UPCYCLE Fashion Show 3/11/17

Zorina

Zorina (Tsz Ching) Wong was the winner of the Best Upcycle Design. The show benefited the Idyllwild HELP Center.

Zorina

Zorina’s design started out as “pale finds” at the Help Center which she transformed into a dark and dazzling, award-winning garment.

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Fashion show was a resounding success! The IAA students mixed beautifully with an audience of local Help Center supporters. It was Art + Society, literally. Event raised more than $6,000.00 for Idyllwild’s Help Center.

 

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Idyllwild Arts Fashion Students present the raw material they will “upcycle” into high fashion

GENDER FLUIDITY is subject of IAA Symposium

Kearns

“We’re not post gay, we’re not post racist, we’re not post anything. The struggle is still here.” Actor and Activist Michael Kearns, paraphrased.

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First Panel: (lft to rt)Steven Reigns, Anna Joy Springer, Kai Hazelwood, Clement Hil Goldberg.

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“Everything I hated about myself in high school I love today because it’s the source of my poetry, my activism, and my pride.” Steven Reigns poet and activist, paraphrased.

FLUID: THE CHANGING FACE OF GENDER IDENTITY

In anticipation of and in conjunction with the 2017 Symposium, Fluid: The Changing Face Of Gender Identity opened Friday, February 10 at Parks Exhibition Gallery on IAA campus. Curated by Joann Tomsche and David Reid-Marr, this vibrant showcaseIMG_0003IMG_0004 features a wide range of personal voices from artists for whom gender fluidity and identity is a personal as well as an artistic journey.