“Remix Revolution: Artworx, Desixns, and Collextions” to open April 3 at AU’s Jule Collins Smith Museum

AUBURN – A retrospective exhibition of the work of AU alumnus and home furnishings and design legend Raymond Waites will be on display from April 3 through May 10 at Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

The “Remix Revolution: Artworx, Desixns, Collextions” exhibition includes selections from Waites’s works of art and his original designs as well as furniture and accessories from his private collection, all of which reflect the designer’s passions for things global, revolutionary, classic and avant-garde.

The museum will present this exhibition in conjunction with its third annual “Art in Bloom Exhibition and Extravanganza,” April 3-5. On Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Waites will present “The Demonstration Lecture of the Global Remix,” in which he will discuss his inspirations from countries around the world including Amsterdam, Russia and Finland.

Born in Demopolis, Waites graduated from Auburn in 1963 where he studied both fine arts and graphic arts. He is widely recognized for his innovations in the design field, such as originating the concept of the coordinated home furnishings collection in the 1970s; and for setting the standard for licensing by designing products for many manufacturers under his own designer brand.

From Waites’s fine arts days at Auburn University in the 1960s, through his time with Marimekko in Finland, his pioneering of the country movement and his creation of the Raymond Waites Design empire and to his newest venture in the Raymond Waites Couture brand, he has continued to explore new, edgy and sexy themes by adapting his years of design and exploration into creating what is known as the Remix Revolution.

The Jules Collins Smith Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m to 4:45 p.m. For information about the museum, call (334) 844-1484 or go to http://jcsm.auburn.edu.

For more information about Raymond Waites and his collections, contact Bill Yosh at (646) 707-4126 or bill@raymondwaites.com.

Contact: Marilyn Laufer, (334) 844-1486 (laufema@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)