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Isabelle's Museum Store

Isabelle’s Museum Store, inspired by the current LRMA Landscape themed exhibitions, presents:

Trunk Show: A Personal Landscape
Nov. 13, 4 to 8 p.m., Free Admission

Prekup jacket. Photo by Janel NortonWhat is your personal landscape? Join us for a special presentation of extraordinary wearable art by fiber artist, Diane Prekup, whose work is proudly carried in Isabelle’s Museum Store.

An award-winning local fiber artist, her designs will be featured with a trunk show at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, located on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College.  The show opens Thursday, November 13, 4-8 p.m., Isabelle's Museum Store at the Museum.

Prekup's "Fiber Web" unique construction, originally developed by the artist, mingles interesting yarns, hand-dyed or painted fabrics and bold design to create interesting and one of a kind fabrics.  She will be on hand to discuss the process, the inspiration for her work and the journey of creativity.

Artist Bio: Diane Prekup
Most recently, Prekup was the invited artist to the Handweaver's Guild Fashion Show at Convergence 2014 held in Providence, RI and her wearable art was chosen as Best of Show at the Uncommon Threads Fashion Show in Chicago.  A graduate of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Prekup's work can be found in a handful of upscale boutiques and wearable art galleries around the country.  She lives and creates in New Port Richey, Florida.

Artistic accessories
Delight in a variety of fine accessories by local and regional artists, each a treat for the eye and to own as a part of your “personal landscape.”

Spathose purse
We are especially excited to highlight:

  • Uniquely sculptural purses by St. Petersburg based Spathose (with their distinctive line of wearable art, Spathose has been named a finalist In Martha Stewart's American Made)
  • TUBINO linkable jewelry by ITALIANISSIMO, a modern and affordable collection of luxurious rubber bracelets and necklaces that link together with hand blown Murano glass beads in an endless combinations of colors and styles
  • DreamBags by Linda Barryman, a line of  hand sewn and elegantly styled handbags

Tubino linkable necklaceAs part of the fun, there will be demonstrations on how to creatively accessorize your personal landscape, be it for work or play. Come and enjoy this delightful event experience!

For more information, contact Lynn Pierson, Museum Store Manager at pierson.lynn@spcollege.edu