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April 12, 2012

Lake Erie College BFA Candidate to Display Fashion Collection

(Painesville, OH) – Lake Erie College spring 2012 bachelor of fine arts candidate Christina Greenslade will display her collection, "Eye for Design,” at an opening reception Thursday, April 12 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the B.K. Smith Gallery in Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts.

Each year, BFA visual arts candidates install their work and handle all curatorial and preparatory tasks for their exhibits, including lighting and arrangement of artwork. Candidates also produce publicity materials such as invitations and artist statements.

Greenslade has worked particularly hard towards this invaluable opportunity. She will display a unique collection of design pieces involving textiles, graphics, fashion, photography, print and a mix of functional design pieces created during her senior year.

Greenslade carefully selected, blended and printed each fabric using computer design software and marketing research. She then created a detailed sketch for each piece in order to focus on continuity of style. With the help of a professional fashion designer who constructed the pieces, she was able to learn the basics of pattern drafting.

"The overall message in my collection refers to the study of DNA reflected through the fabrics. I have always had an interest in fabric and garment design, and I would like to continue my passion as textile designer or apparel graphic designer,” said Greenslade.

Greenslade attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, completing the foundation studies program in 2001. She also received an associate degree in graphic design from Lakeland Community College in 2008.

As a non-traditional student, Greenslade initially lived and worked in New York City as a costume design intern for Anti-Gravity Productions, painting and constructing costumes for the Broadway show, "Crash Test Dummies.” While in New York City, Greenslade also participated in an extensive acting program focusing on the famous "Meisner” technique, under the direction of a former student of American actor Sanford Meisner.

Greenslade has also developed additional freelance design and event graphics for Coral Reef Sailing Apparel in Lebanon, Pa. and prepress, variable data printing and graphic design projects for Captiva Direct Inc. in Mentor, Ohio and Jones Printing Services Inc. in Eastlake, Ohio.

The opening reception is free and open to the community. An artist talk will begin at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Christina Greenslade at tinagreenslade@me.com. Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts is easily accessible from the Lake Erie College campus, 391 W. Washington Street, Painesville. Free parking is available at the Gillett Street entrance.
 
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