Thursday, April 14, 2011


Hello! We are once again gearing up for an incredibly active ARTLab this Saturday in our lobby from 1:00-4:00 pm. This month’s projects involve two of our artists-in-residence. We’ve been recruited by artist, Glenn Loughran, to help create pieces for his upcoming installation in Neighbo(u)rhood (opening May 13th). Visitors are invited to create origami paper fireworks with the help of MF volunteers and staff. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to an installation that will be shown here at the Mattress Factory during the running of the show.

Don’t have the mind for paper fireworks? Not a problem! We will also be creating smaller (i.e., easier to create) origami creatures for those of you who are intimidated by twelve pieces of paper. In addition, these tiny creatures will be scattered throughout the Mattress Factory galleries as a small nod of compassion to those who are struggling with the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011.

Create an origami creature this Saturday

For the past month and a half one of our artists, Yumi Kori, was here working on a piece for a special education project that will debut in September. During her stay, Japan’s earthquake hit and she watched her home struggle as the disaster unfolded. Yumi continued on with her work here but she will shortly be returning back to her home. To show our support, The Mattress Factory will be collecting donations for the Japan Society this Saturday to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan. Any little bit will help.

We would like to thank the many visitors that take the time to visit and to participate in our programs. The level of support and creativity that our guests offer constantly amazes us. Thank you and we hope to see you on Saturday!

Who? You
Where? MF lobby
When? Saturday, April 16, 2011, 1-4pm
Cost? None. Come on by.

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