Tag Archives: Long Island City

“Pleased to Meet You” : The Art of the MFTA Staff

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 … Continue reading

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MFTA hosts No Longer Empty’s Family Day fun

We had an incredible time making sculptures and instruments with No Longer Empty at the Clock Tower in Long Island City on Saturday, March 9. The afternoon of art-making workshops focused on making trophies and instruments with a treasure trove of materials, including … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Improv Theater

Seasoned MFTA shoppers know that meandering through our warehouse aisles leaves one susceptible to discovering unexpected treasures, a wandering imagination, and to thinking outside the box. In this particular case, we’re talking about the black box. Nestled amidst the brick … Continue reading

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Third Thursday: Wind Mill Making with Gregory VandeHey

Third Thursday Open Studio Workshop Wind Mill Making with Gregory VandeHey Every third Thursday of the month, Materials for the Arts hosts a free evening of artmaking and cocktails. This month come and make a personalized windmill with unusual supplies … Continue reading

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Salvaged Sounds Jam Session with Louie Miranda

The coolest place to be in NYC last night was not the rink at Rock Center or the Ear Bar in Tribeca. It was the art studio at Materials for the Arts for our monthly Third Thursday open studio. Last … Continue reading

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Workshop with Ghost of a Dream

In collaboration with 26 artists, MFTA recipient No Longer Empty will transform the vacant Bank of Manhattan building into a vibrant art exhibition, How Much Do I Owe You? Join Ghost of a Dream, the artist duo Adam Eckstrom and … Continue reading

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Third Thursday: Bookmaking & Artists’ Books Workshop

Third Thursday Open Studio Workshop Bookmaking & Artists’ Books with Joy Suarez Thursday, September 20, 6 – 8 pm Learn to make a variety of books using everyday items and fabulous MFTA supplies in this workshop with our Master Teaching … Continue reading

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Wet Wool: Photos from our Felting and Fiber Arts Workshop

We were thrilled to welcome fiber artists Beth Goldowitz and Sascha Ascher to lead our Felting and Fiber Arts Workshop last week! The workshop was extremely popular and filled to capacity within days of listing it online. Goldowitz and Ascher, … Continue reading

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FELTING & FIBER ART: Open studio workshop next Thursday!

Third Thursdays: Felting and Fiber Arts Workshop with Beth Goldowitz and Sasha Ascher of MFTA recipient Town Square Thursday, July 19, 2012, 6 – 8 pm Make your own FELT artwork in the MFTA studios! Learn basic felting techniques from … Continue reading

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The Art Neighborhood: an art installation about neighborhood in our neighborhood

Lisa Marie Ludwig sent over some photos of work she is doing at UnCanny Valley, a neighbor of ours located at 26-09 Jackson Avenue, right here in Long Island City. The work, sponsored by Chashama is called The Art Neighborhood and it opens … Continue reading

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