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May 2022

19
May

Exploring our Waste: A Creative Workshop with Artist sTo Len

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a workshop exploring our relationship to waste and the workforce that keeps our city clean and thriving with sTo Len, Public Artist in Residence for the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY). Alongside DSNY and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Len is launching the Office of In Visibility (OOIV), a multidisciplinary public art project that brings attention and understanding to DSNY’s critical but often invisible workforce.Enjoy an evening of art-making at Materials for the Arts as Len leads a series of creative prompts,…

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Free

April 2022

02
Apr

Project Based Learning; Making Books, Games and Props to Animate for Multi Media Presentations (Online: Spring 2022)

April 2 @ 9:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm

This course is designed for teachers who are interested in offering their students a deeper investigation of STEAM through project-based learning by using reusable materials and technology. Through guided art and technology instruction...

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$240.00

March 2022

24
Mar

MFTA Gallery Opening | “Everything and Nothing at All” by Barak Chamo

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Materials for the Arts for the exhibition opening of "Everything and Nothing at All" by MFTA Artist-in-Residence Barak Chamo.

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Free
03
Mar

“Gateways to Galleries” Exhibition Opening

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The NYC Department of Correction (DOC) and Materials for the Arts (MFTA) are pleased to present “Gateways to Galleries,” an exhibition of artwork created by people in DOC custody on view in the MFTA Gallery through March 14.

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Free

February 2022

28
Feb

MFTA Gallery – “Gateways to Galleries”

February 28 @ 9:00 am - March 18 @ 5:00 pm

The NYC Department of Correction (DOC) and Materials for the Arts (MFTA) are pleased to present “Gateways to Galleries,” an exhibition of artwork created by people in DOC custody on view in the MFTA Gallery. DOC has partnered with Materials for the Arts to bring the “Gateways to Galleries” program to Rikers Island, allowing individuals at DOC to participate in an advanced drawing course with wraparound support on how to prepare an artist statement, present a cohesive portfolio of artwork,…

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17
Feb

Artist Talk with Armita Raafat

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us online for a conversation with MFTA Director of Education John Cloud Kaiser and Armita Raafat, a contemporary New York-based artist who grew up in Tehran, Iran. Inspired by traditional Iranian architecture, Raafat blends her exploration of repeating geometric patterns with contemporary materials, bringing them into new cultural and historical contexts. Learn more about Raafat's artistic practice as she transforms found tiles, mirrors, glass, styrofoam, mesh, and fabric into works of art.   Armita Raafat has exhibited nationally and internationally…

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Free
12
Feb

Protected: Creative Infusion: Art and Reuse in the Classroom (Online: Spring 2022)

Creative Infusion is an introduction to a wide range of ideas, techniques and methods used for integrating art made with reusable and recycled materials across the curriculum...

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January 2022

20
Jan

Opening Event: “Everything and Nothing at All” by Barak Chamo

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at Chashama's gallery at Union Square for the exhibition opening of "Everything and Nothing at All" by MFTA Artist-in-Residence Barak Chamo. Using supplies from the MFTA warehouse, Chamo has transformed discarded technologies and relics of endless consumption into installations reflecting on the ways technology manifests in our daily lives. Chamo's practice is informed by his early career in engineering, and his work explores a wide range of topics, from mass surveillance to online misinformation and mechanical automation. MFTA…

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Free

December 2021

16
Dec

Exhibition Opening: “Co-creating The People’s Bus” by Yazmany Arboleda

December 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in person for the exhibition opening of “Co-creating The People's Bus,” an exhibition showcasing Yazmany Arboleda's Public Artist in Residence project created in collaboration with the NYC Civic Engagement Commission and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Free
16
Dec

“Co-creating The People’s Bus” by Yazmany Arboleda

December 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - February 17, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

“Co-creating The People's Bus,” an exhibition showcasing Yazmany Arboleda's Public Artist in Residence project created in collaboration with the NYC Civic Engagement Commission and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Created by Arboleda, "The People's Bus" is a retired city vehicle that has been transformed with input from New Yorkers into a community center on wheels to engage people in NYC’s civic life through beauty and joy. The exhibition at MFTA features works that trace Arboleda's original designs of the…

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