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February 25, 1987 | By KATHY SHEEHAN, Daily News Staff Writer
The union representing 100 instructors at the Art Institute of Philadelphia announced yesterday that it had successfully negotiated its first contract at the school and had won minimum raises of 9 1/2 percent over two years. A ratification vote on the tentative pact is scheduled for March 3. The teachers became affiliated with District Council 47 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in March. The new group is expected to get a local union number today.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2013
Creativity blossomed larger than a white water lily at this spring's end-of-year student fashion shows, where young designers sent versions of thrift-store chic and 1960s mod looks down their runways. Moore College of Art & Design senior Amanda Davis showed two collections, among the evening's highlights. Davis' urban-prep women's wear featured lettered sweaters and knee-length pleated skirts; it was voted most saleable. Her out-of-this-world evening wear, inspired by outer space, featured a bell-sleeved electric sheer gown that could outdo J.Lo.
NEWS
July 21, 2001 | By William R. Macklin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ralph Mario Malatesta, 76, a longtime instructor at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home in Center City. For three decades, starting in the 1950s, Mr. Malatesta also worked as a staff or freelance commercial illustrator for a number of major retailers in Philadelphia, New York and Chicago. A versatile craftsman with a keen eye for perspective, he produced stylish line drawings that highlighted the attractiveness and utility of everyday objects, from living-room furnishings to kitchen appliances.
NEWS
January 19, 1987 | By KATHY SHEEHAN, Daily News Staff Writer
Administrators and faculty at the Art Institute of Philadelphia face one of the toughest design problems in their history. And it isn't pretty. Some 100 instructors at the school have affiliated with a labor union and are asking for a contract in plain, artless black and white. There has been one job action already - when 90 percent of the faculty boycotted the traditional end-of-term meeting with the Institute's president in December - and the faculty's chief negotiator says there's a "possibility" another job action will occur if a contract isn't signed by March.
NEWS
March 29, 2011
YOUR negative portrayal of the Art Institute of Philadelphia ("Colleges that Profit, Students Who Don't," March 25) is far outweighed by the successful and satisfactory experiences of more than 12,000 graduates. For 40 years, the Art Institute has offered opportunities for students desiring degrees that can lead to rewarding careers in applied and creative arts. Unlike traditional colleges, we track and publish placement statistics. Most recent data shows 87.6 percent of all 2009 Art Institute graduates were working in a field related to their program of study within six months of graduation.
NEWS
March 20, 1994 | By Pheralyn Dove, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Bob Koffler's abstracts are about feelings. In a recent series of 15 oil-on-linen and oil-on-canvas paintings, Koffler, who works out of his studio in Cheltenham, depicted how he felt walking through the Himalayan Mountains, as he did in 1988. The paintings, inspired by Buddhist imagery, are now on view at a faculty show at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, where Koffler teaches figure drawing, painting, perspective, art history, anatomy, graphic design and advertising design.
LIVING
March 18, 2009 | By Lini S. Kadaba INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
School assembly. Lindsey, a cute tween redhead, takes stage behind microphone. Applause. Lindsey: "Today I'm going to talk about Patty. " Pan to Patty, who smiles timidly from behind glasses. Lindsey, matter of factly: "Patty's best characteristics? She's stupid. Stupid and ugly. " Patty grimaces. Lindsey: "Look at her. Greasy hair, dirty fingernails. It makes me want to vomit. " Pan to devastated Patty. Flashes on screen: "If you wouldn't say it in person, why say it online?
BUSINESS
December 11, 1997 | By Martha Woodall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Amy Aldridge was bent over at the waist, sweaty and exhausted. In each hand, the 21-year-old soloist with the Pennsylvania Ballet clutched an edge of her tutu's frothy white tulle while she gulped for air. Nutcracker audiences at the Academy of Music rarely see the Sugar Plum Fairy like this. But thanks to an unusual project undertaken by students at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, visitors to the Pennsylvania Ballet's Web site - http://www.paballet.org - should be able to peek behind the scenes of The Nutcracker to see Aldridge rehearsing the role.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2004 | By Patricia Horn INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The art world turns its attention back to Norristown today as the second - and, most likely, decisive - hearing on the future of the financially troubled Barnes Foundation opens in ornate Courtroom A of the Montgomery County Orphans' Court. The Barnes case "is a biggie," said Ildiko DeAngelis, director of museum studies at George Washington University and a former assistant general counsel at the Smithsonian Institution. "A lot of people are very worried about this generally," she said.
NEWS
May 1, 2000 | By Stephan Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An effort by the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial to expand into a building near its South Philadelphia complex has run into serious difficulties, forcing an expensive alternative installation of an imminent exhibition and threatening an anticipated capital fund-raising campaign. Fleisher signed an agreement of sale to buy the Achille A. Ingenito Funeral Home in the 700 block of Christian Street in August last year. The $250,000 sale was supposed to close at the end of March. It didn't.
