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Student Art Using Reclaimed Fabric!

Local Artist Aimee Lin has been working with students from the Lingelbach Elementary after school program to make quilts and a woven fabric mural; all made from reclaimed fabric found at the re! The quilt says, “You change the world by being yourself”, a Yoko Ono quote! “I wanted to say thank you to The Resource Exchange for providing the materials! I just recently went back to you guys to get more fabric for this Spring’s quilt making project for Henry C Lea Elementary and am excited to see what they make.”  In 2019, we kept over 4,000lbs of fabric … Continue reading

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Space ships with PlayArts!

We were happy to welcome the wonderful PlayArts summer campers and their teacher Margot Steinberg to The Resource Exchange for another great project!  PlayArts is a beautiful, child-centered arts and play space for infants through young children, located on Front Street in Fishtown. Their facility offers educational enrichment, group classes and private, music lessons for children and their parents. Sustainability is a key part of the PlayArts philosophy. With just $2.00 in hand, each camper collected several items from the Random Room to later be used in building their own spaceships. We loved seeing the imagination and resourcefulness amongst the … Continue reading

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Inspired by Fashion: Creative Reuse at the PMA!

Fiber artist Eric Anthony Berdis recently shared his creative reuse talents to inspire these capes made with patches designed by Eric and reclaimed materials at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Family Festival! The Family Festival took place on the Pay What You Wish Sunday at the museum in December. Visitors and their families were invited to participate in this workshop inspired by Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now. The exhibit features “how designers have used color and pattern, shape and volume, draping, metallics, and embellishments to continually reinvent the art form.” “Family Festivals showcase local and nationally … Continue reading

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