Cheryl Capezzuti was in her brother’s industrial metallic fabrication retailer when she appeared down.

She realized she skilled recognized the fabric for her up coming paintings problem.

“I observed shiny gadgets of aluminum scraps on the flooring that regarded like glitter,” defined Capezzuti, of Brighton Heights, an artist identified for her large puppets designed from recycled merchandise showcased within the once-a-year Pittsburgh Initially Night time Parade. “I assumed that glitter will be designed into a fancy dress. I’m relatively fired up by the way it turned out.”

A mannequin will strike a pose donning Capezzuti’s sparkly attire on Wednesday night within the Music Corridor lobby on the Carnegie Museum in Oakland. It’s 1 of the vogue designs for the sixth annual Pittsburgh Earth Day Ecolution Method Current .

The mannequin celebration is from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This would be the to start out with runway soiree for one specific of Capezzuti’s creations. Her vibrant puppets are acknowledged for going for walks – and dancing — by way of the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh within the metropolis’s annual parade to welcome the New Calendar 12 months. She was initially recognized for constructing paintings out of dryer lint and, most currently, sculptures.

She calls the piece “Industrial Sparkle.”

Her brother David Capezzuti owns Division 7 in Richland. Her nephew Isaac helped his aunt wander by means of the store and collect the weather which might be byproducts of when a CNC router is employed to slice aluminum.

“I’ve been producing elements with crap no a single wants for a few years,” defined Capezzuti, who additionally usual a handbag to enhance the robe. “I actually like this product just because it’s so shiny. It’s enticing.”


Courtesy of Cheryl Capezzuti

Artist Cheryl Capezzuti of Brighton Heights made this purse from aluminum scraps from an industrial metallic fabrication store. The purse will likely be showcased within the sixth annual Ecolution Model Current on April 13 on the Carnegie Museum of Artwork in Oakland.


Capezzuti is 1 of the designers collaborating within the current who has uncovered strategies to reuse and repurpose parts. Vogue will be wasteful. Tendencies happen and go.

The U.S. Environmental Safety Company measures landfilling of textile substance in municipal strong waste, usually recognized as trash or rubbish. Landfills gained 11.3 million tons of that waste in 2018.

The show, held close to to Earth Working day (April 22), has grown from its genuine space on the Fairmont Pittsburgh, Downtown. There’s a VIP event within the Hall of Structure.

“It’s a option to rejoice town and clothes constructed from recycling merchandise,” reported Pittsburgh Earth Working day founder Ronda Zegarelli. “The layouts are genuinely display stoppers.”

This 12 months’s theme is “Earth Issues Now: For the Setting We Aspiration Of & the World We Have Now.”

It is going to be emceed by the Inexperienced Voice’s Natalie Bencivenga (the Eco-friendly Voice is a weekly e-newsletter presenting tales of sustainability) together with WYEP’s Brian Siewiorek, and 100.7 FM’s Elista.

“Collectively we have now a loud voice and we will unfold the time period about caring for our ecosystem,” Zegarelli talked about. “Each stage on the runway is part of a journey within the path of caring for the earth. All of it commences with options these sorts of as working with and reusing assets or buying at consignment and thrift retailers to driving electrical vehicles.”

On the Pittsburgh-dependent creative crew for the show is Richard Parsakian, who owns Eons Style Vintage, a basic attire and parts boutique in Shadyside. He labored with designers to develop wearable vogue.

Emilio Cornacchione and Gino Chiodo, principals of Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar, will mannequin hair and make-up for types from Docherty Mannequin and Expertise Firm.

The clearly present will attribute Pittsburgh artist Randie Snow, songs and dance performances.

“This want to-see trend exhibit is an eclectic mixture of Pittsburgh artists doing the job with one another to maintain on the popularity and observe of sustainability,” Cornacchione defined. “It’s a option to create consciousness by pattern. The earth issues now.”

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A panel of judges will decide the prime 4 scoring designers who will purchase a funds prize courtesy of Caesar’s Types Improbable Jewellery Creations in Shadyside.


Knotzland x Mood & Grit

Kat Belskey

Cheryl Capezzuti

Brian David

Katy DeMent

Carley Furlow

Lessa Kassler

Vicki Kerestes

Gregory Labon


Mad Recital

Mossy Lane

Randal Miller

Bradford Mumpower

Lana Neumeyer

Suz Pisano

Paulo Schifino

Randi Stewart and Jamie Miller

Suzanne Werder

CT Steele

X=f(X) at Sergery Model Studio

Pearlann Porter

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Critique personnel writer. You may converse to JoAnne at 724-853-5062, [email protected] or by means of Twitter .