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Currently on View: Functional Art: Furniture Inspired by Textiles

On display May 19 – August 18
The pieces in this exhibition were created by students in DS 220: Design Fundamentals II. Called “functional art,” each of these projects was based on a textile selected from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. Whether it was the history, color, structural design, country of origin, or pattern, each student found unique inspiration from their chosen textile and incorporated it into their beautiful – yet functional – work of art. HLATC is proud to showcase these projects alongside the textiles that inspired them.

DS 220: Design Fundamentals II Functional art

Coming up

Marimekko: Bringing Joy to Everyday Life
September 8 – November 19, 2017
The name Marimekko instantly brings to mind bright, colorful, and bold patterns that have become synonymous with Finnish design. This exhibition will feature a dozen Marimekko fabrics from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection.

The Memory Project: Faces of Joy
September 18 – November 19, 2017
This exhibition, sponsored by The Memory Project based in Middleton, will feature 70 portraits of Syrian children living in refugee camps in Jordan. Humanitarian aid agencies provided the organization with photographs and the names of the children being portrayed. The photographs were then distributed to high school art students who created portable portraits of the children.

2017 Harris Lecture
November 6, 2017
The speaker for the 25th Annual Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture Series will be Noa Raviv, an emerging Israeli fashion artist and designer. Noa’s clothing designs combine traditional handmade and machine made techniques with 3D printing and laser cutting to create captivating sculptural elements ranging from the ethereal to the whimsical.

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