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Before coming to SCAD, Deepti Kundra spent several years working as an assistant director for both the BBC in India and for the Bollywood film industry before she went on to work in visual merchandising. Deepti's previous specialty was design, and she realized while working in other fields how much she missed the discipline.
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Iona Gonsalves first began pursuing textile design in her home country of India, where she traveled to various craft sectors to research traditional fabric arts. Her first foray into this kind of anthropological skill building was in Kollam, where she lived briefly. There, she learned lace making from the older artisans of the area, many of whom had lost their eyesight, but were still able to perform the intricate maneuvers of their craft from memory.
Christine Selvia recently earned a B.F.A. in the accessory design program. She originally planned to major in illustration; when the accessory design major launched, she switched degree tracks immediately. "I decided that it would be a wonderful step for me because it's such a niche career field," Christine says. "There are only two programs in the country, this being one of them."
"Art … can be as horrifically worthless or as earth-shakingly important as you make it. When given the opportunity to learn from people better than you, smarter than you, more experienced than you-when you're given the latest tools and knowledge base-and when you're encouraged to freely explore how to create with them, you have the best chance possible to walk a life with that terribly vague word: art." - Sam Spratt
Savannah College of Art and Design is proud to announce it will host "postHaus," the national conference of the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education association, FATE, April 3-6, at the Hyatt Regency, 2 W. Bay St.
Three SCAD Atlanta fashion students have been selected for the M. Jack Anderson Emerging Talent Award, which recognizes students who have excelled academically and distinguished themselves as creative innovators in the field of fashion design. The award will be officially announced at the National Black Arts Festival Fine Art + Fashion event March 21, at Neiman Marcus, 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE.
Iconic American furniture designer Dakota Jackson has joined Savannah College of Art and Design as honorary chair of furniture design. Jackson will mentor students from the university's undergraduate and graduate furniture design programs during his two-year appointment, continuing SCAD's mission to prepare talented students for creative careers.