Students gear up for fashion show at Toyota
A committee of, left to right, Andre Bradley and Tina Le Blanc of the Toyota African-American Collaborative, Ontario Chapter, John Barry of The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, Wilson Johnson of Toyota African-American Collaborative, Sherry West of The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire and Carl Dameron of Dameron Communications is planning a fashion show celebrating Black History on Feb. 26 at Toyota’s North American Parts Logistics Division in Ontario.
(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) – Fashion students at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire are gearing up for the first opportunity to showcase their work, a fashion show they will put on for employees of the Toyota North American Parts Center (NAPCC) in Ontario, Calif..
The fashion show will be held on February 26, 2009 at Toyota’s North American Parts Center, 1425 Toyota Way, Ontario, Calif. 91761.
It takes place less than one year after The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire began its fashion programs. It began offering a degree in Fashion & Retail Marketing in March 2008 and a degree in Fashion Design in June 2008.
The show, which is sponsored by Toyota’s African American Collaborative, Ontario Chapter (AAC), will focus specifically on African-American fashion as part of Toyota’s observance of Black History Month 2009.
“We’re very pleased to partner with the Art Institute of California as we come together to recognize diversity within our community,” said Wilson Johnson operations manager for Toyota NAPCC.
The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Culinary Management, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Fashion Design and Retail Management, and Media Arts & Animation. There are also Associate of Science degrees in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.
It’s not too late to start the New Year at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. Courses begin Jan. 12 and classes are offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students.
For more information or a tour, call The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire at (909) 915-2100.
The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with more than 40 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.
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