Corsets for a cure

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Welcome to Delicious “Corsets For A Cure”

Opening Reception Feb. 1, 2008 7-10pm
Tower Investments
969 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Free and open to the public!
For info call 215-413-0375

Delicious Corsets and Delicious Boutique are pleased to announce the “Corsets for a Cure” opening reception February 1, 2008!

Delicious Corsets, exquisite custom corset-makers, have provided corsets to be used as a blank canvas to both local and national artists who have added their unique creative touch.

Each piece will be auctioned off to benefit the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization that specializes in breast cancer education and early detection and support.

“The Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation is committed to promoting breast health, fostering the healing process and establishing a public agenda for prevention and cure. We accomplish this by offering access to mammograms and diagnostic tests, through education and outreach, by providing financial relief, and by driving an effective advocacy agenda.”

“After recently finding out my friend Andrea Collins-Smith was diagnosed with IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) I feel the need to act,” says Amy McConnell, Delicious Corsets co-owner and event organizer. “I feel that with the help of some truly talented and generous artists the Delicious Corsets Family can raise money and awareness for this community.”

Blank corsets were given to each artist back in September of 2007. On February 1st, 2008 Delicious will host the opening reception at Tower Investments Offices at 969 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia to show off the completed “Corsets for a Cure”. Many of the artists will be in attendance to talk about their work and involvement in this important project. The exhibit will conclude on leap-day, February 29, 2008, with a closing reception when the winning bidders will walk off with their one of a kind hand painted corsets!

Featured artists include:

-Carrie Ann Baade
-Sandra Benhaim
-Bird
-Raymond Ercoli
-Heather Fenton
-Dave Glass
-Graham Groff and Eric Negron
-Karen Karuza
-Jeff Kilpatrick
-David Krys
-Monique Ligons
-Michele Melcher
-Sue Obaza
-Paul Palcko
-PRIMER:
Brian Isserman and Lawrence O’Toole
-Lynne Ritz
-The Other Woman Collective
-Troy Timpel

* I am truly excited about this awesome event. I will be there this Friday night. If all goes well my “Bust” will be there too. Kelly is in the process of preparing it for auction. I hope that you all will take some time and come out to this gala affair.

4 Responses to “Corsets for a cure”

  1. Wendy says:

    If anyone gets pictures of the corsets, please post them!

  2. Andrea says:

    Wendy, there will be an online catalog of all the corsets and people will be able to bid on them for several weeks. There is an image of some of them in the window of the Art I nstitute. That is on deliciouscorsets.com

  3. WhyMommy says:

    I read about this in the Inquirer this weekend … awesome event!