The Recycled Art & Fashion Show supports the arts and arts education, raises environmental awareness and promotes wildly creative, eco-friendly alternative art and fashion, hand-crafted from repurposed and discarded materials. Partial proceeds benefit Mt. San Jacinto College Art Department.
To benefit Mt. San Jacinto College Art Department. This annual gallery exhibition and runway event, now in its 6th year, was inspired by International Earth Day. It brings together established, professional artists and talented middle school through college-level art students creating a rich range of designers, collaborators and mentors. Art students present with and learn from regional designers and artists in a professional, competitive venue. Work is pre-judged for inclusion by the Event Planning Committee. At the event a panel of five outside judges select winners and present awards.
The fashion show models represent a spectrum of ‘real’ body-types. Young and old models, couples, family groups, theatrical and dance performers and South West California pageant titleholders have traversed the runway. Fashion designs are selected based on innovative use of recycled material, expression of humanitarian and ecological statements, craftsmanship, transformation of the model and original design. The gallery show and runway events present highly expressive, unusual and beautiful art and fashion. The Recycled Art & Fashion Show promotes designs inspired by but not limited to; current issues and events, ceremonial costumes and global, ethnic traditions and futuristic sci-fi visions.
Venue Sponsor: Monte de Oro Winery and Vineyards, 35820 Rancho California Road, Temecula
Event Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Financial Sponsors: Hine Temecula Mazda, Habitat for Humanity
Hair and Makeup Sponsor: Paul Mitchell The School-Temecula
Guest Speaker 2017: T.B.A.
Recycled Art & Fashion Show Planning Committee
The Planning Committee is a group of inspired and dedicated artists, educators, businesspersons and environmentalists who volunteer in organizing the Recycled Art & Fashion Show. This group meets monthly from December through May to plan, promote and manage the event activities. Each member brings their knowledge and skills to support specific elements of the Recycled Art & Fashion Show.
Members of the Recycled Art & Fashion Show Planning Committee
- April Estoch
- Shelly Munoz
- Sarina Arden
- Margaret Meyncke
- John Meyncke
- Peter Mitten
Jane Laskin, an environmentalist, artist and activist, is the sole producer of this event. Inspired by an array of International Earth Day events Jane envisioned a Recycled Art & Fashion show in Temecula. In 2011 she formed a planning committee of dedicated individuals to help in organizing the event. Jane collaborated with Eileen Doktorski to bring in an educational component and showcase the talents of Mt. San Jacinto College art students. With sponsorship from Temecula Recycling and Hine Temecula Mazda the premier Recycled Art & Fashion Show was presented in April 2012 at Monte de Oro Winery and Vineyards. An audience of over 400 people were in attendance to see over 40 models wearing original, hand-made fashions.
Jane is the founder and owner of Lady Jane Productions. She also worked as the Public Relations & Marketing Director at Temecula Recycling. She has developed programs to educate children and adults about creative approaches to recycling, repurposing and reducing waste. When Jane was a child her parents were influenced by 1960‘s counter-culture and lived ‘un-plugged’ with no electricity, running water, television, phone or car. Since then, Jane has continued her commitment to an eco-friendly lifestyle of simple living, building community and choosing creative, sustainable options for fashion, food and housing. Jane received a 2013 Environmental Leadership Award from California State University at San Marcos and was a local celebrity guest on the Ron Stark Show in 2013 and 2014.
Eileen Doktorski is the event’s artistic director. She is an artist and educator and received her education from the Yale School of Art and Parsons School of Design. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Poland. In support of making the arts accessible to diverse communities she served on the advisory boards for the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art in Utah and Artspace - a non-profit, center for the visual, literary and performing arts in Connecticut. She was appointed Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City of New Haven and is a current board member of Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula. In 2014 she was a guest artist on the Ron Stark Show promoting the Recycled Art & Fashion event in Temecula.
Eileen Doktorski has been teaching art and facilitating student and community collaborations for over twenty years. She teaches at Mt. San Jacinto College and is Art Department Chair on the San Jacinto campus. She advocates student participation in community arts events and believes that, “Individuals involved in community events while in school are more likely to continue contributing within their communities as artists, volunteer and active citizens after graduation.”