At left, Melodie Needham designed a dress out of magazines for the 2010 Wearable Art Fashion Show at Gallery 120, and Samantha Schiell modeled it for her. The event has become an annual tradition, held on the Friday evening of River Dazzle. The 2012 Wearable Art Fashion Show begins at 5 p.m. at 120 N. Main St. Some of the fashions appearing in it will be on display at Gallery 120 until about 3 p.m. the day of the show.
At right, Wearable Art Fashion Show emcee Gary Peterson makes fun on the runway with his colorful announcements about each fashion and designer. In the spirit of the event, he also dresses in something artistic and unusual each year. Gallery 120 owner Ila June Brown-Pratt said credit goes to Dolly Mraz, who organizes and coordinates the show each year. The owner says this year’s show includes three child models; there is usually plenty of standing room for the fashion show but limited seating. She advises those who need a seat to arrive early.
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