Coming Together to Celebrate Creative Reuse

Friends of Materials for the Arts believes in fostering a sense of community around Creative Reuse. Once a month, MFTA opens its doors for a variety of community events, including performances, artist workshops, discussions and gallery openings. Engage with the MFTA team and Artists in Residence while enjoying and participating in creative activities. Events take place the Third Thursday of every month. All are free and open to the public.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have transformed our programming for the the virtual space. We now host Third Thursday events, where attendees can tune in on our YouTube channel. You can explore recording of our recent events below.

Creative Reuse Holiday Crafts
With Pamela Isaac | December 2020

Mapping, Observing & Communicating
A Conversation with John Landewe | November 2020

Upcycled Mask Making with Joy Suarez | October 2020

Guided Exhibition Tour: “Phase 2: See something, Say something”
By Tijay Mohammed | September 2020

Reused Shop Rags
A Conversation with Jason Rohlf | August 2020

Race, Art & Identity
A Conversation with Shawn Leonardo | July 2020

Artist Talk with Tijay Mohammed 
MFTA Spring 2020 Artist-in-Residence | June 2020

Virtual Talk: Art, Architecture & Sustainability
Lars Fisk and Michael Arad | May 2020


“Archetypes: A Visual Soundtrack” by Dario Mohr – MFTA Gallery Exhibition Opening

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the virtual opening of the solo exhibition by MFTA's Fall 2020 Artist-in-Residence, Dario Mohr. While working at MFTA, Mohr has transformed fabric, furniture, and found objects into twelve shrine-like assemblage works...

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