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The Art Institute of Houston — North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston

10740 North Gessner Drive, Houston, TX 77064   |    1.281.671.3381

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Fashion Houston five: Moving Fashion Forward with The Art Institutes Fashion Houston five: Moving Fashion Forward with The Art Institutes

From interns, to designers, to scholarships, The Art Institute is a proud sponsor, partner and beneficiary of audi Fashion Houston five set to occur November 18 through 21 at the Wortham Theater Center.

“Fashion Houston five is the perfect example of how we at The Art Institute of Houston like to engage with the community,” said Susanne Behrens, president of The Art Institute of Houston. “Our students are getting real-world experience in fashion serving as interns backstage. They are busy dressing models, steaming garments, assisting with production and coordination, and helping to mitigate the exciting mayhem that can occur backstage at any fashion show.”

The Art Institute of Houston also has four designers sashaying their skills on the runway. There are three graduates of the Fashion Design bachelor’s degree program: Brecchia Demartini, Lee Yates and Paola Contreras; and one current student in the Fashion Retail & Marketing program, Clarence Lee.

“We are really taking it full-cycle,” said Jared Lang, founder of Fashion Houston. “We’re engaging The Art Institute of Houston’s students, showcasing graduate and student fashion skills, and then we’re providing scholarships from our proceeds to benefit two well-deserving students to continue to fuel their dreams.”

About Fashion Houston 5:

Iconic and emerging designers collide on the audi Fashion Houston five runway at the Wortham Theater Center for the freshest fashion experience in Texas.  Join us to celebrate Fashion Houston’s 5th year in star-studded style November 18-21, 2014 with some of the most sought after designers on the FH5 runway.  Aiming to position the energy capital of the world as a first-class fashion destination, Fashion Houston will host thousands nightly at runway shows and incredible after parties for the ultimate fashion and lifestyle experience.

About The Art Institute of Houston:

The Art Institute of Houston is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Houston is located at 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas, 77027. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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Announcing The First Ever Smashin’ Fashion Show Announcing The First Ever Smashin’ Fashion Show



HOUSTON, TEXAS (May 28th, 2014)— Image expert Sarah Shah is challenging 10 local fashion stylists to create looks that fit and flatter real-world-sized women during the first-ever Smashin’ Fashion Show—Houston’s Best Stylist Competition. The competition will take place on July 31st at The Art Institute of Houston.

Typical fashion shows have the same kinds of models. Waifish, tall, young—each purposefully selected, based on their scant measurements and lack of curves, to be a blank canvas for the designer’s vision to come alive. Trouble is, the rest of us aren’t so “blank.” Sarah Shah will educate and challenge 10 stylists on her principles of Dress Yourself Skinny strategy and then turn them loose to style head-to-toe looks for real-world-sized models for The Smashin’ Fashion Show event. The grand-prize winning stylist, selected by a panel of industry insiders, will win $1,000. Professional photos of the stylists’ ensembles will be provided to them for use in their portfolio. Stylist applications are being accepted through June 20th and limited spots are available.

Models will be provided from Shah’s Runway For The Rest Of Us workshop, which teaches regular people how to walk the runway and pose like a pro. Participants will work with a stylist for the duration of their experience and take home professional photos of their triumphant strut down the runway. Registration for Runway For The Rest Of Us is open through June 20th.

The Smashin’ Fashion Show—Houston’s Best Stylist Competition is created by Shah and produced in conjunction with Blinc by Bambi Lynn, creator of Fashion Houston, and in partnership with The Art Institute of Houston - North. Held at The Art Institute of Houston’s Greenway Plaza-area campus, the show will feature The Art Institute-North students in fashion, design, media arts and culinary roles.

For more information or to apply, contact Sarah Shah at sarah@sarahshah.com or visit http://www.sarahshah.com/.

About Sarah Shah:

Sarah Shah is a woman on a mission. Tired of seeing people fall victim to one-size-fits-all style advice, Shah helps her clients discover their authentic style instead forcing them into a “dress for success” mold. How? She starts with what the person loves and finds what’s right for their lifestyle before applying the trends, “rules,” or dress codes. Shah has appeared on TV over 80 times, helped hundreds of clients find their style, and written the definitive book on looking good in your own body: Dress Yourself Skinny.

About The Art Institute of Houston-North:

This project is part of the Art Institute of Houston-North’s collaboration with Houston businesses to provide students with invaluable real-world project experience so they are even better prepared for work in their field after graduation.

The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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Technology Takes Center Stage At The Smashin’ FashionTM Show Houston’s Best Stylist CompetitionTM Sharable Style Technology Takes Center Stage At The Smashin’ FashionTM Show Houston’s Best Stylist CompetitionTM Sharable Style

From the real-world-sized models and up-and-coming local stylists to the integrated technology used in the program and event production, Sarah Shah’s Smashin’ Fashion—Houston’s Best Stylist Competition event is bucking runway conventions and making style more inclusive.

