FRESH PLASTIC 2 is a touring Art & Fashion show that features handcrafted wearable art made from recycled plastic (and other repurposed material), high fashion from up and coming designers, and local models. This year’s event will be hosted by a brand new space in historic Atlanta called CosmoLux. Profits from ticket sales at this show will benefit Pussy Power House, who is featured in the April/May issue of BUST magazine in a Zero Waste spread.
In addition to the runway show, Kris Pilcher and Artist Life Vision will be providing a unique interactive virtual reality experience for our guests and we will conclude the night with a dance party featuring Atlanta DJ BELIEVE and Spicy Brown from Akron, Ohio
The goal of the show is to present unique pieces of functional works of art that make people reconsider the way we think of waste, specifically plastic.
Tabitha Ott (Columbia, SC) [www.tabithaott.com]
A graduate of Kent State University (MFA) and Winthrop University (BFA), Tabitha currently teaches full time in the Art Department at Claflin University, an HBCU in Orangeburg, SC. She has a studio at Tapp’s Arts Center in downtown Columbia, SC. Tabitha repurposes plastic waste and metal into wearable art. Her work challenges traditional jewelry stereotypes associated with material and function.
Anton & Maxine (Columbia, SC) [www.antonandmaxine.com]
An independent clothing label. Established 2014 in Germany and since 2016 designed and handcrafted in South Carolina. Each collection is professionally tailored and well designed in high quality for long lasting garments. The monthly collections are produced in limited quantities, available in Sizes XS – XL, in addition with individual one time pieces.
Pussy Power House [www.pussypowerhouse.org]
Pussy Power House is a community movement of people who are joining forces to celebrate women's power and facilitate mindful events and activities. They want to ignite & support each other in collaboration instead of competition.
CosmoLux (Atlanta, GA)
Cosmolux is a new participatory reality and prototype holistic cyber space located in historic Atlanta.
BELIEVE (Atlanta, GA) [www.bigpanicrecords.com]
International DJ and frontman of GPWFLY (Grand Prize Winners from Last Year). Originally from Columbia, SC, he has been at the forefront of the Atlanta music scene for over a decade. His open genre playlist features a eclectic mix of high energy dance tunes.
Spicy Brown (Akron, OH)
He has played house, hip hop, breaks, disco, soul, reggae, and drum & bass between Akron, Cleveland and Pittsburgh for clubs and raves since 1998. He represents the “shut em down” and “bass sick” crews from Akron/Kent, Ohio under various monikers depending on the aesthetic. Currently he is really into sandwiches and serving up tasty tunes for y’all to snack on.
Kris Pilcher (Atlanta, GA) [www.krispilcher.com]
Kris’ work details the overlapping nature of the physical and digital worlds. His large scale installations and public art projects have earned him critical acclaim and received coverage throughout the world. His professional activities relating to his work include: co-founding Downtown Players Club, a performance art incubator and creative placemaking experiment in Downtown Atlanta, teaching students about the intersection of art and technology through non profit organization Community Guilds, and assisting with creative initiatives throughout Atlanta.
Artist Life Vision (Stone Mountain, GA) [lifevisionvr.com]
A new vision for VR filmmaking. ALV creates immersive digital experiences that transcend the boundaries between reality and imagination. Their team of Extended Reality, (XR), artists create Virtual and Augmented Reality Experiences that educate, entertain, and fascinate, allowing you to experience new interactive worlds previously only available to the imagination. They help in the expansion of the digital metaverse through the innovative use of technology and new media storytelling.