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Events for Wednesday, February 21, 2024

9:00 AM-4:00 PM The Beauty of Birds: Photos by Meg Schader Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Two Views Edgewood Gallery (Read a review!)

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Unveiled Echoes: Works by Jalen Law Community Folk Art Center

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM To Understand & To Be Understood: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country Syracuse University Art Museum

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Pick and Mix Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Off the Rack Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience Syracuse University School of Art and Design

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Mahtab Hussain: Muslims in America: Syracuse Edition ArtRage Gallery

Events for Thursday, February 22, 2024

9:00 AM-4:00 PM The Beauty of Birds: Photos by Meg Schader Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Two Views Edgewood Gallery (Read a review!)

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Unveiled Echoes: Works by Jalen Law Community Folk Art Center

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-8:00 PM To Understand & To Be Understood: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology Syracuse University Art Museum

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Pick and Mix Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Off the Rack Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Crossing Space and Time: Figurative Ceramics by Jee Eun Lee Gandee Gallery

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience Syracuse University School of Art and Design

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Mahtab Hussain: Muslims in America: Syracuse Edition ArtRage Gallery

4:00 PM-8:00 PM All Art is Ecological Syracuse University Art Museum

5:30 PM Film Screening: The Right To Read Community Folk Art Center

7:00 PM Death Takes a Cruise Acme Mystery Company

Events for Friday, February 23, 2024

9:00 AM-4:00 PM The Beauty of Birds: Photos by Meg Schader Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Two Views Edgewood Gallery (Read a review!)

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Unveiled Echoes: Works by Jalen Law Community Folk Art Center

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM To Understand & To Be Understood: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists Syracuse University Art Museum

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Pick and Mix Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Off the Rack Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Crossing Space and Time: Figurative Ceramics by Jee Eun Lee Gandee Gallery

12:00 PM-8:00 PM Black Artist Collective: Paired Pieces -- 15th Ward Exhibition Art in the Atrium

12:00 PM-8:00 PM Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience Syracuse University School of Art and Design

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Mahtab Hussain: Muslims in America: Syracuse Edition ArtRage Gallery

7:00 PM Alice in Slasherland Central New York Playhouse (Read a review!)

7:00 PM Poet Brian Turner Downtown Writer's Center

7:00 PM Inherit The Wind Redhouse

7:30 PM *CANCELLED* Fleetwood Mac Experience Palace Theatre

8:00 PM Orlando LeMoyne College

Events for Saturday, February 24, 2024

10:00 AM-4:00 PM The Beauty of Birds: Photos by Meg Schader Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Pick and Mix Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Off the Rack Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Crossing Space and Time: Figurative Ceramics by Jee Eun Lee Gandee Gallery

11:30 AM-3:30 PM Unveiled Echoes: Works by Jalen Law Community Folk Art Center

12:00 PM-6:00 PM Black Artist Collective: Paired Pieces -- 15th Ward Exhibition Art in the Atrium

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Mahtab Hussain: Muslims in America: Syracuse Edition ArtRage Gallery

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM To Understand & To Be Understood: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology Syracuse University Art Museum

1:00 PM Selected Favorites for Clarinet and Piano Civic Morning Musicals

1:00 PM-9:00 PM 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

2:00 PM Inherit The Wind Redhouse

2:00 PM-7:00 PM Honoring Outstanding Black Filmmakers Syracuse International Film Festival

5:30 PM A Celebration of Black Icons in Dance & Music Community Folk Art Center

7:00 PM A Wee Bit 'o Murder Acme Mystery Company

7:00 PM Alice in Slasherland Central New York Playhouse (Read a review!)

