On Friday, July 22nd, 2011, Red Eye played host to some of South Florida’s most talented and emerging young artists. ArtServe’s Main Event “Red Eye”, is an innovative and exciting event aimed at promoting fresh, underground art. The exhibit is an energetic and creative concept that offers artists in all disciplines, an open forum of expression. This is the only exhibit I know of that enmeshes gallery art with street art.
“Red Eye was named because of its multimedia nature, representing all forms of creativity and artistry going on at the same time…meant to visually stimulate, such that it leaves one’s eyes bloodshot and red from over-stimulation. I think we do a great job accomplishing that!!!” says Amber VanBuren, of ArtServe Ft Lauderdale.
It was a night filled with fun activities and exciting entertainment. One the highlights of the night was the fashion show. Models walked the catwalk to the sounds of De Revo, Half Head, Marvlec, and Speaking Volumes. These talented local bands filled the room with their original soundtracks for a show you wouldn’t have wanted to miss.
Lauraly Atria (Dead Clothing), Le’Tron Harris (Le’Tron’s Fashions) and Karen Reinstatler (Pink Slip Threads) showcased their wearable art and designs by taking over the runway at this year’s event.
The show started out with a radically amazing body bag dress by Dead Clothing, then moved on to a vibrant, funky-fresh tutu by Le’Tron’s Fashions. The closing act was a bunny hopping through the forest, dressed up 19th Century style in Pink Slip Threads. The level of creativity was endless. To witness such amazing talent and passion for fashion from three local designers was an extremely eye opening experience. Each collection
brought a true force of fierce fashion that is lingering amongst us and rising. This was ArtServe’s Sixth Annual celebration of South Florida’s culture, creativity, and coloring outside the lines. In the midst of all the awesomeness, the large gathering of guests filled the rooms in awe of all the talented local artists featured that night. It was amazing to be completely surrounded by so many different
forms of art in one location.
Being part of the Red Eye was truly an honor. Fashion is art, and the Red Eye proved it.