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Students and Graduate of The Art Institutes Premiere Films at the Prestigious Festival de Cannes Students and Graduate of The Art Institutes Premiere Films at the Prestigious Festival de Cannes

PITTSBURGH, PA, May 16, 2016 – A passion for storytelling and the desire to make a mark in the world of cinema has taken two students and a graduate of The Art Institutes system of schools from aspiring filmmakers to the international debut of their work at the prestigious Festival de Cannes this week. 

Jillian Kibler and Tim Collins, current students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production program at The Art Institute of Atlanta, and Derick Crucius, a 2012 graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production program from The Art Institute of Philadelphia, had films selected for the Short Film Corner at the festival in Cannes, France.

For Kibler and Collins, the path to Cannes came in the form of “Kiss of Death,” a short film whose concept they came up with while working on a final school project together. “Kiss of Death” is a narrative short that centers on a couple’s plan to leave town by sundown, but takes an unexpected turn. The short was presented in a special student showcase at the Atlanta Film Festival and has been recognized at film festivals across the country.

Crucius teamed up with childhood friend and longtime partner Ryan Regan for the first film from their production company Dead Pixel Cinema to create “Charley Tucson,” a character study loosely based on infamous Pennsylvania prison guard George Banks who shot 13 people to death in 1982, including his own family. It is a reflection of Crucius’ fascination with the psyches of those who live on the fringes of society and is taking the pair of filmmakers from Philadelphia to France for its debut at the festival. 

“We are proud to have the work and talents of our students and graduate presented on an international platform. Their hard work is an inspiration to current and future students alike,” said Timothy Moscato, Chief Operating Officer, The Art Institutes system of schools.

All three filmmakers will document their nine day journey to France this month and will be featured on The Art Institutes Instagram and Snapchat pages at https://www.instagram.com/art_institutes/ and http://bit.ly/aisnaps

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The Art Institutes system of schools is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institutes does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institutes’ Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institutes makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature.
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Culinary Students from The Art Institutes System of Schools Compete in Italy to Win Urbani Tartufi Truffle Contest Culinary Students from The Art Institutes System of Schools Compete in Italy to Win Urbani Tartufi Truffle Contest

Fourteen students invited to prestigious 2-week training in Italy, Scholarships awarded

[Pittsburgh, PA, March 28, 2016] Fourteen culinary artists from The Art Institutes are on their way to Italy to compete in a truffle-themed Culinary Contest in Memory of Paolo Urbani. The contest challenges culinary students from across North America, in teams of two, to create new and original ideas for dishes that feature truffles as their main ingredient.  The truffles are provided exclusively and directly by Urbani Tartufi. 

The contest reflects the continuing commitment by Urbani Tartufi truffles to bring awareness to the culture of truffle and its ancient history. Urbani Tartufi is respected worldwide for representing the best in truffle sourcing and processing. Through this culinary competition, young chefs are provided the opportunity to develop and improve their professional skills while achieving sensory and emotional enrichment.  

To reach the competition finals, 50 teams of students created two dishes—a “chef’s choice” (savory or sweet) and a main course. Recipes and photos of the finished dishes were submitted for consideration and judged based on principles of originality, creativity, and innovation. Each submission was scored on a 100-point scale. Of the 50 teams admitted to the contest, seven teams were chosen as finalists.

The seven finalist teams were awarded scholarships by the Paolo Urbani Foundation to participate in a two-week, full immersion culinary course on Italian Cuisine at UDS (Università dei Sapori), in Perugia, Italy from March 30 – April 8. There, they’ll recreate their truffle-inspired recipes, which will be judged by a jury of chefs and professionals from the world of gastronomy. Three winning teams will be awarded first, second, and third prize. Additionally, Urbani Tartufi reserves the right to market the first place creation as one of its own, new products.  

“Traveling to Italy and cooking with Urbani Tartufi truffle—one of the world’s most sought-after culinary delicacies—is an exciting opportunity for our culinary students to build their experience in preparing international cuisine,” said Tim Moscato, Chief Operating Officer, The Art Institutes. 

According to the Paolo Urbani Foundation, the competition is a statement of confidence and investment in the professional future of the students and a means to help them deepen their knowledge of a precious product as well as to continue to pass on the history of Paolo Urbani, his land, and his legacy.

In addition to the scholarship, winners also earn a trip to the “Truffle Experience at Urbani Tartufi,” which consists of an exclusive journey in the world of truffles. The experience begins in Umbria and culminates at the Accademia del Tartufo, the first school on truffles, where professional chefs will hand down their knowledge in the art of cooking truffles.

The students from The At Institutes are all currently working toward culinary degrees. They include:

The Art Institute of California—Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University

Mark Serpas, Associate of Science, Baking & Pastry

Maria Alcantar, Bachelor of Science, Culinary Management

The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University

Christopher Heinlein, Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Food & Beverage Management

Timothy San Pedro, Associate of Science, Culinary Arts

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Rachel Walton, Associate of Science, Baking & Pastry

Samantha Santti, Associate of Science, Baking & Pastry

The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design

Devin Davis, Bachelor of Arts, Culinary Management

Kirsten Mathers, Associate of Arts, Culinary Arts

The Art Institute of Tennessee—Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Chris Greer, Associate of Arts, Culinary Arts

