Student Art Using Reclaimed Fabric!

Local Artist Aimee Lin has been working with students from the Lingelbach Elementary after school program to make quilts and a woven fabric mural; all made from reclaimed fabric found at the re! The quilt says, “You change the world by being yourself”, a Yoko Ono quote! “I wanted to say thank you to The Resource Exchange for providing the materials! I just recently went back to you guys to get more fabric for this Spring’s quilt making project for Henry C Lea Elementary and am excited to see what they make.”  In 2019, we kept over 4,000lbs of fabric … Continue reading

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Plexi Glass and Creative Reuse!

Local artist Sterling Melcher has been cranking out large scale work using reclaimed 4′ x 4′ plexi glass sheets found at The Resource Exchange. Never before used, these plexi sheets were donated to us from a movie set. As a part of our efforts to divert materials from movie and t.v. sets, saving them from landfill, we are happy to see the sheets put to good use!  The plexi glass lends itself well to Sterling’s interesting use of both painting and light.    This piece includes 87 of the Kodak film slides images we always have! “It has been fun … Continue reading

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Expanded Reclaimed Art and Craft Supply Section!

We’re thrilled to see more and more reusable materials being donated to The Resource Exchange and being reused by our creative community! Just last week we sorted and priced all of these donations and added them to our new Art Supplies section, with gently used and “new-to-you” items being added daily.  Artist paints (oil, acrylic, and watercolors), charcoal, pastels, sketch pads, paintbrushes, fine art markers and colored pencils, mat board, fine art and craft paper, canvas, frames, stencils, block printing tools, drafting supplies… Plus crafting essentials including: construction paper, glue sticks, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, craft sticks, pom poms, felt, … Continue reading

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