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Free* Sandwiches reuses fabric!

New York artist Cayla Lockwood recently purchased some reclaimed art supplies from The Resource Exchange and used them in a installation/performance piece called “Free* Sandwiches.” Free* Sandwiches is a satirical “college fair” event presented by the fictitious financial company, CaylaMae® . During the event, 5 fictitious universities are represented, but instead of offering an education, these universities offer (very expensive) grilled cheese sandwiches. Universities range from Ivy-league to online university and cheeses range from brie to Kraft single. The company, CaylaMae® , offers affordable loans to pay for your choice of sandwich. Handed out by University Representatives, visitors can fill … Continue reading

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Pig Iron School + The Resource Exchange

  The Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training is just a few blocks from the Resource Exchange in the Crane Arts Building, so many of its students have found costume, set and prop materials here over the years.  The school is “a center of creation – dynamic, energetic, messy, collaborative and ever-evolving … composed of forward-thinking theatre-makers with a desire to forge new boundaries for live performance.” Through a partnership with the University of the Arts, Pig Iron offers certificate and MFA programs that train students in the skills needed to be a 21st century theatre artists, drawing inspiration “from architecture to masks to … Continue reading

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“Organ Donors Are Super Heros!”: HelpHOPELive Celebrates Donate Life Day with Fabrics from the RE

Recently, team members of the local organization HelpHOPELive came in to The Resource Exchange to get some reclaimed fabrics for a very important event, National Donate Life Blue and Green Day! HelpHopeLive is a national nonprofit with a mission to support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical and related expenses due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses. They bring communities together in tax-exempt fundraising efforts to help patients and families pay medical bills and access treatments. During Donate Life Blue and Green Day, the public is encouraged to wear blue and green and hold events and fundraisers, … Continue reading

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