Category Archives: music

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture + the re

When a member of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture came into our store and said they could use some of the music stands we saved from a movie set – it was music to our ears!  Al-Bustan offers Philadelphia artistic and educational programming rooted in Arabic arts and language.  They had this to say about their re shopping experience:  “We are astounded with the amount of goodies that Resource Exchange has and you’ll never know what you may need unless you step in.”   “‘Al-Bustan,’ Arabic for ‘The Garden,’ serves youth and adults of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, while … Continue reading

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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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