Moore Acknowledges Valued Service of Departing Gallery Director & Launches National Search

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PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Moore College of Art & Design announces that Rochelle F. Levy Director & Chief Curator Lorie Mertes will step down as director of The Galleries at Moore in mid-February. Mertes, who has lead the Galleries with distinction over the last three years, is relocating to North Carolina. “It is with sadness and deep appreciation that I accept Lorie Mertes’ resignation,” says Dr. Happy Craven Fernandez, president of Moore College of Art & Design. “Lorie’s effective innovative leadership has significantly advanced the Galleries and the central mission of Moore to educate students for careers in art and design. Her creativity and vision have helped to expand exhibition space, strengthen community programs and outreach, as well as increase the visibility and broad appeal of The Galleries at Moore.” Under Mertes’ leadership, The Galleries at Moore gained international and national attention with Philagrafika