A collaboration between interior design students and an apparel student allowed UW-Stout to take home some hardware at Minneapolis’s annual Fusion + Fashion Show – first place in makeup and hair.
Entrants were challenged to create an ensemble using only materials from the building design industry. The test didn’t seem to deter the UW-Stout participants as the group attempted a design resembling the Crystal Court in Minneapolis’s IDS Tower. And the hair (the hair!) certainly speaks for itself … with the finishing piece emulating the architecture and main ceiling within the tower.
Congrats, Stout! The design team consisted of Autumn Ash, Mary Brandt (shown above!), Samantha Swanson, and Nicole Kluck.
Designed by Midwest native and design legend Aaron Draplin, this "Wonderful Wisconsin" poster captures everything great that makes up our beloved home state. It highlights all parts of Wisconsin with some of the most classic qualities like cheese, beer, and the Packers while also showcasing eccentric brag-worthy resources like famous musicians and actors that we’re proud to call our own. Whichever part of the state you show loyalty to, this print will surely make you proud. Get yours from The Local Store for $35!
Famous for its TED Talks video series, TED is a non-profit organization producing events built around sharing technology, entertainment and design – and soon TED will be featuring two UW-Stout professors. Kelly O’Brien, UW-Stout assistant professor of art and art history, has been asked to perform at this year’s Atlanta event. O’Brien plans to live sculpt an 8-foot-long sculpture during the one day event, to be installed onstage.
Physics assistant professor Matt Kuchta and will also perform at a 2013 TED event – this time at the annual TEDYouth Conference in New Orleans. Kuchta’s presentation will consist of a discussion on “Sand Science.” The event will also host a crowd of 400 or so high school students, where Kuchta will discuss what sand is, how it is formed and why sand castles stand up.