FORGED OF NATURE FASHION FUNDRAISER
Saturday, September 29, 7 - 10 PM
Enjoy a performance runway show presented by Ellen Durkan of Iron Maiden Forge and Shannah Warwick of BlckBts. Durkan creates wearable forged metal pieces that address the body psychologically and physically. Warwick designs felted garments and accessories with emphasis on silhouettes and materials. Together Durkan and Warwick blend opposing techniques and materials to create runway looks that challenge our perception of fashion as wearable expressions of art.
Additional event features include an aerialist performance by Ascend Flow Arts, music by DJ Skinny White, silent auction including three works by Sanaz Sohrabi, dinner catered by Special Events by Duffy's, and cash bar.
General Admission Tickets: $75 - Limited tickets left
Tickets will be $80 at the door the day of the event.
Patron Tickets: $100 - Limited tickets left
Patron tickets include reserved seating for runway performance followed by the Discover VIP champagne
reception with the models 9 - 10 PM.
JUST ADDED! Standing Room Only Tickets: $55
7:30 arrival time after seated guests.
PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY
Ellen Durkan of Iron Maiden Forge
Ellen Durkan creates and engineers her "forged fashion" series presented through runway shows and performance pieces in solo and group exhibitions around the world including our very own THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE on display through August 26. "Durkan’s intriguing sculptural creations often pose psychological questions of trust, power and vulnerability: Though the metal pieces make the wearer feel strong, 'they offer no physical protection like traditional armor.' And she is consistently challenged by manipulating the metal to allow it to sit correctly and comfortably on the human body." source: arts.delaware.gov/iafrecipients/2018_iafs/ellen-durkan
She recently received the Delaware Division of the Arts 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship for the Established Professional Award in Visual Arts: Sculpture.
Photo credit: Joe Hoddinott
Shannah Warwick of BlckBts
BlckBts (“black boots”) features original statement pieces showcasing casual glamour. Warwick started BlckBts six years ago with hand dyed silk pieces and has expanded to nuno felting and dyed wool resulting in one of a kind wearable pieces of art. The nuno felting technique weaves wool fibers into the felt fabric, incorporating texture and sculpture into her work. BlckBts has been featured in runway shows, galleries and in select boutiques
Photo credit: Lee Speary