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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 Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Chromania 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 Syracuse University Art Museum

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 Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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

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

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

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art 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 Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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

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

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

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

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Chromania 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

Events for Saturday, April 15, 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-4:00 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-5:00 PM Alison Altafi: Reverie Everson Museum of Art

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 Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM Setnor Student Recital Series: Jaclyn Breeze, flute 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 Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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

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

1:00 PM Brass and Pipes Civic Morning Musicals

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

2:00 PM Stomp Broadway in Syracuse

2:00 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

3:00 PM Setnor Student Recital Series: Micah Patt, voice Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

5:00 PM Setnor Student Recital Series: Lauren Nicole Smith, piano Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

7:00 PM The Wolves Central New York Playhouse

7:00 PM-9:30 PM Brandon Santini The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Masterworks Series: Mahler's 2nd: Onward Symphoria Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria), featuring Syracuse University Oratorio Society

7:30 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Stomp Broadway in Syracuse

8:00 PM Aktion

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

Events for Sunday, April 16, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:00 PM-5:00 PM Reception: 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 The Wolves Central New York Playhouse

2:00 PM It's Your problem, Not Mine Rarely Done Productions

2:00 PM Our Town Syracuse Stage

2:00 PM Setnor Student Recital Series: Sam Ronan, piano Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

3:00 PM Spring Concert Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra, featuring Kevin Moore, piano

3:00 PM Downtown Underground Railroad Walking Tour Onondaga Historical Association

4:00 PM Setnor Chamber Music Concert Hendricks Chapel

6:00 PM-8:30 PM William Elliott Whitmore The 443 Social Club

7:00 PM Stars of Tomorrow Cabaret, with special guest Nancy Kelly CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

8:00 PM Setnor Student Recital Series: Nancy Chambers and Nell Porter, flute Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Events for Monday, April 17, 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-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

7:00 PM Mystery Double Feature Syracuse Cinephile Society

8:00 PM Little Feat: Boogie Your Spring Away Tour The Oncenter

Events for Tuesday, April 18, 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-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 Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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

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

7:00 PM-9:30 PM Anna Tivel & Jeffrey Martin The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Mark Valenti, piano LeMoyne College

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

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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



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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

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


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 11



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 11



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

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

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


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 11



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

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

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


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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


Back to list
 

 

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.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 12



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

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

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


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 12



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

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

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


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 12



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 12



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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

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


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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



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



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
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, 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.


Back to list
 

 

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


Back to list
 

 

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.


Back to list
 

 

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.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 13



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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

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


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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 13



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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


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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 13



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

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

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


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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, April 13



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

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

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


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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



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



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 - 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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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

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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.


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



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

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

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


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



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

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

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


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



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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


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



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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

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


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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



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.


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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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Saturday, April 15, 2023


Art
 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 15



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 15



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 - 4:00 PM, April 15



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 15



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 15



Alison Altafi: Reverie
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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

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

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


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 15



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 15



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 15



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 15



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 15



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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

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


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 15



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 15



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

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

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


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 15



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

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

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


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 15



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 15



Setnor Student Recital Series: Jaclyn Breeze, flute
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

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


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1:00 PM, April 15



Brass and Pipes
Civic Morning Musicals
Nick Abelgore, trombone and organ

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

Trombonist and organist Nick Abelgore presents Brass and Pipes, a rich program featuring music of J.S. Bach, Hildegard von Bingen, Nadia Boulanger, Johan de Meij, and solo jazz piano pieces.

Syracuse-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Nick Abelgore earned his Bachelor's in Trombone Performance/Jazz Studies (2016) and Master's in Music Education (2019) from Syracuse University. As a 300-hr Registered Yoga Teacher, he is interested in cultivating well-rounded musicianship and explorative artistry through the integration of movement and meditative practices.

Nick performs throughout Central New York as a soloist, accompanist, and sideman, finding freelance work in classical, jazz, party bands, folk rock, Kirtan, and more. In addition to trombone, Nick is a pianist, pipe organist, commercial/choral singer, and acoustic guitarist.


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3:00 PM, April 15



Setnor Student Recital Series: Micah Patt, voice
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Community Folk Art Center
805 E. Genesee St., Syracuse


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5:00 PM, April 15



Setnor Student Recital Series: Lauren Nicole Smith, piano
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

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


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7:00 PM - 9:30 PM, April 15



Brandon Santini
The 443 Social Club

The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

There are many different opinions as to what the future of the blues harmonica will be. International touring vocalist and harmonica player Brandon Santini is undeniably a worthy player to keep an eye on as the latest surge of young blues artists leave their footprint in blues history. His name is worthy of conversations that include James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Dennis Gruenling, Charlie Musselwhite, and other frontline harmonica players by combining his love and respect for traditional blues with a present, colorful style of playing that is often compared to James Cotton or Paul Butterfield.


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7:30 PM, April 15



Masterworks Series: Mahler's 2nd: Onward Symphoria
Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)
Lawrence Loh, conductor
Featuring Syracuse University Oratorio Society

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

Mahler Symphony No. 2, in celebration of Symphoria's 10th anniversary season


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, April 15



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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2:00 PM, April 15



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.

(Audio Described)


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7:00 PM, April 15



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 15



Our Town
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

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

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

(Open Captioned)


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8:00 PM, April 15



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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8:00 PM, April 15



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 15



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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Sunday, April 16, 2023


Art
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 16



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

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

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 16



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 16



Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 16



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 16



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

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 16



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

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

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


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 16



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

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

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


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 16



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 16



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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

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


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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, April 16



Reception: Members Exhibit: Spring Fever
Associated Artists of Central New York

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

A public reception will be held this afternoon 2:00-4:00 pm.


