The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild presents “A Brief History of Underwear,” a presentation by Suzanne Eberle, Professor of Art History at Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, on Wed., March 5, at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St., Holland, MI 49423, starting at 6:30pm. Door opens at 6pm. Nonmembers and guests are asked to donate $5 toward speaker’s fees.
Eberle describes her talk: “Underwear can add a soft layer of comfort and warmth to our daily dress. But historically underwear also protected expensive outer fashions and, most importantly, shaped both male and female bodies into culturally acceptable ideal figures.” Join us for a fascinating look at the history of under garments by Prof. Eberle whose speciality areas are modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on historical issues relating to the body, including the history of fashion.
The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild invites anyone interested in the textile fiber arts to their monthly program meetings held the first Wednesday of each month at the Holland Area Arts Council. For more information, visit the guild’s blog at lakeshorefiberartsguild.blogspot.com or contact jgould@JenniferGouldDesigns.com or 616-878-1526.