Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Textile Design Grad Student Creates Chair for Charity

Graduate Textile Design student Kailey Smith was invited by Robert Allen (with whom she interned) to turn an ordinary chair into a work of art for the International Furnishings and Design Association Take A Seat event. IFDA chapters from around the world create Take A Seat exhibitions, that culminate in the chairs being auctioned to support local charities.  Congratulations to Kailey on her participation! 

Before and after of Kailey's chair. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ten Thousand Villages visits PhilaU Textile Design

Visitors from Manushi, a supplier to Ten Thousand Villages, joined the Textile Design faculty on campus on September 17.  Manushi, based in Nepal, represents artisans across a range of disciplines, including hand-made textile products. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Professor E.J. Herczyk's work in exhibit New Sight

Professor E.J. Herczyk has work included in the exhibition New Sight at Three Nineteen Gallery in Philadelphia. The opening is Friday, Sept. 5th, 6-9pm. The show runs from September 5th through October 18th.


Heather Ujiie exhibit Erotic Alchemy

Professor Heather Ujiie has an upcoming exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, September 11 to November 30, 2014.  Congratulations, Heather!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Graduate Alum Hyunsoo "Alice" Kim Solo Exhibit

Hyunsoo "Alice" Kim, an alum of the Textile Design M.S. program, has just completed a solo exhibition of her work at the Korea Craft & Design Foundation Gallery in Seoul, Korea.  The show entitled "Backwards" highlights a collection based on Antonio Gaudi's philosophy. "The straight line belongs to man, the curved to god."  Through techniques such as weaving, knitting and 3D printing, Alice combined straight lines and curves into each work.  Congratulations to Alice!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Fashion and Textile Career Discovery Workshop

The Textile Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising and Management programs hosted a career discovery workshop for interested prospective students June 23-26, 2014.  Workshop participants were engaged in a fast-paced week of design research, fashion sketching, weaving, knitting, printing, draping and marketing.  The students created a wonderful range of textiles and fashions.  See below for images from the week.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sunbrella--The Next 20 Years

PhilaU students in Textile Design, Textile Engineering and Industrial Design participated in a semester-long design project sponsored by Glen Raven, Inc. and Sunbury Textile Mills.  The students were challenged to envision the next 20 years of the Sunbrella brand.  Students created textiles for a wide-range of end uses for this brand, the leader in outdoor furnishings.  Top prizes went to:  Kailey Smith, first place; Emily Weiss, second place; Xue "Susan" Sun, third place; and Mary Armacost, first honorable mention.  In addition to cash prizes, all four students will tour the Sunbury Textile Mill, in Sunbury, PA.  Kailey also has been invited to Highpoint, NC for the Showtime Market.
Congratulations to the winning students, and to all participants!
Emily Weiss, Kailey Smith, Mary Armacost and Xue "Susan" Sun; photo courtesy of Samuel Pawlak

Installation of Sunbrella-The Next 20 Years; photo courtesy of Samuel Pawlak