Left to Right: Rose Sellery, Tina Brown

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Special Arts Report: Ruth Copland Talks to Award-winning Artist Rose Sellery and Personal Clothing Stylist and Blogger Tina Brown

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PiVot: The Art of Fashion, founded by Rose Sellery and Tina Brown, brings art and fashion together, producing incredibly unusual fashion events showcasing the work of cutting-edge fashion designers and artists’ one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces. This philanthropic endeavor actively seeks to promote and aid in the professional development of its participants. Artists’ creations transcend the imagination and designers’ collections awe the crowd and blur the lines between fashion and art. PiVot works with artists and designers to help them express their vision, collaborate, build community and move forward with runway performances, workshops, exhibitions and the PiVot Designer’s Market.

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Clockwise Left to Right: Skin and Bones wearable art by Rose Sellery; Rose Sellery; Union of Two Soles sculpture by Rose Sellery

Rose Sellery’s creative exploration has been forged around human dynamics: the fragility of the family, gender roles, social issues and the intricacies of our relationships to one another, affording her the opportunity to explore the mysteries of who we are and develop conceptual art garments, as well as narrative photomontage and sculpture. Inspired by the spoken word, Rose Sellery reinterprets collected slang, derogatory words and worn, thoughtlessly sanctioned expressions. She works in the materials essential to the piece; from metal to bone, cigarette butts to rose petals, fabric to photographs, creating humorous, thought provoking and sometimes disturbing three-dimensional objects and wearable art. Rose has curated art exhibits and fashion events around California and has exhibited artwork both nationally and internationally, including the World of Wearable Art, in New Zealand and work currently on exhibit in The Hague in the Netherlands. She is the recipient of numerous awards, one being the coveted Gail Rich Award. Rose was one of the driving forces behind FashionART Santa Cruz for nine years. She co-founded PiVot: The Art of Fashion with Tina Brown. In addition to her conceptual art garments, photomontage and sculpture Rose manages the Cabrillo College Gallery in Aptos, CA.

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Clockwise Left to Right: From the Uncommon Threads Exhibit at The Museum of Art History, Santa Cruz, CA; Tina Brown; street style photo shoot

Tina Brown is a personal clothing stylist and blogger with a B.S. in Environmental Design from UC Davis, her studies emphasizing clothing as an environment for the body, not solely fashion. She interned with a French milliner in San Francisco and worked at Britex Fabrics where she took her first consignment making hats for a major runway event for Macy’s. Tina went on to work for the next ten years on fashion photo shoots and runway events in San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles. Some of her clients included Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Giorgio Armani. Her credits also include movie set costume stylist, and makeovers for clients ranging from female executives and retired professionals to new moms. She currently is running her personal makeover business, ilkastyle, in Santa Cruz. She also donates her time each spring mentoring local middle and high school students who participate in FashionTeens Santa Cruz. Tina co-founded PiVot: The Art of Fashion having previously worked for 6 years as Designer Coordinator for FashionArt Santa Cruz.

For more information on:
Rose Sellery visit www.rosesellery.com
Tina Bown visit www.ilkastyle.com
PiVot visit www.pivot-artfashion.com

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