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A model at the Wearable Artshow in a ruffled green sheer robe with matching mask and gloves.

The 2015 Wearable Art Show Featuring the Runway Challenge

The 2015 Wearable Art Show, featuring the Runway Challenge

April 25, 2015 @ 8PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St.

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General admission tickets $20 / $15 for students, seniors, underwaged
On line: phone: 705-749-1146

Cabaret-style seating $30 each. Call Public Energy to book at 705-745-1788. Get the best view, up close to the runway at table seating. Come on your own or put a group together.

A showcase of Peterborough artists unleashing wild creations upon the catwalk, all to benefit Public Energy’s work in the community. As an audience member, it is an opportunity to dress up and get down with the artistic milieu while showing your support of Public Energy’s work in the community. As an artist, this is your opportunity to show off your talents and challenge your abilities, as you meld your mind with new materials. Get inspired!

Photo artist Wayne Eardley has created a short video drawing on his work for Public Energy and 4th Line Theatre. Filmed in the de-consecrated chapel at the Mount Community Centre, it features Robert Winslow as Rev. Bobby Angel from 4th Line’s upcoming production of Gimme That Prime Time Religion, and 6 artists from Public Energy’s Wearable Art Show.

Announcing our Live Artists: Anne Cavanagh (below -left) and Janet Howse (below-right). These two hugely talented artists will each create an original work of art, live while we watch, to be raffled off at the end of the night. Raffle tickets are $3 each, 2 for $5, 5 for $10.

Silent Auction

Local businesses have already generously donated over $5,000 in prizes to be won! Here are some of our silent auction and event donors: Ashburnham Ale House, BE Catering, Bellydance Lessons with Janel Jarvis, Blyth Festival, Black Honey, Brad Brackenridge, Brio Gusto, Bronson Smith, Century Health, Circus, Canadian Canoe Museum, DAVIDsTEA, Elderberry Herbals, Festival Players of Prince Edward County, Holiday Inn Waterfront-Peterborough, Karma’s Café, Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, Mazatlan Mexico House, Riverside Retreat, 4th Line Theatre, National Arts Centre, National Ballet of Canada, Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, Rowena Dykins, Showplace Performance Centre, Shaw Festival, Spa @ Trillium, Stratford Festival, The Favourite Greek, The Sapphire Room, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Valerie Davidson Jewellery, Westben Arts Festival Theatre, Yates Fine Carpentry, ZimArt

Featured in the Silent Auction: 2 week Mexican Getaway (above right). Value: $1,500. Read about all the Silent Auction items here.

On March 24th we hosted the Runway Challenge draw to match artists and businesses in the Market Hall Lobby (2nd Floor) at Noon. This year’s Runway Challengers and their Business Partners are above from left: Leslie Menagh & Kelly O’Neill + The Endeavour Centre; Gillian Turnham + The Night Kitchen; Holly McClellan + East City Flower Shop; Christiana (Chris) Ferguson + Lakefield Pantry;  Grace Mahoney + GreenUP; Cheryl Ellis + Pammett’s Flower Shop andAmber Worr (photo on right) with Elizabeth Bartley + Custom Copy.

Special Guests
Opening act will be up and coming break dancer Will Campbell, who appeared in our first Wearable Art Show five years ago. Welcome back!

What is The Runway Challenge?

The feature attraction in Public Energy’s annual Wearable Art Show.

Seven artists/designers are matched up with seven local businesses and challenged to create a stunning work of sartorial genius to be strutted down the catwalk at Market Hall. The catch? The artists only find out which business/materials they’ll be working with one month ahead of time, and those materials have nothing to do with fashion. The result is a fashion show unlike any other; where wildly creative outfits are modeled and presented in a fun and theatrical way. On May 8, 2014, Wayne Eardley photographed the 2014 Runway Challenge creations at The Mount Community Centre. Watch video here.

Below are some examples from the 2014 show at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre. All photos by Esther Vincent.

The 2015 Wearable Art Show featuring The Runway Challenge was generously sponsored by Circus & Donna O’Shaughnessy, Century 21.

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Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2023-24 Season Funders and Sponsors.

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