For Immediate Release
May 21, 2012
(Philadelphia, PA) On May 17, Arthur R. Block, chair of Moore’s Board of Managers and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Comcast Corporation, was honored with the 2012 Idealist of the Year Award at City Year Greater Philadelphia’s annual tribute dinner held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
City Year is an education-focused, non-profit organization founded in 1988 that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. The Idealist of the Year Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the Philadelphia community. Block has been co-chair of City Year’s board for several years.
Kristina Buylova, a junior illustration student at Moore, had her mural design selected for a mural in honor of Arthur Block. Buylova’s mural design provided the basis for a new mural at Frankford High School in northeast Philadelphia. Comcast volunteers painted the mural. The design features four teenagers, one of them holding a diploma, with Love Park and the Philadelphia skyline in the background.
Students in David Guinn’s Advanced Painting Class and in Rich Harrington’s illustration Junior Studio class at Mooore were asked to create a mural design during the spring semester. City Year representatives selected the winning design by Buylova.
City Year also presented Block with a framed print of the mural design for his home.
“It was really unexpected for my design to be chosen,” Buylova said. “I was really surprised and pleased and proud.”
Block has been chair of the Board of Managers since 2009.
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.