Local fibre artist Juno has three works of art in Art Attire 2011 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on June 11.

Art flirts with fashion

She describes her sculptural piece as an interactive piece which depicts a woman’s life from birth onwards. Seven hundred items are embellished onto a second-hand jacket. There are dolls, photos, shoes, handbags and other mementos one might keep as memories.

Juno, said it is like someone is wearing their own life, bringing it to life for others to see.

Another piece in the runway show at first appears plain but all of the art is on the 10 foot train at the back of the piece.

“One of the pieces is definitely sculptural, the other two are wearable,” said Juno. “The sculptural one is a little different.”

East Sooke artist Juno, best known for her painterly approach to fibre art, will be one of 19 talented artists sending their work down the runway at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on June 11. Ballerinas will be the armature for the art work being presented at dazzling evening of culture and couture at Art Attire 2011, a Celebration of Wearable Art.

“Basically it’s interactive,” said Juno.

One of the pieces, Mystical Maiden is “romantic purity” and is a flowing entanglement of voluptuous nude women with a sense of innocence.

Juno’s art forms vary in shape, with movement created with the materials she uses. She will try anything to accomplish her vision and whether it is silk, gold leaf or stainless steel mesh, it becomes an integral part of the whole. She uses serigraphy and photographic transfers onto her materials creating a three-dimensional canvas reminiscent of ancient decorated robes and ceremonial wear. It is essentially ceremonial wear for a modern age — art for the body.

The juried runway show features stunning wearable art by 19 talented artists and designers, including Sooke’s Linda Ferguson. Each designer is being challenged as to what they consider wearable every-day fashion.

This year four awards will be presented at Art Attire; Best in Show, Best Student Submission, Best Jewellery, and People’s Choice.  Three well established local artists, world-renowned fabric artist Carole Sabiston, three-dimensional artist Dale Roberts (aka Dame Mailarta) and artist and AGGV Art Rental and Sales consultant, Mica Marsh will act as judges for the show.

“The stunning sculpture for the human body will unite the model and garment as a work of art to be viewed by the audience,” said Victoria artist and event chair Jennifer Olson, “People are encouraged to purchase their tickets for Art Attire 2011 early, as this exciting fundraiser is sure to sell out quickly.”

Arts patrons and fashionistas will be able to mix and mingle at a cocktail and dessert reception following the runway show. Featured as well will be an exclusive silent auction of silk scarves created by local artists  Robert Amos, Nancy Slaght, Butch Dick, Judy McLaren, Catherine Moffat, Carole Sabiston, April Caverhill, and Dale Roberts, among others.

Tickets are available now at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in person or by phone at 250-384-4171.

All funds raised by the Gallery Associates support the AGGV’s exhibitions and programming.

Just Posted

‘Actors can play any roles’: Debate over ‘colour-blind’ casting after Victoria lawsuit

Tenyjah Indra McKenna filed a complaint over racially-motivated casting

Community works to feed hungry kids at Journey Middle School

School staff and Sooke Lions Club form unique partnership

Saanich mayor urges premier to tweak road speeds in an ‘epidemic of road crash fatalities’

Haynes cites ICBC and provincial documents in letter to John Horgan

Second cyclist struck during morning commute in Greater Victoria

Saanich crash involving a cyclist at the Braefoot Road, Epsom Drive and Cedar Hill Cross Road intersection

Sunny skies ahead for Thursday

Plus a look ahead at the weekend’s forecast

VIDEO: UBC exchange students offered $1,000 to help with leaving Hong Kong

The university said 31 of its students were attending four universities in Hong Kong

12 Sooke events to get you into the holiday spirit

From a Santa parade to classicial music, Sooke has it all

Woman calls 911 to say she was late for train, asks Ontario police for ‘emergency ride’

Peel Regional Police received more than 180,000 improper calls so far this year

It could take you 218 years to save up for a house in this B.C. city

It would take 27 years in the most affordable city in the Lower Mainland

Victim of downtown Courtenay assault dies from injuries

Person of interest identified by RCMP

Infants more vulnerable to measles than previously thought: Canadian study

Babies typically don’t receive the measles vaccine until they are 12 months old

Shatner, Obomsawin among 39 inductees to Order of Canada today

Shatner is being given one of Canada’s highest civilian honours for his 60-year career

John Mann, singer and songwriter of group Spirit of the West dead at 57

Mann died peacefully in Vancouver on Wednesday from early onset Alzheimer’s

Teacher tells B.C. Supreme Court that student was ‘happy’ to watch smudging ceremony in classroom

Case being heard in Nanaimo over indigenous cultural practice in Port Alberni classroom

Most Read