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Fashion/Style: Group Show

Wearable Art Benefit Trunk Show

When

Opens Thursday Jan 31, 2013 (5–8pm)

Feb 1, 2013 – Feb 2, 2013

Daily (11am–5pm)

Where

Craft and Folk Art Museum

5814 Wilshire Blvd

323.937.4230

Price

Free

Links

Note:

Shopping is in the CAFAM courtyard.

Craft and Folk Art Museum says…

Craft and Folk Art Museum's award-winning shop welcomes four nationally hailed artists for a two day trunk show. Chris Triola, Randall Darwall, Valerie Hector, and Terri Logan will be greeted with a cocktail social - open to the public - on the evening of January 31st where their work will go on sale. The event will continue in the museum courtyard the following two days with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Craft and Folk Art Museum.

From Lansing, Michigan, Chris Triola developed a fascination with fibers and textiles in the early 1970s while teaching art. She works to incorporate the the freedom and expressiveness of painting into the fundamentally 3-dimensional forum of worn fabrics. She creates each of her one-of-a-kind garments exclusively from pima cotton yarn. Her work has been selected and shown at a number of prestigious craft shows throughout the country, including shows with the Smithsonian, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the American Craft Council. Over the last 30 years, Randall Darwall has built up a small community of talented artisans who focus on making diverse and versatile textile works that range from his original focus of small wearable accessories, to full ensembles and interior works. Beyond the quality of the craftsmanship, Darwall’s work has been praised for its ability to use its complexity to fit in almost any setting. He has been featured in Craft in America. American Craft, Surface Design, and Fiberarts are just three of the many magazines that have included his work. Valerie Hector has maintained a studio in Chicago since 1988 where she produces jewelry which blends beads and metal in continually meticulous and innovative ways. A fascination with Chinese history, art, culture, and language has informed much of her aesthetic, and she has been praised in the media and won various awards for her work. In 2005 she published he first book, “The Art of Beadwork,” and is working on another.   Terri Logan produces jewelry that binds the aesthetic forms of organic creations and industrial landscape. Equally amalgamating are the materials she uses, which prominently feature a blend of metal and river rocks and other found objects. She takes symbolic imagery from the strength of her materials and takes that into her design. Logan has featured her work in nearly every state in the nation, has lectured in universities, and spent 18 years practicing art therapy.