7:00 PM Inherit The Wind Redhouse

7:00 PM Ali Siddiq: I Got A Story To Tell The Oncenter

7:30 PM John Price and the Usual Suspects Steeple Coffee House

8:00 PM Orlando LeMoyne College

8:00 PM Trust No One Movie Premiere Palace Theatre

Events for Sunday, February 25, 2024

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Pick and Mix Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Off the Rack Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Crossing Space and Time: Figurative Ceramics by Jee Eun Lee Gandee Gallery

12:00 PM-6:00 PM Black Artist Collective: Paired Pieces -- 15th Ward Exhibition Art in the Atrium

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM To Understand & To Be Understood: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists Syracuse University Art Museum

1:00 PM-9:00 PM 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

2:00 PM Inherit The Wind Redhouse

4:00 PM Malmgren Series: Black History Month Concert Hendricks Chapel

5:00 PM *SOLD OUT* Black History Month Cabaret: Endea Owens, bassist CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Events for Monday, February 26, 2024

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Unveiled Echoes: Works by Jalen Law Community Folk Art Center

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

Events for Tuesday, February 27, 2024

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Unveiled Echoes: Works by Jalen Law Community Folk Art Center

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM To Understand & To Be Understood: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country Syracuse University Art Museum

6:00 PM-9:00 PM Jazz at Timber Banks: Scott Dennis and Friends CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

7:00 PM Giselle Palace Theatre

Events for Wednesday, February 28, 2024

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Unveiled Echoes: Works by Jalen Law Community Folk Art Center

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM To Understand & To Be Understood: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists Syracuse University Art Museum

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Pick and Mix Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Off the Rack Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience Syracuse University School of Art and Design

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Mahtab Hussain: Muslims in America: Syracuse Edition ArtRage Gallery

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Tom Brigandi's Jazz Bass and Beyond Celebrates Black History Month Chelsea Opera

Next week  >>>

Wednesday, February 21, 2024


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 21



The Beauty of Birds: Photos by Meg Schader
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

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

The exhibit comprises 25 photographs of birds of Central New York in their natural habitats.


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, February 21



Two Views
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Wayne Daniels: Oil paintings of CNY landscapes
Tad Retz: Oil paintings of CNY landscapes and Maine seascapes
John Volcko: Hand-turned wooden vessels
Karen Convertino: Enamel jewelry

Read a review!


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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 21



Unveiled Echoes: Works by Jalen Law
Community Folk Art Center

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

This visionary exhibition made up of 22 artworks harmonizes traditional art, digital innovation, and augmented reality (AR) to resurrect the forgotten narratives of Buffalo and the Erie Canal.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 21



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 21



2024 BFA Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work presents the 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. The exhibiting artists are Keming Chen, Madison Chloe, Zhiyu Feng, Siya Hu, Megan Ivy, Megan Jonas, Yu-Hsia Liu, Tyber Longacre, Chika Winston Ma, Clara Neville, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Avery Wild, Suhao Yang, and Joe Zhao.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 21



Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

"Assembly" features artworks made by Syracuse University faculty and recent alumni that contribute to emergent forms of ecological understanding. By placing these works in dialogue with objects from the Museum's collection, the installation considers a broad cultural evolution from an environmentalism of the sublime to an ecology of intimacy.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 21



To Understand & To Be Understood: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

Curated by graduate students in art history, this exhibition foregrounds abstract art created between 1960 and 1980 by Asian American and Asian diasporic artist living in the United States. These artists, each in their own way, sought a type of universal language and expression through their art, which helped them to understand the world around them and which they hoped would be understood by diverse audiences.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 21



Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

The Art Wall Project features photographs and silk-screen prints made by Nona Faustine, a Brooklyn-based photographer. Faustine will consider the legacy of monuments in the United States and explore how, as she has described, "history is turned around. What is left out, what is included, what are the lies. And who gets celebrated."

The Syracuse University Art Museum's new Art Wall initiative is dedicated to site-specific works by emerging and leading contemporary artists, commissioned annually.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 21



Pick and Mix
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Spring 2023 marks the beginning of a massive project that will convert an area adjacent to the ceramics gallery, which previously held paintings and prints, into dedicated ceramics storage. To accomplish this, we will close a portion of the ceramics gallery to make room for all the sorting and organizing that is to come. More than 200 paintings will come out of storage and hang salon-style in the Everson's upstairs galleries for the exhibition, Off the Rack.

In the face of space limitations like these, most museums would offer you less art—but that is not the Everson way. Instead, we offer you "Pick & Mix," a cornucopia of five fabulous exhibitions under one banner. Pick & Mix highlights the vitality of the Museum's mission to gather works that document the ways that artists draw inspiration from their cultures, as well as the ways that artists give back. Ceramics are an ideal lens to examine the gender roles, politics, and material culture of any given moment.

