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  • Writer's pictureShanna Dugan

Discarded: A Trashion Show

Updated: Aug 5, 2019

When: Saturday July 27, 2019. Location: Westclox Atrium. What: A whole lotta creativity and awesomeness.

North Central Illinois ARTworks hosted it's first ever Discarded: a trashion show. I really pushed my creative boundaries, and was a designer for the show. Josh worked his magic behind the camera.

It's a wedding dress. Made from trashy romance novels.

The premise was to create artistic fashion out of items that are typically thrown away, or are considered trash. (I did a little play with that theme with my trashy romance novel wedding dress!)

Fluttery angel wings, from plastic grocery bags.

Eight artists really brought it. Every single piece was completely amazing!

Designers/Artists: Arica DeArcos / Chain, Link & Gemstone

Angie Cornelius / Lonesome Road Studio

Mary Janusick / On the Easel

Rebecca Reed

Amanda Wegand / Open Space Art Gallery

Jamie Neely / Jamie Lee Neely Art

Susan Burton / Art Explorations

Jacqueline Hughes / Jacqueline Joann Designs

Shanna Dugan / Photography by Shanna

Shanna with her models and designs, Dani, left, and Jessica, right.

Show creator and artistic goddess, Arica DeArcos.

Designer, Jamie Neely.

Designer, Amanda Weygand, modeling for Rebecca Reed.

Designer, Rebecca Reed, modeling for Amanda Weygand.

Designer, Mary Janusick, with her model.

Designer, Brooklyn Lehn.


Check out ALL the goodness from the evening below!

Big SHOUT OUT and THANKS to Bob & Jeff at Star Union Spirits too!

Thanks to the News Tribune for the article! And Starved Rock Country!


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