Saturday, August 21, 2010

Franky's (Recycled Paper) Laundry

Today's post is a bit of a detour from the usual "on the street" photo, but since it involves dresses, it's still style-related, and I like to promote an artist's work when I see something I like at a local gallery.   There is a very cool exhibit on now, until September 18th, at the Framing and Art Centre, located at 188 Kent Street, near Richmond Street, titled "Franky's Laundry".   The artist is Franky Ducharme, a woman whom I know absolutely nothing about (perhaps if she sees this, she'll email me and tell me about herself), and the exhibit is of some lovely dresses she has made from recycled paper.  The dresses are human-sized, and made from various types of paper, including recycled LCBO paper bags, and a Calgary newspaper that was found in an old house.    If you want to stop by and have a look, the Framing and Art Centre is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am - 5 pm, and Wednesdays - Fridays from 10 am - 6 pm, closed on Sundays.

Detail from dress made from recycled LCBO bags

A perfect wedding dress for a lifesize paper doll

Detail of my personal favourite--love the colours!


  1. Very cool! I wish they came in men's, so I could get really drunk and wander around town in an LCBO tuxedo.

  2. i appreciate comments and i have many more. phronk i could make ua lcbo tux, i made one out of the receipts. f.

  3. all rights,images, content are sole property of franky ducharme re;; exhibition at 188 kent st. london, ont.

  4. my sister is one creative individual with a keen eye for detail, color. Exquisite work ! Awesome. Gigi

  5. Jeanne Beker ought to interview Franky. Gigi

  6. I have viewed many of Franky,s creations, n they should be respected with her copyright laws and viewed with great honour. The blog does not own her images of artwork that she posesses. it is astounding what she can create with a very primitive style. It was a pleasure to have met the artist personally. Thankyou Franky.

  7. I would love to talk to someone about a wedding dress made this way! If you could email me to talk I would appreciate it. Please contact me at Thanks for your time


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