Third Thursday Workshop: Weave Found Objects with Dianne Smith

Third Thursday Workshop: Weave Found Objects with Dianne Smith

Posted on July 5, 2017 by

 Inspired by the long line of basket weavers in her family that kept that African tradition alive in Belize artist-in-residence Dianne Smith leads our free workshop on weaving with found materials. We’ll also take a tour of Dianne’s solo exhibition …

Dianne Smith “Twisted Woven Tied” on view in the MFTA Gallery

Dianne Smith “Twisted Woven Tied” on view in the MFTA Gallery

Posted on June 2, 2017 by

Materials for the Arts Presents Dianne Smith Twisted Woven Tied Opening Reception Thurs., June 15   6 – 9pm On view  June 15 – September 4 2017 Using twists, knots, ties, textures, and color Dianne Smith invites viewers to explore and …

Institutional Memory: Marco Castro Cosio

Institutional Memory: Marco Castro Cosio

Posted on March 16, 2017 by

Prior to the March 16th, opening of Institutional Memory: 35mm Slides from the Met’s Collection Reimagined, Marco Castro Cosio formerly of the Met Media Lab sat down with MFTA’s Curatorial Team to talk about the changes that led to donating …

Institutional Memory: 35mm Slides from the Met’s Collection

Institutional Memory: 35mm Slides from the Met’s Collection

Posted on March 13, 2017 by

While advances in technology have made physical photographic slides obsolete, this exhibition, created entirely from the recently digitized slide collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, reinvents the format as a new artistic medium. Materials for the Arts, the creative …

UpCycle Game Night: Textile Hackathon

UpCycle Game Night: Textile Hackathon

Posted on February 16, 2017 by

Bunny Yan of Squirrelz leads our UpCycle Game Night Thursday, February 23rd 5:30 – 9 p.m. RSVP Inspired by our extensive collection of fabric, trim & notion and other fashionable donations the game night theme is a Textile Hackathon. Whether …

February Third Thursday: UrbanGlass and Amanda Patenaude

February Third Thursday: UrbanGlass and Amanda Patenaude

Posted on February 2, 2017 by

UrbanGlass and featured artist Amanda Patenaude lead our February Third Thursday Workshop. We’ll explore sculptures and mosaics made from reused glass followed by a hands-on workshop making art with supplies from our reusable glass section. Established in New York City …

MFTA Third Thursday: Printmaking with Michael Kelly Williams

MFTA Third Thursday: Printmaking with Michael Kelly Williams

Posted on December 28, 2016 by

Our artist-in-residence Michael Kelly Williams leads our first Third Thursday Artist Workshop of the new year!  January 19, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. During our free workshop, Williams will show us how to make prints with creative reuse methods. We’ll …

Found and Funky Opening Reception

Found and Funky Opening Reception

Posted on December 7, 2016 by

Join us for the opening reception of Found and Funky, a solo exhibition of mixed media and assemblage works produced by artist Michael Kelly Williams during his fall artist residency at MFTA. Drawing inspiration from the expansive collection of found …

Three Ways to Give Back Post-Thanksgiving

Three Ways to Give Back Post-Thanksgiving

Posted on November 25, 2016 by

Now that you’ve eaten your fair share of turkey, delighted in Patti Labelle’s sweet potato pie and expressed gratitude for family and friends, it’s time to give back. 2016 is on pace to be the hottest year on record, and …

MFTA Third Thursday: Reuse in Technology

MFTA Third Thursday: Reuse in Technology

Posted on November 14, 2016 by

  Thursday, November 17 6:30-8:30 pm MFTA 33-00 Northern Blvd, 3rd FloorJoin us for a reuse in technology workshop with Luis Arana, A.I. engineer and founder of the nonprofit organization Robots Without Borders. Luis will lead a reuse workshop on …