UA-1688115-3
Home » Entries posted by Kelcie McCurdy
Stories written by KelcieMcCurdy
I am a fashion designer from Northwest Oregon. I moved to Chicago at age 17 to attend Columbia College. For the past three years, Chicago has been my home and inspiration. I chose to major in fashion design because it is a form of art that people can truly connect with. We use it to alter the way others view us and the way we view ourselves. In addition to fashion design, I also have a love for writing. I hope to utilize both of these skills by one day working for a fashion publication. http://kelciemccurdy.virb.com/
Unicoi Studio Turns Art Class into a Carnival

Unicoi Studio Turns Art Class into a Carnival

A painting of a tree stretches up the lime-green wall of Unicoi Art Studio; its swirling branches curl into tendrils. Clay dolls of Darth Vader, the Cat in the Hat and Hello Kitty congregate on a shelf. Nora Stewart, the studio’s founder, flits across the room, assembling supplies for the next project and tying paint-spattered […]

Graffiti Zone Provides Creative Outlet for Students in At-Risk Neighborhood

Comments Off on Graffiti Zone Provides Creative Outlet for Students in At-Risk Neighborhood
Graffiti Zone Provides Creative Outlet for Students in At-Risk Neighborhood

On the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue, surrounded by empty lots and boarded up storefronts, there is a safe haven for children who are trying to escape the violence and gang activity taking place on the street outside. It is easy to miss. The doors are painted over and boarded up, and the doorknobs […]

Continue reading …

Photographer Documents Chicago’s Alleyways and Abandoned Buildings

Comments Off on Photographer Documents Chicago’s Alleyways and Abandoned Buildings
Photographer Documents Chicago’s Alleyways and Abandoned Buildings

Zac Lowing likes to say that he is commiserating with the beat-up and rusty. He is a street photographer who documents the abandoned and unnoticed in obscure places using only his Samsung Galaxy S2. Though he is braver than most when it comes to exploring dark alleys, his most recent commission has him frozen with […]

Continue reading …

Fast Fashion: An Unrealistic View of the Cost of Making Clothing

Comments Off on Fast Fashion: An Unrealistic View of the Cost of Making Clothing
Fast Fashion: An Unrealistic View of the Cost of Making Clothing

News, ideas and trends spread more quickly today than ever thanks to the widespread use of the Internet. Especially in the fashion world, this has changed the way corporations operate. When consumers can live-stream New York fashion week from home, they want the physical manifestations of new trends delivered to them as quickly as possible. […]

Continue reading …

Chicago Toy and Game Group Turns Fashion into Playtime

Comments Off on Chicago Toy and Game Group Turns Fashion into Playtime
Chicago Toy and Game Group Turns Fashion into Playtime

“It’s the ultimate unconventional challenge.” This is how Project Runway star Peach Carr describes the PlayCHIC fashion show produced each year by the Chicago Toy and Game Group (ChiTAG). PlayCHIC is a fashion show that focuses on fun. It pairs fashion designers with toy and game makers to create an original, imaginative and playful look. […]

Continue reading …