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Timothy Westbrook Studio Announces Next Show

Timothy Westbrook will present his next performative fashion show at the Pfister Hotel’s Imperial Ballroom with an element of figure skating.

By - Jan 28th, 2014 09:05 am

MILWAUKEE—Milwaukee fiber artist, former Pfister Hotel Artist-in-Residence, and season 12 contestant on Lifetime’s reality TV show “Project Runway,” Timothy Westbrook will present his next performative fashion show at the Pfister Hotel’s Imperial Ballroom with an element of figure skating.  Entitled “Legacy” the show will be presented March 19th. Doors open 7:30 p.m. the show begins at 8:30 p.m. Reception to follow with continued performances at 10:00 p.m. Press passes available free of charge by request. General admission $15 attendees have the option to sponsor the attendance of a student for an additional $15.

This show will feature models over the age of thirty, male models, female impersonators, figure skaters, as well as “traditional” models. The themes of this performance deal with the complexities of the pressure young people have to choose a career and life path based on the guidance of others. The show will examine Timothy’s personal journey and angst pulling him down the road of visual arts or the competitive sport of figure skating.

In the interest of sustainable practices all elements of the show will be built out of repurposed and re-imagined objects. While the show will feature Westbrook’s infamous woven cassette tape material and his woven plastic bag material the centerpiece material for this show will be canvasses from “art waste.” Scraps primarily from Milwaukee abstract artist Pamela Anderson and performance duo Bass Structures. Show elements will be transported from Westbrook’s downtown studio to the Pfister Hotel via bicycles.

Westbrook’s previous show, the dinosaur themed “Paleontology of a Woman” won 1st Prize in the National Fossil Day art competition. Timothy Westbrook Studio received accolades from Zevia, a sugar free soda, in response to his use of their cans for his shoes.

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