show at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens during the Summer of 2017.


1. YomarYomar Augusto: Safari Sisters
April 13 – May 25, 2019
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 5:00PM, Marketview Arts
Lecture: Tuesday, April 16, 5:30PM, DeMeester Recital Hall (on campus)

Yomar Augusto is a typographic artist and graphic designer from Brazil who relocated recently to Southern California after running his studio in New York City for the past 3 years. Born in Brasilia and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Yomar trained as a graphic designer, studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2001, and then started his own studio in Rio before completing a Masters in Type Design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands. This exhibition will highlight Yomar’s large-scale calligraphic hand-lettering and mural-painting.



LightsOutNiko J. Kallianiotis: America in a Trance
1st Floor, Marketview Arts
Exhibition: April 5 – 28, 2019
Reception: April 5, 2019, 5:00 PM 

Niko J. Kallianiotis is a professor of photography at Drexel University in Philadelphia. This series “is an ongoing observation of the fading American dream so typified in the northeastern Pennsylvania landscape but widespread across the United States. Industrialism provided a place where immigrants from tattered European countries crossed the Atlantic for a better future. While my interest is not in the depiction of desolation, at times it becomes necessary to the narrative. I search for images that reflect, question, and interpret life in the towns and cities across the Keystone State, and the yearning for survival and cultural perseverance.”


senior_show_banner_150resGraphic Design Senior Exhibition
April 12 – 27, 2019
York College Galleries
Presentations/Reception:  April 12, 2019, 4:00 PM

The Graphic Design Senior Exhibition features the work of graphic design majors in their final semester of study at York College. The students present their senior projects, demonstrating the artistic and conceptual growth they have achieved in our program before leaving to pursue careers as professional graphic designers. The projects exhibited begin with the introduction of a common design problem, which the students interpret individually and then spend a semester conceiving of and developing their projects. This event begins with PechaKucha-style slide presentations in DeMeester Recital Hall followed by a reception and portfolio review in the York College Galleries.


Juried3Annual Juried Student Exhibition
March 14 – April 2, 2019
York College Galleries
Reception: March 14, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00PM

This annual exhibition features selected work from students taking courses in fine art and graphic design at York College. Students submit their work for consideration and our guest jurors select works that are exceptional, represent our program, and exhibit well together. This year our Graphic Design Juror is Ellen Lupton, co-director of MICA’s Graphic Design MFA program and senior curator of contemporary design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Museum in New York City. Our Fine Art Juror is Stephen Towns, a mixed-media artist and rising star based in Baltimore, MD.  Awards will be announced at the opening reception at 5:30pm.



New Impressions, An International Exhibition of Letterpress Printing
1st and 3rd Floors, Marketview Arts
Exhibition: February 1 – March 23, 2019
Reception: February 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study, production, and printing of wood type. New Impressions is an international, juried exhibition to showcase exploration and creativity with letterpress printing techniques. From this age-old tradition, we strive to challenge and inspire artists to continue the love of printing.

2018 is the fourth year for this juried exhibition. There will be work on display from 44 artists in 9 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Switzerland, Argentina, Austria, Norway, Brazil, and Italy. This exhibition also includes the 2016 and 2017 collections.


Ellen Lupton: Design is Storytelling
Lecture/Reception: February 27, 2019, DeMeester Recital Hall, 5:30 PM

Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. An author of numerous books and articles on design, she is a public-minded critic, frequent lecturer, and AIGA Gold Medalist. In the New York Times article “Beauty – Cooper Hewitt’s Triennial,” she explained that as curator she identified “beauty as not just this young and perfect thing, but beauty as time and endurance and change.” Lupton is our Graphic Design Juror for the Annual Juried Student Exhibition.


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Stephen Towns: A Path Between Two Continents
January 22 – February 23, 2019
York College Galleries
Lecture: February 7, 2019, DeMeester Recital Hall, 5:30 PM 

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, mixed-media artist Stephen Towns is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland where his breakthrough exhibition, Rumination and a Reckoning, opened to rave reviews in March 2018 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Towns primarily works in oil, acrylic, and fiber, drawing visual inspiration from Medieval altarpieces, Impressionist paintings and wax cloth prints. His work is rooted in his upbringing in the Deep South and responds to “issues plaguing African American culture such as loss of ancestral roots, slavery, class, education, skin tone and religion” with a desire to “create beauty from the hardships in life.”


PressingOnTheLetterpressFilm-PosterPressing OnThe Letterpress Film, Guest Speaker Erin Beckloff
January 31, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Weinstock Lecture Hall

Erin Beckloff, letterpress printer, filmmaker, and graphic design educator presents Pressing On: The Letterpress Film. The film is a documentary about the survival of letterpress printing featuring remarkable printers who are preserving the history and making the craft thrive. The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretaker’s age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has letterpress survived in a digital age? Q & A will follow the film.


