"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you"- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kara took this image of me in my studio surrounded by our
" Trashions " .
Land and Sea #2 was shown in Pittsburgh 2009 as part of the Paper or Plastic ? @ the Luke & Eloy Gallery.
" Artists don't hold anything back in Luke & Eloy Gallery exhibit - That was certainly the case for Carol Ann Rafferty of Clarence, N.Y. Her dress, "Land and Sea #2," is part of a series she is working on using plastic shopping bags, of all things, that she has collected from recycling bins.
Using clothing as a metaphor for shared as well as personal concerns, Rafferty says, "I am creating beauty from ashes, seeing positive in negative, using throwaways to create something of value."
Rafferty says the color of the plastic bags she uses influences the dresses. "The blue and neutral hues reminded me of sand and sea during the many hours spent alone on Tybee Island last year in Savannah," Rafferty says."
Live models dressed in rice rafferty " Trashions " will mingle among the patrons in VIP Party Lounge .
More " Trashions " will be on view in a static display along with works from current students of the Buffalo State College Fiber Program.
|Gift Basket of inspirational sewing supplies will be awarded from rice rafferty to a student from the Fiber Program after Runway 4.0|
Short video of me delivering Ultra Feminine Denim Collection to the panel of jurors at Buffalo State College Fashion Department. taped March 24th 2011.
Save the date, buy your tickets early and plan to be seen at this festive celebration where art meets fashion.
Fashion Diversity Mash - Buffalo State College-Runway 4.0 presented by Fashion Textile Technology Program. There will be a presentation of Buffalo State College’s Fashion Department senior designers, fiber design students, alumni, and local designers. All proceeds go to the Fashion Technology Scholarship Fund.Date: Saturday, April 16 at 4:00 and 8:30 PM
Address: The Pierce Arrow Building
1685 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14207
Cost: General Admission: $30.00
Purchase tickets at Wegmans That's T.H.E. Ticket locations. Check your store for availability.
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