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48 Hour Film Festival uses salvaged props from the re!

TONIGHT is the screening of the final projects from this year’s 48 Hour Film Festival! The event will show 22 original short films all written, made, and edited in a 48 Hour Weekend Whirlwind! Filmmakers from the PictureLock Collective Team came into The Resource Exchange to purchase and rent materials for the cop-themed short. Here are some stills from the production, which feature a POLICE sign that the re saved from the set of a major motion picture (we’re glad to see it back on screen again!) The team also bought items for set decoration, like the coffee carafe pictured, a police … Continue reading

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WHYY Summer Journalist Video: Sustainable Art and The Resource Exchange!

Check out this AMAZING video made by the WHYY Summer Journalists Program! We’ve never seen a better video made about The Resource Exchange and our sustainable arts mission. These young journalists really know what they’re doing. Thanks so much for covering our organization, interviewing our artists and spreading the word about creative reuse and sustainability in the arts! Special thanks to Student Journalists Hunter Lee, Will McQuillan, Felix Agosto, Husnaa Hashim and Dawson Ross for all the thought and research that went into this fantastic video. And to Program Leader Jenine Pilla and our past reCreate Featured Artists who speak … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Materials in “Pitch’s Stitches” Dog Collars + More!

We recently had the pleasure of meeting Sharon, owner of Pitch’s Stitches, a business that hand-makes dog collars out of reclaimed materials. Many of the materials she uses come from the re! Read about Pitch’s Stitches in Sharon’s own words below. “A necktie collar for business days, a denim collar for casual days and fabric belt or ribbon collar just for fun, all to match each dog’s personality. Pitch’s Stitches collars are hand crafted, unique, quality collars for your BFF (Best Furry Friend).   This is Pitch, the business’ namesake, wearing a collar made with fabric from re: Pitch’s Stitches does its … Continue reading

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