— by Mellany Armstrong

Moore's 2018 Distinguished Alumna Janice Merendino '74 is featured in a short film series by John Thornton called "Artists in the Time of Pandemic."

In the film, Merendino talks about her newest work, which is inspired by three decades of old family photographs that she took of her grandparents' home in Atlantic City in the 1970s when she visited from college.

The film features photos of her grandmother, who came to the United States from Italy for an arranged marriage when she was 19.Janice Merendino 74 Blinds

Merendino is one of the five founders of The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. She also founded the Branch Out Project, where she teaches creative problem-solving in the workplace through art.

See more of Merendino's art at

See more of John Thornton's series Artists in the Time of Pandemic here.

Image: Janice Merendino, Blinds, 2019, ink, colored pencil on paper, 31" x 12.5"