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Costumed Catwalk of “Homage”
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Costumed Catwalk of

Liberty Arts Gallery presented a Costumed Catwalk during the opening celebration of Homage, that featured guests dressed as famous artists and works of art. Above, co-curator Linda Vivas struts and leers as a New Wave/Punk version of Andy Warhol.

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A crowd gathers on the plaza to take in the spectacle.

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Co-curator and emcee Jill Gardner as Matisse’s “Blue Nude,” reads brief statements from each participant.

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This couple hits all the right steps portraying “Dancers at Bougival” by Renoir.

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Liberty Arts Executive Director, Kim Presley, confounds many with her costume choice, until she strikes the iconic and recognizable pose of George Segal’s “Woman With Purse.”

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Brenda Woods embodies surrealist madman Salvador Dali in his dapper days…

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…while Brian Meek takes on the more casual, late-career Dali.

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“The Blue Nude” introduces Robin O’Brien representing a Mondrian work of art.

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Liberty Arts’ own Bee Soulé as the Barmaid in Manet’s “Bar at the Folies Beigere.”

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Abigail VanAlyn riffs on Magritte’s famous “Pipe” painting with a sign claiming, “This is not a woman.”

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David Gochenour takes a bow as legendary performance artist and all-around rapscallion Buffalo Bill.

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Introducing Candace Miller as Frida Kahlo!

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Jennifer Silveira wonders if Frida Kahlo could have possibly been as moody as her self-portraits suggest.

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Connie Meek represents a Gustav Klimt painting with her “beautiful, flowing fabrics, elaborate, decorative jewels, and gold embellishments.”

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Katie O’Brien portrays one half of Grant Wood’s iconic “American Gothic.”

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Liberty Arts’ Assistant Director Sharon LoMonaco says her Georgia O’Keefe is “from New Mexico via New York City.”

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Homage curators Jill Gardner and Linda Vivas take a curtain call as “The Blue Nude” and Andy Warhol.

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Some of the most famous names in art history gather for a group portrait as the Costumed Catwalk concludes at Liberty Arts.

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Photos and text by Nikolas Allen

5 Responses

  1. Brenda Woods says:

    Thanks for capturing this super fun extra layer of the Liberty show this month. What a great time! Art past, Art future!!!

  2. Fabulous!! Sorry to miss the fun!