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May 2013

FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC, Offers Recycled Fashion Show

The FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC, will present Rubbish 2 Runway, featuring dresses fashioned entirely from recycled materials, on view from May 7 through July 7, 2013.

Student designers from high school through college, as well as professional artists will be submitting garments to be part of this “trashion” show and exhibit.

With this exhibition, we hope to inspire artists, students, and the community to have fun and create a variety of wearable art dresses made from recycled materials. Materials can be gathered anywhere from the recycling bin to the found object on the street. We are hoping to draw attention to the need to recycle, as well as to encourage re-purposing of everyday, throwaway items in a creative way that involves the larger community.

All dresses in the show will be wearable and presented for the first time to the public in a staged runway show on the night of May 10, 2013 as part of FRANK’s opening reception and Chapel Hill’s 2nd Friday Artwalk. FRANK is very excited to be partnered with Redress Raleigh to co-produce this event.

We have more than 50 participants working individually and in groups to create more than 40 dresses. Models wearing these dresses will walk the runway for a panel of judges comprising guest artists and designers. These judges will make final selections and award cash prizes for first, second, and third place and best in show.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the gallery at 919/636-4135 or visit (www.frankisart.com).

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