| As the first task of their
fourth and final year, students at Arizona State University's (ASU)
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Interior Design program
begin their studies learning about domestic abuse from clients and
staff with the City of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center (FAC). The
students then are challenged to design and build a chair that is
both inspired by an artist or artistic movement and makes a statement
about the impact of domestic violence on families. The Southwest
Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
lends its professional talent and financial support through a scholarship
awarded to the winning design team.
During the five-week course, under the direction of faculty associate
Marci Lange, IIDA, FM Solutions, the students are given the challenge
of designing and building the chairs with a budget of $100 plus
donations. The chair designs are unique and inspiring. The students
pick an artist from which to create inspiration, and the results
are as varied as the selections. This project increases awareness
about domestic violence and the support offered by the Family Advocacy
Center. It is particularly important to the students and is their
way of giving back to the community through creative design.
While the students are hard at work, the FAC Fundraising Committee,
with the help of its many sponsors and partners, is organizing the
CHAIRity gala event.
CHAIRity 2011 Event and Auction
"Sit a Moment, Open Your Heart to Victims of Violence"
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Phoenix Art Museum
Central Avenue and McDowell Road
Tickets are $135 per person. Various levels of corporate sponsorship
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://chairity2011.eventbrite.com