retail store phone: 919-688-6960
program office phone: 919-682-2751
What's New at The Scrap Exchange - November 2011
Are you ready for some holidays? If you’re still ramping up, I want to let you know about some fun things to see and do both here at The Scrap Exchange and around town ... Where do I start?!
First off ... it’s Third Friday, and not only is it Third Friday, but it’s Art Walk weekend in Durham! This is one of the BEST and MOST FUN weekends to be in Durham ~ you have access to more than 200 artists, music, food, cool spaces, more than 20 storefront art locations and great vibes all around town. Thank you Durham Arts Council for organizing this amazing semi-annual event!
You can kick things off by coming to The Scrap Exchange this Friday night from 6 to 9pm, to get the very FIRST look at our 8th Annual Craftland exhibit in our Green Gallery. (Thank you Owen FitzGerald, our Oakwood Intern, for organizing the show!) The show offers over 20 artists selling handmade-for-the-holidays gifts and products. Be the first to get a glimpse of the offerings and enjoy snacks, refreshments, PBR, and free art-making!
Also this weekend, one of our awesome Board members, Orla Swift has organized a Swing Dance at Duke Gardens with proceeds to benefit The Scrap Exchange. Swing for Scrap will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 8 to 11:30pm at the elegant Doris Duke Center, with a beginner dance lesson at 7pm for all of you newbie swing dancers who want to come but don’t know how to dance. This is a great way to shake it during the holidays and support The Scrap Exchange! You can reserve your spot in advance by buying a ticket at our store or online through Eventbrite at swingforscrap.eventbrite.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.
We’ll be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving but will be open on Friday for our very own Black Friday celebration -- Smashfest! Come on out for some fun with metal bands, the opening of our Take-Apart Station, a mosaic hands-on, and the main event ... you can buy some breakable items (ceramics, plates, bric-a-brac, etc.) and SMASH them ... in a safe and respectful manner of course! A great way to have fun, get some of your holiday ya ya’s out, and celebrate the season, Scrap Exchange style.v
Hope to see you out and about ... many thanks for your support.
With love and gratitude,
Ann May Woodward
P.S. ~ A great big thank you to outreach coordinator Rowan Martell, who after three years of organizing all of our onsite and offsite programming, has moved on to bigger and better things. We wish her all the best, and welcome Jessica Moore as her replacement. Jessica has been working for us since the beginning of the year helping organize Triangle Reuse Alliance activities, including coordinating the Reuse Rodeos. Thank you Rowan and welcome Jessica!
Want to know how you can help The Scrap Exchange move forward and continue its mission of promoting creativity, environmental awareness, and community through reuse? Financial support is needed, now more than ever. Make a secure, online donation through Network for Good, mail us a donation, or stop by the store to drop off a contribution by cash, check, or credit card.
Coming to shop at The Scrap Exchange? Please take note of this update to our parking situation. Visitors to The Scrap Exchange are asked to please park only in spaces marked Reserved for CC&W in the central parking lot. (Unmarked spaces in that lot belong to Golden Belt/Scientific Properties and are not to be used by Scrap Exchange patrons.)
You may also park in any spot in the large lot at the end of Belt Street with the orange sunburst metal sculpture at the entrance.
If you are dropping off donations, you may use the loading and unloading zone directly in front of our main entrance.
Visit the Directions page for more information. Thanks in advance for helping us be good neighbors with other businesses using the parking lots in the Golden Belt district!
$2 each or 10 for $15
1980s Comic Books, 50 Cents
Spiderman, Disney, & much, much more
Matboard Corner Samples
Wide variety of colors, 50 cents each
Stage and Theater Lights
Shine a spotlight!
Most are $10 each
50 cents to $1
Cases of yellow and blue scrubs
Solar Battery Pods, $25 per unit
Where else can you buy one of these?
$25 each, solid or with glass insert
Kyoto Hand Fans
25 cents each
Transform into a work of art
Vintage National Geographics
$20 per bundle of 1930s, 40s, 50s, 60s
Packing Materials Peanuts and More
Just in time for holiday shipping
Find out up-to-the-minute news and happenings from The Scrap Exchange by following us on the web! Whether you are a fan of Facebook, a Twitter Tweeter, an avid blogger, or an Ebay shopper, we are there.
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Breaking News! We've added a YouTube channel to our mix of online media venues. Visit us on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/ScrapExchange.
And we are now selling on Etsy! Visit our Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/scrapexchange.
If you’d like to book an event or get more information, call Jessica Moore at 919-682-2751 (program office number) or email her at email@example.com.
|November 19||Swing for Scrap Fundraising Dance||Durham, NC|
|November 30||Cresset Christian Academy Workshop||Durham, NC|
|December 4||Parkwood Holiday Parade||Durham, NC|
|December 9||NetApp Holiday Family Open House||Morrisville, NC|
|December 10||Bayer Crop Science Holiday Party||RTP, NC|
About Our GalleryThe Green Gallery at the Scrap Exchange is dedicated to showcasing artists who are using repurposed materials in their work. Gallery openings feature beverages and snacks and free art-making in our open studio room.
Openings are held on the third Friday of every month, from 6 to 9 pm, in conjunction with Downtown Durham’s Third Friday gallery walk events. The public is always welcome to attend any opening. Our gallery receptions are sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon - thanks PBR! If you can’t make it out to an opening on Third Friday, then stop by and tour the gallery any time our retail store is open.
This Month's Show(Our 89th Third Friday Opening!)
