WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– A Wilmington occasion is enabling teenagers to get artistic whereas giving previous books a brand new life.
It’s referred to as Fiction to Trend, annual occasion that challenges teenagers aged thirteen to 18 to create outfits utilizing discarded library books, cassette tapes, and CD’s.
The occasion, hosted by the New Hanover County Public Library, permits youngsters to follow their creativity, resourcefulness, and design expertise.
Youth Providers Librarian Scooter Hayes, who prefers to be known as “Mr. Scooter”, mentioned how the competition repurposes supplies which may in any other case be thrown away.
“The library will get plenty of guide donations day-after-day, and loads of these donations go to our buddies on the Library Ebook Sale. However a few of them do get recycled and trashed, so we attempt to repurpose these tales in artistic items of artwork that we will rock down the runway,” Hayes stated.
The occasion has 5 classes: Most Avant Garde, Most Useful, Greatest Accent, and Greatest Runway Swagger.
Two-time Avant Garde winner Bonnie Fawcett stated that she hopes to take house a 3rd win this yr.
“It’s nice. It’s a lot enjoyable to hang around with all the different college students and construct actually cool designs, and see what everybody else does,” Fawcett stated.
Mr. Scooter says his favourite a part of this system is watching concepts come to life on the runway.
“My favourite half is simply seeing what the teenagers create. They put a number of effort and time into it, and seeing these masterpieces simply rule the runway, it’s simply superb what they will do,” Hayes stated.
The occasion is scheduled for February twenty third at Expo 216. The registration deadline is January 31.
individuals are inspired to register shortly, as greater than half of the 25 spots have been crammed.
Click on right here to register for the present.