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Third Thursdays: DIY Fashion Extravaganza workshop with Culture Push’s Michael DiPietro!

Visitors to MFTA since late March have been greeted by a fierce warrior decked out in upcycled fashion. The warrior, a mannequin donated to MFTA by Barneys, shows off fashion created in collaborative workshops led by Michael DiPietro. We are … 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: Fashion Re/Action

Many of the works in WasteDiversions were created through collaboration, from  large-scale collage and assemblage made during Friends of MFTA’s open studio program, to today’s preview, Wearables and Costumes, from MFTA recipient Culture Push.  These works were created during Culture … Continue reading

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WasteDiversions Preview: Honest Abe and a yellow monster

Many MFTA recipients will remember the massive donations of American Eagle costume jewelery available at the warehouse earlier this year. Sabu, an artist and dedicated MFTA volunteer, scraped up the last broken bits of that donation for his intimate combine, … Continue reading

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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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WasteDiversions Preview: Call me on the line

In the words of Louis Aragon, “the real debris of human life,” are assembled, transformed, and on view at galleries and museums across the city: A couple of Dan Flavin’s brilliant fluorescent lightbulb constructions–and his preparatory sketches on milk cartons and cigarette packaging–are … Continue reading

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Collaboration makes collage, photos from last Thursday’s open studio

Last Thursday, MFTA opened its studio to the public, set out refreshments and a ton of supplies, and watched creativity flow. With guidance from Chase Carlisle, a professional artist who teaches with MFTA, participants in March’s open studio program created … Continue reading

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Presenting WasteDiversions

MFTA Gallery is pleased to present WasteDiversions: Sculpture and Collage from New York’s Waste Stream, an exhibition of new work by artists from MFTA recipients Culture Push and Vaudeville Park, as well as participants in Friends of MFTA’s open studio … Continue reading

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