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the resource exchange | May 2015
 This month   - Movie Prop Donations, Philly CUSP + Why Reuse?, Home & Garden Eco Alley, Trenton Ave Arts, Featured Artist Clarissa Shanahan and more!
Just in from the movies…props, decor, lumber, & more!
What's in the Random Room this month? Vintage flashcards!
Philly CUSP at Science Carnival on the Parkway!
Saturday, May 2nd 
10am - 4pm

 
Join The Resource Exchange at the Science Carnival on the Parkway! We'll be in "Climate City" with other members of Philly CUSP  and a "Why Reuse?" activity that represents how reuse effects climate change. 
 The Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival Eco Alley
Sunday, May 3rd
11am - 5pm


Find The Resource Exchange at The Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival! We'll be in "Eco Alley," coordinated by GRINCH (Green in Chestnut Hill), with other green vendors and organizations.
Trenton Ave Arts Festival/Kinetic Sculpture Derby
Saturday, May 16th
12pm - 6pm

 
Philly CUSP and the re will be together again at The Trenton Ave. Arts Festival! We'll be promoting creative reuse and supporting the CUSP + Franklin Institute Kinetic Sculpture running in The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby!
"Herd" encaustic & oil painting
Herd, Encaustic + oil on panel
reCreate Featured Artist
Clarissa Shanahan
Artist Reception  
Saturday, May 9th
5pm-7pm

Clarissa Shanahan is a Philadelphia fine and decorative artist. Originally from New York, she studied painting at the New York Academy of Art, The Art Students League of New York, the Isabel O’Neal Studio, and holds a BFA from University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Clarissa spent almost twenty years in the film industry as a scenic artist, and has taught such varied subjects as Medieval manuscript illumination, encaustic painting, symbolism of color, and film-related painting classes at PAFA, UArts, the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial. She has exhibited her work in shows around the country, and her work is included in numerous private and public collections.


"Most of the paintings that I’ve done are from series’ that explore environments such as churchyards, amusement parks, and asylums. Most do not depict people. I want to keep them in their dream-like, uninhabited state, where there’s a presence that’s lingering, but maybe not seen. That’s the way I experience these images.""Lost" encaustic & oil painting

"Rebel" encaustic & oil paintingLost, Encaustic + oil on panel


Clarissa used our reclaimed oil paints in her series of Sheep encaustic paintings, on display in our reCreate gallery for the month of May.

"This show is all about texture and tactile surfaces. Plus, looking at sheep makes me happy."



 


Rebel, Encaustic + oil on panel

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