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.
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.
MFTA WILL PARTICIPATE IN THESE UPCOMING EARTH DAY EVENTS:
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.
Interested in an MFTA art-making booth or workshop for your site? Find more information on our Community Projects page.