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.

October 28, 2013 - 4:58pm
Review: The Everson Museum of Art debuted 'The Art of Video Games' at a reception on Friday before the exhibit opened to the general public on Saturday. The exhibit chronicles the evolution of gaming through the lenses of developers and players.

The evolution of one of the most progressive media is the focus of the Everson Museum of Art’s most recent exhibition: The Art of Video Games.

October 24, 2013 - 12:49pm
George Gittoes' exhibit at Light Work features photos mixed with painting and drawing to create a subtle yet intense atmosphere.

Photography can have a strong impact, and photos merged with other forms of art create a distinctive intensity.

George Gittoes and his Nothing is Enough exhibit for Light Work, which will be on display in the Robert B. Menschel Gallery in the Schine Student Center through Dec. 20, portrays the 1995 Kibeho Massacre in Rwanda. Though the bloody incident occurred nearly 20 years ago, Gittoes’ work makes the holocaust timeless.

October 9, 2013 - 12:32pm
Review: '40 Artists / 40 Years' features one photograph to represent each year the Light Work gallery has been open.

40 Artists / 40 Years: Selections from the Light Work Collection is an illustration of how photography is not just the reflection of life, but also a creative process of reconstructing everyday things and representing them in unconventional ways.

September 30, 2013 - 5:39pm
Combat Paper Redux encourages creative expression to help veterans cope with war experiences.

During the height of the Iraq War, many veterans were looking for a release when they came home -- a way to deal with the stress of combat and to cope with any trauma.

Out of frustration came the Combat Paper Project in Burlington, Vt. The project began when Drew Cameron, an Iraq War veteran, cut his uniform from his body, turned the cloth into pulp and created paper from it.

May 8, 2013 - 1:16pm
Music connoisseur Elizabeth Kahn recounts her journey from Syracuse to her favorite place in the world: The Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

Saturday, April 20: Jour Deux

10 a.m: I can’t manage to sleep in any later. Damn it’s hot, but I’d rather be in dangerously high temperatures than back in Syracuse.

Things accomplished: My first shower in the campsite showers was way cleaner than expected. Although there was a VIP Shower option for $10, my camping neighbor Ana and I decided that it was worth it to just wait it out for the free showers since other girls leaving the area said it wasn’t so bad. Felt very refreshed and ready for the second day of the festivities.

April 22, 2013 - 11:05am
DJ, actress, music video director and voice of Flame Princess on the hit animated TV series, 'Adventure Time': Jessica DiCicco is doing it all, and she's only getting started.

“Flame Princess! Flame Princess! Flame Princess!”

A crowd of people wearing fiery-colored dresses, red wigs, cat-eared hoods and green backpacks suddenly rushed the stage as Jessica DiCicco was deejaying.

January 29, 2013 - 3:16pm
The AM-JAM Family’s 27th Annual Tattoo Expo leaves its mark on Syracuse and its residents for three “ink-filled” days.

Syracuse hosts many art shows and exhibits, yet the latest highlighted a very different type of artists -- ones with needles as their paintbrushes and humans as their canvases.

September 30, 2012 - 10:11pm
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.