More than 320 guests “Partied Outside the Lines” in support of MIAD scholarships with event chairs Justin and Susanna Mortara as Creative Fusion returned for a sold-out fifth year on May 7.
Interacting with students who will be the creative leaders that drive our region’s economy, “guests enjoyed the very best of art and design, in the very studio spaces in which such creativity flourishes,” said Justin Mortara.
Sponsored by Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the event raised more than a quarter million dollars for the 96% of MIAD students who receive financial aid.
Guest speaker Julie Xiong, one of the more than half of MIAD students who are the first in their family to attend college, thanked guests for “making MIAD accessible to students like me … and for helping to fuel my dreams of becoming a fashion photographer or an editorial designer” when she graduates in 2012 with a major in Communication Design and a minor in Photography.
(From left) Willie G. and Nancy Davidson, Ray and Mary Drea