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 …

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 …

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 …

Fabric Sculptures with Artist Patricia Dahlman

Fabric Sculptures with Artist Patricia Dahlman

Posted on January 16, 2016 by

Learn how artist Patricia Dahlman creates sculptures from fabric during our Third Thursday Artists Workshop. Sculptor, Patricia Dahlman, will guide participants in creating their own small-scale fabric sculptures. We’ll experience Dahlman’s unique approach to art-making by creating shapes with wire …

One Night Only: Carrie Morrisey at Ace Hotel New York

One Night Only: Carrie Morrisey at Ace Hotel New York

Posted on June 1, 2015 by

During the second to last weekend of our month long curation of Ace Hotel New York’s Artists-in-Residence, the Flatiron destination hosted Carrie Morrissey, founder of New York based jewelry design house ISLY NYC. We first connected Morrisey after her heartfelt …

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 …

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Posted on May 9, 2015 by

  Remember those cute little arts & crafts projects you did every school year for Mother’s Day? The ones that somehow survived all these years later. Despite all the fancy brunch spots, flower arrangements and nifty gadgets; that class project …