The Waiting Room / Anorexia Tableau with Threads of Fate

The Waiting Room / Anorexia Tableau with Threads of Fate
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Image by Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
ANOREXIA TABLEAU

Damselfly Chair
Reassembled, carved and wood-burned chair bones; mirror platform

Spill
Beaded bracelets created by college students and family members in Kansas, Minnesota, and Illinois

Haunted
Headphones; audio recordings and sound compositions: No One Could Make Me Eat, Frightened to Death, Ana Wants

A skeletal, distressed, cut up wooden chair personifies the painful emptiness experienced by victims of eating disorders.

Spilled on the floor are hundreds of intestine-like, blood red, white and blue beaded bracelets, like those sometimes worn by “Pro-Ana” or “Pro-Mia” members. Fueled by the Internet and social media, this disturbing ‘secret society’ trend presents eating disorders as desirable behavior and simply a “lifestyle choice.” Along with virtual communities, these web-based groups provide effective starvation technique tips and post ‘thinspiration’ images of anorexic celebrities and models. They encourage those battling eating disorders to ‘stick with it,’ and can trigger relapse for those in recovery.

Anorexia is the most deadly mental illness. A person with the disease has a dangerously low body weight and thinks about food constantly, but limits the amount eaten to gain a sense of control over their lives. 12% of people who develop anorexia will die from complications. The mortality rate for eating disorders is 12 times higher than that of all other illnesses for females 15-24 years old. 85% of anorexics and bulimics are female, but the incidence in males is growing. Only one in ten people with an eating disorder receives treatment.

Threads of Fate on the wall came from "Measuring Time in the Waiting Room", an ambient performance in the gallery presented at the opening reception. Directed and costumed by Sharon L. Sullivan, Washburn University associate theater professor, this modern interpretation of the mythical Greek Fates as they might appear in a contemporary doctor’s office will be performed by Arrissa Utemark, Samantha Heath, and Ashley Vaughan. Written by Marguerite Perret.

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Local Threads Fashion Show 9-20-09 38
Healthy Meals For Kids
Image by stevendepolo
I went out to support the Local Threads Fashion Show at Founder’s. The clothes were beautiful and they helped support the Kids Food Basket.

What: “LOCAL THREADS FASHION SHOW” a benefit event for KIDS FOOD BASKET.
Where: Founders Brewing Company (235 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)
When: September 20th, 2009 8pm

The Second Annual Local Threads Fashion Show will be held Sunday September 20th, 2009 at 8pm, at Founders Brewing Company on Grandville Avenue in Grand Rapids.

The event will feature lines made by such local designers as Lynn Anne Serulla, Khristi Menardie Yokum of Bliss Clothing, The GR8, Coat of Many Colors, Nate Dorotiak, and biking gear from the new Commute Bike Shop on Division Avenue. Echo Salon will feature their talents by styling the hair of the models. Event organizer and designer Lynn Anne Serulla offers the event as “a great way for people to network with others, also to keep Grand Rapids looking fresh in the latest gear from local talent. But it’s the guests that make it what it is.”

This year, Local Threads will be donating it’s proceeds to Grand Rapids own Kids Food Basket. Since there is no government sponsored program available, Kids Food Basket was created to combat the childhood food insecurity problem in Grand Rapids. This organization provides a healthy sack supper to approximately 1,346 elementary school children at 13 schools. These children have been identified by school officials as being nutritionally at-risk and would not otherwise be receiving an evening meal. The bagged supper in addition to the federal school food program puts the children at the daily-recommended requirement. Children who receive the appropriate daily requirement of nutrition have better attendance, grow stronger, and have improved grades at school.

The event will be per person, and will offer up sounds by DJ Spydre Murphy.

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120047449135

Local Threads Fashion Show 9-20-09 2

Local Threads Fashion Show 9-20-09 2
Healthy Meals For Kids
Image by stevendepolo
I went out to support the Local Threads Fashion Show at Founder’s. The clothes were beautiful and they helped support the Kids Food Basket.

What: “LOCAL THREADS FASHION SHOW” a benefit event for KIDS FOOD BASKET.
Where: Founders Brewing Company (235 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)
When: September 20th, 2009 8pm

The Second Annual Local Threads Fashion Show will be held Sunday September 20th, 2009 at 8pm, at Founders Brewing Company on Grandville Avenue in Grand Rapids.

