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Shannon Moss is a news reporter at NEWS CENTER Maine in Portland specializing in general assignment reporting. She is no stranger to Maineâ€™s airwaves, having spent more than 14 years as a television anchor and reporter in the Portland news market.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Elizabeth McLellan, RN, MSN, MPH Founder & President Elizabeth Klebe, M.Ed Vice President Douglas Friedman Treasurer Linda S. Geoffrion, MBA Secretary Kenneth Blaschke Kevin Carley Richard Chandler, MD Richard Corbin, MD E’nkul Kanakan Nancy Kaye Kristen Levesque Arul Mahadevan, MD Andrew Stickney Chris Branson, Esq. Legal Counsel
Blue Wrap Runway is the major fundraising event for Partners for World Health. Now celebrating ten years, Partners for World Health is known around the world for collecting medical supplies that are no longer being used such as: heart monitors, suture kits, wound care supplies—and blue wrap—and so much more. We package these priceless supplies and ship them to places including Bangladesh, Senegal, Ethiopia and Syria. There, they provide basic medical care for underserved populations. Over our ten years, we have shipped over 1.5 million pounds of medical supplies, saving countless lives. At the same time, we’re keeping those medical supplies out of landfills. Our immediate goal is to ship 40 ft. containers filled with medical supplies and equipment—but it costs $25,000 to ship just one container. That’s why we’ve announced a goal of raising $100,000 at the 2019 Blue Wrap Runway event. We hope you can join the many sponsors and partners of this exciting program.
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Performances By JESUS ALVELO Besides being a guitarist, Dr. Alvelo is a pediatrician in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, where he has been the Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at Puerto Rico Children’s Hospital since 2009. Dr. Alvelo has more than 16 years of experience in medical missions visiting the most remote and most needed communities of Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra, the Caribbean, and Latin-America. He also coordinated the delivery of four containers of medical supplies donated by Partners for World Health that were shipped to Puerto Rico after the 2017 hurricane
MICHAEL J CAMARERO CRUZ In 1975, at the age of 17, Michael became a musician of the National Folkloric Ballet of Puerto Rico, and traveled to Israel, Spain, Morocco, and the U.S., participating in the inauguration of the Epcot Center in Florida. After a career performing internationally, he organized his own group, Taller Boricua, in 1985. With them, he has performed at venues including Lincoln Center in New York. In 1987 he recorded his first album, Con la Orquesta de mi Tierra.
MAEVE HÖGLUND A native of Olympia, Washington, Maeve received voice degrees from the New England Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music. In 2015-16, she debuted with Opera Maine as Frasquita in Carmen. Maeve’s engagements in 2016-17 included performing Musetta in La bohème with Charleston Opera, Margaret Hughes in Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players with Little Opera Theatre of New York, and Arminda in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera with Atlanta Opera. In 2018, Maeve sang the role of Susanna in Opera Maine’s production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.
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Designers Blue Wrap Runway is fortunate and honored to be showcasing the work of so many talented designers. Some are just beginning their careers, while others are acclaimed professionals with their own firms. Some hail from right here in Maine, others are based in New York or grew up in distant countries. All of them, however, share a common willingness to contribute to the cause of Blue Wrap Runway. They have given their time, their skill and their passion to create one-of-a-kind designs, and we thank them deeply for their generosity.
MARIA ANTONIETTA Maria grew up in Northern Brazil where she learned how to sew from her mother and grandmother. Mariaâ€™s career has always been a designer. Today, from her shop on Fore Street in Portland, she creates unique designs dedicated to making every woman who comes into her shop feel beautiful just the way they are.
SARA BEGLEY (ANGELROX) Sara is an apparel designer and developer who found her way to Maine after completing a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Design and Production at Colorado State University. She now works as a technical designer for angelrox, based in Biddeford. Sara has experience in concept design, technical design, and production development.
SVETLANA BELL Svetlana is an expert tailor who sews custom-made clothing, including bridal gowns and mother-of-thebride dresses. Based in Yarmouth, Svetlana is known for the classic elegance of her creations. Her artistry of design and attention to detail has gained her a passionate clientele. Svetlana also offers alterations and tailoring services.
JEFFREY BLAIS (AKARI SALON) Hailing from Maine, Jeffery holds a unique appreciation for beauty. He joined the Akari team in 1999. He has styled hair at New York Fashion Week, appeared in various magazines and trained in Paris, New York and Los Angeles. In 2016 Jeffrey jumped into the next part of his career when he purchased Akari, proudly becoming the new owner.
ERIN CURREN Erin teaches a revolutionary fitness class called Nia (nee-ah). She also is playing back real-life stories to audience members, on stage with Portland Playback Theatre. You’ll also find her driving around in the Senegalese-inspired decorated Subaru she calls her “Gypsy Crib.” Erin is delighted to participate once again in Blue Wrap Runway!
