Last Week in Thrift - Nov 14, 2016

Mark Monlux Tiki Painting

It's so creative to see what folks do with Thrift Shop art and students in Tacoma show us how it's done in this week's Last Week in Thrift.

CLAW gets creative on thrift store paintings at Tacoma Community College

Nov 8, 2016 | The News Tribune

It’s not just the fun contrast of vivid saturated acrylics on bland oils, or the cartoon plot. With “Thrift Store Art,” Tacoma’s CLAW members highlight the blandness of bad art and the imagination that can transform it.

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See Chewbacca, Mario, Michael Myers and more painted into Thrift store art

Nov 7, 2016 | Nerdist

As the old saying goes, “I may not know art, but I know what I like. Chewbacca, for instance.” I may be embellishing part of that, but it rings true for the vast majority of us nevertheless. This is evidenced by the growing popularity of Dave Pollot, a software engineer by trade and painter by passion who transposes characters from our favorite geek-friendly movies, television shows, and video games into the tranquil settings of thrift store paintings.

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Ivanka Trump as a mini-fashionista in photos discovered in a Palm Beach thrift shop

Nov 9, 2016 | DailyMail

The Trump memorabilia, including roughly 1,000 photographs of Trump, his family and friends, and apparently discarded by his first wife Ivana, was acquired by a collector about two years ago and laid fallow until being resurrected by

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Thrift Making a Difference

Your purchase is a gift to the world. Here's how shopping at MCC Thrift Shops makes a difference through programs offered by MCC.

Haiti in hope of recovery

Nov 4, 2016 | MCC

Hurricane Matthew not only affected the well-being of Haitian homes and infrastructure, but new cases of cholera have already increased as flooding allows the disease to spread faster. The cholera campaign is now more important than ever. Cholera will not leave Haiti any time soon, and renewed attention to the issues of water and sanitation must continue to be a priority for the United Nations’ member states as they work to support the government of Haiti.

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MCC Photo/Ted Oswald

Cholera victims and families demand justice in Port-au-Prince during a peaceful protest at the UN log base.

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