(Lander, WY) – Local artist Lori Hunter opened her first storefront, Rebound: The Art of Repurposing. The store features her one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly goods and home furnishings made from upcycled and repurposed items.
Located at 117 N 2nd Street, the store entrance is in the middle of the recently dedicated anchor building for the Lander Art District. Current hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 12-6 pm.
Lori’s art ranges from earrings to trinket boxes and many items in between. Journals made out of old books and binding are her specialty item. Custom pieces and rebinding your favorite old book that is falling apart are also offered.
She tries to use the entire item when making something new. For example, book covers can be used as journal covers, the spines can be turned into bookmarks, and the pages can be layered together to make jewelry or even used for cards.
“Repurposing, reusing, saving and recycling have been my whole life,” she explained. “My grandpa saved everything; he would reuse and fix stuff and didn’t buy a lot of new.”
Her graphic design background can be spotted in a lot of her work with the use of lines and patterns.
Lori plans to expand her art offerings at Rebound to include more 3D pieces with found objects, floor cloths and maybe even some furniture such as chairs.
There is repaired and repainted furniture in the store currently, however, those pieces are created by Winds of Change. They also do custom pieces, according to Lori. You can contact them through the store.
Another item offered in Rebound are dog treats made by Lori’s daughter. “Happy Dog” treats have been popular at markets, so they plan to carry them in-store.
Learn more about Rebound by visiting the Rebound: The Art of Repurposing Facebook page.