Repurposing with Character: A CFA Costume Studio X UK Art Museum Crossover (In-person event)
10am - 5pm, presentation at 3pm
The UK College of Fine Arts Costume Studio will have a selection of pieces from their collection on display throughout the day, leading up to a presentation by Costume Studio faculty and staff at 3 PM on how they repurpose materials such as previously constructed costumes and purchased or donated clothing and accessories.
This concept of repurposing ties in directly with the UK Art Museum's current exhibition Sew What: Jessie Dunahoo, Elana Herzog, Ben Venom, which features works that repurpose previously used materials and includes techniques of sewing and textiles.
The 3 PM presentation includes conversations with members of the CFA Costume Studio faculty and staff with specific examples of how they repurpose items found in costume storage and construct or choose those garments. Visitors will be split into small groups meeting with each member of the Costume Studio team and moving from one presenter to the next. There will be time for a short full question and answer session at the conclusion of the hour. The presentation covers design, repurposing, creation of original garments for future changes, and rentals of costumes for use by other organizations.
The staff of the costume studio includes Costume Designer, Nelson Fields, Costume Director, Tracy Ward Barber, Draper, Kathryn England, and Costume Inventory Specialist Andrea Richardson.