Arts

Street Painting 2015 Readers’ Photo Gallery

by Staff

Some of the best photos shot by readers of the Syracuse New Times of the 2015 Street Painting Fesival

The 2015 Street Painting Festival on July 25 illuminated Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse with an array of colors and creativity. Below are photos submitted by our readers, showcasing their talent.



Heroin, Jail and Family Values

Photographer Ben Cleeton’s gallery, titled Green Eyes: El Viejo, displays the struggle of a convicted criminal to continue supporting his family

Photographer Ben Cleeton’s Green Eyes: El Viejo, on display at the Community Folk Art Center, deals with a time of crisis for a Syracuse family. Cleeton documents a six-month period when Luis Charlesman, also called Green Eyes, was out on bail and awaiting sentencing for felony possession of heroin. The exhibit moves beyond involvement with the courts to discussion of a family context, to Charlesman’s ties with his wife and two stepdaughters.



Street Painting Chalks Up Another Winner

The 2015 Street Painting Festival unleashed a barrage of colors on Montgomery Street in Syracuse

Artists of all ages painted the town every color one could imagine at the 25th annual Syracuse New Times and Family Times Street Painting Festival, which took place on July 25 in front of City Hall.



Jazz in the City Takes Sides

The traveling music series Jazz in the City returns to Syracuse in August

A reinvigorated Jazz in the City returns on Thursday, Aug. 6, for its first stop at Syracuse’s South Side. The traveling music series, which features national and local jazz artists, is designed to reach urban residents by placing the free shows in their backyards. The four separate music programs will take place on Thursday nights in different parts of the Salt City.



Return to Camp Firewood: Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer”

Sarah Hope previews Netflix’s mini-series follow up to 2001′s “Wet Hot American Summer”

The summer is about to get wetter, hotter and American-er. Cult comedy fans are already mixing up the bug juice and practicing their arts and crafts while posted up in front of their TVs, waiting impatiently for the big day. This Friday on Netflix, the full cast of Wet Hot American Summer will return for an eight-episode prequel titled Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.



The Evolution of Mixtapes

What is a mixtape? How have they evolved?

Before smart devices, music streaming services, and even MP3s and CDs, there were cassette tapes.



Jazz Fest Case Scenario

A roundup of the lineup featured at this year’s Jazz Festival which took place at Onondaga Community College last weekend

Midway through his climactic set during the Friday, July 17, portion of the Syracuse M&T Jazz Fest, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis launched his solo on Duke Ellington’s “Braggin’ in Brass,” a frenetic post-bop big band number. Sitting — not standing, as is the conventional deportment, Marsalis raced over the spiky contours with a wild, notey ride, a dense, accelerated filigree of minute detail, as if there was barely enough space for all he had in mind.



Pavement to Paint

The Syracuse New Times street painting festival will take place on Saturday, July 25

The Syracuse New Times and Family Times' annual Street Painting Festival marks its silver anniversary on Saturday, July 25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The action takes place in front of downtown Syracuse’s City Hall on Montgomery Street.



A Crafty Celebration

The AmeriCU Arts and Crafts Festival will take place Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26

The 45th annual AmeriCU Arts and Crafts Festival returns this weekend to downtown Syracuse’s Columbus Circle and surrounding streets. Artists, live performers and food vendors from across the area and beyond will convene from Friday, July 24, through Sunday, July 26.



Honoring the Haudenosaunee Heritage

The Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOfest will take place Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 as part of Artsweek in Syracuse

The ecological-themed Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOfest returns to Hanover Square, at the intersection of East Water and South Warren streets, on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, as part of the ArtsWeek festivities.