Calendar of Exhibitions and Events

Gallery Exhibition


Melanie M. Rodgers: The Lettering Office

Exhibition Dates & Location: 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



The Lettering Office features research done during the Spring 2015 sabbatical of graphic design faculty member, Melanie M. Rodgers. Rodgers’ main area of interest is how graphic design form can be used to convey the personal narrative, and how this content is interpreted by the viewer. This selection of works, which includes paintings, publications and objects, is also an investigation into the mechanics and aesthetics of the hand-lettered form. With bits of influence from 20th century sign painting, Victorian wood type, graffiti and underground comics, Rodgers examines word-based storytelling in a variety of formats and media, some one-of-a kind and some as multiples. With a foot in both the applied and fine art worlds, this exhibition is evidence of this artist’s deep, ingrained involvement with words and the letters that make them. The opening of this exhibition will be accompanied by an artist’s talk in DeMeester Recital Hall, Stop Learning New Things, reflections on making, teaching and storytelling. 



Image Credits:
 1. "Ode to the No. 2", 18 x 24, Acrylic on canvas, 2015
2. "The Knitted Poncho", 12 x 36", Acrylic on canvas, 2015





Driven: Contemporary American Printmaking

Exhibition Dates & Location: 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


Driven is an exhibition representing the vitality of contemporary American printmaking as experienced by the founders of Drive By Press during their extensive travel around the United States. The exhibition features the work of artists driven to use printmaking as their primary means of artistic production, including Tom Huck, Dennis McNett, Bill Fick, Ryan O’Malley, The Amazing Hancock Brothers, and Drive By Press co-founders Greg Nanney and Joseph Velasquez. Some artists in the exhibition have been established in the world of printmaking for several decades such as Jack Damer and Oscar Gillespie while others are rising stars in the field. This exhibition is an excellent opportunity to see the work coming out of the strongest academic printmaking programs in the country. The opening reception for the exhibition will be preceded by an afternoon of outdoor printing demonstrations and custom t-shirt printing by Drive By Press. Interested customers may bring their own t-shirts or purchase one from DBP to be printed on. If you miss this opening event don’t despair, DBP will move their mobile printing operation to Marketview Arts the following day for September’s First Friday in downtown York.



Image Credits:
1. "Moonshiner” by Brandon Sanderson
2. "The Endurance” by Steve Prohyra
3. "Long Way, Baby” by Mike Houston‌








Ink, Print, Repeat: First Friday with Drive By Press

Location: York College Galleries at Marketview Arts (37 West Philadelphia St, Downtown York)

Printing Demonstration: Friday, September 4, 3 - 8 p.m., (Marketview Arts entrance)

Exhibition/Reception: Friday,September 4,  5 – 8 p.m (Coni Wolf Gallery, York College Studios, Marketview Arts)


Traveling printmaker/educators Drive By Press will set up their mobile printmaking studio at Marketview Arts in Downtown York for September’s First Friday Art Walk. Marketview Arts is part of the York Arts District along Beaver Street between West Market and Philadelphia streets. Drive By Press will demonstrate printing techniques and print custom t-shirts. Customers can bring their own shirts or purchase one from DBP. The printing demo will run for most of the afternoon and will be followed by a reception for their exhibition of prints in the Coni Wolf Gallery, which is on the 2nd Floor of Marketview Arts in the York College Studios. The exhibition is the largest known collection of contemporary prints, most of which have been donated by faculty and students from the many colleges and universities that DBP has visited over the last several years.  The address for Marketview Arts is 37 W Philadelphia St, York, PA 17401. The event is free (though the t-shirts are not) and all are welcome to attend.


 Image Credits:

1. Drive By Press printing demo at Marketview Arts

2. Drive By Press t-shirt with relief blocks (**this was used last year**)

3. Drive By Press exhibit at Marketview Arts

4. Drive By Press exhibit at Marketview Arts