Upcoming Exhibitions & Lectures

The following schedule of upcoming events may be subject to change as York County’s COVID-19 situation evolves. Changes to the schedule will be announced here and through social media.

York College Galleries (Wolf Hall, Main Campus)

Marketview Arts (37 W Philadelphia St, Downtown)

Purvis Young: Martyrs and Saints
January 27 – February 27, 2021
Cora Miller Gallery (Wolf Hall)

Purvis Young, a self-taught American artist from the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, was a prolific painter whose visual language ranged from angels and wild horses to warriors, overseers, and prisons, suggesting a tension between confinement and oppression versus the possibility of freedom and migration. 

A Call to Question,
January 27 – February 27, 2021
Brossman Gallery (Wolf Hall)

This exhibition draws from the collection of professor Adam DelMarcelle, who began collecting as a tribute following his brother’s death. The collection focuses on themes of social justice and includes art and literary objects from artists such as Mendez, Lawrence, Coe, Avery, Goya, and Baldwin.

Becky Slogeris: Human-Centered Design
February 24, 5:30PM, Online via Zoom

Becky Slogeris is Associate Director at the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art. She uses collaborative and human-centered processes to explore the most pressing needs of young people in and out of the classroom. She also teaches in MICA’s undergraduate graphic design department.

Critical Commitment: the Artist as Curator,
A Lecture by Susanne Slavick
February 25, 7:00PM, Online via Zoom

Susanne Slavick is an artist, curator and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University where she served as Head of the School of Art from 2000-06. Slavick’s work pursues empathic unsettlement through images that remind us of what we stand to lose after what we have lost already. 

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
March 10 – 31, 2021
York College Galleries (Wolf Hall)

This annual exhibition features works of art and design identified by guest jurors as the strongest work entered by students in our Fine Art and Graphic Design classes. This year’s jurors are Becky Slogeris (Graphic Design) and Susanne Slavick (Fine Art.)

Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
April 16 – 24, 2021
York College Galleries (Wolf Hall)

In their final semester, senior Graphic Design majors exhibit their final studio projects, beginning with a common design problem, and demonstrating their individual formal and conceptual growth through their creative process.  The event opens with senior presentations followed by a reception and announcement of awards.

Fine Art Senior Exhibition
April 30 – May 8, 2021
York College Galleries (Wolf Hall)

In their final semester, senior Fine Art majors exhibit the final bodies of work they’ve developed in their downtown studios at Marketview Arts, demonstrating the individual formal and conceptual growth they have achieved. The event opens with senior presentations followed by a reception and announcement of awards.

Jeannine Dabb: Underneath
January 8 – February 20, 2021
Gallery Hall (3rd Floor, Marketview Arts)

This is an exhibition of recent YCP graduate Jeannine Dabb’s senior body of work. Informed by her career as an aesthetician, this series of paintings uses thick layers of paint, gold, and glitter to explore the complexity of her subjects and the urge to embellish and conceal.

York Community Art Scholars Exhibition (YCASE)
Virtual Art Walk: Opens February 18, 2021
Award Ceremony: March 4, 2021, 6:00PM

Our annual York Community Art Scholars Exhibition (YCASE) celebrates the art produced by York-area high school students and provides promising young artists with opportunities for advanced education, a collegial space for honing artistic skills, and the chance to work with local leaders to advance the cultural offerings of York.

YCASE Finalist Exhibition
March 5 – 20, 2021
Gallery Hall (3rd Floor, 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 Award Juror is Baltimore-based artist Jessi Hardesty.

Ophelia Chambliss: Contiguous 2
April 2 – May 1, 2021
Gallery Hall (3rd Floor, Marketview Arts)

Contiguous is a social networking project designed to bring people together. The exhibition features several dozen portraits made with one continuous line. This second iteration of the project focuses on people new to the community who want to know more about people, places, and things in York.

Leah Limpert Walt: Shadow Work
May 7 – 29, 2021
Gallery Hall (3rd Floor, Marketview Arts)

This exhibition is a surrealist introspection into the constant work of understanding and reconciling the baggage of the past. Through colorful figurative and landscape paintings and conceptual sculpture, questions about the role of nature, nurture, lineage and mysticism come forward in bold symbolic honesty.

Andi Simpson: Load Bearing
June 4 – 26, 2021
Gallery Hall (3rd Floor, Marketview Arts)

Andi Simpson is an abstract painter/muralist based in York whose work often blends an ethereal sense of warmth and light with the chaos found in nature. Her formally-driven works are developed intuitively through multiple layers of color and a variety of textures.

The following exhibitions were postponed during the Spring and Summer 2020 COVID lockdown and we aiming to reschedule them during the 2021/22 academic year:

Leah Limpert Walt: Shadow Work
Postponed from June. Dates TBD, Marketview Arts

This exhibition is a surrealist introspection into the constant work of understanding and reconciling the baggage of the past. Through colorful figurative and landscape paintings and conceptual sculpture, questions about the role of nature, nurture, lineage and mysticism come forward in bold symbolic honesty.

Skin, featuring the work of Osymn Oree, Ashley Moog Bowlsbey, June Yong Lee
Postponed from June. Dates TBD, Marketview Arts

This exhibition features the work of three photographers exploring the theme of skin; June Yong Lee of Philadelphia, Ashley Moog Bowlsbey of York, and Osmyn Oree of Lancaster. The work, both beautiful and haunting, renders the theme at times metaphorically but also with intense detail.


WeAgreeTP1500Taring Padi: Art Smashing Tyranny (Postponed Indefinitely)
Postponed from March. Dates TBD, Marketview Arts

Taring Padi is an underground activist artist collective in Yogyakarta, Indonesia that formed during the upheaval surrounding the fall of Suharto. Their work denounces corruption, environmental exploitation, inequality and violence while advocating for the poor and dispossessed. This exhibition and related events have been postponed. Given the current uncertainty, we’ll have to wait until the COVID-19 crisis is under control in both the U.S. and Indonesia before rescheduling these events.