Annual Wearable Art Show starts tonight

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Volunteers prepare for the Wearable Art Show during the dress rehearsal Feb. 3.                         PHOTO BY LILY VAUGHN

 

By Cheyenne Mathews
Editor In Chief

The 30th Annual Wearable Art Show starts tonight at 8 p.m and doors open at 7 p.m. There are gala performances at the same time Friday and Saturday night at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. The matinee performance features younger artists and begins on Saturday at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. This year’s theme is Alchemy and many artists incorporated gold into their pieces. Junior Bella Posey has performed in Wearable since she was in first grade and she noticed the gold trend in the art.
It’s hard to tell how other people will interpret the theme,” said Posey. “There definitely seems to be a lot of the literal interpretation of alchemy as in precious metals.”
The Friday and Saturday gala performances are sold out and the large crowd is a very good sign for the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council. Executive Director Kathleen Light said that Wearable is the council’s largest fundraiser.
“We usually bring in, I think it’s $35,000,” said Light. “It’s our biggest fundraiser. It’s the best one.”

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