Sheridan’s Visual Merchandising Arts Program held their annual Year End Show & Portfolio Exhibit at Toronto’s OnlyOneGallery. The second year students identified and created a narrative which was designed to express current retail trends, and each year “Brand X” lives on with a new and innovative theme.
Be on the lookout for a new window display by the Visual Merchandising Arts program on Trafalgar campus. As part of a new series of Progressive Window Displays dedicated towards generating social awareness through visual communication, the current installation has been created to inform and engage the Sheridan community about The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund – an initiative focused on cross-cultural education to support healing, recovery, and fostering new relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples.
Students and faculty from Sheridan’s Visual Merchandising Arts (VMA) program recently returned from an annual trip to New York City, where students attended a visual merchandising conference, Retail Design Collective New York City Dec 4-6, 2013, which is put on by the Association of Retail Environments (ARE). The conference includes information sessions and showroom tours for store planners, visual merchandisers and designers. It coincides nicely with New York City’s famous holiday retail displays (pictured above). The NYC trip is offered annually or semi-annually to Visual Merchandising Arts (VMA) students, and is also open to other Sheridan students depending on space. VMA program coordinator, Louise Franklin, tailors the itinerary to stack the trip with educational experiences for students, while Julie Nichols organizes and plans essential logistics to make the trip possible. Both Students and faculty attend the conference to learn new VMA trends and maintain industry contacts. Conference sessions this year… Read More