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 16



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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History
 

3:00 PM, April 16



Downtown Underground Railroad Walking Tour
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: $15 regular, $12 OHA members, $10 students (reservations required)
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Tour participants will walk from the Onondaga Historical Museum to Clinton Square. Along the way, they will learn about leading personalities, events, and places that figured prominently in the often-bitter debate in antebellum America over the issue of slavery. Stops will include the spot where Frederick Douglass first spoke in Syracuse, the location of the dramatic 1839 escape of the formerly-enslaved Harriet Powell, and the building that housed the office of New York State's first black attorney. Locations of the 1851 Jerry Rescue, considered one of the more dramatic stories of America's Underground Railroad era, will also be highlighted.

To reserve, call 315-428-1864 ext. 317 or email scott.peal@cnyhistory.org.

Tour may be rescheduled if weather does not permit.


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Music
 

2:00 PM, April 16



Setnor Student Recital Series: Sam Ronan, piano
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

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


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3:00 PM, April 16



Spring Concert
Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra
Erik Kibelsbeck, conductor
Featuring Kevin Moore, piano

Park Central Presbyterian Church
504 E. Fayette St., Syracuse

W. A. Mozart Piano Sonata in C major, K. 545
W. A. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, "Eroica"


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4:00 PM, April 16



Setnor Chamber Music Concert
Hendricks Chapel

Price: Free
Hendricks Chapel
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Setnor School of Music students present their end-of-semester concert featuring music for strings, piano, and more.


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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, April 16



William Elliott Whitmore
The 443 Social Club

The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

A man armed only with a banjo and a bass drum can be a formidable force, especially if his name is William Elliott Whitmore. With his powerful voice and honest approach, Whitmore comes from the land, growing up on a family farm in Lee County, Iowa. Still living on the same farm today, Whitmore has truly taken the time to discover where his center lies, and from that he will not be moved.


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7:00 PM, April 16



Stars of Tomorrow Cabaret, with special guest Nancy Kelly
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: $10 adults, $5 students
Jazz Central
441 E. Washington St., Syracuse

Masterclass vocalists perform with the CNY Jazz Trio, and Nancy Kelly closes the show.


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8:00 PM, April 16



Setnor Student Recital Series: Nancy Chambers and Nell Porter, flute
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

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


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, April 16



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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2:00 PM, April 16



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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2:00 PM, April 16



Our Town
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

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

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

(Open Captioned)


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Monday, April 17, 2023


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 17



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 17



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 17



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 17



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 17



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 17



Mystery Double Feature
Syracuse Cinephile Society

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

Dead Man's Eyes (1944)
Cast: Lon Chaney Jr., Jean Parker, Thomas Gomez, Paul Kelly, Aquanetta
Director: Reginald LeBorg

An interesting entry in Universal's "Inner Sanctum" series. When a talented artist (Chaney) is suddenly blinded, his future father-in-law wills him his eyes upon the old man's death. This becomes a problem when the father-in-law is mysteriously murdered! A suspect-filled "whodunit" that will really keep you guessing.

Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)
Cast: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, George and Olive Brasno, Francis Ford, Shirley Deane, J. Carroll Naish
Director: Harry Lachman

When Charlie (Oland) takes his family (all 12 kids!) to the circus, he stumbles upon a baffling murder that must be solved. A popular entry in Fox's classic Chan series.


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Music
 

8:00 PM, April 17



Little Feat: Boogie Your Spring Away Tour
The Oncenter

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

Little Feat is the classic example of a fusion of many styles and musical genres made into something utterly distinctive. Their brilliant musicianship transcends boundaries, uniting California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie into a rich gumbo, that has been leading people in joyful dance ever since.


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Tuesday, April 18, 2023


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 18



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 18



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 18



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 18



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 18



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 18



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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

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


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 18



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

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


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 18



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

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

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


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 18



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

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

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


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Music
 

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM, April 18



Anna Tivel & Jeffrey Martin
The 443 Social Club

The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

Oregon based songwriter Anna Tivel's newest album 'Outsiders' starts with a lens so wide we've left the planet to look back from a great distance at the turmoil and beauty of our shared humanity. From there the lens pulls close and unfolds in a gripping collection of stories so often ignored. Tivel's flawed and honest characters move through a landscape of hurt and loss, of small triumph and big love. In eleven songs full of recognition, veracity, and hope, Tivel's watchful and empathetic eye details the undeniable ache of living.

Portland, Oregon's Jeffrey Martin is a minister's son who can build a house with his bare hands and holds a master's degree in English. He worked his way through school as a carpenter, then, following graduation, spent four years teaching high school.

It was during that time that his career as a songwriter came into bloom. Struggling to strike a balance between his increasingly rigorous Northwest/West Coast touring and his efforts to get teenagers to love words as much as he did, Martin found himself in the tricky position of having to choose between his two passions. Much to the delight of his fans, music won the day.


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7:30 PM, April 18



Mark Valenti, piano
LeMoyne College

Price: $20 regular, $15 seniors, $5 students and LeMoyne community
Panasci Family Chapel
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

Chicago-based pianist Mark Valenti will perform an eclectic mix of works in the intimate setting of the Panasci Chapel.


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8:00 PM, April 18



Setnor Ensemble Series: University Singers
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music
John Warren, conductor

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


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