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"Eye of the Beholder" garment art exhibit coming to Water Street Studios in Batavia

BATAVIA – Designers from all over the Chicago area will feature their garment-related art at Water Street Studios' "Eye of the Beholder" garment exhibition from 6 to 9 p.m. May 10. This year’s exhibition theme is “Transparency."

Eye of the Beholder is a juried 2D and 3D exhibit featuring various mediums with a concentration on wearable art.

“Artists were challenged to clarify and translate what transparency meant to them and to create a work that is either worn or observed," said Andrea Reynders, curator and fashion designer, in a news release from Water Street Studios. "From garments that capture emotions we cannot readily share, moments that capture chrysalis transformation, to paintings that capture light in transparent layers of color, the work included here bridges the divide between poetic reflection and political comment and from dynamic movement to quietude. The results are both serious and whimsical—an amazing cross section of personal interpretation. From sophisticated couture and hand-crafted assemblages to paintings --all as a response to the idea of transparency. Come and be transformed.”

This year’s garment exhibition features the following artists: Victoria Belz, Andria Burchett, Claudia Canon, Patricia Davoust, Morgan Donahue, Maureen Gasek, Sue and Katie Holzkopf, Lisa Holzl, Madeline Jenkins, Katherine Kratzer, Emy Krauspe, Ellen Jo Ljung, Anke Loh, Michele Norman, Gretchen Schreiber, Madelyn Schuster, Amanda Williams, Lisa Youngdahl, Dawn Zalkus, and Ana Zanic.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and free for ages 13 and under, and are available online at Eventbrite.com. Use code "GARMENT" to get 10 percent off tickets prices. All sales go toward the $500 Best of Show award.

Beer by Solemn Oath Brewery, wine, cocktails featuring Whiskey Acres Distillery Co., coffee by FreshGround Roasting, and soda will be available for purchase, as will
a small selection of appetizers and desserts by Gaetano's Restaurant in Batavia.

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