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

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.

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