“Here’s a sneak peek at the 2010 entries for Shoe-In that debuted in the lobby of the Capitol Theater during the run of Swan Lake. This year we received shoes that were done in a wide range of mediums like polymer clay, wood, and glass– as well as photography and a video installation. It’s an exciting collection of work and really pushed the boundaries (while raising the “barre”). We are also happy to feature Shoe-In entries from VAI, the Visual Art Institute. These are paintings done by students from grade school up using the ballet shoes themselves as brushes. All Shoe-In entries are on sale (two have already sold!) and will be on view again during the run of Balanchine’s America. All proceeds go to Ballet West. Shoe-In is sponsored by the Ballet West Ambassadors.
For Christopher Renstrom