Wearable Art now on display

The packed Campbell River Art Gallery was abuzz with excitement July 23 for the Second Annual Wearable Art Fashion Show.

The packed Campbell River Art Gallery was abuzz with excitement July 23 for the Second Annual Wearable Art Fashion Show.

“It was fabulous, hugely enjoyed by all concerned,” said Jeanette Taylor, Art Gallery director.

For those who missed the event, a video created by local film maker Glen Beitel of Bytel Digital Film and Video and an exhibition of many of the pieces from the show will be on exhibition at the Gallery from Aug.10-17.

There were 13 amazing works of art created for the human body in the Wearable Art Show, which was sponsored by Walcan Seafood. Artists and performers from Campbell River, the Comox Valley, Cortes Island, Vancouver and Victoria took part and the sold-out audience enthusiastically greeted each piece as it was performed.

The Best in Show award went to Vancouver artist Fariba Mirzaie for her piece Green Tree, as performed by Shyama Priya.

The Comox Valley’s Tara Hope won two prizes – Best Use of Recycled Materials and Audience Choice for her piece called MilkMade, constructed mainly from recycled plastic milk jugs.

The award for Best Performance went to If All The World’s A Stage, I Want Better Lighting, created by Heather Gordon Murphy and John Bailey, and performed by Jenn Flinn, all from Campbell River.

The accompanying Silent Auction, which featured a wide array of luxurious items donated by local artisans and businesses, was also a huge success.

Royal LePage Campbell River printed the program.

The Art Gallery is looking forward to displaying Wearable Art from Aug. 10 to 17 for the public to enjoy.

The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendance is by donation.  See www.crartgallery for more information.

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