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Theatre Lumber Reused in Fine Art!

You may have seen the pictures or video of The Resource Exchange teaming up with The Arden Theatre Co. to save many pieces of poplar used to build the set of “Equivocation.” Since we were able to save that lumber from going to landfill, many artists, DIYers, and builders have bought the planks for a variety of creative projects. Recently, Doug Matlaga shared his creative reuse with us – and we’re thrilled with the outcome! Doug works with Green Hill Art, an arts services company that does fabrication, art installation, shipping, framing, design, and crafting for museums, galleries and artists. After purchasing … Continue reading

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Happy New Year’s Resolutions!

Happy New Year! Did you set any intentions or make resolutions this year? As we find ourselves three weeks into 2016, some of us are doing great at sticking to our resolutions, while others have yet to get started. Perhaps we aren’t really sure where to begin?! While we can’t help you with your intentions to start exercising, eating healthier, or traveling more, here at The Resource Exchange we can help in other ways. If your resolutions for the year are to find ways to help the environment, save money, and  get organized in your home or office, we have you … Continue reading

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Mary Pat’s Creative Tiles

Regular Customer and local art teacher Mary Pat creates these  beautiful pieces with alcohol based inks and isopropyl alcohol. Most are hand painted on reclaimed tiles from The Resource Exchange! What a great way to reuse a difficult material! We have loads of tiles here in the store, but we don’t always have enough matching ones to do a full house repair project, so it’s great to see artists like Mary Pat re-thinking materials and putting them to use in creative ways.

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