The Turner's Prize: Art Pottery from the Bill and Dorothy Paul Collection
As the keeper of potter Adelaide Alsop Robineau's legacy, the Everson has a heavy investment in American Art Pottery of the early and mid-20th century. The Turner's Prize highlights the extraordinary collection of Athens, Georgia-based Bill Paul. Instead of following mainstream collectors and market trends, Paul and his late wife Dorothy spent decades gathering rare and exotic works from the Art Pottery era that highlight hand-turned forms and experimental glazes.

Holding Space, Holding Pattern: Radical Decoration Strikes Back
Holding Space, Holding Pattern springs from a moment in the 1970s when pattern became a political and cultural weapon in the hands of feminist artists like Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro. The Pattern and Decoration movement kicked open the doors for women to move past the Japanese-inspired stonewares and muscular abstract sculptures that dominated ceramics throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Natural Synthesis: African Stoneware from the Ramage Collection
Natural Synthesis tells the story of a group of talented Nigerian potters who apprenticed at a colonial British pottery school led by Michael Cardew. Potters like Danlami Aliyu and Ladi Kwali blended British forms and firing techniques with motifs and functional elements from their own aesthetic heritage, then opened their own studios and handed down their legacy to their own students.

Feelies
Over a career that spanned more than seven decades, Arizona-based potter Rose Cabat perfected the Feelie, a matte-glazed pottery form that begs to be held and touched. Feelies brings together more than 100 of Cabat's pots in a show-stopping array highlighting her mastery of glaze and form.

Cosmic Pipes: Pipes from the Clayton and Betty Bailey Collection
The Everson's recently acquired collection of Cosmic Pipes from the late 1960s joins other clay pipes from Indigenous and European cultures in the permanent collection. Ceramist Clayton Bailey created these pipes along with friends Roy De Forest, David Gilhooly, and Maija Peeples-Bright in 1969. Legend has it that Bailey's wife, Betty, an artist in her own right, encouraged the group to make what she called "paranoid pipes" in the form of everyday objects like ice cream cones and flowers to disguise their purpose and blend into their surroundings.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 21



Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Throughout her career, Queens-based artist Sana Musasama has drawn inspiration from travel and research into global cultures. "Returning to Ourselves" centers around a series of dolls that Musasama produced that mirror African-American topsy-turvy dolls containing a white doll whose skirt can be flipped up to transform it into a Black doll.

Musasama uses this formal structure to juxtapose different figures drawn from the global Black diaspora. "Returning to Ourselves" is rounded out by a series of ceramic houses Musasama began early in her career but returned to during the pandemic to combat looming depression.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 21



Off the Rack
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"Off the Rack" is the happy by-product of a major renovation of the Everson's on-site art storage.

As hundreds of paintings and framed works are displaced from their racks while renovations take place, the public has an unprecedented opportunity to view objects that have been in deep storage for years, never-before-seen recent acquisitions, and some perennial favorites — all hung together salon-style in our exhibition galleries.

This smorgasbord of paintings and works on paper showcases the breadth and depth of the Museum's collections and provides a glimpse into the world of collections management and care.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 21



David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Based in Skaneateles, David Edward Johnson creates mixed media assemblages that address belief systems, the birth and death of the American Dream, and the effects of loss at a personal level. No Roses in December features a series of works in which Johnson explores his father's diagnosis of and descent into dementia. Johnson pairs his own photographs of bleak West Texas vistas and abandoned adobe dwellings with abstract mixed media painting, vintage papers, found objects, and other ephemera as a way to evoke fragmented shards of memory that mimic his father's state of mind. The series title references a poem by Geoffrey Anketell Studdert-Kennedy that was popularized in a speech about courage by Peter Pan author JM Barrie: "God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December." Without memories, we have no blooms in the chill of the December of life.