IMG_3859What are you afraid of? An installation by Jessica Jane Julius
1st and 3rd Floors, Marketview Arts
Exhibition: December 7, 2018 – January 19, 2019
First Friday Sneak Preview: December 7, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Opening Reception (meet the artist): Saturday, December 8, 2018, TBA
Closing Lecture: TBA

Politicians, Activists, and scholars often refer to a “culture of fear.”  Fear of terrorism, fear of pollution or disease, fear of different views or lifestyle; these real or imagined threats cause anxiety in today’s world. Temple professor Jessica Jane Julius’ community-based installation will examine the culture of fear through the lens of visual and performing arts offering a new perspective into how fear pervades every aspect of how people relate to and interpret the world around them. This exhibition will encourage York City students participating in the project to analyze their fears, understand their origin, and take power over them.


IMG_3306Adam DelMarcelle: Our Town
October 25 – November 26, 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 represents 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. Previous iterations have combined video projection, automated carousel slide projections, and audio recordings. For this manifestation of the project, the artist has pared down the elements to create a deeply personal, quiet, and emotionally powerful experience for the viewer.

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.


IMG_3327Epidemic: an exhibition by Dr. Eric Avery and Adam DelMarcelle
October 25 – December 19, 2018
Cora Miller Gallery (on campus)
Lecture: 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.


Fall Senior Exhibition (featuring Matthew Cates, Tori Parks and Leah Waldrup)
December 7 – 19, 2018
Brossman Gallery (on campus)
Presentations: Friday, December 7, 5PM, DeMeester

This exhibition features the work of Division of Art seniors in their final semester of study at York College. Seniors majoring in Fine Art display their final bodies of work, often organized around cohesive thematic and/or formal concerns. Seniors majoring in Graphic Design exhibit their Senior Studio final projects, which begin with a class-wide common design problem that each student then interprets and solves individually in consultation with their professor and peers. This exhibition, which opens with PechaKucha-style presentations followed by a reception and award announcement, demonstrates the formal and conceptual growth the students have achieved at YCP.

YCASE2York Community Art Scholars Exhibition, Volume 3 (YCASE 3.0)
November 2 – 20, 2018
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
Private Preview Reception: November 1, 6:00 PM (for family & friends)
Public Opening: November 2, 5:00 PM

The third annual York Community Art Scholars Exhibition (YCASE 3.0) builds on the previous two years’ very successful events with more participants and an expanded downtown art walk. YCASE 3.0 is a juried finalist exhibition drawn from a series of smaller exhibitions featuring the best artwork being made by high school students within 5-10 miles of downtown York. The initial round of exhibitions showcases student work selected to represent each participating high school by their respective art teachers. A high profile juror then chooses work for the finalist exhibition and selects award winners that are announced at the opening. This year’s juror is Ann Tarantino, Assistant Professor of Art in the School of Visual Arts at Penn State.


IMG_3600Point Cloud: An exhibition by Ann Tarantino
1st Floor, Marketview Arts
Exhibition: November 2 – 24, 2018
Reception: November 2, 2018

Ann Tarantino makes drawings on paper, on the wall, and in space, using media ranging from ink and paper to laser-cut vinyl. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions across the country and internationally, including recent solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Tokyo, Japan. In December 2012, she created a new, site-specific commission for AMOA-Arthouse in Austin, Texas, and in June 2013, she will create another new piece commissioned by Mixed Greens, New York City. She earned an MFA in Drawing and Painting from Pennsylvania State University and an Honors BA in Visual Arts and American Civilization from Brown University. Her work is represented by Curator’s Office in Washington, DC.




1. photo by Jennifer Sprague

What Were You Wearing?
October 5 – 27, 2018
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
Reception: October 5, 2018, 5:00 PM

The “What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation originated at the University of Arkansas in 2013. Created by Jen Brockman and Dr. Mary Wyandt-Hiebert, the project was inspired by Dr. Mary Simmerling’s poem, What I Was Wearing.

Dr. Wyandt-Hiebert and Ms. Brockman had worked as sexual violence and intimate partner violence survivor advocates for over a decade when the Installation was created. The Installation was born out of an advocacy lens. The question, “what were you wearing?” was pervasive for most survivors. Dr. Wyandt-Hiebert and Ms. Brockman wanted to create a project that would place the work of bearing witness to this question’s answer back on the shoulders of the community and humanize the survivor in the answer. To ask the question, “what were you wearing?” cost the questioner nothing, there is no labor in making this statement. However, the survivor must pay dearly in not only their answer; but also, in the burden of self-blame. The Installation challenges participants to engage with the universal connection we have with clothing and reflect on what gives this specific rape culture myth so much power. To put clothing on is so basic and common, to take that action and conflate it with pain and suffering taints not only the individual outfit for the survivor; but also, calls in to question all simplistic and normal behaviors as dangerous. The Installation asks participants to understand that it was never about the clothing and the act of shedding those clothes is never enough to bring peace or comfort to survivors. The violation is not simply woven in to the fabric of the material, it is a part of the survivor’s new narrative. If only ending sexual violence was as easy as changing our clothes. Instead it requires all of us to evaluate what enabled us as individuals and as a society to ask, “what were you wearing?” in the first place.



