MFTA in the community

You will see teaching artists from Materials for the Arts hosting art-making booths at a number of Earth Day events in April. The first of these events, GreenThumb’s 27th Annual GrowTogether, took place last Saturday at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.

A participant transforms a shoe into a planter during the GreenThumb GrowTogether (Photo by Barbara Korein)

According to the GreenThumb website, the event brought together a thousand community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking and greening inspiration.

John Kaiser, our education director, hosted an MFTA art-making workshop at the event. Participants in the MFTA workshop turned found objects from the warehouse into planters for small plants.

In this image (left) a participant covers a shoe, donated to MFTA from the Liz Claiborne brand, Juicy Couture, with magazine and paper scraps.


GetGreen South Bronx Earth Fest St. Mary’s Park, 147th St & St. Ann’s Ave, Bronx Saturday, April 16th, 12-4pm.

St. George Festival Tompkinsville Park, Staten Island Saturday, April 23, 12-6pm

GO GREEN! GREENPOINT! McCarren Park, Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Saturday, April 30, 12 – 4 pm.

A trophy being transformed into a platner (Photo by Barbara Korein)

Interested in an MFTA art-making booth or workshop for your site? Find more information on our Community Projects page.

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