Scrapiversary

2016 is the Scrap Exchange’s 25th anniversary year! Come celebrate this exciting milestone at Scrapiversary on December 16th from 6-9 pm. This free event will be held at The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. What is Scrapiversary? Time Capsule Opening: 50 years ago a time capsule was buried outside of The Center … Continue reading

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: March 2015

Dear Friends, Seems like spring has finally arrived! The excitement is starting to percolate, both outside and in here at The Scrap Exchange, with all kinds of offerings and events coming up. One of the projects I’m most excited about is our new Garden Club! We’ll be building a community … Continue reading

Warmed Over Sue Realism Opens February 20 in the Cameron Gallery

Warmed Over Sue Realism collage by Jim Kellough February 20 – March 14, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, February 20 from 6-9 pm Re-using raw materials mined from The Scrap Exchange, Durham artist Jim Kellough presents Warmed Over Sue Realism, a photomontage exhibit in three formats. Collaged-over LP sleeves, scrolls and records will … Continue reading

“Durham Sparkles” Opens January 16 in the Cameron Gallery

Durham Sparkles:  The Art of Community Festivals and Parades curated by Cathy Kielar and Paola Kipp January 16 – February 14, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, January 16 from 6-9 pm Durham, North Carolina is a town that loves to party, playing host to a wide variety of fairs, festivals and parades each year. … Continue reading

Signed, Sealed, Delivered II Opens December 19 in the Cameron Gallery

The next exhibit in the Cameron Gallery at The Scrap Exchange features mail art sent to the Durham creative reuse arts center’s new home from around the world.  Mail art (also known as postal art and correspondence art) is an art medium centered around sending small scale works through the … 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

“Mutable and Constant” Opens October 17 in the Cameron Gallery

Mutable and Constant installation by Devin Utah October 17 – November 15, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, October 17 from 6-9 pm A decayed VHS tape lodged in a VCR broadcasts flickering, distorted images while time-worn audio cassettes slow down until they sound otherworldly. Haunting glitches dance across salvaged television sets while the … Continue reading

Message from Ann: September 2014

Dear Friends, We did it! We moved for 5 days—12 hours a day—and re-opened in our new PERMANENT location at 2050 Chapel Hill Road in the Lakewood Shopping Center on Saturday, August 16. We’ve been in our new space for a month, and it does feel like home. The building is … Continue reading