Tag Archives: New York City

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

Posted in Community Projects, News, Recipient Spotlight, Reuse Art | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making Room for Creativity

CUP (Center for Urban Pedagogy), an MFTA member since 2005, is known for their “Urban Investigations” — experiential semester-long projects with public high school students, where they give students the tools to investigate their own communities and use art and … Continue reading

Posted in Community Projects, DIY Projects, Education Center, News, Recipient Spotlight, Reuse Art | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Education Center, Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy last day of classes!

To New York City’s extraordinary  teachers, school staffs, and administrators: Congratulations on a great year. Enjoy your well-deserved summer break! If you’re teaching summer school, remember you can collect free MFTA supplies for your classes all summer long. Just use … Continue reading

Posted in Education Center | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Igniting creativity and community with New York City’s elders

SPARC: Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide is a City-wide initiative of the Departments of Cultural Affairs and Department for the Aging which brings unlikely populations together while improving the quality of life for many New Yorkers. An arts engagement program, … Continue reading

Posted in Community Projects, Education Center, Events, News, Recipient Spotlight, Residency, Reuse Art | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Movement Theater Company goes green

On a shopping day a couple of weeks ago, I was chatting with one of our recipients, Eric Lockley, one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of The Movement Theater Company in Harlem.  Eric and his colleagues were looking for materials for … Continue reading

Posted in Recipient Spotlight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Working together to give together” with the XL Group

Last Friday Materials for the Arts hosted a group of 18 eager volunteers from the XL Group’s New York offices as part of their eighth annual Global Day of Giving. Every year, XL’s employees “work together to give together” – … Continue reading

Posted in Volunteer Spotlight | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Going green with the Durst Organization

City & State has a great article today about the Durst Organization and their efforts to green their offices by recycling, reusing, and composting.  The article follows the journey of one Starbucks coffee cup collected from an office in the new … Continue reading

Posted in Donor Spotlight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Education Center, Events, Reuse Art | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment