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New York Textile Designer Lectures at Florida Tech Oct. 8

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology will host “Contemporary Textile Design” Oct. 8 as part of The Friends of Textiles Lecture Series. The lecture will be in the Denius Student Center’s Hartley Room at 7 p.m.

Wook Kim, a Brooklyn-based textile designer, will be the guest speaker. Born in Seoul, Korea, his passion for textile design began as a student at the Rhode Island School of Design where he teaches textile art. Also an artist and graphic designer, he worked at Sunbury Textile Mills in New York and graduated with a master’s degree in fine arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.

Kim also designs unique wallpaper art that incorporates animal and exotic motifs, which is available at MatterNYC and MatterBrooklyn design stores. He is inspired largely by the aesthetics of his home country as well as other Asian art forms. His work has been displayed at galleries in New York City, Provincetown, Ma., Washington state, and Seoul and has been critically acclaimed by the New York Times and Elle Décor. Samples of his art are available at http://www.wookkim.com.

Tickets are $10 for the general public; the lecture is free to Friends of Textiles members and Florida Tech students. For more information, visit http://textiles.fit.edu or contact Carla Funk at (321) 674-8313, or at cfunk@fit.edu.

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