Trashion designs on display at SCC
Mikaela Holmes created her “Black Pearl” dress from bubble wrap, which won last year’s Trashion Fashion Show.
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To kick of the third annual Trashion Fashion season, the Sonoma Community Center will display several outstanding examples of fashions made from cast off materials, in Gallery 212 from March 1 through April 26.
An opening reception will be held tonight, Friday, March 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Included in the exhibit are some of the best examples of last year’s Trashion show including the grand prize winner “ Black Pearl,” created by Mikaela Holmes.
The exhibit includes fashions constructed from a variety of discarded materials including bubble wrap, carpet padding, burlap, venetian blinds, empty shotgun shells, playing cards, envelopes, cancelled postage stamps, bottle caps, plastic bags and wigs. These unique and beautiful creations are the work of Jeanine Briggs, Susan Heeringa-Pieper, Karen Neihoff, Julie Calhoun, Alexa Wood, Joni Derickson, Jan Lippold, Melissa Spooner and Wendy Brayer’s Presentation School art students.
“This year, our Trashion Exhibit opening coincides with the wonderful and popular opening of the ARTS Guild’s Repo Show, so we hope people will visit both shows and get inspired to create using pre-used materials,” said Special Project Manager Margaret Hatcher.
Applications are now being accepted for this year’s Trashion Fashion show to be held this spring. Anyone aged 9 and up is eligible to apply.
A prospectus and application may be downloaded at sonomacommunitycenter.org or pick one up at the Sonoma Community Center.
Gallery 212, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is located upstairs in room 212 at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma.
For more information, call 938-4626, ext. 1.