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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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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.
NEWS
September 4, 2014 | By Franziska Holzschuh, Inquirer Staff Writer
With curly brown hair, red lipstick, and much devotion, Arturo Galster performed for years as the incarnation of country-music superstar Patsy Cline. "He was hilarious. He was ridiculous. He was a genius," entertainer D'Arcy Drollinger remembered on Facebook. And producer Marc Huestis said: "He was THE MOST brilliant performer and loyal to the core. " Mr. Galster, 55, a popular star of San Francisco's drag performance scene and a Philadelphia native, died Monday, Aug. 25, in his adopted city.
NEWS
July 18, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER & DYLAN SEGELBAUM, Daily News Staff Writers benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
JEREMIAH JAKSON was a lousy security guard. He wasn't good at casing robbery victims, either. The 22-year-old Mantua resident was fired last month from AlliedBarton Security Services "due to performance reasons," the company said last night. So he decided last weekend to rob Laura Araujo, 23, a recent graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia who was living in the same rooming home on 40th Street near Brown, police said. Jakson, who has at least four aliases and prior arrests on robbery, theft and gun charges, figured that Araujo had money because she drove a 2011 Toyota RAV4.
NEWS
July 18, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IN THE WEEKS leading up to Laura Araujo's slaying, Jeremiah Jakson's life seemed to be spiraling out of control. Or he was on the cusp of greatness. It depended on the day and the hour, but it was all on display on Jakson's Facebook page, a constant barrage of selfies, street cliches and grandiose delusions. The spotlight-grabbing narcissist is the polar opposite of Araujo, 23, a shy college grad who never wanted much attention. "Im a good dude at heart but im done being a good dude," Jakson wrote on June 26. Jakson, 22, was a security guard with AlliedBarton Security Services, but was fired last month for performance reasons.
NEWS
July 17, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER & VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writers benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
LAURA ARAUJO had her whole life ahead of her. Then it was all around her. Clothes, photographs, jewelry, all the worldly belongings of the 23-year-old college graduate were packed in bags and dumped near an abandoned house in North Philadelphia. Laura was in one of them. "She was placed in a trash bag and then was folded into a blanket and ultimately stuffed into a duffel bag," Homicide Unit Capt. James Clark said yesterday. Araujo, a New York native who graduated last year from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, was discovered by a trash-picker about 5:30 a.m. Monday on 3rd Street near Susquehanna Avenue following a "brutal attack" that likely occurred four to eight hours earlier, Clark said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2014 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
The seeds of Meei-Ling Ng's future life as an artist and urban farmer in Philadelphia were planted early, and far away, in the village of Lim Chu Kang, in a rural corner of Singapore. With three siblings, she grew up on a five-acre farm, where the family grew orchids, raised ducks, turkeys, chickens, and pigs, and pets - cats, dogs, rabbits, parrots - were plentiful. "It was heaven for us," recalls Ng, pronounced ung , who smiles wistfully at the memory of her grandmother's rambutan, mango, coconut, and jackfruit trees.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Just before Temple's Class of 2014 walked across the Liacouras Center stage Thursday morning, Betsy Manning shot stills of their shoes for Twitter, Flickr, and posterity. No pump - or toe - was turned away, because Manning's work has little to do with surnames Blahnik or Louboutin and everything to do with documenting the seniors' final show of self-expression as college students. "In the last five years, shoes worn at graduation have gotten so much more radical," said Manning, who has worked as the Temple University photographer for 10 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2014 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
Most of the windows were broken. There were holes in the floors. The sense of an abandoned, unlovely, and unloved place was palpable. But when two young, newly married artists stepped inside this hulking home in West Philadelphia in 1975, they saw something else. "I not only saw potential - I knew that someday we would truly come to love this house," Deborah Gross Zuchman remembers. Today, this four-story twin home, vintage 1892, is the belle of their University City neighborhood, at once grand, graceful, and slightly wild.
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