January 14, 2013
Alumna Tina Greenslade Wins People’s Choice Award for Garment(Painesville, Ohio) – Lake Erie College 2012 alumna and graphic designer Tina Greenslade won the People’s Choice Award at Project Tunic during an event called MIX held Jan. 4 at The Cleveland Museum of Art. MIX takes place the first Friday of every month and features a different theme each time with activities and entertainment corresponding to the theme.
Project Tunic is a runway show of clothing inspired by ancient Andean culture. Greenslade designed a graphic repeat inspired by the geometric shapes, color and styles on the tapestry-woven tunics in the Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes exhibition. In collaboration with seamstresses at R.J. Luna and My Song Boutique in downtown Willoughby, she created three garments and entered her favorite, a maxi dress with an original pattern she designed. She won the People’s Choice award for her garment, which was voted a favorite by the viewers.
"As an artist I enjoy examining ancient cultures and their works of art. The work produced by the Wari culture speaks to my personal style through its use of pattern and color,” said Greenslade.
A total of 15 designers, artists and crafters (weavers, sewers and lacemakers) participated in the runway show during Project Tunic. Over 1,200 people were in attendance.
Greenslade currently works as a graphic designer for Blue Star Design in Ohio City. She recently participated and designed a lantern for the museum’s Winter Lights Festival. Greenslade is particularly interested in the textile industry, specifically graphic repeats and surface designs. She hopes to move forward in her field by creating original themes and artwork for clothing and home décor.