If you’ve visited Materials for the Arts before, you’re aware of the treasures lurking in our warehouse, and you know about our educational programs spreading the word about creative reuse. You have heard about or even attended the Third Thursday open art-making workshops, provided to the public for free through support from Friends of Materials for the Arts. You may not, however, be so familiar with the staff who dedicate their time and energy to making sure everything at MFTA runs smoothly behind the scenes.
“Pleased to Meet You” is a gallery show introducing the public to works created by the staff members who make the magic happen here every day at MFTA. Works for the show are made of the kinds of materials commonly found in our warehouse. Fabric, paper, beads, and more are present in the mixed-media art on display. Some of the artwork is by our professional teaching artists and some by staff exhibiting art for the first time. Come take a peek at what we’ve been up and meet our staff members when our show opens on Thursday, April 11 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided and you will have a chance to find out more about Materials for the Arts. If you are unable to make the opening, “Pleased to Meet You” will be open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 10am-4pm until May 10th. We look forward to meeting you!