The event will feature lines made by such local designers as Lynn Anne Serulla, Khristi Menardie Yokum of Bliss Clothing, The GR8, Coat of Many Colors, Nate Dorotiak, and biking gear from the new Commute Bike Shop on Division Avenue. Echo Salon will feature their talents by styling the hair of the models. Event organizer and designer Lynn Anne Serulla offers the event as “a great way for people to network with others, also to keep Grand Rapids looking fresh in the latest gear from local talent. But it’s the guests that make it what it is.”

This year, Local Threads will be donating it’s proceeds to Grand Rapids own Kids Food Basket. Since there is no government sponsored program available, Kids Food Basket was created to combat the childhood food insecurity problem in Grand Rapids. This organization provides a healthy sack supper to approximately 1,346 elementary school children at 13 schools. These children have been identified by school officials as being nutritionally at-risk and would not otherwise be receiving an evening meal. The bagged supper in addition to the federal school food program puts the children at the daily-recommended requirement. Children who receive the appropriate daily requirement of nutrition have better attendance, grow stronger, and have improved grades at school.

The event will be per person, and will offer up sounds by DJ Spydre Murphy.

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120047449135

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Local Threads Fashion Show 9-20-09 26
Healthy Meals For Kids
Image by stevendepolo
I went out to support the Local Threads Fashion Show at Founder’s. The clothes were beautiful and they helped support the Kids Food Basket.

What: “LOCAL THREADS FASHION SHOW” a benefit event for KIDS FOOD BASKET.
Where: Founders Brewing Company (235 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)
When: September 20th, 2009 8pm

The Second Annual Local Threads Fashion Show will be held Sunday September 20th, 2009 at 8pm, at Founders Brewing Company on Grandville Avenue in Grand Rapids.

The event will feature lines made by such local designers as Lynn Anne Serulla, Khristi Menardie Yokum of Bliss Clothing, The GR8, Coat of Many Colors, Nate Dorotiak, and biking gear from the new Commute Bike Shop on Division Avenue. Echo Salon will feature their talents by styling the hair of the models. Event organizer and designer Lynn Anne Serulla offers the event as “a great way for people to network with others, also to keep Grand Rapids looking fresh in the latest gear from local talent. But it’s the guests that make it what it is.”

This year, Local Threads will be donating it’s proceeds to Grand Rapids own Kids Food Basket. Since there is no government sponsored program available, Kids Food Basket was created to combat the childhood food insecurity problem in Grand Rapids. This organization provides a healthy sack supper to approximately 1,346 elementary school children at 13 schools. These children have been identified by school officials as being nutritionally at-risk and would not otherwise be receiving an evening meal. The bagged supper in addition to the federal school food program puts the children at the daily-recommended requirement. Children who receive the appropriate daily requirement of nutrition have better attendance, grow stronger, and have improved grades at school.

The event will be per person, and will offer up sounds by DJ Spydre Murphy.

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120047449135

Local Threads Fashion Show 9-20-09 10

Local Threads Fashion Show 9-20-09 10
Healthy Food For Children
Image by stevendepolo
I went out to support the Local Threads Fashion Show at Founder’s. The clothes were beautiful and they helped support the Kids Food Basket.

What: “LOCAL THREADS FASHION SHOW” a benefit event for KIDS FOOD BASKET.
Where: Founders Brewing Company (235 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)
When: September 20th, 2009 8pm

The Second Annual Local Threads Fashion Show will be held Sunday September 20th, 2009 at 8pm, at Founders Brewing Company on Grandville Avenue in Grand Rapids.

The event will feature lines made by such local designers as Lynn Anne Serulla, Khristi Menardie Yokum of Bliss Clothing, The GR8, Coat of Many Colors, Nate Dorotiak, and biking gear from the new Commute Bike Shop on Division Avenue. Echo Salon will feature their talents by styling the hair of the models. Event organizer and designer Lynn Anne Serulla offers the event as “a great way for people to network with others, also to keep Grand Rapids looking fresh in the latest gear from local talent. But it’s the guests that make it what it is.”

This year, Local Threads will be donating it’s proceeds to Grand Rapids own Kids Food Basket. Since there is no government sponsored program available, Kids Food Basket was created to combat the childhood food insecurity problem in Grand Rapids. This organization provides a healthy sack supper to approximately 1,346 elementary school children at 13 schools. These children have been identified by school officials as being nutritionally at-risk and would not otherwise be receiving an evening meal. The bagged supper in addition to the federal school food program puts the children at the daily-recommended requirement. Children who receive the appropriate daily requirement of nutrition have better attendance, grow stronger, and have improved grades at school.

