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An Evening with Project Runway's Valerie Mayen

October 27, 2011
Location: Daley Dining Hall

An Evening with Project Runway's Valerie Mayen
Thursday, October 27, 2011, 7 - 9 PM
Daley Dining Hall

Mayen's journey into fashion began when she was born into a Guatemalen household in Corpus Christi, Texas. Turning hand-me downs into covered fashions as a child, she would find herself trekking all over the continent to get her undergraduate degree in illustration and graphic design as a young adult. She landed in Cleveland, Ohio,studying at both the Cleveland Institute of Art and Virginia Marti College of Art and Design. Having ventured into fashion coats, fabulously versatile accessories and brilliantly sewn couture. After being turned down for season seven of Project Runway, Valerie remained committed to the selection process and was chosen as a contestant for season eight. "I did the show not just for the months of exposure it'll get Yellowcake, but for my family, friends and interns that have believed in me and supported me each step of the way. I also did it for Cleveland! I want people to see the potential and talent this city has."

Following the conversation, attendees can view a Project-Runway-style competition for Ursuline College Fashion & Art students. Two lucky students will win a $500 scholarship. Guest judges include Valerie Mayen, Independent Fine Artist, Lissa Bockrath Shapiro and WKYC Reporter, Maureen Kyle.

Admission $20/Person; Current UC Students $5 with Student ID
Desserts and coffee will be served. Valet parking available.
Click here to register for the event.

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