Saturday, May 1, 2010

Art Reception. Models. Haute Couture.

Oh, Faithful Blog Subscribers, we have some big things coming up at KAZA!

The Artist is preparing her pieces. The window displays are planned. The models have been chosen. The Vintage Haute Couture fittings are next week.

This is going to be a fabulous reception!

"Spring", an Art Reception for Artist, Barbara Carr is set for 13 May 2010 at KAZA!

The night of the reception will feature models in the window (Living Window Displays) wearing vintage haute couture, courtesy of Arnie Arneson. The story behind the clothes is fascinating and I will explain a bit more about that, once I get the whole & accurate scoop from Arnie.

Just so you know, I saw the Vintage Haute Couture pieces that Arnie has and nearly cried. Not just a sweet lady-like cry. I am talking a mouth wide open-wailing-eyes tightly closed-gasping for air-embarrassing kind of cry. I have been reading Vogue Magazine since I was 12 years old and touching these clothes was like a dream come true, for me. (Now, all I have to do is meet Simon LeBon from Duran Duran and all my childhoods dreams will have come true completely-lol)

Now, the name Barbara Carr may sound familiar to you. She is a McGowens artist and has also been featured at KAZA 2 years ago (remember her gorgeous wood cut prints?)

Barbara Carr is a BFA graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, where she majored in painting and drawing. In addition, she studied figure drawing at the Slade School in London. Carr has also studied with Joseph L. C. Santoro, King Coffin, Ron Bowen and Philip Morse. Her main medium is oil, but she also enjoys painting in acrylic and pastel, drawing in charcoal and making fine art prints, particularly woodcuts. She has traveled a bit, but still finds many of her favorite subjects in New England.

What I personally love about Barbara is how adorable, authentic and charming she is and how her creative wheels are always turning--you can see it in her eyes. She is creative to the soul. I love that.

Barbara Carr's artwork will be featured here, courtesy of McGowan's Gallery in Concord from 6 May 2010 - 27 May 2010.

The reception with the artist, which includes the 4 hour living window display, will be on 13 May 2010 from 4pm-7pm.

Do Not Miss This Event!