CraftlandNovember 18 - January 14
Opening Reception: Friday, November 18 from 6-9 pm
Nearly thirty local crafters, tinkerers, and artists flood The Scrap Exchange on Friday November 18th to kick off Craftland, our annual holiday marketplace set up in The Green Gallery! We're throwing ourselves into community, local production, local consumption, and creative reuse for the holidays. Swatches of discarded fabric are turned into tote bags and mermaids. Leftover yarn is transformed into pink elephant mittens. Newspaper and cloth become vases and planters. Scrap metal forms tiny robots with personality to spare. Driftwood is carved into whirligigs. And best of all, this magic comes to Durham and the Triangle by local hands practicing the art of creative, sustainable reuse.
Our opening night reception runs from 6 until 9 pm on Friday, November 18th. Many of our artists will there to meet and greet. We'll have light snacks, drinks, and free PBR for folks to enjoy. Local music will be be provided by Salt to Bitters and story/folk group Jokes and Jokes and Jokes. The delightful dumpling truck ChirbaChirba will be parked outside to feed folks who brought more of an appetite, and bikeCOFFEE will be on hand to caffeinate and warm the masses.
Craftland will run from Friday, November 18th until Saturday, January 14th. The opening night reception is free. Craftland will be open to the public during all regular store hours.
2012 Green Gallery Calendar
Call for ArtistsJanuary - December 2012
The Green Gallery at the Scrap Exchange has issued a call for artists for the 2012 calendar of exhibitions. We offer a wide range of exhibits throughout the year, featuring artists who use reusable, reclaimed, repurposed or environmentally friendly materials in their work. Gallery shows change out monthly, and openings are scheduled on the third Friday of each month, in conjuction with other Third Friday Durham activities. If you are interested in having a show, curating a show, have a show idea, or want to join the gallery committee in facilitating the shows, send an email with your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please put "Green Gallery 2012" in the subject line of the email. The deadline for proposals is December 16th, 2011.
Join us at a rocking swing dance in Duke Gardens’ elegant Doris Duke Center to raise money for The Scrap Exchange. The dance will feature DJs playing classic East Coast swing tunes and a beginner dance lesson at 7 p.m. where you can learn some basic moves that will serve you all night.
No special attire is required—anything from blue jeans to vintage Lindy Hop dresses is fine. Leather-soled shoes are highly recommended for ease in dancing.
We’ll also have dance bags and other goodies for sale, along with snacks and soft drinks (no alcohol permitted).
To purchase tickets online, visit swingforscrap.eventbrite.com (service charge applies). Advance tickets without a service charge can be purchased at The Scrap Exchange, 923 Franklin St, Bay 1, Durham, NC 27701.
Tickets are $12 for the general public and $10 for members of the Scrap Exchange Friends Club or members of the Triangle Swing Dance Society, Carolina Dance Club, or Piedmont Swing Dance Society.
What Swing for Scrap Dance Fundraiser Where Doris Duke Center, Duke Gardens, Duke University, 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC When Saturday, November 19, 2011 Time 8:00 pm to 11:30 p.m.
beginner lesson for ticket holders at 7:00pm
Parking On-Site, free after 5 p.m.
We can't wait to see what people come up with this year! We will provide all the tools and materials, and of course the secret ingredient. As usual, we'll have drinks and snacks and other fun things going on. We are in the process of finalizing our Holiday Party and Iron Crafter details, so be sure to check our website, our blog, or Facebook and Twitter to get the latest information and submit your name to participate in this wild and wacky competition. Stay tuned for more details...
Are you ready to take a class in creative reuse? There's still time to learn a new skill and apply it to making holiday gifts. We have one class remaining in our fall session.
December 4: New Creations from Old Quilts
Visit the Classes page on our website for a complete description and registration information.
Our Green Gallery openings are always scheduled to coincide with other Third Friday events in downtown Durham. Here are the things we know about now happening on this Third Friday; there may be more in the works! All events are Friday, November 18 from 6-9 pm unless otherwise noted. More information is available at www.thirdfridaydurham.com.
Three Views of the Same Subject , 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Studio 123 at Golden Belt , 807 East Main Street Durham NC , Durham, NC 27701
Exhibition Opening and Artist Reception: Handcrafted Photography of Kevin Logghe , 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Through This Lens , 303 E. Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
In the BASEMENT presents... A Stitch in Time: 9 Local Artists , 6:00pm - 9:00pm
susan frosch art & design , 305 e chapel hill st, durham arts place, basement studio- enter from alley behind building, Durham, NC 27701
Green Gallery Opening: "Craftland", a holiday marketplace , 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Scrap Exchange , 923 Franklin St., Bays 1 and 2, Durham, NC 27701
Giving Thanks through Hydroponics , 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Recyclique , 2811 Hillsborough Road, A creative upcycling nonprofit, Durham, NC 277005
RECEPTION Burlap: Agrarian Portraits of Piedmont farmers by Raymond Goodman / open studios , 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Bull City Arts Collaborative , 401-B1 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701
re·cep·tion- the Art of Cody Tyler and Adesola Ogunleye , 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Rock Paper Scissors Salon and Gallery , 413 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701
Reese McHenry “Backgrounds” , 11:00am - 11:00pm
The Broad Street Cafe , 1116 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705
Season of Lights Opening Reception , 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Claymakers , 705 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701
HOMEGROWN/UNDER 35 , 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Craven Allen Gallery/House of Frames , 1106 1/2 Broad St., Art Gallery, Durham, NC 27705
Visit our In the Neighborhood page on our blog to see what is happening here in Durham and beyond over the next few weeks!New entries provide information about opportunities from the Raleigh Arts Commission, classes at Tech Shop RDU, and programming from Stone Circles. Read all about these and much more!