Midwest Renewable Energy Association
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MREA Announces Artists Creating Upcycled Wearable Art for Illuminate Runway Show

Project Aims to Expand Education on Waste Reduction

By - Feb 21st, 2020 01:42 pm
Illuminate: An Upcycled Wearable Art Runway Show. Photo by Yuliya Bay.

Illuminate: An Upcycled Wearable Art Runway Show. Photo by Yuliya Bay.

Custer, Wisconsin — 2/21/20 The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), CREATE Portage County, and the AIR Project have selected the final artists who will showcase their work in a collaborative project debuting this summer. The event, Illuminate: An Upcycled Wearable Art Runway Show will feature four solo artists and one duet, all of whom will be creating pieces of wearable art crafted from items typically identified as waste, in an effort to expand education on societal waste reduction. The talented artists participating in the project include Liv Aanrud of Pasadena, CA, Yuliya Bay of Stevens Point, WI, Valerie Draves of Madison, WI, Steph Jones of Stevens Point, WI, and Laura and Cambria Sinclair of De Pere, WI.

“We’re excited to invite talented artists to showcase their creative expression in a way that draws attention to the urgency of addressing societal waste. Through Illuminate, we are actively advocating for each individual’s personal responsibility in ensuring a bright future by reflecting upon their own waste-related actions,” say Illuminate’s Co-Director and Choreographer, Pamela Luedtke.

Illuminate: An Upcycled Wearable Art Runway Show

Illuminate will be held on Saturday, June 27 at The 31st Annual Energy Fair in Custer, WI at 8:00 p.m. and will feature artistic pieces of illuminated, upcycled wearable fashion. To complement Illuminates’ message, The Energy Fair will provide expert-led workshops on waste reduction, including offerings on upcycling, composting, and recycling throughout the weekend. Admission to Illuminate is free with purchase of general Energy Fair admission, and is free for MREA Members, kids 12 and under, and volunteers.

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization. Founded in 1990, the MREA promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. To learn more, call 715-592-6595 or visit midwestrenew.org. For more information on Illuminate visit: theenergyfair.org/illuminate.  

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