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Wearable Art show to take place this weekend

Posted: February 7, 2013 - 1:05am

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will host its 13th annual Wearable Arts Extravaganza fundraiser this Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10, at Centennial Hall. Tickets to both shows have already sold out, but a few tickets may be available at the door.

The theme for this year’s show is Organix.

Based on a concept originating in Nelson, New Zealand, Wearable Art features artwork created to be worn on the human body. These wearable artworks are displayed by models during a runway show accompanied by music and narration. More than 200 volunteers contribute their time to produce the event, which also includes a silent auction and, on Sunday, the presentation of this year’s Mayor’s Awards for the Arts.

Proceeds for Saturday’s show will go to support the JAHC’s student fine art scholarships and individual artist grants. Sunday’s show supports operating costs of the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.

Saturday’s show begins at 8 p.m,, with doors opening at 7 p.m., and Sunday’s show begins at 3 p.m., with doors at 2 p.m. The Mayor’s Awards will be presented prior to Sunday’s show.

Key players behind the scenes for this year’s show include director Andy Kline (also a host, with Shona Strauser), set designers Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton of Bauer/Clifton Interiors, Sean Boily of North Wind Architects, who worked on stage layout, and Rik Pruett of KATH TV, who heads up multi-media production for the shows.

For more information, visit www.jahc.org or call 586-ARTS.

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