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Build a Community Map with the re and NextFab!

Do you live in South Kensington? Do you like making / building / painting things? Getting to know your neighbors? Learning about local businesses and organizations? Working on collaborative projects? If so, your participation is requested in a fun, unique and FREE event on Sunday, July 31st!  The Community Map Build Day will provide an opportunity to learn more about the resources and opportunities that the creative institutions The Resource Exchange and NextFab offer, and to join in the collaborative creation of a large, interactive neighborhood map that will be displayed the the American Street Feast. What is the American Street … Continue reading

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Greenfield Collective’s “The Magnus Effect!”

Greenfield Collective member Sara Outing  (bottom row, center left) is a freelance set & prop designer who has worked for several local theaters including Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, EgoPo Classic Theatre, and UPenn Theatre Arts. She is a regular customer, and gets many of her props and design materials reclaimed from re, most recently for their production of The Magnus Effect. “One part play, one part dance and one part airline jingle, The Magnus Effect is a gutsy new production from the Greenfield Collective, written by Hannah Van Sciver and directed by David O’Connor. It is an exploration of how and why we’ve come to … Continue reading

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Free* Sandwiches reuses fabric!

New York artist Cayla Lockwood recently purchased some reclaimed art supplies from The Resource Exchange and used them in a installation/performance piece called “Free* Sandwiches.” Free* Sandwiches is a satirical “college fair” event presented by the fictitious financial company, CaylaMae® . During the event, 5 fictitious universities are represented, but instead of offering an education, these universities offer (very expensive) grilled cheese sandwiches. Universities range from Ivy-league to online university and cheeses range from brie to Kraft single. The company, CaylaMae® , offers affordable loans to pay for your choice of sandwich. Handed out by University Representatives, visitors can fill … Continue reading

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