Category Archives: Art from the Arts

Inspired by Fashion: Creative Reuse at the PMA!

Fiber artist Eric Anthony Berdis recently shared his creative reuse talents to inspire these capes made with patches designed by Eric and reclaimed materials at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Family Festival! The Family Festival took place on the Pay What You Wish Sunday at the museum in December. Visitors and their families were invited to participate in this workshop inspired by Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now. The exhibit features “how designers have used color and pattern, shape and volume, draping, metallics, and embellishments to continually reinvent the art form.” “Family Festivals showcase local and nationally … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Material in Industrial Design

It’s always exciting to see the creative ways our customers are able to reuse the materials that we divert from landfill. Part of our mission here at The Resource Exchange is to support local artists, designers, and makers of all kinds who employ creative reuse in their projects. We believe that prioritizing sustainable solutions in design is important for our climate’s future, and a big part of that has to be reuse.  Resource Exchange customer and Senior Industrial Design Major at The University of the Arts, Jose Carpena, demonstrated these ideals in his most recent project. Carpena often puts sustainability at … Continue reading

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Creative Reuse in Family Art Adventures at PAFA

Customer Rebecca Schultz taught the Family Art Adventures at PAFA as part of their Family Arts Academy Workshops. Rebecca came into The Resource Exchange for reclaimed arts and craft supplies, instead of buying new. We’re so happy to see the materials we saved being used for family arts education. Here’s what Rebecca had to share about the workshop: “The project was inspired by the Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World exhibit. We looked at some of the mixed media pieces in the exhibit, talked about the different materials she uses in her work and their possible meanings, … Continue reading

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