David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December is part of the Everson CNY Artist Initiative, an exhibition program that celebrates the multi-faceted talents of regional artists.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 21



Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 2009 and 2010, Janet Biggs traveled to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard with a crew of artists and scientists to document the changing Arctic landscape. As the subject of centuries of exploration, the Arctic was once seen as indifferent to human enterprise, so vast and inhospitable as to be immune to any imposition. Today, scientists expect climate change to leave Arctic summers ice-free as early as the next decade, and Svalbard, located halfway between Europe and the North Pole, finds itself at the epicenter of this metamorphoses. Using footage compiled on her voyages north, Biggs explores this history and the alarming consequences of human enterprise in three videos: Warning Shot (2016), Brightness All Around (2011), and Fade to White (2010). Shown together, these works are a clarion call for a heroic landscape that will completely transform within our lifetimes.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 21



Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience
Syracuse University School of Art and Design

Nancy Cantor Warehouse, Museum Studies Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

"Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience" features works from local African American artists as well as the Syracuse University Art Museum and Light Work collections.

"Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience" offers a holistic and diverse portrayal of the African American experience, featuring influential African American artists who have played a pivotal role in introducing vibrant colors and unique outlooks to the city of Syracuse's artistic landscape. The works on display transcend mere aesthetics; they serve as a reflection of the African American journey, allowing all members of the Syracuse community to engage with and appreciate this rich and complex history. Topics such as identity, racial discrimination, fashion, and heritage are intertwined through a range of objects, from 1950s fashion to black and white documentary photography to contemporary art.

The exhibition is curated by Trinity Lowe G'24, a graduate museum studies student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' School of Design, and features works from London Ladd, Cherilyn Beckles, David MacDonald, Jack White, Cjala Surratt, and Carrie Mae Weems.


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, February 21



Mahtab Hussain: Muslims in America: Syracuse Edition
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

British photographer Mahtab Hussain is creating a major new body of work about the Muslim experience in America. In October, ArtRage hosted Hussain for a two-week residency to photograph Syracuse's Muslim community; the resulting work will be shared in this exhibition. The work created in Syracuse will join his work from New York City, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and other U.S. cities yet to be visited, and will be published as an artist book and a touring museum exhibition in 2026.

Hussain uses photography to explore the important relationship between identity, heritage, and displacement. His themes develop through long-term research articulating a visual language that challenges the prevailing concepts of multiculturalism. His work has been widely exhibited in the UK and North America and is in many collections including the Brooklyn Museum and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.


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Thursday, February 22, 2024


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 22



The Beauty of Birds: Photos by Meg Schader
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

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

The exhibit comprises 25 photographs of birds of Central New York in their natural habitats.


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, February 22



Two Views
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Wayne Daniels: Oil paintings of CNY landscapes
Tad Retz: Oil paintings of CNY landscapes and Maine seascapes
John Volcko: Hand-turned wooden vessels
Karen Convertino: Enamel jewelry

Read a review!


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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 22



Unveiled Echoes: Works by Jalen Law
Community Folk Art Center

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

This visionary exhibition made up of 22 artworks harmonizes traditional art, digital innovation, and augmented reality (AR) to resurrect the forgotten narratives of Buffalo and the Erie Canal.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 22



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 22



2024 BFA Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work presents the 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. The exhibiting artists are Keming Chen, Madison Chloe, Zhiyu Feng, Siya Hu, Megan Ivy, Megan Jonas, Yu-Hsia Liu, Tyber Longacre, Chika Winston Ma, Clara Neville, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Avery Wild, Suhao Yang, and Joe Zhao.


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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 22



Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

The Art Wall Project features photographs and silk-screen prints made by Nona Faustine, a Brooklyn-based photographer. Faustine will consider the legacy of monuments in the United States and explore how, as she has described, "history is turned around. What is left out, what is included, what are the lies. And who gets celebrated."

The Syracuse University Art Museum's new Art Wall initiative is dedicated to site-specific works by emerging and leading contemporary artists, commissioned annually.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 22



To Understand & To Be Understood: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

Curated by graduate students in art history, this exhibition foregrounds abstract art created between 1960 and 1980 by Asian American and Asian diasporic artist living in the United States. These artists, each in their own way, sought a type of universal language and expression through their art, which helped them to understand the world around them and which they hoped would be understood by diverse audiences.


