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Una's Hshd Department To Host Shoals Designer Showcase

Sep. 29, 2017

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

By Bryan Rachal
University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.-The University of North Alabama's Connie D. McKinney Department of Human Sciences, Hospitality, and Design is set to host the Shoals Designer Showcase, Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., at Singin' River Live.

The showcase will consist of a fashion show featuring apparel by local designers Billy Reid, Natalie Chanin and the late Marigail Mathis. In addition, student work will also be shown, as the event is being led by UNA Merchandising students.

"As instructors, we're lucky that Florence and the Shoals have such dynamic fashion talent, "said Laura McKee, an instructor in the UNA Department of Human Sciences, Hospitality, and Design. "So we try to maximize the impact that can have on our students and we think this fashion show is a great way to do that. It gives our students a chance to see how shows are put together, and they also get to show off their work alongside these talented designers," she said.

The event will also feature hors d'oeuvres served by the UNA Culinary department during each intermission. A silent auction is being held before, and during the show featuring items from local businesses.

Tickets are $15 for students (must show MANE card at the door), $30 for general admission in advance or $40 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.

For more information:https://www.una.edu/merchandising/shoals-designer-showcase.html, ShoalsDesignerShowcase.brownpapertickets.com, Facebook.com/ShoalsDesignerShowcase or Instagram.com/unafashionshowcase


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA also operates arenownedcollegiate athletic program in NCAA Division II's Gulf South Conference.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.