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Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum

Calling all fans of wearable art! Here's a show that you won't want to miss, the blockbuster WOW® World of WearableArtTM  will open at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts on February 18 and will run through June 1, 2017. The interactive show features 32 pieces from the permanent collection of the WOW® World of WearableArtTM competition, the largest wearable art design competition in the world.

 

WOW at PEM

If you're not familiar with the WOW® World of WearableArtTM phenomenon here's a bit of background; now in its 25th year, WOW® is a New Zealand cultural event that combines a design competition component with hundreds of entrants each year from around the world, and a grand finale live runway show for winners that is attended in Wellington, NZ by over 50,000 people.

WOW World of WearableArt at the Peabody Essex Museum

 

Submissions for the competition come from sculptors, fabric artists, costume designers, and makers of all types. According to the WOW site, designers are encouraged to "get art off the walls and onto the body" and 'anything that is in any way wearable can find a place on stage, as long as it is original, beautifully designed and well-made'.

The show is guaranteed to be highly entertaining and engaging. Here's a brief overview of what to expect: 32 award-winning garments from the permanent WOW® collection, integrated audio visual presentation, integrated dynamic mobile app, STQRY, interactive workroom, designer floor talks and an exhaustive deep dive into the world of wearable art on opening day. And don't forget the gift shop! There will be a hefty exhibition catalogue, exhibition specific merchandise and Brazil's Escama Studio recycled bags, accessories and recycled pop top clothing will be available in the shop. 

World of Wearable Art at the PEM Gift Shop

 

WOW® World of WearableArtTM is presented in partnership with the New Zealand government. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation provided generous support. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum also provided support.

 

More information can be found here:

Peabody Essex Press Release

World Of Wearable Art Design Competition

Submit Designs to the WOW World of Wearable Art

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Escama at the Dali Museum

This special exhibition highlights M.C. Escher, a renowned artist, whose visual illusions puzzle and delight audiences worldwide, and is best known for his “impossible constructions” and use of tessellation. The robust exhibit features 135 works covering Escher’s entire artistic career, including an array of his most recognizable works such as “Drawing Hands,” “Reptiles” and “Waterfall” alongside rarely exhibited early drawings of family members, panoramas of exotic landscapes and historic architecture of Italy and Spain, original preparatory sketches, mezzotints and more.

Escher, like Dali, played in a serious way with that fundamental question of visual art – What is real? Is the world as it looks to be, or have I constructed an illusion in my mind? Escher delights every viewer with his visual sleights of hand,” said Hank Hine, Dali Museum Executive Director.

“Escher at the Dali” features prints, drawings, a sculpture, wood blocks, a lithograph stone and posters drawn by the artist to explain his printing techniques. The exhibit will delve into his exploration of infinity through tessellation, in which shapes fit together perfectly without overlapping, including an enormous woodcut “Metamorphosis” (1939-40) which spans 13-1/2 feet.

- See more at: http://thedali.org/exhibit/escher/#sthash.Hdhc0c3h.dpuf

This special exhibition highlights M.C. Escher, a renowned artist, whose visual illusions puzzle and delight audiences worldwide, and is best known for his “impossible constructions” and use of tessellation. The robust exhibit features 135 works covering Escher’s entire artistic career, including an array of his most recognizable works such as “Drawing Hands,” “Reptiles” and “Waterfall” alongside rarely exhibited early drawings of family members, panoramas of exotic landscapes and historic architecture of Italy and Spain, original preparatory sketches, mezzotints and more.

Escher, like Dali, played in a serious way with that fundamental question of visual art – What is real? Is the world as it looks to be, or have I constructed an illusion in my mind? Escher delights every viewer with his visual sleights of hand,” said Hank Hine, Dali Museum Executive Director.

“Escher at the Dali” features prints, drawings, a sculpture, wood blocks, a lithograph stone and posters drawn by the artist to explain his printing techniques. The exhibit will delve into his exploration of infinity through tessellation, in which shapes fit together perfectly without overlapping, including an enormous woodcut “Metamorphosis” (1939-40) which spans 13-1/2 feet.

- See more at: http://thedali.org/exhibit/escher/#sthash.Hdhc0c3h.dpuf

This special exhibition highlights M.C. Escher, a renowned artist, whose visual illusions puzzle and delight audiences worldwide, and is best known for his “impossible constructions” and use of tessellation. The robust exhibit features 135 works covering Escher’s entire artistic career, including an array of his most recognizable works such as “Drawing Hands,” “Reptiles” and “Waterfall” alongside rarely exhibited early drawings of family members, panoramas of exotic landscapes and historic architecture of Italy and Spain, original preparatory sketches, mezzotints and more.

Escher, like Dali, played in a serious way with that fundamental question of visual art – What is real? Is the world as it looks to be, or have I constructed an illusion in my mind? Escher delights every viewer with his visual sleights of hand,” said Hank Hine, Dali Museum Executive Director.

- See more at: http://thedali.org/exhibit/escher/#sthash.Hdhc0c3h.dpuf

 

Escher at the Dali Museum

Escama products are now selling at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. This is a big deal for us. It's our dream to be in museums, especially the architecturally stunning Dali. Our bags should fit well with the current exhibition on M.C. Escher. Escher's work frequently uses 'tessellation'  (a word that means 'a repeating pattern of geometric shapes'). Escama handbags also have this repetitive overlapping pattern of geometric shapes.

The Escher show opened at the Dali Museum in August  and will run through January 3, 2016. It will be followed by the exhibition Disney & Dali: Architects of the Imagination,  a great show that recently ran in San Francisco at the Disney Museum.

M.C. Escher, is best known for his “impossible constructions”, or visual illusion puzzles. The exhibition is on loan from the Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece, and features 135 works covering Escher’s entire career. The show includes his most famous works such as “Drawing Hands,” “Reptiles” and “Waterfall” alongside rarely exhibited early drawings of family members, panoramas of exotic landscapes and historic architecture of Italy and Spain.

Escher, like Dali, played in a serious way with the fundamental question of visual art -- What is real? Is the world as it looks to be, or have I constructed an illusion in my mind? Escher delights every viewer with this incredible detail, superb visual perception and skilled hand. Tessellation: Escher and Escama handbags


 

Escama Studio bags are available at Dali Museum Ft. Lauderdale FL

The Gift Shop at the Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
 

The Dali Museum's stunning new facility opened in 2011 and has a glorious 5,000 sq. ft. store. It has the largest collection of Dali’s work in the world outside of Spain. 85% of the merchandise in the store is custom-made and is directly related to images in the collection. Escama Studio is honored to be selected to be a featured product in this great gift shop.

Visual Merchandising Competition!

Are you a retail shop that sells Escama bags? Send us photos of your display and you can win free product!

Escama Studio is holding a 'VISUAL MERCHANDISING COMPETITION' From now through July 31, 2014 for all of our retail partners. We want to see photos of your shop and we'd love to see how you show our products. It's an opportunity to show your creativity and win FREE PRODUCT in the process.

Cleveland Museum of Art's Escama Display

 

  • 10 Winners will receive $50 in Free Product Credits to be used toward future purchases.
  • 3 Winners will receive $100 in Free Product Credits to be used toward future purchases.

Submit your photos to andy@escamastudio.com with subject line VISUAL MERCHANDISING COMPETITION before July 31, 2014. Winners will be selected on August 5, 2014.

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