Museum offers sneak peek of wearable art

Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2002

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is teaming up with the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council for a new exhibit, billed as a sneak preview of the Second Annual Wearable Art Show, "Going to Extremes." The exhibit opens Friday with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the city museum.

The exhibit features highlights from Juneau's first wearable art fashion show last winter. Douglas artist Mary Ellen Frank's first-place piece, "Ode To Sandy Beach," will be on display, as well as other entries. A collage of photographs showing the range of last year's artwork will be on exhibit, and visitors can watch a video of last year's show as well as a PBS documentary on wearable art and some of the country's leading artists in the field.

A wearable art show has been a popular event in Ketchikan for many years. Sybil Davis of the Juneau arts council was inspired to try a similar show here as a benefit for the council's grant and scholarship program. This year's show will be Feb. 22 at ANB Hall. It will include a runway show, entertainment, refreshments, a no-host bar and a silent auction.

Friday evening, the city museum also will open "A Juneau Portrait," an exhibit of paintings, prints and photographs of Juneau people that spans 100 years and is from museum's collection.

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