Author Archives: Rachel Ellner

Dean Arbuckle’s Advice for a “Hot Town” — August in the City

Dear Art and Design Students, It is indeed “Hot Town. Summer in the City,” as the 60s song goes! But if you pace yourself you’ll be able to take advantage of much that New York City has to offer in … Continue reading

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The Greening of Distressed Jeans

Report from the Summer Institute on Sustainability in Fashion & Textiles Jorg Hartmann, from machinery vendor Stoll, started his talk by showing copies of a well-worn 1880s pair of jeans bought at auction for $60,000. The jeans were copied and … Continue reading

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Paul Dillinger of Levi Strauss kicks off Summer Sustainability Institute

Acting Associate Dean Sass Brown welcomed three dozen industry members to the second annual Sustainability and Textiles Summer Institute June 8. The four-day program introduces designers and others from around the world to practical ways of minimizing the industry’s carbon … Continue reading

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Junior Show a Graphical Success

The Graphic Design Junior Show in May–referred to as “the student production”–inventively showcased work that ranged from conceptual, to what might be found in a retail environment.  Two sections of graphic design juniors worked together to create an exhibit flow that … Continue reading

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A-list Critics for Photography Juniors

When it comes to having your accomplishments acknowledged, being a college junior can be like that of a middle child. “The seniors have a graduating show. The associate degree students have a show. What the juniors need is feedback,” says Photography … Continue reading

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SUNY Chancellor Award winner Darlene Levy-Birnbaum

Definition of SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence:  “A system-level honor conferred to acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence.” Definition of 2015 SUNY Chancellor Award Winner for Excellence in … Continue reading

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Finishing touches. Fine Arts graduating student show opens May 6

This year’s Fine Arts thesis exhibit, “Not Gonna Hold Your Hand,” includes the work of the 17 BFA graduating seniors. The “defiant and exultant” title,  says Prof. Joel Werring, was chosen by the students. It suggests “This is my life. … Continue reading

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It’s Not Pulp Fiction…But Could Be. Fine Arts students assist visiting artist at The Studio Museum in Harlem

Print is not dead, and a redesign by Fine Arts students and featured artist Samuel Levi Jones at The Studio Museum in Harlem on March 29 will help keep it alive.  The Fine Arts department’s Urban Studio club members assisted Jones … Continue reading

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Sustainable Kornit printing powers student competition

Striking colors and innovative fabric designs, all addictive to the eye, filled the room. The students’ excitement was palpable as well. At yesterday’s announcement of the winners of the Kornit Design Challenge, Textile/Surface Design seniors shared their perceptions and spoke of the … Continue reading

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