The Albany Area Arts Council Exhibit: Upcycled Dresses
Albany Area Arts Council is pleased to present an exhibit of upcycled dresses. These twenty eight wearable dresses are part of a regional traveling exhibition that originated in Thomasville. In September, Thomasville’s FLAUNT 2012 in partnership with Keep Thomas County Beautiful and Downtown Thomasville Mainstreet showcased art that incorporated recycled or upcycled products. The selected artists juried in to exhibit were then paired up with a local sponsor to create a wearable dress from their recycled materials. The diversity of corporate sponsors made for a wide range of dress materials from recycled auto parts to currency to paint strips that clearly stretched the artists’ creativity and ingenuity.
Local artist Josh Rosen was one of the artists who flaunted his work and created a dress that his wife modeled on the “green carpet” for the FLAUNT Recycle Runway show opening night, September 7, 2012. Josh’s dress creation earned him second place. His dress was created by using leather welding gloves and sheet metal supplied by his sponsor, Hurst Broiler Co. His dress along with the other 27 dresses will be on display November 19 through December 5, 2012 here at the Carnegie Library home of the Albany Area Arts Council.
The Albany Area Arts Council is located in the historic Carnegie Library, 215 North Jackson St., Albany, Georgia. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm. Our mission is to encourage, sponsor and support the arts and culture in our community. The Albany Area Arts Council is devoted to promoting the arts in the greater Albany area. For more information please contact the Albany Area Arts Council 229-439-ARTS (2787) or visit albanyartscouncil.org.
- Published: 656 days ago on November 16, 2012
- By: Staff
- Last Modified: November 16, 2012 @ 12:27 pm
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