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January 2020

Make Mitten Puppets with Author Fran Quittel

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of puppet making and storytelling with accomplished author, Fran Quittel.

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Free

December 2019

Gallery Exhibition Opening: “Loose Ends” by Whitney Oldenburg

December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the exhibition opening of Loose Ends by MFTA’s Fall 2019 Artist-in-Residence Whitney Oldenburg. At the event, enjoy a live violin performance by Whitney Biennial artist, Laura Ortman.

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Free

November 2019

Dance Performance and Artmaking

November 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Explore the connection between performance and design with Valerie Green/Dance Entropy. Make your own head sculpture inspired by VG/DE’s contemporary performance Utopia...

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Free

September 2019

Geometric sculptures made from cardboard are reflected in red, organge, and blue Plexiglas.

Gallery Exhibit Opening: “Unknown Numbers” & Artmaking

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the exhibition opening of "Unknown Numbers" by Roberto Visani. Visani will be showing new sculptures, photographs, and drawings created during his Spring residency at Materials for the Arts. Inspired by traditional African figurative sculpture...

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Free

August 2019

Artist Talk: Roberto Visani and Michael Kelly Williams

August 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a conversation with our current and former Artists-in-Residence, Roberto Visani and Michael Kelly Williams. The two will discuss their art, personal stories, creative reuse, racial identity, and politics, during this special celebration of artists.

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Free

July 2019

Gallery Exhibit Opening: “The Artists of Materials for the Arts”

July 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MFTA invites you to celebrate our newest gallery exhibit, The Artists of Materials for the Arts. This exhibit showcases artwork created by MFTA staff and teaching artists...

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Free

June 2019

Make Percussion Instruments with Louie Miranda

June 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn unique ways to create percussion instruments and build them yourself with reusable materials from Materials for the Arts...

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Free

April 2019

Contemporary Reuse 2019 – Gallery Opening and Art Making

April 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the gallery opening for Contemporary Reuse, a yearly exhibition which brings together the work of current and impactful artists who celebrate reusable materials in their art practice. On display are a wide variety of explorations into reuse in art.

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Free

March 2019

Aquaponics Sculptures – MFTA Third Thursday

March 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come to Materials for the Arts to learn how to grow plants in unique places, and learn how to build aquaponics systems with reusable materials...

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Free

February 2019

Quilting Workshop – MFTA Third Thursday

February 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an exciting evening of quilting. Working with unique, reused pieces of fabric, participants will be invited to create their very own quilt blocks. As one of  NYC’s premier fiber and needle arts organizations, Harlem Needle Arts presents this Third Thursday workshop as part of MFTA’s Black Future(s) Month celebration weaving together traditional African-American art forms with innovative quilting techniques. Artist Laura R. Gadson will lead the workshop and teach attendees how to blend textiles, and see everyday materials…

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