Wear Your Art on Your Sleeve

. . .or anywhere, for that matter. At least that’s the idea behind “Wearable Works of Art,”’ a month-long exhibit and sale at the D.W. Co-op. Artists from Dallas and elsewhere have contributed wares in all art forms and Co-op members have scouted the local retail scene for arty items (e.g. sunglasses, cowboy boots). The baby alligator shoes in the photo are by New Orleans artist George Febres; Dallasites Charlotte Sewalt (porcelain pieces hung on ribbons), Karen Avila (silver inlay), and Kevin McDermott (wood buckles with turquoise inlay) will also be represented. The show opens May 28 and runs through June 22, at D.W. Co-op, 3305 McKinney, 11 to 5.

Undercover Agent

If your favorite feather pillow is dilapidated, your bed too big or too small or your mattress too soft, Viola Barnes probably has the answer. She’s spent 32 years in the bedding renovation business and can remedy anything from torn ticking to sprung springs at a reasonable price. New mattress ticking averages $30 and up; springs start at $55 and re-feathering at $30. Attention tall people: Viola can even fashion your very own odd-sized mattress. Call her at the Mattress Mart. 500 South Haskell at R. L. Thornton. 826-6908.

The Long Tot Summer

In the city, summer vacation inevitably raises the question of what to do with your kids – especially if they’re too old for babysitters and too young for summer jobs. But the seven local YWCA branches have the answer: the state-licensed Summer Fun series, which involves 6-12 year olds in everything from raft rides down the Trinity to tortilla-making sessions. The program, which boasts a l-to-12 teacher/student ratio, begins June 5 and continues for 11 weeks. Kids can come for all or any part of the sessions, which run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.. five days a week. Cost is about $25 per week per child, or lower if more than one child from the same family attends. Registration is open now. Call Gloria Clark at 827-5600.

Sweet Repo’s

Set your own price on the car of your dreams? You stand a chance, at the auction of General Motors Acceptance Corp.’s repossessed automobiles, held on alternate Wednesdays at GMAC Storage and Sales, 2250 Manana Drive. At a recent auction. 100 cars were on the. block, ranging from 72’s to 78’s, with lots of deluxe models. (One 1977 Riviera with 4000 miles went for $1000 less than its estimated re-tail value.) Prospective bidders can examine and start (but not drive) the cars beginning the Friday before the auction; onsale day sealed bids are accepted until2:30. One hour later, you can drive yourbargain home. A hint: Bone up on thewholesale, retail and current loan values of the car you want, to keep yourbids competitive. For more information, call 688-5385.


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