"Both Worlds" by artist Cecilia Paredes

Sustainable Studio Spaces: Cecilia Paredes

Cecilia Paredes is a Peruvian photographer and performance artist residing in Philadelphia. Her primary themes include the power of nature, femininity, and migration frequently utilizes natural elements, often recycled waste materials and primarily organic ones, in her installations. Naturally she is a friend and customer to The Resource Exchange and the same themes of sustainability have been incorporated into Paredes’ studio space.  Paredes had read an interesting story about an artist who was using a separate desk for each one of their artistic practices and decided to incorporate the multiple desk practice into her own studio. We were lucky to … Continue reading

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Sustainable Classrooms: reclaimed sintra + printmaking at FWM!

Former reCreate Artist, Mark Rice, is currently leading a workshop at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in collaboration with teacher Dr. Deborah Broderick. The workshop has been able to reuse sheets of reclaimed sintra found at The Resource Exchange. Sintra is a lightweight yet rigid board of plastic (PVC) and is a common material used for signage. It can be difficult to recycle, so thankfully these sheets of sintra were donated and found a second life in the classroom!  “I am a visiting teaching artist at the Fabric Workshop. Here are some pics of a collaborative project that I am … Continue reading

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reCustomer Alia Tahvildaran’s solo exhibition!

Local artist, Alia Tahvildaran, Has work in a solo exhibition at The Arts Center Gallery of Germantown Academy, using material purchased from our store! This piece of artwork is part of a solo show titled  “Long Distance مسافت طولانی ” on view now through March 13th. “I used the fabric samples I got at the Resource Exchange in an art installation titled Immigration Story. I wanted to replicate the feel of an ethereal garden to go alongside a large piece of artwork that resemble doors. Sewn with the help of friend and fiber artist Marian Hargadon, the sheer, lightweight linen designer samples I found … Continue reading

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