art

November 4, 2015 - 11:02am
Cindy Schmidt paints colorful, cranky cats for her Cranky Cat Collection.

“I started painting cats, and they have basically taken over my life,” said artist Cindy Schmidt.

Schmidt created the Cranky Cat Collection around 2000, after noticing her cat paintings were more popular compared to her others.

November 3, 2015 - 9:23am
SU junior Kate Browse delves into the process of making medical prosthetics by creating a plaster mold of her face.

Kate Browse, a sculpture junior, dove headfirst into pursuing her goal of discovering the process of making human prosthetics by constructing a mold of her face.

To do this, she and two other assisting sculpture majors mixed a skin-safe alginate with water to make a plaster-like substance. Her assistants then painted this mixture over her face, neck and ears. 

As a self-described claustrophobic, Browse said she first felt intimidated that she would have to breathe through two small plastic straws placed in her nostrils while the plaster dried on her face.

October 13, 2015 - 5:40pm
Students got creative at Paint Nite, a painting party Orange After Dark hosted on Friday.

With “What is Love” blaring over the loudspeakers, Claire McKenney looked around the Sheraton Hotel ballroom, which resembled more of an art studio than a meeting space.

October 12, 2015 - 6:08pm
The group hosted an artist social Thursday, where students presented their art and talent.

More than 70 students and alumni attended the Artist Social, hosted by the Black Artist League, on Thursday night at the Schine Student Center. Several students shared their talents and works of art with attendants and earned applause and support in return.

September 25, 2015 - 7:34pm
"Three Graces: Polly Apfelbaum, Tony Feher and Carrie Moyer" made their appearance at the Everson Museums Opening Night reception where the three artists discussed the meanings behind their work.

In Greco-Roman mythology, the three Graces were minor deities personifying joy, wonder and beauty.  These qualities were believed to comprise the core of creativity in Classical history.  Since then, artists have been painting and sculpting these divine figures.


April 18, 2015 - 9:56am
In the 2nd annual TED event, nine speakers, including two SU students, gave their presentations to a crowd at Watson Theater.

Syracuse University hosted its 2nd annual TEDxSyracuseUniversity in Watson Theatre on Fridan night. TED — short for technology, education and design — is a nonprofit organization that helps to spread critical ideas and innovative thoughts through short public speeches. The program is designed to spark conversations among individuals.

October 27, 2014 - 11:06pm
Fernando Orellana's interactive artwork at the Everson Museum draws from ghost folklore.

When a person dies, three to four months later, his house and belongings are often sold off in an estate sale.

“These are weird places. People act like vultures scavenging through all of people’s leftovers. Usually if you go there, a little late, all that is left are the dishes and silverware. The stuff that no one wants,” Fernando Orellana said.

September 21, 2014 - 4:00pm
A lack of sunshine couldn't dampen the storied Westcott neighborhood's unique offering of food, art and culture.

For Westcott residents and neighbors, overcast skies and a lack of sunshine couldn’t put a damper on the 23rd iteration of the Westcott Street Cultural Fair.  Despite the miserable weather, the people, food and vibrant culture of the historic Westcott neighborhood seemed to shine even brighter.

“What makes Westcott unique is the mix of different people that we have here. The energy and the activism of the neighborhood that you won’t see anywhere else,” said Marcellus resident Sondra Bromka.

November 20, 2013 - 7:03pm
Jordan Eagles, an artist who uses pig blood to create his work, will be speaking at the Everson Museum of Art about his inspiration. His exhibit, 'Red Giant,' will be on display through Jan. 5.

In 1998, art hobbyist Jordan Eagles slathered his canvas with red paint until it dripped down the white surface. The New York University student was trying to represent blood, but he was failing. His images looked flat; they weren’t coming alive like he’d wanted them to.

So he went to Chinatown and bought a pint of pig’s blood.

“I tried not being symbolic of the blood, but using authentic material,” he said.

He never looked back.

November 14, 2013 - 1:14pm
A partnership between the Everson Museum of Art and the Urban Video Project brought the community Avant Gaming, an event that showcased short films and artwork focused on video games.

Despite the snow shower on Nov. 12, artists, students and art enthusiasts filled the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art with warmth and curiosity.