Upcoming Exhibitions & Lectures


1. Our Town.jpgAdam 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.



bloodtest_72dpi.jpgEpidemic: 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.


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.


265YCASE Juror: 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.


betty_julius3What are you afraid of? An installation by Jessica Jane Julius
1st and 3rd Floors, Marketview Arts
Exhibition: December 7, 2018 – January 19, 2019
Reception: December 7, 2018, 5:00 PM

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.


FAGDseniors2Fall Senior Exhibition
December 7 – 19, 2018
Brossman Gallery (on campus)
Presentations: Friday, December 7, 5PM, DeMeester

This exhibition features the work of students from the Division of Art 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 artistic and conceptual growth the students have achieved in our program. (Image: Senior Exhibition installation by Josh Weber ’17)


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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.



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.


Graphic Design Lecture: Ellen Lupton
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.


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.


1. YomarVisiting Artist: Yomar Augusto
April 6 – May 25, 2019
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
Reception: April 6, 2019, 5:00 PM 

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 Kallianiotis: America in a Trance
1st Floor, Marketview Arts
Exhibition: April 6 – 28, 2019
Reception: April 6, 2019, 5:00 PM 

 Niko Kallianiotis is a professor of photography at Marywood College in Scranton, PA. 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.”


GDsenior4Graphic 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.



FAsenior2Fine 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: Puppets
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.


LexusGore1The 7th Annual Appell Fellowship Exhibition
June 5 – July 5, 2019
Cora Miller Gallery
Opening Reception: June 5, 2019, 5-7 pm (Artist Talk at 5:30pm)

The Appell Arts Fellowship is a year-long residency program that provides housing, parking, studio space, and a monthly stipend to one graduate of York College’s Art program each year. This exhibition is the culminating experience, giving the Fellow an opportunity to show the strongest work made during their Fellowship year. The Fellowship selection process takes place each May and the winner is announced at the current Fellow’s June exhibition. The first six Appell Fellows, in order, were Rita (King) Whitney ‘10, Kree Wiede ’13, Dillon Samuelson ’14, Anya Felch ’15, Cody Bannon ’16, and Matthew Apol ‘07.


Typorama1Typorama 9.0
June 5 – July 5, 2019
Brossman Gallery
Reception: June 5, 2019, 5-7 pm

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.


1. TheDrawnHoundssmallerTony Shore: Fox Hunt
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.


Confrontation copy_0Tony Shore: Baltimore
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 Fox Hunt exhibition in our 1st Floor Gallery.


Barton lo resCharlie Barton: MidAtlantic
July 18 – August 24, 2019
Marketview Arts
Reception: August 2, 2019 

YCP alum Charlie Barton produces hand-pulled, limited edition silk screen prints on Masonite in his studio in Baltimore. Raised by two architects, Charlie is instinctively drawn to urban landscapes and architectural subject matter as well as the decay of environments and their physical structures.  His work is accessible and evokes nostalgia in the viewer, often playing with a tension between masculine and feminine energies — juxtaposing hard angles and industrial subjects with soft damask patterns. To place extra emphasis on vertical and horizontal subject matter, Charlie’s prints follow a non-standard aspect ratio – 1:2 rather than the traditional 3:4.





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