Thursday, May 19, 2011

What's Happening Over the Next Few Days!

You can't keep a good organization down. 

As we have been forced to react to events beyond our control, our executive director Ann Woodward has been adamant about one thing. The Scrap Exchange will continue to support all scheduled programming and retail store operations to the best of our ability. Scheduled events have taken top priority, and the show is going on! We are not missing one class, or cancelling any party or event. The party room is installed, outreach programming is on schedule, and the planned gallery show opening on Third Friday will be given a special place in our new location. Here is a list of the events happening in the next week.

Exhibit Opening Friday, May 20 at The Scrap Exchange:
Revamp, Reuse, Recycle Tour

a group exhibit from String Things fiber-art collaborative

Friday, May 20 – Saturday, June 11
Opening Reception: Friday, May 20 from 6 to 9 pm

A local fiber collaborative, String Things, will exhibit a variety of creative reuse items made from repurposed supplies (many purchased at the Scrap Exchange). The exhibit will include baskets and bowls made from surgical tubing, handbags made from chicken wire and crochet rugs made from plastic grocery bags. There will also be ladies’ accessories, along with baby and children’s items made from upcycled supplies. All proceeds from this exhibit will benefit The Scrap Exchange. Thank you String Things for your flexibility in making this show happen and your genorosity in donating all proceeds!

Raleigh Reuse Rodeo
The next Reuse Rodeo is scheduled on May 21 from 10am-2pm at The Habitat ReStore in Raleigh. For complete details, go to

Scrap Exchange Collecting Kitchen Items to Assist Green Chair

The Scrap Exchange is helping fellow reuse business the Green Chair Project ( by collecting kitchen items from May 14th through May 20th.

The Green Chair Project is a Raleigh-based group that helps families in need get back on their feet. Recently, The Green Chair has been very focused on supporting families affected by the recent tornados. You can help us help them provide this support! Simply stop by the store and bring your donation; we are collecting used pots, pans, dishes, utensils, glasses, baking & serving pieces, measuring cups, measuring spoons and small appliances: coffee pots, toasters/toaster ovens, can openers, etc.

A barrel will be available in the front of the store where you can place your donation of kitchen items. We will be collecting through the conclusion of Third Friday festivities on Friday, May 20. All donations will be delivered to The Green Chair at the Raleigh Reuse Rodeo on May 21.

Two Classes Remaining in Our Spring Class Series

Two classes remain in our spring class series. Details are listed below. Space is available in both classes. To register, email Rowan Martell at

May 22: Fun and Funky Mosaic Basics

Jeannette Brossart

Create a fun and funky indoor mosaic using ceramic tile, glass, and whatever else we can rustle up! Learn how to use tile nippers to custom shape your design. We’ll be using tile mastic, no grout needed!

Date: Sunday, May 22
Time: 2 – 4pm
Cost: $50
Ages: 12 and up

Jeannette Brossart has been a professional mosaic artist since 2003. Her work has been featured in art and sculpture exhibits, print, and public installations. She has taught mosaics at several venues including the John Campbell Folk School and The Scrap Exchange.

May 26: Alter Ego Open Studio

Ann May Woodward and Allyn Meredith

Do you have an alter ego? Are you interested in creating one? Are you looking to manifest a character that represents another side of you? Is there an internal dialogue that’s ready for an external expression? Need a cape, tiara, or mask? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should attend this open studio. Instructors Allyn Meredith and Ann Woodward will host the open studio, and provide tools and assistance for projects.

Date: Thursday, May 26
Time: 6:30 – 8pm
Cost: $5
Ages: all ages welcome

Ann Woodward has been making art and unique one of-a-kind designs for over twenty years. Materials are generally the motivating factor for her in the creative process. Currently she is also the director of The Scrap Exchange and is very motivated to help others “be as creative as they can be.”

Allyn Meredith learned about costuming when she lived in New Orleans, where masquerade expands the meaning of ordinary. Allyn panders to this art form in both traditional and peculiar realms. Most recently, she built and donned the Queen Bee of the Sweet Transformation of Disappointment for the Triangle Soundpainting Orchestra at Manbites Dog Theatre and continued the “performance” at a local brewery. She looks forward to helping others create outer manifestations from inner longings.

Remember, you don't have to wait for an event to make a trip out to The Scrap.  Please stop in and SHOP today in our new store at 539 Foster St.  The store is stocked, organized and ready for YOU!

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