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Events for Sunday, April 2, 2023

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Chromania Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Alison Altafi: Reverie Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Common Ground Everson Museum of Art (Read a review!)

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

1:00 PM-5:00 PM Members Exhibit: Spring Fever Associated Artists of Central New York

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land) Light Work Gallery

2:00 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

2:00 PM Dance Nation Syracuse University Drama Department

2:00 PM Setnor Student Recital Series: Jiana Curcio & Alex Talarico, percussion Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

4:00 PM *CANCELLED* Musique de Chambre pour Flûtes, Cordes, Harpe et Piano Civic Morning Musicals

4:00 PM Setnor Baroque Ensemble Concert Hendricks Chapel

4:00 PM Champions of Magic: Worldwide Wonders Tour The Oncenter

5:00 PM Setnor Student Recital Series: Paola Budani, piano Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

7:30 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Setnor Student Recital Series: Patrick Seward, voice Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Events for Monday, April 3, 2023

9:00 AM-4:00 PM An Abundance of Birds Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Members Exhibit: Spring Fever Associated Artists of Central New York

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land) Light Work Gallery

7:00 PM Conflict (1945) Syracuse Cinephile Society

7:30 PM Setnor Guest Artist Series: Leandro Pellegrino, guitar Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Events for Tuesday, April 4, 2023

9:00 AM-4:00 PM An Abundance of Birds Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Back to the Toon Age Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Members Exhibit: Spring Fever Associated Artists of Central New York

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land) Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

7:30 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Setnor Ensemble Series: SU Brazilian Ensemble Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Events for Wednesday, April 5, 2023

9:00 AM-4:00 PM An Abundance of Birds Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Back to the Toon Age Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Members Exhibit: Spring Fever Associated Artists of Central New York

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land) Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks Syracuse University Art Museum

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Chromania Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM 50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Common Ground Everson Museum of Art (Read a review!)

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Alison Altafi: Reverie Everson Museum of Art

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Climate Connections: Our Shared Future ArtRage Gallery (Read a review!)

2:00 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

5:00 PM Andrea Cohen Raymond Carver Reading Series

6:00 PM-9:00 PM Jazz at Timber Banks: Cherie Giraud CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

7:00 PM JCM Exposed: Briana Gilyard Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

7:30 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

Events for Thursday, April 6, 2023

9:00 AM-4:00 PM An Abundance of Birds Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Back to the Toon Age Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Members Exhibit: Spring Fever Associated Artists of Central New York

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land) Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

11:00 AM-8:00 PM 50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Chromania Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Alison Altafi: Reverie Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Common Ground Everson Museum of Art (Read a review!)

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Climate Connections: Our Shared Future ArtRage Gallery (Read a review!)

6:45 PM A Wee Bit o' Murder Acme Mystery Company

7:30 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Setnor Student Recital Series: Yiyi Zhang, voice Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Events for Friday, April 7, 2023

9:00 AM-4:00 PM An Abundance of Birds Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Back to the Toon Age Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Members Exhibit: Spring Fever Associated Artists of Central New York

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land) Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks Syracuse University Art Museum

11:00 AM-5:00 PM 50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Chromania Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Common Ground Everson Museum of Art (Read a review!)

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Alison Altafi: Reverie Everson Museum of Art

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Climate Connections: Our Shared Future ArtRage Gallery (Read a review!)

6:00 PM Setnor Student Recital Series: Stevie Mack, voice Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

7:00 PM Setnor Ensemble Series: JCM Orange Unified and Orange Juice Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

7:00 PM-9:00 PM *SOLD OUT* The Westcott Jugsuckers The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

Events for Saturday, April 8, 2023

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Members Exhibit: Spring Fever Associated Artists of Central New York

10:00 AM-4:00 PM An Abundance of Birds Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Back to the Toon Age Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Chromania Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Alison Altafi: Reverie Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Common Ground Everson Museum of Art (Read a review!)

11:00 AM Setnor Student Recital Series: Emily Truncali, cello Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Climate Connections: Our Shared Future ArtRage Gallery (Read a review!)

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love Syracuse University Art Museum

1:00 PM Musical Identities of Eastern Europe Civic Morning Musicals, featuring Hannah Comia, piano

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land) Light Work Gallery

2:00 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

2:00 PM Setnor Student Recital Series: Inelda Caushaj, piano Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

5:00 PM Setnor Ensemble Series: Guitar Ensemble Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

7:00 PM-9:30 PM *SOLD OUT* Mike Powell The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Chico Freeman Quartet CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

7:30 PM The Cadleys Steeple Coffee House

7:30 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Setnor School of Music Opera Workshop Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Events for Sunday, April 9, 2023

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Alison Altafi: Reverie Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Common Ground Everson Museum of Art (Read a review!)

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Chromania Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

1:00 PM-5:00 PM Members Exhibit: Spring Fever Associated Artists of Central New York

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land) Light Work Gallery

2:00 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

4:00 PM Malmgren Concert: Kozasa, Gleicher, and Kim Trio Hendricks Chapel

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Sunday, April 2, 2023


Art
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 2



Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways
Erie Canal Museum

Price: Free
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

Explore the journey of artist Augusta W. Brown up the Erie Canal into Quebec in 1890, through gorgeous sketches and watercolors of New York and the workers on the Canal. Augusta's journal, not seen since 1930, showcases her trip on a logging boat and the people she met along the way through detailed descriptions and drawings.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 2



50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work's 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work's permanent collection over the past 50 years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 2



Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A multibillion-dollar global industry that began as a recreational activity more than a century ago, the game of basketball is deeply rooted in our society and culture. Playing or watching the sport invokes intangible ideas and feelings — beauty, excitement, hope, triumph, joy, pain, defeat — experiences that define what it means to be human.

Artists have drawn creative inspiration from the personas and culture of the game for decades, and many in recent years have used them as a topic or metaphor to interrogate today's pressing social issues, from dismantling racial stereotypes and traditional gender roles to revealing systemic economic inequities, the effects of global commodification, and more. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works created by some of the most significant living artists in the United States, Hoop Dreams demonstrates how tightly intertwined contemporary art and life are with the art of the game.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 2



Chromania
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Color is an essential therapy for those cold and gray Central New York winters. The Everson embraces this with Chromania, a riot of kaleidoscopic color guaranteed to chase the winter grays away. In the wake of Impressionism, 20th-century artists developed a range of strategies to explore and employ color. Painter and educator Josef Albers taught that all color is relative, meaning that the appearance of a color can change based on other colors it is surrounded by.

Beginning with Albers' iconic Homage to the Square series, Chromania explores how subsequent generations of artists in the Everson's collection employ color in ways that are subjective and expressive as well as scientific and systematic. From the precise geometry of Peter Pincus' ceramics to the animated gesture of a painting by Jackie Saccoccio, Chromania provides dazzle and inspiration during the long months of winter.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 2



Alison Altafi: Reverie
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Alison Altafi is a self-taught fiber artist based in Syracuse. She explores fibers in unexpected ways, creating weavings-in-the-round that appear to be portals to other worlds. Their magical, otherworldly, textured, and fantastical abstract surfaces could be microcosms for the universe.

