Santa Ana College Fashion Design and Jewelry Programs Partner for Fashion Show and Art Exhibit

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Santa Ana College Fashion Design and Jewelry Programs Partner for Fashion Show and Art Exhibit

WHO:
Santa Ana College’s Fashion Design and Jewelry programs have combined to present a first-ever exhibit entitled “Crossing Paths: Art and Design” to showcase the creation of original textile prints with coordinated jewelry designed and produced by Santa Ana College (SAC) art students. The one-month exhibit will kick off with a fashion show (featuring Santa Ana College students) in conjunction with an opening reception. Curated by SAC assistant professor of fashion design Kyla Benson and SAC art instructor Jennifer Monroe, the exhibit has creative support from Joshua Christensen, Santa Ana College fashion instructor and contestant in season 9 of Project Runway.

WHAT:
The exhibit includes 10 original print designs and coordinated jewelry by Santa Ana College fashion illustration and jewelry design students. The prints were produced as the result of a Santa Ana College Foundation grant which funded the production of making 3-D fabrics from the student’s 2-D designs. To highlight the fabric design and jewelry, the designers made simple “tent dresses” to be featured initially on live models then on mannequins for the remainder of the exhibit.

WHEN:
Opening reception and fashion show is Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., and the exhibit runs through Saturday, May 7, 2016.

WHERE:
SAC Arts Gallery at the Santora Building
207 North Broadway, Suite Q, Santa Ana, Calif. 92701

WHY:
Santa Ana College, which is marking its 100th year, is featuring a variety of exhibits throughout the year at the SAC Arts Gallery at the Santora Building. Established in 1996, Santa Ana College is the first educational institution to maintain exhibition space in the Santora Arts Building, a centerpiece of the arts district.

HOW:
The art exhibit and fashion show/opening reception are open to the public and reservations are not required.Regular gallery hours are:

Fridays:  noon – 4:00 p.m.
First Saturday Artwalks: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Saturday, May 7)
By appointment:  (714) 564-5615 or visit www.sac.edu/art

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit www.sac.edu to learn more. For information about Santa Ana College’s Centennial, please visit www.sac.edu/100.

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