Harrington College of Design Announces Opening of "Space Thresholds" Gallery Show

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"Space Thresholds-The Balance of Theory and Practice in Design" is a new exhibit that will be opening to the public Friday, September 12, 2008. The exhibit is based on a journal written by members of the faculty at Harrington College of Design entitled "Space Thresholds." Admission is free.

Harrington College of Design

Space Thresholds-The Balance of Theory and Practice in Design

"Space Thresholds-The Balance of Theory and Practice in Design" is a new exhibit that will be opening to the public Friday, September 12, 2008. The exhibit is based on a journal written by members of the faculty at Harrington College of Design entitled "Space Thresholds." The writings in the journal will come alive in the gallery space of Harrington Design where the authors' original designs and art are to be exhibited. Viewers will experience an enchanting "walk" through the pages of the journal as the gallery pieces showcase the "Space Threshold" each artist or designer crossed over to inspire their creativity to flourish. Highlighted works include sketches, paintings, scaled design models of built structures, and more. Admission is free.

"Space Threshold," the first edition of many to come, was released in December 2007 and reveals faculty members' and students' pensive and captivating discussions about theory and practice in their design and art works. The discussed works are illustrated in a twenty page spread in the center pages of the journal. The beautifully illustrated, seventy-page journal, "Space Thresholds," will be on display at the exhibition and includes a description of the inspiration for "Space Thresholds," eight essays that examine the subject of theory and practice, and an ancient Persian poem found in an essay by Louis Kahn. The Journal will be available for sale at the gallery.

The exhibition is located at Harrington College of Design, 200 West Madison Street 1st Floor, Chicago, IL and has been organized and designed by architect and faculty member, Constantine Vasilios and Harrington students. The show will continue to be open to the public through the end of September.

About Harrington College of Design:
Harrington College of Design is a four-year college that offers flexible scheduling for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design, an Associate of Applied Science degree in Interior Design or Digital Photography and a new Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Design. Harrington is committed to creating the next generation of design professionals to lead and serve the global community.

Harrington has been a member of Chicago's design and higher education communities since 1931. Located at 200 W. Madison St., Harrington seeks to foster an environment that maximizes students' intellectual and artistic potential. The majority of the faculty is practicing interior designers, architects, photographers and fine art professionals.
Harrington is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and bachelor'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 baccalaureate and associate 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 for a period of 6 years.

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

Contact:
Andrea Meyer
847-585-3937

Harrington College of Design
200 W. Madison, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
312.939.4975
http://www.harringtoncollege.com

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