Theatre 167 and Multiplicity in Storytelling

Theatre 167 and Multiplicity in Storytelling

Posted on July 28, 2014 by

167 different languages are spoken in the Jackson Heights community in Queens, which is also known as America’s most diverse neighborhood. Supporting artists of wide-ranging backgrounds, Theatre 167′s collaborative process produces work that investigates cultural and artistic intersections, boundaries, and …

Art, Reuse, and Education at the Guggenheim

Art, Reuse, and Education at the Guggenheim

Posted on July 25, 2014 by

By Alexandra Ruiz and Alissa Valeri Part of a mini-series highlighting New York City museums as materials donors and recipients of MFTA. We deeply appreciate these cultural institutions’ generosity and contributions towards the sustainability of the city’s arts and education community. …

Around the City: Art Cart

Around the City: Art Cart

Posted on July 3, 2014 by

The Bryant Park Art Cart lets visitors borrow free drawing and craft supplies so they can find their inner artist. Available materials typically include professional-quality drawing tools: pencils, brush pens, charcoal, blending stumps, erasers, and even sketch boards. The Cart …

SPARC Spotlight: Making History

SPARC Spotlight: Making History

Posted on June 25, 2014 by

Now wrapping up its third year, the SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide) program places artists-in-residence at seniors centers across New York City, and is managed in partnership by the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department of the Aging, and …

SPARC Spotlight: Anna Adler’s Action Painting

SPARC Spotlight: Anna Adler’s Action Painting

Posted on June 25, 2014 by

Multimedia artist Anna Adler’s action painting workshops during her SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide) residency at MRHS (Morningside Retirement and Housing Services) in Upper Manhattan used canvases found in the warehouse, as well as fabric, trim, artificial flowers, and other unique …

Photo Stills: Trusty Sidekick

Photo Stills: Trusty Sidekick

Posted on June 11, 2014 by

Trusty Sidekick creates new (and old) worlds out of MFTA materials. The company designs theater for kids and their families, developing shows through a series of collaborative workshops between artists and young people. Believing that kids deserve theater that sparks imagination and …

Honeybeelujah!

Honeybeelujah!

Posted on June 6, 2014 by

Combining performance, humor, intelligence, and conviction, Reverend Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping tackles pressing issues like climate change and species extinction. A fearless and radical community of performers and urban activists, their work flows and adjusts itself to the …

Around the City: Legistlative Theatre Festival

Around the City: Legistlative Theatre Festival

Posted on May 29, 2014 by

Art and theatre fight back against racism in the criminal justice system.  Theatre of the Oppressed NYC puts on their free, second annual three-day Festival of Forum and Legislative Theatre this weekend, May 29 – 31, at the Church of Saint …

Materials of Activism

Materials of Activism

Posted on May 1, 2014 by

Current exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum explore the power that art has in shaping social and political movements. While the Museum has a tradition of showcasing the intersection of art and activism with long-term installations like Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party …

Donor Spotlight: L’Oreal

Donor Spotlight: L’Oreal

Posted on April 29, 2014 by

We spent a morning with materials donor L’Oreal USA on Bring Your Kid to Work Day, which featured creative Earth Day activities. L’Oreal helps the environment by donating readily reusable materials like office supplies and arts and crafts supplies to …