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Giant Kaleidoscope!

Local artist Carter Smith first came into The Resource Exchange in 2013 looking for salvaged pieces of plexiglass and various plastic remnants. Luckily, we save those kinds of materials from going into landfill when we can! Plexi of all sizes can comes from the sets of film and theater. Some pieces are large, full sheets, and undamaged or hardly used because production companies order excess for their projects, and then have no need for them once the curtain closes, or the cameras stop rolling (good thing we’re here to prevent those from going straight to landfill!) But we also have a … Continue reading

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Self Compassion Stones

The reclaimed river rocks that we have buckets of here at The Resource Exchange could be used in a variety of creative ways, from home & garden projects, to arts & crafts, to educational activities. Local Art Therapist, Julie, even used them in one of her support groups recently for an inspiring activity. Julie said, “I am an art therapist and I recently used the rocks with support group members in creating ‘self-compassion stones.’ Group members were asked to write or draw a word, phrase, or symbol that might help them get through a difficult time. These stones could be … Continue reading

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Coming to Our Next reCreate Workshop?

  reCreate Featured Artist of April, Eric Van Nielsen, will be at The Resource Exchange to discuss environmental concerns and solutions for artists.  Artists of all ages are welcome to attend the seminar, which will be followed by an open discussion where attendees will be asked to share their methods for “greening” their process. Share this event with your friends on facebook, or through our website! Space is limited, so please RSVP 267-997-0060 info@theresourceexchange.org $5 per person The fee for this workshop supports the continuation of our reCreate Featured Artist programming.  AND take a look at some photos from our past … Continue reading

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