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Artexpo NY to Feature Design Exhibit, Fashion Show

Magazine article Art Business News

Artexpo NY to Feature Design Exhibit, Fashion Show

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NEW YORK--Veteran attendees of International Artexpo New York will notice a few new events on this year's schedule.

An exhibit entitled "Home is Where Your Art is," will take a multitiered approach to showcase the relationship between art and interior design. It will use furniture and accessories taken from the booths of Artexpo exhibitors to create an interior setting, like a living room or dining room, and will then reveal the difference art makes in the room.

"We're exploring the relationship between art and interior design in a new, fun way," said Artexpo Marketing Director Liza Wylie.

In addition, Interior Designer and Home Furnishings/Art Consultant Jena Hall will be at the show Saturday and Sunday to assist consumers with their real-life decorating questions. Attendees are encouraged to bring in photographs and/or floor plans of rooms in their homes, and Hall will discuss with them ways they can enhance their living spaces with art.

Hall will also help educate interior designers through her participation in a seminar that will discuss the latest trends in decorating with art and "the new idea of art as the catalyst for color in the room--using it as the starting point rather than the last point," said the decorator.

Hall said she is looking forward to bringing her brand of the art-design mix to consumers and tradespeople alike. Many in both categories, she said, simply "are not aware that they can use art as a vehicle for the backbone of their decorating plans."

An unconventional fashion show will also be part of Artexpo's opening event schedule. "We're planning a fashion show of `wearable art'--that is, clothing painted by some of our exhibiting artists," said Wylie. "But this will be a very unusual fashion show, because each and every model is a dog."

Wylie explained that Artexpo is working with Bill Berloni of Theatrical Animals, the famous trainer who trains and handles all of the animals that appear in Broadway shows. …

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