Fluorescent Fridays: Exploring Color’s Role in Visual Storytelling Experiences

  • 26 Apr 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • virtual
  • 279


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Join us as University of Kentucky Professor Dr. Elizabeth Easter and her seminar students present their semester projects on how color and lighting choices impact play, ceremony, and retail experiences. The students will present visual stories for Crayola products, the pomp and circumstance of graduation regalia, and impact of lighting installations in retail environments.

WHO University students and faculty
Friday April 26, 2024, 1-2PM Eastern US time


  • Dr. Elizabeth Easter holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Textile Science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is a Professor in the School of Human and Environmental Sciences in the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Kentucky. She teaches Textiles for Consumers, Research Methods, and directs graduate students. Her applied research in textile science focuses on protective clothing, laundry process innovation, and textile and apparel product quality evaluation. Dr. Easter is responsible for the Textile Testing Laboratory that provides contractual fee-based services to more than 50 corporations and organizations to test textiles during product development and to evaluate performance and durability. A significant accomplishment of the laboratory is that it employs both graduate and undergraduate students, enabling them to obtain problem-solving
    skills and experience researching industry problems.

  • Sarah Barbosa is a graduating senior in the Merchandising, Apparel & Textiles (MAT) program at the University of Kentucky. She has interned as a textile quality engineer at Medline Industries and has been accepted as a MAT graduate student while completing a dual undergraduate degree in Interior Design.
  • Maddy Sauca is a graduating senior in the Merchandising, Apparel & Textiles program with a minor in Visual Studies. She interned at Romualdo (high-end men’s suits) in Ohio and plans to return to her hometown in Maryland to pursue a job in fashion marketing or social media.
  • Madeline Turbyville is a graduating senior with a double major in Merchandising, Apparel & Textiles, and Marketing. In 2023, she completed a fashion internship with the Arete Showroom in Milan, Italy. Her goal is to find a job in fashion marketing or as a buyer for luxury brands.

FLUORESCENT FRIDAYS is a platform for university students from all disciplines to network with color professionals and fellow students, and to explore cutting-edge information about color’s role in our lives and applications in the world. 

Global Student Chapter: The long range goal is to build a global student chapter that positions color as a multidimensional STEAM model (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), sharing up-to-date color research by scientists, artists, designers, industry professionals, and university students.21st century color communication requires a commitment to building bridges for sharing resources, cultivating mentors, and creating new opportunities. With up-to-date information and useful tools, students become the next generation of leaders in ever-evolving color related disciplines.

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