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University graduate takes card players through the seasons with design

Alexander Chin, 2011 alumnus, has designed SEASONS, an artistic series of playing cards that mimic that passing of time. After using private funding and crowd-sourcing such as Kickstarter, Chin hopes to release the sets by the holiday season.
September 29, 2014

The playing cards that Alexander Chin designs aren’t suited for college drinking games. Instead, the cards are made as collectors’ items, valued for their artistic appeal. Chin is the creator and...

Made Fest 2014 doubles in vendors, adds extra day

Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage Shop was one of 26 vendors at Made Fest's inaugural festival on Sept. 28, 2013. 
September 25, 2014

While Made Fest may have been a dash in last year’s Pygmalion Festival, this year it is a main ingredient. Nearly 50 vendors will line The Highdive Outdoor Annex with booths featuring vintage and handmade...

BARE project challenges stereotypes of beauty

The BARE Project features photographs of women's bodies paired with a write-up from the subject that shares her personal experiences with body image. The collection will be on display at the Indi Go Artist Co-Op until Tuesday.
August 27, 2014

Often, images in the media portray societal standards of beauty that do not reflect the average individual. In spite of this issue, three local women, Anna Longworth, Alisa Greene, and Emily Otnes took...

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