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Salvaged Vinyl – creative reuse on stage at Arcadia University Theater!

Shout out to Arcadia University Theater, and Managing Director of Theater Arts/Production, Visual and Performing Arts, Robert Napoli for sending us photos of how they transformed our salvaged vinyl banner fabric instead of buying new!  The vinyl banners were donated from Penn Museum from Mayor Kenney’s Unity Cup! A World Cup-style tournament held over several months, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup unites the city’s neighborhoods and celebrates its diverse immigrant communities through soccer.  One of their talented students, and re customer Laura Bonacci created scenic pieces for the Eager Beaver Inspirational Poster contest in their production of the Tony Award-winning comedy, … Continue reading

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OACCE’s Philadelphia’s Professional Development Day for Arts and Enrichment Teachers + the re!

Following the inaugural Philly Youth Theatre Festival, the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) spoke with students, teachers, and theater companies and learned that “instead of a theater competition with prize money, what all three groups wanted most was an initiative where Philadelphia’s public schools – students and teachers – and the city’s professional theatre community could learn from one another.” So OACCE decided to host that discussion, during the School District’s professional development day for Arts and Enrichment teachers on August 27th at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA). They also invited … Continue reading

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10 Years of The Resource Exchange!

Did you know that The Resource Exchange is 10 Years Old?! Starting this month and throughout the next year we’ll be celebrating 10 years of diverting creative materials from landfill! In 2009 our Executive Director Karyn Gerred founded The Resource Exchange and began our organization’s first program, reSETS, which targeted waste materials specifically generated from the entertainment industry. On the set of our first major film strike, we saved over 25 tons of the lumber with a local union film crew. Gerred also worked with The Greater Philadelphia Film Office to write the SETS (Setting Entertainment Toward Sustainability) Guide, as … Continue reading

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