Stevenson Students, Faculty Interviewed for Baltimore Sun Article About the ‘All American House’ Design Exhibit

May 3, 2016 7 AM

Students and faculty from Stevenson’s Visual Communication Design (VCD) program collaborated with design students from other Maryland Universities to create the “All American House” exhibit. The exhibit, which opened May 1 at the Carroll Mansion in Baltimore, aims to bring attention to and generate excitement for American-made home furnishing manufacturers.

Stevenson senior Chelsea Jamerson and Art/VCD professor Lori Rubeling were interviewed by the Baltimore Sun for the project.

“It’s awesome,” Chelsea Jamerson, a Stevenson University student, said as she stood in the family room she and her classmates created. “I’m so excited.”

Jamerson, a senior majoring in visual communication design, said she was particularly proud of the wallpaper she designed, made by Baltimore-based fabric manufacturer Rockland Industries. The pattern resembles white birds flying against a burnt-orange sky. “I just wanted a bold pattern,” Jamerson said.

A total of nine Stevenson VCD students worked on the project. Their designs are featured in the exhibits entrance hallway, family room, and in an exhibition titled “The Urban Room.”

Students at Stevenson University approached the project as though they were designing the home for a modern Baltimore family, said their adviser, Lori Rubeling, a professor of art and visual communication design. “Our narrative was how the building represents the aspirations of a new country,” she said.

The students furnished the family room with a leather-backed sofa, a wing-back chair, glass and metal tables, an antique reproduction desk and several paintings by local artists.

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Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,200 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.