Reclaimed Frames @ the Mural Arts Education Annual Youth Art Exhibition

The Asian Arts Initiative Gallery recently hosted “The Really Awesome Art Show: The Remix” – the annual youth art exhibition featuring artwork from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Educations Programs.  One of these programs was “Artrepreneurs” – an after school program that introduces high school aged students to the creative economy.   Taught by Mural Arts Program instructors, Bonnie Kaye Whitfield and Zeke Jenei, the Artrepreneurs class provides budding entrepreneurs with design and business expertise to create and develop their own artistic enterprises. Students participate in pitch competitions and pop-up shops throughout the school year.  At the exhibition, the creative products that … Continue reading

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ArtWell Festival is this Sunday!

The ArtWell Festival  is a FREE CELEBRATION uniting youth and community through the arts including: art-making, face-painting, hula-hooping, poetry, live music, performance, food trucks and more! Julia Terry of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture and ArtWell came into The Resource Exchange looking for materials to prepare for this Sunday’s event. Julia saw a creative idea within a 10ft foam core sign that we salvaged from The Philadelphia Flower Show. You can see the reused sign at Festival-it will have a chalkboard face painted on it so that participants can write on it, and the eyes of the mask will be cut out … Continue reading

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Karen + Anthony zombies

reCreated works by Anthony C. and Karen M.

Anthony C. and Karen M. are Resource Exchange regulars, always rummaging through our salvaged supplies looking for different materials to transform into new works of art. You may remember how they reused a stretcher for their cardboard “Paper Plane” works. Here are some great examples of how they’re using salvaged materials from the re now! This is from their series of x-ray works on foam core that we saved from a major motion picture: Here they use large reclaimed laminated maps and old photos from our store: Can’t wait to see what they have coming up in the works! Find … Continue reading

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