The event will be per person, and will offer up sounds by DJ Spydre Murphy.

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120047449135

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Local Threads Fashion Show 9-20-09 16
Healthy Meals For Kids
Image by stevendepolo
I went out to support the Local Threads Fashion Show at Founder’s. The clothes were beautiful and they helped support the Kids Food Basket.

What: “LOCAL THREADS FASHION SHOW” a benefit event for KIDS FOOD BASKET.
Where: Founders Brewing Company (235 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)
When: September 20th, 2009 8pm

The Second Annual Local Threads Fashion Show will be held Sunday September 20th, 2009 at 8pm, at Founders Brewing Company on Grandville Avenue in Grand Rapids.

The event will feature lines made by such local designers as Lynn Anne Serulla, Khristi Menardie Yokum of Bliss Clothing, The GR8, Coat of Many Colors, Nate Dorotiak, and biking gear from the new Commute Bike Shop on Division Avenue. Echo Salon will feature their talents by styling the hair of the models. Event organizer and designer Lynn Anne Serulla offers the event as “a great way for people to network with others, also to keep Grand Rapids looking fresh in the latest gear from local talent. But it’s the guests that make it what it is.”

This year, Local Threads will be donating it’s proceeds to Grand Rapids own Kids Food Basket. Since there is no government sponsored program available, Kids Food Basket was created to combat the childhood food insecurity problem in Grand Rapids. This organization provides a healthy sack supper to approximately 1,346 elementary school children at 13 schools. These children have been identified by school officials as being nutritionally at-risk and would not otherwise be receiving an evening meal. The bagged supper in addition to the federal school food program puts the children at the daily-recommended requirement. Children who receive the appropriate daily requirement of nutrition have better attendance, grow stronger, and have improved grades at school.

The event will be per person, and will offer up sounds by DJ Spydre Murphy.

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120047449135

Local Threads Fashion Show 9-20-09 11

Local Threads Fashion Show 9-20-09 11
Healthy Meals For Kids
Image by stevendepolo
I went out to support the Local Threads Fashion Show at Founder’s. The clothes were beautiful and they helped support the Kids Food Basket.

What: “LOCAL THREADS FASHION SHOW” a benefit event for KIDS FOOD BASKET.
Where: Founders Brewing Company (235 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)
When: September 20th, 2009 8pm

The Second Annual Local Threads Fashion Show will be held Sunday September 20th, 2009 at 8pm, at Founders Brewing Company on Grandville Avenue in Grand Rapids.

The event will feature lines made by such local designers as Lynn Anne Serulla, Khristi Menardie Yokum of Bliss Clothing, The GR8, Coat of Many Colors, Nate Dorotiak, and biking gear from the new Commute Bike Shop on Division Avenue. Echo Salon will feature their talents by styling the hair of the models. Event organizer and designer Lynn Anne Serulla offers the event as “a great way for people to network with others, also to keep Grand Rapids looking fresh in the latest gear from local talent. But it’s the guests that make it what it is.”

This year, Local Threads will be donating it’s proceeds to Grand Rapids own Kids Food Basket. Since there is no government sponsored program available, Kids Food Basket was created to combat the childhood food insecurity problem in Grand Rapids. This organization provides a healthy sack supper to approximately 1,346 elementary school children at 13 schools. These children have been identified by school officials as being nutritionally at-risk and would not otherwise be receiving an evening meal. The bagged supper in addition to the federal school food program puts the children at the daily-recommended requirement. Children who receive the appropriate daily requirement of nutrition have better attendance, grow stronger, and have improved grades at school.

The event will be per person, and will offer up sounds by DJ Spydre Murphy.

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120047449135

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Local Threads Fashion Show 9-20-09 28
Healthy Food For Children
Image by stevendepolo
I went out to support the Local Threads Fashion Show at Founder’s. The clothes were beautiful and they helped support the Kids Food Basket.

What: “LOCAL THREADS FASHION SHOW” a benefit event for KIDS FOOD BASKET.
Where: Founders Brewing Company (235 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)
When: September 20th, 2009 8pm

The Second Annual Local Threads Fashion Show will be held Sunday September 20th, 2009 at 8pm, at Founders Brewing Company on Grandville Avenue in Grand Rapids.

The event will feature lines made by such local designers as Lynn Anne Serulla, Khristi Menardie Yokum of Bliss Clothing, The GR8, Coat of Many Colors, Nate Dorotiak, and biking gear from the new Commute Bike Shop on Division Avenue. Echo Salon will feature their talents by styling the hair of the models. Event organizer and designer Lynn Anne Serulla offers the event as “a great way for people to network with others, also to keep Grand Rapids looking fresh in the latest gear from local talent. But it’s the guests that make it what it is.”

