May 7 - July 7, 2013

Opening Reception, May 10, 2013 from 6 - 9 pm



FRANK Gallery presents Rubbish 2 Runway, a show featuring dresses fashioned entirely from recycled materials. Student designers from high school through college, as well as professional artists have created garments as part of this “trashion” show and exhibit.

With this exhibition, we hope to inspire artists, students, and the community to have fun and create a variety of wearable art dresses made from recycled materials. Materials can be gathered anywhere from the recycling bin to the found object on the street. We are hoping to draw attention to the need to recycle, as well as to encourage re-purposing of everyday, throwaway items in a creative way that involves the larger community.

Thank you to everyone that was able to join us for the opening reception and fashion show, we could never anticipate such a wonderful crowd.  We would also like to thank the talented designers and models that made the show so great.  Our winners were Emmy Starr (Best in Show), Karen Anderson (First Place Winner), Salma Taylor (Second Place Winner), and Sophie Price (Third Place Winner).

All of the dresses will be on view at FRANK through July 7, 2013.


Please click here to view photos of the runway event on Flickr!



RUBBISH 2 RUNWAY Participants:

Karen Anderson

Elizabeth Aralia

Cindy Bainbridge &
Sirona Von Sirius
Chatham Artists' Guild

Beth Bell
East Chapel Hill High School

Lauren Caddick
North Carolina State University

Sarah Clabo

Travis Cohn
Reptire Designs
with Nicole Hogan

Artie Dixon &
Debbie Drossman

Meghan Dombrowski

Brittany Graham
Elon University

Jeanmarie Griffen

Susan Hausmann

Alycia Hill
UNC Greensboro

Melissa Hutton
UNC Greensboro

Carroll Lassiter

Jane Levy

Siqi Ma & Yipin Han 
East Chapel Hill High School

Brittany Nance

Zoe Newman
East Chapel Hill High School

Lisa Parrott

Sophie Price
East Chapel Hill High School

Rebecca Ryan

Emma Salinas
Culbreth Middle School

Ellen Saunders Duncan &
Denver Carlstrom
UNC Chapel Hill

Ally Spirina
Chapel Hill High School

Emmy Starr

Salma Taylor
North Carolina State University

Anita Wolfenden

Stevie Young
Carrboro High School

RUBBISH 2 RUNWAY is sponsored by:

Sofia’s Car Mill Mall, 200 N Greensboro St, Carrboro, NC 27510
Acme 110 East Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510
Crooks Corner 610 W Franklin St,  Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Wells Fargo Advisors 200 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
McCLean Building Co., Inc. 202 S Greensboro St, Carrboro, NC 27510
Orange County Solid Waste Management 1207 Eubanks Rd  Chapel Hill, NC 2751