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A 3 oz. Bottle of Spirit Gum

Spirit gum is an adhesive, made mostly of SD Alcohol 35-A (the solvent, or "spirit") and resin (the adhesive, or "gum"), used primarily for affixing costume prosthetics such as wigs, merkins, or false facial hair. It has been manufactured since the 1890s, and has long been a standard tool in theatrical performances where prosthetic makeup or affixed costuming is used. It has also often been used in burlesque, in affixing pasties.

Ingredients: Isopropyl Alcohol, Rosin, Copal, & Silica

Spirit Gum is also commonly used to paste eyebrows and other pasties by female impersonators also known as drag queens. The use of spirit gum helps conceal the thickness and shape of a queen's eyebrows and allows her to give a better shaped brow.

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Winston-Salem Journal

Winston-Salem Journal
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:00:00 -0700

It doesn't have a big donor base or much of a budget. Most of the company's expenses so far have been paid out of the founders' pockets. And since the Community Arts Café closed in the spring, Spirit Gum doesn't have a regular place to perform.

Yes! Weekly

Yes! Weekly
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:52:30 -0700

Not only is he a librarian by day and an actor who bares it all by night, but he's also one of the founders of the young Spirit Gum Theatre Company. Ackerman most recently appeared in Yes! Weekly for his role as Spike in Twin City Vanya, Sonia, Masha ...
Nanaimo Daily News
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:37:30 -0700

A five-member collections committee oversees the acquisition of all work including purchases and donations. Other recent acquisitions include works by Kerri Reid and Carole Itter. Works by Itter are included in the Gallery's current exhibition, Spirit ...
Nanaimo Daily News
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:48:35 -0700

Exploratory, hands-on workshops for ages 5-11, inspired by the Nanaimo Art Gallery's current exhibition, Spirit Gum. Call 250-754-1750 to register. Cost: $12 per child ($18 for two siblings) Art Lab at Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial St. 1-4 p.m ...
Nanaimo Daily News
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 03:41:15 -0700

The Nanaimo Art Gallery is hosting the Spirit Gum exhibit, the first show since the gallery's two locations merged into one, from May 30 to Aug. 8. Spirit Gum is a kind of glue used to adhere costume to skin. This compound of alcohol (spirit) and resin ...

National Post

National Post
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:30:00 -0700

This exhibition, running at the Nanaimo Art Gallery in B.C. is a thought exploration on the “merging of costume and wearer,” and how our costume can become our disguise, because even clothing can be a kind of performance. FYI: Spirit gum is glue used ...

Winston-Salem Journal

Winston-Salem Journal
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:56:41 -0700

Carowinds amusement park has introduced an impressive new roller coaster this year, and it's saying goodbye to an old favorite. Fury 325 is described as “the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster” — and definitely isn't for the faint of heart.

Winston-Salem Journal

Winston-Salem Journal
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:21:39 -0700

Spirit Gum finishing second season with 'Stop Kiss'. Spirit Gum Theatre Company doesn't have a lot of things that other theater companies have. Go See Do: Saturday, July 24. BETHABARA PARK CLEANUP: 9 a.m.-noon today at Historic Bethabara Park.

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