Altafi's unique process involves transforming metal frames into looms, which she then weaves onto. Unlike traditional weaving, where the tapestry is removed from the loom upon completion, with Altafi's process, the loom becomes a part of the internal structure of the work, providing both a frame and a structure. She uses the loom like a canvas, and the yarn becomes her paint.

For Altafi, the weaving process is just as important as the final work. It functions as a form of escapism, and is cathartic and meditative.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 2



Common Ground
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

To celebrate the new millennium, in the year 2000 artist Neil Tetkowski undertook a Herculean project: gathering clay from all 188 member countries from the United Nations. With these clay samples, Tetkowski created a suitably monumental work that debuted at United Nations headquarters in New York City—the Common Ground World Mandala. Measuring seven feet in diameter and more than nine feet high, Tetkowski's sculpture is a testament to the artist's ability to think beyond boundaries—of scale, of geography, and of politics.

"Common Ground" uses Tetkowski's World Mandala as the centerpiece of an exhibition that showcases the Everson's vast collection of world ceramics. From ancient Mesopotamian and Greek pottery to contemporary Zulu beer brewing vessels and a life-size terracotta horse built by Indian priests, the Everson's collection traces the evolution of ceramics across cultures over thousands of years. Because of Syracuse's focus on welcoming immigrants and refugees to the community, there are over 70 languages spoken in city schools. "Common Ground" uses ceramics, one of humankind's oldest art forms, to remind us of our shared bonds with the earth.

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 2



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A new exhibition of critical artworks by acclaimed international artist Rina Banerjee explores the meaning of home in diasporic communities and invites viewers to tell their own stories of identity, place, and belonging.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 2



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Dreams Deferred: Reflections on Liberty, Equality, and Sovereignty in U.S. Art" examines the idea of freedom in the United States as expressed in art, including its possibilities, its oversights, its uneven implementation, and its attacks on Indigenous sovereignty. Curated by incoming Master of Arts students in art history and under the direction of Associate Professor Sascha Scott.

Featuring work drawn from the S.U. Art Museum's extensive permanent collection, including newly acquired artwork, the exhibition highlights how structural inequities, oppressive histories, disenfranchisement, and degradation of personhood are variously perpetuated, elided, and disrupted in U.S. art. "Dreams Deferred" also highlights art that advocates for equality, accentuates personhood, and unmasks structural racism and histories of misogyny, enslavement, dispossession — violences that are still felt today.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 2



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The second iteration of The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih's work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 2



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum's collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.


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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, April 2



Members Exhibit: Spring Fever
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 2



Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land)
Light Work Gallery

Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Arko Datto's epic three-part series chronicles the lives of those living in the world's largest delta, variously known as the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta. Climate change has rapidly put this immense region and its inhabitants in danger. Even as the artist summarizes the complexity and scale of the challenges confronting both, he knows his time with this landscape is fleeting.


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Music
 

2:00 PM, April 2



Setnor Student Recital Series: Jiana Curcio & Alex Talarico, percussion
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
Syracuse University, Syracuse


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4:00 PM, April 2



*CANCELLED* Musique de Chambre pour Flûtes, Cordes, Harpe et Piano
Civic Morning Musicals

Price: $25
Park Central Presbyterian Church
504 E. Fayette St., Syracuse

An octet featuring flutists Lana Stafford and Dustin White, violinists Noah Fields and another, violist William Ford Smith, cellist Kate LaVerne, harpist Jessica Wilder Hart Wilbee, and pianist Sabine Krantz present chamber music for flutes, strings, and piano. This program will feature music of Jean Cras, Claude Debussy, and Yuko Uebayashi.


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4:00 PM, April 2



Setnor Baroque Ensemble Concert
Hendricks Chapel

Price: Free
Hendricks Chapel
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Join us for a program of 17th and 18th-century music performed by Setnor School of Music faculty and students. The Hendricks Chapel Choir performs Orlando di Lasso's Recordare Jesu Pie.


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5:00 PM, April 2



Setnor Student Recital Series: Paola Budani, piano
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
Syracuse University, Syracuse


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8:00 PM, April 2



Setnor Student Recital Series: Patrick Seward, voice
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
Syracuse University, Syracuse


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, April 2



Our Town
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"The life of a village against the life of the stars" is how Thornton Wilder described his heralded masterpiece Our Town. "It is an attempt," he wrote, "to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life." He succeeded with this graceful and poetic play — a heartfelt call to cherish every unimportant moment we're together and to embrace the true wonder and brevity of being alive. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? Whether in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, at the turn of the 20th century, or Syracuse, New York, in 2023, Wilder's enduring classic asks us to stop and ponder what truly matters, and to consider that for a great many of us the answers will be the same.


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2:00 PM, April 2



Dance Nation
Syracuse University Drama Department
Katherine McGerr, director

Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"This is a play about 13-year-old girls. It's also a play about women, ambition, and desire," writes Clare Barron about her 2017 Susan Blackburn Prize-winning play Dance Nation. Set in the pressure cooker milieu of an impending national dance competition, Barron takes us into the insular world of a team from Liverpool, Ohio, to expose their rivalries, competitiveness, support, and joy, and to reveal not only their sensitivities and insecurities but their fierce undeniable power. A refreshingly unorthodox play that conveys the joy and abandon of dancing, while addressing the changes to body and mind of its characters as they peer over the precipice toward adulthood.


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4:00 PM, April 2



Champions of Magic: Worldwide Wonders Tour
The Oncenter

Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse


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7:30 PM, April 2



Our Town
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"The life of a village against the life of the stars" is how Thornton Wilder described his heralded masterpiece Our Town. "It is an attempt," he wrote, "to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life." He succeeded with this graceful and poetic play — a heartfelt call to cherish every unimportant moment we're together and to embrace the true wonder and brevity of being alive. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? Whether in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, at the turn of the 20th century, or Syracuse, New York, in 2023, Wilder's enduring classic asks us to stop and ponder what truly matters, and to consider that for a great many of us the answers will be the same.


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Monday, April 3, 2023


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 3



An Abundance of Birds
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

Price: Free
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus

Photographs taken at Onondaga Lake by Tim Corcoran, Joe Fratianni, Sarah Beth Moses, Jeff Perkins, and Steve Ratliff.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, April 3



Members Exhibit: Spring Fever
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 3



Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways
Erie Canal Museum

Price: Free
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

Explore the journey of artist Augusta W. Brown up the Erie Canal into Quebec in 1890, through gorgeous sketches and watercolors of New York and the workers on the Canal. Augusta's journal, not seen since 1930, showcases her trip on a logging boat and the people she met along the way through detailed descriptions and drawings.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, April 3



Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land)
Light Work Gallery

Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Arko Datto's epic three-part series chronicles the lives of those living in the world's largest delta, variously known as the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta. Climate change has rapidly put this immense region and its inhabitants in danger. Even as the artist summarizes the complexity and scale of the challenges confronting both, he knows his time with this landscape is fleeting.


