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Turning trash into treasure

Seventeen-month-old Kainani Kapuni visits the Trash Bash Art show dressed for the event, wearing a skirt made from an old sun hat. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Entrants in the Trash Bash Art Show pose in their wearable entries made from repurposed trash. Andrea Dean wears a dress called “Glowing Jellyfish Fashion,” and Keoni Beekman is dressed as the “Tin Man” in a costume designed by Lisa Andrews. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)

The Trash Bash Art show in Hawi, held at Kohala Coffee Mill, had its opening on Saturday. Art submitted was made exclusively of repurposed trash, and visitors had a chance to vote on their favorite entry. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Daniel Cotton admires the art at the Trash Bash Art Show in Hawi with his 8-year-old son, George. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Upstairs at the Kohala Coffee Mill in Hawi was the annual Trash Bash Art Show, which opened Saturday. All entries were made from trash, the art will remain on display through May. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Nine-year-old Jessica Andrews created a wearable entry for the Trash Bash Art show, “Fairy of Love,” made from milk cartons, found bottle caps, wrapping paper, and much more. All items were non recyclable and destined to be trash. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Maggie Frohmader created a bird bath from broken dishes, old CDs, mirrors, Christmas decorations, and more, complete with a bird. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Peggy Brevoort, right, admires Rebecca Park’s wearable entry into the Trash Bash Art Show, made from a variety of materials, including onion bags, baguette wrappers, bottle caps, and more. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Ti de L Arbre created a piece of art from recycled emergency medical supplies, finding a creative use for unusual trash. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)

A hanging mobile of old glasses is on display at the Trash Bash Art Show in Hawi, created by Maggie Frohmader. Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)

A pizza box, found on the side of the road, became a canvas for artist Blake Herman for his entry in the Trash Bash Art Show in Hawi. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Trash Bash Art Show entrant Karen Alexander makes a statement about paper consumption in her piece, “Paperless Society,” which she made from paper cleaned out from her desk. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)