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Reclaimed costumes in Shrek Musical at J.R. Masterman School!

We were thrilled when the  Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School came to the re for materials to create costumes for their latest production, Shrek the Musical! Part of our mission at The Resource Exchange is to inspire more sustainable practices within the local arts and to divert reusable materials away from landfill making them more affordable and accessible to artists, students, educators, & makers of all kinds.  The local production required lots of help from a group of parents and students volunteering their time to create over 130 costumes for 90+ actors! Reclaimed fabric trim and faux fur … Continue reading

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Night of 1,000 Kates!

Last Saturday, re staffer Eileen Doyle participated in “Night of 1,000 Kates” at Johnny Brenda’s, an annual event that celebrates the music of Kate Bush. Her costumes included computer monitors made from cardboard that used iridescent and pink cellophane, amongst other bits and pieces, she found at the re. Check out the video of Eileen’s performance! The MC for the night, Julia, also included materials she found from the re to make a giant kite costume. “Night of 1,000 Kates” will be happening again next year, so start planning your own performance! In the spirit of reuse, Eileen is also using … Continue reading

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Want to be a Kinetic Pilot?

As part of The Resource Exchange’s Grand re-Opening Weekend Celebration, we’re having folks from The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby in the store tomorrow to talk about how they built and decorated their winning kinetic sculptures and costumes! Are you planning on joining the Derby this year, or do you just think the event is really cool? Come to our store tomorrow from 3pm-5pm to meet and pick the brains of past Derby winners, and get ideas for your sculptures and costumes by browsing our inventory of unique reclaimed materials from the film and theatre industries. How could you incorporate… large … Continue reading

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