Paul Rucker: In Her Words
October 5 – 27, 2018
3rd Floor Anteroom, Marketview Arts
Reception: October 5, 2018, 5:00 PM

Guggenheim Fellow Paul Rucker’s work often represents his research into incarceration and racial disparities in the US criminal justice system. This video work, with a soundtrack featuring Rucker playing the cello, uses the famous case of Brock Turner, a Stanford University student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim, to demonstrate how young white men accused, and in this case convicted of sexual assault, are given preferential treatment in our court system.  Following the jury’s verdict finding Turner guilty  Judge Aaron Persky, who presided over the case, said, “”I mean, I take him at his word that, subjectively, that’s his version of events. The jury, obviously, found it not to be the sequence of events.” The prosecution sought a 9-year sentence, 5 years less than the 14 year maximum sentence. Persky gave Turner a 6-month sentence, of which he only served half. Turner’s father called the sentence “a steep price to pay for 20 years of action out of his 20 plus years of life.” Rucker’s piece focuses on how those 20 minutes affected the victim, presenting her story in her words. The words move quickly, forcing the viewer to not look away.



Women’s Rights Are Human Rights
October 5 – 27, 2018
1st Floor, Marketview Arts
Reception: October 5, 2018, 5:00 PM

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: International Posters on Gender-Based Inequity, Violence and Discrimination is a traveling graphic design exhibition organized and curated by Elizabeth Resnick, Professor Emerita at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. This sampling of the larger exhibit has been curated to complement the What Were You Wearing? and #metoo exhibitions running concurrently at Marketview Arts as well as the YWCA’s Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event held downtown on October’s First Friday. The exhibition title comes from an important 1995 speech by Hillary Rodham Clinton at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.


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October 5 – 12, 2018
2nd Floor, Marketview Arts
Reception: October 5, 2018, 5:00 PM

This is a community exhibition in which anyone may participate by sharing a story, poem, or work of art (any medium; drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video, sound, graphic design/protest sign) relevant to the experience of sexual assault, harassment and/or intimate partner violence. Participants may either identify themselves in their work or remain anonymous. Submissions may be dropped off by the entrance of Marketview Arts (37 W Philadelphia St, 17403) between September 25 – October 4 and there will be opportunities to add to the exhibition during First Friday on October 5 until the following Friday, October 12. Additionally, anyone may anonymously submit their story electronically using the following webform:



Kirsten Leenaars: (Re)Housing the American Dream
September 6 – October 12, 2018
York College Galleries
Opening Reception/Artist Q&A: Thursday, September 6, 5:00 – 7:00PM
Lecture: Wednesday, October 10, 5:30PM, DeMeester Recital Hall

Kirsten Leenaars is an experimental documentary maker and engages with individuals and communities to create participatory video and performance work. Her work oscillates between fiction and documentation, reinterprets personal stories and reimagines everyday realities through staging, improvisation, and iteration. Leenaars examines the nature of our constructed realities—the stories we tell ourselves and the stories we identify with—and explores the way we relate to others. In her work, she aims to bring to light a shared humanity, often through humor and play.
This exhibition shows the collection of drawings, video and text work that make up (Re)Housing the American Dream; a cumulative documentary project (2015-ongoing) that explores the role of film as political action. This experimental multi-year documentary project follows a group of American and refugee youths in Milwaukee, growing up in the time of Trump. Through the collective making of video and text based work the construct of the American Dream is explored. The production period is structured as an annual summer camp in which the works are developed through collaborative processes with the participants. The produced work reflects on current socio-political issues, their lived experiences, individual perspectives and their collective imagination. The annual works cumulatively inform each other and tell the story of a resilient, diverse, opinioned group of youngsters living in divisive times.
Project website:

IMG_2830York College Faculty Biennial Exhibition
August 24 – September 26, 2018
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
Reception: September 7, 2018, 5:00 PM


The Faculty Biennial offers an opportunity to view recent work by full- and part-time faculty from York College’s fine art and graphic design faculty. This exhibition reflects the faculty’s dedication to creative research and an active studio practice. Exhibiting faculty include Ry Fryar, Neil Savage, Melanie Rodgers, Terri Yacovelli, Bill Thompson, Mary Todenhoft, Dillon Samuelson, Troy Patterson, Joan Inman, Denise M. Campbell, Gard Jones, Ahley Moog Bowlsbey, and Dan Lobdell.



IMG_2813YCASE Faculty Exhibition
August 24 – September 26, 2018
1st Floor, Marketview Arts
Reception: September 7, 2018, 5:00 PM

This exhibition celebrates the personal creative output of York-area high school art teachers whose students are participating in the third annual York Community Art Scholars Exhibition (YCASE 3.0) at Marketview Arts in November. The exhibition offers an important opportunity not only for the YCASE participants but also their friends and peers to view their teachers as professional exhibiting artists. The exhibition also gives the community a chance to identify relationships between the work of the teachers and their students, with this exhibition running from August to September, the YCASE Art Walk in October, and YCASE Finalist Exhibition in November. Participating faculty include Andy Walker (Central York HS,) Terri Yacovelli (West York HS,) Michelle Statella (York Country Day School,) Kelly McBrien (Red Lion HS,) Karen Fornadel (York Suburban HS,) Erica Furjanic (York Suburban HS,) and William Valyo (William Penn HS.)


