#connect - In collaboration with Velcro brand

October 31 – December 6, 2014

An installation by AAC alumni Lindsey M. Whittle



#connect – In collaboration with Velcro Brand
Opening Reception: Final Friday, October 31, 2014, 5-9 pm
Dance Performance by Pones, Inc. on Opening Night, 6:30 pm
Exhibition Run: October 31 – December 6, 2014
Reception and Exhibition: Free and Open to the Public

Cincinnati, OH – The Art Academy of Cincinnati is pleased to present #connect – In collaboration with Velcro Brand an interactive gallery installation that combines fashion design, collaboration, and public performance by fashion designer, performance artist, and visual artist, Lindsey M. Whittle.

Whittle employs play, change, transformation, and interactivity to inspire her audience to become active participants in her public installations. The Exhibition #connect will highlight the artist's playful spirit and will welcome others into an exhibition space that sets the stage for collaborative, interactive, whimsical creation. The nature of Velcro®, a revolutionary fabric fastener, will provide numerous possibilities in interacting with the elements of the installation. Gallery visitors will transform fabric, fashion accessories, themselves, and each other while creating works that will evolve throughout the run the exhibition.

Lindsey M. Whittle holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and she completed her Master of Design in Fashion, Body, and Garment at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. She studied Fashion Design for three years at the University of Cincinnati and taught English as a Second Language in Gifu, Japan at Ogaki Sakura High School, a school of fashion design. For more information about Lindsey M. Whittle, please visit the artist's website:

www.sparklezilla.com and visithttp://vimeo.com/100593684, which features Whittle's recent collaborative work using Velcro®.

www.velcro.com/Blog/2014/September/Lindsey-Whittle-VELCRO...

Lindsey Whittle

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