9th Annual ReStore Recycled Art & Fashion Show
The ReStore is doing it again: the 9th Annual ReStore Recycled Art & Fashion Shows are happening in Seattle and Bellingham this month. Ruby Re-Usable had the honor of being part of the jury for the Seattle recycled art show, which is opening this Saturday evening, April 10, at the Laura Frost Fine Arts Gallery/Blowing Sands Glass Studio in Ballard. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the artists that have work in this fun and funky show:
Glass artist Joline El-Hai‘s lightbox suitcases are mysterious and beautiful, proof once again that art made from recycled materials isn’t always rusty and forlorn looking:
Tick Tock Turn by Joline El-Hai
Jenny Fillius uses recycled decorative sheet metal to create her colorful assemblages that often have important life messages:
It’s Later Than You Think by Jenny Fillius
Jo Braun incorporates left over building materials, such as stone, grout, nails, screws, washers, glass, and porcelain in her subtly colored, highly textured and rhythmic mosaics:
Knobs and Tubes by Jo Braun
Also, Dan Klennert‘s rusty recycled iron seahorse is on permanent display at Blowing Sands. And next week, Ruby debuts her Bagalina repurposed white plastic bag ensemble that has been a work-in-progress since, ah, August 2009, at the Trash Fashion Show, which will be at the New York Fashion Academy in Ballard — stay tuned!
The piece by Jo Braun is organic looking AND sophisticated, elegant even.
Love Tick Tock Turn by Joline El-Hai, GREAT photograph too- wow.
Looking forward to seeing snap shots of your dress on the cat walk.
the piece pictured by Jo Braun is from last year’s ReStore Recycled Art Show (I couldn’t find a pic of this year’s entry, but it is also elegant — it uses nails and screws and washers)
Joline’s work is gorgeous in person, but I was also struck by how well her work is photographed (will have to find out who her photographer is!)
I look forward to seeing your new work in person, and will post pics of my plastic bag dresses from the show!
I have been informed that it is the RE Store (not to be confused with the Habitat for Humanties’ ReStore)