Irwin Library celebrated its 50th birthday on Sept. 9 with cake, a fashion show, and a photo exhibit. More information and pictures from the exhibit are at http://irwinlibrary50.omeka.net/
Senior Kelsey Nylin, a theatre major, outfitted the students, staff, and friends who served as models for the 1960s fashions. In this picture, left to right, are Nick Gehrick, Kendra Zusag, and Kyra Rudolph.
The fashion show, mannequins of costumes, and all costumed actors were Nylin’s senior capstone project. She began working with Assistant Professor of Theatre Wendy Meaden in June by doing extensive visual research. They then pulled costumes from Butler Theatre’s costume stock, did a call out for willing actors, and fit each actor individually. The project combined design, historical research, curation, and preservation of vintage pieces, fitting actors, and running a “wardrobe” crew on the day of the event. Pictured here are Monique Wise, Jennie Jones, and Hannah Martin.