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

The Scrap Exchange Introduces New Summer Camp Program

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**Now flexible to accommodate 7-12 year olds!** The Scrap Exchange is excited to offer a series of weekly summer camps in June and July, 2015. Children are invited to participate as we develop young leaders, use our resources wisely, and learn hands-on creative skills – essentials in living an eco-smart life! … Continue reading

Message from Ann: April 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

Absolute Green Opens March 20 in the Cameron Gallery

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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

Ravvincinati, an opera by Jim Kellough, opens March 7th at The Scrap Exchange

At 4:00 pm on March 7th in Cameron Gallery an opera, RAVVICINATI, will be performed. The Diva June Merlino is the lead singer. The Composer Jude Casseday will sing and provide music. The Dingbat Juke Jimmy will sing. RAVVICINATI has three scenes about getting closer and finding peace. This event … Continue reading

Call for Artists: Friends and Family 2015

The Scrap Exchange is seeking artists of all ages, mediums and skill levels to participate in our annual Friends and Family show that celebrates the art of creative reuse happening throughout our community. Friends and Family will open Friday, April 17 in our Cameron Gallery featuring our “friends” in the … Continue reading

Message from Ann: February/March 2015

Dear Friends, Warm winter greetings to you all! It has been action packed around here, and I hope you’ve been able to participate and join in the fun! From the awesome Swap-O-Rama-Rama — giant community clothing Swap (thank you Allyn Meredith) — to last weekend’s Samedi Gras celebration (thank you … 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

Next Swap-O-Rama-Rama Scheduled for January 31

The Scrap Exchange is set to host its 2015 Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a giant community clothing swap celebrating creativity over consumerism. This public event will take place on Saturday, January 31 from 10am-3pm. To participate, simply bring unwanted clothing and accessories plus a $10 suggested donation. Participants add their contributions to the … Continue reading