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August 29, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pearl Properties has purchased the Art Institute of Philadelphia building at 1618-22 Chestnut St. and will rent three of its lower stories to Gap Inc. for the retailer's second Center City Old Navy store. Old Navy has leased 23,464 square feet for a flagship store in the art deco building, according to Steven H. Gartner, an executive vice president at commercial real estate services firm CBRE Inc., who brokered the lease. Pearl Properties closed on its purchase of the building, the former headquarters of radio station WCAU, on Monday, Gartner said.
NEWS
July 30, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harry Hasheian, 77, of Chestnut Hill, an artist and educator, died Saturday, July 18, of a pulmonary embolism at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He and his family were lifelong Philadelphia residents, and his work was known throughout the region. Mr. Hasheian said his drawings and paintings were influenced by the "raw, divine clumsiness" of the German Expressionists. In addition, the work of painters Wassily Kandinsky and Arshile Gorky, he said, allowed him to experiment with the "visually sophisticated doodle.
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June 26, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
FOR NEARLY two decades, the garden behind Don LaJeunesse's Merchantville home was an organic tribute to his unique artistic skills. LaJeunesse, a former sculpture instructor at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, was a self-described "putzer," said his wife, Patrice - he was always tinkering with the shaded area behind their home, trimming flowers and rearranging his self-made furniture. The garden outlived its creator, who succumbed to cancer in 2010. But the gale-force winds of Tuesday's storm ended the 17-year legend of one of the Camden County town's most unusual landmarks.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
That's Kanye "Ph.D. " West We'll never hear the end of it now. Already beloved for his rabid egomania,  Kanye West  now has even more to boast about. The Art Institute of Chicago on Monday awarded the megastar an honorary doctorate for his "transformative, genre-defying work. " In his speech to the college's graduating class, Kanye said the degree means his fans wont have to defend his smarts as vehemently as before. "This honor is gonna make your lives easier," he said. "You don't have to defend me as much, and I'm going to make all of our lives easier.
NEWS
February 6, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A STATE Welfare Department employee has been released from the hospital after being injured last month in a tragic accident in Center City. Erica Goodwin, 44, of Lansdowne, Delaware County, was discharged from Hahnemann University Hospital on Jan. 27, a hospital spokeswoman said last night. She had been there since Jan. 15, when she was crushed by a Temple University student who fell to her death from an eighth-floor window, police said. The student - identified by Temple as Rebecca Kim, a freshman in the university's pre-pharmacy program - had been visiting friends in an Art Institute of Philadelphia dorm on Chestnut Street near 16th when she fell while apparently trying to take a photograph, police said.
NEWS
January 30, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Tiberino: The Art of Life , a feature-length documentary to premiere Saturday at the Trocadero, does what no single, intricate, incendiary Tiberino painting or sculpture or mural or wall relief or carving or mask or etching can do: encapsulate the wide-reaching aesthetics and cultural importance of a family so creatively accomplished as to be called the "West Philly Wyeths. " The film, by local director Derrick Woodyard and family patriarch Joseph Tiberino, 76, is a cinematic testament to not only the elder's work, but also that of his wife, Ellen Powell Tiberino, the late doyenne of African American art. Anyone who has been to the family's panoramic garden enclave at 38th and Hamilton Streets, the Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum, can attest to its wild abundance of riches.
NEWS
January 17, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
An 18-year-old Temple University student who may have been taking pictures from an eighth-floor Center City dorm room Thursday evening fell to her death and struck and injured a pedestrian on the sidewalk below, police said. Shortly before 6 p.m., police responded to numerous 911 calls reporting that one or two people may have fallen from a building in the 100 block of South 16th Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. They found two women lying next to each other on the sidewalk outside the H&M store at the high-traffic corner of 16th and Chestnut Streets, Small said.
NEWS
December 15, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Roy Scarfo, 88, of Downingtown, an artist whose illustrations of outer space captured the imagination of Americans from the 1960s on, died Monday, Dec. 8, of pancreatic cancer at the VA Medical Center in Coatesville. Mr. Scarfo's first illustrations came to the attention of the public in 1957 when they were published by his employer, General Electric. He spent 16 years as creative art director for GE's Space Technology Center, which opened in 1961 in Valley Forge. At the same time, he became a space art consultant and illustrator for Sun Co., NASA, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Senate, and others.
NEWS
November 12, 2014
P ATRICK MICHAEL Carrow, 46, of Bella Vista, is owner and creative director of Patrick Michael Accessories, in North Philly. Carrow creates one-of-a-kind handbags, clutches, wallets and wine totes from discontinued fabrics he sources from textile mills overseas. The business, started in 2009, sells from a website, at craft shows and at boutiques. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the biz? A: I've always collected beautiful fabrics, and one night I stacked all the fabrics and, after running errands, came back and saw this harmony of color, print and texture.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2014
What to eat: Cupcakes? Pshaw! Wonderland Cakes offers "cake shots," an unusual, delicious alternative. These perfect parfaits come in a plastic tumbler with a spoon - layers of cake, mousse, syrup, frosting, fruit, preserves, liqueurs and even surprises like breakfast cereal and candy. Their best shots: When we visited, the cake shots on the menu were Apple Spice Seductress, Peanut Butter Bombshell and Pumpkin Pinup. All tasted and looked as lovely as they sound. Makin' whoopie: Yes, Wonderland bakers also make jumbo whoopie pies.
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