reCreate Workshop turns Discards into Art!

Around this time last summer, reCreate Featured Artist Stephen Milner hosted a Mixed Media and Assemblage workshop in our store that focused on collaging with salvaged and reclaimed materials. Stephen is a long time Resource Exchange customer and donor. He often uses salvaged materials from the re in his intricate collage works and also donates materials of all kinds to the store for other artists and makers to reuse. During his workshop, participants spent the day learning about Stephen’s process and building collages of their own. Another one of The Resource Exchange’s regular customers and former reCreate Featured Artist Kristie Landry attended Stephen’s … Continue reading

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The Art of Play and Sustainability

We were thrilled when Kara Rossi, teacher at PlayArts, contacted us to set up a visit to The Resource Exchange with their summer campers. PlayArts is a beautiful child-centered arts and play space for infants through young children located on Front Street in Fishtown. Their facility offers educational enrichment, group classes and private music lessons for children and their parents. Sustainability is a key part of the PlayArts philosophy. “We believe that we’re in this together.  Respect–for the environment, our community, and one another. We took great care in creating a sustainably-minded space; please help us care for it and … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Moulding Gets A Wedding Makeover

Re customer and professional upcycler, Tiffany Threadgould, recently purchased unfinished moulding and reworked it into a massive standing frame for a wedding. The frame, decorated with paper flowers, was used as a ceremony backdrop and again as a photo booth prop at the reception! See the photo below for a cute dog in a party hat and for a look at the frame once it was painted gold. Tiffany added vibrant paper flowers in a variety of sizes and patterns to match the flowers and color scheme of the wedding. The frame was clearly a hit at the ceremony and at … Continue reading

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