THE MFTA GALLERY
Experience the Art of Creative REuse
In 2012, Friends of Materials for the Arts funded the creation of the MFTA gallery. This former hallway is now a dynamic exhibition space inspiring guests to see how artists integrate a wide variety of materials into their work and bring Creative REuse to life.
VISIT the MFTA GALLERY
MFTA hosts a about 5 gallery shows per year.
Free & open to the public: Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM
Planning a visit to the gallery? MFTA recommends you contact us ahead of time to ensure there are no program conflicts. Gallery contact email: email@example.com.
Spring 2019 Artist-in-Residence
Residency: March – June 2019
Art Exhibit at MFTA Gallery – Opening June 20, 6:00-9:00pm
Roberto Visani is a multi-media artist residing in Brooklyn, New York, and a professor of art at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Through his residency at MFTA, Visani works on computers to create designs for 3 Dimensional forms that he prints in large scale by assembling laser-cut pieces of reused plastic and cardboard. The final constructed forms are sometimes abstract slotted assemblages and sometimes reference familiar figurative statuary from the history of art.
Seeing Creative REuse in action is an invaluable source of inspiration for the public. The bi-annual MFTA Artist-in-Residence program invites artists who incorporate reusable materials into their practice to share their work with visitors.
The residency lasts for three months and concludes with a solo exhibition at the MFTA Gallery.
- Resident artist must already incorporate reusable materials or concepts of Creative REuse into their practice.
- Meet and work with students and visitors several times a month to give tours of the MFTA studio space, lead one art workshop on a Third Thursday.
- Private workspace and access to materials at the MFTA warehouse.
Artists interested in submitting relevant work for the MFTA Gallery are welcome to email a letter of intent and artwork images or website links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that MFTA Gallery primarily shows artwork that is created from the transformation of reusable materials. The MFTA Gallery offers Group Shows, monthly artist showcases, performances, as well as our competitive Artist-in-Residence program.
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