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the resource exchange |October 2016
 This month: 
- Reclaimed Halloween Finds!
- reCreate Featured Artist Dale Rio Reception 10/22
- Spirit Photography: An Experimental Pinhole Workshop 10/23
- Halloween is not the only scary thing around the corner - register to vote!
Vintage Black Beaded Pursesfaux fur, hats & gloves, costume jewelryHalloween Fabrics and lots more spooky scary weird and wacky reclaimed materials for all of your Halloween DIY ideas!
Artist Reception: 10/22 4-6pm
See "A Glimpse Inside: Experiments with X-Rays" throughout October!
Dale Rio, "Teeth 2"I like working with x-rays, which can be difficult to source.  They are beautifully luminous, and their imperfect quality invokes a sense of mystery.  I also find the juxtaposition of softly rendered bone and tissue against more rigid forms of medical apparatus intriguing. I use traditional photographic printing techniques, such as platinum/palladium, to turn these utilitarian objects into pieces of art. 

"Teeth2" and "Teeth3" by Dale Rio
Dental x-rays from The Resource Exchange

Dale Rio "Teeth 3"Dale Rio is a photographer who, after years of photographing people, places, and things that touched her personally, has shifted her focus to projects that address more universal issues, such as man’s place within a greater historical context, our attitudes toward the planet and its resources, and the transitory nature of the very things that we perceive to be permanent.

In addition to these issues, Dale feels very strongly about utilizing and preserving traditional photographic methods.  For her fine art work, she shoots exclusively in film and has recently been exploring alternative and historic processes, such as platinum/palladium printing and pinhole photography.

In an effort to support other photographers working in traditional processes and encourage people to learn about traditional photography, Dale co-founded The Halide Project, a Philadelphia-based non-profit that holds exhibitions and organizes affordable educational programming pertaining to film and alternative process photography.  The organization’s long-term goals include a community darkroom and residency program.  More information on The Halide Project can be found here.

Find out more about Dale Rio and her work on her website.

Spirit Photography Workshop
An Experimental Pinhole Workshop
with Dale Rio
Sunday October 23rd, 12:30-3:30pm

Experimental pinhole photo by Dale RioWith Halloween upon us, it’s time to push your pinhole photography to the outer limits!  If you’re new to pinhole photography, have no fear!  You will learn how to create a camera out of a reclaimed light tight object that we will provide. Then we will experiment with the cameras, introducing purposeful motion blur and "ghost" imaging (ala spirit photography) and incorporating photograms into your images.  

Pinhole photography is a very accessible style of image-making that can be practiced without having a full darkroom set-up.  This workshop will show by example how you can create beautiful, artistic images in a space as small as a closet or bathroom.


Workshop fee: $20, all materials included!

If you already have a pinhole camera - bring it! You can use the workshop time with Dale Rio to experiment with different techniques!You may bring objects to incorporate such as negatives, photograms, costumes, and anything else that will get your creative juices flowing! The Resource Exchange will also be open during the workshop, so you're welcome to purchase any additional objects that you'd like to incorporate from our warehouse full of reclaimed and salvaged arts materials.
Register to vote by October 11th

Not registered to vote yet? The deadline for PA residents is October 11th. You can do it online right now!
Click here.
Call for Artists Featured Artists for the reCreate Gallery
Have you made art in any medium with materials from The Resource Exchange?
 Are you interested in having your work featured in our in-store gallery?

Submissions: Send us an e-mail with a minimum of 2 work examples.
*Our openings are for the fall and winter of 2016, but this is an ongoing program and we are always looking for new artists to feature, so there are no deadlines. 
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