Art as fashion club struts its stuff for charity

By Danielle Miccio
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November 29, 2012

On Thursday, December 6, the Art as Fashion Club in conjunction with the Performing and Visual Arts Department will present the 3rd Annual Fashion Walk and Charity Auction. The event will feature a textile and jewelry runway show. Walking the runway to model the student made creations will be community and faculty members. Such models include Max McGee, Smith Hall Director; Vance McCoy, Visual and Performing Arts Professor; Jackie Whitling, Chemistry Professor; and many more. Cat Cumming, a sophomore art major and returning model said, “[It] is lot of fun and everyone gets a good laugh out of seeing their professors on stage.”

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These scarves are an example of the scarves that will be for sale at the Fashion Walk and Charity Auction.

Following the runway show will be the charity auction. The auction will feature textiles such as bandanas and hand-dyed scarves. The auction will also feature art-shirts, which are donated shirts that have been recycled and remade with decorative embroidery designs. These creations are predominantly student-made.  Art professor and Art as Fashion Club advisor Melinda Hodge states, “Please come out to the fashion show and charity auction. All of the proceeds go to help out First Nations.”

First Nations, or First Nations Community Health Source, is a charity dedicated to helping Native American communities in American southwest. It is a community based clinic and health center that addresses the needs of Native Americans and other minority populations, specifically in New Mexico. The charity specializes in services relating specifically to physical, emotional, social and spiritual therapies as well as other health services. Their purpose is to help strengthen the Native American communities as a whole.

“This show started as a way to showcase the student work from fabric and fibers and jewelry students as well as gave us the opportunity to give support to First Nations,” Hodge explains. Students in this club put on this fashion walk and charity auction annually in an effort to help out the Native American communities with their efforts. “It’s fun, and everyone should come,” Cummings advertises.

The fashion walk and charity auction will be held in the Parson Union Building Multi-Purpose Room/Eagle Wing Café. The event will run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The event is free but remember your money so you can bid on the fashion pieces. If you have any further questions please contact Art as Fashion Club President, Candy Price at or Professor Melinda Hodge at


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