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News Bites: Fashion Studies Program Collaborating with West Michigan Opera Project

Posted February 10, 2016 in StudentFacultyAlumniNews BitesFashion StudiesInterior Design

Lori Faulkner, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Fashion Studies program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD), recently forged a collaboration with West Michigan Opera Project that’s giving students the opportunity to create original fashion illustrations for the Grand Rapids-based non-profit.

Fashion Studies studentsFashion Studies students display the illustrations they created for West Michigan Opera Project's upcoming production of "The Marriage of Figaro"

West Michigan Opera Project, which counts KCAD alumna Viviana Kloostra (’03, Interior Design) among its members, works to increase the accessibility of opera in West Michigan by providing free concerts and operas to the local community and giving singers of all ages a chance to develop their talents through workshop and performance opportunities.

Students in the Fashion Illustration II class, taught by adjunct instructor Kelly Muschiana, have been working with the organization to create fashion illustrations for an upcoming production of the classic Mozart opera “The Marriage of Figaro.”

Fashion Studies student holding illustration(above and below): a closer look at some of the students' work

The students’ work will be on display on Friday, February 12 from 6:30-10pm at First (Park) Congregational Church during the West Michigan Opera Project’s Benefit Concert and Silent Auction. The silent auction begins at 6:30pm, while the concert begins at 7:30pm. All of the evening’s activities are free and open to the public.

For more information on the KCAD Fashion Studies program, visit kcad.edu/fashionstudies.

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