Upcoming Exhibitions & Lectures

York College Galleries (Wolf Hall, Main Campus)

Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy:
The Speed of Thinking
January 20 – March 4, 2023,
York College Galleries (campus)
Reception: January 26, 5:00 PM,
Galleries and Wolf Lobby

Addressing themes of globalization, species loss, and data collection, this exhibition by North Carolina artists Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy includes objects, screen-based, and interactive works, including The Speed of Thinking, a game about global trade systems so complex that they feel out of control. 

Visiting Lecture: Dread Scott
February 8, 7:00 PM
Capitol Theater, Appell Center (Downtown)
Pre-lecture Reception: 5:00 PM, Marketview Arts

Dread Scott makes revolutionary art that propels history forward. A 2021 Guggenheim Fellow, his work is exhibited internationally, including exhibitions at MoMA PS1, the Walker Art Center, and Gallery MOMO in South Africa, and is in the collections of the Whitney Museum and Brooklyn Museum.

Artist Lecture: Adrienne Elise Tarver
March 14, 2023, 7:00 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall

Currently Director of Programs at the National Academy of Design, Adrienne Elise Tarver is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and cultural worker who exhibits nationally and abroad, including solo shows at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta Contemporary, Dinner Gallery, and A-M Gallery in Australia.

Designer Lecture: Silas Munro
March 15, 2023, 7:00 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall

Silas Munro, Founding Faculty and Chair Emeritus at Vermont College of Fine Arts, is a partner of Polymode, a studio leading the edge of contemporary graphic design through poetic research. He is particularly interested in the rarely addressed post-colonial relationship between design and marginalized communities.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
March 16 – April 4, 2023, Cora Miller Gallery
Opening Reception: March 16, 5:00 PM, Galleries and Wolf lobby

This annual exhibition features works of fine art and graphic design identified by guest jurors as the strongest work entered by students in our Fine Art and Graphic Design classes. This year’s exhibition jurors are Silas Munro (Graphic Design) and Adrienne Elise Tarver (Fine Art.)

Solo Exhibition: Adrienne Elise Tarver
March 16 – April 22, 2023, Brossman Gallery Opening Reception: March 16, 5:00 PM, Galleries and Wolf lobby

Adrienne Elise Tarver’s work addresses the complexity and invisibility of black female identity from the history within domestic spaces to the fantasy of the tropical seductress to the archetype of the all-knowing spiritual matriarch. Her interdisciplinary practice spans painting, sculpture, installation, photography, textiles, and video.

Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
April 14 – 22, 2023, Cora Miller Gallery
Senior Presentations: April 14, 5:00 PM,
DeMeester Recital Hall

In their final semester, Graphic Design majors exhibit their senior studio projects. Addressing a common design problem, the seniors demonstrate their process and mastery of design through their individual solutions. The exhibition opens with PechaKucha-style presentations followed by a reception and announcement of awards.

Fine Art Senior Exhibition
April 28 – May 6, 2023, York College Galleries
Senior Presentations: April 28, 5:00 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall

In their final semester, Fine Art majors exhibit the final bodies of work they’ve developed in their downtown studios at Marketview Arts, demonstrating formal and conceptual mastery using various mediums. The exhibition opens with PechaKucha-style presentations followed by a reception and announcement of awards.

Marketview Arts (37 W Philadelphia St, Downtown)

McKinley Wallace III: Thick Blue Line
January 6 – February 25, 2023
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
First Friday Reception: February 3, 5:00 PM, Marketview Arts

McKinley Wallace III’s use of the color blue may represent peace, tension, or the abuse of power depending on placement, size, or shade. His mixed media works tell stories of power manifested in resilient peoples, determined to resist erasure and break free of master narratives.

YCASE (York County Art Scholar Exhibition)
March 3 – 25, 2023, 3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
First Friday Reception: March 3, 5:00 PM, Marketview Arts

The annual York Community Art Scholar Exhibition (YCASE) begins with a series of exhibitions representing individual high schools within 5-10 miles of downtown York. The finalist exhibition features artworks from each school that are considered exceptional by a guest juror, who also selects award winners.

Inside Out
April 7 – May 13, 2023,
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
Opening Reception: April 7, 5:00 PM,
Marketview Arts

This exhibition by the “Third Tuesday Group” features Polly Stetler, Marion Stephenson, Claire Stoner, Linda Sommer, Kathy Becker, E. Susanne Daly, Nancy Boileau, Vicky Lynott, and Phyllis Disher Fredericks. The works explore nature, landscape, abstraction, and formal concerns in a wide range of media.

James O’Shea ’21: Appell Fellowship Exhibition
June 16 – July 8, 2023,
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
Artist Talk/Reception: June 16, 5:00 PM, Marketview Arts

The Appell Arts Fellowship is an 11-month residency program awarded to a graduate of York College’s art program. The Fellowship supports both the Downtown York Arts District and the continued artistic growth of the Fellow. This exhibition, the Fellowship’s culminating experience, attests to the latter.