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OPENING NIGHT: Fashion and the Moving Image + 1681 Fashion Exhibit

  • Argenta Gallery 413 Main Street North Little Rock, AR, 72114 United States (map)


Kaleidoscope Fashion Exhibit is open to the pubic on the following days/times:

OPENING NIGHT: Friday, August 10th - 5 pm to 11 pm
QUEER ARTS STREET FAIR: Saturday, August 11th - 12 pm to 6 pm
3RD FRIDAY ARGENTA ART WALK: Friday, August 17th - 5 pm to 8 pm

**All other times by appointment.


Curated by Mark Thiedeman
Featuring Original Artwork by Michael Shaeffer

As the Kaleidoscope Film Festival expands to include the work  of artists in multiple disciplines, we turn our eye to the world of fashion.  Here, we explore the ongoing dialogue between  fashion and film, considering the ways in which motion picture aesthetics inspire designers, as well as the ways in which clothing trends influence film costumers.

We also consider one essential collision of the film and fashion worlds: advertisement — commercials, short videos, narratives and experimental works which capture the spirit of a brand through moving images.

Recently, the “fashion film” has become so popular that there are film festivals dedicated to them entirely. Major filmmakers, including Wes Anderson, Ava DuVernay, Roman Polanski, and Steve McQueen, have been commisioned to create extraordinary short fashion films. But this format also allows filmmakers to work outside the boundaries of classical cinema, and this has resulted in some of today’s most exciting, vibrant and colorful works of video art.


Curated by Michael Shaeffer

Born from two artists half a country away, sharing ideas via social media, 1681 combines illustration along with the construction and design of garments. They began working together to create what they would like to see in the world, a world that could be comfortable and fashionable.  The same time taking it back to the human hand, each piece hand made and using elements of hand drawn images.

One half of the duo is Andrea Bolen. Born and raised in San Diego, she first tried her hand at sewing when she attended Visita Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, making quilts for a local children’s hospital. She is currently the owner and operator of OHZIGGY! Clothing, a Southern California based children’s line.

The other half is Michael Shaeffer. Currently based in Little Rock, he attended school at School Of Visual Arts in New York, where his focus was illustration and the impact advertising has over culture. He now runs House of Shaeffer and is an instructor at the Arkansas Arts Center.

Later Event: August 10