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27 July 2016

HACC News: Art Exhibits, New Partnership with York Barbell Announced

Current News from HACC, July 27, 2016

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, shares recent news and events with the community, including:

  • Local Ceramic Artist’s Work to be Featured at HACC’s Lancaster Campus
  • Award-winning Graphic Designer’s Work to be Displayed at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus
  • HACC, York Barbell Host Open House for Personal Training Program

Local Ceramic Artist’s Work to be Featured at HACC’s Lancaster Campus
Exhibit opens Aug. 22, 2016; reception Sept. 21

LANCASTER, Pa. – “Form and Figuration,” a collection of ceramics by Lancaster artist Mariko Swisher, will be on display Aug. 22-Oct. 6, 2016, in the Art Space in the East Building of the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
Swisher will give an informal talk about her artwork during a reception for the artist on Sept. 21 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The reception and the exhibit are open to the public.
The ceramic pieces are designed from simple themes from the natural world. In an artist statement provided by Swisher, she reveals that a fascination with nature, specifically insects from the Sendai countryside in Japan where she originates, inspires her art. She uses organic and geometric qualities of these creatures that are then combined with a contrast of fine geometric patterning and borders to create her pieces. Swisher wheel throws, hand builds and carves white earth and terra cotta forms. 
The Art Space hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
HACC’s Lancaster Campus is located on 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike. For more information, please contact ­­­­­Ilene Rosenberg at 717 948-1806 or
Award-winning Graphic Designer’s Work to be Displayed at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus
Exhibit opens Aug. 17, 2016; lecture Sept. 1

HARRISBURG, Pa. – An exhibit of graphic design posters by Scott Laserow will be on display in the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, from Aug. 17-Sept. 8, 2016.
The artist will give a lecture Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Whitaker Hall, Room 214, followed by a reception in the art gallery.
For over 30 years, Laserow has brought his unique approach to graphic design in the form of print media, web and interactive designs and animations. Since 2004, he has focused on posters as a design challenge and an instrument of social change as integral to his creative work.
Laserow’s work has won over 75 prestigious national and international awards, been featured in 60 publications and included in 48 exhibitions in 16 countries. His work was featured on the cover of Graphis Poster Annual 2015, a book published by Graphis, a New York-based company that presents and promotes the work of exceptional talent in graphic design, advertising, photography and art/illustration.
Laserow is the principal at Zc Creative, a full-service design studio offering print and interactive services that he started in 1992. He is also a professor of graphic and interactive design at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.
The Rose Lehrman Art Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday and 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment. 
The Rose Lehrman Art Gallery received state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
For more information on the exhibit or gallery hours, please call 717-780-2478.
HACC, York Barbell Host Open House for Personal Training Program
YORK, Pa. – Special promotions and giveaways, information sessions and museum tours will be offered during an open house showcasing a new partnership between HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, and York Barbell to bring the College’s Personal Trainer Certificate Program to York in fall 2016.
The open house will be held on Aug. 27, 2016, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at York Barbell, 3300 Board Road. Information sessions at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. will provide visitors details on how to earn an industry-recognized certification, Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) upon completion of the 15-week course offered at York Barbell’s facility.
In addition, visitors will be able to go on self-guided tours of the Weightlifting Hall of Fame and Museum, take advantage of special promotions in the York Barbell store and be eligible for giveaways during the event.
“We are really excited about the partnership between HACC and York Barbell,” said Nina Kottcamp, coordinator of the College’s Personal Trainer Certificate Program. “It brings together an internationally known fitness company and the region's primary provider of quality education programs. This partnership will expand personal training education to York County.”
The Personal Trainer Certificate Program is also offered at HACC’s Harrisburg and Lebanon campuses. The program costs $2,300, plus an optional internship for an additional $750. For more information and how to enroll, please call 717-221-1386.
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HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, offers more than 120 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to approximately 19,000 students.  Also, the College serves students at its Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses; through virtual learning; and via workforce development and continuing education training. For more information on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), like us on Facebook ( and use #HACCNews.
About York Barbell
York Barbell Company was founded in 1932 by Bob Hoffman, a pioneer in the use of physical conditioning and strength training and nationally recognized “Father of World Weightlifting.” Today the company is a lead manufacturer of strength and fitness equipment. The company also houses the official Weightlifting Hall of Fame and Museum, which includes a section dedicated to Hoffman’s commitment to training Olympic weightlifters. For more information about York Barbell, please visit

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