Tag Archives: Sculpture

“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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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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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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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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RENEW, REVIVE, REJOICE

How many ways can something be reused or repurposed? Here at MFTA we talk a lot about appropriation, transformation, reuse, and disposal. Whether it’s a CD case transformed into a clock, a plastic container morphed into a puppet, records built … Continue reading

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Opening reception for “Carried Away” is rescheduled for December 4

Opening Reception – Carried Away: Sculpture by Beth Williams Garrett Tuesday, December 4, 6 – 8 pm (free and open to the public, RSVP required) Friends of MFTA is pleased to present Carried Away: Sculpture by Beth Williams Garrett, an … Continue reading

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Join us for the opening of Carried Away: Sculpture by Beth Williams Garrett

THE RECEPTION HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. Opening Reception – Carried Away: Sculpture by Beth Williams Garrett Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friends of MFTA is pleased to present Carried Away: Sculpture by Beth … Continue reading

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Beth Williams Garrett named artist-in-residence at Materials for the Arts

Friends of MFTA is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Williams Garrett as artist-in-residence at Materials for the Arts. During her two-month residency at the MFTA warehouse this fall, Garrett will create new sculpture for a solo exhibition at … Continue reading

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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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