Cargo Cranes(small)

Erin Fostel: Vanishing Scale
July 6 – August 18, 2018
Marketview Arts
Opening Reception: Friday, July 6, 5:00 PM

Baltimore-based artist Erin Fostel creates gorgeous, large-scale drawings. Her subjects tend to be people, places and things drawn 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.

Image details:
Title: “Cargo Cranes”
Medium: Charcoal and graphite on paper
Size: 42.5″ x 42″
Year: 2017

Presencia y Manifiesto: We Are Still Here
6 de julio – 4 de agosto de 2018
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
Opens Friday, July 6, 5:00 PM

Presencia y Manifiesto is a group exhibition of Latinx, Black, Queer, Gay, Lesbian and other intersectional artists. The show is also a response to an administration that threatens our people, our communities, and our livelihood. The works presented here span a variety of mediums and themes, yet, they are united by the politics of the personal and the vibrancy of ethnicities, gender identities and sexual orientations. As an attempt to reclaim a space for our unapologetic artistic expression, this exhibition presents a confluence of works that by the act of being created pose a challenge to those trying to silence our voices. These pieces are a testament for the resistance; they speak of brown, black, and queer beauty, they are our living presence, they have become our manifesto. – Joaquin Calles Guzman  (Photograph by Osmyn Oree)


IMG_1040Matthew Apol: HASHTAGSIX (Annual Appell Fellowship Exhibition)
June 7 – July 7, 2018
Cora Miller Gallery (on campus)
Artist Talk: Thursday, June 7, 5:30 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall (Reception from 5-7pm)

In May 2017, Matthew Apol was awarded the sixth annual Appell Arts Fellowship, an 11 month residency program awarded to a graduate of York College’s art program.
HASHTAG SIX is a extensive display of the work Matthew produced over the past 11 months as the 2017-2018 Appell Fellow.

About Matthew:
Matthew Apol is a 2007 graduate who worked as a graphic designer and fitness professional in New York before returning to Pennsylvania in early 2016 to immerse himself in York’s burgeoning art scene. His work has recently been exhibited in various York City art galleries and businesses as well as the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg. Matthew was recently accepted into Syracuse University’s graduate painting program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. He will begin his MFA program in August, 2018.


June 7 – July 7, 2018
Brossman Gallery (on campus)
Reception: June 7, 5:00 – 7:00PM

Showcasing the typographic work of students, Typorama demonstrates the varied media use and experimentation of our Graphic Design program. Well-steeped in typographic history, usage and process, students engage in wordplay, expression and analysis of form, all in a distinctively letter-based way. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, and always with the viewer in mind, students challenge themselves to create pieces that push the limits of their creativity, ability and command of language. Graphic Designers at YCP are taught the importance of self-initiated creative work as an integral part of doing excellent client-driven work. Typorama gives us a peek at their inquiry.


BALT37Dan Lobdell: City Facades & Surfaces

June 1 – 26, 2018
Marketview Gallery
Artist Talk/Reception: Saturday, June 23, 11:00 AM

Over the last four years I’ve been photographing late–19th and early–20th century building facades in Rust Belt cities such as Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland. This work is part of a longer-term project dealing with the landscape of America’s industrial heartland. The buildings represent a range of architectural styles including Renaissance Revival, Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and early Modernist. They housed institutions and businesses during a period when the Rust Belt cities were at their height of economic and political power. More recently, these communities have struggled to deal with the effects of de-industrialization, diminishing populations, and general urban decline. My goal is to investigate how these buildings, in their stateliness and various degrees of disrepair, engage with the environment of this new urban reality. So far, I’ve learned a few things about this region — first and foremost, that not all Rust Belt cities are the same. While some, such as Detroit, have suffered a great deal due to the near collapse of a single industry (an industrial/economic mono–culture), other cities have been able to develop new types of enterprises grounded in existing institutions such as hospitals and universities. Pittsburgh, a prime example of the latter, has a thriving downtown area with outer neighborhoods that are stable and livable from a middle class perspective. However, most of the cities I’ve photographed fall between these two extremes, where multiple attempts at revitalization exist in near proximity to structures that are neglected and left to decay. It’s this moment of instability and change in the human ecology of the old industrial city that interests me most. I believe that this is an important time to document these places, and that careful photographic description is a mode that meshes well with the current visual reality, as well as with the long industrial, technological, and design histories of these places. — Dan Lobdell


NeverLost_LimpertWalt_2018War of the Roses
June 1 – 22, 2018
Gallery Hall (3rd Floor, Marketview Arts)

560 years after the original Wars of the Roses began in medieval England, a new clash is brewing between the House of York and the House of Lancaster. Wearing the badge of the White Rose, select artists of York will engage in a visual skirmish with their counterparts of Lancaster, who march west on Route 30 under the banner of the Red Rose. An occasion more for sibling revelry than rivalry, participants will be selected by curators from York and Lancaster who will raid each other’s vibrant art community to ––assemble a group of artists worthy of their royal inheritance.


33501338_2048162012125264_4073711935487475712_o.jpgMatthew Apol: EXTENSIONS
June 1 – 26, 2018
Coni Wolf Gallery (2nd Floor, Marketview Arts)

EXTENSIONS is essentially the B-side to Matthew Apol’s HASHTAGSIX exhibition in the York College Galleries on campus. As the artist explains, “This exhibition features some outlier studies and experimental pieces that I made this past year that doesn’t really fit with the bulk of my work thematically.”


