India Inspired Pop-Up Shop @Kortman Gallery
On September 20, between 7- 9 pm, Kortman Gallery (107 N. Main Street, Rockford) will play host to the “PAVI.RANG Pop- Up Shop.” Fresh from India, PAVI.RANG will be showcasing their unique interpretations of Indian traditional patterns in their stylish collection of scarves and bags, suitable for any wardrobe. The label, newly founded by Rockford native Will Mulford, is an exploration of bustling India and the richness of its cultures; PAVI.RANG imbues within each piece a youthful energy and sense of playfulness, alongside time honored traditions of quality and craftsmanship.
Upon arrival in India two years ago, Mulford, a 2008 Auburn High School graduate, was struck by the dizzying array of fabrics, crafts, and unparalleled skills offered in the country. Living in Jaipur, India’s Pink City, Mulford, along with German partner Claudia Englert, teamed with artisans to produce a collection of geometric, hand-dyed scarves and graphic totes. Contained within each piece are the creative visions of the designers as well as the artistic and technical sensibilities of the craftspeople with whom they collaboratively work.
Kortman Gallery hosts the first ever “PAVI.RANG Pop-Up Shop” on September 20th between 7 and 9 pm. Be the first to take home flowing scarves, graphic canvas totes, hand-dyed T-shirts, and sumptuous silk saris (all prices ranging from $10 and up) The “PAVI.RANG Pop-Up” Shop will also feature a selection of Indian inspired hors d’oeuvres and an eclectic World Groove music set from Mulford’s collection. Beer, Wine, and cocktails will be served.
This First Friday, September 6th at J. R. Kortman Center for Design, “Elusive Amalgams,” ceramic works by Joanne Gustafson opens in the Kortman Gallery starting at 5:30pm. Joanne, a recent graduate of Rockford University, is an emerging artist who creates unconventional porcelain sculptures inspired by imagery from childhood memories. Things like doll heads and arms arenʼt quite where they should be, which is both fascinating and peculiar..
Also this First Friday, we will be presenting a “Dot Sale” in the store. Many cool things will be on sale from 20% to 40% off if marked with a color coded dot. Do some early holiday shopping or find something special for yourself at a savings! Shop ‘til 9pm.
The Gallery Bar will be open even later, hosted by Dennis Horton.
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