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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

‘Trashion’ fashion artists wanted in Sonoma

Once again, it’s time to dive into the dumpster in search of inspiration. Artists are sought to create an eco-friendly version of haute couture out of trash for the Sonoma Community Center’s second annual “Trashion Fashion Show.” The event is scheduled for April 21 at the Sonoma Community Center in Sonoma. You’ll be doing some nice for the planet, and you could come out of this with some “green” of your own —  $1,250 in cash will be awarded, including… Read More »

6th Street Playhouse sells its extra costumes

Anyone who has ever dreamed of wearing a really flashy dress — and we do mean anyone — ought to check out the costume inventory liquidation sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26-27, at the 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. “There are fanstasy pieces, vintage clothing for men and women, and very large dresses for men,” said Pat Fitzgerald, costume director at the Playhouse. “We seem to have done a lot… Read More »

‘Trashion’ show opens in Sonoma

A fashion show means impossibly skinny models sporting clothes no one you know could ever afford, right? Not this time. The “Trashion” fashion show features stylish clothing and accessories created by artists and designers from recycled materials and cast-off junk. The event beings at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2, with cocktails, live music and a runway fashion show in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma. After the fashion show, the party moves upstairs to… Read More »

A ‘trashion’ show in Sonoma

Sonoma artist Margaret Hatcher designs costumes from unusual materials, like old shopping bags. It’s a choice. She’s into recycling. So when word gets out that she’s involved in putting on a “Trashion” show, that’s of interest.  And she’s looking for other designers who want to get in on the act. In conjunction with the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and its forthcoming exhibit, “Eco Chic: Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion,” running Feb. 19-May 15, the Sonoma Community Center is sponsoring a… Read More »