Students receive national attention for apparel design, special art

Design work by three UW-Stout students has received national recognition.
Design work by three UW-Stout students has received national recognition.
November 5, 2017
Anne Cops’ award-winning design turns a women’s swimsuit top into a safety vest; it inflates with a pull tab.
Anne Cops’ award-winning design turns a women’s swimsuit top into a safety vest; it inflates with a pull tab. / Contributed Photo

Anne Cops received a high honor in an apparel design contest. Claire Kayser and Andrea White had their metals and contemporary art jewelry works chosen for national exhibits.

Apparel design

Anne CopsCops, of Menomonie, was awarded an honorable mention in the Concept 2 Consumer Student Design contest sponsored by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists.

The AATCC named first and second places and two honorable mentions after reviewing 56 entries from 14 colleges and universities.

Cops, a senior in apparel design and development, designed a tankini swimsuit top that can inflate into a life jacket.

It’s designed for women who want the safety of a life jacket without looking like they are wearing one. The swimsuit has a hidden manual inflation system that inflates when the wearer pulls a tab.

Metals and jewelry design

Kayser and White had their works chosen for the national juried exhibit, /kyōōb/, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa. The exhibit features 25 pieces from 72 that were entered.

Claire KayserKayser, of La Crosse, had three works chosen: “Silver,” “Waking Up with Silver” and “Preparation with Silver.” She is a senior in studio art.

White, of Menomonie, had one piece included, “Contribution.” She is majoring in studio art.

In another juried exhibit that closed Friday, Oct. 7, Kayser was one of 17 students from nine schools featured in the New School 2 exhibit at the Pearl Conard Art Gallery on the Mansfield, Ohio, campus of Ohio State University. The exhibit featured cutting-edge undergraduate art.

Earlier this year, Kayser had her work “My Fur Spoon” chosen for the Wisconsin Artists Biennial exhibit at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend.

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Photos

Second: Anne Cops 

Bottom: Claire Kayser


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