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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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instrument making

Local artist Nadia Botello teaches young students how to make musical instruments. But that’s not all! She specifically teaches them about music and art through the reuse of materials. Nadia recently taught one of these workshops at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where students learned about sound through the use of materials like rubber bands, foam, tape, tissue boxes, bobby pins, and various reclaimed odds and ends that she found here at The Resource Exchange. Now that’s creative reuse! Find out more about Nadia’s interests in sounds on The Adsono Project page, and more about her work on her website. … Continue reading

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Awards Night at The Philadelphia Museum of Art!

The Resource Exchange and Revolution Recovery teams went to the Philadelphia Museum of Art last week to accept The Arts & Business Council’s Business + Arts Partnership: Small to Mid-Size Business with an Arts Organization Award, sponsored by The Bancorp Bank. And what a fantastic night it was! Resource Exchange board members Flora Vassar and Dennis Madigan were there to support re’s Executive Director Karyn Gerred and Revolution Recovery’s Jon Wybar as they accepted their awards. The actual awards were made from broken pieces of tile and mirror by Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar. In the past The Resource Exchange has provided Zagar with reclaimed … Continue reading

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