Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat


April 10, 2012

ECU students ready for PV Trash Fashion

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Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — Whether or not the fate of Pauls Valley’s first ever Trash in Fashion Show will include return engagements ultimately depends on both the participation of contestants and the support of the community, but there is promise at least on the youth side.

A group of East Central University students, unofficially led by their peer Salvador Jasso, is apart of a couple of outside Garvin County entries ready for the PV Arts Council catwalk in a armor inspired non-traditional spin. Their idea to participate took little convincing after PV artist Ruthie Bustamante introduced the idea to their class with a chance to not only combine creative talents, but move on to exciting new materials like wire.

“I thought it would be a lot more fun to work on the same thing together,” said Jasso, who lives in Ada and will also have a dress for someone to model. “Armor just kind of lends itself to wire.”

Cardboard is the most used material in the design class taught by Aaron Hauck, ECU professor, but when his former student Bustamante brought the idea to him, he knew it was a guaranteed fit in the semester’s curriculum. It was Jasso who took then took charge in getting what he calls squirrel armor ready for the show, along with contributions including a helmet by Jason Goodknight, model/cardboard leggings maker Nadine Newman as well as other parts by Jessica Sanchez, Tanner Capps and Chelsie Austin.

Jasso’s idea for the small animal spin on the outfit comes from a previous project where he and his classmates had to create some sort of creature sculpture and because his was so sturdy, he wanted to continue that theme once again. He was joined by the rest of his compatriots, who are ready to carry on well into the future the lessons they have picked up from it.

“I took the idea and held onto it,” said Jasso, noting how combining their efforts was the only way they could complete an entire outfit since the concepts are their first attempt. “They were nice enough to let me be a child.”

Some of those lessons for Jasso and his peers has been how to handle problem solving, even turning to his own mother to help since clothing isn’t a subject area he would have considered before. He’s already applying some of what he’s learned to his next projects, like a hand sculpture because of how easy it is to mold certain wire to whatever he has in mind.

“We’ve been pretty surprised at how hard or easy it was turning out depending on the circumstances,” said Jasso. “Trying something completely different is always fun.”

The show will start at 7 p.m. April 13 for the public after a 6 p.m. rehearsal for participants, will be $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. It will be held at the PV Arts and Culture Center (corner of Paul Avenue and Walnut Street) and all outfits are to be at least 80 percent reused material. Categories are frightening, frugal, open and formal. For more information about the show contact Mike Dyson at (405) 926-7126 or Bustamante at (405) 268-9758.

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