"Plein-air" to showcase original work of fashion design students

  • Harper College News Bureau
  • May 2, 2017

2016 Harper Fashion ShowHarper College will hold its annual fashion show showcasing the original work of talented fashion design students.

This year’s show, “Plein-air,” will take place at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, in the Performing Arts Center on the College’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

Plein-air refers to a style of painting that is executed outdoors and represents a direct response to the scene or subject in front of the artist. It embraces spontaneity, air and natural light. Monet, Renoir and Sargent were all notable plein-air artists.

With that idea in mind, Harper students are using this theme as a play on color and texture. The show will also exhibit paintings from local Plein-air artist Frankie Johnson.

2016 Harper Fashion Show - students walking runwayThe daytime show also includes the Harper Challenge competition featuring design work by area high school students. The cost is $5 for students and kids under 18, and $10 for adults.

Tickets to the evening show are $20 for students and $25 for adults. A $50 VIP package includes two complimentary drinks and appetizers starting an hour before show time.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the WINGS organization, which provides domestic violence shelter and counseling services.

For tickets, contact the Harper College Box Office at 847.925.6100 or harpercollege.edu/boxoffice.