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Film
 

7:00 PM, April 3



Conflict (1945)
Syracuse Cinephile Society

Price: $4 non-members, $3.50 members
Spaghetti Warehouse
689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, Alexis Smith, Rose Hobart, Charles Drake, Grant Mitchell
Director: Curtis Bernhardt

One of Bogart's lesser-known (but still well-done) dramas casts him as an unhappily married man who plots to murder his wife (Hobart) so he can marry her younger sister (Smith). There are some interesting twists and turns in this one.


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Music
 

7:30 PM, April 3



Setnor Guest Artist Series: Leandro Pellegrino, guitar
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Schine Underground, Schine Student Center
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Leandro Pellegrino will perform as a guest artist of the Setnor School of Music's jazz and commercial music division. Pellegrino's performance will feature Setnor faculty member Marianne Solivan, bassist Steve Wood, and drummer Jay Sawyer.

Pellegrino has been steadily developing his reputation as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, he studied music composition and jazz improvisations during his teenage years. After earning his bachelor's degree, he auditioned for the prestigious Berklee College of Music and was awarded a full-ride scholarship to pursue his studies in jazz and improvised music.

In the fall of 2011, Pellegrino moved to the U.S to live his dream of being immersed in the country's fertile musical environment. Since then he has gained an impressive reputation among his peers and had the chance to work with many of the greatest jazz musicians on the scene. He has already performed with Dave Liebman, Danilo Perez, Manu Katché, John Pattittuci, Bob Cranshaw, Terri Lyne Carrington, Romero Lubambo, Eric Harland, Donny McCaslin, Gerald Clayton, Erik Truffaz, among others. He is also part of the Grammy Award-winning album "Beautiful Life" by the exceptional jazz singer Dianne Reeves.


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Tuesday, April 4, 2023


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 4



An Abundance of Birds
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

Price: Free
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus

Photographs taken at Onondaga Lake by Tim Corcoran, Joe Fratianni, Sarah Beth Moses, Jeff Perkins, and Steve Ratliff.


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, April 4



Back to the Toon Age
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Dave Hicock: traditional character animation artwork used for webtoons, local and national business advertising, computer games illustration

J.P. Crangle: 3D and wall artwork of original characters

Sharon Alama: fabric sock critters and handmade paper jewelry


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, April 4



Members Exhibit: Spring Fever
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 4



Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways
Erie Canal Museum

Price: Free
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

Explore the journey of artist Augusta W. Brown up the Erie Canal into Quebec in 1890, through gorgeous sketches and watercolors of New York and the workers on the Canal. Augusta's journal, not seen since 1930, showcases her trip on a logging boat and the people she met along the way through detailed descriptions and drawings.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, April 4



Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land)
Light Work Gallery

Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Arko Datto's epic three-part series chronicles the lives of those living in the world's largest delta, variously known as the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta. Climate change has rapidly put this immense region and its inhabitants in danger. Even as the artist summarizes the complexity and scale of the challenges confronting both, he knows his time with this landscape is fleeting.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 4



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A new exhibition of critical artworks by acclaimed international artist Rina Banerjee explores the meaning of home in diasporic communities and invites viewers to tell their own stories of identity, place, and belonging.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 4



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum's collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 4



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The second iteration of The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih's work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 4



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Dreams Deferred: Reflections on Liberty, Equality, and Sovereignty in U.S. Art" examines the idea of freedom in the United States as expressed in art, including its possibilities, its oversights, its uneven implementation, and its attacks on Indigenous sovereignty. Curated by incoming Master of Arts students in art history and under the direction of Associate Professor Sascha Scott.

Featuring work drawn from the S.U. Art Museum's extensive permanent collection, including newly acquired artwork, the exhibition highlights how structural inequities, oppressive histories, disenfranchisement, and degradation of personhood are variously perpetuated, elided, and disrupted in U.S. art. "Dreams Deferred" also highlights art that advocates for equality, accentuates personhood, and unmasks structural racism and histories of misogyny, enslavement, dispossession — violences that are still felt today.


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Music
 

8:00 PM, April 4



Setnor Ensemble Series: SU Brazilian Ensemble
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Samba Laranja, the Syracuse University Brazilian Ensemble performs under the direction of Dr. Elisa Dekaney.


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Theater
 

7:30 PM, April 4



Our Town
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"The life of a village against the life of the stars" is how Thornton Wilder described his heralded masterpiece Our Town. "It is an attempt," he wrote, "to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life." He succeeded with this graceful and poetic play — a heartfelt call to cherish every unimportant moment we're together and to embrace the true wonder and brevity of being alive. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? Whether in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, at the turn of the 20th century, or Syracuse, New York, in 2023, Wilder's enduring classic asks us to stop and ponder what truly matters, and to consider that for a great many of us the answers will be the same.


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Wednesday, April 5, 2023


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 5



An Abundance of Birds
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

Price: Free
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus

Photographs taken at Onondaga Lake by Tim Corcoran, Joe Fratianni, Sarah Beth Moses, Jeff Perkins, and Steve Ratliff.


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, April 5



Back to the Toon Age
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Dave Hicock: traditional character animation artwork used for webtoons, local and national business advertising, computer games illustration

J.P. Crangle: 3D and wall artwork of original characters

Sharon Alama: fabric sock critters and handmade paper jewelry


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, April 5



Members Exhibit: Spring Fever
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 5



Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways
Erie Canal Museum

Price: Free
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

Explore the journey of artist Augusta W. Brown up the Erie Canal into Quebec in 1890, through gorgeous sketches and watercolors of New York and the workers on the Canal. Augusta's journal, not seen since 1930, showcases her trip on a logging boat and the people she met along the way through detailed descriptions and drawings.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, April 5



Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land)
Light Work Gallery

Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Arko Datto's epic three-part series chronicles the lives of those living in the world's largest delta, variously known as the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta. Climate change has rapidly put this immense region and its inhabitants in danger. Even as the artist summarizes the complexity and scale of the challenges confronting both, he knows his time with this landscape is fleeting.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 5



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A new exhibition of critical artworks by acclaimed international artist Rina Banerjee explores the meaning of home in diasporic communities and invites viewers to tell their own stories of identity, place, and belonging.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 5



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum's collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 5



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Dreams Deferred: Reflections on Liberty, Equality, and Sovereignty in U.S. Art" examines the idea of freedom in the United States as expressed in art, including its possibilities, its oversights, its uneven implementation, and its attacks on Indigenous sovereignty. Curated by incoming Master of Arts students in art history and under the direction of Associate Professor Sascha Scott.

Featuring work drawn from the S.U. Art Museum's extensive permanent collection, including newly acquired artwork, the exhibition highlights how structural inequities, oppressive histories, disenfranchisement, and degradation of personhood are variously perpetuated, elided, and disrupted in U.S. art. "Dreams Deferred" also highlights art that advocates for equality, accentuates personhood, and unmasks structural racism and histories of misogyny, enslavement, dispossession — violences that are still felt today.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 5



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The second iteration of The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih's work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 5



Chromania
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Color is an essential therapy for those cold and gray Central New York winters. The Everson embraces this with Chromania, a riot of kaleidoscopic color guaranteed to chase the winter grays away. In the wake of Impressionism, 20th-century artists developed a range of strategies to explore and employ color. Painter and educator Josef Albers taught that all color is relative, meaning that the appearance of a color can change based on other colors it is surrounded by.

