Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Arrived safely in the nations capital.  We will start today with posts from Durham, North Carolina and our visit to the best scrap warehouse ever!  It was such a short visit to Durham.  We got in late, an hour or less before closing.  We rushed from isle to isle looking and grabbing this and that.  Oh my, when I hit the science and medical supply isle I was in heaven...glass beakers, glass vials, and glass slides!!!  Then I hit the paper isle, all kinds of sparkly and bright things.  There was ever a make and take room to encourage creativity.  The building was an old warehouse from the 1930's that made paper labels and pouches for tobacco.  Across the parking lot was more of the warehouse complex that was called the Golden Belt.  6 million dollars of renovation turned the warehouse into wonderful artist studio's, offices, restaurants, hair salons and more.  This is an incredible investment in the city of Durham, artists and creativity.

THE SCRAP EXCHANGE

Scrap Exchange

Found Object Relief Sculpture

Ann holding up a handful of black tubbing


The Scrap Exchange staff have a playful and creative  nature.

Oh my, the belle of scrap!

Old slide carrousels make a perfect arch

plastic tubbing


neon light tubes

The Make and Take Room

The make and take room filled with potential artists 

scraping in a short skirt!

Metal found object sculpture

Golden Belt 

scrap exchange from the side

file cabinet of notions

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