Art

Red Solo Cup, Let’s Not Fill You Up

Reigning as the top party school comes at a cost.

A group of Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF students have created a public art installation of Solo cups to address the environmental effects of waste and party culture in Syracuse.



Check This Out: The Salt Market

Sixth Annual Salt Market to Showcase Artist’s Work this Saturday

Artists and designers will fill two floors of SKY Armory (351 S. Clinton St) for the sixth annual Salt Market this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will include everything from silk-screened tea towels and fairy tale-inspired prints to dewdrop leaf pendants and chai tea lip balm.



Makerspace Provides Home for Doers, Learners

A collaborative space, where creative people could come together and share their expertise

Michael Giannattasio didn’t realize he wanted to create a makerspace.



Artist and Filmmaker Isaac Julien Exhibits Work in Syracuse

The Everson Museum of Art screened Julien’s film to open this year’s Urban Video Project series, “Celestial Navigation: A Year into the Afro Future.”

Celebrated visual artist and filmmaker, Isaac Julien, spoke at the Everson Museum of Art in downtown Syracuse on Friday Oct. 3. On the side of the building, the museum screened "Western Union: Small Boats (The Leopard)" to kick off this year's Urban Video Project series, "Celestial Navigation: A Year into the Afro Future."



Shooting Star

Writer Carl Mellor finds much to admire in SU Art Galleries’ salute to photographer Margaret Bourke-White

During her long career, Margaret Bourke-White demonstrated great flexibility as a photographer. She created images of steel mills, world leaders such as Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, wartime scenes and everyday people. Beyond that, she was a witness to history. At Syracuse University’s SU Art Galleries, Margaret Bourke-White: Moments in History 1930-1945 not only presents a large portfolio of her work but also traces stages of her career.



Provocative Images Highlight ArtRage Juried Show

Global Issues. Climate Matters. Social Change.

A group exhibition featuring more than 20 artists typically has differences and some commonality. That's certainly the case with Global Issues. Climate Matters. Social Change, the first-ever juried show in ArtRage Gallery’s seven-year history. It includes work by painters, photographers and a videographer, by artists who create prints or etchings. What they share is a propensity for heading down diverse paths, for interpreting familiar themes in a distinctive idiom.



Connective Corridor to get Arts and Culture Kiosks

Motion-controlled kiosks will be installed in the city.

Software developers and Connective Corridor planners gathered in a downtown Syracuse office recently for a demonstration of new, motion-controlled arts and culture kiosks that will be installed in the city.



Poster Project Blends Languages of Visual Art and Poetry

The Syracuse Poster Project is accepting haiku submissions until Sept. 5

Artist Roger DeMuth recently went downtown to snap photos of buildings and to study the city’s architectural details.



Exhibits Aplenty Set to Open at Local Galleries

Visual Art takes center stage

The autumn local art season is definitely a varied affair. There are restrospectives showcasing work by a painter, a sculptor and one of the influential photographers of the 20th century. Several shows will either depict scenes from nature or interpret humans' relationship with the natural world. And artworks will portray cloudscapes, Columbus Circle and 1930s Czechoslovakia, among many other subjects.



Dutch Masters

Carl Mellor travels to Utica’s Munson-Williams-Proctor to take in an impressive show of European paintings.

Hendrick van Somer’s painting of Saint Jerome depicts him as old and gaunt, for a moment glancing away from the manuscript in front of him. With quill in hand, he spent years translating the Hebrew Bible into Latin. The painting places him in an isolated location, perhaps a cave on the edge of a desert. A contrast between shadow and light invigorates the painting and highlights Saint Jerome.