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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 22



Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

"Assembly" features artworks made by Syracuse University faculty and recent alumni that contribute to emergent forms of ecological understanding. By placing these works in dialogue with objects from the Museum's collection, the installation considers a broad cultural evolution from an environmentalism of the sublime to an ecology of intimacy.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 22



Pick and Mix
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Spring 2023 marks the beginning of a massive project that will convert an area adjacent to the ceramics gallery, which previously held paintings and prints, into dedicated ceramics storage. To accomplish this, we will close a portion of the ceramics gallery to make room for all the sorting and organizing that is to come. More than 200 paintings will come out of storage and hang salon-style in the Everson's upstairs galleries for the exhibition, Off the Rack.

In the face of space limitations like these, most museums would offer you less art—but that is not the Everson way. Instead, we offer you "Pick & Mix," a cornucopia of five fabulous exhibitions under one banner. Pick & Mix highlights the vitality of the Museum's mission to gather works that document the ways that artists draw inspiration from their cultures, as well as the ways that artists give back. Ceramics are an ideal lens to examine the gender roles, politics, and material culture of any given moment.

The Turner's Prize: Art Pottery from the Bill and Dorothy Paul Collection
As the keeper of potter Adelaide Alsop Robineau's legacy, the Everson has a heavy investment in American Art Pottery of the early and mid-20th century. The Turner's Prize highlights the extraordinary collection of Athens, Georgia-based Bill Paul. Instead of following mainstream collectors and market trends, Paul and his late wife Dorothy spent decades gathering rare and exotic works from the Art Pottery era that highlight hand-turned forms and experimental glazes.

Holding Space, Holding Pattern: Radical Decoration Strikes Back
Holding Space, Holding Pattern springs from a moment in the 1970s when pattern became a political and cultural weapon in the hands of feminist artists like Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro. The Pattern and Decoration movement kicked open the doors for women to move past the Japanese-inspired stonewares and muscular abstract sculptures that dominated ceramics throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Natural Synthesis: African Stoneware from the Ramage Collection
Natural Synthesis tells the story of a group of talented Nigerian potters who apprenticed at a colonial British pottery school led by Michael Cardew. Potters like Danlami Aliyu and Ladi Kwali blended British forms and firing techniques with motifs and functional elements from their own aesthetic heritage, then opened their own studios and handed down their legacy to their own students.

Feelies
Over a career that spanned more than seven decades, Arizona-based potter Rose Cabat perfected the Feelie, a matte-glazed pottery form that begs to be held and touched. Feelies brings together more than 100 of Cabat's pots in a show-stopping array highlighting her mastery of glaze and form.

Cosmic Pipes: Pipes from the Clayton and Betty Bailey Collection
The Everson's recently acquired collection of Cosmic Pipes from the late 1960s joins other clay pipes from Indigenous and European cultures in the permanent collection. Ceramist Clayton Bailey created these pipes along with friends Roy De Forest, David Gilhooly, and Maija Peeples-Bright in 1969. Legend has it that Bailey's wife, Betty, an artist in her own right, encouraged the group to make what she called "paranoid pipes" in the form of everyday objects like ice cream cones and flowers to disguise their purpose and blend into their surroundings.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 22



Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Throughout her career, Queens-based artist Sana Musasama has drawn inspiration from travel and research into global cultures. "Returning to Ourselves" centers around a series of dolls that Musasama produced that mirror African-American topsy-turvy dolls containing a white doll whose skirt can be flipped up to transform it into a Black doll.

Musasama uses this formal structure to juxtapose different figures drawn from the global Black diaspora. "Returning to Ourselves" is rounded out by a series of ceramic houses Musasama began early in her career but returned to during the pandemic to combat looming depression.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 22



David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Based in Skaneateles, David Edward Johnson creates mixed media assemblages that address belief systems, the birth and death of the American Dream, and the effects of loss at a personal level. No Roses in December features a series of works in which Johnson explores his father's diagnosis of and descent into dementia. Johnson pairs his own photographs of bleak West Texas vistas and abandoned adobe dwellings with abstract mixed media painting, vintage papers, found objects, and other ephemera as a way to evoke fragmented shards of memory that mimic his father's state of mind. The series title references a poem by Geoffrey Anketell Studdert-Kennedy that was popularized in a speech about courage by Peter Pan author JM Barrie: "God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December." Without memories, we have no blooms in the chill of the December of life.

