Jane Walentas Historic 1920 Philadelphia Carousel Dedicated

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For Immediate Release
September 16, 2011

(Philadelphia, PA) Artist Jane Zimmerman Walentas, Moore College of Art & Design graduate of the class of 1966, celebrated the dedication of Jane’s Carousel at Brooklyn Bridge Park on September 15, 2011.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Councilwoman Letitia James and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz attended the dedication. 

A distinguished alumna, Walentas will be on campus October 12 to receive a Visionary Woman Award. Walentas is one of three 2011 Visionary Woman Award honorees, including Pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist Signe Wilkinson and Native American artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.
Walentas spent more than two decades working on the complete restoration of the classic 1920s-era carousel made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. The carousel is housed inside a pavilion designed by Franch architect Jean Novel. It is the first carousel to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Walentas and her husband developer David are credited with revitalizing the art-rich DUMBO neighborhood in Brooklyn.
Jane’s Carousel: The Making of a New York Landmark, will be on view in the Levy Gallery for the Arts in Philadelphia from September 24 – December 10, 2011, and follows the dedicated efforts of Walentas to bring the project to fruition.
Read More about The Visionary Woman Awards.
Join us October 12 for the Free Zeidman Lecture
featuring Moore's 2011 Visionary Woman Awards honorees.
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 September 16th, 2011