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The Art of Dress Opening Reception

Start Date:
April 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
End Date:
April 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Elverhøj Museum of History & Art
CA United States

Elverhoj Museum of History and Art celebrates fashion as an art form in a new exhibition, “The Art of Dress,” debuting April 27. Works by twenty artists illustrate the range of interpretations of the seemingly simple word “dress,” from an article of clothing to the act of adorning oneself or decorating a room.

The public is invited to meet and celebrate with the artists at the opening reception on Saturday April 27 from 4 to 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served; there is no charge for admission.

“From classic dress to unwearable garments made of contemporary materials, we invite the public to come experience the connections of shape and volume, color and pattern, design and materials – both traditional and repurposed,” said Elverhøj’s Executive Director Esther Jacobsen Bates.

Whether you view the exhibit as artist, anthropologist, historian, or someone who stands perplexed at the closet wondering what to wear, the exhibit offers a chance to contemplate the things and emotions we use to wrap ourselves.

The exhibit features designs by artists that live and work on the West Coast and in Paris, France: Georganne Alex, Quoï Alexander, Carole Coduti, Jess Conti, Xiuhong Feng, Colleen M. Kelly, Isabella Kelly-Ramirez, Veronica Walmsley Lambert, RT Livingston, Margaret Matson, Virginia McCracken, Syd McCutcheon, Susan Owens, Tara Patrick, Linda Pearl, Keith Puccinelli, Gwen Samuels, Susan Tibbles, Laura Wilkinson, and Sara Woodburn.

Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, located at 1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm, suggested donation for admission is $5.
“The Art of Dress” will remain on display through August 4. For more information, please visit Elverhoj.org, phone (805) 686-1211, or email info@Elverhoj.org.

Jody Williams

The Art of Dress Opening Reception Location