Condom Fashion Show, Miniature Knitting, Bloomington Fading

This week, designers get creative with condoms, Althea Crome knits tiny clothea, Robert Black talks about the bass and Bloomington Fading does art on Facebook.

This week, on Artworks:

Annie Corrigan speaks with fashion design student Michelle Bartley. She’ll be one of seven designers submitting a garment made entirely of condoms to the first Condom Fashion Show.

Also on the program, bigger is not better for artist Althea Crome. Mia Partlow finds out what it takes to create miniatures, like two-inch tall sweaters and gloves that are less than half an inch.

George Walker speaks with bassist Robert Black whose recording Modern American Bass — WFIU’s CD of the week — presents a musical overview of the history of his instrument.

And, Rachel Lyon visits with the artists-historians of Bloomington Fading who have been documenting the city of Bloomington in an especially 21st century way.

Stories On This Episode

There’s More Than One Way To Wear A Condom

model wearing condom dress and walking catwalk

As part of National Condom Week, local designers are using 500 condoms to create garments that will be on display at the first Condom Fashion Show.

Seventy Stitches To The Inch: Althea Crome’s Tiny Knits

pair of miniature hand-knit socks

Crome knits sweater, socks, and gloves with complex full-color designs—all at one-twelfth the scale of normal knit objects.

Modern American Bass

bassist with bass

Music for the instrument before and after "the explosion" of the 70s.

Bloomington Fading

528 E. 6th St.

A project about reconstructing physical space that currently exists entirely online will be taken up in a physical exhibition at Monroe County History Center.

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