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DIY: Pin Show and Velvet Painting at the LCC


by Lydia Regalado 11 Jul 2008

Guest blogger Lydia Regalado writes about people who gather to make things. The Pin Show (above) was the Greatest Show on Earth! At least that’s what it looked like from the line that was wrapped around The Door. Kind of like a three ring circus actually. There was the runway show, a staged area set […]

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Guest blogger Lydia Regalado writes about people who gather to make things.

The Pin Show (above) was the Greatest Show on Earth! At least that’s what it looked like from the line that was wrapped around The Door. Kind of like a three ring circus actually. There was the runway show, a staged area set up for one-minute photo shoots and the shop set up in the back. The place was packed, proving that some in Dallas have a penchant for fashion and independent art. Can’t wait for next season’s event!

Next up: Velvet painting at the Latino Cultural Center
Texas artist Benito Huerta will demonstrate painting on velvet tomorrow for Latino Cultural Center’s Target Second Saturdays! If you like this kind of great kitsch, check out the Velveteria in Portland, Oregon, a museum solely dedicated to the art of painting on velvet. Benito’s demonstration begins at 11 am, this is a free event.
See you there!

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  • caren anderson

    was thrilled to see a demonstration on terciopelo negro , black velvet paintings are our thing at the Velveteria. We have a book out a survey of Velvet Painting around the world with about 300 photos. People all over the country love the “velvets” the visitors are astounded. There are those who were dragged in by a relative and even they came out smiling.The Latino Cultural Center sounds like a great place, so many interesting classes and events.

  • k farrow

    Organization and The Pin Show do not go together. We saw a few of the designers and really enjoyed what came down the runway. The Juice Box line was fantastic, and the student work was outstanding! The event however, was not well planned. My husband and I would love to see more local designers, but The Pin Show needs to work on the presentation and venue.

  • Rawlins Gilliland

    I was there as well and yes (or no) it was not ‘planned’ well, but it was well conceived and as such felt edgy and oddly important. I loved seeing the mix of designs by this generation that I find so charmingly and easily futuristic. The designs managed to be nostalgic while seeming newly hip and very today.

    As someone who only went because I was asked…… I have seen 8 million fashion shows in my time with Neiman Marcus and beyond and count on one hand the number of times I enjoyed one…truly enjoyed one (I am a man and have a limit to my testosterone tested patience)..but this venue felt very alternative as it should. A lot of work went into all that but they need a Jan Strimple mother lion(ess) to get those clothes hanging from the chandaliers and then the clothes hangers in cutomer closets.

  • Thank you all for your support and feedback. Please understand that we never expected the turn out that Dallas provided us with for The Pin Show 2008! It was the first event and we had more than 1200 people turn out when about 400-500 were expected. We are Independent, it’s definitely our edge & feel that made this show attractive to the attendees, but you will see a much better organization for our attendees with better ticket management. Remember, buying your tickets ahead of time helps us plan the best, not to mention it was a sold out show last time and tickets may not be available at the door.
    So thank you again Dallas for the support of this Independent Show! Be sure to visit the website and see what is planned for Spring (2/26/09) 2009 at the new venue (Union Station Dallas), with another 25 local designers!