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Women’s History Month: Highlighting Women in the Visual & Performing Arts

Today is International Women’s Day, and the start of Women’s History Month, so here are some local events that highlight women in the visual & performing arts! Philadelphia Museum of Art Throughout March, women musicians and artists are the focus of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Friday Nights recurring after-hours events. Performers include Philly singer-songwriter Birdie Busch (Friday, March 15), jazz vocalist Denise King (Friday, March 22) and the multinational collective LADAMA (Friday, March 29).   Philadelphia Photo Arts Center The culminating exhibition of the Women’s Mobile Museum, a year-long artistic collaboration between South African photographers Zanele Muholi and Lindeka Qampi, and 10 … Continue reading

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Vintage Letraset Reuse in Album Artwork!

Resource Exchange customer Perry Shall designs album covers and often uses vintage Letraset letter transfers in his works. Shall has created two beautiful covers for musicians using transfer sheets found in our store. These now-rarely-used graphic design tools are rub-on sheets that transfer letters and images to paper, which means that they can only be used once. But Perry Shall collects the sheets and scans them into a computer so the fonts and graphics can be reused and changed! He designed the album cover for Leo “Bud” Welch’s posthumous album “The Angels in Heaven Done Signed My Name,” which was … Continue reading

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Creative Reuse Replica: “BEAUTY ROUTINE” music video by Mothers features thoughtfully reused materials

Customer Kristine Leschper of Mothers made a replica of herself with what she found in our shop in their new music video “BEAUTY ROUTINE” that just premiered on Consequence of Sound. Leschper says, “BEAUTY ROUTINE talks about inhabiting a body or selfhood which, upon self-examination, becomes increasingly jarring or unrecognizable. It explores the idea of semantic satiation as applied to obsessive rituals, especially those associated with ‘beauty’ and physicality, where repetition leads to a loss of meaning and cognitive recognition.”  The replica used in the video was made from plaster, canvas strips, cotton batting, and acrylic paint that came from The Resource Exchange.  … Continue reading

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