Eileen Fisher™ and Akira™ Among Featured Designers for the Thyck Troupe Organization's 'The Abstract of ThYck' in Chicago, IL

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Major labels feature collections, alongside local designers & boutiques, for Chicago-based, non-profit performing arts event.

Hosted by Grossinger City Autoplex, two non-profit organizations - the ThYck Troupe™ and I Am You, Inc. - are partnering to present "The Abstract of ThYck”, a fashion and live music exhibition.

“The Abstract of ThYck” will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, beginning at 6:00pm with a red carpet reception, and a 7:00pm show time. Grossinger City Autoplex is located at 1530 N. Dayton Ave, Chicago, IL 60642.

Major sponsors of this exhibition include Grossinger, AKIRA, The Pampered Chef, the WNBA’s Chicago Sky, Eileen Fisher, Garrett Popcorn Shops, Flirty Girl Fitness and Daily Venus Diva Magazine.

The exhibition’s theme, “The Abstract of ThYck” emphasizes originality, boldness and innovation within the performing arts, and features the dynamic repertoire of member artists from the ThYck Troupe Organization - 501(c)3, performing arts company for full-figured women.

Audiences will enjoy fashion showcases from Eileen Fisher, AKIRA, Lane Bryant, GiGi Hill and more, accompanied by live musical performances from Chicago artists Obisoulstar and Las Bompleneras. Guest raffles include Chicago Sky tickets, a Talidis mink jacket, and a 2012 Chevy Sonic, courtesy of Grossinger City Autoplex.

“It is our desire to show the youth of Chicago that art has endless possibilities… and so do they,” says Tressa Thomas, Founder & Artistic Director of ThYck Troupe Organization, NFP. “Along with our charity partner - I Am You, Inc. - We share the vision of developing artistic strategies that combat the threats of academic failure, violence, poverty and disenfranchisement in our youth. We seek to educate, energize, encourage and empower, using the arts as our vehicle for change."

To purchase tickets, visit http://www.abstractofthyck.com or call (847) 582-0555. General Admission tickets are $25.00 and VIP tickets are $50.00 and $100.00. Proceeds from this exhibition will support the collective efforts of ThYck Troupe™ and I Am You, Inc. programs, educating the public on the importance of arts education for the youth in our communities.


If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Tressa Thomas, please contact the ThYck Troupe Organization’s media department at (847) 582-0555 or email Media Coordinator Davinia Gordon at info(at)thycktroupechicago(dot)com.

ThYck Troupe™ is a 501(c)3, performing arts company based in Chicago, IL where "curvy" women can not only pursue modeling careers, but partake in expanded training and development courses, health & wellness workshops, confidence-building seminars and talent showcases for the general public in a variety of venues across the country. On March 29, 2012, the ThYck Troupe was honored by BLOOMINGDALE’S (900 North Michigan Shops) as a progressive and innovative non-profit organization in Chicago. Founder Tressa Thomas will be a featured as a guest speaker for Andrea Metcalf’s "Women’s Dream Conference”, at Centered Chef on April 13, 2012. — http://www.thycktroupe.com

"Beautifully simple clothing designed to move with real life”. Eileen Fisher, Inc. is a women’s clothing company known for balancing the timeless with the modern, and function with beauty. The company has over 800 employees, consists of over 56 retail stores, and operates in fifteen states. In 2011 the company expanded outside the US, opening its first store in Vancouver, Canada with plans to launch in Britain. — http://www.eileenfisher.com/

With outposts all over Chicago, AKIRA features standout labels such as Jeffrey Campbell shoes, For Love and Lemons, Mink Pink, Senso shoes, OCC Lip Tar, One Teaspoon, Jessica Simpson shoes, Melissa footwear, and BCBG. — http://www.shopakira.com

I AM YOU is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization, based in Chicago, IL, that engages and empowers young women, ages 16 to 24, in the areas of mentoring, etiquette, college preparation and comprehensive career development. The I AM YOU program also provides a live, internal business model enterprise with the development of the RED DOT Resale Shop. — http://www.iamyounfp.org

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