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SMC Student Wins Madison Design Competition:

The Madison Project of Santa Monica College will use a design by SMC student Vanessa Dollie in its promotional materials for “First Look, ” a preview of the 541-seat performing arts center and music academy currently under construction.

Dollie’s submission, which blends images of the steel frame with her rendering of the building, was selected from 12 images. All the students in the competition are in a graphic design class taught by professor Bill Lancaster and each of them will be awarded $100m from funds donated by Martin Sosin, a Santa Monica tax attorney and benefactor of the college.

“It was a very challenging competition and we were totally impressed by the concepts the students came up with,” said Adam Philipson, assistant director of The Madison Project. “We are looking forward to working with Vanessa on the design project and future competitions in Bill’s classes.”

“First Look” will be held early in 2006 and will give members of the public and college community an idea of what the theater will be like when it is completed.

The theater is the centerpiece of a new SMC visual and performing arts center now underway at 11th Street and Arizona Avenue.

The theater will house both student and professional music, theater and dance productions. The Madison complex will also house SMC’s Music Department.

The center, designed by Zecchetto Architects of Santa Monica, has been funded with a combination of public and private funds and is scheduled to be completed in early 2007.The Madison Project of Santa Monica College is an arts education and community outreach organization that designs unique and innovative arts education programs for children and adults.

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