FApostcardFine Art Senior Exhibition
April 27 – May 8, 2018 (extended from original May 5 close)
York College Galleries (on campus)
Presentations/Reception: Friday, April 27, 5:00 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall

The Fine Art Senior Exhibition features the work of fine art majors in their final semester at York College. The students present their senior bodies of work, demonstrating the artistic and conceptual growth they have achieved in our program before leaving to pursue careers in the arts. Award winners are selected by Division of Art faculty based on a variety of considerations including conceptual strength, skillful and inventive use of materials, thematic coherence, and the formal qualities of the work. This event begins with PechaKucha-style slide presentations in DeMeester Recital Hall followed by a reception in the York College Galleries.


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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.


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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



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Kate Kretz: Common Denominator
January 24 – March 24, 2018
Cora Miller Gallery (Main Campus)
Gallery Talk/Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 24, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Artist Lecture/Reception: Thursday, March 8, 7:00 p.m., Demeester Recital Hall

Kate Kretz is an award-winning realist painter and mixed media artist based in the Washington, DC region. In this exhibition, Kretz combines several series, each exploring different subjects and mediums, to present a cohesive body of work that identifies a common denominator at the heart of much of the violence and oppression in the world. Kretz studied at The Sorbonne in Paris and earned a BFA from SUNY-Binghamton and MFA from the University of Georgia. Her work has appeared in nearly 100 international newspapers and has been featured in exhibitions at museums and galleries throughout the US and internationally.



Chaz Maviyane-Davies: Creative Defiance
January 24 – March 24, 2018
Brossman Gallery (Main Campus)
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 24, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Artist Lecture/Reception: Thursday, March 8, 5:30 p.m., Demeester Recital Hall

Born in Zimbabwe, Chaz Maviyane-Davies ran a design studio in Harare from 1983-2000 before leaving due to the political climate there. Through graphic design, he has addressed issues of consumerism, health & nutrition, social responsibility, environmentalism, human rights and politics for more than thirty years. He is Professor Emeritus of Design at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston and his work is included in several international permanent collections. This exhibition features a selection of posters from his series, A Word of Questions, that addresses a wide range of interdisciplinary issues that are of vital importance to humanity.



Visionaries: The Work of Thornton Dial and Purvis Young
February 1 – March 24, 2018
1st and 3rd Floor Galleries, Marketview Arts (Downtown)
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 1, 5:00 p.m.

Visionaries pairs the work of two important self-trained, expressionist artists, Thornton Dial and Purvis Young, whose work often communicates the experience of Black Americans in the south. Dial grew up in Alabama’s rural western flatlands and lived in Alabama his whole life, while Young was born and died in Miami. Both artists combined painting with collage, often using found objects that in the case of Dial were used to create large-scale relief assemblages. There is a storytelling aspect to both artist’s work, with common themes including war, racism and other sociopolitical issues. These works are on loan from the Grumbacher Collection.


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Jan Conradi: Italian Moments
December 1 – 20, 2017
Coni Wolf Gallery (2nd Floor,) Marketview Arts (Downtown)
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 5:00 p.m.

Each of these images is a window into a story of my time and travels and the people I’ve met (or simply observed) in the small villages and beautiful cities of Italy. These images are a record of ordinary days and happenings that seem extraordinary to us only because we don’t have olive groves in our backyards, we don’t live in centuries-old buildings, we don’t hang our laundry from a balcony over the street. Although differences make intriguing photographs, I document much that is the same: we sit and share a laugh with friends, place bright flowers at our doorsteps, do the jobs that need to be done, and hope for lives fulfilled with happy days and good memories. – Jan Conradi



Chris Dacre: Man Up (War is Fun!)
December 1, 2017 – January 20, 2018
Marketview Arts (Downtown)
Perspectives on Peace Lecture: Thursday, November 9, 7:00 p.m., Demeester Recital Hall
Gallery Talk: Friday, January 19, 4:30 p.m., Marketview Arts
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 8, 5:00 p.m.

Man Up!, a site-specific installation at Marketview Arts, is in many ways the long-awaited follow-up to Wayne White’s 2014 exhibition, FOE. Like White, Chris Dacre’s work is large-scale, playful, and involves community participation in the creation process. Dare was Artist-in Residence for November. His work draws on his experiences as a U.S. Army veteran, making satirical commentary on the complexities of war. Man Up! explores American notions of masculinity and patriotism and how that intersects with the military/industrial complex. Dacre also delivered the 3rd annual Perspectives on Peace lecture on November 9 in DeMeester Recital Hall.

