Making Art Active with Games

Making Art Active with Games

Posted on January 21, 2014 by

Even for those of us that balk at icebreakers like the human knot, team art games are a creative way to meet new people and make art together. At Third Thursday: Reuse Relays, our Director of Education John Kaiser showed …

Meet Ben Pederson: Spring 2013 Artist-in-Residence at MTFA

Meet Ben Pederson: Spring 2013 Artist-in-Residence at MTFA

Posted on March 7, 2013 by

Friends of MFTA is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Pederson as the spring 2013 Artist-in-Residence at Materials for the Arts. Working in an studio space accessible from the warehouse floor, Ben will inspire visitors to MFTA to make …

RENEW, REVIVE, REJOICE

RENEW, REVIVE, REJOICE

Posted on December 28, 2012 by

How many ways can something be reused or repurposed? Here at MFTA we talk a lot about appropriation, transformation, reuse, and disposal. Whether it’s a CD case transformed into a clock, a plastic container morphed into a puppet, records built …

Opening reception for “Carried Away” is rescheduled for December 4

Opening reception for “Carried Away” is rescheduled for December 4

Posted on November 8, 2012 by

Opening Reception – Carried Away: Sculpture by Beth Williams Garrett Tuesday, December 4, 6 – 8 pm (free and open to the public, RSVP required) Friends of MFTA is pleased to present Carried Away: Sculpture by Beth Williams Garrett, an …

Join us for the opening of Carried Away: Sculpture by Beth Williams Garrett

Join us for the opening of Carried Away: Sculpture by Beth Williams Garrett

Posted on November 1, 2012 by

THE RECEPTION HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. Opening Reception – Carried Away: Sculpture by Beth Williams Garrett Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friends of MFTA is pleased to present Carried Away: Sculpture by Beth …

Beth Williams Garrett named artist-in-residence at Materials for the Arts

Beth Williams Garrett named artist-in-residence at Materials for the Arts

Posted on September 28, 2012 by

Friends of MFTA is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Williams Garrett as artist-in-residence at Materials for the Arts. During her two-month residency at the MFTA warehouse this fall, Garrett will create new sculpture for a solo exhibition at …

Installation workshop this month at Socrates Sculpture Park!

Installation workshop this month at Socrates Sculpture Park!

Posted on August 21, 2012 by

Today at the MFTA warehouse, we ran into Shaun Leonardo, director of public programs at Socrates Sculpture Park, along with artists Thom Sokoloski and Jenny-Anne McCowan. At 4 pm today, along with every other weekday until August 31, the artists …

What does a Creative Infusion look like at school?

What does a Creative Infusion look like at school?

Posted on June 29, 2012 by

With free MFTA supplies and a bit of training, you can unleash your students’ creativity,  making your school a more vibrant and welcoming place to be! Using free MFTA supplies, students at IS 231 in Queens studied the Industrial Revolution …

Green Inspired Art

Green Inspired Art

Posted on May 2, 2012 by

Two hours spent developing communication and improving professional cognitive skills may sound like the makings of a dry seminar, but not when art is involved! Green Inspired Art is an exciting challenge that brings together teams from different businesses for …

This Third Thursday: Animation Dance Party

This Third Thursday: Animation Dance Party

Posted on April 16, 2012 by

It is already the third week of the month, which means it is time for the next Third Thursday here at MFTA. This Thursday join us for our next installment: Animation Dance Party Thursday, April 19, from 7-9 pm: First, …