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WOW® World of WearableArt™ Opening Day Deep Dive

February 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit the Peabody Essex Museum and explore garment design, construction and materials with fashion designers, costume makers, and other artisans. Enjoy art making, performance and demonstrations.

Adult Workshop: WOW! Inspired Accessories
10-11:30 am, Studio 1, Create Space
Space limited, reservations by February 17
Learn fiber arts techniques to stitch, plait, and braid a neckpiece from new and recycled materials. Vinyl banners, embroidery floss, printed cotton, and acrylic paints are transformed into unique pieces that can be worn for any occasion. Fiber artist and instructor Rachel Chambers leads this hands-on workshop.
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PERFORMANCE: Stilt Dancers
Noon-3 pm | Atrium
Pushing the boundaries of what traditional circus means, the stilt dancers of the Boston Circus Guild bring an astonishing spectacle to the Atrium. Observe their remarkable skills and interact with these talented artists decked out in spectacular ensembles.

DEMONSTRATION: Transforming Wood into Wearable Art
Noon-4 pm | Atrium
Wodworker Richard Crangle creates breathtaking pieces that defy logic and blur the boundaries of what is “wearable,” such as his Raven Dress, made of more than 500 hand-cut wood “feathers.”

DROP-IN ART MAKING: Upcycled Wearable Art
1-4 pm | Atrium
Create wearable art pins from upcycled vinyl museum banners. Bring home your own colorful, plaited brooch. Led by fiber artist Rachel Chambers.

CONVERSATION: Creating Wearable Art
1-2 pm | Morse Auditorium
Reservations by February 17
New York-based designer Miodrag Guberinic together with House of Cach fashion and art gallery owner Alexa Cach picked up three awards for their 2016 WOW® World of WearableArt™ entries. Join them as they discuss their inspirations, collaborative processes and what it is like to participate in the annual international design competition held in New Zealand. Shoshana Resnikoff, PEM’s assistant curator for exhibitions and research, moderates this conversation. Click here to reserve tickets. 


February 18, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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