Salt Lake City Comic Con has steadily been increasing in popularity since it began in September of 2013. This year, Salt Lake Community College students and faculty will be showing off what the Fashion and Fine Arts programs have to offer.
Many of the departments from the School of Arts, Communication & Media will be participating in some way during the 2014 Comic Con experience.
“There are going to be people who are not from Utah that [Salt Lake] Comic Con will attract to the [Fashion Program],” says Mojdeh Sakaki, director of the Fashion Institute Program.
People like alumnus Cherylene Rosenvall will be bringing attention to the school’s Fashion Institute program. Rosenvall will demonstrate her abilities as a costume designer on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salt Lake Community College booth.
She will be showcasing her talents by running demonstrations that include making hats and embellishments. Additionally, there will be models showcasing ten steam punk costumes that she designed personally.
There will be students and models handing out brochures and flyers designed by students from the School of Arts in an effort to attract new interest in the college.
This year, the School of Arts, alongside the Fashion Institute, hopes to bring new and prospective students into the fields of art and fashion by showcasing the talent of current and former students in an effort to show what the college has to offer.
Salt Lake Community College is developing new curriculum in the costume genre. This field is an up and coming project as well an incorporation that is unique to Salt Lake Community College.
Comic Con, being a very natural place for people interested in the pursuit of fashion and visual arts, helps to make it a prime place for students to receive recognition.
During the Fantasy Con Fashion Show last year three students from the Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute took not only first place but also second and third. Their wins gave a high degree of recognition to both the Fashion Institute and the instructors, as well as the students who took part in the show.
There is a wide range of publicity that is directed to Salt Lake City and Utah respectively for movies, production, art, and performance. Comic Con will likely bring an increasing amount of attention to both the students in the programs offered at Salt Lake Community College and to the programs themselves.