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October 2012:  Expansion + Events
The Resource Exchange
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Onward, upward, everywhere!

New hours, new shop space, and making new friends all the time --
October is a month you do not want to miss at
re.
If you'd like us to display art you've made from
re material, let us know!

DesignPhiladelphia: reInspire [Thursday October 11 5-9pm]

F.O.R.K. tour [Saturday October 20]

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours [Saturday October 20 + Sunday October 21 10am-6pm]

 

 Art-from-the-Arts Design Challenge 
Our creative reuse warehouse is filled with an ever-changing inventory of reusable material saved from Philadelphia's creative industries.
 
In conjunction with DesignPhiladelphia, we're challenging you to generate new works from these previously wasted resources.
 
  1. industry: performing arts -- material: lauan
  2. industry: visual arts -- material: art slides
  3. industry: fashion / textiles -- material: fabric remnants [<one square foot]
  4. industry: digital arts / new media -- material: compact discs
Prizes will be given for the best submissions! Bonus points for project examples [pictures/links] from your own life or from your favorite artists and makers!
Visit our blog during DesignPhiladelphia to learn more about each material --
how it's made, why it's used, and where it ends up.
Halloween!
Teach a little one you love about creative reuse by helping them make their own costume, or come in and grab something unique for your own!

We're expanding!
By now you've heard about our expanded hours [Thursday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-4pm]. But did you know our square footage has increased as well? Our loading dock now includes new space for lumber storage, and... workshops! Come by and explore our new space -- this Thursday we'll be getting creative out there for reInspire as part of DesignPhiladelphia.

reCreate  
The Resource Exchange is dedicated to enabling and promoting creative reuse in local art, craft, and design. Have you reCreated with materials from re? Send us photos with a brief description of your work -- we'll feature new works in each newsletter, online, and in our store.

reCreate featured artist: Victor Atkins
Victor Atkins is an artist and writer/director of films. Originally based in Brooklyn, New York, he now makes his home in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. His works have been exhibited in many galleries throughout the United States, and was primarily represented by The Louis K. Meisel Gallery in NYC. His paintings have also been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art Lending Library in New York; the Aldrich Museum in Connecticut, the Allentown Museum in Pennsylvania, and the Fort Wayne Museum in Indiana. He has received the Illustrator Award from the Society of Illustrators for his work on Miles Davis LP cover "Miles in the Sky" and first prize in experimental video at Suffolk County Film Festival for "The Mirror Found, The Magnet Lost".
Victor Atkins art
“Like A Child” [acrylic on printed fabric 46" x 50”]
 
"I believe we are all children at heart. I chose a fun fabric from Resource Exchange and a crayon color pallet to explore the joy of childlike play in our lives. This painting speaks to the place where we can roam in the creative and not concern ourselves about coloring inside the lines."

-- Victor Atkins
hours & location
thursday - saturday 10am-6pm
sunday 12-4pm

the resource exchange
2829 cedar street (entrance on cambria)
philadelphia, pa 19134
267.997.0060
www.theresourceexchange.org
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Help us continue to keep reusable material in our local economy, not in the landfill!
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