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!