Light Work Gallery, 316 Waverly Ave. (443-1300), has two exhibits under way. In Walk No. 1, Ernest Pujol plays the roles of photographer, spiritual guide and observer; clad in a black robe, he walks through a Civil War cemetery in Charleston, S.C. He will be feted at an Oct. 3 reception and will lecture at 7 p.m. The second show, Images of a Girl, Images of a Woman, features the work of the late Cazenovia photographer, Rita Hammond, displaying photos taken of Lynn Moser as a college student and at midlife. The exhibit both reprises one of Hammond’s best-known projects and previews the publication of Images in book format; the book will be available for purchase.
At the Schine Student Center, Light Work’s sister gallery, the Robert B. Menschel Gallery, is displaying photos by Lucas Foglia, Sonya Lawyer and other recent participants in the gallery’s artist-in-residence program.
Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee St. (442-2230), kicks off its fall schedule on Saturday, Sept. 13. Founding Visionaries: Herb Williams and Jack White celebrates two artists who were instrumental in founding and sustaining the gallery. The late Williams, director of CFAC for more than 20 years, found that administrative duties prevented him from spending a lot of time on his own artworks. The new show features an extensive selection of his etchings, drawings and sculptures. White, who has exhibited his pieces in Syracuse, Auburn and around the country, has new work on display. A second exhibition, March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World, features original illustrations by Syracuse artist Landon Ladd. A reception will be held Sept. 27, 2 to 4 p.m.
A brand-new venue, ArtRage—The Norton Putter Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave. (474-1132), will open its doors on Oct. 8. The initial exhibit will feature artworks created through Combat Paper, a project in which members of IVAW (Iraq Veterans against the War) transform uniforms into paper art. There will be an opening reception on Oct. 11, 7 to 9 p.m., followed by an Oct. 16 event including a film screening and readings by IVAW members.
French kiss: The Everson shows off the outrageous stylings of teen queen Marie Antoinette through Jan. 11.
Downtown’s Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St. (474-6064), will open Marie Antoinette: Styling the 18th-Century Superstar on Sept. 20. The French queen’s fashion aesthetic is channeled into a contemporary exhibit, displaying 48 mannequins styled and accessorized with designs from the late 20th century and early 21st century. Jeffrey Mayer, an artist, fashion designer and associate professor of Fashion History and Design at SU, coordinated the show. Also premiering on Sept. 20 is Warhol Presents, which focuses on Andy Warhol’s early career as a well-known illustrator of women’s fashions in New York City. The exhibit, which features shoe illustrations, drawings of fashion figures and a recreation of a window display, also discusses connections to his interests in art, consumerism and identity. Both shows run through Jan. 11.
Another downtown venue, GallerY, in the YMCA, 340 Montgomery St. (474-6851), has an October exhibit based on collaboration between painter Deloss McGraw and poet W.D. Snodgrass. McGraw has painted over pages containing Snodgrass’ poems. There will be a reception on Oct. 7, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Syracuse Technology Garden, 235 Harrison St. (474-0910), is hosting Think Tech, a sweeping group exhibit. It includes Bob Gates’ image, “High Tide At Gay Head Beach,” Jennifer Jeffery’s acrylic work, and Sharon Bottle Souva’s fiber art, among many other pieces. The artworks, hung in an office space, can be viewed Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
This Friday, Sept. 12, through Sunday, Sept. 14, Armory Square’s Eureka Crafts, 210 Walton St. (471-4601), holds its ninth annual “sidewalk seconds” sale to raise funds for Craft Emergency Relief Fund, a national group which assists artists affected by illness, theft or natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. (See related story on page 6.) Eureka consistently finishes in the top five of galleries nationally holding benefit sales for CERF. In addition, Eureka is heading toward its 25th anniversary, with a celebration on Oct. 25.
The Warehouse Gallery, 350 W. Fayette St. (443-6450), is presenting Dreams of Promise and Peril: Projects from the JGS Collection. The exhibit includes Chan Chao’s images depicting people who have taken up arms against the Burmese dictatorship, surrealistic photo collages by Joseph Mills and photos created by the AES + F collective, in which they posed teenagers, dressed in white clothes and holding weapons, in the Sinai Desert. Melanie Pullen’s images, from her “High Fashion Crime Series,” recreate crime scenes. In one shot, a model, dressed elegantly, lies on the ground next to some pay phones. These are compelling images that also raise questions about media coverage of violent crimes.
Delavan Art Gallery, 501 W. Fayette St. (425-7500), has reopened after a six-month hiatus with Five Years at Delavan, an exhibition running from Thursday, Sept. 11, until Oct. 25. It features sculptures by Dexter Benedict and Donald Sottile and prints by the Atelier Four: Amy Georgia Buchholz, Bruce Muirhead, Jake Muirhead and Bill Salzillo. There will be a reception on Thursday, Sept. 11, 5 to 8 p.m. The Delavan is also introducing “Wild Card” exhibits that will run for a shorter period of time. Thus, C.J. Hodge’s paintings will hang from Sept. 11 until Oct. 4, and political cartoons by Joe Glisson, a cartoonist for The New Times, will be on display from Oct. 9 through Nov. 1.