This year, Local Threads will be donating it’s proceeds to Grand Rapids own Kids Food Basket. Since there is no government sponsored program available, Kids Food Basket was created to combat the childhood food insecurity problem in Grand Rapids. This organization provides a healthy sack supper to approximately 1,346 elementary school children at 13 schools. These children have been identified by school officials as being nutritionally at-risk and would not otherwise be receiving an evening meal. The bagged supper in addition to the federal school food program puts the children at the daily-recommended requirement. Children who receive the appropriate daily requirement of nutrition have better attendance, grow stronger, and have improved grades at school.

The event will be per person, and will offer up sounds by DJ Spydre Murphy.

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120047449135

Local Threads Fashion Show 9-20-09 3

Local Threads Fashion Show 9-20-09 3
Healthy Food For Children
Image by stevendepolo
I went out to support the Local Threads Fashion Show at Founder’s. The clothes were beautiful and they helped support the Kids Food Basket.

What: “LOCAL THREADS FASHION SHOW” a benefit event for KIDS FOOD BASKET.
Where: Founders Brewing Company (235 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)
When: September 20th, 2009 8pm

The Second Annual Local Threads Fashion Show will be held Sunday September 20th, 2009 at 8pm, at Founders Brewing Company on Grandville Avenue in Grand Rapids.

The event will feature lines made by such local designers as Lynn Anne Serulla, Khristi Menardie Yokum of Bliss Clothing, The GR8, Coat of Many Colors, Nate Dorotiak, and biking gear from the new Commute Bike Shop on Division Avenue. Echo Salon will feature their talents by styling the hair of the models. Event organizer and designer Lynn Anne Serulla offers the event as “a great way for people to network with others, also to keep Grand Rapids looking fresh in the latest gear from local talent. But it’s the guests that make it what it is.”

This year, Local Threads will be donating it’s proceeds to Grand Rapids own Kids Food Basket. Since there is no government sponsored program available, Kids Food Basket was created to combat the childhood food insecurity problem in Grand Rapids. This organization provides a healthy sack supper to approximately 1,346 elementary school children at 13 schools. These children have been identified by school officials as being nutritionally at-risk and would not otherwise be receiving an evening meal. The bagged supper in addition to the federal school food program puts the children at the daily-recommended requirement. Children who receive the appropriate daily requirement of nutrition have better attendance, grow stronger, and have improved grades at school.

The event will be per person, and will offer up sounds by DJ Spydre Murphy.

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120047449135

Local Threads Fashion Show 9-20-09 27

Local Threads Fashion Show 9-20-09 27
Healthy Food For Children
Image by stevendepolo
I went out to support the Local Threads Fashion Show at Founder’s. The clothes were beautiful and they helped support the Kids Food Basket.

What: “LOCAL THREADS FASHION SHOW” a benefit event for KIDS FOOD BASKET.
Where: Founders Brewing Company (235 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)
When: September 20th, 2009 8pm

The Second Annual Local Threads Fashion Show will be held Sunday September 20th, 2009 at 8pm, at Founders Brewing Company on Grandville Avenue in Grand Rapids.

The event will feature lines made by such local designers as Lynn Anne Serulla, Khristi Menardie Yokum of Bliss Clothing, The GR8, Coat of Many Colors, Nate Dorotiak, and biking gear from the new Commute Bike Shop on Division Avenue. Echo Salon will feature their talents by styling the hair of the models. Event organizer and designer Lynn Anne Serulla offers the event as “a great way for people to network with others, also to keep Grand Rapids looking fresh in the latest gear from local talent. But it’s the guests that make it what it is.”

This year, Local Threads will be donating it’s proceeds to Grand Rapids own Kids Food Basket. Since there is no government sponsored program available, Kids Food Basket was created to combat the childhood food insecurity problem in Grand Rapids. This organization provides a healthy sack supper to approximately 1,346 elementary school children at 13 schools. These children have been identified by school officials as being nutritionally at-risk and would not otherwise be receiving an evening meal. The bagged supper in addition to the federal school food program puts the children at the daily-recommended requirement. Children who receive the appropriate daily requirement of nutrition have better attendance, grow stronger, and have improved grades at school.

The event will be per person, and will offer up sounds by DJ Spydre Murphy.

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120047449135