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_________________________________The Brick 1727 McGee, Kansas City, MO 3pm to 9pm, April 15, 2012 Katie Kaufman is pleased to present A Textilier Soiree, a steampunk event hosted by The Brick. A Textilier Soireewill be focused on Katie’s costume design work, but also include other local artists and performances, all in the style of the subculture known as steampunk. There will be a free art fair from 3pm to 6pm, and a $15 concert (21 to enter) by The External Combustion Orchestra starting at 7pm. During the art fair, The Brick will be serving from their menu and there will be performances throughout the day by artists including Katie Kaufman, The Scallywags, and Crazy Boy Coy.The featured art by Katie Kaufman is a realization of characters created to fit into the steampunk realm. These realizations include full costumes and props as well as a background for the model/actor to incorporate into their act.Katie states “when I discovered the subculture of steampunk, I found a style that allows me to be completely creative and historically grounded at the same time.”Katie is a graduating senior from the Kansas City Art Institute Fibers and Art History departments. She has been sewing historical costumes for renaissance festivals since 2005, and owns her own business, Enchanted Designs. Her art can be purchased on etsy at http://www.etsy.com/people/katkaufman, and her progress can be followed on Enchanted Designs’ Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Enchanted.Designs.