Saturday, May 1, 11 am – 5 pm
Artpost participated in the Spring Art Walk by hosting a one-day-only wearable art sale by four local designers. Artists exhibiting include:
- Kimberly Andert: clothing that has been deconstructed, and reconstructed into entirely new garments; shoes that have been painted and embellished in fanciful ways.
- Margaret Bryant: unique, limited edition clothing and purses incorporating vintage and up-cycled materials.
- Emery Deridder (reFind Rebel): clothing and accessories made from re-purposed, re-cycled and re-found goods.
- Jay Ganger (His maJAYsty for Royal Creations): original crochet, African influenced pieces, evening wear and casual attire.
- Lonnie Tin: freehand holster bags, stoles, original urban fashion – see www.wearablearts.net
Kimberly is a textile artist from South Bend, specializing in wearable art, both functional and conceptual. Her work combines old world elegance in style, with modern fabrics, technology and fine sewing techniques. Each piece begins with a basic structure, and then becomes a canvas for hyper-embellishment, building layers of laces, trims, fabrics, beads and findings. Her award winning garments have been seen in runway shows worldwide, and she is a regular contributor to wearable art publications.
Margaret is an independent designer from Niles Michigan. With over thirty years experience, she paints, tears, slashes, embellishes, scrunches, quilts, sculpts and manipulates materials until she arrive at the desired results. Her pieces are not just clothing, they have been referred to as soft sculptures and are timeless works of art. Her designs have been sold and exhibited at the Box Factory and the Krasl Art Center in St Joseph, MI; Glance, Inspire Me, Noell’s. Circa Arts, and SBRMA in South Bend; Sycamore Fine Arts and Goshen College in Goshen.
Emery is a young designer from Michiana whose collection, titled reFind Rebel, was inspired by her personal search for identity and a way to live luxuriously yet sustainably. All of her items are born from re-purposed, re-cycled and re-found goods and are one of a kind pieces of art.
Jay designs under the label His maJAYsty for Royal Creations. His one-of-a-kind crocheted and African-inspired garments are intended to enhance the body and accentuate the positive. Jay also works as an instructor and consultant, and has produced fashion shows at venues throughout the Midwest, including South Bend, Chicago, Fort Wayne, Kalamazoo.
Eleven downtown South Bend galleries will open their doors for this year’s Spring Art Walk, which takes place from 11 am to 5 pm Saturday May 1st. Other galleries participating are Colfax Campus Gallery, New Galleries on LWW, Monroe St. Studios, South Bend Museum of Art, Fire Arts, Inc., Piser Designs, CircaArts Gallery, Junk Evolution/Carpenter Gothic, Concrete Haus, and Max Black Fine Art.