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Party with Viv! Transformation and Triumph
Friday, April 6, 5–8:45 p.m. at the de Young Museum

On Friday, April 6 from 5–8:45 p.m., discover the dynamism of Friday night programming at the de Young Museum when the exciting line-up of “Parties with Viv” continues with “Transformation and Triumph!” Don’t miss a live musical performance by Veronica Klaus, a jazz and cabaret singer who gained recognition when she sang about her transformation from man to woman in the show, “Family Jewels” in March of 2006. Singer/songwriter and fashion stylist, Susie Chin, will also perform her sassy songs to compliment the bold styles of Vivienne Westwood. Designer, Jean Williams Cacicedo, will demonstrate her unique techniques for creating wearable and sculptural garments, in honor of Westwood’s revolutionary fashions. Cacicedo, a leading innovator in the Wearable Art Movement of the ‘70s, dramatically slashes, punches, and sculpts fabric. Fashion students from the California College of Arts will be at the party to showcase some of their original designs.

In addition to the live music and artist demonstrations, the special exhibition Vivienne Westwood: 36 Years in Fashion stays open so that you can admire the punk fashions and daring designs of this true non-conformist. The new de Young Poetry Series also launches this week with a reading and book signing by Michael Palmer. The live music, art, cocktails, and poetry at the de Young this Friday night definitely make “Transformation and Triumph” a party that should not be missed! A reduced admission price of $10 allows visitors into both the exhibition and programs, and members are admitted free of charge. Tickets for the poetry series are $8 for members and $12 for non-members.

For more information, visit www.deyoungmuseum.org, call 415-750-7634, or email [email protected]. For tickets, visit www.museumtix.com or call 1-866-775-3485.

Official Website: http://www.famsf.org/deyoung/calendar/day.asp?calendarid=2815&day=4%2F4%2F2007

Added by jrobbins on April 4, 2007