Beginning with Albers' iconic Homage to the Square series, Chromania explores how subsequent generations of artists in the Everson's collection employ color in ways that are subjective and expressive as well as scientific and systematic. From the precise geometry of Peter Pincus' ceramics to the animated gesture of a painting by Jackie Saccoccio, Chromania provides dazzle and inspiration during the long months of winter.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 5



50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work's 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work's permanent collection over the past 50 years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 5



Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A multibillion-dollar global industry that began as a recreational activity more than a century ago, the game of basketball is deeply rooted in our society and culture. Playing or watching the sport invokes intangible ideas and feelings — beauty, excitement, hope, triumph, joy, pain, defeat — experiences that define what it means to be human.

Artists have drawn creative inspiration from the personas and culture of the game for decades, and many in recent years have used them as a topic or metaphor to interrogate today's pressing social issues, from dismantling racial stereotypes and traditional gender roles to revealing systemic economic inequities, the effects of global commodification, and more. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works created by some of the most significant living artists in the United States, Hoop Dreams demonstrates how tightly intertwined contemporary art and life are with the art of the game.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 5



Common Ground
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

To celebrate the new millennium, in the year 2000 artist Neil Tetkowski undertook a Herculean project: gathering clay from all 188 member countries from the United Nations. With these clay samples, Tetkowski created a suitably monumental work that debuted at United Nations headquarters in New York City—the Common Ground World Mandala. Measuring seven feet in diameter and more than nine feet high, Tetkowski's sculpture is a testament to the artist's ability to think beyond boundaries—of scale, of geography, and of politics.

"Common Ground" uses Tetkowski's World Mandala as the centerpiece of an exhibition that showcases the Everson's vast collection of world ceramics. From ancient Mesopotamian and Greek pottery to contemporary Zulu beer brewing vessels and a life-size terracotta horse built by Indian priests, the Everson's collection traces the evolution of ceramics across cultures over thousands of years. Because of Syracuse's focus on welcoming immigrants and refugees to the community, there are over 70 languages spoken in city schools. "Common Ground" uses ceramics, one of humankind's oldest art forms, to remind us of our shared bonds with the earth.

Read a review!


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 5



Alison Altafi: Reverie
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Alison Altafi is a self-taught fiber artist based in Syracuse. She explores fibers in unexpected ways, creating weavings-in-the-round that appear to be portals to other worlds. Their magical, otherworldly, textured, and fantastical abstract surfaces could be microcosms for the universe.

Altafi's unique process involves transforming metal frames into looms, which she then weaves onto. Unlike traditional weaving, where the tapestry is removed from the loom upon completion, with Altafi's process, the loom becomes a part of the internal structure of the work, providing both a frame and a structure. She uses the loom like a canvas, and the yarn becomes her paint.

For Altafi, the weaving process is just as important as the final work. It functions as a form of escapism, and is cathartic and meditative.


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, April 5



Climate Connections: Our Shared Future
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Three local artists, Christine Chin of Ithaca, and Carrie Drake and Anita Welych of Syracuse, explore the natural environment and the consequences of climate change through their art.

Read a review!


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Music
 

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 5



Jazz at Timber Banks: Cherie Giraud
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: No cover charge
Persimmons
3536 Timber Banks Pkwy., Baldwinsville


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7:00 PM, April 5



JCM Exposed: Briana Gilyard
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse


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Poetry/Reading
 

5:00 PM, April 5



Andrea Cohen
Raymond Carver Reading Series

Price: Free
Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Andrea Cohen's poems and stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Glimmer Train, The Hudson Review, etc. A new book of poems, Everything, was published by Four Way Books in 2021. Other collections include Nightshade (Four Way, 2019), Unfathoming (Four Way, 2017), Furs Not Mine (Four Way, 2015), Kentucky Derby (Salmon Poetry, 2011), Long Division (Salmon Poetry, 2009), and The Cartographer's Vacation (Owl Creek Press, 1999).

Cohen's awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Glimmer Train's Short Fiction Award, and several fellowships at MacDowell. She taught at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown in the summer of 2022 and the MFA program at Boston University in the fall of 2022. Cohen directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, MA.

The reading will be preceded by a question-and-answer session beginning at 4:00 pm.


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, April 5



Our Town
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"The life of a village against the life of the stars" is how Thornton Wilder described his heralded masterpiece Our Town. "It is an attempt," he wrote, "to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life." He succeeded with this graceful and poetic play — a heartfelt call to cherish every unimportant moment we're together and to embrace the true wonder and brevity of being alive. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? Whether in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, at the turn of the 20th century, or Syracuse, New York, in 2023, Wilder's enduring classic asks us to stop and ponder what truly matters, and to consider that for a great many of us the answers will be the same.

(Open Captioned)


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7:30 PM, April 5



Our Town
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"The life of a village against the life of the stars" is how Thornton Wilder described his heralded masterpiece Our Town. "It is an attempt," he wrote, "to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life." He succeeded with this graceful and poetic play — a heartfelt call to cherish every unimportant moment we're together and to embrace the true wonder and brevity of being alive. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? Whether in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, at the turn of the 20th century, or Syracuse, New York, in 2023, Wilder's enduring classic asks us to stop and ponder what truly matters, and to consider that for a great many of us the answers will be the same.


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Thursday, April 6, 2023


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 6



An Abundance of Birds
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

Price: Free
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus

Photographs taken at Onondaga Lake by Tim Corcoran, Joe Fratianni, Sarah Beth Moses, Jeff Perkins, and Steve Ratliff.


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, April 6



Back to the Toon Age
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Dave Hicock: traditional character animation artwork used for webtoons, local and national business advertising, computer games illustration

J.P. Crangle: 3D and wall artwork of original characters

Sharon Alama: fabric sock critters and handmade paper jewelry


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, April 6



Members Exhibit: Spring Fever
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 6



Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways
Erie Canal Museum

Price: Free
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

Explore the journey of artist Augusta W. Brown up the Erie Canal into Quebec in 1890, through gorgeous sketches and watercolors of New York and the workers on the Canal. Augusta's journal, not seen since 1930, showcases her trip on a logging boat and the people she met along the way through detailed descriptions and drawings.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, April 6



Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land)
Light Work Gallery

Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

There will be an opening reception 5:00-8:00 pm and artist talk at 6:30 pm this evening.

Arko Datto's epic three-part series chronicles the lives of those living in the world's largest delta, variously known as the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta. Climate change has rapidly put this immense region and its inhabitants in danger. Even as the artist summarizes the complexity and scale of the challenges confronting both, he knows his time with this landscape is fleeting.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 6



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A new exhibition of critical artworks by acclaimed international artist Rina Banerjee explores the meaning of home in diasporic communities and invites viewers to tell their own stories of identity, place, and belonging.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 6



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum's collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 6



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The second iteration of The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih's work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 6



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Dreams Deferred: Reflections on Liberty, Equality, and Sovereignty in U.S. Art" examines the idea of freedom in the United States as expressed in art, including its possibilities, its oversights, its uneven implementation, and its attacks on Indigenous sovereignty. Curated by incoming Master of Arts students in art history and under the direction of Associate Professor Sascha Scott.