PAULA GALLUCCI After twelve years on the West Coast working for Cirque du Soleil, theater, film & TV, Paula has returned to Maine with her costume design business “Paula in Stitches.” Her talents cover an array of sewing abilities from upholstering furniture slipcovers to building historical costume reproductions.
JUDY GAILEN Since graduating from the Yale School of Drama in 1989, Judy has designed scenery and costumes throughout the U.S., with credits at La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theater, Portland Stage and Opera Company of Philadelphia, as well as Off- and Off-Off Broadway. Judy was awarded a Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship in 2003.
SUE HAMMERLAND Sue received her BFA from the College of William and Mary. In Brooklyn, she maintained a studio and worked for a color and trend forecasting service. A founding member of the Firehouse Arts Organization in Yarmouth, Sue now serves as a Museum Educator at the Museum of Fine Arts and teaches painting at The Danforth Art School.
DEBORAH HARPER Deborah attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York for millinery but says she truly honed her skills working in the factories. The business evolved from there and Harper is still creating handmade hats today, almost thirty years later. “It’s my passion,” says Harper, “If I did an art form other than this, it would be sculpture. I like working with my hands”.
SAHRO HASSAN With the number of Muslim women in America steadily rising each year, Hassan’s niche designs will be in demand. “The fashion industry is overlooking women who want to look modest but at the same time embody the characteristics of fierce, confident and bold,” she says. Born in Kenya, Hassan and her family immigrated to the US when she was 11.
ANNE BURNETT HIDELL Anne is a graduate of Emmanuel College, with a major in Fine Arts. In 1983 she moved to Kennebunk, where she started her own business designing and painting decorative furniture, painting clothing and other decorative accessories. Anne maintains a studio in Cape Porpoise and a summer studio on Monhegan Island.
MILLIE HIIBEL Millie has designed the costumes for Becky Shaw, The Matchmaker, Little Shop of Horrors, and Romeo and Juliet, as well as for Opera Maine’s productions of Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto, Carmen and many more. She is also the costume director for Opera Philadelphia and teaches at Rutgers, University of Pennsylvania and University of the Arts.
KAHINDO MATEENE Kahindo founded her contemporary womenswear brand in 2009. A graduate of the Illinois Institute of Art, she took part in Macy’s Chicago Fashion Incubator program and was one of the contestants in season 12 of Project Runway. Kahindo has been featured in Italian Vogue, Glamour South Africa, New York Times, British Vogue, and many more.
TOTO MATEMBO Toto grew up in the Congo, where she learned to sew by working with her mother to create custom dresses at the age of 16. For many years she was a lawyer. Here in Maine she works for two local designers: Jill McGowan and angelrox. She’s also designed and created “the Femme Maraichere” and “The Market Gardner,” traditional Congolese dresses.
ADELE MASENGO NGOY In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Adele attended fashion school and worked as a professor. In Maine, she founded Adele Masengo Designs and purchased Antoine’s Tailor Shop and Formal Wear. She also founded Women United Around the World; 13 women have graduated from its sewing program and several have already found jobs in the industry.
REGINA NATANIEL Regina is known as the “Mother of Mentoring” to the youth of the local Sudanese community. She has degrees in Economics and Social Justice and in Criminal Justice. Sudanese custom reflects that young ladies should wear clothing that reflects their age, without exceeding the boundaries of their age group.
DAPHNE PULSIFER Daphne studied architecture at Carnegie-Mellon University. The skills she learned became a foundation for the two-dimensional and sculptural art she creates. Over the years her work has included bronze sculpture, residential design, custom wood carving, furniture, and, for special occasions including the Blue Wrap Runway, fashion design.
ROXI SUGER Angelrox® is American Comfort, created by designer Roxi Suger to inspire joy. Her signature designs and sweet essentials are created from, and for, the beautiful spirit inside us all. A family business, the company offers versatile, sustainable and mindful clothing crafted from plant-based fibers that soothe and breathe. Handmade with pride in Biddeford.
SUSAN THOMAS (PORTLAND STAGE COMPANY) Susan is now in her 12th season as the Costume Shop Manager at Portland Stage. Some of her design credits include: A Christmas Carol, The Snow Queen, Vigil, 2Pianos4Hands, and Longfellow: A Life in Words. Susan has worked in the costume shops at Maine State Music Theater, The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, and many more.
ALLAN VIRGO Born in Jamaica, Allan began his journey among the mounds of fabrics and patterns in his motherâ€™s shop. By seven, he was well versed in the art of garment making. In NYC he attended the Fashion Institute of Technology. He was on design teams at Guess and Michael Kors, and currently serves as Senior Designer for Kenneth Cole Outerwear Division at Gill Apparel.
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KAREN MONTANARO JUDY GAILEN
ERIN CURREN ERIN CURREN
WILLOW OULSIDER DAPHNE PULSIFER
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