“Art of the Wedding Costume: Ritual and Romance” Extended Through Dec. 15

(Bradenton, Fla., November 13, 2014) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Fine Art Gallery exhibit, “Art of the Wedding Costume: Ritual and Romance,” has been extended through Dec. 15. The Fine Art Gallery is located at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Building 11 North.

A retrospective look at wedding costumes through the decades, “Art of the Wedding Costume” includes a display of men’s and women’s traditional, nontraditional and cultural wedding attire from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Presented from the perspective of the wedding ceremony as a theatrical performance, the exhibit features wedding costumes from the 1850s to 2014 that reflect the personalities of the men and women who contributed their wedding attire. The exhibit weaves their stories through a narrative that chronicles the evolution of historical, cultural, artistic and social issues related to wedding costume styles and customs during that time period.

The exhibit is hosted by the Fine Art Gallery and Theatre Program. Exhibition curators Kenneth Erickson, SCF Theatre Program director and Neel Performing Arts Center manager, and Joseph Loccisano, SCF Fine Art Gallery manager, selected items for the exhibition from local community members, Retro Rosie’s Vintage Clothing, Asolo Repertory Theatre, South Florida Museum and other organizations.

Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information, contact Loccisano at 941-752-5225 or Maps and directions are online at

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