Pfister Artist in Residence, Timothy Westbrook’s second gallery night took place on Friday, July 27th. With the intention of creating a piece that referenced Elizabethan, Timothy decided to tell a story with his second gallery night piece. Using guides from the 1890s, he created a piece that reflects Queen Victoria’s popularizing of the color white in wedding gowns.
Much like his first piece, Timothy’s fiber art is composed of re-purposed materials, and this piece was no exception. Utilizing white plastic bags, Timothy weaved a fantastic Wedding dress – a dress that tied in surprisingly well with Art Milwaukee’s “Wedding”, a Gallery Night after event that was held in the Pfister. But don’t take our word for it, hear Timothy’s thoughts about his second Gallery Night and the privledge of being involved in the event in the video below.
Timothy also used the Gallery Night event as an opportunity to exhibit some of his dyed gowns from earlier in the summer with the help of some local models, and the help of Botique B’Lou.
After Gallery viewing ended at 9pm, the evening commenced upstairs with Art Milwaukee‘s “Wedding” in the Pfister’s Imperial Ballroom.
Artists from throughout the city were on hand to ‘live paint’ through the evening while mock wedding events occurred throughout.
“I have a Much larger sense of accomplishment…”
Check out some of the great photos from the evening below (for a full gallery, visit us on Facebook)…