The Joan Lukas Rothenberg Gallery at the Redhouse Arts Center, 201 S. West St. (425-0405), starts off the season with Sweet Dreams, featuring artists working in video, installation, sculpture and painting. It runs through Sept. 26, with a Sept. 18 reception from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery is open Wednesdays to Fridays, noon to 5 p.m.
Artist Phillia Changhi, who makes large color woodblock prints, is showing her work at Onondaga Community College, in the Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center (498-2787). There will be two receptions on Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Changhi exhibition closes on Oct. 1; five days later, photojournalist Matt Moyer’s images will hang on the gallery’s walls.
Skaneateles Artisans, located at 11 Fennell St. (685-8580), has opened a group show featuring Gretchen Hamlin’s blown glass jewelry, Tim Etter’s photos and Lisa Noviasky’s oil paintings. The exhibition runs through Sept. 30.
In Auburn, the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St. (255-1553), is presenting Highways and Byways: American Road Culture, an exhibit taking a long look at roads within the United States. The diverse artworks range from “Road King,” Deborah Walsh’s acrylic portraying a motorcycle, to “Wake Up Happy,” Sylvia de Swaan’s photo of a roadside scene on Route 5. The show runs through Oct. 18. Then on Nov. 2 the gallery opens its annual Quilts = Art = Quilts exhibition.
The Edgewood Gallery, 216 Tecumseh Road (445-8111), will host a Sept. 19 reception, 6 to 8 p.m., for a group exhibit displaying large oil paintings by Dan Niedzwieki, Dan Bacich’s paintings and new sculptures by Lauren Ritchie. Their works will hang until Oct. 31.
Le Moyne College’s Wilson Art Gallery, inside the Noreen Reale Falcon Library (445-4513), is the venue for The Unique Watercolor Style of Stephen Ryan. The show opens on Monday, Sept. 15, with a reception scheduled for 6 p.m.
At 3800 E. Genesee St., the gallery at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society (446-8920) is hosting PhotoImpressions, Crystal LaPoint’s one-woman show. She will be feted at a reception on Friday, Sept. 12, 6 to 8 p.m.
Associated Artists (699-5076) will stage their annual juried members show in the Manlius Library Gallery, located in the Manlius Village Center near the Swan Pond. There will be a reception on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit wraps up Nov. 1.
A few miles east of Cazenovia, Stone Quarry Art Park, on Stone Quarry Road off Route 20 (655-3196), is paying homage to the late Syracuse sculptor Rodger Mack with an extensive exhibition of his work. The show displays small bronze sculptures, larger works situated on trails at the Art Park, and a dozen works on paper. The exhibit closes Sept. 28.
Rome Art Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St. (336-1040), is featuring two exhibitions. Echo showcases Karen Tashkovski’s paintings; all of them are based on the artist’s muse, a cat moving through a geometric field. The second show presents new sculptures created by Thomas Besl. Both displays wrap on Sept. 26.
SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery (312-2113) is displaying three shows: Eco-Tankers: Exhibition by Bruce Conkle, Rocks and Rills: Nature Themes from the Permanent Collection and A Personal Landscape: Contemporary Art Quilts. The latter exhibit features works by 19 quilters from upstate New York, including Aafke Swart Steenhuis of Ithaca and Holly Knott of Marcellus. The trio of displays will end Oct. 19.
In Groton, the Main Street Gallery, 105 Main St. ((607) 898-9010), hosts Satterly Hill, a showcase of monotype prints by Christa Wolf; she was inspired by an upstate New York setting, a farmstead with vineyards. The exhibit finishes Oct. 19.
Emerson Gallery at Hamilton College (859-4396) has a fall schedule built on three shows: Dislocating the Center: Contemporary Chinese Art Beyond National Borders, Ali Weiwei: Fairytale and Cherishing the Past: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy from the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University. The exhibits run until Jan. 4.
At nearby Colgate University, Picker Art Gallery (228-7634) is presenting A Painters’ World: 20th Century Paintings and I See You: Drawings of Figures and Faces. Both exhibits close Nov. 16.
Utica’s highly regarded Munson-
Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St. (797-0000), features Picturing Eden, the photographic work of 37 internationally recognized artists who examine paradise as a mythic, multi-faceted place. It runs from Sept. 21 to Jan. 4.
And the Dowd Fine Arts Center at SUNY Cortland ((607) 753-4216) is celebrating the art of traditional printmaking in Paper Politics, which runs until Nov. 19.