Friends and Family 2015: Cameron Gallery
Friends and Family exhibit opens April 17 in the Cameron Gallery

The Scrap Exchange is celebrating 24 years as a pioneer and leader in the creative reuse industry with Customer Appreciation Week, April 11-18. Festivities include the opening of Friends and Family in the Cameron Gallery! Friends and Family opens on Friday, April 17. A reception is scheduled from 6-9 pm.

Friends and Family is an annual non-juried, open-hanging exhibit where Friends Club members, board and staff, and the community at large are invited to submit work that incorporates strong elements of reuse. Artists of all ages, skill levels, styles and mediums are welcome to participate. Friends and Family is a true community celebration of the creative spirit present in all of us.

Artists are invited to drop off work to include in the exhibit during store hours April 13-15. Art should be family friendly, have a reuse component and arrive ready to hang. Art should also be available for sale, with 60% of the sale price going to the artist, and 40% going to The Scrap Exchange. Artists can find complete instructions and guidelines for submitting work for this exhibit at

Opening night festivities will include refreshments including beer from Sam’s Quik Shop and live music by Tiny House. Friends and Family will run through May 9. Cameron Gallery receptions are free to the public and held in conjunction with Third Friday Durham activities. For more information, call The Scrap Exchange at 919-688-6960.

In addition to the opening of Friends and Family, this Third Friday includes the Artist Spotlight exhibit at The Scrap Exchange. Each month, The Scrap Exchange, in conjunction with local art therapist Martha Dyer, features the work of an artist whose art tells a story of healing, survival and creative self -expression. The work is displayed on movable walls located inside the arts center. Artists featured on the Artist Spotlight receive 100% commission for sold work. This month’s exhibit will feature bluebird houses painted by artists from RSI-Life Options Artists Co-op with birdhouses provided by SPRING, Inc. (Supportive Persons for Residents in Need of Guardianship) is a 501(3)c nonprofit. Each bluebird house has been built by the Eastern Bluebird Rescue Group.

The Cameron Gallery is located inside The Scrap Exchange creative reuse arts center at 2050 Chapel Hill Rd. in Durham. For more information, call The Scrap Exchange at 919-688-6960.
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