In These Shoes at Paper City Studios, Holyoke, MA

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 in Blog

postcard_web“In These Shoes: Bespoke Footwear in America” opens on Friday, September 6 with a reception from 5 pm to 7 pm at Paper City Studios, 80 Race Street in Holyoke, MA. The show originated at the Quigley Gallery at Clarke University (Dubuque, IA) in June of this year and will be traveling throughout the country in various galleries and museums.

This show is an art event blurring the boundaries of fashion, art and craft. It features handmade-to-order footwear from couture to cowboy, that both fit the foot and look like no off-the-rack shoes– akin to sculpture. With a burgeoning trend of fashion and costume being recognized in major museums like the Whitney and MoMA, this is the first show to specifically highlight contemporary bespoke shoemakers.…