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Paying it forward in Staten Island

These photos were sent by Wynter, an art teacher from Tottenville High School in Staten Island. She used fabric, buttons, and other materials from the warehouse to make bags, accessories, and hand puppets with her students. In her words, her “fashion … Continue reading

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WasteDiversions Preview: Join us for the opening reception TONIGHT!

Join us tonight from 6 – 9 for the opening reception for WasteDiversions: Sculpture and Collage from New York’s Waste Stream. The reception is free and open to the public. RSVP here and share the event via Facebook here.

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WasteDiversions Preview: Pepto stares with red eyes

This week we’ll be offering previews of MFTA Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, WasteDiversions, which opens this Thursday, March 29! Each day until Thursday’s opening reception, we’ll show two works featured in the exhibition. The assemblage above is a collaboration between MFTA … Continue reading

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Craft ideas for the holidays

        While browsing for some project ideas for the holidays, I came across a bunch that are incredibly relevant to our current stock at the warehouse, and they all happen to be from the Craft Blog. 1. … Continue reading

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Puppet photos from this weekend’s workshop

Over the weekend, MFTA teaching artist Pamela Isaac hosted a puppet making workshop at Society of Illustrators with artist Melissa Sweet. People of all ages attended and learned about how  items from the warehouse can be reused to make all different … Continue reading

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Bill Gates on education + NYT on New York takeout containers = MFTA

This weekend Bill and Melinda Gates weighed in on schools, teaching, and education reform in the Wall Street Journal. The Gates summarize a Scholastic study commissioned by their foundation, which found that teachers want (surprise!) “more involvement from parents, more … Continue reading

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Big bear, little bear (dog)

New Yorkers may have noticed Urs Fischer’s “Untitled (Lamp/Bear),” the yellow 23-foot tall sculpture of a stuffed bear outside the Seagram Building on Park Avenue at 53rd Street. While I haven’t seen the sculpture, I saw a great picture (above) … Continue reading

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