David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December is part of the Everson CNY Artist Initiative, an exhibition program that celebrates the multi-faceted talents of regional artists.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 22



Off the Rack
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"Off the Rack" is the happy by-product of a major renovation of the Everson's on-site art storage.

As hundreds of paintings and framed works are displaced from their racks while renovations take place, the public has an unprecedented opportunity to view objects that have been in deep storage for years, never-before-seen recent acquisitions, and some perennial favorites — all hung together salon-style in our exhibition galleries.

This smorgasbord of paintings and works on paper showcases the breadth and depth of the Museum's collections and provides a glimpse into the world of collections management and care.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 22



Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 2009 and 2010, Janet Biggs traveled to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard with a crew of artists and scientists to document the changing Arctic landscape. As the subject of centuries of exploration, the Arctic was once seen as indifferent to human enterprise, so vast and inhospitable as to be immune to any imposition. Today, scientists expect climate change to leave Arctic summers ice-free as early as the next decade, and Svalbard, located halfway between Europe and the North Pole, finds itself at the epicenter of this metamorphoses. Using footage compiled on her voyages north, Biggs explores this history and the alarming consequences of human enterprise in three videos: Warning Shot (2016), Brightness All Around (2011), and Fade to White (2010). Shown together, these works are a clarion call for a heroic landscape that will completely transform within our lifetimes.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 22



Crossing Space and Time: Figurative Ceramics by Jee Eun Lee
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius

Jee Eun Lee is a Professor of Art at Northern Kentucky University and received an MFA from Syracuse University and from Ewha Women's University in Seoul, Korea. Her ethereal figurative ceramics are inspired by nature, memory, and dreams. Through her artwork, Lee aims to communicate "a calm, serene moment of meditation during our chaotic times."


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 22



Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience
Syracuse University School of Art and Design

Nancy Cantor Warehouse, Museum Studies Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

"Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience" features works from local African American artists as well as the Syracuse University Art Museum and Light Work collections.

"Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience" offers a holistic and diverse portrayal of the African American experience, featuring influential African American artists who have played a pivotal role in introducing vibrant colors and unique outlooks to the city of Syracuse's artistic landscape. The works on display transcend mere aesthetics; they serve as a reflection of the African American journey, allowing all members of the Syracuse community to engage with and appreciate this rich and complex history. Topics such as identity, racial discrimination, fashion, and heritage are intertwined through a range of objects, from 1950s fashion to black and white documentary photography to contemporary art.

The exhibition is curated by Trinity Lowe G'24, a graduate museum studies student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' School of Design, and features works from London Ladd, Cherilyn Beckles, David MacDonald, Jack White, Cjala Surratt, and Carrie Mae Weems.


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, February 22



Mahtab Hussain: Muslims in America: Syracuse Edition
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

British photographer Mahtab Hussain is creating a major new body of work about the Muslim experience in America. In October, ArtRage hosted Hussain for a two-week residency to photograph Syracuse's Muslim community; the resulting work will be shared in this exhibition. The work created in Syracuse will join his work from New York City, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and other U.S. cities yet to be visited, and will be published as an artist book and a touring museum exhibition in 2026.

Hussain uses photography to explore the important relationship between identity, heritage, and displacement. His themes develop through long-term research articulating a visual language that challenges the prevailing concepts of multiculturalism. His work has been widely exhibited in the UK and North America and is in many collections including the Brooklyn Museum and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.


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Film
 

5:30 PM, February 22



Film Screening: The Right To Read
Community Folk Art Center

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

Join The NAACP Syracuse Onondaga County Branch and Community Folk Art Center for a special screening and panel discussion. The film, The Right To Read, shares the stories of an NAACP activist, a teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most powerful foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read.


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Lecture
 

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, February 22



All Art is Ecological
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

4:00-5:00 pm: Art & Ecology Teaching Guides Launch
5:00-6:30 pm: Gallery reception
6:30-8:00 pm: Timothy Morton (Rice University), public lecture


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Theater
 

7:00 PM, February 22



Death Takes a Cruise
Acme Mystery Company

Spaghetti Warehouse
689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse

Pack your costume, grab your party hat, and step aboard our venerable riverboat, The Mississippi Mistress, as we prepare to set sail down the "Big Muddy" for New Orleans and Mardi Gras! Woooo-hooo! The mighty Captain "Crawdaddy" Cretin will help you navigate the shoals, sand bars, (and wet bars), while Scooter, the Porter, and your Cruise Director, Lucy Belle Juniper, see to your comfort and entertainment. Watch out for the other passengers (they look pretty suspicious). Someone might not make it to the "Big Easy" alive.


