Cycling fans can re-energize their pedals and enter a drawing for the amazing BMW Cruiser Bike donated by Lyon-Waugh Auto Group! An $1100 value! Details below. You can purchase tickets at all the upcoming seARTS events or by emailing us at info@seARTS.org and we will link you to an online option. Here’s what you need to know!
The BMW Cruise Bike provides a safe riding experience, even on rough stretches, due to the excellent suspension provided by the large air volume and safety system. The safety system allows for the deflection of debris, stones, chips etc. based on Run-Flat Technology. Better visibility is provided as a result ofthe built-in reflector stripes.Features:Aluminum and hydroformed frame BMW in-house development bull neck design derived from the design of BMW Vehicles28″ front wheel suspensionSR Suntour NCS fork in frame colorContinental Cruise CONTACT tires including Kevlar insert under the treadFront and Rear reflectorsRodi Airline Plus 4 lacing 28″ hollow-chamber profile rimsShimano BR-M395 180mm (front) and 160mm (rear) braking systemShimanoDeore 30 gear derailleurSelle Royal Freccia rails saddleVelo VLG-719 ergonomic handlesWeight: 33 lbs.S = approx. body height 63 – 68″ M = approx. body height 68 – 72″ L = approx. body height 72 – 76″
BMW Cruise Bike Aqua Pearl Blue/Silver/ Small
I am excited to be designing for the seARTS wearable art show, Celebrate Wearable Art, this Fall. I have several projects going and we will see what rises to the top to earn the runway spots!
I have been pattern making for new dresses, a coat and a Japanese inspired tunic. I am combining collagraph printed silk organza with linen. Transparent with solid, and embellishing on top with embroidery.
I am deeply inspired by the 19th century biologist Ernst Haeckel, who drew unbelievably beautiful renderings of microscopic, single cell organisms in sea water. I have been embroidering these images onto silk organza, and am exploring the possibilities of adding them to my garments.
I look forward to the wearable art show. It is unusual to have such a strong venue for my more intricate work and I am grateful for the opportunity to create special pieces for it.
In the realm of Wearable Art, you will often find the most unusual, non-traditional materials at work to create the unexpected. I approached the challenge of making a garment for the Celebrate Wearable Art, 2015, fashion runway event from the perspective of a sculptor and furniture maker. I looked at the project as a designer would confront any other, the materials must serve the functional requirements and contribute elegance… we ARE talking fashion here.
Looking around my studio for possible resources, I came across the remains of an old staircase I had replaced years prior. The wood was an aged cherry, and I had already forged several pieces of furniture and sculpture from this particular lot. I liked the idea of giving it a new life again as a runway look.
The concept arose as a full floor length dress, as elegant and simple as I could make out of wood. I used the raven’s feather motif to create a varied texture hidden in the black detail of the skirt. Each element of the “up-cycled “ wood skirt was cut to 1/16th of an inch, re-cut into the final shape, and sanded to mimic a feather. They were then treated with a black aniline dye and oiled. Each of the five hundred feathers was hand sewn to a lining so the feathers could move independently. They give the appearance of fluidity on the runway and created a wonderful, subtle sound.
For the bodice, I wanted it to be sculptural, like a necklace, and red to contrast with the black of the skirt. The bloodwood mimics the throat of the raven in a mixture of short curled and long slender feathers all integrated together. The bloodwood’s natural color was rich, offering contrast to the black cherry.
The design was intended to be simple and highlight our model’s beauty in an understated way. As a maker, I enjoyed the challenge! [More about Rick Crangle]
My Clothes, My Art (appearing in North Shore Magazine online March 2017)
The tenth anniversary “Celebrate Wearable Art” exhibit is slated for Sunday, October 1, at Cruiseport Gloucester.
You can’t look at Rick Crangle’s dress without seeing a woodland sprite dressed in a gown for the moonlit ball. Or maybe she is a willowy young tree, transformed into human form so that she can dance with King Oberon.
Crangle, a Gloucester wood sculptor and architectural specialist, made a classically proportioned ball gown with a halter-top, full princess skirt and a chic bit of midriff-baring flash. Here’s the thing: the halter and top are elaborately pieced together from carved pieces of bloodwood. A little overskirt of carved feathers flows over a floor-length skirt of cascading ebonized cherry tiles. To make it…..Read on……
WOW or How to Wear Art|PEM’s latest exhibit, featuring wearable art, is now open. By Regina Cole
Consider the bra in a display case in a section of the WOW® World of Wearable Art exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum called Bizarre Bras. Linked by pretty, jeweled chains, the cups of the bra are taxidermied hedgehogs, complete with furry tails and beady-eyed heads. Yes, it is bizarre, even shocking, but it is carefully designed and made to be worn.
That’s a big part of the fun of the show, which is on view until June 11. Dresses made of wood and fiberglass, an ensemble including boots, hats, gloves, and a sweeping train that turns the wearer into a lobster, a felted wool cape that erupts in long red spines—all are actual garments. One dress hangs like Paris’ Cathedral of Notre Dame created in laser-cut felt from the body of a model, another leather and horsehair creation turns the wearer into a centaur…….more @NShoreMag.com