University City Arts League Summer Camp Project

Here at the re, we regularly meet teachers that use reclaimed materials in their classrooms and school projects. One such person is Luiza Cardenuto, who teaches at the University City Arts League Summer Camp, an outstanding  arts camp for children ages 5 -10. This summer, the kids did a new project every week and many of the materials they used came from The Resource Exchange!  One of the projects the kids were asked to create was to transform reclaimed materials into snow and ice inspired pieces. They used fabric, paper and chair back covers from re to create their work. We love … Continue reading

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Night of 1,000 Kates!

Last Saturday, re staffer Eileen Doyle participated in “Night of 1,000 Kates” at Johnny Brenda’s, an annual event that celebrates the music of Kate Bush. Her costumes included computer monitors made from cardboard that used iridescent and pink cellophane, amongst other bits and pieces, she found at the re. Check out the video of Eileen’s performance! The MC for the night, Julia, also included materials she found from the re to make a giant kite costume. “Night of 1,000 Kates” will be happening again next year, so start planning your own performance! In the spirit of reuse, Eileen is also using … Continue reading

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“Angels in Motion” Use Reclaimed Mural Cloth in Addiction Awareness Project

Lisa Kelley is one of the directors of Angels in Motion, a non-profit that started with one woman’s efforts to rescue her child from the disease of addiction. While searching the streets of Kensington for her son, Carol Rostucher saw that many other children and loved ones were suffering and lost as well. She began AIM as a way to help as many people living on the streets as possible. Lisa, also the graphic designer for AIM, recently purchased some reclaimed mural cloth from the re to incorporate into a project she is working on with those affected by addiction. … Continue reading

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