On July 28, 2012

August 10th – September 1st, 2012

Reception: Friday, August 10th, 6-9 pm

Guest speaker: Saturday, August 25th, 1pm

Family activity workshop: August 25 th, 10am-12pm

Whitdel Arts presents Trashion.  This exhibition features unique garments, showcasing the Detroit designer’s ability to create inventive forms of fashion, while being resourceful and environmentally conscious.  Designers have created their pieces from found objects gathered from within the city of Detroit.  Reusing such objects has challenged them to create within the constraints of unconventional materials.  The source of these materials simultaneously challenges the viewer’s perception of recycled, unconventional.


Exhibiting Designers:

Cynthia LaMaide

Daniel Neville

Emily Thornhill

Jessica Frilinghuysen

Kelly Sager

Lauren Helbig

Sarah Lapinski

Sheila Palmer

Sydney Conaway

Tiff Massey

Tiffany Best


 Please join us for an opening reception welcoming the artists and designers on Friday, August 10th, 6-9pm.  Guest speaker, Tiffany Best, will lecture in the gallery on August 25th at 1pm.  Tiffnay was born from the womb of one crafty mother, Tiffany Best has always found comfort among fabric scraps, paint, paper and thread.  As a child, she avidly cut her school clothes—to her mom’s despair—to create ensembles only she found pretty and cool.  When Tiffany is not busy operating the weekend artist&vintage market she founded with her husband, The Rust Belt Market, you can find her elbow deep in paper mache and toiling away on crazy projects from paper walls to a wasp’s nest corset.   Her work has been featured in HEARD Magazine, Fall in Love with Fashion, The Woods Gallery, and Little Monster’s Toy Boutique.  Look for more of her fashions this September alongside KellyLynne’s Fall Collection Showcase.

A family activity workshop will be held in conjunction with this exhibition on August 25th 2012, 10am -12pm.  Please RSVP before August 10th to

These events are free and open to the public.  All ages welcome.  For a schedule of exhibitions and events at Whitdel Arts, please visit exhibition will run from August 10th – September 1st 2012.  Open gallery hours are Saturdays during exhibitions, noon-3pm, and by appointment.  For more information, e-mail



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