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The Dress Project -Ophra Wolfe

Come see the dresses, hear stories and meet Ophra on Newburgh Last Saturday (Oct 29th) 6-9pm

There will be a full length dance performance with live music by Craig Chin
Wednesday, 10/26 at 8:00 PM  $20 admission,  $10 students/kids/dress women

About The Dress Project:

Over the summer I approached 19 women who live and/or work in the City of Newburgh and asked each to share one dress in her wardrobe with me. I audio and video recorded our interviews, and at some point I asked to borrow the actual dress. 

The women are incredibly diverse. What they have in common is their powerful, graceful, steady presence in the City of Newburgh at this time of great transition for the City. 

The exhibit lets you see the dresses and experience the women's stories through audio, text and video. I'm now in the process of creating a work-in-progress performance based on the material and using the dresses, which I'll be sharing later in the month (October 27).

The Dress Project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

Ali Church, Alysia Mazzella, Anthea Morne, Deborah Brown, Deborah Duffus, Diana Mangaser, Elizabeth Crane Brandt, Gabrielle Hill, Isabel Rojas, Joyce Hill, Karen Mejia, Lisa Gervais, Leetha Berchielli, Lissette Martinez, Melzina Cannigan, Nancy Colas, Naomi Fay, Ramona Monteverde, Rebekah Grohl, Marcel Barrick, John Delk, Markus Hartel/Raghaus, Space Create.