Celebrate Earth Day in style at Resource Depot’s tenth annual Catwalk Student Fashion Show on April 22. Sixteen featured student designers created wearable art from a variety of upcycled traditional and non-traditional materials to showcase on the runway. This year’s event will be held at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach at the museum’s Art After Dark event, and each piece will be inspired by the Norton’s new exhibition of contemporary artists.
This annual program tasks students from elementary school to high school with a “trashformation” challenge to construct wearable art made from a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials. Participating students are given access to Resource Depot’s treasure trove of reusable materials and participate in weekly workshops, where they learn the basics of using a sewing machine, construction techniques, and receive guidance on how to incorporate the materials they select. Through the use of nontraditional materials, the students gain environmental consciousness while thinking outside of the “trash.” This year’s student designers have been working on their designs since mid-January.
Museum admission is required to attend the event. Doors open at 5 p.m., with an open studio from 6-7:30 p.m., and the fashion show at 7:30 p.m. An afterparty will take place until 9:30 p.m.
All of the creation will be on display in the GalleRE at Resource Depot from April 26 through May 13. A closing reception celebrating all the young artists will also take place on Friday, May 13 at the Resource Depot GalleRE in West Palm Beach at 5:30 p.m.
This unique student event is funded in part by the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. Sponsors include Shutts, FPL, and Earth & Sugar.