Image: “London in the Summertime” by Leslie Joy Ickowitz.
By Hannah Farrow, AliveTampaBay Correspondent
For a night of exuberance, of love, joy and color, head to Studio@620 in St. Petersburg on Sept. 8 from 6-9 p.m. for the opening night of Leslie Joy Ickowitz’s LoveLife exhibition.
About 160 photographs of Ickowitz’s travels around the world – from Vancouver to Amsterdam and places in between – will be on display on a variety of platforms. Prints on wood, metal and prints hanging from a clothes line are a few things to look forward to. What may be the most unique, however, are Ickowitz’s prints on fabric.
“I’m encouraging and aiming to inspire,” Ickowitz said regarding her original prints on the 4×4 fabric squares. “I want people to sew them into patches on their jeans.”
As the founder of VERTICAL Tampa Bay, Ickowitz said fashion is a major component of the magazine and she sees it as an incredible form of art.
Ickowitz will be wearing her photography as well on opening night in the form of a custom bustier, designed by Sandra Hagen, a local, independent fashion designer.
“Everything I do creatively is an expression of love and appreciation. I lead with love, it’s who I am,” Ickowitz said.
The LoveLife exhibition is free and open to the public. For a complete schedule, visit the Facebook event page.
Leslie Joy Ickowitz/Photo courtesy of Leslie Joy Ickowitz.