Student Exhibition Showcase
The Ruth Davis Design Gallery
December 4 — 15, 2015
Textile and Fashion Design
Student Exhibition Reception
Friday December 4, from 5 - 7 p.m.
Students of senior standing, and advanced students applying to spend their senior year at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, will present their strongest works in this exhibit, according to the gallery's press release. Garments, woven, dyed and printed yardage, embellished textiles, and other three dimensional work, along with digital and printed portfolios will be on display. This exhibition showcases the "breadth and strength of creative exploration" in the Textile and Fashion Design program and offers students a chance to install their work in a professional gallery setting.
Two special protects will also be showcased this year:
Sergenian’s Floor Coverings of Madison has sponsored a rug design competition where winning designs will be hand woven in Nepal by Tibetan refugee women. Students have designed “contemporary” or “transitional” (a cross between contemporary and traditional) 8’x10’ carpets to be woven of wool and/or silk.
YMA Fashion Scholarship is a nationally competitive prize established to encourage gifted and enterprising young people to further industry by pursuing careers in design, merchandising, retailing and business. In the past 4 years Design Studies students have had record success winning a total of 17 YMA scholarships, with awards totaling $100,000.
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Interior Architecture Showcase Reception
Friday, December 11, 5-7 p.m.
On view starting December 9, Interior Architecture Portfolio Showcase features the work of IA students who have completed the majority of their studio courses. They will present design portfolios that show work from their academic careers, including designs for residential and commercial spaces, such as offices and restaurants. IA portfolios feature computer-generated virtual representations as well as traditional illustrations, artwork, and graphics. Many of these students will use these same portfolios as they interview for their first professional design positions. An additional highlight will be multimedia clips and sensory elements that immerse viewers in each student’s restaurant design and concept.
The Ruth Davis Design Gallery is located in the School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison, 1300 Linden Drive.