Category Archives: salvage

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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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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