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From Reclaimed Trinkets to Philanthropic Zombies

When it comes to relaxing, some people might opt for taking a walk along the Wissahickon or spending a quiet night in. Local artist and educator, Kelsey Romano, has a somewhat different approach. Her process of “zombifying” reclaimed trinkets enables her to make some seriously cool art while helping an incredible organization in the process. “I’m a special education teacher in Philly, which means I’m really stressed out most of the time. Going on adventures to Resource Exchange and random thrift stores to find interesting statues to zombify is my form of therapy.” “Something about taking something unloved with a … Continue reading

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Jonathan Dedecker’s New York Gallery Opening!

Jonathan Dedecker is a Philadelphia-based artist and frequent customer at the re. In fact, he was the reCreate Featured Artist  here at The Resource Exchange in January of 2016! This month, through August 26, Jonathan has an exhibition titled “Infinity Land” at Marvin Gardens gallery in the Ridgewood neighborhood in Queens, NY!   If you’re in that area this month, go check out his show. His works contain a bunch of materials, including fabrics, from The Resource Exchange! This is what he has to say about coming to us for supplies: “… every time I come by I get more refined in … Continue reading

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Mary Pat’s Creative Tiles

Regular Customer and local art teacher Mary Pat creates these  beautiful pieces with alcohol based inks and isopropyl alcohol. Most are hand painted on reclaimed tiles from The Resource Exchange! What a great way to reuse a difficult material! We have loads of tiles here in the store, but we don’t always have enough matching ones to do a full house repair project, so it’s great to see artists like Mary Pat re-thinking materials and putting them to use in creative ways.

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