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‘Steampunk’ packs them in at MUSEO

A Steampunk
A Steampunk'd Medusa attends the opening reception of MUSEO's 'Steampunk' show Saturday, Jan. 28.
— image credit: Robbie Cribbs photo

It was the social event of the season at MUSEO’s opening of its “Steampunk” show Saturday. Artists, families, friends, neighbors and art lovers steamed up the standing-room only gallery on First Street in downtown Langley during its opening reception for 40 local artists.

The show featured everything in the Steampunk style from clothing, shoes and jewelry to mostly metal and other sculptures, paintings, moving pictures, a bicycle and pull-along cart and a few plain ‘ol contraptions.

Gallery owner Sandra Jarvis was beaming in her costume of classic Steampunk Victorian regalia complete with a tiny black top hat juxtaposed at a daring angle atop her head.

Jarvis set the costumed tone for the crowd, many of whom followed her lead by wearing extravagant and quite often hand-fabricated Steampunk attire, while others struck a deal with the “Mother of Invention” and fabricated whatever deemed worthy of a show that features romantic Victorian clothing, metal, brass and leather things, top hats, goggles and other flying machine accessories.

The show runs until Feb. 28.


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