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December 1, 2016 - 2:12pm
Earlier this year, six women artists in Rochester formed a feminist art group, Politits Art Coalition.

Politits is a made-up word, but you can’t say it on the radio.

Earlier this year, six women artists in Rochester formed the Politits Art Coalition (PAC), a grassroots feminist art group. Jacquelyn O’Brien, PAC founder and Rochester-based sculptor, came up with the idea as a means to create solidarity within the feminist artistic community.

“What I felt like I missed most was what I read about in second-wave feminism,” she said. “And that’s a group of women entirely and intrinsically dependent on ourselves.”

November 10, 2016 - 2:07pm
SU administration responds to backlash after filmmaker Shimon Dotan was disinvited from film festival, prompting conversation about freedom of expression on college campuses.

Art is a platform for political and cultural controversy. Syracuse University has recently received backlash due to taking back the invitation it offered to filmmaker Shimon Dotan, who was scheduled to visit campus to present his film, “The Settlers,” as a part of “The Place of Religion in Film” conference in March 2017.  

November 10, 2016 - 1:23pm
The Department of African American Studies spoke about how BLM has been reflected in art and literature at a lecture on Wednesday.

Syracuse University’s Department of African American Studies held a presentation on Wednesday about how the Black Lives Matter movement of today is reflected in different forms of art, history and literature of the past.

The presentation, called Black Lives Matter in Art, History and Literature, was held in 214 Slocum and consisted of three speeches, each delivered by a professor of both the African American Studies and English departments at SU.

April 25, 2016 - 8:05pm
A sustainability-themed music and arts festival brought people together to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Events are held worldwide in order to show support for environmental awareness and protection. This holiday is important to our community and our world, as the global temperature continues to rise and species continue to go extinct.

Syracuse residents raised awareness with Earthfest, a sustainability-themed music and arts festival celebrating Earth Day in Thornden Park Amphitheater on Sunday.

April 18, 2016 - 1:25pm
The dark downtown night welcomed a sparkling fashion show on Saturday.

More than 200 people gathered to see the chemistry between fashion and art at LSK Modeling and Events Company’s Essence of Art fashion show Saturday night at The Vault.

March 17, 2016 - 10:51am
Artists showcase their creations at "The Stories We Dream" multimedia exhibit at the Petit Branch Library.

A handful of female artists visited the Petit Branch Library to discuss their artwork on display for "The Stories We Dream" multimedia exhibit reception on March 12 for Women's History Month.

Congress designated March as Women’s History Month in 1987, and organizer Geraldine Greig has decided to show female artworks in public places every year since.

February 29, 2016 - 9:29pm
Syracuse student photographers show budding talent in companion photography exhibition to Helen Levitt's "In The Street."

The Everson Museum of Art’s photography exhibition, “The Way I See It,” is an unexpected and utterly delightful vision of Syracuse and its youth community. 

 

February 29, 2016 - 9:05pm
The Everson displays street photography created by middle school students in conjunction with Syracuse University's Photography and Literacy Project.

Children have always done well with Helen Levitt. They were often featured prominently in the late photographer’s work and the child’s play the photos captured are celebrated as the height of creativity.

November 15, 2015 - 8:46pm
Syracuse in Print and Light Work hosted a zine swap at Light Work on Saturday. A zine (pronounced, "zeen") is a mini magazine.

People of all ages trickled into Light Work through gusty winds  for a rainy day Zine Swap on Saturday afternoon.

November 6, 2015 - 11:08pm
Girl on Girl, a Syracuse feminist art collective founded in 2012, organized an exhibit focusing on the influence of past and present generations.

On Friday Night at the Spark Contemporary Art Space in Syracuse, the art collective Girl on Girl organized an art exhibit showcasing multitudes of art pieces ranging from videos, sculpture, and photography.