York College of PA to host March 1 panel discussion for exhibition ‘The Speed of Thinking’

York College of PA to host March 1 panel discussion for exhibition ‘The Speed of Thinking’


YORK, Pa. – York College of Pennsylvania will host a closing reception and panel discussion beginning at 4:30 p.m., March 1, for the exhibition “The Speed of Thinking: Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy” on view January 20 through March 4 in York College Galleries, Wolf Hall.


Joelle Dietrick will discuss the exhibition with Matthew Clay-Robinson, Gallery Director at York College; Annie Merrill, Thomson Professor of Environmental Studies and English at Davidson College, Charlotte, N.C.; and Tyler A. Harper, Assistant Professor of Literature and Environmental Studies at Bates College in Lewiston, ME.

A reception in the Wolf Hall lobby will precede the panel discussion for those able to attend together in person in DeMeester Recital Hall. To attend virtually via Zoom, register in advance here. The events are open to the public free of charge.


Created by North Carolina-based art team Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy, “The Speed of Thinking” is the title of a mobile game about global trade and an exhibition of related collaborative artworks. Born in Harrisburg, Dietrick was eager to exhibit this work in Central PA while her related mural was on display at Dickinson College until September 2024.


The bulk of the exhibition is dedicated to their new series “Chasing the Sun.” Inspired by the young daughter’s desire to travel around the world at the same pace as the sun to avoid sleep, the imagery in the series represents extinct plants and eco-friendly architecture made by female architects from every time zone.


Established in 1787, York College of Pennsylvania is a private, four-year college located in the city of York, a hub of arts and industry between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Housed on 190 picturesque acres, the College is known for its focus on experiential learning and community engagement, serving over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 70 baccalaureate majors, along with 30+ professional graduate degree and certificate programs. Deeply rooted in the liberal arts and recognized for excellence in its professional business, education, engineering, and nursing programs, York is ranked among the nation’s Best Value Schools by Niche. The College’s robust recreation and athletics program is among the best in the region, and is home to 24 NCAA III Division sports teams and 30+ intramural sports. A Princeton Review Best Northeastern College, York prides itself on its experienced, engaged faculty; its high-impact and student-centric philosophy; and its long-standing commitment to affordability and accessibility.


Contact:  Mary Dolheimer, Chief Communications Officer

717-815-1584, 717-577-0810 (cell) or mdolheim@ycp.edu