- Clickable logo on the Illuminate event page
- Logo in printed Program Guide (180,000+ views)
- Highlight on MREA social media (Facebook – 13,000+ contacts & Twitter – 1,100+ contacts)
- Logo in The Energy Fair newsletter featuring Illuminate (15,000+ contacts)
- 2 Saturday passes to the Fair & Illuminate Runway Show ($30 value)
- Logo displayed on event signage
Illuminate: An Upcycled Wearable Art Runway Show
“When artists give form to revelation, their art can advance, deepen and potentially transform the consciousness of their community.” ~ Alex Grey
“There are two distinct languages. There is the verbal, which separates people… and there is the visual that is understood by everybody.” ~ Yaacov Agam
Meet the Artists
Liv Aanrud earned a B.F.A with a painting emphasis at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2001. She was awarded a full scholarship and teaching fellowship at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where she received her M.F.A in 2011. She has taught at ARTworks, teaching mixed media classes to at risk teen girls, and at Santa Barbara City College. Currently she is a teaching fellow at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.FULL BIO
From murals, to psychedelic illustrations and fashion from recycled materials, Stevens Point based artist Yuliya Bay works in almost every media except watercolors. In the past year, Yuliya has focused primarily on murals and fashion design from recycled materials, or ‘Trashion’ as she likes to call it. Her work seeks to illustrate and critique the harmful impacts of our everyday lives on the environment. Her work has been featured at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Emy J’s, Zest, Brickhause Tavern, Fusion, Mosity Vapes, Sentry and others.
Valerie Draves is a Madison based artist who works in a variety of mediums in both professional and personal pursuits. An industrial designer by training and trade, Valerie continually seeks to develop and implement products that are functional, useful, and aesthetically pleasing. Valerie focuses on utilizing sustainable production practices and methods to bring to market products that people will use and enjoy through their daily living.FULL BIO
Steph Jones is a Wisconsin native with a lifelong passion for art and nature. Formally trained at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Steph has exhibited at the Stevens Point Sculpture Park, Delta Dental, and has painted murals in the Wausau River District. Her media include earth-based materials, recycled objects, mirror, ceramic, concrete and textiles. Recently, she has launched a wearable art clothing line which features her abstract paintings.FULL BIO
Cambria and Laura Sinclair are a collaborating daughter/mother duo from De Pere WI. Cambria designs with an effort to reduce waste and negative effects on our planet. After Graduating in May, Cambria intends to continue onto Master’s school and pursue a career in high-fashion. Laura works full time in higher education student services but enjoys being creative as often as she can. Her current artistic hobby is focused on ceramics. The family has been lifetime members of MREA for a number of years and we feel this project is a fresh way to inspire others.FULL BIO
Meet the Directors
Pamela Luedtke is the founder and artistic director of Point Dance Ensemble, a nonprofit youth dance company located in Stevens Point, WI. She instructs dance throughout Central Wisconsin and is an Associate Lecturer at the UWSP dance program, instructing ballet and modern. She is also the co-founder of AIR-Project, a management art company that supports seed funding for local area projects for dance and collaborative possibilities.
Gina Miresse is the Development Director of MREA and works to expand MREA’s ever-growing community of members and donors, creating a network of sustainability enthusiasts who keep pushing the clean energy envelope. She’s a strong advocate for sustainable living and wellness, and equally adores the arts.
Greg Wright is the Executive Director of CREATE Portage County, a nonprofit arts advocacy and creative placemaking organization focused on making creativity central to our way of life in Portage County. As a creative himself, Greg understands the draw of communities that value and support their innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs.
Jordan Pupols is the Events Manager of MREA and works throughout the year to coordinate The Annual Energy Fair. She’s passionate about public education on important issues and, outside of her work with the MREA, is pursing a Master of Science in Sustainable Management from UW – Oshkosh.
Education at The Fair
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. We utilize recycling, composting, and reuse whenever possible in our office year-round. We try very hard to implement the same strategies at The Energy Fair.
NEW in 2020: We’ll be providing a workshop category dedicated specifically to zero waste efforts, including proper composting and recycling, as well as, waste reduction. Full list of offerings will be available in April 2020. Stay tuned!