Program

Art and Fashion

Panel Discussion

Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California serves artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition and representation, and a social atmosphere among peers. Their annual fashion show and fundraising event, Beyond Trend, presents a one of kind, unscripted, couture fashion performance, featuring artists from the Creative Growth studio and their designs, alongside a social event weaving together art and fashion.


Today, Tom Di Maria (Director of Creative Growth Art Center) will lead a discussion with Leigh Markopolous (Chair of CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice), Erica Tanov (Bay Area based fashion and home wear designer), and Ben Ospital (Owner, Modern Appealing Clothing), on the intersection of art and fashion and the nature of inspiration.