June 8, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Second Street Gallery
part of a series on Craft
About the speaker
Kim Dylla is a designer, metal vocalist, and entrepreneur who left her career in academia in 2012 to found Kylla Custom Rock Wear, a stage clothing company that now provides clothing to rockstars, wrestlers, and fans in 52 countries and more from right here in Charlottesville, VA. Their clients include such heavyweights as the WWE, Alice Cooper, Journey, and many many heavy metal bands including Rob Zombie, Machine Head, Arch Enemy, Candlemass, Kreator and more!
A metal singer herself for such bands as GWAR, Kung Fu Dykes, A Winter Lost, and Thismeansyou, Dylla channels her post-apocalyptic aesthetic and knowledge of performance into each piece she designs. A marriage of fashion design, small business entrepreneurship, and heavy metal style, Kylla Custom Rock Wear is determined to make the world feel like rockstars in their high quality and custom-made designs. A metal singer herself for such bands as GWAR, Kung Fu Dykes, A Winter Lost, and Thismeansyou, Dylla channels her post-apocalyptic aesthetic and knowledge of performance into each piece she designs. A marriage of fashion design, small business entrepreneurship, and heavy metal style, Kylla Custom Rock Wear is determined to make the world feel like rockstars in their high quality and custom-made designs.
Image: Sanjay Suchak/courtesy of Kim Dylla
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Second Street Gallery
Founded in 1973, Second Street Gallery is the oldest nonprofit (501©3) contemporary artspace in Central Virginia. Established by a group of ten artists affiliated with the University of Virginia and the local community, SSG was the first art space in Downtown Charlottesville and a leader in the revitalization of the Historic District. It is now located inside the City Center for Contemporary Arts building. Completed in 2003, the CCCA also houses two other non-profit groups, Live Arts (a community theater) and Light House (a youth media organization).
SSG’s primary mission is to enliven Virginia through access to the best in contemporary art and artists and to inspire new ways of thinking, seeing, and doing. To this end, SSG promotes contemporary artists through the presentation of their work in a professional gallery and encourages an appreciation of contemporary art and culture by educating the public through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, classes, tours, and publications.
New City Arts
New City Arts is a 501©3 community arts organization founded in 2009 to support artists and facilitate cultural participation in Charlottesville, VA. Working to make Charlottesville a more livable place for artists by creating connections between artists and unique audiences through creative conversations, art spaces, and community-building collaborations, New City Arts serves approximately 60 Charlottesville area artists and 6,000 audience members annually. For more information about core programs including Welcome Gallery, Charlottesville SOUP, the New City Artist-in-Residence Studio Space, Housing2Home, and more, visit newcityarts.org.
The Bridge PAI Fiscal Sponsor
The Bridge strengthens and enriches the community through the power of creative interaction and shared experience. We engage with a diverse and ever growing group of artists and citizens to foster a more deeply connected and robust community. To learn more about our mission and current projects, visit thebridgepai.org
Second Street Gallery is committed to offering Charlottesville and the central Virginia region leading-edge new art in perspective and context, and to fostering an active and open appreciation of this art by directly engaging the issues surrounding works by the best contemporary artists in the field.
Second Street Gallery is located at 115 Second Street SE Charlottesville, VA 22902.
- • 200 E Water St., Charlottesville, VA, 22902
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- • Phone: 434-977-1812
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