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Models on the catwalk at 2019 Fashion Fusion Show at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Harris County Public Library is very excited to bring to you an exhibit of original fashion designs created by Houston Community College students for Fashion Fusion, a partnership between HCC and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston that culminates each year in a fashion show at MFAH. This year, students designed garments inspired by the recent Van Gogh exhibition. The designs draw on themes that represent the most prominent stages of Van Gogh's life,  Inception, Awakening, Euphoria, and Melancholy.   

Four HCPL branches have pieces on display from December 5 through January 22: Aldine Branch Library, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, Kingwood Branch Library, and Maud Smith Marks Branch Library

In association with the exhibits, branches are presenting a variety of programs

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library

Friday, Jan 3, 2:15 PM
I Want to be a Designer When I Grow Up!: A Pre-school Career Fair - Bring your 3 to 5-year-old to explore his/her creativity by dressing up, walking the catwalk, and designing their own cutout outfit!. Tickets are required and are available, FREE, 30 minutes before the program.

Monday, December 23. 2 - 4:00 PM.
Freeman Sewing Social - Sewing is fun, but it’s even better with friends! At the Freeman Sewing Social, you can meet new sewing buddies while you work on your own project. Whether you’re in the prepping, cutting, stitching, or finishing stage, join us for a delightful time: listen to soft tunes, and mingle.
Please note: this program is not an instructional class but rather an opportunity to get social with your sewing! Bring your own sewing machine, project, and necessary tools. Needlecrafters, jewelry makers, and other crafters welcome!
The following items will be available in the program room for you to use: tables and chairs; irons; tabletop ironing boards; large cutting mats; rotary cutters; and extension cords. Register here.

Wednesday, January 15, 7:00 PM
Van Gogh Painting Program - Join us in creating a painting to take home inspired by the work of Vincent Van Gogh.  Materials will be provided.  Registration Required. Call library for details: (832) 927-5420.

Maud Smith Marks Branch Library

Tuesday, January 14, 2:00 PM - 
DIY WorkshopHave old tissue paper lying around the house? Recycle it and use it to dye a scarf! Join us to take plain white silk scarves and dye them with different colored tissue paper. Adult program. Registration required.

Wednesday, January 22.  2:00 PM:
HistoryMakers - We will be upcycling old t-shirts and making tote bags.  Please bring an old shirt you wouldn’t mind cutting up. Adult program. Registration Required. We're sorry. Registration is closed.

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