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August 28, 1995 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / VICKI VALERIO
Ed and Libby Klitsch have a reason to remember the John Wanamaker store in Center City: They met there. Her first job out of college was laying out advertisements in the art department. He worked in the men's department.
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June 27, 2016
Here are the 10 favorite Rome museums of Alan Phipps Darr, the senior curator of the European Art Department and Walter B. Ford II Family Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts. He has been to Rome many times. You may not have time to see every one, but try to duck into at least a couple to see the embarrassment of artistic riches that is Rome. Domus Aurea. Nero's "Golden House" near the Colosseum features amazing frescoes but has been closed many times in the past few years because of renovations.
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January 27, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
Philadelphia actor David Morse has made his bones playing strong, reticent characters, like the cop-turned-cabbie on the locally shot Hack that ran from 2002 to 2004. But as of late, Morse has been trying new things, like playing Rachel McAdams' commune leader father in Season Two of HBO's True Detective . In WGN's Outsiders , premiering at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Morse truly plays against type as Big Foster Farrell, a leader of a lawless Appalachian clan feeling the outside world encroaching on its isolated turf.
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October 8, 1993 | By Edward J. Sozanski, INQUIRER ART CRITIC
George R. Bunker (1923-91) spent nearly 20 years in Philadelphia teaching at what is now the University of the Arts. He served twice on the board of governors of the Print Club, from 1956-'62 and 1972-'74. During that time, he won prizes in several annual exhibitions and also had several prints published by the Print Club. Bunker left Philadelphia in 1974 to become chairman of the art department at the University of Houston. He retired in 1985, but continued to paint, draw and make prints both in Texas and at a summer home in Maine.
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September 30, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
Community College of Philadelphia is not usually thought of as an art school. And, strictly speaking, with more than 34,000 full- and part-time students studying everything from English as a second language to computer science, it isn't. Which makes the college's art program that much more remarkable. Though its students are counted in the hundreds, the art department has very quietly had a big impact on those it teaches - and on the larger art world. "I believe CCP is a very under-the-radar institution that does a great deal of good for Philly but never gets the acknowledgment deserved," said highly regarded painter and photographer Diane Burko, who taught there from 1970 to 2000.
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March 9, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter Falchetta, 94, who worked his way up from copy boy at The Inquirer to become the manager of the newspaper's editorial art department, died Thursday, March 7, at Burlington Woods Nursing Home in Burlington Township. Mr. Falchetta, a longtime resident of Haddon Heights, worked for The Inquirer for 48 years, retiring in 1986. As manager of the editorial art department, Mr. Falchetta designed news pages and graphic elements, and oversaw a staff of artists. He supervised the graphics in The Inquirer's coverage of the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster in 1979.
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February 27, 2012 | By Reity O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gustavo Ramirez, 17, has aspirations of someday opening his own tattoo parlor. The soft-spoken sophomore at Overbrook High School in Pine Hill never expected his first client to be a life-size fiberglass cow. Ramirez is one of nine finalists - and the only one from New Jersey - selected by a panel of judges from 9,200 entrants nationwide in the seventh annual Lucerne Art of Dairy Contest, an art competition sponsored by Safeway Inc., the grocery...
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May 7, 2000 | By Lauren Mayk, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Parents of Willingboro art students who thought they would get to keep their children's work - for free - might be disappointed next weekend. The artwork - mostly watercolors, charcoal and pencil sketches, oil paintings, and small decorated chairs - of about 45 Willingboro High School students will be on the auction block Friday. Most pieces will start at $20 to $40, and there's no guarantee that Mom will go home with the piece she wants. Last year, Steven Chiolan's mother was trumped in the bidding for a chair decorated in day and night scenes by her son. " 'Do you know what your father just did?
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January 11, 2006 | By Peter Dobrin INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER
Responding to growing involvement from the local Korean-American community and an increasing awareness nationally of Korean art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has hired its first curator of Korean art. Hyunsoo Woo, 36, formerly of the Japan Society in New York and the Brooklyn Museum, started work Monday as the museum's associate curator of Korean art - making the museum one of just a few in the United States to have a full-time staffer devoted...
