Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Call for Home Brewers: Sign Up to Participate in BrewDurham!

Do you home brew your own beer?  Our friend and home brew enthusiast Keil Jansen is organizing a home brew festival in October to benefit The Scrap Exchange!  He needs local home brewers to make this happen, so check out his invitation below to show off your best brew at BrewDurham, happening right here at The Scrap Exchange on October 15!

Dear Friends,

I and some other good people are organizing a homebrew festival this Fall in Durham—Brew
Durham: A Homegrown Homebrew Benefit for The Scrap Exchange.  It’ll be like the big Beer Fest at the ballpark but smaller, local, and homemade. And all the proceeds will go to one of Durham’s finest non-profit organizations, The Scrap Exchange.

We’re recruiting awesome homebrewers, hopefully about 15, to participate in BrewDurham
and would love to have you participate. It’ll be a great chance to show off your beer, meet other brewers and beer fans, and use your talents for good.

Here’s the details:

When: Saturday, October 15. Two sessions, 1-4pm and 5-8pm.
Where: The Scrap Exchange in downtown Durham next to Golden Belt. 923 Franklin Street.
What you have to do: Bring two or three of your best homebrews, totaling 10-15 gallons of beer. Stay for both sessions, pouring your beers to attendees, and generally have fun.

What you get:
● Some compensation: Nate with the Bull City Homebrew store is offering a 35%
discount to anyone who is brewing for BrewDurham to help you with supplies. AND, The
Scrap Exchange will provide you with a stipend, up to $50, to help with supplies.
● Prizes: for those of you with the best beer and who convince the judges you’re the best
● Food & Jams: we’ll have some of the Triangle’s best food trucks and local musicians
on hand.
● Glory: You get to talk about your homebrew and drink other peoples’ homebrew for six
hours and participate in the inaugural BrewDurham!
● Tickets: Brewers can earn tickets to the event for fellow beer fans based on home
much beer they bring.

If you’re interested, please let us know by emailing keiljansen@gmail.com And if you’ve got
some other homebrewers in mind, spread the word.

Many thanks,
Keil Jansen

Monday, August 15, 2011

Green Gallery Exhibit Opens August 19: "Know More Nothing"

The Scrap Exchange is pleased to announce the opening of a new Green Gallery art exhibit on August 19. "Know More Nothing" marks the first collaboration between artists Jason E Osborne and Alex Mignolo. The multi-media exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, strange objects and an exciting premiere of the first edition prints of the enigmatic short story Know More Nothing, written by Mignolo and illustrated by Osborne. Expect an incongruent, unintentional and dissonant viewing experience.

The exhibit opens Friday August 19 with an opening reception scheduled from 6-9 pm. The reception includes refreshments and free art-making in our Make and Take room. Music will be provided by two local Durham bands, Freylach Old-Time Jamboree, and Fanghole. Freylach Old-Time Jamboree is a lively mash-up of Jewish folk and down-home southern string band music. Bring your dancing shoes! The band features Lori Baron on drums, Riki Friedman on clarinet, Mike McQuown on accordion, Hal Schnee on bass and Christine Westfall on fiddle. Fanghole is a driving instrumental power-trio that won't let you sit still. Fanghole features Ben Brokenbrough on guitar, Ben Philbric on drums, and Chris Fulton on bass.

“Know More Nothing” will run from August 19 through September 11. Admission to the Green Gallery is free. The gallery is open to view anytime during regular retail store hours. For more information on the Green Gallery or The Scrap Exchange, call 919-688-6960 or send an email to store@scrapexchange.org.

Green Gallery opening receptions are held in conjunction with Third Friday Durham festivities and sponsored by PBR.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August is Teacher Appreciation Month at The Scrap Exchange

Just to show our teachers how much we love and appreciate them, we designate every August as Teacher Appreciation Month at The Scrap Exchange! All teachers receive a 20% discount off their retail purchases throughout this month with a valid ID. (Discounts do not apply to Artist Marketplace or Green Gallery items.) A current teaching ID must be presented to receive a discount. Homeschool teachers may present their orange card to qualify.

Are you a teacher AND a Friend's Club member? Our teaching Friends will receive 30% off the purchase of any retail supplies!

Not yet a Friends Club member? We are also offering a special price to teachers on Friends Club memberships all throughout August! Our Friends Club is an annual membership program designed to save frequent shoppers even more money! Friend's Club benefits include 20% off purchases for an entire year, two Open Studio passes, 10% off birthday parties and classes, and sneak previews to special sales and events. A Friend's Club membership for an individual teacher (our "Professorial Pal" membership level) will be discounted to $20 (regularly $30) during August. Teachers can also join together and apply for a group membership! Our "Academic Amigo" group membership, which allows up to 10 teachers per group, is discounted to $50 during August (regularly $100). That works out to only $5 per teacher for a year's worth of savings for every teacher in the group! (An individual club member card will be issued to each teacher named in the group.)

For more information on our Friends Club program and membership options, please contact Ruth Eckles by email at office AT scrapexchange DOT org (substituting standard email characters for AT and DOT).

What can teachers expect to find at The Scrap Exchange? A lot of unusual and inexpensive supplies and resources! The Scrap Exchange is a nonprofit creative reuse center, whose mission is to promote creativity, environment, and community through reuse. We divert materials from landfills by collecting discarded materials from businesses, industries and the general public, and then make those materials available at low cost to the public. Our supplies include a wide variety of materials including paper products, matboard, folders, binders, craft paint, house paint, fabric, thread, trims, tubes, frames, electronic discards, cutaways, science supplies, labware, and much, much more.

So teachers, get those classroom supply lists together, grab your ID, and head on out to the Scrap. And please pass the word along to your other academic amigos! Teacher Appreciation discounts are available through August 31.

The Scrap Exchange is now located at 923 Franklin St. in Durham, Call 919-688-6960 for more information or visit www.scrapexchange.org.