Show Features RIT Student Artists Expressing their Fears in Three-Dimensional Designs

3-D Extravaganza Show to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. April 26th

Follow RITNEWS on Twitter People have fears and worries ranging from normal to extreme. Rochester Institute of Technology art and design students face their own fears and phobias for a design project culminating with the annual 3-D Extravaganza. The show will be held on the RIT campus from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, outside of room 2650 in the James E. Booth Building.

The theme of this sixth annual event is “SAFE: DESIGN OVER FEAR” and is modeled after the exhibit “SAFE: Design Takes on Risk” at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

More than 150 first-year art and design students from RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences designed and constructed a wearable or portable design addressing a personal fear—ranging from a fear of germs, public speaking, or getting burned by hot coffee to a life without love. The 3-D projects are constructed of various materials including fabric, plastic and metal.

Prizes will be awarded for the best designs. The 3-D Extravaganza is sponsored by RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Provost’s Creative Arts Fund and Student Affairs Learning Support grant.

MEDIA NOTE: In addition to the 3-D Extravaganza Show, there will be two other photo opportunities on Thursday, April 26. Students will be doing final critiques of their projects from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. in the James E. Booth Building, room 2530. Media coverage is welcome. For more information, contact Amos Scully at (585) 475-6747.