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Petite Passion Restaurant

Petite Passion Restaurant is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Petite Passion Restaurant serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the direction of professional chef instructors, culinary students spend 11 weeks nourishing and delighting patrons while taking the final steps on their path to becoming culinary professionals. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Petite Passion Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Petite Passion Restaurant at 215.405.6766.

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The Art Institute of Philadelphia Hosts Fashion Panel Discussion The Art Institute of Philadelphia Hosts Fashion Panel Discussion

The Art Institute of Philadelphia held a fashion panel discussion on June 3, 2016. The event centered on the city’s role as a global fashion location and took place at Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia.

The panelists included Marjorie Deitch, Couture Buyer for Neiman Marcus; Joi Dennenberg, Fashion Designer for Ralph Lauren, Jones New York, and Macy’s; Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer; Danielle Green Drake, Public Relations Director for Neiman Marcus, and Janice Waitkus, Director of Stores at Lagos.

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Philadelphia Fashion Grad’s Prom Dress Designs Featured on Philly.com Philadelphia Fashion Grad’s Prom Dress Designs Featured on Philly.com

Michael Thomas, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of Philadelphia, was recently featured on philly.com for his “red-carpet-worthy” prom gown creations.

Michael interned at Oscar de la Renta's New York studio for three years and even helped to design a dress for his own prom date. The article follows Michael’s journey to discovering his love of fashion—he’d originally hoped to be in musical theater but a trip to a fabric store changed his career path.

Read the story here: http://articles.philly.com/2016-05-05/entertainment/72835392_1_prom-dress-michael-thomas-prabal-gurung

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/546 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Philadelphia 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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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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Three Fashion Designers from The Art Institutes Featured in “Fashionably Austin” Three Fashion Designers from The Art Institutes Featured in “Fashionably Austin”

Three fashion designers from The Art Institutes system of schools were recently featured in an article in “Fashionably Austin.” Article author Linda Asaf is an Austin-based fashion designer who has collaborated with The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston in the past. 

Her article features insight and commentary on the designs of Zenia De Sousa, who in 2015 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Miami International University of Art & Design; David Marquise Seward, who in 2015 earned an Associate of Science in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of Philadelphia; and Nhi Nguyen, a current student at The Art Institute of Houston who is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design.

Read the article here: http://fashionablyaustin.com/austinites-attend-nyfw-reviews-collections/.

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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

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Anthony J. Thompson

Anthony J. Thompson

Executive Director, iheartgo

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Jeremy Russell

Jeremy Russell

Digital Creative Director , Signature Brand Factory

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Alencia M. Smith

Alencia M. Smith

kitchen Manager , The Nutrition Group

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Sarah Finkelstein

Sarah Finkelstein

Junior Designer, Arch Insurance Group

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Rhapsody Hahn

Rhapsody Hahn

Product Design Engineer for Chrysler, Auburn Hills

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