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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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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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