Tag Archives: MFTA

Daring to do more

It is always great when people we know are publicly recognized by the press and media outlets for their good work. That happened about two weeks when the NY Times did a piece on our friend and Friends of Materials … Continue reading

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Hypnotized at Grand Central Station

Today we took an early lunch and headed over to Grand Central to see Nick Cave’s amazing performance piece – Heard NY.  This combines all of our favorite art forms – dance, visual art, music, site specific performance art, creative material … Continue reading

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CRAYONS….lots of them!

DONOR SPOTLIGHT: David Stark Design and Production Since 2008, David Stark Design and Production has been donating some of the most inspiring, imaginative and useful donations to MFTA. From feathers, fabric and faux flowers, to glitter, sand and bales of … Continue reading

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Vote for MFTA in the Chase Giving contest!

Materials for the Arts has been nominated for the Chase Community Giving Program. With enough votes from friends like you, we have a chance at winning grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000. The charities who get the most votes win. … Continue reading

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Fall Art of Reuse Workshop Series for community-based educators

10-hour Professional Development Series for Community-based Educators Learn to make a variety of art projects by creatively reusing items from the recycling bin and free supplies from Materials for the Arts. During this 10-hour professional development series participants create their … Continue reading

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MFTA’s Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party is Tuesday, October 23!

SAVE THE DATE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 6-10 pm For one magical night, the MFTA warehouse is transformed as we host 300 guests who decorate masks, enjoy performances, eat, drink, and dance the night away. The Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party is … Continue reading

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Back to school is Poppin at MFTA

Thanks to Poppin, we have a huge donation of pens, markers, and tape dispensers – they are a welcome, bright addition to any MFTA recipient’s desk! We have more back-to-school donations featured on our Facebook page!

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Installation workshop this month at Socrates Sculpture Park!

Today at the MFTA warehouse, we ran into Shaun Leonardo, director of public programs at Socrates Sculpture Park, along with artists Thom Sokoloski and Jenny-Anne McCowan. At 4 pm today, along with every other weekday until August 31, the artists … Continue reading

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Teachers: Art, literacy and P Credits this fall at MFTA

Project Based Learning: Reuse in English Language Arts Starts Saturday, September 22 Advanced Course for ELA-integrated Art Projects Build student success by learning to use items from the recycling bin and free supplies from MFTA for classroom projects and presentations. … Continue reading

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MoMA goes Dumpster diving at MFTA!

We were thrilled to welcome a group of teenagers participating in MoMA’s Dumpster Diving: Making Art from Found and Scavenged Materials summer program. The Modern, an MFTA recipient since 1996, is one of the best spots in the city to check … Continue reading

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