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GALLERY EVENT: Dream Dress: Fashioning Fashion from Balloons
April 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
with April Brunell, Balloon Artist, April’s Balloon Creations
Model: Vicky Cooley, Visitor Relations Associate
Free with Museum Admission, no advance reservation required
Known for her balloon twisting masterwork, Brunell will set up shop in the Museum’s gallery to create a replica of the dress in Ivan Olinsky’s Old Fashioned Gown (on view in the current exhibition Dreams & Memories) using balloons. Once completed, the eye-POPPING fashion statement will be modeled by Vicky Cooley for a promenade around the gallery.
Image: Ivan Olinsky (1878–1962), The Old Fashioned Gown, 1913. Oil on canvas, Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support from Connecticut Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, HSB, The Aeroflex Foundation, The David T. Langrock Foundation, Mr. Andy Baxter, Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Webster, Deborah & Roy Moore, Wayne & Barbara Harms, Bouvier Insurance, Mr. & Mrs. Jeb Embree as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.