Please join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, February 7, 2020 5-7pm and month long exhibit of local Couture Designer/Photographer Rachel Frank running 2/5/20-3/2/20.
“Children of Gaea in the Realm of Creation”
My artistic journey began as a couture clothing designer and makeup artist, creating one-of-a-kind looks and garments to transform the wearer into someone else entirely, and to bring out the goddess within. Growing up in the heart of the driftless region of Wisconsin I have always had a great love, connection, and appreciation of the earth, and all the history and energy it holds. After a decade of having my creations photographed by others for magazines in studios and industrial spaces I felt it was time to get a camera of my own so I could photograph them where they truly belong; out in the wild. I do not strive to sell my garments, and keep all my originals. I do not own any lighting equipment, and shoot only in the natural light mother nature provides. I do this because my work is less about creating a perfectly lit portrait of a model or highlighting a design or makeup, and more about capturing a divine goddess, the children of Gaea, in their realm of creation. My work contains no blurred backgrounds like you find in traditional portrait photography, because I want to capture my surroundings just as much as the person, if not more. Nature is my biggest inspiration and love, I travel the world to create portraits of the earth, showcasing her beauty in every season as I see it through my eyes.
RFD by Rachel Frank’s “Rent the Runway” Show
A unique fashion show experience where nothing is for sale, but everything can be rented! As an opening reception party for Rachel’s “Children of Gaea in the Realm of Creation” exhibit, models will showcase her one-of-a-kind couture designs worn in her displayed gallery works that are all available for rental! Want to look like a million bucks without spending it? Need a gown or a super cool accessory to tie together a look for an event or party but don’t want to spend a fortune for something you’ll only wear once? Now is your chance! Rachel will also be raffling off cool stuff like tshirts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and a photoshoot package that includes hair, makeup, RFD couture, and 3 edited photos to bring out your inner goddess! You don’t want to miss this, or Yahara Bay’s one night only RFD cocktail!