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by Shawn Stone on May 19, 2011

Ignore the backdrop: An example of the work of designer Joleen Button, which will be featured in the Electric City Couture Fashion Show.


FASHION AS ART  As part of the celebration of Art Night in Schenectady’s 4th anniversary, Proctors is hosting the 2nd annual Electric City Couture Fashion Show. Designers in this year’s show will include Joleen Button, Katie Pray, Van Demps, Jenn Dugan and more. The judges will be Marisa Jacques (YNN), Richard Lovrich (Proctors), Ann Parillo (Open Stage Media), Natalie Sillery (Saratoga Trunks) and Kin Vanyo (Khymanyo Studio). And the MC will the Times Union’s social media high priestess, Kristi Gustafson. The Electric City Couture Fashion Show will be held Friday, May 20, at 7 PM at the GE Theatre at Proctors. Admission is free. For more info, call 605-2896 or 346-6204.

CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR ANIMALS  Catskill Animal Sanctuary, the haven for rescued farm animals in Saugerties, is the subject and eventual beneficiary of an upcoming show at the One Mile Gallery in Kingston. Foolsgold Arts, a “producer of exhibitions that benefit nonprofit organizations working to protect animals and the environment,” is teaming up with the folks at One Mile Gallery to sponsor a show featuring works inspired by the animals at CAS. Believe me, I’ve visited (and written about) Catskill Animal Sanctuary, and their critters have character. (Especially the goats. And the sheep. And the horses. And. . . .) The show will run from July 2-30 at the One Mile Gallery, and the call for art is open until May 30. For complete info on the show and details on how to submit art, visit foolsgoldarts.org. And if you want to check out what CAS is all about, founder Kathy Stevens is now leading 2-hour guided tours on Sundays. (This is in addtion to the regular Saturday tours.) For info about visiting CAS, check out casanctuary.org/visiting-cas/.