Many Kin: Sol’Sax on educating through his artworks and reaching a wide audience

Many Kin: Sol’Sax on educating through his artworks and reaching a wide audience

Posted on January 30, 2018 by

I’ve loved it here at Materials for the Arts the opportunity has been amazing the things that I see coming through here are always shocking and amazing and quite the inspiration. To be able to pull something that was in …

Sol’Sain’t: Sol’Sax on the use of mannequins in his solo exhibition

Sol’Sain’t: Sol’Sax on the use of mannequins in his solo exhibition

Posted on January 5, 2018 by

The thing that comes to my mind is there’s are so many mannequins. For me, it’s been really interesting to deal with the mannequins because my whole thing is that we are not many kin we are one kin, a …

Recap: Third Thursday with #MFTAir Sol’Sax

Recap: Third Thursday with #MFTAir Sol’Sax

Posted on January 2, 2018 by

  Artist-in-residence Sol’Sax guided us through our Third Thursday “Material Poetry” workshop creating sculptures and mixed-media pieces inspired by our favorite poems, songs and artists.

December Third Thursday with Sol’Sax: Material Poetry

December Third Thursday with Sol’Sax: Material Poetry

Posted on December 6, 2017 by

We’re bringing our favorite songs and poems to life with artist-in-residence Sol’Sax. Think about the lines and verses you’ve dedicated to memory. What images come to mind? During our December 21, Third Thursday workshop we’ll take a look through MFTA’s …

Three Ways to Give Back Post-Thanksgiving

Three Ways to Give Back Post-Thanksgiving

Posted on November 21, 2017 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 …

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 …

Registration for Fall P-Credit Courses is now open:

Registration for Fall P-Credit Courses is now open:

Posted on August 21, 2017 by

Project Based Learning: Reuse in ELA Saturdays 9:30 am – 5pm 11/11 – 1/6 Engage students in meaningful investigations, promote informal academic conversations, and encourage deeper comprehension of texts in ELA and across the curriculum. From bookmaking and game invention …

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 …