by Pat Taylor
Seven St. Barnabas parishioners visited the Cincinnati Museum of Art in Eden Park on Sept. 7 to view the Kimono Exhibit and how Japan's beautiful flowing simple coverings influenced the fashion world in the West. Traditionally, the kimono was made from one piece of fabric with no waste. Western designers incorporated the pattern but soon moved onto more complicated designs with more cut pieces. Fashion pieces in the exhibit covered the period from the late 1800s to the present day. Keeping the theme going, the group had lunch at Mei, a Japanese restaurant in the Marketplace off Montgomery Road.
Tara has taken on the task of reviving women's fellowship activities. This was her first outing after the planning dinner.