September at The Scrap Exchange

Join our mailing list for the latest behind-the-scenes news, updates on RAD and special discounts! Scrap Thrift’s dedicated book crew. Front Row: Staff members, Dave Smith, Assistant Manager, Cade Carlson and Connor Seaton. Back Row: Volunteers, Nan Dietrich and Lew Shiner. Not Pictured Rob Westfall. SCRAP THRIFT BOOK BRIGADE Earlier … Continue reading

July at the Scrap Exchange

JULY AT THE SCRAP EXCHANGE Join our mailing list for the latest behind-the-scenes news, updates on RAD and special discounts! Paola Kipp processing crafts DISCOVERING YOUR MISSION Written by Bryn Hammarberg Paola Kipp wanted to get involved with The Scrap Exchange as soon as she moved to Durham 12 years ago. … Continue reading

Absolute Green Opens March 20 in the Cameron Gallery

Absolute Green recycled visual art by Nghi Vollmer March 20 – April 11, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 20 from 6-9 pm As a self-taught, recycled visual artist, Nghi Vollmer breathes new life to disposable paper materials to present Absolute Green, a marriage of creativity and sustainability. Vollmer’s brand of … Continue reading

Cyber Reuse Monday

The holiday season is upon us, and there is a lot of focus on buying and giving new items. However, as our mission is to promote creativity, environmental awareness and community through reuse, we prefer to view and approach our gift giving in a different way. So this season, let’s reuse … Continue reading

Message from Ann: October 2014

Dear Friends, We are still elated from seeing all the folks who came out to celebrate our Grand Opening. It was amazing to see everyone playing, creating, parading, making art, and making music together all in one event! Thank you to board members (both current and past!), staff members, artists, … Continue reading

Introducing… “Rio de Reuse”!

Rio de Reuse permanent store installation by Bryant Holsenbeck opening reception on Friday, September 21, 6-9pm … with a fish-making station for guests to add to our school of fish … and a public parade down the river at 7:30! This month’s Third Friday festivities will celebrate more than the opening … Continue reading

“Modified Multiples//Mundane Machines” Opens August 17

“Modified Multiples//Mundane Machines” opens Friday, August 17 in the Green Gallery at The Scrap Exchange. This show features sculptures by Julia Gartrell that explore common consumer items and unexpected mechanical processes. “Modified Multiples” is a series of sculptures using numerous repeating objects combined together into new forms. The repetition of … Continue reading

Reuse Artworks

Awesome work by artist Zac Freeman!Via, via the googmeister. Sports Gear re-use at the National Museum of the American Indian. Via theartblog.orgBrian Jungen ‘Blanket No. 7′ (2008) professional sports jerseys, 69 x 53½” Sender Collection. All images ©Brian Jungen Great post about art and re-use (link) from cultcase.comThanks to … Continue reading