Anthony C. and Karen M. are Resource Exchange regulars, always rummaging through our salvaged supplies looking for different materials to transform into new works of art. You may remember how they reused a stretcher for their cardboard “Paper Plane” works. Here are some great examples of how they’re using salvaged materials from the re now! This is from their series of x-ray works on foam core that we saved from a major motion picture: Here they use large reclaimed laminated maps and old photos from our store: Can’t wait to see what they have coming up in the works! Find … Continue reading
Franny Lou’s Porch is a wonderful cafe and community space recently opened at 2400 Coral St. and y’all should check it out! The beautiful interior features lots of creative examples of reuse, including some repurposed materials from the re. Everything in Franny Lou’s falls under one of three core values: Local, Organic and Free/Fair trade. They also host events, serve as a community resource hub, sell a range of locally made products, and have daily happy hour specials on coffee and tea!
April’s reCreate Featured Artist, Eric Van Nielsen, recently shared some photos of his studio to illustrate how integral The Resource Exchange was in helping shape his studio’s functionality while keeping it very affordable: “I was coming in two, maybe three times a day for about two to three weeks last November when I first acquired my studio because it needed a lot of work before I could start painting. Winter was practically here and there were a number of insulation issues, not least of all a “skylight” which was going to thwart any effort to heat the space when it got … Continue reading