Moore Participates in Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

  • Moore Participates in Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
    Moore College of Art & Design

For Immediate Release
February 15, 2011

(Philadelphia, PA) Moore College of Art & Design will participate in the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), a three-week festival inspired by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts from April 7 – May 1, 2011.

PIFA will showcase creativity, collaboration and innovation through Philadelphia’s artistic and cultural communities. The festival is inspired by the spirit of artistic experimentation and uninhibited creativity of Paris from 1910 – 1920. Moore's participation hightlights fashion design, graphic design and illustration.

Philadelphia-born fashion designer Ralph Rucci will visit Moore on April 8 from noon - 2 pm to discuss fashion with students from area colleges. PIFA will present Rucci with the Visionary Award for Fashion that evening at the Kimmel Center.

Also that evening, April 8 at 8 pm, Moore fashion seniors will participate in an event celebrating Paris’ contributions to style between 1910 - 1920, with a runway show featuring new looks from professional and top student designers. The gowns from Moore will be featured in eveningwear segment of the Spring Fashion Show at Moore on Saturday, May 14 in Aviator Park.

On April 16, Moore and the 180 Dance Company will collaborate on Symphony in White: A Portrait of Peace, a production featuring dance, fashion and fine art. The shows will be at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm and will include original costume designs by Moore students combined with the classical music of Daphnis et Chloe by Parisian composer Maurice Ravel.

Kelly Murray, artistic director for 180 Dance Company, has a Moore connection. Her mother, Rosemarie Murray '75 is a Moore alumna in Art Education.


  • Cayla Belser
    Moore College of Art & Design
  • kendall farrell
    Moore College of Art & Design
  • Moore Participates in Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
    Moore College of Art & Design
  • Rebecca Heaps
    Moore College of Art & Design
  • katherine perez
    Moore College of Art & Design
  • Jennifer Vitale
    Moore College of Art & Design


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

The following students have work at the PIFA festival:

Cathleen Beer, Ashley Dudek, Heather Hartman, Hilary Leroux, Devon Pauley, Katherine Perez
Kait Amadio, Elise Anzini, Cayla Belser, Kristen Bird, Maureen Carry, Kendall Farrell
Natalie Helman, Stacy Hornung, Christina Lacy, Therese Lavery, Kit Olsen, Rebecca Ott, Michelle Segal, Chrysta Stever, Lisa Suszek, Rachel Tornatore, Jennifer Villareale
Liz Wagner, Jessica Yohn
Graphic Design:
Basma Abouelenein, Brianna Carroll, Jaeger Cohen, Rebecca Easton, Victoria Hotto, Victoria May, Joanna Moller, Monica Navarro
Published on February 15th, 2011