Materials to Masterpieces: Children creating art utilizing reused materials
On Monday, several MFTA staff members visited this multi-media exhibit showcases artwork that was created by Parks Afterschool children with materials donated by Materials for the Arts. Parks program staff took a series of workshops with Materials for the Arts during 2008-2009. These talented programmers then took the projects back to their afterschool sites and shared them with the kids.
The 34 Parks Afterschool programs enrich the lives of thousands of New York City children by providing safe, supportive, and structured environments that support overall health and well-being. Parks Afterschool offers quality educational, recreational, and cultural programs that promote the social, physical, intellectual, and emotional development of children and youth. Parks Afterschool programs have long benefited from a close relationship with Materials for the Arts, a program of the Department of Cultural Affairs that provides thousands of New York City’s arts and cultural organizations, public schools and community arts programs with the supplies they need to run and expand their programs. Materials are gathered from companies and individuals that no longer need them and redistributed to the artists and educators that do.
The exhibit will be on view for one week from Monday, January 11 until Friday, January 15 @ The Arsenal Gallery. For more information, please contact Wanda Mojica, Citywide Program Coordinator at 212-360-3308.