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About the Gallery
MFTA’s Gallery presents artwork made with materials and objects found at the Materials for the Arts warehouse. Exhibitions are seen by thousands of artists and educators when they visit MFTA for supplies, as well as students touring the warehouse during school group visits.

The Friends of Materials for the Arts Artist-in-Residence (MFTAir) program provides an artist with workspace in the Materials for the Arts warehouse, as well as the opportunity to create and exhibit new work inspired by the ever-changing warehouse inventory and other found materials.



Found and Funky by Michael Kelly Williams (December 15 – March 3, 2017)
Materials for the Arts is pleased to present Found and Funky, a solo exhibition of mixed media and assemblage works produced by artist Michael Kelly Williams during his fall artist residency at MFTA. Drawn from the expansive collection of found objects available in the MFTA warehouse, “Found” conveys the sense of affirmation in discovering new objects, while “Funky” pays homage to a popular jazz term meant to convey praise of an art piece having achieved its highest form. In Found and Funky, Williams transforms items once deemed unworthy of use into transcendent artwork.

Photo Credit: Barbara Korein/Materials for the Arts
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