PUBLIC PROGRAMS ASSOCIATED WITH HATtitude: Presented with support from the New York Council for the Humanities. Thursday, February 13, 7:00-8:30pm The ‘Big Three' in the 1940s-1960s New York Hat Industry: Mr. John, Sally Victor and Lilly Dache Lecture by Colleen Hill, Associate Curator of Accessories, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. Thursday, February 27, 7:00-8:30pm The Smithsonian Will to Adorn Project and Folklife Research on Style and African American Hat Makers in the Bronx and Brooklyn Lecture by Jade Banks, Folklorist, Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center, Bronx, NY. Saturday, March 1, 1:00-3:00pm Up-Cycling Sweaters Into Hats Workshop with Debra Rapoport Space is limited. Email LBanks@artswestcester.org to reserve your spot. Saturday, March 1, 3:00 - 5:00pm Dance Hats of Peru with the Ballet Folklórico Acuarelas del Peru Performance and Demonstration: The folk and popular dances of Peru feature distinctive hats that identify the region and style. Many are derived from functional hats that have taken on a cultural life of their own. Choreographer Giovanna Cardenas will demonstrate and discuss use of selected hats in regional Peruvian performance, as members of the New Rochelle based dance troupe perform regional dances. Thursday, March 6, 7pm Studio Artists - Popular Culture - Vogue - Couture Artists: Who Were They and How They Got Their Hats Out There Lecture by Ellen Christine Colon-Lugo, Ph.D., Exhibiting Milliner and Historian of Millinery. Thursday, March 13th, 7pm A Look at the Origins of Head Coverings in the Middle East Lecture by Nazanin Hedayat Munroe, M.A., M.F.A. Textile Artist and Art Historian. Saturday, March 15th,1-3pm Hat-Making with VIVA paper Towels Workshop with Debra Rapoport Space is limited. Email mailto:LBanks@artswestcester.org to reserve your spot.
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