For the Sake of Art 2012: A Wearable Art Competition and Fundraiser
June 9, 2012 from 7 to 10 p.m., at the University Museum at Texas Southern University
Art patrons, artists, and fashionistas will get the wow treatment when the exciting world of wearable art steps out for the second annual competition and fundraiser For the Sake of Art 2012. This year, artists have been challenged to create improvisational designs inspired by works of the from the University Museum's permanent collection. Set against the backdrop of the permanent collection, the evening begins with an informal modeling showcase of the judge's designs set to the music of jazz saxophonist Horace Alexander Young.
The highlight of the evening is the runway presentation of the 10 competition finalists by the hosting duo Joy Sewing, Fashion and Beauty Editor for the Houston Chronicle and Lloyd Gite, renowned journalist and television personality.
Four prize winners will be selected and announced at the cocktail reception. A People's Choice award will be determined by guests at the event. Competition coordinator, designer Toni Whitaker, is working with an incredible panel of judges:
Danielle Burns, curator for the African American Library at the Gregory School as well as the Houston Museum of African American
Cesar Galindo, designer to the stars
Tina Knowles, the internationally acclaimed visionary designer of two fashion lines, House of Deréon and Miss Tina by Tina Knowles and
co--‐founder of Beyond Productions
Jeffrey Williams, season two winner of BRAVO TV's Fashion Show with Isaac Mizrahi.
This event features the talent of gifted artists and designers from throughout the country while celebrating the rich collection of African American art at the university. Major sponsors for the event include Atwood Oceanics, Hi Fashion Fabrics, I W Marks Jewelers, and Paul Mitchell, The School. Funds from this event will be used for the preservation and documentation of the Collections at the University Museum as well as exhibition programming.
For further information please contact Chrystal Robinson-Davis at 713‐313-7120 or Julie Crolla at 281-844-6625.
More information about the competition is available online at www.forthesakeofart.moonfruit.com
Tickets are $100.00 per person and can be purchased online at http://forthesakeofart2012.eventbrite.com
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