Friday, October 3rd
reCreate Featured Artist Johannes Arthur
Johannes Thomas Arthur holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and is working on a master’s degree at the same institution. He served as the Creative and Projects Coordinator with a non-governmental organization RECNOWA, an innovative social enterprise that trained and employed street youth from disadvantaged communities in Ghana to clear their streets of plastic and other materials, and then collaborated with Ghanaian artisans to upcycle the waste into handmade furniture, clothing, handbags, and home décor. He has trained over 20 school classrooms and artisan groups in the creative reuse and recycling of materials considered as “waste.”
“I now do not consider materials as ‘waste’, but as ‘materials in transit’ and because of this I am always seeking new things I can make.
I was excited when I was told I would be doing my internship as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative at The Resource Exchange...I wish to call this exhibition of the work I was able to do here “SEASONS”. It is inspired by cloth samples of different colours and textures that I sought to depict the different seasons in the world that are greatly being affected by global warming.”
After completing the Washington Fellowship, he hopes to build the largest reuse/recycling facility in Ghana, including programs for artists.
Happy Halloween Hour!
an in-store BYOB costume making happy hour
Sunday, October 19th, 3pm-6pm
Come to The Resource Exchange during our extended Sunday hours on the 19th, purchase reclaimed art and sewing supplies from our wide selection of low-cost materials, and work on your costume with refreshments and friends! Know what you're going to be? Perfect- get your supplies and finishing touches here! Have no clue? Find your inspiration in the other creators working on their costumes and in the eclectic surroundings of the re!
reCreate Featured Artist of November, Joy Waldinger, will be at The Resource Exchange to teach basic relief printmaking concepts. Participants will study an insect collection and discuss the arts and the sciences, how they are similar, and how upcycling and reusing materials relate to both fields. Participants will draw and carve the insects they observe in reclaimed materials like foam, linoleum, and erasers, making simple stamps. Joy will then guide the group in printing with the stamps on fabrics and papers from The Resource Exchange.
Announcing our November reCreate Workshop...
Science & Art & Insect Prints
Sunday, November 2nd, 1pm-3pm
or calilng 267-997-0060