Fashion and Arts Come Together at Monthaven

Fashion is merely art that is worn.

Therefore, it is only natural that a modeling session feels right at home in an art gallery. To that end, the Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center in Hendersonville recently hosted four local ladies who modeled a fashionable blend of Americana-themed clothing and accessories against a backdrop of paintings and sculpture.

Models Joy Walling (owner of Designer OMI Beads), Cheyanne Johnson (owner of Helping Hands Cleaning), Gina Pearson (stylist at Blownaway Salon Suites and Beauty Bar) and Tina Marie Taraczkozy (personal shopper and stylist) spent an afternoon wearing a variety of styles selected to complement the art featured in two current exhibitions: I Didn’t Know How to Tell You by various artists and American Flags by painter Tim Yanke.

The I Didn’t Know How to Tell You exhibition features various artwork created by veterans of the armed forces. All of the works on display were coordinated by CreatiVets, an organization dedicated to providing combat veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury with opportunities to use art, music and creative writing to ease their trauma and to heal their unseen wounds of war.

Tim Yanke is an American artist who uses the color and cultural influences of the U.S. Southwest to create his bold, abstract paintings. His American Flags exhibit, also known as Yanke Doodles, showcases stylized paintings of the U.S. flags and other patriotic images using bright, surreal colors.

During their fashion session, the four models wore several different styles of clothing and jewelry that was provided by local style shops. Featured vendors include OMI Beads, My Style Scoop, Bates Boutique and Gold & Company. Each of the items was carefully selected for color and texture in order to blend in with the themes of the artwork on display.

Models/Fashions by Photo

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Joy Walling

Dress: Halter Maxi, $78 – MyStyleScoop.net

Bracelets: Stackable Beads, $28 each – OMIBeads.com

Cheyanne Johnson

Outfit: Stay On Trac Blouse, $45; Throw It On Back Belle Bottom Jeans, $52; Way On Up Wedge Shoes, $40 – BatesBoutique.com

Necklace: Authentic Squash Blossom, Native American Turquoise and Silver, $1,499  – GoldAndCoBoutique.com

Gina Pearson

Outfit: Bralette Dress, $52; Way On Up Wedge Shoes, $40 – BatesBoutique.com

Bracelets: Stackable Beads, $28 each – OMIBeads.com

Tina Marie Taraczkozy

Dress: Stripe Max with Spaghetti Straps, $48 – MyStyleScoop.net

Necklace and Earrings: Turquoise and Silver Beaded Necklace, $150 – GoldAndCoBoutique.com

Bracelets: Stackable Turquoise Beads, $28 each – OMIBeads.com; Silver Cuff Bracelet, $59 – GoldAndCoBoutique.com

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Cheyanne Johnson

Outfit: Tickle My Fancy Tank, $30; Not Fooling Me Skort, $44; Way On Up Wedge Shoes, $40 – BatesBoutique.com

Necklace: Authentic Squash Blossom, Native American Turquoise and Silver, $1,499  – GoldAndCoBoutique.com

Joy Walling

Outfit: Be A Nice Human Tee, $34; Ankle Jeans, $78 – MyStyleScoop.net

Bracelets: Stackable Beads, $28 each – OMIBeads.com

Gina Pearson

Outfit: Morning Skies Knot Tank, $45; Distressed Boyfriend Jeans, $54 – BatesBoutique.com

Necklace and Earrings: Turquoise and Silver Beaded Necklace, $150 – GoldAndCoBoutique.com

Bracelets: Stackable Beads, $28 each – OMIBeads.com

Tina Marie Taraczkozy

Dress: Belted Deep Vee, $78 – MyStyleScoop.net

Hat: Londyn, $30 – BatesBoutique.com

Bracelet:  Three Stone Turquoise and Silver Bracelet, $299 – GoldAndCoBoutique.com

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Tina Marie Taraczkozy

Dress: Stripe Max with Spaghetti Straps, $48 – MyStyleScoop.net

Necklace and Earrings: Turquoise and Silver Beaded Necklace, $150 – GoldandCoBoutique.com

Bracelets: Stackable Turquoise Beads, $28 each – OMIBeads.com

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Joy Walling

Dress: Halter Maxi, $78 – MyStyleScoop.net

Bracelets: Stackable Beads, $28 each – OMIBeads.com

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Models dancing

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Tina Marie Taraczkozy

Dress: Belted Deep Vee, $78 – MyStyleScoop.net

Hat: Londyn, $30 – BatesBoutique.com

Bracelet: Three Stone Turquoise and Silver Bracelet, $299 – GoldAndCoBoutique.com

Cheyanne Johnson

Outfit: Tickle My Fancy Tank, $30; Not Fooling Me Skort, $44; Way On Up Wedge Shoes, $40 – BatesBoutique.com

Necklace: Authentic Squash Blossom, Native American Turquoise and Silver, $1,499  – GoldAndCoBoutique.com

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Joy Walling

Outfit: Be A Nice Human Tee, $34; Ankle Jeans, $78 – MyStyleScoop.net

Bracelets: Stackable Beads, $28 each – OMIBeads.com

Gina Pearson

Outfit: Morning Skies Knot Tank, $45; Distressed Boyfriend Jeans, $54 – BatesBoutique.com

Necklace and Earrings: Turquoise and Silver Beaded Necklace, $150 – GoldAndCoBoutique.com

Bracelets: Stackable Beads, $28 each – OMIBeads.com

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Joy Walling

Outfit: Be A Nice Human Tee, $34; Ankle Jeans, $78 – MyStyleScoop.net

Bracelets: Stackable Beads, $28 each – OMIBeads.com

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Gina Pearson

Outfit: Morning Skies Knot Tank, $45; Distressed Boyfriend Jeans, $54 – BatesBoutique.com

Necklace and Earrings: Turquoise and Silver Beaded Necklace, $150 – GoldAndCoBoutique.com

Bracelets: Stackable Beads, $28 each – OMIBeads.com

Artwork

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I Didn’t Know How to Tell You

 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12

American Flags