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JUNEAU - Altering is standard practice in clothing construction. However, Juneau's 9th annual Wearable Art show will be anything but ordinary. The theme for this year's runway show is "Altered State." Even the set will be slightly altered from piece to piece with projected images that directly relate to the model currently on the catwalk.
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 into a zany, magical mix-up of imagination, humor, beauty, and the fantastic.
The event raises funds for scholarships and artist grants, and tickets regularly sell out in advance.
Emcees for both performances will be Shona Strauser and Riley Woodford.
The show is directed and produced by Patricia Hull, assisted by Roblin Davis. Stage layout is by Sean Boily of North Wind Architects, set design and production is by Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton of Bauer/Clifton Interiors, and multi media production is coordinated by Rik Pruett of KATH TV. Entries include creations from annual favorites, new designers, and artists from Homer and Ketchikan.
There will be two shows this weekend at Centennial Hall. The first will be a special Valentine's Day evening show at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14. The Sunday matinee will be at 3 p.m. on Feb. 15. All seats are by reservation. Tickets are available at Hearthside Books, the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, by calling 586-2787 or at www.jahc.org.
Doors will open one hour prior to showtime to allow attendees to participate in the silent auction.