Susan Kemenyffy

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Siobhan Reardon is President and Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Through her leadership, the reimagining of the Free Library of the future is highlighted via the Library’s “Building Inspiration” campaign marking the physical and programmatic changes necessary to present a viable 21st Century library organization. Notable programmatic enhancements include the establishment of the Culinary Literacy Center, the Center for Public Engagement and the Business Resource and Innovation Center which supports the development and advancement of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Ms. Reardon holds a B.A. from SUNY Purchase (NY), an M.A. from Fordham University, and an M.L.S. from the Palmer School of Library Science at Long Island University. She serves on a number of Boards in Philadelphia and nationally and was named Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year in 2015.

Susan Kemenyffy

Susan Kemenyffy is widely recognized for her significant achievements in American ceramics, especially Raku, and her numerous international exhibits and lectures on art and gardening.

She received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Governor’s Pennsylvania Artist of the Year Award. She served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts where she is a Trustee Emerita, as President of the Erie Art Museum and Trustee of the Erie Community Foundation. She continues her life-long commitment to advocacy for a wide panoply of art forms for creative expression, including studio, garden, political, visual, spoken and written arts.

She received her BFA from Syracuse University, studied at the Art Students League in Woodstock, NY and her MA and MFA from the University of Iowa.

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