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Wearable Art "Organix," meeting to be held Friday with reception for David Walker

Posted: November 15, 2012 - 1:04am

In preparation for this year’s Wearable Art show, scheduled for Feb. 9 and 10, this year’s artistic team will host an informational meeting on Friday, Nov. 16 at the JACC beginning at 6:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s show is “Organix.”

This year’s director is Andy Kline, who will be working with Bauer/Clifton Interiors on concepts for the show.

After the meeting, the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will host a reception for local Wearable Art artist David Walker, who recently won the People’s Choice Award at the World of Wearable Art event in New Zealand for his latest work, “Beauty in the Beast.” The piece, crafted of wood veneer, also earned him a win on the Juneau stage this past February. Walker won the “supreme winner” award at WOW in 2009 for “Lady of the Wood,” also made of wood veneer, and has won a prize in every local wearable art show he has entered. To read an interview with Walker, visit juneauempire.com/art/2012-02-16/wearable-arts-walker-explores-personal-themes-latest-piece.

Applications for entries for this year’s the runway show are due on Jan. 7, and will be posted online shortly.

This is the 12th Annual Wearable Art Extravaganza — the major fundraising event for the JAHC. Proceeds from the Saturday Show and Silent Auction support the scholarship and grant programs the Council offers, and the Sunday events support the operation of the JACC.

The Annual Mayor’s Awards for the Arts will be presented at the Sunday Wearable Art show. Nominations are now being accepted for this honor.

For questions, contact Nancy or Kari at 586-2787 or visit www.jahc.org.

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