Alumnae Take a Big Step With Moore Footsteps

For Immediate Release
November 13, 2008

(Philadelphia, PA) In honor of the 160th Anniversary of Moore College of Art & Design, alumnae are celebrating on a large scale. This summer, fourteen alumnae were commissioned to decorate twelve six-foot boots to mark the pathways and accomplishments made by School's gutsy graduates over 16 decades. The boots are as varied as the artists and designers who created them. Representing seven different disciplines and generations, the artists' boots are on view city-wide through May 2009. The indoor sculptures can be seen in such places as City Hall, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Free Library and The Four Seasons Hotel.

Participating alumnae artists are: 

e Bond ’96, Heather Bryson ’92, Dee Collins ’93, Aubrie Costello ’07, Laura Graham ’03, Darla Jackson ’03, Karen Daroff ’70, Gail Gaines ’89, Rochelle Levy ’79, Longina Rossi ’70, Theresa Saulin ’92, Jane Walentas ’66, Cathey White ’96 and Janell Wysock ’04.

Download a map with artists statements and locations of the 12 boots.

Read Elizabeth Wellington's story from The Philadelphia Inquirer.
 

  • e Bond

                                                              ###                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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 launching 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 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.

Oct 30, 2008
In honor of the 160th Anniversary of Moore College of Art & Design, alumnae are celebrating on a large scale. This summer, fourteen alumnae were commissioned to decorate twelve six-foot boots to mark the pathways and accomplishments made by School's gutsy graduates over 16 decades. The boots are as varied as the artists and designers who created them. Representing seven different disciplines and generations, the artists' boots are on view city-wide through May 2009. The indoor sculptures can be seen in such places as City Hall, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Free Library and The Four Seasons Hotel.

Published on November 13th, 2008