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NC State Holds 10th Annual “Art to Wear” Fashion Show

What: Fourteen students from North Carolina State University will present their original designs during the 2011 Collection: “Art to Wear” fashion show. “Art to Wear” will look back at the last 10 years of the show that started at “The Pit” at the College of Design with merely a hundred spectators. “Art to Wear” now resides in Reynolds Coliseum, and hosts an audience of more than 3,500 attendants annually.

Who: The event is sponsored by NC State’s College of Design and College of Textiles. Faculty advisors are Vita Plume, associate professor of art and design, and Dr. Cynthia L. Istook, professor of textile and apparel technology and management. “Art to Wear” is also supported by local businesses, individual donors and foundations.

When: Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Where: Reynolds Coliseum on NC State’s campus. Parking is available in the Coliseum Parking Deck. If you need accessibility parking, please e-mail

Cost: The event, which is open to the public, has general admission tickets available for $5. Floor-reserved seating is available in advance at minimum donations of $15 for bleacher seats and $25 for chair seats. Second-level tickets are free to university faculty, staff and students with an I.D. Tickets are on sale at or by e-mailing

Contact: For more information about the event, contact Emily Parker at the College of Textiles, 919/515-6529 or Visit to learn more.

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