Featuring work drawn from the S.U. Art Museum's extensive permanent collection, including newly acquired artwork, the exhibition highlights how structural inequities, oppressive histories, disenfranchisement, and degradation of personhood are variously perpetuated, elided, and disrupted in U.S. art. "Dreams Deferred" also highlights art that advocates for equality, accentuates personhood, and unmasks structural racism and histories of misogyny, enslavement, dispossession — violences that are still felt today.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 6



50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work's 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work's permanent collection over the past 50 years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 6



Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A multibillion-dollar global industry that began as a recreational activity more than a century ago, the game of basketball is deeply rooted in our society and culture. Playing or watching the sport invokes intangible ideas and feelings — beauty, excitement, hope, triumph, joy, pain, defeat — experiences that define what it means to be human.

Artists have drawn creative inspiration from the personas and culture of the game for decades, and many in recent years have used them as a topic or metaphor to interrogate today's pressing social issues, from dismantling racial stereotypes and traditional gender roles to revealing systemic economic inequities, the effects of global commodification, and more. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works created by some of the most significant living artists in the United States, Hoop Dreams demonstrates how tightly intertwined contemporary art and life are with the art of the game.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 6



Chromania
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Color is an essential therapy for those cold and gray Central New York winters. The Everson embraces this with Chromania, a riot of kaleidoscopic color guaranteed to chase the winter grays away. In the wake of Impressionism, 20th-century artists developed a range of strategies to explore and employ color. Painter and educator Josef Albers taught that all color is relative, meaning that the appearance of a color can change based on other colors it is surrounded by.

Beginning with Albers' iconic Homage to the Square series, Chromania explores how subsequent generations of artists in the Everson's collection employ color in ways that are subjective and expressive as well as scientific and systematic. From the precise geometry of Peter Pincus' ceramics to the animated gesture of a painting by Jackie Saccoccio, Chromania provides dazzle and inspiration during the long months of winter.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 6



Alison Altafi: Reverie
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Alison Altafi is a self-taught fiber artist based in Syracuse. She explores fibers in unexpected ways, creating weavings-in-the-round that appear to be portals to other worlds. Their magical, otherworldly, textured, and fantastical abstract surfaces could be microcosms for the universe.

Altafi's unique process involves transforming metal frames into looms, which she then weaves onto. Unlike traditional weaving, where the tapestry is removed from the loom upon completion, with Altafi's process, the loom becomes a part of the internal structure of the work, providing both a frame and a structure. She uses the loom like a canvas, and the yarn becomes her paint.

For Altafi, the weaving process is just as important as the final work. It functions as a form of escapism, and is cathartic and meditative.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 6



Common Ground
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

To celebrate the new millennium, in the year 2000 artist Neil Tetkowski undertook a Herculean project: gathering clay from all 188 member countries from the United Nations. With these clay samples, Tetkowski created a suitably monumental work that debuted at United Nations headquarters in New York City—the Common Ground World Mandala. Measuring seven feet in diameter and more than nine feet high, Tetkowski's sculpture is a testament to the artist's ability to think beyond boundaries—of scale, of geography, and of politics.

"Common Ground" uses Tetkowski's World Mandala as the centerpiece of an exhibition that showcases the Everson's vast collection of world ceramics. From ancient Mesopotamian and Greek pottery to contemporary Zulu beer brewing vessels and a life-size terracotta horse built by Indian priests, the Everson's collection traces the evolution of ceramics across cultures over thousands of years. Because of Syracuse's focus on welcoming immigrants and refugees to the community, there are over 70 languages spoken in city schools. "Common Ground" uses ceramics, one of humankind's oldest art forms, to remind us of our shared bonds with the earth.

Read a review!


Back to list
 

 

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, April 6



Climate Connections: Our Shared Future
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Three local artists, Christine Chin of Ithaca, and Carrie Drake and Anita Welych of Syracuse, explore the natural environment and the consequences of climate change through their art.

Read a review!


Back to list
 


Music
 

8:00 PM, April 6



Setnor Student Recital Series: Yiyi Zhang, voice
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
Syracuse University, Syracuse


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Theater
 

6:45 PM, April 6



A Wee Bit o' Murder
Acme Mystery Company

Spaghetti Warehouse
689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse

Holy St. Patrick on a stick! Someone has stolen the pot of gold and now you and all the other leprechauns of Clover Union Local Number 7 have your little tails in a spin. The president of your local, Jimmy Jack Daniels O'Toole, is demanding that you get your wee bottoms over to the pub as fast as your little feet can go. If the International Fellowship of Little Knickers finds out about this, you'll all be turned into garden gnomes!


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7:30 PM, April 6



Our Town
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"The life of a village against the life of the stars" is how Thornton Wilder described his heralded masterpiece Our Town. "It is an attempt," he wrote, "to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life." He succeeded with this graceful and poetic play — a heartfelt call to cherish every unimportant moment we're together and to embrace the true wonder and brevity of being alive. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? Whether in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, at the turn of the 20th century, or Syracuse, New York, in 2023, Wilder's enduring classic asks us to stop and ponder what truly matters, and to consider that for a great many of us the answers will be the same.


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Friday, April 7, 2023


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 7



An Abundance of Birds
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

Price: Free
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus

Photographs taken at Onondaga Lake by Tim Corcoran, Joe Fratianni, Sarah Beth Moses, Jeff Perkins, and Steve Ratliff.


Back to list
 

 

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, April 7



Back to the Toon Age
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Dave Hicock: traditional character animation artwork used for webtoons, local and national business advertising, computer games illustration

J.P. Crangle: 3D and wall artwork of original characters

Sharon Alama: fabric sock critters and handmade paper jewelry


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 7



Members Exhibit: Spring Fever
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 7



Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways
Erie Canal Museum

Price: Free
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

Explore the journey of artist Augusta W. Brown up the Erie Canal into Quebec in 1890, through gorgeous sketches and watercolors of New York and the workers on the Canal. Augusta's journal, not seen since 1930, showcases her trip on a logging boat and the people she met along the way through detailed descriptions and drawings.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, April 7



Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land)
Light Work Gallery

Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Arko Datto's epic three-part series chronicles the lives of those living in the world's largest delta, variously known as the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta. Climate change has rapidly put this immense region and its inhabitants in danger. Even as the artist summarizes the complexity and scale of the challenges confronting both, he knows his time with this landscape is fleeting.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 7



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A new exhibition of critical artworks by acclaimed international artist Rina Banerjee explores the meaning of home in diasporic communities and invites viewers to tell their own stories of identity, place, and belonging.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 7



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum's collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 7



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Dreams Deferred: Reflections on Liberty, Equality, and Sovereignty in U.S. Art" examines the idea of freedom in the United States as expressed in art, including its possibilities, its oversights, its uneven implementation, and its attacks on Indigenous sovereignty. Curated by incoming Master of Arts students in art history and under the direction of Associate Professor Sascha Scott.

