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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 SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred SU Art Galleries

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

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

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 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!)

6:00 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 Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art 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 50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection 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

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 Dreams Deferred SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love SU Art Galleries

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 Common Ground Everson Museum of Art (Read a review!)

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

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

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

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred SU Art Galleries

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

Events for Monday, April 10, 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 Girl Crazy (1943) Syracuse Cinephile Society

7:00 PM The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra The Oncenter

Events for Tuesday, April 11, 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 Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art SU Art Galleries

Events for Wednesday, April 12, 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 SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred SU Art Galleries

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

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

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

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

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

5:30 PM Chant Performance with Amarachi Attamah SU Art Galleries

6:00 PM-9:00 PM Jazz at Timber Banks: Nancy Kelly CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

7:00 PM Climate Connections: Artist Talk with Christine Chin, Carrie Drake, and Anita Welych ArtRage Gallery

7:30 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

Events for Thursday, April 13, 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-8:30 PM Straddling Oceans: A Vanessa Johnson Retrospective Community Folk Art Center (Read a review!)

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-8:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Dreams Deferred SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art SU Art Galleries

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

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

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

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

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

6:30 PM Deborah Willis Keynote Lecture Everson Museum of Art

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

7:00 PM Jim McKeever and Nina Wickett: Providing Hope at the Border Strathmore Speakers Series

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Stillhouse Junkies The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM SU Wind Ensemble and Concert Band Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Events for Friday, April 14, 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-8:30 PM Straddling Oceans: A Vanessa Johnson Retrospective Community Folk Art Center (Read a review!)

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 SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred SU Art Galleries

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

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

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

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

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

6:30 PM We Still Here / Nos Tenemos La Casita Cultural Center

7:00 PM The Wolves Central New York Playhouse

7:00 PM Poets Arden Levine and Michael McFee Downtown Writer's Center

7:30 PM Stomp Broadway in Syracuse

7:30 PM Marcella/Marcello NYS Baroque

7:30 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Member Appreications Concert: Alice Howe and Freebo Folkus Project

8:00 PM Aktion

8:00 PM It's Your problem, Not Mine Rarely Done Productions

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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.


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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


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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.


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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
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 7



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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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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



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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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



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



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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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.


Back to list
 

 

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.


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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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.


Back to list
 

 

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
 

 

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



Dreams Deferred
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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



Take Me to the Palace of Love
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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



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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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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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.


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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.


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



Take Me to the Palace of Love
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 9



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 9



Dreams Deferred
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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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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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Monday, April 10, 2023


Art
 

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



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 10



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 10



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 10



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 10



Girl Crazy (1943)
Syracuse Cinephile Society

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

Cast: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, June Allyson, Nancy Walker, Guy Kibbee, Gil Stratton, Rags Ragland, Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
Director: Norman Taurog

A young playboy (Rooney) is sent to a southwestern school and meets a young lady (Garland) who isn't at all impressed with him. Lively musical that's loaded with great Gershwin hits like "I Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," "But Not For Me," "Bidin' My Time," and others. One of Mickey and Judy's best!


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Music
 

7:00 PM, April 10



The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
The Oncenter

Carrier Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

The 17-member orchestra, their lead singers, and vocal group will perform their catalog of big band classics just the way they would have over 80 years ago when Glenn Miller stood in front of his band. It is a show that continues to transport audiences back in time and is as nostalgic as it is exciting.

Touring continuously since 1956, The Glenn Miller Orchestra is featured in over 200 concerts and dances per year. Each performance includes the timeless classics that made them famous the world over in a show that has moved audiences for generations.


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Tuesday, April 11, 2023


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 11



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 11



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 11



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 11



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 11



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 11



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 11



Take Me to the Palace of Love
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 11



Dreams Deferred
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 11



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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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Wednesday, April 12, 2023


Art
 

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



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 12



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 12



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 12



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 12



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 12



Take Me to the Palace of Love
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 12



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 - 4:00 PM, April 12



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 12



Dreams Deferred
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 12



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 12



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 12



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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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 12



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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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, April 12



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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Lecture
 

7:00 PM, April 12



Climate Connections: Artist Talk with Christine Chin, Carrie Drake, and Anita Welych
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Join ArtRage for an Artist Talk with the three artists featured in the current exhibition "Climate Connections: Our Shared Future."


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Music
 

5:30 PM, April 12



Chant Performance with Amarachi Attamah
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Join graduate student Amarachi Attamah (Museum Studies) for a chant performance. In her performance, Attamah will engage with works featured in the Museum's exhibition, "Take Me to the Palace of Love." Assistant Professor Ruth Opara (Art and Music Histories) will introduce Attamah.


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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 12



Jazz at Timber Banks: Nancy Kelly
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

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


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Theater
 

7:30 PM, April 12



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 13, 2023


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 13



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 13



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 13



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 - 8:30 PM, April 13



Straddling Oceans: A Vanessa Johnson Retrospective
Community Folk Art Center

Community Folk Art Center
805 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

Read a review!


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 13



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 13



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 - 8:00 PM, April 13



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 - 8:00 PM, April 13



Take Me to the Palace of Love
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 - 8:00 PM, April 13



Dreams Deferred
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 - 8:00 PM, April 13



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 13



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 - 8:00 PM, April 13



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 - 8:00 PM, April 13



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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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 13



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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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, April 13



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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Lecture
 

6:30 PM, April 13



Deborah Willis Keynote Lecture
Everson Museum of Art
Light Work Gallery

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Lecture will be preceded by a walkthrough of the exhibit "50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection" with Light Work Staff 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

Deborah Willis, Ph.D., is a University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She is the director of NYU's Center for Black Visual Culture. Her research examines photography's multifaceted histories, visual culture, contemporary women photographers, and beauty.

