Inland Empire Faculty and Students Participate in 2018 African American Culture Showcase
Filed under: Fashion
March 2, 2018
The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, faculty and students worked alongside students from Bing Wong Elementary to create uniforms for the elementary school's Step Drill Team. The event was part of the school's first annual African-American culture showcase.
Dorothy Sauls, principal at Bing Wong Elementary, organized the event and invited fashion students from The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire to assist the children, using resources provided by The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire's new Textile Lab and Learning Center (TLC lab). Camouflage materials and decorative bandanna textiles were donated for the project.
Debra Corrales, Liu Zijun, Kimberly Otamendi, who are working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, teamed up to work with the young students. The chosen concept was "solidify. The uniforms debuted at the African-American culture showcase. The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire faculty and students attended the showcase and enjoyed seeing the excitement and energy of this successful student-generated collaborative project.
Also involved in the project was campus president Matt Madrid and fashion department chair Adrienne Martin.
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