A Fashion Odyssey
28th Jan 2017

34 Acts-Wearable Art, Fashion, Music, DJ’s, Performance

Sat Jan 28 @ 8pm

Black Pirates Pub, $15 Cover, 19+ Event

600 Attended last year!
One fabulous night where Wearable Art, Fashion, Dance, Music and Performance co-mingle with runway models and contemporary design elements, unlike anything you may have seen before on the catwalk!
4 Live bands and DJ’sGreenbank [folk rock/americana], La Reese[pop/rock/upbeat/dance], Morning Light [motown/funk/rock/disco], Doran [dj-base/breaks/underground sounds];
7 Local Fashion HousesElfarrow ApparelWojo’s MojoHey SailorThe LoopPerfect Fit LingerieCreation Body PiercingSilver Cedar Studio & Luc Despres Design

15 Wearable Art Pieces featured artists: Christian ChapmanElizabeth BusetKasia PiechCaitlyn Jean Mcmillan, Sam Shahsahabi, Lee Gastmier,Barbara Benwell, Katie Leena Beda / Dayna Slingerland, Leanna Marshall,Sarah MasonDee MarieNick Van SkahlElliott Doxtater-Wynnboy RolandCree StevensShayne EhmanHannah Doxtater-WynnKathleen Baleja.
• Spectacular Video Mapping Projections/Lighting by Illuminate and over one hundred Artists/Models!
• Massive Raffle and Best D.I.Y Fashion/Costume Prizes…Dress Up and create your own fashion tribe! “Walk Off” Challenges, Paparazzi Moments!

Premiere Performances: World Dance Centre w/ Dahab World Dancer(Flamenco ~totally acapella!), Paloma Marquez (premiere drag performance!), Veronika Swartz (burlesque/satire!-Toronto/MTV-Showtime /theme: dirty mermaid), Lisa Rose (tribal fusion bellydance!), Miss Be.Muse (aka Beatrix Muse-burlesque! /theme: self control) and Derelicte Dancers!

+ DJ Dance Party @ night’s end. Your turn to dance on the catwalk!!! Featuring beats by Doran, and powered by… Electro Girls(glow whip spinning), Dee Marie & The Kidd (glow poi spinning), and spectacular lighting/projection mapping by Illuminate!

Exquisite Catered Refreshments by Sushi Bowl and Sweet Escape Cake Cafe & Bakery (*a treat for the early birds!)

This winter… be Haute! be Derelicte!

Presented by DefSup ~ A Fundraiser for DefinitelySuperior ArtGallery & LU Radio – CILU 102.7 FM

PRIZE SPONSORS over $1000 in prizes to be won!
Elfarrow Apparel, The Loop, mars. clothing, Perfect Fit Lingerie, Creation Body Piercing, Wojo’s Mojo, Hey Sailor, Silver Cedar Studio & Luc Despres Design, Jewels Of Crown – Vintage Boutique, Lisa’s Infinity (artisan jewellery), Painted Turtle Art Shop, Pneumaticity Hair Salon & Day Spa, Hill City Comics & Cards, Dining Room Studios, Uncle Mowglie’s Screen Printing, The Foundry, Rooster’s Bistro, The Sovereign Room, Gargoyles Grill And Ale + The Cheese Encounter, Red Lion Smokehouse, Lot 66 Tapas Bar & Restaurant, Underground Ink, The Growing Season Juice Collective, Tomlin Restaurant, New Day Records & Accessories, Boston Pizza Memorial Avenue, Magnus Theatre, Portside Restaurant & Bar, Maltese Grocery, Calico Coffeehouse, Both Hands Wood-Fired Pizzeria & Bakery, Marcia’s Merle Norman Cosmetics, The Bean Fiend Cafe and Sandwich Bar, International House of Tea, Sweet Escape Cake Cafe & Bakery, Fresh Air Thunder Bay: bikes by Cyclepath, lifestyle by Static, Espresso JOYA, Sweet Cherry Spa, St Paul Roastery, Port Arthur Legion Branch 5, Nook Thunder Bay (restaurant), Naxos Grille & Bar, Sushi Bowl, Prime Gelato, Lockstitch Fabrics, Resting Frog Yoga Studio, The Sweet North Bakery, Bight, Mystic Garden.

• Official Paparazzi: Dan VentrudoChad Charles KirvanDave Janzen,Keegan RichardDan VarnusFlashback Photo.
• Media: TBshows.comThe Walleye – Thunder Bay’s Arts & Culture Magazine
• Video Projection Mapping/Lighting: Illuminate
• Catering: Sushi BowlSweet Escape Cake Cafe & Bakery
• Green Room: TLC Property Management
• Urban Infill Series: The Waterfront District Bia

Definitely Superior Art Gallery ? Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts: Laureate Winner-2013 & Finalist-2010/2011/2013 ? Thunder Bay & Northwestern Ontario’s non-profit/charitable Artist-Run Centre for the Multi-Disciplinary Contemporary Arts ? Funders: City of Thunder Bay Cultural Services, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts