I first saw WOW World of WearableArt at the EMP museum in Seattle. I was blown away by the imagination and creativity of the works. It was a sensory overload with epic music and a multi screen display of WOW’s theatrical performance.
WOW encourages everyone to express their creativity and push the boundaries of art and fashion. As a part of the exhibition visitors are invited in the Workroom to create their own work of wearable art on a paper doll. Works can then be taken home or displayed on large discs for other visitors to see. The discs have become an evolving display of creativity. Looking at all of the amazing works people created, self-directed and with relativity simply materials has been inspiring.
I knew the Workroom would be very popular at PEM. We added an additional worktable and hired staff to help maintain the Workroom. Oh, and ordered about 80,000 paper dolls!
Here are some of the imaginative works visitors have created in the exhibition:
Have you tried creating at work of wearble art?
Share what you have created with us at #PEMwow
April School Vacation Week begins today at PEM with artmaking and drawing in the exhibition, including a workshop with playwright Deirdre Girard to learn the basics of creating stories for the stage, then writing your own short play inspired by WOW® ensembles. Presented in partnership with New Repertory Theatre. See here for more.