Folk Couture : Fashion and Folk Art from the American Folk Art Museum in NYC

The Huntsville Museum of Art is the first museum outside of New York City to present the exhibit Folk Couture : Fashion and Folk Art.

The exhibit was organized by the American Folk Art Museum of NYC and is a collection of traditional folk art and expressions by self-taught artists.  Thirteen emerging designers including Fabio Costa a contestant of Project Runway, Catherine Malandrino, and Koos van der Akker were asked to create a fashion piece for the exhibit.  Live Models from the Black Ball Collection by DeLoain were also featured at the event.

The Premier Cocktail Event Folk Fusion : Where Fashion Meets Folk Art, was held in April at the HMA, and hosted by the Huntsville Museum of Art Guild.  The evening began with a silent auction and guests had the pleasure of listening to tunes by Southern Acoustic Artists Brad & Clint, and The Sweeplings while sipping wine offered by Church Street Wine Shoppe and enjoying local brews from Rocket Republic Brewing Company.   Guests also savored delicious food catered by Lyn's Gracious Goodness and Hamley Bake Shoppe. The evening came to a close with a spirited live auction. 

Folk Couture : Fashion and Folk Art exhibit will be available for viewing April 10 - June 26, 2016.  All of those who are fashion enthusists will not want to miss this dynamic display of couture and folk art.

Live Your Vision,

Sheila