Hecate-Moon Shadow was designed and built with silk neckties by Kari Glass.

Blending theatre and art

Learn more about the fascinating world of wearable art

Learn more about the fascinating world of wearable art at either a special information evening or an intensive two day workshop at the Campbell River Art Gallery later this month.

Kari Glass, a visual artist and designer with studios in Alaska and Alert Bay, is traveling to Campbell River Friday, Feb. 22 to present a free Wearable Art Introduction open house from 5-7 p.m.

This will be no ordinary presentation – Glass is inspired by the world’s trash. She invites the public to attend the presentation and invites interested people to bring their friends, their recycled clothes, their found objects, duct tape and whatever else strikes their fancy.

Wearable art is a blend of both theatre and art and allows artists to create sculpture for the human form.

“I routinely scour and comb the beach, thrift shop, dump and my home for the junk that is the raw material for both concept and construction,” Glass said. Glass’s workshop is set for Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The cost for the workshop is $80 plus HST for CR Art Gallery members and $90 plus HST for non-members.

Participants will explore a wide range of conceptual ideas and use of materials.

The wearable art medium will appeal to artists who like to work in multiple disciplines, blending recycled materials and textiles to create pieces presented in dramatic performances.

Get your ideas together in time to participate in the CR Art Gallery’s Wearable Art Show, set for Aug. 10.

For more information on either the free introduction Friday, Feb. 22, or the hands-on workshop Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24, contact the Campbell River Art Gallery at 250-287-2261 or programs@crartgallery.ca