‘Project Runway’ finalist to present work at the Abbe Museum

Posted Feb. 05, 2014, at 3:07 p.m.

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Patricia Michaels, a fashion designer and finalist on the Lifetime cable television program “ Project Runway,” will present her work at a brown bag lunch event at the Abbe Museum at noon on Thursday.

The event coincides with the first day of a new exhibit, called Twisted Path III, which features the work of 10 native artists, including Michaels. The exhibit includes baskets, photographs, paintings, jewelry, pottery, textiles and mixed media presentations that explore environmental, cultural and political issues, according to a media release.

Michaels made it to the last episode before she was eliminated in season 11 of “Project Runway.” She is from Taos Pueblo in northern New Mexico and was the first Native American to be featured in New York Fashion Week, according to the media release. She has worked in New York, Milan, Santa Fe and Chicago.

Thursday’s event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The museum opens at 10 a.m.

 

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