Featuring work drawn from the S.U. Art Museum's extensive permanent collection, including newly acquired artwork, the exhibition highlights how structural inequities, oppressive histories, disenfranchisement, and degradation of personhood are variously perpetuated, elided, and disrupted in U.S. art. "Dreams Deferred" also highlights art that advocates for equality, accentuates personhood, and unmasks structural racism and histories of misogyny, enslavement, dispossession — violences that are still felt today.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 7



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The second iteration of The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih's work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 7



50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work's 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work's permanent collection over the past 50 years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 7



Chromania
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Color is an essential therapy for those cold and gray Central New York winters. The Everson embraces this with Chromania, a riot of kaleidoscopic color guaranteed to chase the winter grays away. In the wake of Impressionism, 20th-century artists developed a range of strategies to explore and employ color. Painter and educator Josef Albers taught that all color is relative, meaning that the appearance of a color can change based on other colors it is surrounded by.

Beginning with Albers' iconic Homage to the Square series, Chromania explores how subsequent generations of artists in the Everson's collection employ color in ways that are subjective and expressive as well as scientific and systematic. From the precise geometry of Peter Pincus' ceramics to the animated gesture of a painting by Jackie Saccoccio, Chromania provides dazzle and inspiration during the long months of winter.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 7



Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A multibillion-dollar global industry that began as a recreational activity more than a century ago, the game of basketball is deeply rooted in our society and culture. Playing or watching the sport invokes intangible ideas and feelings — beauty, excitement, hope, triumph, joy, pain, defeat — experiences that define what it means to be human.

Artists have drawn creative inspiration from the personas and culture of the game for decades, and many in recent years have used them as a topic or metaphor to interrogate today's pressing social issues, from dismantling racial stereotypes and traditional gender roles to revealing systemic economic inequities, the effects of global commodification, and more. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works created by some of the most significant living artists in the United States, Hoop Dreams demonstrates how tightly intertwined contemporary art and life are with the art of the game.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 7



Common Ground
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

To celebrate the new millennium, in the year 2000 artist Neil Tetkowski undertook a Herculean project: gathering clay from all 188 member countries from the United Nations. With these clay samples, Tetkowski created a suitably monumental work that debuted at United Nations headquarters in New York City—the Common Ground World Mandala. Measuring seven feet in diameter and more than nine feet high, Tetkowski's sculpture is a testament to the artist's ability to think beyond boundaries—of scale, of geography, and of politics.

"Common Ground" uses Tetkowski's World Mandala as the centerpiece of an exhibition that showcases the Everson's vast collection of world ceramics. From ancient Mesopotamian and Greek pottery to contemporary Zulu beer brewing vessels and a life-size terracotta horse built by Indian priests, the Everson's collection traces the evolution of ceramics across cultures over thousands of years. Because of Syracuse's focus on welcoming immigrants and refugees to the community, there are over 70 languages spoken in city schools. "Common Ground" uses ceramics, one of humankind's oldest art forms, to remind us of our shared bonds with the earth.

Read a review!


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 7



Alison Altafi: Reverie
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Alison Altafi is a self-taught fiber artist based in Syracuse. She explores fibers in unexpected ways, creating weavings-in-the-round that appear to be portals to other worlds. Their magical, otherworldly, textured, and fantastical abstract surfaces could be microcosms for the universe.

Altafi's unique process involves transforming metal frames into looms, which she then weaves onto. Unlike traditional weaving, where the tapestry is removed from the loom upon completion, with Altafi's process, the loom becomes a part of the internal structure of the work, providing both a frame and a structure. She uses the loom like a canvas, and the yarn becomes her paint.

For Altafi, the weaving process is just as important as the final work. It functions as a form of escapism, and is cathartic and meditative.


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, April 7



Climate Connections: Our Shared Future
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Three local artists, Christine Chin of Ithaca, and Carrie Drake and Anita Welych of Syracuse, explore the natural environment and the consequences of climate change through their art.

Read a review!


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Music
 

6:00 PM, April 7



Setnor Student Recital Series: Stevie Mack, voice
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse


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7:00 PM, April 7



Setnor Ensemble Series: JCM Orange Unified and Orange Juice
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The jazz and commercial music (JCM) ensembles Orange Unified and Orange Juice perform.

7:00 pm: Orange Unified (select vocal ensemble)
8:30 pm: Orange Juice (advanced jazz combo)


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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 7



*SOLD OUT* The Westcott Jugsuckers
The 443 Social Club

The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

The Westcott Jug Suckers, Central NY's legendary misfit choir, are getting together for one of their rare appearances.

Known for their raucous shows, the versatile Jug Suckers bounce among Delta blues, ragtime, old jug band music, jump blues, R&B, and early jazz numbers interspersed with wisecracks, mischief, and participatory call and response singing with their audience.


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Theater
 

7:30 PM, April 7



Our Town
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"The life of a village against the life of the stars" is how Thornton Wilder described his heralded masterpiece Our Town. "It is an attempt," he wrote, "to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life." He succeeded with this graceful and poetic play — a heartfelt call to cherish every unimportant moment we're together and to embrace the true wonder and brevity of being alive. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? Whether in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, at the turn of the 20th century, or Syracuse, New York, in 2023, Wilder's enduring classic asks us to stop and ponder what truly matters, and to consider that for a great many of us the answers will be the same.


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Saturday, April 8, 2023


Art
 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 8



Members Exhibit: Spring Fever
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 8



An Abundance of Birds
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

Price: Free
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus

Photographs taken at Onondaga Lake by Tim Corcoran, Joe Fratianni, Sarah Beth Moses, Jeff Perkins, and Steve Ratliff.


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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, April 8



Back to the Toon Age
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Dave Hicock: traditional character animation artwork used for webtoons, local and national business advertising, computer games illustration

J.P. Crangle: 3D and wall artwork of original characters

Sharon Alama: fabric sock critters and handmade paper jewelry


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 8



Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways
Erie Canal Museum

Price: Free
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

Explore the journey of artist Augusta W. Brown up the Erie Canal into Quebec in 1890, through gorgeous sketches and watercolors of New York and the workers on the Canal. Augusta's journal, not seen since 1930, showcases her trip on a logging boat and the people she met along the way through detailed descriptions and drawings.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 8



50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work's 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work's permanent collection over the past 50 years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 8



Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A multibillion-dollar global industry that began as a recreational activity more than a century ago, the game of basketball is deeply rooted in our society and culture. Playing or watching the sport invokes intangible ideas and feelings — beauty, excitement, hope, triumph, joy, pain, defeat — experiences that define what it means to be human.

