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The Matthews is recycling for a very good cause. 

The “Suit Up!” fashion fundraiser is 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 in The Matthews Opera House theater. Tickets are $10 all seats and are general admission. Before the fundraiser, the finished coats will be on display in the art gallery Oct. 20-Nov. 5. The display is free and open to the general public during business hours. 

Show Details:
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
2-4 p.m.
Tickets:
 $10 all seats
Patriciann Brady holds her creation.

Patriciann Brady holds her creation.

What is Suit Up?

View of the back of Carmen Dolen's hand-painted coat.

View of the back of Carmen Dolen’s hand-painted coat. CLICK for larger view.

The costume department needed to be reorganized. From Sept. 6 – Oct. 20, creative local artists and crafters took possession of old coats and blazers from The Matthews costume closet. Over 20 coats received very new lives. Artists and crafters were asked to use any, or multiple mediums, to make over the coats from our costume department. Bedazzle, embellish, paint, print, sew, embroider–the sky’s the limit. Artists also were able to accessorize their creation anyway they chose.

The mission: Recreate a coat using any creative method available – the sky’s the limit.

The result: A fashion fundraiser to benefit The Matthews restoration campaign.

Live models will show off each upcycled coat. Silent auctions of each coat will take place before and after the runway portion of the event. Proceeds will benefit The Matthews restoration fund.

A cash bar featuring soft drinks, beer, wine, and water will be available during the event.

Jacket Artists

Patriciann Brady

Jayne Rose's hand-painted coat. CLICK to get larger view.

Jayne Rose’s hand-painted coat. CLICK to get larger view.

Paula Ensz
Martha Larson
Jayne Rose
Candy Laursen
Elizabeth Mattson
Mae Gill
Laurie Williams-Hayes
Carmen Dolan
Madalyn Bunkers
Lisa Howard
Patrycja Kucinska
Kathy Young, Mary Furois, Erika Young, Katie Young
Izzy Robley
Susan Fitzgerald
BHSU Art Club
Rene Porter-Steward
Donna Contonis
Amanda May

 

 

More photos

Bid sheets are set up in the gallery waiting for you.

Bid sheets are set up in the gallery waiting for you.

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Elzabeth Mattson re-created this beautiful blazer.

Elzabeth Mattson re-created this beautiful blazer.

Views from behind.

View from behind.