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Rita Whitney: Life Cycle – A Journey of New Works
January 5 – 27, 2018
Marketview Arts (Downtown)
Artist Talk//Reception: Friday, January 19, 3:00 p.m

This work is incredibly special to me, far beyond the traditional abstract style that I’ve previously worked in. Previously I have either made work that was a bit cold and calculated, purely about color and form, or work that was so intensely emotional that it was more about therapy than art. In choosing simple subjects to work from, I have found freedom from the need to create in one style or the other, and am able to practice blending my personal experiences with my artists aesthetic in a softer, more accessible way.
– Rita Whitney



Amy Boone-McCreesh: Taste and Privilege
November 8 – December 20, 2017
York College Galleries (Main Campus)
Lecture/Reception: Wednesday, November 8, 5:30 p.m., Demeester Recital Hall

Amy Boone-McCreesh is a York County native now based in Baltimore whose work has been featured in 11 solo and two-person exhibitions and 29 group exhibitions since earning her MFA six years ago, including shows in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. She has won several significant awards and in 2016/2017 served as Visiting Professor at Dickinson College. Taking inspiration from celebratory and funerary displays in various cultures, Amy explores decoration and human relationships in her work, which tends toward visual density with saturated color and abundant texture that sometimes challenges viewers’ spatial awareness.


December 1 – 21, 2017
1st Floor, Marketview Arts (Downtown)
Artist Reveal/Closing of Bids: December 21, 7:00PM

ANONYMOUS:YORK is a large group exhibition featuring work by a variety of regional, national, and internationally established artists Opening on Friday, December 1 at Marketview Arts. The show will run until Thursday, December 21. Names of exhibiting artists will be announced before the opening, but the identity of who created each work will remain anonymous until the final day of the exhibition. Each work will be made on 6 x 6 inch panels provided by our generous sponsor, Strathmore Artist Papers!

Patrons interested in purchasing works will have the chance to do so through an open silent auction over the duration of the show. Bidding on each piece will start at 50.00, but will not have a ceiling. Highest bidders will be able take art work home on the Thursday, Dec 21. The concept for Anonymous:York came from a spin off of a exhibtion origianlly organized by New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.

Marketview Arts strives to bring new and innovative approaches in community engagement regarding the arts to York City’s downtown Arts District. Our ambition for exhibition programming and the printing of educational materials often exceeds our resources. Anonymous:York will be the first exhibition geared towards raising money to support our mission of providing an educational space for contemporary art in downtown York while also supporting the exhibiting artists.



Nick Gorbey: Lokahi (Fall Senior Solo Exhibition)
December 1 – 20, 2017
Coni Wolf Gallery (2nd Floor,) Marketview Arts (Downtown)
Artist Talk/Reception: Thursday, November 30, 4:00 p.m.

“As a young boy I was fascinated by the ocean and it’s mysteries. I spent most of my days playing in the sand and swimming way out past where I could stand. Spending my life this way I developed a great deal of respect for the ocean and its inhabitants. From that respect grew a knowledge of the role the ocean plays in the sustainability of life on this planet. I was eager to learn more and in my research I was particularly interested about the whales and their role which lead me to where I am today.

The project Lokahi focuses primarily on the whales and how they are being effected by underwater sound pollution. With big sources like high powered sonar they are bombarded daily with loud sounds while trying to navigate and survive. Sound is killing thousands of whales and we need the whales for the health of the earth. Whales balance the oceanic ecosystem which in return directly effects the health of the ocean and weather. Whales also help filter the air of carbon making it healthier for us to breathe. This project got its name Lokahi because in Hawaiian that means working together in harmony, and that is exactly what we need to do to fix this problem.” – Nick Gorbey ’17


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Ophelia Chambliss: 2/2 The Second Half
November 2 – 25, 2017
Marketview Arts (Downtown)
Artist Talk//Reception: Thursday, November 16, 5:30 p.m

This collection of work is transitional and represents the second half of my life in that I am reclaiming my time from having been a wife, from being a mother, from all the things that we are required to do throughout life. The representations in these pieces are eclectic, as I put whatever comes to my heart and mind, on canvas or any other surface that is available.
This show has everything from African Colonization to pretty pink flowers. Some pieces contain discourse and conversation, while others are visual, mental massages for the mind and the eyes. I love every piece in this show for what it does, and what it means. 
-Ophelia M. Chambliss


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YCASE 2.0 (York Community Art Scholars Exhibition)
November 2 – 11, 2017
Market view Arts (Downtown)
Public Reception (First Friday): November 3, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

The 2nd annual York Community Art Scholars Exhibition (YCASE 2.0) builds on last year’s very successful inaugural event. YCASE 2.0 is a juried finalist exhibition drawn from a series of smaller exhibitions featuring the best artwork being made by high school students within 5-10 miles of downtown York. The initial round of exhibitions showcases student work selected to represent each participating high school by their respective art teachers. A high-profile juror then chooses work for the finalist exhibition and selects award winners that are announced at the opening.


Paul Rucker

Paul Rucker: Rewind
August 31 – October 21, 2017
York College Galleries (Main Campus)
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 31, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Wolf Hall lobby
Artist Lecture: Thursday, August 31, 7:00 p.m., Cora Miller Gallery

Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician whose work integrates live performance, original compositions, and visual art to weave together a powerful historical narrative. REWIND, named “Best Solo Show 2015” and “#1 Art Show of 2015” by the Baltimore City Paper, includes handmade objects, video, photographs, sound art, original music compositions, and historical artifacts and documentation to offer a layered, multi-sensory investigation of human rights issues and basic human emotions. Rucker has received several prestigious grants, awards, and residencies. Most recently, he was named the first artist-in-residence at the National Museum of African American Culture and 2017 Guggenheim Fellow.