Technology is woven through every aspect of the show, starting with the online program. The event kicks-off a week in advance with the release of this special microsite dedicated to sharing event information, encouraging audience participation and serving as a program for attendees.

The site will also include a feed so those who aren’t able to attend can enjoy the show, too. After the show, the highlights video will be added so guests can relive the experience.

“There’s no paper—this is 2014,” Shah said. “The online program is a place you can always come back to for information. If you’re wondering ’Shoot—who was that stylist? I want to work with them!’ You can come back and easily figure it out. It’s a resource for before, during and after the event.”

Partner and The Art Institute of Houston-North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston instructor, Elizabeth Robinson of Turning Stones Media, and one of her top students will design the program, which features information about each stylist, model and sponsors as well as social sharing links and directions to the venue.

A week before Smashin’ Fashion, the link will be sent to attendees via email and will be shared on social media with instructions on ways they can participate in the social experiences surrounding the event. The sharing makes it easy for those to participate even if they aren’t able to physically attend the event.

“We’re not just using social media to share and push or promote the event. We’re using it as a fully integrated part of Smashin’ Fashion runway, ” Shah said. “So often people use social media to say ‘look at me, look at me.’ We’re using to say ‘look at you.’ We want to include your street style and share your experience at the show.”

Sarah Shah’s Smashin’ Fashion—Houston’s Best Stylist Competition will be held on July 31st at The Art Institute of Houston’s Greenway Plaza-area campus. For more information, contact Sarah Shah at sarah@sarahshah.com or visit http://www.sarahshah.com/blog/index.php/2014/event-houstons-best-stylist-competition/.

About Sarah Shah:

Sarah Shah is a woman on a mission. Weary of seeing people fall victim to one-size-fits-all style advice, Shah helps her clients discover their authentic style instead forcing them into a “dress for success” mold. How? She starts with what the person loves and finds what’s right for their lifestyle before applying the trends, “rules,” or dress codes. Shah has appeared on TV over 80 times, helped hundreds of clients find their style, and written the definitive book on looking good in your own body: Dress Yourself Skinny.

About The Art Institute of Houston-North:

This project is part of The Art Institute of Houston-North’s collaboration with Houston businesses to provide students with invaluable real-world project experience so they are even better prepared for work in their field after graduation.

The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

About BLiNC by Bambi Lynn:

BLiNC by Bambi Lynn is a fashion forward company, creating fashion events from model development, styling and runway choreography to world-class event design and production. BliNC innovates and brings the unexpected to life on the runway.

Bambi Lynn is the Co-Creator/Executive Producer of Fashion Houston 2010 and 2011. Lynn also produces fashion shows with individual designers from New York, Los Angeles and Houston as well as non-profit organizations. She surrounds herself with positive innovative young visionaries as she has helps “bring the world of fashion to Houston and Houston to the world of fashion.” Lynn is also the Fashion Event Producer/Corporate Promotions Manager for Page Parks Corporation.

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The Art Institute of Houston—North Announces the 3rd Annual Art Educators Appreciation Gallery Show Call for Entries The Art Institute of Houston—North Announces the 3rd Annual Art Educators Appreciation Gallery Show Call for Entries



(Houston, Texas, January 31, 2014) – This March, The Art Institutes system of schools (“The Art Institutes”) will have more than 50 Art Institutes locations in the United States host What Those Who Teach Can Do, a national collaboration of gallery shows to pay tribute to talented arts educators across the country. In Northern Houston, The Art Institute of Houston—North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, will feature local high school art and media educators’ artwork in a month-long exhibition to celebrate their creativity, and thank them for positively affecting the lives of so many students.

“We’re turning the tables on our educators and focusing on their passions and creativity,” said Charles Restivo, president of The Art Institutes. “The collaboration of galleries is the stage we set to celebrate our teachers’ commitment to preparing our area high school students.”

This year will mark The Art Institutes’ third celebration highlighting educators’ artistic work, commitment and passion. If you’re a high school arts and/or media teacher or know of a teacher that may be interested in submitting their work, please visit http://whatteacherscreate.com for information about What Those Who Teach Can Do at The Art Institute of Houston—North.

Artwork for submission can include, but is not limited to, painting, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, audio/video, design, digital media, film, photography, illustration, culinary images, fiber, and/or fiber arts. There is a limit of one entry per participant, and all art must be exhibition-ready for immediate installation.

This year, anyone can nominate a teacher to submit their work. Once nominated, the nominee will receive an email notifying them of their nomination along with information on how to submit their artwork. Entries are being accepted, and entry deadlines vary by campus.

For all details regarding local gallery receptions, please visit http://whatteacherscreate.com.

The Art Institute of Houston—North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Houston—North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is located at 10740 North Gessner Drive, Suite 190, Houston, TX 77064. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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