Friday, July 27, 2012

Lake County, IN - A "Trashion Show"

Hello! On our way to a party in northwestern Indiana last Saturday, we stopped to use the restroom facilities at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond, IN. To my surprise and delight, there was a  "trashion" show the day we stopped in, housed in the welcome center's exhibit space. Yes, that was actually the name of the show, which you can read about here.

I really enjoy seeing upcycling in action, so I could have spent a good amount of time looking at the exhibit, but there was that matter of the party to attend. So, I had to content myself with a few quick photos:

Dresses made from book pages.

Dress made from bark.

Dress made from food packaging.

A vintage tablecloth was used for the skirt section of this dress. Great idea!

The squares of this quilt were made from old t-shirts.

Since I had so little time to look through the exhibit, I didn't get a chance to study this dresser closely, but it's plain to see that it has been invigorated by a paint job and a healthy sprinkle of buttons! I would have loved to have see a "before" photo - I'm sure the dresser was very drab before the artist transformed it into a one-of-a-kind piece. 

There were more works on display, but alas, I just didn't have the time to look everything over. But I was grateful to see what I had - it happened to be the very last day of the exhibit. 

Hats off to all the artists, and thanks as well to the Indiana Welcome Center for hosting the exhibit. 

1 comment:

  1. It's too bad we didn't buy that one dress - it was only ten thousand dollars!