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September 30, 2012 - 11:11pm
Review: Creator Joe Blum's comedic webseries and the art inspired by it are greeted enthusiastically at a packed reception.

A packed house, techno beats, art and comedy filled Craft Chemistry on Saturday night for the artist reception of Howard Rights His Wrongs and 15 other local artists. Excited attendees from SU and the Syracuse community gathered to support creator, actor and writer Joe Blum in his reception for the webseries.

May 8, 2012 - 11:54am
Professional artist and Syracuse sports fan Michael Borkowski has applied his own original look to the school's popular mascot.

Michael Borkowski fell in love with Syracuse sports from the stands in the newly constructed Carrier Dome. The Syracuse native watched firsthand as Dick MacPherson rebuilt the football program and Jim Boeheim coached the basketball team to national prominence in the early '80s.

Only one thing confused Borkowski: the lack of an official mascot. Syracuse University hadn't yet adopted Otto the Orange, and was in the middle of a mix-and-match dark period of mascots that confused the young SU fan.

November 30, 2011 - 11:53am
The "Wheel," designed by Cort Savage, has been on SU's quad for the past 20 years — all 7,000 pounds of it.

Cort Savage hasn’t returned to the Syracuse University campus since he graduated 20 years ago.

Savage, currently the chair of the art department at Davidson College, received his master of fine arts degree from SU in 1991 and while he hasn’t walked through the school’s quad since graduation, his presence still lingers.

Resting between Hendricks Chapel and the Physics Building is Savage’s “Wheel” — a 7,000-pound wheel-like sculpture 8 feet in diameter and made of concrete, steel and glass. Savage designed it in his second of four years spent at the school.

October 11, 2011 - 2:45pm
New exhibition pairs vintage clothes and furniture.

A new exhibition from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) pairs original Arts and Crafts Movement furnishings, with an emphasis on those designed by Gustav Stickley, with clothing worn by American women during 1909-1913.

September 29, 2011 - 12:29am
The first-ever Syracuse Public Art Naming Contest is accepting entries until October 2.

Just off Armory Square in Syracuse there is a serpent with a head as tall as a lamp post. It’s big, blue and beautiful; all it needs is a name. That’s where the first-ever Syracuse Public Art Naming Contest comes in. October 2 is the deadline to submit names for the serpent sculpture, located at 350 W. Fayette St. The winning submitter gets a $50 Pastabilities gift card and bragging rights for as long as the serpent stands.

July 26, 2011 - 10:48am
Volunteers from 40 Below are working on a mural spanning two blocks to remind people of the impact the Erie Canal once had on the Salt City.

A dozen people clad in sandals rolled out baby blue paint onto Erie Boulevard in downtown Syracuse Saturday night between Montgomery and Salina streets, a two-block stretch converted from a fraction of the Erie Canal into dry land less than a century ago.

Approaching 9 p.m., the former national power building shone out down the boulevard, and the fountains bubbled behind public works barriers. To the South, the sky loomed dark and opaque.  

April 18, 2011 - 10:35am
On Saturday evening, Jerk Magazine hosted its first, soon-to-be-annual awards show. The magazine honored students and community members who do charitable and creative work but often go unnoticed.

Students dressed in artfully ripped tights, short dresses, and high-heeled boots mingled, nibbling their sushi rolls and finger sandwiches as thumping bass shook the walls of Smith Hall’s basement-turned-trendy-art-gallery.

Welcome to the 1st Annual Jerk Awards & Student Show.

The Jerk magazine staff and more than 100 students gathered on Saturday night to recognize groups and individuals doing “out-of-the-ordinary things” to contribute to their community.

January 20, 2011 - 4:17pm

Syracuse University has more than 30 sculptures and statues on campus.

The works range in date from 1890 to 2005 and in topic from Greek mythology to modern art.

Take a tour of the statues and sculptures on campus with the above map. Zoom out to see statues on South Campus.

 

September 24, 2010 - 11:08pm
Actress Reenah L. Golden uses her experience as a teaching artist to help her perform 16 roles in "No Child..." -- Syracuse Stage's 38th season opener.

If there’s one thing you can say about actress Reenah L. Golden, it’s that she doesn’t take things for granted. Take the moment she was offered the main role for a Rochester production of the one-woman play, No Child… by Nilaja Sun. 

June 12, 2010 - 7:33pm
Artists, students and volunteers combine forces to create art, vegetation out of a neglected space in downtown Syracuse.

A collection of Syracuse University students and local volunteers gathered in Lipe Art Park in April to clean up and prepare the area for gardening and art projects taking place there. Brendan Rose, a masters degree student in architecture at SU, used volunteers to mix cement for an art installation he is creating for the city. The installation is located in the center of the park and will serve as both a graffiti wall and shade canopy for the residents.