Fashion event showcases trash as treasure


March 29th, 2011

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Omaha, NE – It’s officially spring, and time to start spring cleaning by organizing and throwing things that you no longer find useful away. But, you might just see some of your trash become treasures on the runway or displayed as art this weekend at Fashion in Detritus.

Fashion in Detritus is a weekend packed with fashion, film, art and performances. Ann Myers is the Executive Operational Officer for Evangelical Productions, the nonprofit group that is organizing the event. She said this event features seven designers with collections that integrate items like mechanical screws and washers into their designs. The event also includes a display of art, which she said includes everything from digital artwork to sculptures created by local and regional artists.

Omaha's trash will become wearable art in this weekend's Fashion in Detritus

“Detritus are the leftovers of the leaving,” Myers said. “So we’re thinking of everything, not only the trash to treasure concept, but also what has been forgotten, what is discarded, what are some of the old notions and the lost trades that these people can bring back and reinvent.”

Myers said some of the films featured in the Omaha Film Festival will be shown on the silver screen. She added the event will include a silent auction for the Methodist Hospital Foundation Charitable Care Fund. The event is an appreciation of local art, she said.

“We have a lot of great performances, everything from people reading their poetry, to people hanging stuff on the wall, basically art for the eyes, art for the ears,” she said. “We’re hoping that we can create and foster an understanding for art in many forms, and especially get a chance for new as well as established artists in the area … to get out there and display.”

The show runs April 1st through April 3rd at the Diamond on 16th located in downtown Omaha.

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