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Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus Float

The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus built a fantastic float for the Pride Parade this past June 14th  and were able to utilize some of the 4” PVC pipe that InterAct Theater donated to us, which we featured in our blog in May.  It’s very satisfying for us here at The Resource Exchange to see reclaimed and salvaged material come full circle locally and be used to help bring great ideas to life, like this great float!  Congratulations guys – it looks like it was tons of fun! Whether you’re building a parade float or designing a theater set or anything in between, … Continue reading

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Sagan Youth Music Video by Chrissy Jones

We here at the Resource Exchange are always thrilled to see seemingly disparate salvaged items here combined to create great art! Chrissy Jones, a local artist, videographer and re customer recently shared the music video she made for the band Sagan Youth’s song “Surface”.  Chrissy explains how The Resource Exchange was integral to her process; “I’m adamant about organic special effects and no cgi, so I bought a few of your plates of glass and shot chemical reactions for hours at a time to get the effect of a living galaxy. I found a really cool sunset matte board, fake … Continue reading

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A Candy Classroom!

    What makes kids smile? Arts & Crafts and CANDY! New preschool teacher Melissa uses reclaimed materials from The Resource Exchange to do arts & crafts with her students. But she also used a bunch of salvaged materials to decorate her classroom candy themed! Melissa used colored paper and foam board to make this really neat giant chocolate bar. She also used paper plates and plastic film (also from the re!) to hang little candies from her ceiling. Melissa says, “My kids love the candy theme, so thanks again for helping us dedicated, but very underfunded teachers out!” We’re glad … Continue reading

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