Harriett Hendren: Artist makes it fashionable to use recycled material

Herald-Leader fashion writerFebruary 26, 2014 

The dining room in the North Limestone building is ready for Saturday's reopening.

Artist Nancy Judd bestows new life to trash by creating couture sculptures with bits and scraps of society's castoffs.

Pieces include a "faux fur" coat fashioned from loops of cassette tape, a floor-length gown shimmering with thousands of pieces of crushed glass, and a flamenco-inspired dress featuring origami fans made of junk mail.

Judd will discuss her work at a Chautauqua lecture and conduct a "Trash-to-Fash" workshop at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond on Tuesday. The events, part of the university's participation in RecycleMania 2014, are free.

The workshop will be 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 320A of EKU's Campbell Building. Participants will create fashionable Derby hats from reclaimed Keeneland programs. Materials will be provided.

At 7:30 p.m. in O'Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building, Judd will present Recycle Runway: Environmental Education Through Beauty, and discuss how she uses her sculptures to raise awareness about environmental issues.

For more information, go to Chautauqua.eku.edu.

More shopping news

House, the home décor destination at 250 Walton Avenue, will have its spring open house from Monday through March 8. Everything in the store will be 20 percent off.

Boxwood, 840 Winchester Road, will host an oriental rug trunk show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Wine and cheese will be served.

Linens Limited, 114 Clay Avenue, is having a white sale for bed, bath and down through Friday.

■ The Keeneland Gift Shop will have its annual sale Wednesday through March 8. Save 25 percent to 75 percent on clothing, art, home décor and more. Labels include Barbour, Vineyard Vines, Peter Millar and Under Armour.

The sale will take place at the Keeneland Entertainment Center, through Gate 1 at Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Road.

■ Former America's Next Top Model runner-up and Stanford native Laura Kirkpatrick will host the two-day Fashion Angels Charity Show at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Buster's Billiards & Backroom, 899 Manchester Street.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $20 for front-row seats. Proceeds go to local groups including Kirkpatrick's The Beautiful Minds dyslexia charity. Go to Bustersbb.com.

Harriett Hendren: (859) 231-3175. Email: hhendren@herald-leader.com. Twitter: @harrietthendren.

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