DFW-based Women in the Environment is hosting its second annual eco-art show on Sept. 11 in Addison

The show will feature art, jewelry and other items made from recycled, repurposed or sustainable materials.

Blooming Hub Caps is one of the vendors that will be at the show.

Photos courtesy of WE.

 

 

Sept. 8, 2014

By Minnie Payne

A great way to buy eco-friendly art and network with professional women from environmental industries is to attend "Art with RePurpose" to be held Sept. 11 at the Addison Conference Center, 15650 Addison Road, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  

The eco-art show is hosted by Women in the Environment, a DFW-based non-profit whose members include women professionals working in a variety of sustainable careers. 

In addition to browsing environmentally friendly art for sale, event-goers can enjoy food, wine and a silent auction, featuring art, themed baskets and getaways. 

Eugenia Robbins, organizer of the show, says the fundraiser supports WE's mission to educate its members on current trends and local achievements of environmental stewardship, while raising their profile in North Texas.

“We are seeking to raise money, so that we can promote our member services and build awareness about our organization in the community,” says Robbins. “We feel strongly about supporting local and regional artists who recycle and repurpose materials in their art work.”

This is the second annual eco-art show showcasing art, jewelry and other items made from recycled, repurposed and sustainable materials. 

Last year’s event featured 11 artists who sold collage art, accessories, décor, wall hangings, sustainable clothing, collectables, wearables, jewelry, yard art
and sculpture. This year, 20 artists will be on hand, with an even wider variety of items available for purchase.   

Robbins said this is a great way for eco-conscious buyers to discover local green artists.

“Recycled metal, glass, natural materials that range from 
seeds to plants 
to plant-based material, reclaimed wood and an assortment of other reclaimed or repurposed materials are some of the materials utilized,” she says. “It’s a terrific way to Christmas shop.”

The show also gives back to the community by aligning with their co-beneficiary, REAL School Gardens, a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization that creates learning gardens in low-income schools and trains teachers how to use them to improve student engagement and academic achievement. 

Admission is $15 for WE members and $25 for nonmembers at the door.  


Minnie Payne is a Carrollton-based freelance writer. She’s written for Pegasus News, Frisco Style Magazine and Seedstock. She presently freelances for Living Magazine, The Senior Voice and Your Speakeasy. She can be reached at jdpmap@verizon.net.

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