When Jun 3 5:30 PM

Join us from 5:30-7:30 this Saturday as we celebrate the opening of our summer exhibitions including By Design: 2023 Alumni Invitational, 5 Into 1, and CFEVA: 40 Years of Fellowship. Read more about the shows below. 

By Design

This year’s presentation celebrates the work of Moore’s alumni who earned degrees in design-based fields including Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Textile Design. Graduates who received their BFA on anniversary years 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, 2023 and 2013 were invited to submit projects for consideration and the exhibition features work by twelve graduates in a variety of media. The selections demonstrate a mastery of materials over a broad range of practices and reminds us that creative production is an inherent part of life after Moore. These alumni provide inspiration as committed makers both in their professional and personal spaces.

Artists in the exhibition: Niarus Benjamin Walker ’93, Jean Broden ’83, Mary Jo Brown ’83, Erin Daniels ’93, Diane Deery ’93, Renee Derr ’03, Michelle "Shell" Kennedy ’83, Suzanne Kopko ’93, Rachel Lopez Cerrato ’13, Kathy Mueller ’03, Andrea Pinkowitz ’73 and Jessica Robles ’03.

5 Into 1

Moore is pleased to welcome 5 Into 1 back for its twenty-third year as we celebrate the city's emerging artists working in the round. Organized by Philadelphia Sculptors, the annual exhibition showcases recent projects created by 2023 BFA/MFA graduates who completed their degrees at five area colleges and universities. The presentation is an opportunity for young artists to show their sculptural creations in a unique format that emphasizes strength in Philadelphia's burgeoning community of emerging makers. Highlighting the achievements and artistic merit of selected artists from Moore College of Art & Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, The University of the Arts, and University of Pennsylvania, the curators reviewed and included works from departments not solely dedicated to sculptural output. Through a flexible approach, they focused on students whose work and/or studio practices reflect and promote sculptural thinking and movement.

Participating artists include Lily Scharff (Moore College of Art & Design); Julio Galvez, Lasha Stewart, and Kelly Lawler (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts); Brynn Hurlstone and Maria Marte (Tyler School of Art); Tori Schwartz, Maple Young, and Grace Plett (The University of the Arts); and Chenxi Shao (University of Pennsylvania).

Curated by Patrick Cabry, Chenlin Cai, Mandi Hall, Jacintha Kruc, Sherry Rossini, and Jaymi Vilardo.

CFEVA: 40 Years of Fellowship

The Galleries at Moore are pleased to host the Center for Emerging Visual Artists' (CFEVA) fortieth anniversary exhibition. In this art sale, CFEVA showcases an array of work by their Visual Artist Fellows, Finalists, Artistic Advisors, and Alumni of the program. For 40 years, through fellowships, residencies, educational outreach, exhibitions, professional development, and city-wide events, the CFEVA has provided Philadelphia artists with the tangible resources they need to develop truly sustainable careers. In turn, those creatives provide all of us with imaginative, inspirational opportunities to engage with and be uplifted by their artwork, across the city.

Featured Artists: Margery Amdur, Kathleen Beausoleil, Matthew Bender, Anna Benjamin, Shwarga Bhattacharjee, Anne Canfield, Helen Maurene Cooper, Rachel Eng, Ziui Chen, Elaine Erne, Sophie Glenn, Yikui (Coy) Gu, Marguerita Hagan, Theodore Harris, Mary Henderson, Ceres Henry, Darla Jackson, MiKyoung Lee, Chelsey Luster, Kirk Maynard, Stephen Perloff, Makeba Rainey, Paul Rider, Hiro Sakaguchi, Nancy Sophy, Krista Svalbonas, Ron Tarver, Sophie White, David Wilson, Natasha Zeta.

Image: Kathy Mueller '03, Giving Care and Getting Care (detail), 2022, poster. Courtesy of the artist.