Kent State Museum Announces Newest Exhibition, ‘Fortuna: Designs by Vincent Quevedo’

A featured piece in "Fortuna: Designs by Vincent Quevedo" on display now in the Kent State University Museum. Photo by Lindsay Adler (Lindsay Adler Photography)The Kent State University Museum’s newest exhibition, “Fortuna: Designs by Vincent Quevedo,” marks the first new exhibition for the museum since its reopening in August, following its closure since March due to COVID-19. “Fortuna” is on display now and features works by award-winning designer and Kent State School of Fashion Associate Professor Vincent Quevedo.

"This exhibition marks 30 years of teaching and making by Vincent Quevedo. We celebrate his unique ability to bring traditional and new technologies to his process and the concept of his designs. Theatrical costumes, ready-to-wear garments and poignant quilts will delight and surprise the viewer," said Kent State University Museum Director Sarah J. Rogers.

“Fortuna” refers to the goddess of luck and fate. The exhibition features recent designs and garments that explore Quevedo’s inventive experiments and manipulation of materials. Discharged fabrics, real leather against faux leather, and industrial cords are all cut, patched, quilted, crocheted and transformed, embodying his willingness to be open and follow where the process will lead.

About Vince Quevedo

Vincent Quevedo is currently an associate professor in the Kent State University School of Fashion. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Fine Arts in textiles from the University of Nebraska. He was born in the Philippines, and his family moved to this county when he was 8 when his mother, an Olympic coach, became a gymnastics coach at Southern Illinois University.

Quevedo competed as a gymnast when he was young, and that competitive spirit is evident in his many awards in the areas of fashion design, wearable art and quilting. Most recently, this includes Best in Show at the annual RAGS Wearable Art Sale and Gallery competition in Tacoma, Washington.

Exhibition shot - "Fortuna: Designs by Vincent Quevedo" on display now in the Kent State University Museum.About the Kent State University Museum

The Kent State University Museum is located at 515 Hilltop Drive, at the corner of East Main Street and South Lincoln Street in Kent, Ohio. It features more than 30,000 pieces in its collection, amassed from many generous donors. The museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. All tickets must be purchased in advance through the museum’s online ticketing service. All visitors are required to wear a face covering when inside the building. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children aged 5 to 17. The museum is free for children under 5 and those with a Kent State ID. Sunday admission is free for all ages. Parking is free for all museum attendees. Patrons should use the allotted museum spaces in the Rockwell Hall parking lot. For more information, please call 330-672-3450 or visit www.kent.edu/museum.

 


Media Inquiries:

Brittani Peterson, Kent State School of Fashion, bpeter12@kent.edu 

Sarah Rogers, Kent State University Museum Director, sroger42@kent.edu

POSTED: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 8:44am
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 12:12pm