Aventura Mall and Nordstrom welcome Women of Tomorrow students and DASH

DASH students enjoy Aventura Mall educational tour hosted by Jacqueline Fletcher, Director of Turnberry for the Arts (center, back row)

High school students from the Design and Architecture High School (DASH), who are members of the Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship program, recently were treated to a private educational tour of Aventura Mall and Nordstrom Aventura.

Jacqueline Fletcher, Director of Turnberry for the Arts, highlighted the world-class art collection installed throughout Aventura Mall, including pieces by famed artists Jaume Plensa, Julian Opie, Louise Bourgeois, and more. Fletcher explained to the students why each piece was chosen for Aventura Mall, underscoring the power of art and its impact on visitors to the shopping center.

The students are in a high school program at DASH (A Miami-Dade public magnet school for talented students) that is focused on the arts, fashion, industrial design and architecture. In addition to Aventura Mall’s art program, Fletcher also commented to the students on the shopping center’s many design elements, including architectural concepts, store groupings, color choices and store logos.

At Nordstrom, the students learned firsthand about visual merchandising from Jerelle Thorne during a tour organized by Nordstrom Personal Stylist Carol Christmas.

Adelsa Simon, the DASH liaison for Dash to Women of Tomorrow, noted: “Our students had an extraordinary opportunity to see the breadth of opportunity and professions that stand behind a successful mall.”

WOT DASH mentors, Bonnie Cypen Epstein and Elsie Howard, echoed Ms. Simon’s comments.

“We are so grateful to Aventura Mall, Nordstrom and the Women of Tomorrow team for giving our girls a day to remember and build on,” Epstein said.

For more information, call 305-935-1110, visit www.aventuramall.com.

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