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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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Local Artist Benjamin Howard’s Murals Using Reclaimed Paint

Local artist Benjamin Howard creates large scale murals throughout the city, often using reclaimed paint and other materials found at the re. “For several years I had a studio at Sharktown a few blocks from the Resource Exchange. I picked up some great stuff during that time, but most importantly a well priced 5 gallon of Kelly green. I’ve gathered that this jug was most likely ‘green screen’ paint and it’s treated me really well over a few years time and judicious use. I still have about a gallon left on that bucket!”  Benjamin’s current work seeks to explore the culture … Continue reading

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The Resource Exchange + The Arden Theatre Company: Celebrating Years of Saving Sets!

In 2012 The Resource Exchange and The Arden Theatre Company saved tons of lengths of rough cut poplar and giant barn doors from their production of Charlotte’s Web. Donating the lumber to The Resource Exchange instead of sending it to landfill enabled our creative customers to reuse the wood in local projects. The barn doors were given a second life in The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym’s warehouse space, and we were thrilled when Little Berlin decided to use the poplar to build their community vegetable garden. The lumber was used in a number of interior design projects, furniture, and even in the … Continue reading

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