We’re trying something new for our 2nd Friday Art Shows at the Phoenix Asylum. One type of art that we haven’t really delved into is wearable art: custom clothing, costumes, hats, and other works of fabric wonder…Until now! On May 13th, prepare to find clothing unlike what you’ve seen before – and the people who can make your costume idea reality!
Here’s just a few of the people we’ll be showcasing in May:
Sophie Melich: Sophie loves creating costumes and helping people harness their creative energy into what they wear. She decided she needed to do this very early on in life when she realized that all she wanted to do was play Dress Up. Particularly known for some fantastic burner costumes through her own design company, Sew Smooth!
Lisa Toyne: Elisabeth A Design Studio was created three years ago by Lisa Toyne. She was taught to sew and craft by her late mother and grandmothers. Lisa loves that she can create and make unique clothing and accessories for herself as well as other. Most items are upcycled to make unique clothing and accessories; all pieces are one-of-a-kind.
Stephanie Schwartz: Known for her gifts of graphic design, Stephanie particularly enjoys helping others make their own costumes. From steampunk inspired costumes to creative custom pieces, Stephanie is a great source if you want to get started making your own costumes.
Frank Coffman: Frank Coffman is a Boulder artist who makes masks, props and costumes, especially bigfoot and gorilla costumes. Seriously!! He sells costumes across the world via the Internet, but for May 13th, you may get to see some of his creations in person!
Our very own skilled Phoenix Asylum tailors/custom clothiers!
Peter Trench: Peter’s coats and vests turn heads with their style and excellent fit. A rare and cultured tailor, he often asks people to draw what they are interested in having made, and can help realize that dream through his company Trench Clothing.
Crystal Hinds: Crystal started Dead Girl Fashions officially in 1998, though she has always been interested in sewing. Her specialty is costuming. Crystal tells me she really enjoys fantasy, and making things that encourage people to feel beautiful and completely unique. She looks forward to many more years of perfecting her skills through helping others accomplish their clothing desires.
Our music for our very special 2nd Friday on May 13th will be
Stefan David – who will be “Digging Through The Ashes”! This is a very cool performance!
All this, plus pomegranate soda on tap for donations. Hooray! Come celebrate spring with us!
FRIDAY, May 13th 7-10:30pm
@ The Phoenix Asylum
2510 47th Street in Boulder
BYOB – or visit our neighbors, 303 Vodka for adult refreshments!
Do you make costumes or custom clothing too? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate!