Monday night (3/23) was the annual portfolio party for the Association of Theatrical Artists and Craftspeople, or ATAC for short (http://www.atacbiz.com/). The members of this organization are the designers and craftspeople who make some of the props and costumes that you see in films, theater, opera, dance, tv, and even professional wrestling. Whether it be boots worn on the Broadway stage, lights for The Lion King, leather masks for beloved/hated wrestling figures, fiber fish in Spamalot, or sweaters for M:I:III, one of our members has been involved. We are also the authors of The Entertainment Sourcebook, an industry staple.
Once a year, we organize our portfolios and gather to show theater professionals, fellow craftspeople, and prospective members what we have been working on during the past 12 months. Shown above left are some of the theater folks who attended the party.
The above right photo shows some of the work of Margaret Cusack ( http://margaretcusack.com/), one of our newest members. Among her other fiber accomplishments, Margaret makes the stuffed fish for Spamalot.