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June 27, 2016
Here are the 10 favorite Rome museums of Alan Phipps Darr, the senior curator of the European Art Department and Walter B. Ford II Family Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts. He has been to Rome many times. You may not have time to see every one, but try to duck into at least a couple to see the embarrassment of artistic riches that is Rome. Domus Aurea. Nero's "Golden House" near the Colosseum features amazing frescoes but has been closed many times in the past few years because of renovations.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
Philadelphia actor David Morse has made his bones playing strong, reticent characters, like the cop-turned-cabbie on the locally shot Hack that ran from 2002 to 2004. But as of late, Morse has been trying new things, like playing Rachel McAdams' commune leader father in Season Two of HBO's True Detective . In WGN's Outsiders , premiering at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Morse truly plays against type as Big Foster Farrell, a leader of a lawless Appalachian clan feeling the outside world encroaching on its isolated turf.
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November 23, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Mercer Hollis Jr., 84, of Blue Bell, a poet, teacher, and philanthropist, died Friday, Nov. 13, of prostate cancer at the Hill at Whitemarsh. On his own and with his wife, Philadelphia Museum of Art trustee Andrea Baldeck, Mr. Hollis was for many decades an active participant in the cultural life of the city, said Timothy Rub, the museum's George D. Widener director and CEO. Born in Lakeland, Fla., and reared in the South, Mr. Hollis spent time in New England teaching at Dartmouth College and raising a family before finding a permanent home in the Philadelphia suburbs.
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October 9, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN Charles Rose was contemplating a career as an artist, his father wasn't reluctant to express his disapproval. His dad was a blue-collar worker who drove trucks, ran a gas station and generally worked with his hands. An artist son? He couldn't quite stomach that. However, Charles was a talented artist who eventually produced well-received oil paintings and sculpted bronze figures of horses and cowboys in the style of Frederic Remington. But he also found a way to use his artistic talents to make a living.
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October 2, 2015 | BY STEPHAN SALISBURY, Inquirer Staff Writer ssalisbury@phillynews.com, 215-854-5594
COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Philadelphia is not usually thought of as an art school. And strictly speaking, with more than 34,000 full- and part-time students studying everything from English as a second language to computer science, it isn't. Which makes the college's art program that much more remarkable. Though its students are counted in the hundreds, the art department has very quietly had a big impact on those it teaches - and on the larger art world. "I believe CCP is a very under-the-radar institution that does a great deal of good for Philly but never gets the acknowledgment deserved," said highly regarded painter and photographer Diane Burko, who taught there from 1970 to 2000.
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April 28, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The old bronze-doored art deco headquarters building on Philadelphia's Washington Square is condos now. But the words, wrought by copywriters and blazoned on TV and magazines by art directors at the pioneering ad agency N.W. Ayer & Son (1869-2002) still echo: A diamond is forever Be all you can be Never underestimate the power of a woman Half a century and more after they were hired at Ayer, a generation after the last of its local staff moved to New York (the name vanished later, in a merger)
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March 11, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter Falchetta, 94, who worked his way up from copy boy at The Inquirer to become the manager of the newspaper's editorial art department, died Thursday, March 7, at Burlington Woods Nursing Home in Burlington Township. Mr. Falchetta, a longtime resident of Haddon Heights, worked for The Inquirer for 48 years, retiring in 1986. As manager of the editorial art department, Mr. Falchetta designed news pages and graphic elements, and oversaw a staff of artists. He supervised the graphics in The Inquirer's coverage of the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster in 1979.
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March 18, 2012 | By Edward J. Sozanski, Contributing Art Critic
Bruce Katsiff remembers being asked, sometime around 1990, by the board president of the James A. Michener Art Center if he would be interested in running the organization, which had recently opened on the site of the former Bucks County prison in Doylestown. To that point, Katsiff had been chair of the fine art department, and more recently the art and music division, at Bucks County Community College since 1975. He was ready for a change but, as he remembers, "I had no interest in running an arts center.
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