Message from Ann: May 2015

Dear Friends, Happy Spring-Heading-Into-Summer! The rose bushes at our south entrance are in full bloom and glorious red red red! If you’ve been by our building lately, you might have noticed a few changes. Our landscape artist-in-residence Rachel Preston has attached a large bamboo trellis to the south exterior wall, … Continue reading

Message from Ann: April 2015

Dear Friends, Every April we celebrate another year of life here at The Scrap Exchange. This year is our 24th anniversary! Since 1991 we have been collecting and re-distributing materials, providing low-cost resources to teachers … and to artists … and to you! We’ve been educating participants and communities on … Continue reading

Message from Ann: November 2014

Dear Friends, Tis the season to ramp up the Holiday Spirit and The Scrap Exchange is the place to do it! We have events, classes, art markets, gallery openings, community happenings, and much more—we are the place to be for a smashing good time! Here’s what’s in store … Third … Continue reading

Message from Ann: April 2014

Dear Friends, April is our birthday month here at The Scrap Exchange and of course this is the month the world celebrates Earth Day as well, so there are lots of things going on around here. We turn 23 this year, and are thrilled to be in our 20’s — … Continue reading

Message from Ann: March 2014

Dear Friends, Happy Spring! The weather has been willy-nilly and I’ve been cleaning out my studio, as usual! It feels good to keep as much as possible of the things I am getting rid of in circulation, keeping them out of the landfill and making them available for REUSE. As most … Continue reading

A Message from Ann: November 2013

Dear Friends, It’s great to be back at The Scrap Exchange after my sabbatical. What did I do with my two months off? I’m proud to say that my main focus was making art. And also slowing down and valuing and appreciating every day. The main lesson I came away … Continue reading

A Message from Ann: July 2013

Dear Friends, I learned some new things this month. I took a two-part class in the Design Center here at The Scrap Exchange on altering clothes taught by Christine Ramsey. I’ve been sewing for more than twenty years, but I’ve had very little formal training — a few long-ago lessons … Continue reading