Artists have drawn creative inspiration from the personas and culture of the game for decades, and many in recent years have used them as a topic or metaphor to interrogate today's pressing social issues, from dismantling racial stereotypes and traditional gender roles to revealing systemic economic inequities, the effects of global commodification, and more. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works created by some of the most significant living artists in the United States, Hoop Dreams demonstrates how tightly intertwined contemporary art and life are with the art of the game.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 8



Chromania
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Color is an essential therapy for those cold and gray Central New York winters. The Everson embraces this with Chromania, a riot of kaleidoscopic color guaranteed to chase the winter grays away. In the wake of Impressionism, 20th-century artists developed a range of strategies to explore and employ color. Painter and educator Josef Albers taught that all color is relative, meaning that the appearance of a color can change based on other colors it is surrounded by.

Beginning with Albers' iconic Homage to the Square series, Chromania explores how subsequent generations of artists in the Everson's collection employ color in ways that are subjective and expressive as well as scientific and systematic. From the precise geometry of Peter Pincus' ceramics to the animated gesture of a painting by Jackie Saccoccio, Chromania provides dazzle and inspiration during the long months of winter.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 8



Alison Altafi: Reverie
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Alison Altafi is a self-taught fiber artist based in Syracuse. She explores fibers in unexpected ways, creating weavings-in-the-round that appear to be portals to other worlds. Their magical, otherworldly, textured, and fantastical abstract surfaces could be microcosms for the universe.

Altafi's unique process involves transforming metal frames into looms, which she then weaves onto. Unlike traditional weaving, where the tapestry is removed from the loom upon completion, with Altafi's process, the loom becomes a part of the internal structure of the work, providing both a frame and a structure. She uses the loom like a canvas, and the yarn becomes her paint.

For Altafi, the weaving process is just as important as the final work. It functions as a form of escapism, and is cathartic and meditative.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 8



Common Ground
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

To celebrate the new millennium, in the year 2000 artist Neil Tetkowski undertook a Herculean project: gathering clay from all 188 member countries from the United Nations. With these clay samples, Tetkowski created a suitably monumental work that debuted at United Nations headquarters in New York City—the Common Ground World Mandala. Measuring seven feet in diameter and more than nine feet high, Tetkowski's sculpture is a testament to the artist's ability to think beyond boundaries—of scale, of geography, and of politics.

"Common Ground" uses Tetkowski's World Mandala as the centerpiece of an exhibition that showcases the Everson's vast collection of world ceramics. From ancient Mesopotamian and Greek pottery to contemporary Zulu beer brewing vessels and a life-size terracotta horse built by Indian priests, the Everson's collection traces the evolution of ceramics across cultures over thousands of years. Because of Syracuse's focus on welcoming immigrants and refugees to the community, there are over 70 languages spoken in city schools. "Common Ground" uses ceramics, one of humankind's oldest art forms, to remind us of our shared bonds with the earth.

Read a review!


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 8



Climate Connections: Our Shared Future
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Three local artists, Christine Chin of Ithaca, and Carrie Drake and Anita Welych of Syracuse, explore the natural environment and the consequences of climate change through their art.

Read a review!


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 8



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum's collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 8



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The second iteration of The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih's work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 8



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Dreams Deferred: Reflections on Liberty, Equality, and Sovereignty in U.S. Art" examines the idea of freedom in the United States as expressed in art, including its possibilities, its oversights, its uneven implementation, and its attacks on Indigenous sovereignty. Curated by incoming Master of Arts students in art history and under the direction of Associate Professor Sascha Scott.

Featuring work drawn from the S.U. Art Museum's extensive permanent collection, including newly acquired artwork, the exhibition highlights how structural inequities, oppressive histories, disenfranchisement, and degradation of personhood are variously perpetuated, elided, and disrupted in U.S. art. "Dreams Deferred" also highlights art that advocates for equality, accentuates personhood, and unmasks structural racism and histories of misogyny, enslavement, dispossession — violences that are still felt today.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 8



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A new exhibition of critical artworks by acclaimed international artist Rina Banerjee explores the meaning of home in diasporic communities and invites viewers to tell their own stories of identity, place, and belonging.


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 8



Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land)
Light Work Gallery

Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Arko Datto's epic three-part series chronicles the lives of those living in the world's largest delta, variously known as the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta. Climate change has rapidly put this immense region and its inhabitants in danger. Even as the artist summarizes the complexity and scale of the challenges confronting both, he knows his time with this landscape is fleeting.


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Music
 

11:00 AM, April 8



Setnor Student Recital Series: Emily Truncali, cello
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
Syracuse University, Syracuse


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1:00 PM, April 8



Musical Identities of Eastern Europe
Civic Morning Musicals
Featuring Hannah Comia, piano

Price: $10
St. David's Episcopal Church
13 Jamar Dr., Dewitt

Pianist Hannah Comia presents Musical Identities of Eastern Europe, featuring solo piano works of Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko, Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, and Polish composer Frédéric Chopin.

A first-generation Filipino American, Hannah performs regularly as a collaborative and solo pianist. She has appeared at the CLA Berkshires summer Mozart festival, the Arabia-Kaikuu Festivaali, the Valissima Institute Young Conductors Program, in recitals at Helsingiin Musiikitalo and Paavalinkirkko, the CMM concert series of CNY, and the Finnish Wagner Society.


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2:00 PM, April 8



Setnor Student Recital Series: Inelda Caushaj, piano
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
Syracuse University, Syracuse


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5:00 PM, April 8



Setnor Ensemble Series: Guitar Ensemble
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The Guitar Ensemble performs under the direction of Kenneth Meyer.


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7:00 PM - 9:30 PM, April 8



*SOLD OUT* Mike Powell
The 443 Social Club

The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

A natural-born storyteller with a stage presence that's best described as "real." His spontaneous nature and extreme comfort behind a microphone create a vibe that engages audiences in a way that only authenticity can. His songs are filled with powerful imagery and thought-provoking themes but a Powell performance is much more than just a concert – it's an exploration into the human heart. Seamlessly weaving hilarious tales of everyday life with heartbreaking songs of tragedy, loss & blue collar hardship. Pulling from his catalog of over 200 original songs and accompanied by his musical companion of over 15 years, multi-instrumentalist John Hanus, they have become one of the "must-see" acts in Central New York.


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7:30 PM, April 8



Chico Freeman Quartet
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, students $10 at the door with ID
Jazz Central
441 E. Washington St., Syracuse

Saxophonist, composer, and producer Chico Freeman is a veteran of the bands of Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Charles Mingus, Wynton Marsalis, and countless others and is recognized as one of the most important jazz musicians of our time. He will lead a new group consisting of the Brubeck Brothers' Chuck Lamb, Peter Mack on bass, and drummer Harvey Sorgen, veteran of groups ranging from Hot Tuna to Paul Simon to Santana to Ahmad Jamal.


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7:30 PM, April 8



The Cadleys
Steeple Coffee House

Price: $15 suggested donation covers entertainment, dessert, coffee/tea
United Church of Fayetteville
310 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville


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8:00 PM, April 8



Setnor School of Music Opera Workshop
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

An evening of opera scenes.


