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Students Apply Display Skills at Famed New York City Event Space

LIM students showcased their visual display skills at the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) annual gala at Cipriani.

The students designed the entryway of the famed event space in downtown Manhattan after taking master classes and receiving guided, hands-on training in visual display best practices from noted visual merchandiser Tom Beebe. Over the course of his career, Beebe has worked with Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Paul Stuart, Tiffany, Fairchild/Condé Nast, and more.

Six LIM students joined peers from fashion and art schools throughout New York to take part in this year’s PAVE gala project. They are members of LIM’s Visual Club and enrolled in various Visual Studies courses.

“Cipriani was the perfect setting to get this kind of hands-on experience because it’s so grand and spacious,” said Grailing King, Associate Chair of LIM’s Visual Studies department and faculty advisor for the Visual Club. “Getting the chance to learn directly from Tom Beebe was also a tremendous opportunity.”