Category Archives: collage/assemblage

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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Penn Museum + The Resource Exchange!

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology is currently undergoing an exciting Building Transformation. The renovations are providing the museum a chance to change up displays in their galleries and clean out uneeded materials. While they don’t need these materials now, they are still reusable, so of course, they contacted The Resource Exchange. The Penn Museum donated acrylic pieces, loads of hardware, tools, building materials, and display fixtures to The Resource Exchange, preventing them from going to landfill, and enabling them to have a second life in the hands of our creative customers.  Ben, from the museum, was … Continue reading

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Creator Rewards!

Have you made something out of materials you found at The Resource Exchange? We want to hear about it! Sewn something with reclaimed fabric? Fixed something with salvaged lumber? Decorated for an event with props we saved from a film? You’re an artist, maker, doer, DIYer, teacher and we want to know how you’re using the materials we divert from landfill! email your photo and a description of how you creatively reused our materials in your project and we’ll send you a discount code that will save you 10% on a future purchase at our NEW LOCATION! email photos to … Continue reading

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