Unis: The Origin of the Unicorn
Presented by Timothy Westbrook Studio
August 1 - September 28, 2014
Opening Reception featuring fashion show by Timothy Westbrook Studio in collaboration with Get Dolled Up Beauty Salon, Fashion Designer Bree Rose, and Maggie Sovelson of Brown Cow Vintage
Friday, August 1, 2014 from 6 – 8:30 pm
$10 / Museum Members Free
Members Only VIP Experience 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Not a member? Join at the door. Student memberships $25 / Adult memberships $45. Includes opening reception, and reserve seating for fashion show.
Timothy Westbrook Studio creates a fictional narrative of an expedition funded by Charles Allis to discover the origin of the unicorn. Using natural history, costume, sculpture, personal ephemera and an expedition team, Westbrook along with nationally recognized artists create original work that takes us on a mythical journey throughout the Charles Allis Art Museum, with treasures around every corner. Join us on this expedition and discover the origins of one of the most beloved mythical creatures.
The opening reception will feature live actors interacting with guests in a Renaissance Faire style of role playing. The actors will be in character as the team of explorers that discovered the origin of the unicorn. It is truly a gala in their honor to celebrate all of their scientific findings, including research and artifacts. Enjoy a story that fictionally depicts Charles Allis as a unicorn enthusiast infusing his existing collection with unicorn relics and historical evidence of the existence of unicorns. Peruse the galleries filled with contemporary art evolved from the unicorn theme, as well as Westbrook's personal collection of unicorn trinkets, and of course the documentation of the unicorn expedition. At 8:00 p.m. there will be a fashion show to take a closer look at the garments that Westbrook has created from repurposed materials for the explorers for both the gala and the expedition. Westbrook will be joined by fashion designer Bree Rose, vintage curator Maggie Solveson of BrownCowVintage who will also present their collections to the theme #HipstersOnSafari.
MEMBER ONLY V.I.P. HOUR 5:00-6:00PM
Sponsored by The Charles Allis Art Museum, 88Nine, Get Dolled Up Beauty Lounge, and The Vintage Future by Brandon Minga.
Enjoy a chance to mingle in a more intimate, exclusive, and uninturrupted setting with the actors, the fashion show collaborators and even catch a glimpse of a few of the runway looks ahead of time. Members will receive goody bags from our sponsors, may reserve premium seating for the fashion show, and enjoy a complimentary scotch tasting in the billards room which is not normally open to the public.