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Philly Phreak Show!

  Philly Phreak Show is the Philadelphia Regional Burning Man Midway Project for 2015. Their Museum of Oddities and Curiosities is currently on tour for the Summer collecting artistry and stories to share along the way. The Phreak Show crew came to The Resource Exchange to collect building and craft materials to help make their installation that is inspired by the Mutter Museum.They used odds and ends found in the random room, hardware, fabric, canvas, frames, and many cans of house paint. “The 6 cans we got there saved us $150 which was immense in the limited grant budget we had … Continue reading

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Found Object Photograms & Cyanotypes at UArts’ Summer Institute!

Local artist Joe Hocker and frequent re visitor used an impressive assortment of objects he picked up at the store to make photograms and cyanotypes with high school students in a UArts’ Summer Institute photography class. A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive (including hand sensitized) material.  Many of the objects the students used to create the shadow images came from our bulk bargain section of the store and included pom poms, shoe polishers, toys, vials, and other odds and ends.  Photograms and cyanotype are great introductions to the photographic process and provide … Continue reading

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Steppingstone Interns visit The Forge Recycling Facility!

Today, Will and I (Tyiana) visited the Forge Recycling Waste Management and Recycling Services. I don’t know what I expected before we got there. I guess I was picturing somewhere much cleaner and maybe greener (not sure why). But upon arrival, we were not greeted with the recycling symbol plastered on the side of the building, but rather the smell of trash trucks. Still, I would choose 10 times again to visit the center. I was able to get a firsthand look at what really happens once your trash and recycling are picked up. I saw the separation (by hand) … Continue reading

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