Contact: Cara Sievers
Director of College Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 11, 2012
Famous MCA Alumnus Returns for Two Special Events
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Nationally acclaimed event designer and author Matthew Robbins is returning to his alma mater, Memphis College of Art, for two very special events on Sept. 20 and Sept. 22. Both events are free and open to the public.
Robbins is a contributing editor to Martha Stewart Weddings and regularly contributes to InStyle Weddings, TheKnot.com, Elegant Bride, Modern Bride and New York Weddings. He writes an ongoing blog for the Martha Stewart Weddings website, The Huffington Post and StyleList.com, and he has given classes and lectures around the world, including South By Southwest and the upcoming Engage!12. He has been a featured guest on both the Martha Stewart Show and Martha Stewart Living Radio as well as a recent spot on the Today Show.
On Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m., Robbins will give a Visiting Artist lecture in Callicott Auditorium, Rust Hall, where he will discuss his journey from being an art student at Memphis College of Art to becoming a star designer in New York City.
On Saturday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m., Robbins will host a chat and demonstration in Callicott Auditorium, Rust Hall. Immediately following this presentation will be a reception in the Main Gallery, where Robbins will be signing copies of his book, Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings, for purchase, with some of the proceeds going to support the Memphis College of Art.
“We are delighted to have Matthew come to speak to our students, and there is no doubt that the Memphis community will be equally drawn to such a high-profile MCA alum,” said Memphis College of Art President Ron Jones. “Matthew has been incredibly successful in New York City, and he says he attributes some of his greatest and most formative moments to his time here at Memphis College of Art.
Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.