Who We Are

Rachael Cohen, Project Director


Rachael Cohen is an artist, educator, and the Project Director for Stuff Redux, Richmond’s creative reuse center.  Stuff Redux collects and redistributes materials otherwise bound for landfill and holds workshops and events focused on art and the environment. Rachael loves to unlock the hidden potential of objects that others leave behind. She finds inspiration in the transformation of materials and enjoys encouraging others to create value and meaning in unexpected places.


Merenda Woodward, Party Coordinatormerenda

Merenda Woodward is a local artist and state certified art educator.  She holds a BFA in Art Education with a minor in Crafts from VCU.  She has shown work in local galleries and assisted with public art projects in Richmond and Philadelphia.  Her areas of specialty include mosaics, book arts, and using recycled materials.  She is passionate about art, teaching, and social justice.  She enjoys being outside and spending time with her family.  Merenda teaches part-time in Chesterfield County schools and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and is the former art teacher at Crestwood Elementary.   

Our Board:

Sara Wilson McKay, Ph.D. – Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Art Education, VCUarts

Mary Pearce – Owner, The Creativist

Ann M. Ritter, M.D. – VCU Department of Neurosurgery