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Field trip! Portia Munson -- Art, Artist talk,workshop!
First, from 2 to 3pm, or earlier if you choose, we'll view the art. Then from 3 to 5pm, we'll attend the artist talk and participate in the mending/sewing circle and discussion. Her Room/Her World features prints, video, paintings, and installations by New York artist Portia Munson, who approaches environmental and cultural themes from a feminist perspective. At the center of the exhibition is a large installation titled Pink Room, consisting of thousands of discarded pink objects. Pink Room is a visual overload of products that were created to appeal specifically to women and girls, representing mass seduction and consumption. For more info and link to purchase advance tickets ($5), go to:

Bedford Gallery

1601 Civic Dr · Walnut Creek

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This page regroups the two previous Upcycle pages Alameda and Fashionistas into one.

We upcycle sew, build, make new creations from tossed out items and thrift shop finds. We get together and have fun learning new skills, making new friends, rejoicing in creativity, inspiring green thinking and reducing our community landfills. So far we have focused on junk sculpture, apparel and home decor, but the sky's the limit!

Develop your signature style. Rethink how you clothe yourself and your family. Have creative, collaborative, skill-building fun. Resign yourself to starting with something simple and we will help you get going.

We have shared resources like books, scissors, thread, needles, lots of jeans and tee shirts, a couple of community sewing machines, not to mention a roomful of opinions and ideas to inspire you.

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