Student Run Gallery Features Work from One Book, One Philadelphia Graphic Art Contest

For Immediate Release
February 24, 2010

(Philadelphia, PA) This winter, Moore's Emerging Leaders in the Arts (ELA) scholar Caralyn Scudner created a graphic design competition for students from the area's art colleges.

The competition, designed around the One Book, One Philadelphia program, grew out of an internship Scudner arranged with the Free Library of Philadelphia. As an ELA scholar, Scudner, a sophomore fashion design major, is required to complete a 40-hour internship at a Philadelphia arts-related organization of her choice.

"I chose the Free Library because of my love of reading. From there I had the opportunity to create the One Book, One Philadelphia event," she says.

The One Book, One Philadelphia Graphic Art Contest called for designs in the style of this year's One Book, One Philadelphia selection, The Complete Persepolis, a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. Scudner started a blog to publicize the juried art competition. Six students participated in the contest and the winners were announced on February 12. A juried exhibition of the work is on display at the Student Run Gallery at Moore through March 19.

"The Emerging Leaders in the Arts program is just one of many ways the College uses the city as an extension of its campus," says Joan Stevens, dean of students. "We have relationships with many of the city's cultural organizations. Our location in Philadelphia provides many such opportunities to develop students' skills as young artists and designers.

All of the winners major in Illustration and are students at Moore. Each winner received a copy of The Complete Persepolis and a gift card for Utretcht Art Supplies.

The contest winners are as follows:

First Place Winner, Stephanie Zuppo ’12; Second Place Winner, Jessica Lange ’13 and Third Place Winner, Kelsey Ranallo ’11.

To read about the One Book, One Philadelphia competition visit http://campusphilly.com/articles.nsf/frontpage/9227EB7F297B9599852576CB0052DADC?OpenDocumen


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February 24, 2010
This winter, Moore's Emerging Leaders in the Arts (ELA) scholar Caralyn Scudner created a graphic design competition for students from the area's art colleges. The competition, designed around the One Book, One Philadelphia program, grew out of an internship Scudner arranged with the Free Library of Philadelphia. A juried exhibition of the work is on display at the Student Run Gallery at Moore through March 19.

Published on February 24th, 2010