The Danville Arts Council’s third annual “Anything but Clothes” fashion show will be held at the Pine Barn Inn on Thursday, February 27.

The Danville Arts Council in partnership with Geisinger’s GPRIDE will present ABC Fashion Show 3.0 on Thursday, February 27 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Pine Barn Inn, 43 Pine Barn Place, in Danville. The third annual “Anything but Clothes” fashion show will benefit the Danville Arts Council. Participants will create an outfit from anything but clothing, such as recycled or repurposed materials. Groups of up to three people can register their outfit to be modeled on the runway. The models compete for prizes, including the People’s Choice Award, the Judge’s Choice, and Honorable Mention. Admission to the event includes a buffet, light refreshments, a vote for the People’s Choice award, and a cash bar.

Model, Mitchell Andjeski, flaunts outfit entitled “Choose Your Vice,” created by Black Diamonds team members, Nicole Polanichka and Mitchell Andjeski. The Black Diamonds team took home the first place award at last year’s ABC Fashion Show 2.o. Their outfit will be on display for inspiration at the Danville Business Alliance (620 Mill Street) until February 29th.
Tickets are on sale for $35 presale and $40 at the door. Admission for participants modeling ormaking outfits is $20 and is free for students (with a valid student ID). Tickets may be purchasedat the Danville Business Alliance (DBA) office at 620 Mill Street in Danville or online at www.danvilleartscouncil.org/abcfashionshow.

“I am excited to see participants clean out their recycle bin or their old basket full of scraps and transform them into fashion.” says emcee Ann Mooney. “And all for a good cause, supporting the Danville Arts Council.”

Nancy Dennehy, model and artist, walks the runway in her encyclopedia dress crafted from the “M” encyclopedia. Dennehy was presented with the Honorable Mention award during ABC Fashion 2.0 in 2018.

The judges for the show are Meredith Re’ Grimsley, Ben Hartman, and Joanne Landis. Meredith Re’ Grimsley is a faculty member in the art department at Bloomsburg University. She received her MFA in Fabric Design from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Her work reflects moments of meditation over spiritual growth, faith, sacrifice and a pursuit of grace and has been shown in numerous national venues. Ben Hartman is the owner of a local costume shop, and a lifelong cosplayer, haunted house actor, and costume enthusiast. Joanne Landis worked as a fashion illustrator in NYC for years, where she also taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at Drexel University. Joanne currently works as a painter. Justin D. Aurand will provide live musical accompaniment to the fashion show. Justin is an accomplished musician from Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. In addition to performing numerous concerts, Justin has also recorded 3 albums of original music and unique arrangements. Currently, Justin performs with Off The Record Live Band Karaoke and plays services for Zion United Methodist Church as well as solo concerts.
Geisinger is a generous sponsor of the ABC Fashion Show 3.0. The Danville Arts Council, a subcommittee of the Danville Business Alliance, formed in 2013, pursue their mission to promote and support regional art, artists and artistic culture for the citizens of Danville, Pennsylvania. Comprised of volunteer members from the community, Danville Arts Council partners with other community organizations to host or participate in events throughout the year, including the Summer Concert Series, ABC Fashion Show, Danville Arts Council Gallery, and Movie Nights at the Booth Theatre. The work of the Danville Arts Council is supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Community Partnerships, and Geisinger, among others.

G‐PRIDE (Geisinger ‐ People Ready for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality) works to foster a welcoming, caring, inclusive environment for Geisinger employees of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. G‐PRIDE serves many roles, including functioning as a source of support to LGBTQ employees in the system as well as educating and enhancing understanding around important LGBTQ issues. https://www.geisinger.org/aboutgeisinger/diversity‐and‐inclusion/employee‐resource‐groups

For more information about the ABC Fashion Show 3.0, email Tom Seay, Danville Arts Council Member, at [email protected], or contact Kayla Gross, Executive Assistant at Danville Business Alliance at 570‐284‐4502.

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