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Opening Reception on February 2, 2019 - 6:00 - 9:00 PM at The Westbeth Gallery on Bethune Street, New York, New York
Event: "The First Shoe Collection” - “Is how we walk who we are? I wonder! Marilynn Grant Barr’s The First Shoe Collection features life-sized ceramic shoes that merge utility, history, and creativity—begging the question “Is how we walk who we are? “Every shoe has a story” Barr states. Inspired by a vintage, wooden shoe last liberated from a second-hand store, Barr made The First Shoe (a pink spiral design with cerulean lace and a chunky heel ceramic shoe) that harkened to “my love of carnival cotton candy.” Then dozens of sketches followed, which served as blueprints for a collection influenced by music, art, history, … and continues to grow. Event dates are February 2 - 23, 2019.