Adjunct Professor, Beth Emmott’s oil painting, Schoodic Spray is part of the “Second Annual Germantown Show” at iMPeRFeCT Gallery. This piece was informed by work done this past summer painting on Campobello, NB’s rocky coast.
Associate Professor, Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel has been named one of only eleven recipients of the prestigious 2013 Sappi: Ideas That Matter grant. This grant program aims to showcase the power of design to create positive change. Kradel-Weitzel will be working closely with the Philadelphia based non-profit organization, Fresh Artists, to create a multi-faceted suite of materials that will further that organization’s goals.
Fresh Artists seeks to:
• advocate for quality public education for all children through the display of their artwork.
• deliver art supplies and innovative art programming to severely underfunded public schools.
• empower vulnerable children through their own ability to serve as philanthropists.
Check back on the blog later this year to see the results of Kradel-Weitzel’s work.
Rose DiSanto, Visiting Professor of Graphic Design, has been named to the board of AIGA Philadelphia heading the newly formed Mentoring Committee. In late 2009, Rose approached the board with the idea of starting a mentoring program within the Philadelphia chapter. In Fall of 2010, she launched AIGA Philly’s program—pairing seasoned designers with seniors in college or young designers within their first five years of practice. That first semester paired eight mentors with mentees. In three years, the program had grown to 28 pairs—with a waiting list of four. The program is now open and accepting applicants on aigaphilly.org for its fourth year of service.
Two posters by Assistant Professor Eric Karnes were recently awarded Gold by Graphis Poster, one of the most respected international poster competitions. The selected posters were for Tree Scout, a broker of rare trees and Yeager Design + Fabrication, an architectural metalworking studio.