Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 11:56 AM
To: Susan Clements
Cc: Claire Aubrey
Subject: New - Aprons Exhibition at the
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/9/09
CONTACT: Claire Aubrey 286-8290 email@example.com
New Folk Art exhibit explores domestic and occupational aprons with three exhibits in one
Artistic and Functional: Aprons from the Karen Anderson Collection features a diverse selection of 47 aprons collected by Mrs. Karen Anderson of Lynn Center, Illinois. These beautiful pieces of domestic art demonstrate the ingenuity of a century of American women who fashioned aprons from recycled feedsacks, dresses, curtains, handkerchiefs and blue jeans. Visitors will be captivated by the array of styles and awed by the sewing skills of appliqué, embroidery, smocking and tatting.
Aprons from a Local Kitchen Drawer
is a collection of
aprons created by Catherine Weinheimer Hackenheimer (February 7, 1857- April 1,
1952), the grandmother of
at Work includes a series eight of occupational
apron portraits showing people who regularly wear aprons as part of their
occupational life. Photographed by Lauren Tent of CEPA Gallery, this
series highlights the role aprons play as protectors. More than mere
cover-ups these aprons save lives as well as wardrobes. “The men and women
we are working with on this project could obtain fatal injuries on the job that
are prevented by the protective aprons they wear,” said Ms. Aubrey. Brooke
Eisenhauer, a radiologic technician from Mount Saint Mary’s Hospital and
The Folk Art Program of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is currently planning special events for this spring and summer including: an exhibit reception and tea party on March 19, 2009 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm featuring a gallery talk by Melinda Anderson and Marlowe McSparin, daughter and sister of Karen Anderson, who will share memories and stories of Karen Anderson and her collection of 500 aprons; a celebration of ethnic aprons on June 7 and an exploration of occupational aprons on June 28, where visitors will have an opportunity to meet men and women who wear aprons everyday at their jobs throughout Western New York and learn how these aprons protect them and their clothes.
For more information on this exhibit and related programming please contact Curator of Folk Arts Claire Aubrey at (716) 286-8290 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artistic and Functional: Aprons from the Karen Anderson Collection is on view January 25, through July 19, 2009.
This exhibition was
made possible with public funds from the
Susan J. Clements
Coordinator of Events, Publicity, Memberships & Sponsorships