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Saturday, March 6, 2010

GA/GI Where Bold Fashion, Flycicles and Waffles Rule

Rebecca Strzelec, an associate Professor of Penn Sate, Altoona who formerly lived in St. Louis, grew up thinking that the Cardinals were the only team in baseball because of her father's love for the organization. Years later, she has retained her fascination for all things baseball, much of it manifested in bold, colorful, and extraordinary wearable art. You'll see some of her most stunning work built layer by layer in various plastics and photosensitive resins at the GA/GI Fashion show "Pedal to the Metal." Other fashion headliners include our eco-tech founders: Jonano, Amisha Gadani, Neighborhood Academy, Rebellious Nature and Heather Joy Puskarich and Webelowear along with our latest fashion friends Hey Betty! vintage clothing and collectibles/ Kelly Lane Designs "Clothing with color", Little Earth accessories from salvage, LaVerne Kemp hat couture and Jorge Myers hand-painted style.

The Flycicle generated from the mind of Wes Johansen who states: "The future is upon us, but it's not quite how we imagined it. Where are the flying cars and robot wives? This is not the Utopia that was once promised by the slick suited corporations of the fifties. The social and economic problems of society still persist. Technology has proven to be a frustrating savior." You'll enter his visionary installation: Yesterday's Tomorrow on April 2.

The Waffle Shop is a neighborhood restaurant that produces and broadcasts a live-streaming talk show with its customers, operates a changeable storytelling billboard on its roof, and runs a take-out window that sells food from countries engaged in conflict with the U.S. The shop is a public experiment that brings together people from all walks of life to engage in dialogue and the co-production of culture. Starting at 11 pm, after the Geek Art/Green Innovators Festival on April 2, bring in your program or enter wearing your GA/GI gear, blab about your GA/GI "experience" and get $1 off your plate of waffles! Waffle Shop is at 124 S. Highland Avenue 15206.

Images left to Right: super-sized necklace by Strzelec, Wes Johansen on Flycicle and the set of the Waffle Shop.


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