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Fortuna: Designs by Vincent Quevedo

Start Date 20 August 2020
End Date 07 March 2021
Venue Kent State University Museum
Location Kent, USA
Designer Jim Williams
Exhibition display of dressed mannequins

KSU Museum Announces Newest Exhibition, “Fortuna: Designs by Vincent Quevedo”

KENT, OH – The Kent State University Museum’s newest exhibition, “Fortuna: Designs by Vincent Quevedo” marks the first new exhibit for the museum since its reopening in August, following the closure since March due to COVID-19. “Fortuna” is on display now and features works by award-winning designer and Kent State School of Fashion associate professor, Vincent Quevedo. “This exhibition marks 30 years of teaching and making by Vincent Quevedo. We celebrate his unique ability to bring traditional and new technologies to his process and the concept of his designs. Theatrical costumes, ready-to-wear garments and poignant quilts will delight and surprise the viewer,” said KSU Museum Director, Sarah J. Rogers. “Fortuna” refers to the goddess of luck and fate, and features recent designs and garments that explore Quevedo’s inventive experiments and manipulation of materials. Discharged fabrics, real leather against faux leather, industrial cords are all cut, patched, quilted, crocheted and transformed, embodying his willingness to be open and follow where the process will lead. About Vince Quevedo Vincent Quevedo is currently Associate Professor in Kent State University’s School of Fashion. He received his BS and MS from Southern Illinois University and an MFA in textiles from the University of Nebraska. He was born in the Philippines and his family moved to this county when he was 8 when his mother, an Olympic coach, became a Gymnastic coach at Southern Illinois University. Quevedo competed as a gymnast when he was young and that competitive spirit is evident in the many awards in the areas of fashion design, wearable art, and quilting. Most recently this includes Best in Show at RAGS Annual Design Competition Tacoma Washington, Wearable Art Competition.

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Image courtesy of Kent State University Museum. Photo by Robert Christy.