The Hanami Kimono is a demure, wide-sleeved robe, created from pink children’s play tunnels, a matching pink hat, a fan in the hand, and geta sandals on the feet. The tunnels can expand and collapse to change the length and dimension of the skirt and sleeves. Hanami is the Japanese traditional cherry blossom festival. The fabric features hand painted cherry blossoms. The Hanami Kimono celebrates the beauty of blooming flowers in the Spring.
The 2015 show includes 25 artists and 36 pieces. The Port Townsend Wearable Art Show is a fundraiser for Jefferson County Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls. Now a yearly show, held on Mother’s Day weekend in May, The Port Townsend Wearable Art Show has become the hit of spring, with all previous shows completely sold out!
Jean Cacicedo was the juror for the 2015 Wearable Art Show. A teacher and artist based in Berkeley, California, Cacicedo’s pieced and sewn, slashed, felted and dyed constructions have been published and displayed around the world. In 2000, a 30 year retrospective of her work was featured at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco.
A wearable art show melds art and fashion, using the human form as a kinetic part of an artistic piece. This one is modeled on wildly popular wearable art shows in cities like Baton Rouge, Ketchikan, Halifax, and Wellington, New Zealand.
Special Thanks to: Sophie Pipia for modeling, Dani Dooley for costume construction assistance, and Taylor Steele for video editing assistance.