Are you a maker, collector, or simply in possession of an apron that you adore? HVCA will be exhibiting aprons of all sorts and would like to show yours!|
The Huron Valley Council for the Arts and its partners are now accepting aprons for Stories in the Apron Strings: a collection of old and new.
People have been wearing Aprons since ancient times. The word Apron comes from the Medieval French term naperon which means small tablecloth. Since this word was often mispronounced as an apron, in the 17th Century, the garment eventually became known as an apron. From blacksmiths to Grandma, aprons tell a story. Functional, ceremonial, decorative, or utilitarian, they all have a use and invoke the concept of purpose. The humble apron and the stories behind them will be exhibited in Steeple Hall Gallery at Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA).
Categories: Aprons of all kinds including but not limited to bib, party, mother and daughter, pinafore, cobbler, dishwasher, X-ray, tabard, handkerchief, scalloped, waterproof, bungalow, waist, ceremonial, or religious. We are looking for aprons from all eras made out of any material used for an
Aprons should be delivered to HVCA - 205 W Livingston Rd, Highland, MI 48357 beginning June 1 - 14, 2021 during regular Art Shop hours or by appointment. We also accept mail-in entries if return postage is included. HVCA is not responsible for return postage. Individuals are responsible for picking up their aprons on July 10, 2021 from 10:00 am -2:00 pm or you can make other arrangements by calling or emailing HVCA.
Thank you for your interest and participation in this Exhibit.
A written description of each apron is to be included, hand-written or typed to fit on a 4 x 6 index card. Please share the history of the apron, if known. Include the age of the apron (vintage), who may have worn, it or how it may have been used, i.e. worn by a maid, server, grandmother, mother, father, artisan, priest, etc. Aprons may be for sale or simply for display.
All submissions will be considered. Participation is open to everyone. All communications and questions should be addressed to Georgia at email@example.com.
Additional questions can be directed to the HVCA 248-889-8660 during business hours.