Upcoming Exhibitions & Lectures


 York 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. The works in the exhibition cover a wide range of disciplines and media, including photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, illustration, jewelry, sculpture, and installation. Among the exhibiting faculty are professional artists with active exhibition records who have won many awards, including the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize, The Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award, and several Best In Show awards from national juried exhibitions.


YCASE 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.


Kirsten Leenaars: (Re)Housing the American Dream
September 6 – October 12, 2018
York College Galleries
Lecture: TBA

Kirsten Leenaars, born in the Netherlands, is Associate Professor of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is “about connection; fostering a space for listening, being present, for acknowledgment, play and trust.” For this exhibition Leenaars worked with middle school students, recording their personal histories and experiences to explore the real and imagined reality of the American Dream. The exhibition raises questions about the notions of home, belonging and happiness in context of the American Dream, pondering the enduring question of what it means to be human and who we are to each other.


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

Survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence are often asked, “what were you wearing?” This costs the questioner nothing, but places a burden of self-blame on the victim. Dr. Mary Wyandt-Hiebert and Jen Brockman developed this project to place the work of bearing witness to this question’s answer back on the shoulders of the community and humanize the survivor of the answer. 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. Community participation is encouraged for this event.


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.


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.



Epidemic: 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 

Dr. Eric Avery began making woodcuts in response to his experiences with disease as Medical Director of the Las Dhure Refugee Camp in Somalia. He returned to the U.S. just as HIV/AIDS diagnoses began. Avery, who is gay, made his woodcut Blood Test during the two weeks he waited for the results of his HIV test.  This exhibition juxtaposes his work made in response to the AIDS epidemic with the work of Adam DelMarcelle, whose project What Heroin Sounds Like creates a platform and gathering place to speak openly about the opioid epidemic and demand urgent action to confront it.



York 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.


YCASE 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.


What 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.


Fall 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.


Visiting Artist: Stephen Towns
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.”


Pressing 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.








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