Salina Art Center is hosting a two-day workshop culminating in a fashion show on Saturday night.
Local artists will spend Sept. 6 and Sept. 7 at the Salina Art Center Warehouse with Arthur Williams, an artist from Denver who specializes in floral and natural designs, most notable of which are floral headpieces.
One of the people in charge of the workshop and the event, Peggy DeBey, said that the artists will create a table-top design and a head piece that will be worn by a model on the runway.
Additionally, there will be several surprises in store for the attendees revealed throughout the workshop that DeBey said will help boost their creativity.
“The whole point of this workshop is creativity and letting (that creativity) flow out,” DeBey said.
DeBey said that these surprises are also good because spontaneity can be an important part of creativity.
Of the 17 workshop attendees, five are florists, but the rest are members of the community. Debey said the community members come from many backgrounds and occupations, including a priest, psychiatrist, accountant and poet.
DeBey, with her husband Wayne DeBey, own The Flower Nook, a Salina floral shop that is one of the hosts of the event. The DeBeys were responsible for getting Williams to come and lead the workshop. Peggy DeBey described Williams as a personal friend to her and her husband and said that she admires the work he does. She said he works in twisting, binding and weaving natural materials to create layers of art in his headpieces.
When it comes to art, Peggy DeBey said that Salina is full of talented people, but many assume that art only comes from those in the fine arts or performing arts. She appreciates the work of artisans and creators.
Some of those artisans and creators are stylists from the Hays Academy of Hair Design-Salina Campus, who will be on hand to attach the headdresses to models, many of whom are also from the academy, and to do make up. The hosts were intentional in choosing the…
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