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Milton residents compete in artist showcase

Juried showcase the largest in the Southeast



MILTON, Ga. — Milton artists Lori Wynne and Robert Patterson will showcase their creations at the American Craft Show at the Cobb Galleria March 17-19. The event is the largest indoor juried showcase in the Southeast.

Robert Patterson, whose studio is located in Milton, will enter his woodworking creations, and Lori Wynne, a wardrobe consultant, will compete in a “style slam,” showcasing handmade fashions.

Patterson, who trained in drawing and painting, has found his passion in woodworking. He will submit a series of creations that he has been crafting for five years, intricate designs based on shaker trays.

The event will be Patterson’s third entry to an American Craft Council show. He submitted works to last year’s Atlanta event as well as an event in Baltimore a few weeks ago.

Patterson said the events enable him to make a living off what he loves as attendees will have the opportunity to purchase his works.

“The American Craft Council shows are the best around. It’s composed of high-polished work from people who are really comfortable in their work and make great presentations,” he said.

Wynne, who is personal wardrobe consultant with clients throughout the United States, will join other consultants in creating outfits with the handmade fashions featured at the showcase.

Wynne will go through the fashions on display and create an outfit which will be showcased by models. She says the importance in the style slam is showing people how to correctly don the wearable art.

“Some people may see a beautiful piece, a necklace for instance, and not know how to wear it or incorporate it into their wardrobe,” she said. “My job is beneficial for those looking to create a style of their own and also benefits the artists whose works are up for sale.”

Wynne will work with three or four models during the style slam. Aura Salons, with a location in Alpharetta, will do the hair and makeup for the models.

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