Friday, August 3, 2007

Art & Fashion in August, part 2

Ali Kurhan, a local Seattle nursing student and budding artist, is making and selling fashionable cuff bracelets from salvaged materials, ribbons, and buttons under the label “Salvation.”

Kurhan is raising money with her wearable art so that she can volunteer with No More Deaths – an organization that staffs migrant center camps on the United States–Mexican border to offer aid to people who have recently been deported in compromised health and are in need of respite care.

Ali is a member artist of Twilight Artist Collective and sells her art through Twilight’s third-floor Pike Place Market retail art store.


Carya said...

This article was spotted by NMD's folks here in Tucson. We're all stoked that she's so committed and talented. We look forward to working with her!

She will be at the camp in Arivaca, which is a different beast to that described in the article. At the camp on the U.S. side, volunteers go on 'patrols' which are long walks in the desert to find migrants who are lost and in distress during their long treks to make it to 'civilization' (said with tongue in cheek).

Seattle Art News said...

What a wonderful project to support. I know I'm headed into the Twilight Artist Collective this month to check out Ali's creations and support her project. I wish her all the best.