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UM art students have been invited to exhibit their work at Space One Eleven Contemporary Arts Center in Birmingham. The students are from Karen Graffeo’s special topics art course, titled “Clothing as Art,” in which students explore art and its relationship to clothing.

The UM students have made wearable art that will be modeled and shown on Project Runway #2 at the center at an event, “Order & Chaos,” scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6. The event begins at 6 p.m., with the runway presentation at 6:30 p.m.

The clothing projects explore many topics related to wearable art, and items range from garments that express the sacred to the playful, as well as clothing that makes social commentary. Garments include beautiful items, as well as sculptural and challenging wearables. Expect fashion informed by art, live music and video supporting a runway event, and above all, expect the unexpected!

This course was taught once previously and in 2007 students presented the first Montevallo Project Runway event to a packed house at this venue.

Students participating this year include Mary Hannah Barrett, Lessie Dingler, Brantley Hall, Erika Hargrove, Joseph Whitt, Jordan Spinks, Virginia Phillips, Sabrina Pearson, Pansy Nelson, Bethany Moody, Kaylyn Liner, Ian Krusinski and Halley Jones.

This event is open to the public and free of charge. Space One Eleven Contemporary Arts Center is located at 2409 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham.