KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 8, 2010) –– This March, high school students with a passion for art can spend a weekend on the campus of the Kansas City Art Institute and get a better feel for what it would be like to be a college student. They also will have a chance to study with emerging artists who are gaining a national profile in fields such as fashion and photography. As a bonus, they can meet other students from around the region who share their passion for art.
“Fashion as Art” will be taught by Peggy Noland, a Kansas City fashion designer and lecturer in KCAI’s fiber department. In 2001, Noland began her own clothing label, Peggy Noland-Kansas City. After gaining momentum wholesaling her clothing to boutiques nationwide, Noland opened her own boutique in 2006 in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District and another in Berlin in 2009. She has been featured in international and national magazines and websites such as WWD, Dazed and Confused, The New York Times, Elle, Nylon, Vogue, Spin, Glamour and GenArt. Noland has outfitted band members from Fischerspooner, CSS, Tilly and the Wall and SSION.
About the Kansas City Art Institute
The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent four-year college of art and design awarding the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with majors in animation, art history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, digital media, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing. KCAI hosts “Current Perspectives,” a free public lecture series; free exhibitions at the H&R Block Artspace gallery; and evening, weekend and summer classes in art, design, multimedia studies and desktop publishing for children, youth and adults. For more information, visit KCAI on the Web at www.kcai.edu.