Third Thursday: Building Sculptures with McKendree Key

Third Thursday: Building Sculptures with McKendree Key

Posted on November 9, 2017 by

McKendree Key leads our November Third Thursday workshop. Key’s practice is centered on the exploration of wasted, overlooked or inaccessible spaces in the city. Since 2004 she has made large-scale interactive works which she refers to as “Divided Spaces,” installations …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Masked Marvelous on October 27, 2016

Masked Marvelous on October 27, 2016

Posted on July 20, 2016 by

Tickets are available now for the Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party on October 27, 2016, hosted by BD Wong. Purchase tickets before August 12 to take advantage of a $25 early bird discount. For more information on our Benefit Committee and MFTA …

THIRD THURSDAY: VIVIANE ROMBALDI SEPPEY

THIRD THURSDAY: VIVIANE ROMBALDI SEPPEY

Posted on March 9, 2016 by

    By using recycled plastic bags for the installations, the work allows the viewer a measure of intimacy through the familiarity of the material. In transforming these every day bags into delicate collages, I aim to reconsider the value …

One Night Only: Christian Joy at Ace Hotel New York

One Night Only: Christian Joy at Ace Hotel New York

Posted on May 13, 2015 by

During the month of May, Friends of Materials for the Arts is curating Ace Hotel New York’s Artist-in-Residence series, promoting the artistic merit of creative reuse by working with top contemporary artists for a wider platform of exposure. For our …

One Night Only: Carolina Penafiel at Ace Hotel New York

One Night Only: Carolina Penafiel at Ace Hotel New York

Posted on May 12, 2015 by

I Will Take Care of You, 2015, old paper on new mirror // Look at Me, 2015, old paper on new mirror. Both pieces created as part of Carolina Penafiel’s May 3, 2015 Ace Hotel New York residency as curated …

One Night Only: Creative Reuse at The Ace Hotel New York

One Night Only: Creative Reuse at The Ace Hotel New York

Posted on May 12, 2015 by

During the month of May, Friends of Materials for the Arts is curating Ace Hotel New York’s Artist-in-Residence series, promoting the artistic merit of creative reuse by working with top contemporary artists for a wider platform of exposure. During their …

What is MFTA to You?

What is MFTA to You?

Posted on April 8, 2015 by

At Materials for the Arts, we pride ourselves on bringing creative types from all sectors under one roof. Last year we did this by providing materials to 2,112 organizations including 880 public schools and 770 arts groups. There were 5, …