Harrington College of Design Student Government Hosts Imagine 2010

Students host art auction to benefit charity.

  • (1888PressRelease) October 28, 2010 - The Harrington College of Design Student Government (HCDSG) is proud to present the sixth annual Imagine community art auction on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, Ill. Art work of all skill levels, all sizes and all media will be on display, including: Prints, paintings, jewelry, pottery, sculptures, clothing, photography and graphics.

    Imagine is a HCDSG-founded art auction , and this year, the proceeds from Imagine will benefit Design Industries Fighting Aids Foundation (DIFFA), one of the country's largest supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk.

    "Imagine provides a tremendous opportunity for the Chicago design community to come together, while raising awareness and giving back to a worthy cause," said Erik Parks, president of Harrington.

    Merging care and commerce, DIFFA supporters come from all fields of design and visual arts, including: Architecture, fashion design,interior design, photography, industrial design and consumer product design.

    Prior to the event, all artwork will be collected and voted on by faculty and staff at Harrington to determine "Best in Show" in each category. All artwork will be on display during the event and the "Best in Show" pieces will be sold in an exciting, live auction. All other pieces will be sold in a silent auction. The event will take place at The Center on Halsted with a VIP reception beginning at 5 p.m. Please see below for complete event information:

    Date: Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
    Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m. VIP reception
    6:00 -9:00 p.m. Open Reception
    Location: The Center on Halsted
    3656 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, Ill.

    Invitees: Alumni, current students, faculty, staff, design community, current employers and DIFFA supporters.

    For additional event information and to learn about becoming an event sponsor, please contact Lindsay Fulton at (312)334-6251 or LFulton ( @ ) harringtoncollege dot com dot

    About Harrington College of Design
    Established in 1931, Harrington College of Design is a four-year college that seeks to foster an environment that maximizes students' intellectual and artistic potential. Offering a master of interior design, master of arts in interior design, bachelor of fine arts in interior design, communication design, and commercial photography and an associate of applied sciences in interior design and digital photography, Harrington is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; additional information is available at 312-263-0456 or www.ncahlc.org.

    Additionally, Harrington is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor's and master's degrees. Harrington is recognized as a private college by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and is authorized by the IBHE to confer associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. The Interior Design Program leading to the bachelor of fine arts degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER). Harrington College of Design recently received re-accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. Harrington is part of the Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO). Harrington does not guarantee employment or salary.

    For more information on Harrington College of Design, call 312.939.4975 or visit www.harringtoncollege.com

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