Fashion Without Fabric show a highlight of Family Weekend
April 3, 2017
With more than 100 student entries, the annual Fashion Without
Fabric show promises to be a highlight of UW-Stout’s Family Weekend, Friday
through Sunday, April 7-9.
A total of 108 designs have been entered involving more than
200 students from UW-Stout’s School of Art and Design. The designs that hit the
runway at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center can
be made of anything but traditional fabric.
The theme of this year’s show is Real Genius, based on the
MacArthur Foundation Fellows. Student designers can base a design on the body
of work by a MacArthur Fellow whether from the field of public concern, art or
Tickets for the show are sold out, but tickets to a
livestream viewing in the student center are available for $4 or at the
service desk in the student center, 715-232-1431.
Rebecca Sheahan, of Oakfield, a senior in graphic design and
interactive media, is organizing the show for the third straight year.
Without Fabric is such a compelling event because there is nothing else quite
like it. Every year I have been surprised by the unique outcomes that students
are able to create,” Sheahan said. “The show is really a culmination of the
students' work, and it is great to be able to showcase their achievement while
putting on an entertaining show.”
year attendees are invited to share their event photos using the hashtag:
The weekend includes more than two dozen events and
activities, which are geared toward students and their families but are open to
Friday’s events include a student pottery sale from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. (same times Saturday, Sunday); guided tours of the Mabel Tainter
Center for the Arts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (also Saturday); a reception for the
annual Juried Student Art Exhibit at Furlong Gallery from 4 to 6 p.m.; and the
4:51 Film Festival and Exhibition, featuring short student films, from 4:51 to
In the evening are the Monster Drawing Rally, with artwork
created and sold on site, from 6 to 9 p.m.; University Theatre’s Seussical
musical at 7:30 p.m. (also two shows Saturday); and stand-up comedy by Michael
Palascak at 8 p.m.
Features of Saturday’s schedule are:
- 9 a.m., a 5K Family Fun
Walk/Run through campus.
- 9:30 a.m. to noon, a free
pancake breakfast in the basement of McCalmont Hall, sponsored by the
Honors College Student Council.
- 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., coffee
and conversation with Chancellor Bob Meyer in Huff’s Lounge, on the lower
level of the student center.
- 1 to 2:30 p.m., a book
signing by Jerome Poling, author of the new UW-Stout history book, “An
Idea Comes of Age, 1891-2016,” at Stoutfitters on the lower level of the
- 1 to 3 p.m., Family
Trivia, sponsored by the Involvement Center, at the Terrace, on the upper
level of the student center.
- 1 to 2 p.m., a silent
auction with hotel and restaurant packages from the student chapter of the
American Hotel & Lodging Association, in ballroom C, upper level of
the student center.
- 2-4 p.m., a bean bag
tournament on the lawn south of the student center.
Baseball and softball double-headers are scheduled Saturday
For a full list of events and more details, go to the website. Families planning to attend should register in advance at the website or when
they arrive at the check-in and registration table in the Memorial Student
Center. Registration is free.
student walks the runway during the 2016 Fashion Without Fabric show. This
year’s show is Saturday, April 8.