Mark your calendars for this eye-popping sell-out show of “hot couture” wearable art created by local artists. Forty-plus exquisite ensembles fashioned from post-consumable waste materials – everything fromold CDs to bubble wrap, burlap coffee sacks to discarded advertisements -will rock the runway at this annual event on Saturday, April 27, 2019,at The Governor’s Academy in Byfield. Guests will enjoy a pre-show reception with drinks (beer, wine, and soda) and Latin-inspired tapas (catered by Fusion Andina restaurant of Beverly), a short live auction of theater tickets, vacations, and sculptural art, as well as an intermission dessert buffet. The event’s proceeds will provide funds to educate students at Long Way Home’s Centro Educativo Técnico Chixot, an 18-buildingschool complex in Comalapa, Guatemala built from discarded tires filled with earth and bottles filled with trash. Students at the school are educated in not only traditional academics, but also in the skills necessary toraise their families out of abject poverty – how to build water storage tinacos, energy-efficient stovetops, and composting toilets. Long Way Home’s progressive building techniques and curricular ideas have already been sought out by other organizations in Africa and South America. Your support will help Long Way Home continue to empower communities to break thecycle of poverty through education and innovative solutions to local challenges. This is a sell-out event!
This event first appeared on EssexCountyCreates.org