Pin It

A New Show at Studio Place Arts Does the Unmentionable 

State of the Arts

The invention of the brassiere is apocryphally credited to Otto Titzling (think "tit-sling"), while history shows that New York socialite Mary Phelps Jacob filed the patent for the modern bra in 1910. Whatever. Many women maintain the belief that the torturous item was indeed created by a man. But urban legends and factual record make not a whit of difference at Studio Place Arts. The Barre gallery has just issued a call to artists for "Bra-Ha-Ha!", a show that will feature artist-made "chest halters" in any media. "Go wild, go demure, go, go-go!" a press release giddily urges.

SPA is known for coming up with creatively themed group exhibits, such as the popular mail-art show earlier this year and the current crop of red works, a primary-colored nod to the hot days of summer. Montpelier's Gabrielle Dietzel came up with the undergarment idea, says SPA Executive Director Sue Higby. Inspired, Higby's entering two proposals herself. "For example, I'll be creating a 'Wonder Bra' out of the polka-dot wrapper from a loaf of Wonder Bread," she reveals. "I may decide to stuff the bra with slices of bread . . . we'll see!"


The deadline for entries to "Bra-Ha-Ha!" is August 17; the show opens October 20. For more info, check or call 479-7069.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Pin It

More by Pamela Polston

About The Author

Pamela Polston

Pamela Polston

Pamela Polston is the cofounder, coeditor and associate publisher of Seven Days.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Seven Days moderates comments in order to ensure a civil environment. Please treat the comments section as you would a town meeting, dinner party or classroom discussion. In other words, keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

Latest in Arts News

Recent Comments

Social Club

Like Seven Days contests and events? Join the club!

See an example of this newsletter...

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2016 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So Champlain St Ste 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation