Category Archives: art/craft materials

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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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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