In this dynamic and interactive community project workshop students will create a conceptual red dress collection to help promote awareness of women’s cardiovascular disease. The finished collection will be included in the exhibition Matters of Dis-Ease at 108 Contemporary Gallery, August 6 – September 20, 2015. Working on provided garment templates, students will explore a variety of textile techniques for embellishment, fabric manipulation, and working with type as they learn how to infuse fashion with a message vital to public health. For more information about the exhibition, please visit 108contemporary.org.
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About the instructor:
Susan Taber Avila creates textile artwork to enhance perception of contemporary culture. While stitching is often used for surface embellishment (embroidery) or joining materials, Avila simultaneously develops both the structure and surface of an object through the stitching process. She is currently Professor and Chair of Design at the University of California, Davis and a Chutian Scholar at Wuhan Textile University in Wuhan, China. She has exhibited work in Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Finland, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Mexico, Swaziland, and the UK as well as numerous exhibitions in the United States. Her innovative artwork is included in several books and periodicals and she has published articles in Fiberarts, Ornament, and Surface Design Journal. www.suta.com