ReVamped opens at the Upfront Gallery


Durham has long been at the forefront of the upcycling movement. I was reminded, by no less than the chairwoman of the board of the Scrap Exchange, that frequently recycling should be the last resort. How else can we creatively reuse something? Or could someone else reuse it? These are the questions we should ask ourselves before we simply pitch it in the recycling bin.

Heck, Durham has hosted entire fashion shows based around the concept of upcycling.

If that’s your thing or something you want to learn more about, there is a great opportunity this coming 3rd Friday. The Upfront Gallery in the Bull City Arts Collaborative is hosting, “ReVamped” by Jennifer Collins-Mancour. It is a show of Summer Separates (Summer clothes for you non-fashionistas) created entirely from recycled t-shirts.

Sounds dope.

Opening reception next Friday, July 18th. Free wine graciously provided by HappyMess Art. The Bull City Arts Collaborative is located at 401-B Foster Street next to Daisy Cakes.

Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content. For more than a decade, the Clarion Content has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. The Clarion Content published more than twenty distinguished guest columnists and garnered nearly a million views. Mandel is a volunteer for the Durham Mighty Pen Literacy Project and serves as the President of the Board of Sustain-A-Bull Durham, a local small business collective with more than 200 members. He writes regularly on the Clarion Content and has been quietly writing fiction since the 4th grade. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has also produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development”. He was a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference. He has presented to Durham Chamber of Commerce, “Chamber U” on the “New Media”. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the D.B.L., a Durham youth basketball league. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team. He has lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.

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