Call for Artists: Friends and Family Show

The Scrap Exchange is seeking artists for our annual Friends and Family Show. Friends and Family is a non-juried exhibit open to reuse artists of all skill levels and mediums. It is a true celebration of the creative spirit in all of us. Friends and Family opens April 18 in … Continue reading

Form and Function opens November 15 in the Green Gallery

We spend a lot of our time in the presence of mass-produced tables, desks, lights and shelves. While these objects can make our lives easier, sometimes they aren’t perfect—a light is too dim, a desk is the wrong height, a table is too big. Limitations imposed by lack of space, … 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

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