Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Trashy Fashion tears up the runway with vogue refuse at 8 pm, October 28th at Future Tenant

Trashy Fashion tears up the runway with vogue refuse at 8 pm, October 28th at
Future Tenant

Future Tenant is teaming up with Carnegie Mellon’s Smart Growth Club to bring awareness to recycling through a zero waste fashion event. The show will be one night only starting at 8 pm on October 28th at the Future Tenant gallery in the downtown cultural district. Admission will be $10 for pre-sale and student tickets, and $15 at the door.

Artists will include CMU students Mirrie Choi, Janet Lorenz, and David McCoy; CAPA High School students and their professor of Textile Studies and Costume design, Karen Page; local artist and graduate of the Pittsburgh Arts Institute, Rachelle Lalonde; and Pittsburgh designer, Anya Weitzman. Even some of our own Future Tenant staff are getting creative! The one-of-a-kind fashion creations will be from materials such as plastic bags, bike parts, and aluminum cans, to name a few. These works will be showcased live on the runway.

Many Pittsburghers are getting involved with Trashy Fashion by providing their support and services. Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak will be emceeing the event and Pittsburgh’s own VJ Nox will be providing video projections and music. The Brett James Salon will be making the models recycled-runway-ready with their hair and makeup talents. As for food and drink, Taste of Dahntahn will be serving appetizers and adult beverages will be provided by Duquesne Beer and Future Tenant’s year-long sponsor, Woodchuck Hard Cider.

For more information about Trashy Fashion or for gallery hours, please visit futuretenant.org.

Future Tenant is a non-profit art space located in downtown Pittsburgh at 819 Penn Avenue dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging artists through exhibitions that offer a cutting edge perspective on the Pittsburgh art scene.

The mission for the Heinz Smart Growth Club is to assist Carnegie Mellon Heinz College students in exploring sustainability in community and economic development, government, and environmental policies.

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