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, April 8



Our Town
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"The life of a village against the life of the stars" is how Thornton Wilder described his heralded masterpiece Our Town. "It is an attempt," he wrote, "to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life." He succeeded with this graceful and poetic play — a heartfelt call to cherish every unimportant moment we're together and to embrace the true wonder and brevity of being alive. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? Whether in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, at the turn of the 20th century, or Syracuse, New York, in 2023, Wilder's enduring classic asks us to stop and ponder what truly matters, and to consider that for a great many of us the answers will be the same.

(ASL Interpreted)


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7:30 PM, April 8



Our Town
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"The life of a village against the life of the stars" is how Thornton Wilder described his heralded masterpiece Our Town. "It is an attempt," he wrote, "to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life." He succeeded with this graceful and poetic play — a heartfelt call to cherish every unimportant moment we're together and to embrace the true wonder and brevity of being alive. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? Whether in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, at the turn of the 20th century, or Syracuse, New York, in 2023, Wilder's enduring classic asks us to stop and ponder what truly matters, and to consider that for a great many of us the answers will be the same.


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Sunday, April 9, 2023


Art
 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 9



Alison Altafi: Reverie
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Alison Altafi is a self-taught fiber artist based in Syracuse. She explores fibers in unexpected ways, creating weavings-in-the-round that appear to be portals to other worlds. Their magical, otherworldly, textured, and fantastical abstract surfaces could be microcosms for the universe.

Altafi's unique process involves transforming metal frames into looms, which she then weaves onto. Unlike traditional weaving, where the tapestry is removed from the loom upon completion, with Altafi's process, the loom becomes a part of the internal structure of the work, providing both a frame and a structure. She uses the loom like a canvas, and the yarn becomes her paint.

For Altafi, the weaving process is just as important as the final work. It functions as a form of escapism, and is cathartic and meditative.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 9



Common Ground
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

To celebrate the new millennium, in the year 2000 artist Neil Tetkowski undertook a Herculean project: gathering clay from all 188 member countries from the United Nations. With these clay samples, Tetkowski created a suitably monumental work that debuted at United Nations headquarters in New York City—the Common Ground World Mandala. Measuring seven feet in diameter and more than nine feet high, Tetkowski's sculpture is a testament to the artist's ability to think beyond boundaries—of scale, of geography, and of politics.

"Common Ground" uses Tetkowski's World Mandala as the centerpiece of an exhibition that showcases the Everson's vast collection of world ceramics. From ancient Mesopotamian and Greek pottery to contemporary Zulu beer brewing vessels and a life-size terracotta horse built by Indian priests, the Everson's collection traces the evolution of ceramics across cultures over thousands of years. Because of Syracuse's focus on welcoming immigrants and refugees to the community, there are over 70 languages spoken in city schools. "Common Ground" uses ceramics, one of humankind's oldest art forms, to remind us of our shared bonds with the earth.

Read a review!


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 9



Chromania
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Color is an essential therapy for those cold and gray Central New York winters. The Everson embraces this with Chromania, a riot of kaleidoscopic color guaranteed to chase the winter grays away. In the wake of Impressionism, 20th-century artists developed a range of strategies to explore and employ color. Painter and educator Josef Albers taught that all color is relative, meaning that the appearance of a color can change based on other colors it is surrounded by.

Beginning with Albers' iconic Homage to the Square series, Chromania explores how subsequent generations of artists in the Everson's collection employ color in ways that are subjective and expressive as well as scientific and systematic. From the precise geometry of Peter Pincus' ceramics to the animated gesture of a painting by Jackie Saccoccio, Chromania provides dazzle and inspiration during the long months of winter.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 9



Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A multibillion-dollar global industry that began as a recreational activity more than a century ago, the game of basketball is deeply rooted in our society and culture. Playing or watching the sport invokes intangible ideas and feelings — beauty, excitement, hope, triumph, joy, pain, defeat — experiences that define what it means to be human.

Artists have drawn creative inspiration from the personas and culture of the game for decades, and many in recent years have used them as a topic or metaphor to interrogate today's pressing social issues, from dismantling racial stereotypes and traditional gender roles to revealing systemic economic inequities, the effects of global commodification, and more. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works created by some of the most significant living artists in the United States, Hoop Dreams demonstrates how tightly intertwined contemporary art and life are with the art of the game.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 9



50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work's 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work's permanent collection over the past 50 years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 9



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A new exhibition of critical artworks by acclaimed international artist Rina Banerjee explores the meaning of home in diasporic communities and invites viewers to tell their own stories of identity, place, and belonging.


Back to list
 

 

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 9



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Dreams Deferred: Reflections on Liberty, Equality, and Sovereignty in U.S. Art" examines the idea of freedom in the United States as expressed in art, including its possibilities, its oversights, its uneven implementation, and its attacks on Indigenous sovereignty. Curated by incoming Master of Arts students in art history and under the direction of Associate Professor Sascha Scott.

Featuring work drawn from the S.U. Art Museum's extensive permanent collection, including newly acquired artwork, the exhibition highlights how structural inequities, oppressive histories, disenfranchisement, and degradation of personhood are variously perpetuated, elided, and disrupted in U.S. art. "Dreams Deferred" also highlights art that advocates for equality, accentuates personhood, and unmasks structural racism and histories of misogyny, enslavement, dispossession — violences that are still felt today.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 9



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The second iteration of The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih's work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 9



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum's collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.


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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, April 9



Members Exhibit: Spring Fever
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 9



Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land)
Light Work Gallery

Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Arko Datto's epic three-part series chronicles the lives of those living in the world's largest delta, variously known as the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta. Climate change has rapidly put this immense region and its inhabitants in danger. Even as the artist summarizes the complexity and scale of the challenges confronting both, he knows his time with this landscape is fleeting.


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Music
 

4:00 PM, April 9



Malmgren Concert: Kozasa, Gleicher, and Kim Trio
Hendricks Chapel

Price: Free
Hendricks Chapel
Syracuse University, Syracuse

New York City-based artists Ayane Kozasa, viola; Isabel Lepanto Gleicher, flute; and Adrienne Kim, piano, bring their innovative and dynamic music-making to this program of contemporary chamber music that explores how artists create message and meaning through the non-verbal art form of instrumental music. These three amazing women performers are very active in the new music scene, having performed and premiered numerous works by living and underrepresented composers with elite music ensembles in New York City.

This program features works for flute, viola, and piano composed by Alvin Singleton, Ilari Kaila, Isabel Lepanto Gleicher, and Syracuse University faculty composer Nicolas Scherzinger. Scherzinger's work, Escape the Echo Chamber is influenced by philosopher C. Thi Nguyen's recent work on games and gamified systems, particularly social structures that systematically exclude sources of information, for example, when we don't trust people from the other side, or when we don't even hear people from the other side.


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, April 9



Our Town
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"The life of a village against the life of the stars" is how Thornton Wilder described his heralded masterpiece Our Town. "It is an attempt," he wrote, "to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life." He succeeded with this graceful and poetic play — a heartfelt call to cherish every unimportant moment we're together and to embrace the true wonder and brevity of being alive. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? Whether in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, at the turn of the 20th century, or Syracuse, New York, in 2023, Wilder's enduring classic asks us to stop and ponder what truly matters, and to consider that for a great many of us the answers will be the same.


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