*Open with YCP ID or by appointment to those with a YCP affiliation


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Paul Rucker: Stories from the Trees (Artist Lecture/ Performance)
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 7:00PM
DeMeester Recital Hall (Beside the York College Galleries in Wolf Hall)

Visiting artist and 2017 Guggenheim Fellow Paul Rucker, whose exhibition REWIND is on display in the York College Galleries until October 21, is returning by popular demand for an encore performance in DeMeester Recital Hall (beside the York College Galleries in Wolf Hall) on Saturday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. Stories from the Trees is a multi-disciplinary performance with Paul Rucker performing a live soundtrack on cello to re-imagine vintage lynching postcards that have been animated. Based on one survey, 4,742 African Americans were murdered by lynching between 1882 and 1968. Others were lynched as well, but not nearly in the same numbers- including people of Caucasian, Chinese, Latino, and Jewish descent. This performance will bring to life the different scenarios of lynchings, places where communities gathered with women and children proudly watching these atrocities. The images will suggest those of postcards that were made from photographs of lynchings as common practice. Many of these postcards are from the  personal collection of the artist, Paul Rucker and will be on view during the show. The artist will also take questions from the audience both from the stage and in person inside the gallery.

Limited edition REWIND screen prints, made in collaboration with artist/printer Adam DelMarcelle, will be available for purchase by cash and check.


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Martin Swift: CARNIS
September 1 – October 21, 2017
Gallery Hall (3rd Floor, Marketview Arts)

My work explores the nuances of masculinity in America. Due to unhealthy societal pressure to exhibit traditionally masculine traits like aggression, strength, dominance, courage, and honor males in the United States not only objectify other genders, but themselves as well. This creates something that I refer to as the Paradox of Manliness.

Objectification is presented in a range of symptoms. From body image issues and eating disorders to unhealthy competition, harassment, and violence.Pressures to adhere to a specific physical and intellectual aesthetic leave men feeling inadequate. The expectation that men confront the world impulsively and aggressively contributes to a cultural rejection of male empathy and compassion. My work depicts a spectrum of masculinity and emotional transparency. The paintings celebrate flesh, body modification, stretchmarks, and scars.

My work is a direct response to this Paradox, an acknowledgment of what lies beyond manliness.

Carnis is a collection of pieces that represent the evolution of this series.


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Martin Swift: Vacancy 
September 1 – October 21
Market view Gallery (1st Floor, Marketview Arts)

Through painting and illustration, I seek to reframe the harsh void that exists between childhood and maturity as a world for the absurd.  In crafting an abstract narrative punctuated by diverse visual cues and cultural imagery, I trust the viewer to resituate that which I render through figuration and create context and meaning for themselves. I approach my work with a sense of acute deliberateness and endeavor to present a complex map to my world of the weird.



IMG_7397Adam DelMarcelle: Our Town
June 2 – July 8, 2017
Coni Wolf Gallery, Marketview Arts (Downtown)
Artist Talk/Reception: June 22, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


IMG_7428Ophelia Chambliss (with Lexus Gore): Contiguous
June 2 – July 8, 2017
Gallery Hall, Marketview Arts (Downtown)
Artist Talk/Reception: June 22, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


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Cody Bannon: FORMA
June 8 – July 7, 2017
Coni Wolf Gallery (Main Campus)
Artist Talk: Thursday, June 8, 6:00p.m., Wolf Hall lobby

Typorama 7.0
June 8 – July 7, 2017
Brossman Gallery (Main Campus)
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wolf Hall lobby



WELCOME TO THE SHIN DIG: Fine Art & Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
April 28 – May 6, 2017
York College Galleries (Main Campus)
Senior Presentations: Friday, April 28, 5:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Opening Reception/Awards: Friday, April 28, 6:30 p.m., Wolf Hall lobby



Matthew Best: Diary
March 28 – May 6, 2017
Gallery Hall (3rd Floor, Marketview Arts)
Closing Reception: Friday, May 5, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: TBA



Dan Schank: Open Arms
April 7 – May 6, 2017
YCP Gallery (Main Floor, Marketview Arts)
Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.



Annual Juried Student Exhibition
March 16 – April 6, 2017
York College Galleries (Main Campus)
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 16, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Graphic Design Juror: Jan Conradi
Fine Art Juror: James Johnson



Hank Willis ThomasUnbranded: A Century of White Women 1915 – 2015 (Part 1)
January 16 – February 18, 2017
York College Galleries (Main Campus)
Artist Lecture: Thursday, February 16, 5:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Reception: Thursday, February 16, 6:30 p.m., Wolf Hall lobby



Hank Willis ThomasUnbranded: A Century of White Women 1915 – 2015 (Part 2)
February 3 – March 11, 2017
Gallery Hall, Marketview Arts (Downtown York)
Reception: Friday, February 3, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.



Hank Willis ThomasUnbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America 1968-2008
February 3 – March 11, 2017
Coni Wolf Gallery, Marketview Arts (Downtown York)
Reception: Friday, February 3, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.


