On March 3, the ladies of Mason and the businesses that serve them gathered for the fifth annual Mason Area Women’s Expo. The expo was 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at the main arena at the Ingham County Fairgrounds. Drs. Lynne and Dan Sowers of Sowers Chiropractic put on the event as a way to promote their practice and other businesses in Mason. “We found that we draw more from the Mason area, not as much from Lansing, and I know what was the case for a lot of businesses,” Lynne Sowers said.
Michigan State University’s Department of Art and Art History hosted the annual Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show on February 26, which boasted looks from over forty student designers. The show, which was held in the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre, attracted close to six hundred fashion enthusiasts who came out to cheer on the student designers. One designer, Lauren Paulauskas, featured three original designs in the show. Paulauskas drew inspiration from jelly fish, a painting she drew for her twin brother, and the lines of the art nouveau period to create her avant-garde designs. Paulauskas logged over 300 hours sketching and sewing her pieces together for the show.