Two Faculty Members Receive Knight Foundation Grants

For Immediate Release
May 7, 2013

(Philadelphia, PA)
Two Moore faculty members have been awarded Knight Foundation grants. The Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia is a $9 million initiative to draw the best and most innovative ideas out of local organizations and individuals seeking to transform the community through the arts. This year there are 43 winners in the Philadelphia Knight Arts Challenge:

Christopher P. McManus, adjunct faculty of Photography & Digital Arts and the MFA in Studio Art, received $13,000 to manage CITYWIDE: A Collective Exhibition. CITYWIDE seeks to unify Philadelphia’s artist-run collectives in a month-long series of exhibitions and events. Throughout November 2013, more than 20 collectives will participate in an exchange of exhibitions, ideas and practices at galleries and alternative art spaces located in different neighborhoods throughout the city. Moore faculty members Cindy Stockton-Moore, Yvonne Lung and staff member Katie Van Vliet are also working on the project.

David Guinn, adjunct faculty of Fine Arts, received $9,000 for Freewall: the Artists’ Wall, a new artist-run venue that brings temporary outdoor wall-painting installations to Center City. The 55-by-28-foot wall at 1214 Sansom St. operates like a gallery dedicated to site-specific, public artwork, allowing artists to extend their studio practice in a public context and at an architectural scale. In 2012, Guinn founded Freewall, an outdoor space in Center City, Philadelphia dedicated to promoting innovative wall-based artwork and advancing the dialogue around public art.

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Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

Published on May 7th, 2013