Saturday night, February 9 at Centennial Hall, the doors open at 7 pm for the Saturday Silent Auction and the Runway Show begins at 8 pm with MCs Collette Costa and Ben Brown, for a rowdy and over-the-top evening.
Sunday afternoon, February 10 the doors open at 2 pm for the Sunday Silent Auction, and the Runway Show begins at 3 pm with MCs Sharon Gaiptman and Mike Doogan, bar service including sparkling wines: An afternoon tea...with strumpets.
Directed and produced by Deborah Smith, this year's theme is "Mechanical Marvels" with stage layout by Sean Boily of North Wind Architects and set design and production by Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton of Bauer/Clifton Interiors. Entries include creations from annual favorites, new designers, and artists from Ketchikan and Wrangell.
Seanna O'Sullivan Photo Winner of Wearable Art 2007: "Brace Yourself" by Teresa Busch.
Community support for the event, from the contributions to the silent auction and creative entries on the runway to enthusiastic audiences make this, to quote a recent ticket buyer in the council offices, "the best holiday in Juneau." Based on a concept that originated in Nelson, New Zealand over 20 years ago, the show features "fashions" by local artists, who create a piece of artwork to be worn accompanied by music and story. With lights and drama, this event goes far beyond just a runway show.
For more information call, Nancy DeCherney, 586-2787 or visit http://www.worldofwearableart.com/