Rebekah Leatherwood, Bachelor of Science, Culinary Arts Management

The Art Institute of Vancouver

Pavlik Ricalde, Culinary Arts Diploma

Bailey Allan, Culinary Arts & Restaurant Ownership Advanced Diploma

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Andrea Stevens, Bachelor of Science, Culinary Arts Management

JoVonia Newby, Bachelor of Science, Culinary Arts Management

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Inland Empire Students Participate in “Design4Good” Inland Empire Students Participate in “Design4Good”

Students from The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, recently participated in “Design4Good,” a program created by “Arts4Good” that helps to support change-makers in local communities. The program draws attention to nonprofit organizations and brings greater awareness to their missions and causes.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Houston Grads and Student Earn AIGA Design Loop Mentorships Houston Grads and Student Earn AIGA Design Loop Mentorships

Two graduates and one student from The Art Institute of Houston were recently accepted into the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Design Loop, a mentorship program where young designers are paired with seasoned vets looking for a way to give back to the design community.

Only ten slots are available and the competition to earn a mentorship is stiff. Congratulations to those who earned the AIGA Design Loop mentorships.

Learn more about the mentorship program here: http://houston.aiga.org/mentorship/

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Houston is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Houston does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Houston’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Houston makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 

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Culinary Students from The Art Institutes System of Schools Compete in Italy to Win Urbani Tartufi Truffle Contest

Fourteen students invited to prestigious 2-week training in Italy, Scholarships awarded

[Pittsburgh, PA, March 28, 2016] Fourteen culinary artists from The Art Institutes are on their way to Italy to compete in a truffle-themed Culinary Contest in Memory of Paolo Urbani. The contest challenges culinary students from across North America, in teams of two, to create new and original ideas for dishes that feature truffles as their main ingredient.  The truffles are provided exclusively and directly by Urbani Tartufi. 

The contest reflects the continuing commitment by Urbani Tartufi truffles to bring awareness to the culture of truffle and its ancient history. Urbani Tartufi is respected worldwide for representing the best in truffle sourcing and processing. Through this culinary competition, young chefs are provided the opportunity to develop and improve their professional skills while achieving sensory and emotional enrichment.  

To reach the competition finals, 50 teams of students created two dishes—a “chef’s choice” (savory or sweet) and a main course. Recipes and photos of the finished dishes were submitted for consideration and judged based on principles of originality, creativity, and innovation. Each submission was scored on a 100-point scale. Of the 50 teams admitted to the contest, seven teams were chosen as finalists.

The seven finalist teams were awarded scholarships by the Paolo Urbani Foundation to participate in a two-week, full immersion culinary course on Italian Cuisine at UDS (Università dei Sapori), in Perugia, Italy from March 30 – April 8. There, they’ll recreate their truffle-inspired recipes, which will be judged by a jury of chefs and professionals from the world of gastronomy. Three winning teams will be awarded first, second, and third prize. Additionally, Urbani Tartufi reserves the right to market the first place creation as one of its own, new products.  

“Traveling to Italy and cooking with Urbani Tartufi truffle—one of the world’s most sought-after culinary delicacies—is an exciting opportunity for our culinary students to build their experience in preparing international cuisine,” said Tim Moscato, Chief Operating Officer, The Art Institutes. 

According to the Paolo Urbani Foundation, the competition is a statement of confidence and investment in the professional future of the students and a means to help them deepen their knowledge of a precious product as well as to continue to pass on the history of Paolo Urbani, his land, and his legacy.

In addition to the scholarship, winners also earn a trip to the “Truffle Experience at Urbani Tartufi,” which consists of an exclusive journey in the world of truffles. The experience begins in Umbria and culminates at the Accademia del Tartufo, the first school on truffles, where professional chefs will hand down their knowledge in the art of cooking truffles.

The students from The At Institutes are all currently working toward culinary degrees. They include:

The Art Institute of California—Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University

Mark Serpas, Associate of Science, Baking & Pastry

Maria Alcantar, Bachelor of Science, Culinary Management

The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University

Christopher Heinlein, Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Food & Beverage Management

Timothy San Pedro, Associate of Science, Culinary Arts

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Rachel Walton, Associate of Science, Baking & Pastry

Samantha Santti, Associate of Science, Baking & Pastry

The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design

Devin Davis, Bachelor of Arts, Culinary Management

Kirsten Mathers, Associate of Arts, Culinary Arts

The Art Institute of Tennessee—Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Chris Greer, Associate of Arts, Culinary Arts

Rebekah Leatherwood, Bachelor of Science, Culinary Arts Management

The Art Institute of Vancouver

Pavlik Ricalde, Culinary Arts Diploma

Bailey Allan, Culinary Arts & Restaurant Ownership Advanced Diploma

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Andrea Stevens, Bachelor of Science, Culinary Arts Management

JoVonia Newby, Bachelor of Science, Culinary Arts Management

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Alumni Success

The Art Institute of Houston Grad to Cook-Up Dinner at ChefDance

(HOUSTON, TX January 2016) – Chef Jonathon LeBlanc, a 2003 graduate from The Art Institute of Houston with an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts, is participating in ChefDance, a culinary event that coincides with the Sundance Film Festival. This year’s event features five chefs from across the country, with Chef LeBlanc creating the dinner on Tuesday, January 26. Below is a link to the schedule of events. 

ChefDance was developed in 2004 and since that time has worked with more than 70 celebrity chefs. ChefDance dinners are by invitation only. 

http://www.chefdance.com/2016-chefdance-lineup/ 

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