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We’re telling on Roberto Vasi

There’s a new men’s shoe line being advertised as the “Don’t ask– Don’t tell” of military style shoes.  But tell we must!   The Roberto Vasi line began as  a business partnership formed in a class taught by Accessories Design Professor Vasilios … Continue reading

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eco beauty trophies to behold

Raising of eco-consciousness has long been taking place in the perfume and cosmetics industry. Now there are awards for how well that raised awareness manifests into a meaningful response. Jewelry Design Professor Wendy Yothers recently designed four trophies, in two … Continue reading

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Romans, goddesses & cats–Vincent Arcilesi’s mix of modern life & myth

Immersion in Ancient Rome happened easily for Fine Arts professor Vincent Arcilesi while on sabbatical in Rome in 2009.  His paintings of contemporary Romans wandering about the empire, seem to suggest a total accessibility to the ancient world.  His series “Arcilesi in … Continue reading

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Suikang Zhao fires up the art in Tacony, PA

Prof. Suikang Zhao’s latest art installation, “Taokonick,” captures the grittiness and romance of firefighting and manufacturing. It’s a series of bronze and stainless steel pieces at the new Engine 38 firehouse in Tacony, PA. Prof. Zhao’s work was chosen for its permanence, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy photography to benefit artists’ relief

Two FIT photographer professors, Allison Wermager and Tim Soter, are participants in The New York Photo Festival presentation SANDY: Devastation, Document, Drive, a “visual document” of  Hurricane Sandy at the Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn.  All proceeds from the exhibit benefit artists who have had … Continue reading

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Stitcher and singer Rosario Rizzo

The gowns, dresses and a harem outfit designed by the late FIT instructor Rosario Rizzo are now on display in the Pomerantz (D) lobby. Professors Anne Kong and Glenn Sokoli of the Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design Department helped create … Continue reading

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What King Tut would have worn…

… with jewelry design professor Steven Parker’s help of course. In the old days — the very old days — people shopped for pre-owned jewelry at their favorite Egyptian tomb. A lot of that loot survives today in the wings … Continue reading

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Tis the season…

…for getting together to make gingerbread houses.  Art & Design chairs, assistant chairs, the dean and assistant dean got together for team-building and some very sweet house-building last week. Houses are being donated to storm victims from the FIT community. … Continue reading

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King of Prussia is illuminated!

One of the most exciting things about King of Prussia, PA is the town’s name. Now along with the driver’s license address “King of Prussia” (officially confirming every driver in town as royalty), you also have a community with an … Continue reading

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A residency in Provincetown

This summer photography professor Jessica Wynne was one of 20 artists selected for the Freight and Volume/DNA Summer Residency Program 2012 in Provincetown, MA. The artists’ instructions were to “create new work inspired by their environment.” The DNA Gallery recently … Continue reading

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