In 1989 her graphic design career began as the art director for the local Public Radio/TV station WQLN. In ’92 She joined the marketing department at National Public Radio in Washington DC where she eventually became art director. Moving back to Erie five years later, she was hired as the first web designer for Cyberink-lp which went on to create Erie's Newspaper site, Goerie.com. She has continued to work as a designer throughout her teaching career. Ms. Hopper has exhibited her digital fine art photography for 7 years and is currently combining her passion as a creative seamstress/costume designer with photography. In 2011, She presented at the International Society for Tech and Eduction (ISTE) on applying art and communication theory to e-learning for better reception of information. Her role in the Mercyhurst Art Department began in 1998 when she took over the Graphic Design Program developing the curriculum from a handful of programs in publication design to a major that includes website design and development as part of the publication focus. In addition to coordinating the graphic design offerings, Ms. Hopper advises design students towards their goals including course selection, internships, employment, and minors. She also coordinates the efforts of the AIGA affiliated design club, AdPro.
To view Jodi Staniunas Hopper’s artwork go to jodishopper.see.me or willdesignforfood.net.
In addition to being an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire on two occasions, Mr. Burke has won prizes and honors in over 60 juried competitions; winning awards in 28 national and international shows. He was awarded a Mid-Atlantic Arts Council grant for works on paper and was four times a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship, most recently in 2008. In 2001 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania named him a Distinguished Alumnus in Art. To date, Mr. Burke has had twenty-six one-person shows. He has been listed in Who’s Who in American Art since 1973; Who’s Who in the East; Dictionary of International Biography; International Directory of the Arts; Outstanding Young Men of America; International Who’s Who in Art and Antiques; Biographical Directory of American Artists; Who’s Who in Society and other publications. The artist’s paintings, drawings, and installations are in numerous permanent, corporate and private collections.
To visit Daniel Burke’s website go to danielvburke.com
From 1992 to 2004, he was the Director of the Cummings Gallery. He has exhibited in museums and galleries, locally and nationally including the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pa., the Erie Art Museum, Chautauqua Art Association, CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, New York, Shroeder-Romero in New York, New York, Silver Eye Gallery in Pittsburgh and the Aschermann Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Cardot frequently organizes bus and van trips for art majors to the many regional art museums throughout the tri-state region. He is also the advisor to the Photography Club.
Tom Hubert, Professor of Art, is a lifelong resident of Erie, Pa. He received his BA in Art Education from Mercyhurst University and his MFA in Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture with a Minor in Photography from the School for the American Craftsman at Rochester Institute of Technology. Tom has been teaching art at Mercyhurst University for the past 33 years. He teaches courses in Ceramics, Sculpture and Three Dimensional Design.
His first 12 years of teaching were part-time as he made his living as a ceramic artist from 1980-1992. He began teaching full-time and was named the Director of the Art Department in 1992, holding this position until to 2001. He was then named Chair of the Art Department and held that position from 2003 to 2008, becoming chair again this year. His resume includes 15 awards in national and regional exhibitions including the Pennsylvania Council of Arts Grant and a National Endowment for the Arts/Mid-Atlantic Art Foundation Regional Fellowship. Tom has exhibited his ceramic work in 10 one-person exhibitions over the last 12 years and has an extensive exhibition record of national and regional juried and invitational shows. His work can be found in numerous permanent, corporate and private collections as well as in wide selection of publications. Tom initiated and has been a regular advisor to the Empty Bowls fundraiser that has brought together the Art Education Club, the Art Therapy Club, the Social Work Club and numerous volunteers to raise thousands of dollars for the Second Harvest Food Bank in Erie, Pennsylvania.
To visit Tom Hubert’s website go to hubertceramics.com
Dr. Deborah John ATR, BC is Assistant Professor of Art Therapy and Art Therapy Program Director, began teaching at Mercyhurst University in the fall of 2013. She received her Doctorate in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University, her Masters in Art Therapy from Vermont College and her Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from the University of Vermont. Dr. John teaches Art Therapy courses and is the faculty advisor to the Art Therapy Club.
Dr. John is an experienced Art Therapist who has provided art as a therapeutic tool to a diverse range of clients. She has worked with: adult psychiatric patients in both inpatient and out patient settings, youth and children in public schools, and adult clients in a private practice. Dr. John began teaching graduate Art Therapy courses in 2007 at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In that position, she taught Archetypal Psychology, History of Art Therapy, Art Therapy Assessment, Individual and Group Practicum courses and supervised practicum and internship graduate students. Dr. John has also taught undergraduate art therapy courses at the University of Art and Design in Santa Fe.
Dr. Meier taught visual art in a variety of K-12 school settings in Florida, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. In 2006, the Pennsylvania Art Education Association recognized her with the award, Outstanding Elementary Art Educator. She also taught digital media and interdisciplinary arts as a faculty member at the West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts in 2009 and 2010. In 2012, Meier was elected to serve a two-year term as President of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association, leading a 900 member professional organization for art educators who are advancing art education through professional development, leadership, and service. In 2012 and 2013 she represented Pennsylvania art educators as a voting delegate at the National Art Education Association assembly.
She presents her research and teaching methods regularly at national conferences in the related fields of Arts Education, Educational Research, and Educational Technology. Her research interests in art and education include: arts teacher professional learning through communities of inquiry, re-conceptualist curriculum theory, narrative inquiry in arts-based educational research, and the exploratory artistic process of contemporary printmaking.
Master of Science, Information Science / Telecommunications, May, 2002
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Education, Technology Education, May, 1997
California University of Pennsylvania, Cum Laude
Pete Stadtmueller, Instructor of Art, is an Erie, Pa native. He received his Bachelor of Education from California University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Science in Information Science / Telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh. Pete has been teaching art at Mercyhurst University for the past 10 years. He teaches courses in Web Design, Digital Imagery and Computer Design.
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Dates: Jun 12-Aug 1, 2014
Location: Cummings Gallery