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CANCELED - York College to welcome two artists in March who will present, serve as jurors for Annual Juried Student Exhibition

February 25, 2020
Arts Deborah Dancy and Briar Levit
Briar Levit left, Deborah Dancy right

Two artists who will serve as guest jurors for York College's Annual Juried Student Exhibition will speak on March 11 and 12 as part of their work with York College. This exhibition features works of art and design identified by guest jurors Briar Levit (Graphic Design) and Deborah Dancy (Fine Art) as the strongest work entered by students in our Fine Art and Graphic Design classes. The Annual Juried Student Exhibition will run from March 20 to April 8 in York College Galleries, Wolf Hall. All events are open to the public free of charge

Briar Levit directed and produced "Graphic Means," a feature-length documentary about the history of graphic design production after the letterpress. The film focuses on the phototypesetting era and the transition that occurred as a result of the Digital Revolution. "Graphic Means" will be screened at 7 p.m., March 11, in DeMeester Recital Hall, Wolf Hall. A discussion and Q&A with Levit will follow the film.

Levit is is an assistant professor at Portland State University in Oregon, where she teaches typography, page layout, and studio design classes. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor's degree in graphic design, and from Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London with a master's degree in communication design. Her passion is designing for content-driven projects, primarily in the publishing and cultural institution sphere. Her clients include Museum of Contemporary Craft, Flooded Fox Den Distillery, Sasquatch Books, Critical Craft Forum, Timber Press, Counterpoint Press, Seal Press, Bitch Media, and Cicada Books.

Deborah Dancy will present "Collision: A Conversation with the Artist" at 5:30 p.m., March 12, in Marketview Arts, 37 West Philadelphia Street, York. Her exhibition, "Collision" is on display on the third floor of Marketview Arts until March 14. "Collision" combines three bodies of work; large, formally driven abstract paintings; small found objects modified to explore issues around race and power; and collaged works on paper that create a bridge between the paintings and objects, referencing both the mark-making of the paintings and the sociopolitical content of the objects.

Dancy's work is represented by Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York; N’Namdi Contemporary Fine Art, Miami; K Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco; and Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the Baltimore Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut.