Monday, June 21, 2010
The Leaf Dress wins an award!
Every leaf, every petal, and every artificial flower that makes up “The Leaf Dress” came from cemetery dumpsters. Each had been brought to the cemetery as a token of love and a symbol of memory. Each was headed for a landfill. Now a wash-and-wear dress carries a fashion statement of unique remembrance and hope: “Earth to earth; ashes to ashes; dust to dust…. in sure and certain hope of RECYCLING”.
One of the highlights to the evening was making a purchase from "The Yarn Girls". They custom created a "green" pompom hair barrette for me! Including children in art activities is obviously important to Mira and the gallery. There was a youth's division to the juried show and an educational component focusing on recycling for area school groups. The gallery is very small, but one corner was reserved for these two cute girls who were learning both retail and charity lessons. Some of the money they raised went to "green" causes!
Posted by Susan Lenz at 9:54 AM