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Friday, February 23, 2024


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 23



The Beauty of Birds: Photos by Meg Schader
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

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

The exhibit comprises 25 photographs of birds of Central New York in their natural habitats.


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, February 23



Two Views
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Wayne Daniels: Oil paintings of CNY landscapes
Tad Retz: Oil paintings of CNY landscapes and Maine seascapes
John Volcko: Hand-turned wooden vessels
Karen Convertino: Enamel jewelry

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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 23



Unveiled Echoes: Works by Jalen Law
Community Folk Art Center

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

This visionary exhibition made up of 22 artworks harmonizes traditional art, digital innovation, and augmented reality (AR) to resurrect the forgotten narratives of Buffalo and the Erie Canal.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 23



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 23



2024 BFA Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work presents the 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. The exhibiting artists are Keming Chen, Madison Chloe, Zhiyu Feng, Siya Hu, Megan Ivy, Megan Jonas, Yu-Hsia Liu, Tyber Longacre, Chika Winston Ma, Clara Neville, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Avery Wild, Suhao Yang, and Joe Zhao.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 23



Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

The Art Wall Project features photographs and silk-screen prints made by Nona Faustine, a Brooklyn-based photographer. Faustine will consider the legacy of monuments in the United States and explore how, as she has described, "history is turned around. What is left out, what is included, what are the lies. And who gets celebrated."

The Syracuse University Art Museum's new Art Wall initiative is dedicated to site-specific works by emerging and leading contemporary artists, commissioned annually.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 23



Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

"Assembly" features artworks made by Syracuse University faculty and recent alumni that contribute to emergent forms of ecological understanding. By placing these works in dialogue with objects from the Museum's collection, the installation considers a broad cultural evolution from an environmentalism of the sublime to an ecology of intimacy.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 23



To Understand & To Be Understood: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

Curated by graduate students in art history, this exhibition foregrounds abstract art created between 1960 and 1980 by Asian American and Asian diasporic artist living in the United States. These artists, each in their own way, sought a type of universal language and expression through their art, which helped them to understand the world around them and which they hoped would be understood by diverse audiences.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 23



Pick and Mix
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Spring 2023 marks the beginning of a massive project that will convert an area adjacent to the ceramics gallery, which previously held paintings and prints, into dedicated ceramics storage. To accomplish this, we will close a portion of the ceramics gallery to make room for all the sorting and organizing that is to come. More than 200 paintings will come out of storage and hang salon-style in the Everson's upstairs galleries for the exhibition, Off the Rack.

In the face of space limitations like these, most museums would offer you less art—but that is not the Everson way. Instead, we offer you "Pick & Mix," a cornucopia of five fabulous exhibitions under one banner. Pick & Mix highlights the vitality of the Museum's mission to gather works that document the ways that artists draw inspiration from their cultures, as well as the ways that artists give back. Ceramics are an ideal lens to examine the gender roles, politics, and material culture of any given moment.

The Turner's Prize: Art Pottery from the Bill and Dorothy Paul Collection
As the keeper of potter Adelaide Alsop Robineau's legacy, the Everson has a heavy investment in American Art Pottery of the early and mid-20th century. The Turner's Prize highlights the extraordinary collection of Athens, Georgia-based Bill Paul. Instead of following mainstream collectors and market trends, Paul and his late wife Dorothy spent decades gathering rare and exotic works from the Art Pottery era that highlight hand-turned forms and experimental glazes.

Holding Space, Holding Pattern: Radical Decoration Strikes Back
Holding Space, Holding Pattern springs from a moment in the 1970s when pattern became a political and cultural weapon in the hands of feminist artists like Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro. The Pattern and Decoration movement kicked open the doors for women to move past the Japanese-inspired stonewares and muscular abstract sculptures that dominated ceramics throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Natural Synthesis: African Stoneware from the Ramage Collection
Natural Synthesis tells the story of a group of talented Nigerian potters who apprenticed at a colonial British pottery school led by Michael Cardew. Potters like Danlami Aliyu and Ladi Kwali blended British forms and firing techniques with motifs and functional elements from their own aesthetic heritage, then opened their own studios and handed down their legacy to their own students.

