Artists to sell creative bras for cancer benefit
An art show benefiting the American Cancer Society this month in the Heights
will feature an unusual medium.
For Brazarre 2011, which takes place April 30 at 6 p.m. at G Gallery, 301 E.
11th St., organizer Vicki Eaker is having artists create about 25 different
fanciful versions of the bra.
"There's some pretty lighthearted pieces that are coming in," Eaker says.
"We want it to be sort of a celebration of the memory of people, the
continued journey that people have right now that are dealing with cancer."
Eaker says the bras serve more as free-standing art pieces than garments for
actual wear. "There's one called Natural Mother, and it is a bra that is
completely adorned with all things natural—everything sort of came off the
ground, things that fell off trees," she says.
Other supportively stretched canvases on display celebrate breast-cancer
survivors and make "mild political statements" about the environment, Eaker
says. Another piece is not a bra at all but actually a vintage corset
submitted by a woman who's "battling cancer right now, so she kind of has a
story, and there's some meaning with this."
G Gallery is donating the space, and Eaker hopes to raise about $5,000
during the event.
For more information about Brazarre, visit the event's Facebook page.