Moore College of Art & Design will present the 2014 Visionary Woman Awards to Helen W. Drutt English, Janet Fish and Nicole Miller on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6 pm. Now in its twelfth year, the annual Visionary Woman Awards celebrate exceptional women who have made significant contributions to the arts and are national leaders in their fields.
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Helen Drutt English
Founding member of the Philadelphia Council of Professional Craftsmen, Helen Drutt English founded the Helen Drutt Gallery in Philadelphia, among the first in the United States to make a commitment to the Modern and Contemporary Craft Movement. She has lectured internationally and developed the syllabus for the first college-level course in the history of modern craft. Her American craft dining room has been selected to be exhibited at the Hermitage.
Janet Fish grew up amid the tropical colors of Bermuda, to which she attributes her lifelong fascination with the interplay of light and intense color. She has a BA from Smith College and an MFA from Yale University. She maintains a studio in New York City and lives and works for part of the year in rural Vermont glimpses of which are seen in her elaborate still-life arrangements from interior and exterior vantage points. Fish's work is in the collections of major American museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art
With a degree in fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and from l'École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne in Paris, Nicole Miller combines art training with couture technique. She launched the Nicole Miller brand in 1982 and continues to run the company in NYC's Garment District. Her irreverent style of clothing has been worn by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Joss Stone, Jennifer Aniston, Beyoncé, Blake Lively and Eva Longoria among others.