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9:00 AM-7:00 PM The Connective Corridor The Automobile: Design Considerations and Local Manifestations Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Beneath the Clouds Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-5:00 PM The Connective Corridor See Me Too Community Folk Art Center

10:00 AM-5:00 PM The Connective Corridor Green Eyes: El Viejo -- Work by Ben Cleeton Community Folk Art Center

8:30 PM Movies in the Park: Back to the Future Part II

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Syracuse Stage Seeks Community Members to Appear on Stage

OHA Seeks Local Art Submissions for "Snowy Splendor: Winter Scenes of Onondaga County"

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Syracuse Stage Seeks Community Members to Appear on Stage

Syracuse Stage is seeking community members to appear on stage alongside professional actors in two productions in the upcoming 2015-16 Season. In To Kill a Mockingbird, community members will appear as courtroom observers. In The Christians, a praise/gospel choir comprised of community members will sing throughout the show.

Prior experience performing on stage is preferred but not required. Selected participants are volunteers and will receive Syracuse Stage tickets, access to a professional rehearsal process, opportunities to mingle with professional cast members and other artists from around the country, and the chance to be part of a unique and inspiring production of an award-winning American play produced by the region's leading professional theatre. Auditions will be held August 14 and 15 at Syracuse Stage.

More information can be found below and online at To schedule an appointment, call Chris Botek at 315-443-4008.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Brief description: Harper Lee's classic American story of courage and justice. In a small Alabama town, a black man, Tom Robinson, stands falsely accused of raping a white woman. Many townspeople would see him condemned, but attorney Atticus Finch defends Tom and demands justice. Through the trial, Atticus' children Scout and Jem and their friend Dill come face to face with reality of racism in their small town.

Seeking: Seven persons of color, ages 18 and up, to appear on stage as African American courtroom observers. These roles require the ability to walk up onto the stage and sit during the performance for 30-40 minutes of focused attention.

Audition requirements: The audition will include a brief interview and a short improvisation.

Time commitment:
* Available for several rehearsals in February 2016.
* Available to participate in performances from Feb. 24 through Mar. 26, 2016, up to eight performances per week.

The Christians

Brief description: Do you have the courage to change your heart? Pastor Paul is much-loved and much-respected, but he has a difficult sermon to deliver. What will be the impact of his words on his loyal congregation? What consequences for his family? For himself? Playwright-to-watch Lucas Hnath invites people of all faiths and beliefs to engage in a conversation about the seemingly insurmountable distance between us. Set in a contemporary mega-church and performed as Sunday service with sermons, scripture, and a full choir, The Christians has quickly become one of the most talked about new plays in the country.

Seeking: Singers of all ethnicities, ages 18 and up, of all faiths, as well as non-believers, to be part of a 24-member praise/gospel choir. Hymns to be sung may include "Hold to God's Unchanging Hand," "Catch on Fire," "Farther Along," and "I Feel Like Goin' On." Participant requirements:
* A strong voice and clear diction
* An understanding of harmony and blending your voice with others
* Ability to quickly learn and remember parts (soprano/alto/tenor/bass)
* Familiarity with traditional evangelical gospel/praise hymns is helpful but not necessary

Audition Requirements: Community choir candidates should prepare one stanza of "Amazing Grace" to perform a cappella.

Time commitment:
* Available for about 4 rehearsals during the months of March and April.
* Ability to participate in performances from April 6-24, 2016, up to eight performances per week.

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OHA Seeks Local Art Submissions for "Snowy Splendor: Winter Scenes of Onondaga County"

Since its successful inaugural exhibit in 2013, the Onondaga Historical Association Museum is inviting area artists to submit their artwork and photographs for an upcoming exhibit highlighting winter scenes of Onondaga County in 2015. "Snowy Splendor: Winter Scenes of Onondaga County" will feature oil and watercolor paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs of vintage or contemporary winter scenes of Onondaga County. Last year OHA had a terrific response from local artists, who submitted 30 paintings, prints, and photographs of winter scenes. Building upon that success, OHA would like to offer another exhibit of these beautiful scenes in 2015-2016. Artists should submit their artwork by Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

Photographers are invited to submit digital photos (at least 300 dpi, printable at 11" x 17" size) to

Each artist submitting artwork will receive OHA's Incoming Loan Agreement, all artwork will be tagged with the artist's info, and each item will be photographed for additional identification. The exhibit will close on March 27, 2016.

For more information, contact Tom Hunter, Curator of Collections, at 315-428-1864, x320, or by email at

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