Willis is the recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She is the author of The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship and Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present, among others.

Professor Willis' curated exhibitions include "Home: Reimagining Interiority" at YoungArts, Miami, "Framing Moments" in the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, "Migrations and Meanings in Art," and "Free as they want to be: Artists Committed to Memory" at FotoFocus 2022.

Willis was an artist-in-residence at Light Work in 1990 and since has taken part in various Light Work group exhibitions and publications.


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7:00 PM, April 13



Jim McKeever and Nina Wickett: Providing Hope at the Border
Strathmore Speakers Series

Price: Free
Online


Join the Strathmore Speakers Series and Onondaga Free Library for an evening with Central New Yorkers Jim McKeever and Nina Wickett, both of whom have made several volunteer trips to the US-Mexico border to work with migrants and the organizations that support them. They have volunteered in Tijuana and San Diego, and Jim has also worked with Team Brownsville in Texas.

In this insightful talk, Jim and Nina will share their experiences, including working alongside migrants in a community kitchen in Tijuana, escorting recently released ICE detainees to the San Diego airport to reunite with loved ones across the U.S., placing life-saving water and supplies in the desert, and delivering groceries to shelters in Tijuana. Jim and Nina say they have witnessed the extraordinary courage, resilience and gratitude of the migrants who are hopeful that the U.S. will welcome them. A brief Q&A will follow their presentation.


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Music
 

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 13



Stillhouse Junkies
The 443 Social Club

The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

Born in a distillery in Durango, CO, 2021 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year and two-time Telluride Bluegrass band contest finalists Stillhouse Junkies play a delirious, head-spinning mixture of original roots, blues, funk, swing, and bluegrass music.


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8:00 PM, April 13



SU Wind Ensemble and Concert Band
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

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

The Syracuse University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band perform with guest conductor Jerry Junkin, director of bands at the University of Texas at Austin's Butler School of Music.


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Theater
 

6:45 PM, April 13



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 13



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 14, 2023


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 14



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 14



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 - 5:00 PM, April 14



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 - 8:30 PM, April 14



Straddling Oceans: A Vanessa Johnson Retrospective
Community Folk Art Center

Community Folk Art Center
805 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

Read a review!


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 14



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 14



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 14



Take Me to the Palace of Love
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 14



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 14



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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 14



Dreams Deferred
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, 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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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 14



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 14



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 - 5:00 PM, April 14



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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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 14



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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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, April 14



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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Film
 

6:30 PM, April 14



We Still Here / Nos Tenemos
La Casita Cultural Center

Price: Free
La Casita Cultural Center
109 Otisco St., Syracuse

The film documents the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017. From the remote mountains of central Puerto Rico to protesting in the halls of Congress in Washington, We Still Here / Nos Tenemos documents the story of young leaders stepping into their power, leading a community organizing effort, and demanding justice.

The screening will be followed by a community Q&A-style dialogue with filmmakers Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi and Khalil Jacobs-Fantauzzi.


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Music
 

7:30 PM, April 14



Marcella/Marcello
NYS Baroque

Price: $30 regular, $10 student/low income
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse
109 Waring Rd. (at the corner of Nottingham Rd.), Dewitt

Cantatas and instrumental music by Benedetto Marcello and his wife Rosana Scalfi Marcello, and a fascinating story!


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8:00 PM, April 14



Member Appreications Concert: Alice Howe and Freebo
Folkus Project

Price: Regular $18, members free
May Memorial Unitarian Society
3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

A unique study in contrasts, bringing together folk/rock/blues icon Freebo and Alice Howe, a young artist with an old soul.


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Poetry/Reading
 

7:00 PM, April 14



Poets Arden Levine and Michael McFee
Downtown Writer's Center

Price: Free
Online


Arden Levine's poems and other writing have appeared in American Life in Poetry (selected by Ted Kooser), Barrow Street, Harvard Review, The Missouri Review's Poem-of-the-Week, Poetry Society of America's Song Cycle series, WNYC's Radiolab, and elsewhere. Her debut chapbook, Ladies' Abecedary (Harbor Editions, 2021), was included in CLMP's 2022 Reading List for Women's History Month. A New York City municipal employee, her daily work focuses on housing affordability, homelessness prevention, and equitable community development.

Michael McFee is the author or editor of 17 books, most recently A Long Time to Be Gone: Poems (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2022) and Appointed Rounds: Essays (Mercer University Press, 2018). Among his honors are the James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South, from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and the North Carolina Award for Literature, the state's highest civilian honor. Since 1990, he has taught in the Creative Writing Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he is now the Doris Betts Term Professor of English.


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Theater
 

7:00 PM, April 14



The Wolves
Central New York Playhouse

Price: $22
Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

A girls' indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.


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7:30 PM, April 14



Stomp
Broadway in Syracuse

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Stomp is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique — an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments — matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps — to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. Stomp. See what all the noise is about.


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7:30 PM, April 14



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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8:00 PM, April 14



Aktion

Price: $25
Rock Center (formerly Rockefeller United Methodist Church)
350 Nottingham Rd., Syracuse

World premiere of a new play by Garrett August Heater.

Set in Germany in 1943, Aktion is a gripping new drama, following young German newlyweds who receive a package from the Nazi government. As the origins of the items are uncovered, devastating secrets are revealed, bringing this suspenseful world premiere to its thrilling conclusion. This is a full production.


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8:00 PM, April 14



It's Your problem, Not Mine
Rarely Done Productions

Price: $20
Jazz Central
441 E. Washington St., Syracuse

We're here. We're queer. Get the F&!@ over it.


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