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Creative Reuse at the Mummers Parade

Check out how the Vaudevillains New Years Brigade repurposed large canvases as backdrops for their performance at the 2018 Mummers Parade! The title of their skit this year was “The Party Artery.” The heart, veins, and blood work to nourish the parts of the body equally, but nefarious germs and diseases invade and attempt to block access to health for power and profit. White blood cells come in to defend the body but are briefly overwhelmed until all parts of the body work together to fight off the disease-causing agents. The canvases were initially salvaged from an artist’s studio back in October of last … Continue reading

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Weddings + Creative Reuse: A perfect marriage

Many customers have come to the Resource Exchange looking for reclaimed décor and craft materials for their weddings—and also donated materials for reuse after their weddings. Using reclaimed items in a wedding not only reduces the event’s environmental footprint, but makes it more unique, creative, and personal (and of course, cost-effective!). When her best friend recently got married, re staffer Laura combed the store for reclaimed items to give the wedding a personal (and green!) touch.    This reclaimed gold frame served a dual purpose at the wedding. It framed the welcome sign (painted on salvaged foam core with acrylic paint … Continue reading

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From Film to Theater – Found Fringe Style!

Found Theater Company often uses salvaged, reclaimed, and reused materials to make the sets and props of their productions, photo shoots, and video trailers. Not only is the reuse of material more economical for a smaller company, but it’s also way better for the environment than buying new. In fact, they’ve been using materials from The Resource Exchange for so many years, that we featured the ensemble of theatre makers as our reCreate Artists of August 2015! You can see how they used materials in productions from 2013-now on their Featured Artist Page on our website. And now Found is … Continue reading

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