Water Street Studios Gallery to host “Eye of the Beholder” garment exhibitionApr 20, 2017 11:48AM ● By Neighbors Magazines
Street Studios’ main Dempsey Family Gallery will be hosting “Eye of the
ticketed garment exhibition that will raise funds to help support Water Street
Studios’ programs and mission.
The overarching theme of the event is the re-examination of beauty. Emerging and professional artists will display their custom-designed garments on live models throughout the gallery. These works will invite viewers to reflect on our culture’s tendency to observe, celebrate, and/or judge the qualities that typically define beauty: gender, body type, age, race, ethnicity, and style.
Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May12th, from 6-9 p.m.
Tickets on available now for $20 and at the door the night of the reception for $25. You can make an additional $10 donation to Water Street Studios’ endowment fund to support programming and sustainable growth. Purchase your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eye-of-the-beholder-tickets-32864849650
During the reception, you’ll have the opportunity to meet each of the artists while also enjoying hors d’oeuvres by Gaetano’s Batavia and a cash bar featuring beer provided by Solemn Oath Brewery and wine provided by Bright Angel Wines.
Local artist Chris Hodge will be displaying some of his intricate and evocative pen and ink drawings at the Kane County Chronicle gallery, located on the second floor at Water Street Studios.
The show will be on view during regular gallery hours: Friday, 1-9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. at 160 S. Water Street in Batavia.