Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection Come to the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show
Art & Sole book-signing will benefit local charities during the 3-day event
By: Palm Beach Fine Craft Show
Jane, an invited guest speaker, will also participate in a book signing of her recently published book, Art & Sole. The book, whose vibrant red cloth cover features an elaborate crystal shoe embossed in detail, is a delightful peek into the stunning collection of unique & whimsical work commissioned by Jane Weitzman. Fashion meets fantasy in this highly collectible book which will interest shoe and art lovers alike. Ten percent of the proceeds from sales of her colorful book during the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show will benefit three local charities --the Glades Academy Foundation, the Center for Creative Education, and the Shuzz Foundation--during the by-invitation "Head to Toes" event, February 26th.
Since opening its doors in 1996, luxury shoe brand Stuart Weitzman's Madison Avenue flagship store has showcased footwear commissioned by artists, designers and craftsmen from around the world.
Curated by Jane Gershon Weitzman, the entire Art & Sole features over 150 of the most inventive examples of these fantasy art shoes, remarkable for their imaginative construction and elaborate adornment. Shoes are constructed of unexpected materials such as bronze, ceramic, wire, Plexiglas or in the case of Robert Steele, corrugated cardboard. Other shoes are noteworthy for their surfaces, embellished with feathers, gems, fresh flowers and cake frosting. Commissioned artists include Evelyn Kaplan who works in a mosaic art form pique assiette, crafting shoes from pieces of vintage china, porcelain and ceramic knickknacks, and Joan Klimo, who works in fabric and mixed media, transforming shoes into whimsical soft sculptures.
Following the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, Miami's Bass Museum will showcase Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection at their BassX installation in the Miami Beach Regional Library from March 8 - April 10, 2016.
About Jane Gershon Weitzman
Jane Gershon Weitzman was the Executive Vice President of Stuart Weitzman and the first Vice President of Stuart Weitzman Retail. She spearheaded philanthropy for the company by generating funds to support breast and ovarian cancer research and awareness. Her efforts were brought to life through innovative charity events on the brand's website, such as the Stuart Weitzman Celebrity Breast Cancer Shoe Auction, and its retail stores. She serves on the Trust Board of the Boston Children's Hospital. Weitzman and her collection come to the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and the Mint Museum in North Carolina.