October 24, 2016

Champagne & Chocolates Art Couture Fashion Show in Silver City New Mexico

 Silver City is a unique  high desert town art town on the Great Divide about 52 mile north of  I-10. 

Art Fest & Studio Tour was celebrated from October 7 - 16, 2016 this year. 

Activities were expanded to include many more workshops and gallery demonstrations.

 I particularly enjoyed the Closing Reception- Champagne & Chocolates Art Couture on Sunday Oct. 16 from 4-6 pm at the Seedboat Gallery Annex and Courtyard. Featured were clever and beautiful art fashions by local designers.

I took photos of  most of the fashions and wanted to share them with you. This is only some of the talent we have in the Silver City Arts District and in Grant County. So please come and visit us soon.

If you click on the photograph you can watch the photos as a slide show. 

For more information: www.silvercityart.com





Master of Ceremonies Othy Aldrich

Master of Ceremonies Othy Aldrich quickly got things rocking!
Silver City is a diverse group of individuals

Flower Power by Mary O'Loughlin
Autumn Leaves by Mary O'Loughlin

Silver City's Art Couture Fashion Show 



Ensemble One - Jess Gorell - The Marketplace

Ensemble One - Jess Gorell - The Marketplace

Vintage Fantasies Couture Collection - Patsy Madrid

Fusion Boho by Rita Sherwood  - The Place at The Palace
On Fire! -Kathi Anderson

Enigmatic by Simon Sotelo

Enigmatic by Simon Sotelo

Hippie Chic - by Artists from The Place at The Palace



Untitled by Simon Sotelo

Accessories, Accessories by Carla Rivers

Red Dot Cocktail Collar by Rebekah Sasich - Finn's Gallery
Hearts by Pat Bouchard _ Moonstruck Gallery

Party Dress by Judith Wuthrich

Party Dress by Judith Wuthrich



Ensemble 2 by Jess Gorell - The Marketplace

Shadows in The Garden by Laurie Wilson - Finn's Gallery

Wilma FlinStones by Simon Soltelo

Izumi by Wendi Oliviera


Izumil by Wendi Oliviera

Kokopelli by Laurie Wilson - Finn's Gallery

Ain't That Got Swing by Simon Sotelo III


Ensemble 3 by Jess Gorell - The Marketplace

Ensemble 3 by Jess Gorell - The Marketplace
Ensemble 3 by Jess Gorell - The Marketplace
Queen of Wands by Kathi Anderson 

Lizard Dreams by Tatiana Kurakini - TEKA

Lizard Dreams by Tatiana Kurakini - TEKA

Cardigan Sweater by Mary O'Loughlin

Cape by Tatiana Kurakini - Tatiana Maria Gallery and TEKA Studio

Cape by Tatiana Kurakini - Tatiana Maria Gallery and TEKA Studio




The Swing by Simon Sotelo

Cowl & Accessories by Kathi Anderson & Randi Halperin Olsen at Wild West Weaving

Cowl & Accessories by Kathi Anderson & Randi Halperin Olsen at Wild West Weaving
Wonder Woman's Wedding Gown by Cecelia Stanford 


Wonder Woman's Wedding Gown by Cecelia Stanford



Silver Dreams by Patsy Madrid - Vintage Fantasies

Silver Dreams by Patsy Madrid - Vintage Fantasies

Silver Dreams by Patsy Madrid - Vintage Fantasies


Skull & Bones - The Place at The Palace

August 14, 2016

The Artist as a Clown Part 1: Mother Daughter Artists; Aleada and Leela Siragusa, Perform as Clowns


Before I met Leela’s father Guy; I was a clown



Yes I was a clown before I met Guy, my husband and Leela's father
 Parade at a Clearwater Beach sponsered by the Pinellas County Arts Council
Boo Ehrsam artist organized the parade in connection with their
 spring Artsurge Program in 1982


This award winning Mermaid 
soft sculpture
 by Boo E
hrsam was the queen of the parade.
 Learn more about this prolific artist in links below.
Here I am, a  clown participant and photographer.

After marriage to Gaetano "Guy" Siragusa
 I gave birth to a baby clown.

Leela at 15 months started her clown career



Leela trying on lips and a hat
 for a future performance



As Leela grew we had more adventures in clowning


Christmas Clowns with Dad



When Leela was nine years old we studied clowning at the wonderful and zany Clown Alley in St Petersburg Florida sponsored by All Children's Hospital.
Our stage name was Sunny Pete and Bonny.


Proud Graduates of Clown Alley



Parade before the performance at the Thunderdome
















We performed at Al Lang Field


Checking out the bands that came from all over the United States
performing at Festival of the States in St Petersburg 1994





Here Leela and I are performing our act we created
 with the help of kind teachers at Clown Alley
Yep that's us performing
In the evening we celebrated



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The Artist as a Clown is a 4 part Series

The Artist as a Clown Part 1:

 Mother Daughter Artists; Aleada and Leela Siragusa, Perform as Clowns


 Dave Ryan at Clown Alley Orlando Florida



The Noell's from Vaudeville to The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary


The Artist As A Clown Part 4: 

Clowns in Art History


Boo Ehrsam Links: