Artistic lingerie will support cancer clinic
Durham’s premier gallery for fine craft and original art is pairing up with Durham’s Gala of Hope to raise money in a creative way. Meta4 Contemporary Craft will unbutton a unique exhibit at the end of August as part of the first annual “Bras for a Cause” event. The show will feature dozens of altered and fabricated bras to raise money for the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre’s Breast Cancer Clinic and its programs.
Anyone may create a piece using a whole spectrum of media and techniques. They can be hand crafted, sculpted, painted, quilted or embellished in any way, but must incorporate the front, sides and straps of the bra. They can be wearable or not. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries and winners will be decided by the number of raffle tickets purchased for each bra.
“We’re really looking forward to seeing the wide range of entries, from artistic to elegant to just crazy,” said Meta4 co-owner Birgitta MacLeod. “My partners and I didn’t hesitate to get involved, as the event spotlights both art and women’s issues,” she added. Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery is owned by four women artists and features the work of approximately 100 artists living within 100 miles of Port Perry. The gallery is located in the heart of Port Perry at 200 Queen Street.
Bras for a Cause will premier at an opening reception on Thursday, August 30 at Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery. The colourful intimates will be on display at Meta4 through Labour Day weekend and later in September at the Oshawa Centre mall.
Deadline to submit your piece is August 24. Give a title to your design, include a short paragraph about it and be sure to attach a small label inside with your name. For more information, contact Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery at 905-985-1534 or the Gala of Hope office at 705-786-0507.