James JohnsonForgetting is Important
Visiting Artist Lecture: February 22, 5:30 p.m., Demeester Recital Hall
Reception: Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 p.m., Wolf Hall lobby


Jan ConradiOn Writing and Design
Visiting Artist Lecture: February 23, 5:30 p.m., Demeester Recital Hall
Reception: Thursday, February 23, 6:30 p.m., Wolf Hall lobby



The Alumni Art Exhibition

January 6 – 27, 2017
Marketview Arts (Downtown York)
Reception: Friday, January 6, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.




SIMULMOTUM: The Fall 2016 Graphic Design & Fine Art Senior Exhibition
December 9 – 20, 2016
York College Galleries (Main Campus)
Senior Presentations: Friday, December 9, 5:00 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Opening Reception: Friday, December 9, 5:45 – 7:15 p.m., Wolf Hall lobby



Paul Rucker: 20 minutes of action in 20 years of life
November 28 – December 20, 2016
Brossman Gallery, York College Galleries (Wolf Hall)
Opening Reception: Friday, December 9, 6:00 p.m.



ROAD TRIP (As interpreted by Graphic Design Alumni of the Vermont College of Fine Art)
November 4 – December 23, 2016
Coni Wolf Gallery, Marketview Arts (Downtown York)
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 5:00 p.m.



Helen ZughaibArab Spring (Unfinished Journeys)
October 20 – November 22, 2016
York College Galleries (Main Campus)
Preview Reception/Gallery Talk: Wednesday, October 19, 5:00 p.m.

Perspectives on Peace Panel Discussion:
Art Amidst Conflict: Belfast, Beirut, and Baltimore (featuring artists Helen Zughaib, Joyce J. Scott, and Rita Duffy. Moderated by Shelly Clay-Robison)
Thursday, November 10, 5:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Reception: Thursday, November 10, 6:30 p.m., Wolf Hall lobby



YCASE: York Community Art Scholars Exhibition (Juried High School Exhibition)
November 3 – 26, 2016
Gallery Hall, Marketview Arts (Downtown York)
Reception: Thursday, November 3, 5:30 p.m.



BIENNALE! (Faculty Biennial Exhibition)
September 1 – October 1, 2016
York College Galleries (Main Campus)
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1, 4:00 p.m.



Shelby Seaton: Stangers
September 15 – October 15, 2016
Coni Wolf Gallery, Marketview Arts (Downtown York)
Reception: Friday, October 7, 5:00 p.m.



The Art of Giving: Honoring the Legacy of Louis J. Appell Jr. 
October 6 – 26, 2016
Gallery Hall, Marketview Arts (Downtown York)
Reception: Thursday, October 6, 5:30 p.m.


Artists of the MGSoA Studio Seminar Program
August 22 – September 22, 2016
Gallery Hall, Marketview Arts (Downtown York)
Opening Reception: Friday, September 2, 5:00 p.m.


Anya FelchAppell Fellowship Exhibition
Cora Miller Gallery
York College Typographers: Typorama 6.0
Brossman Gallery
June 9 – July 2, 2016

Fine Art Senior Exhibition
April 22 – May 7, 2016
Senior Presentations: Friday, April 22, 4:00 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Opening Reception: Friday, April 22, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Wolf Hall lobby


Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
April 1-14, 2016
Senior Presentations: Friday, April 1, 4:00 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Wolf Hall Lobby


Annual Juried Student Exhibition
March 10 – 23, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Jurors:  Luba Lukova (Graphic Design,) Rebecca Morgan (Fine Art)


Sue Coe: Porkopolis: Animals and Industry
January 20 – February 20, 2016, York College Galleries
Film: Cowspiracy, Thursday, January 28, 5:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Artist Lecture: Graphic Witness, Thursday, February 18, 6:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Reception: February 18, 7:30 p.m., Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall lobby


Fine Art & Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
December 4 – 19, 2015
Senior Presentations: Friday, December 4, 4:00 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Reception: Thursday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Wolf Hall lobby


Perspectives on Peace
October 1 – November 14, 2015, York College Galleries
Panel Discussion: “Art and Conflict,” October 14, 5:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Reception: October 14, 6:30 p.m., Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall lobby


Ink, Print, Repeat: First Friday with Drive By Press
Coni Wolf Gallery, Marketview Arts (37 West Philadelphia St, Downtown York)
Printing Demonstration: Friday, September 4, 3 – 8 p.m., (Marketview Arts entrance)
Reception: Friday, September 4, 5 – 8 p.m


Driven: Contemporary American Printmaking
August 24 – September 19, 2015, Cora Miller Gallery
Artist Demonstration: September 3, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., outside Wolf Hall
Reception: September 3, 6:30 p.m., Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall lobby


Melanie M. Rodgers: The Lettering Office
August 24 – September 19, 2015, Brossman Gallery
Artist Lecture: “Stop Learning New Things,” September 3, 5:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Reception: September 3, 6:30 p.m., Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall lobby

Solo Exhibition: Anya Felch

July 31 – August 21, 2015
Coni Wolf Gallery, Marketview Arts
Reception: Friday, August 7, 5:00pm

For exhibitions prior to 2015/16 calendar year, and photo documentation, please visit our Facebook photo albums page.


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