Wearable art on show

Wearable by Emily Hadland, of Savannah, Georgia, won the Best in Show and conceptual prizes at 2011 Wearable Arts.  - DARLA FURLANI PHOTOGRAPHY
Wearable by Emily Hadland, of Savannah, Georgia, won the Best in Show and conceptual prizes at 2011 Wearable Arts.

There will be at least 68 garments paraded down the catwalk at this weekend’s 10th Wearable Art Awards at  Port Moody city hall.

But, depending on customs, one or two more may trickle across the border by the time the performances happen.

“We’ve had a piece from Israel stuck at customs for a month,” committee chairperson Ann Kitching said last Friday. “We don’t know what the problem is, if it’s on the Israeli end or ours.”w

Other entries have come in from Australia and Germany as well as Canadian artists displaying a wide array for use of materials. For the 2013 exhibit, which is sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, prizes will be handed out on Sunday for individual categories and for best use of silk (material of the year); best use of silver and gold (colours of the year); best use of ‘100’ (to mark the city’s centennial); second life; student; and best in show.

The public can also cast votes for the people’s choice award, which will be announced after a five-week long exhibit at the Port Moody Arts Centre that starts Feb. 23.

• Tickets for the Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. can be bought by calling 604-931-2008 (ext. 0).

or in person at the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. John’s St.). For more information, visit wearableartsawards.com.



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