The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Studio 923 Art Club will be hosting its first Trash to Fashion Show on Earth Day, April 22, 2016.

The show, to be held at 7 p.m. in the Wieden Auditorium, will feature the fashion design skills of students and community members in a runway show. Student organizer Emma Ruff says all creations are made exclusively from recycled materials.

Ruff says Studio 923 is hosting the show to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and caring for the world we inhabit.

"University students and community members have worked during the past two months to gather recycled materials and create fun, one and only pieces that truly embrace the beauty of taking care of the earth."

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"The materials are incredibly fun! VHS film, movie ticket stubs, plastic bags, reels of film and so much more. We are encouraging the community to come out and celebrate the beauty of the Earth by taking a look at ways we can reuse and recycle everyday items.”

Studio 923 has encouraged the designers to consider their carbon footprint when creating their projects.

Ruff says the Studio would like Trash To Fashion to become a yearly celebration of student and community member talent.

The event is open to the public with a suggested $5 ticket price.

More details are available by contacting Ruff at (207) 762-0697 or or Hyrum Benson at


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