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.
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.
JR, a Parisian artist, will receive the annual prize worth of $100,000 from TED conference.
TED conference, the California nonprofit brings together people of fields in technology, entertainment and design, planned to give the 2011 TED Prize worth of $100,000 to JR, an anonymous Parisian street artist, who identifies himself by his initials.
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.
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.
Wandering the streets of Florence is as much an education as class.
On an average Wednesday morning, I wake up to the sun pouring through my window. Breakfast is waiting for me on the kitchen table—a bowl of fruit, Nutella, colorful jams, and crackers, which are really more like biscotti. A brisk 15-minute walk and I’m at the Accademia and there it is—larger than life, Michelangelo’s David.
Clayscapes blends together the experience of a gallery, studio and classroom.
A simple material pulled from the earth -- clay. That’s what it’s all about at Clayscapes. Some galleries focus on paintings, others on sculptures. But at Clayscapes Pottery, the theme of the work centers around using your hands to mold, shape, and create a piece of art. Don’t be frightened by its warehouse-like look, or its off-the-beaten-path location. Clayscapes is a gallery for anyone who appreciates great works, created from raw, native materials.
Anja Chavez, the curator of the Warehouse Art Gallery, reveals the numerous behind-the-scenes aspects of curating.
Anja Chavez is constantly moving. From her office to the gallery. From the gallery to the entrance desk. From the desk back to her office, and beyond.
It’s all part of a museum curator’s job.
Chavez has been the curator of the Warehouse Art Gallery since September 2008, and has brought both local and non-local artists to Syracuse to display their work. After getting her start in Europe, she came to Syracuse to bring her passion for art to the community.