Category Archives: Art from the Arts
On Friday, June 29th, teens used reclaimed materials from The Resource Exchange for The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s Teen Program: Feeling Free! A patch making activity inspired by Ursula von Rydingsvard’s collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, PODERWAĆ, 2017, a monumental-sized leather motorcycle jacket. Photos from the workshop by Carlos Avendaño. We’re thrilled that the art and craft supplies that we diverted from landfill are being reused by such a great arts and education organization. FWM will continue promoting creative reuse in their educational programs by supplying workshop participants with reclaimed materials from our store during their next workshop too! Is your family … Continue reading
Asya Milton completed her senior project by volunteering for three weeks here at The Resource Exchange. Asya is graduating cum laude from Germantown Academy this June and will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall. My Time at The Resource Exchange by Asya Milton One of my graduation requirements was to complete a “senior project” at the end of the school year. For this project some of my peers chose to do things such as shadowing doctors or traveling, but I knew I wanted to come back to The Resource Exchange. The project requires you to do something outside of … Continue reading
The PTA at Independence Charter School (ICS) held a silent auction last month to benefit their Fine Arts Fund. Students creatively used old player piano rolls that were found at The Resource Exchange and reMade beautiful pieces of art that were auctioned off for the benefit. ICS is a “community-based K-8 public charter school of academic excellence, centrally located in Philadelphia and serving a diverse community of learners.” We’re so impressed with the school’s creative reuse and glad these rolls were able to benefit Philadelphia arts education. Congratulations on a successful fundraiser!