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“Woven Narratives: Textile Design in Architecture and the Art of Storytelling,” Dana Chapital Lecture
October 9, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Designer Dana Chapital will give a Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture Series lecture titled “Woven Narratives: Textile Design in Architecture and the Art of Storytelling” to the College of Art & Design on Monday, October 9, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. in 103 Julian T. White Hall Auditorium (formerly Design Building.)
With over 16 years of experience as a color-loving textile designer in the hospitality industry, Dana Chapital is known for her intuitive and creative approach with the A&D Community. Working closely with clients nationwide, she excels in consulting and designing custom textiles and carpets for commercial and hospitality interiors. Dana’s expertise spans a wide range of custom techniques, including Axminster, Hand Tufted, Machine Tufted, DDI, Jacquard weaving, and LVT. With roots deeply intertwined with the vibrant cultural tapestry of New Orleans and a commitment to preserving Indigenous heritage, Dana Chapital is a visionary artist who has left an indelible mark on the world of commercial and hospitality carpet design. Her work has graced iconic establishments like LAX Airport, Coushatta Casino, Tulalip Casino & Resort, and renowned casinos and palaces, reflecting her ability to seamlessly blend artistic innovation with practical functionality. Beyond her design prowess, Dana is devoted to the preservation and celebration of Indigenous culture, incorporating these influences into her work to provide a platform for cultural storytelling through textiles. Join us for Dana Chapital’s lecture, where she will share her incredible journey, unique insights, and the profound impact of design on culture, heritage, and the spaces we inhabit.