Michener Art Museum Presents a Fashion and Accessories Trunk Show

. April 17, 2010

DOYLESTOWN, PA – In the spirit of the exhibition Icons of Costume: Hollywood’s Golden Era and Beyond, the James A. Michener Art Museum’s Denoon Shop presents a Fashion and Accessories Trunk Show spotlighting regional artisans and their work on Saturday, May 8 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Locally made jewelry, scarves, coats, hats and more are available for purchase with proceeds supporting the Museum and its community programs.

“We always try to feature artisans from our own region in the shop,” says Hollie Brown, Buyer for the Museum Shop. “With a fashion exhibition in the galleries, it seemed like the perfect time to promote our Bucks County designers and have some fun!”

Among the artists featured at this sales event:

Sherry Tinsman has been a jeweler for over 20 years and works out of her studio in Bucks County. Her handmade silver designs are inspired by nature, featuring distinctive spirals and flowers.

Illia Barger, renowned colorist and artist known for large-scale murals and sensual paintings of fruits and flowers, designs an environmentally conscious fashion line called Pantaluna. Each piece collages reclaimed 100% cotton T-shirts into one-of-a-kind, American-made wearable works of art.

Ann Koch of Couture Creations is a self-trained milliner. Her hats incorporate vintage elements and have been selected for the Kentucky Derby Museum’s Derby Hat Exhibit.

Diana Contine of Dakota Moon works in fine silver, gems and beads. Her silver stamped pendants combine themes of bees, dragonflies, celestial motifs and hearts, with gems and stones using an adventurous sense of color and unexpected textures.

Harshita Lohia of Harshita Designs creates original, colorful graphic patterns on scarves, shawls, tunics and jackets fashioned from silk. Her collection represents her rich heritage and her sensitive way of blending East and West.

Ilene Pearl Bannwart’s iPearl collection features ladies’ jackets of couture quality and classic styles. She has found her passion in creating styles specifically for elegant, discerning women of all ages and sizes.
Admission to the Fashion and Accessories Trunk Show is free. For more information, call (215) 340-9800 or visit the Museum’s website at www.MichenerArtMuseum.org.

Icons of Costume: Hollywood’s Golden Era and Beyond, sponsored by PNC Arts Alive, presents over 50 items selected from one of the most extensive collections of movie memorabilia ranging from Marlene Dietrich’s black velvet evening gown from Shanghai Express (1932) to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s black leather jacket from Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Rare studio publicity stills, lobby cards and film props augment the experience, and an interactive “Screen Test” area allows visitors to act out their favorite scenes to be uploaded to the Museum’s channel on YouTube.com. The exhibition is on view in the Museum’s Paton / Smith / Della Penna-Fernberger Galleries from April 17 through September 5, 2010

James A. Michener Art Museum
138 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901


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