Feelies
Over a career that spanned more than seven decades, Arizona-based potter Rose Cabat perfected the Feelie, a matte-glazed pottery form that begs to be held and touched. Feelies brings together more than 100 of Cabat's pots in a show-stopping array highlighting her mastery of glaze and form.

Cosmic Pipes: Pipes from the Clayton and Betty Bailey Collection
The Everson's recently acquired collection of Cosmic Pipes from the late 1960s joins other clay pipes from Indigenous and European cultures in the permanent collection. Ceramist Clayton Bailey created these pipes along with friends Roy De Forest, David Gilhooly, and Maija Peeples-Bright in 1969. Legend has it that Bailey's wife, Betty, an artist in her own right, encouraged the group to make what she called "paranoid pipes" in the form of everyday objects like ice cream cones and flowers to disguise their purpose and blend into their surroundings.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 23



Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Throughout her career, Queens-based artist Sana Musasama has drawn inspiration from travel and research into global cultures. "Returning to Ourselves" centers around a series of dolls that Musasama produced that mirror African-American topsy-turvy dolls containing a white doll whose skirt can be flipped up to transform it into a Black doll.

Musasama uses this formal structure to juxtapose different figures drawn from the global Black diaspora. "Returning to Ourselves" is rounded out by a series of ceramic houses Musasama began early in her career but returned to during the pandemic to combat looming depression.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 23



David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Based in Skaneateles, David Edward Johnson creates mixed media assemblages that address belief systems, the birth and death of the American Dream, and the effects of loss at a personal level. No Roses in December features a series of works in which Johnson explores his father's diagnosis of and descent into dementia. Johnson pairs his own photographs of bleak West Texas vistas and abandoned adobe dwellings with abstract mixed media painting, vintage papers, found objects, and other ephemera as a way to evoke fragmented shards of memory that mimic his father's state of mind. The series title references a poem by Geoffrey Anketell Studdert-Kennedy that was popularized in a speech about courage by Peter Pan author JM Barrie: "God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December." Without memories, we have no blooms in the chill of the December of life.

David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December is part of the Everson CNY Artist Initiative, an exhibition program that celebrates the multi-faceted talents of regional artists.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 23



Off the Rack
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"Off the Rack" is the happy by-product of a major renovation of the Everson's on-site art storage.

As hundreds of paintings and framed works are displaced from their racks while renovations take place, the public has an unprecedented opportunity to view objects that have been in deep storage for years, never-before-seen recent acquisitions, and some perennial favorites — all hung together salon-style in our exhibition galleries.

This smorgasbord of paintings and works on paper showcases the breadth and depth of the Museum's collections and provides a glimpse into the world of collections management and care.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 23



Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 2009 and 2010, Janet Biggs traveled to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard with a crew of artists and scientists to document the changing Arctic landscape. As the subject of centuries of exploration, the Arctic was once seen as indifferent to human enterprise, so vast and inhospitable as to be immune to any imposition. Today, scientists expect climate change to leave Arctic summers ice-free as early as the next decade, and Svalbard, located halfway between Europe and the North Pole, finds itself at the epicenter of this metamorphoses. Using footage compiled on her voyages north, Biggs explores this history and the alarming consequences of human enterprise in three videos: Warning Shot (2016), Brightness All Around (2011), and Fade to White (2010). Shown together, these works are a clarion call for a heroic landscape that will completely transform within our lifetimes.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 23



Crossing Space and Time: Figurative Ceramics by Jee Eun Lee
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius

Jee Eun Lee is a Professor of Art at Northern Kentucky University and received an MFA from Syracuse University and from Ewha Women's University in Seoul, Korea. Her ethereal figurative ceramics are inspired by nature, memory, and dreams. Through her artwork, Lee aims to communicate "a calm, serene moment of meditation during our chaotic times."


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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, February 23



Black Artist Collective: Paired Pieces -- 15th Ward Exhibition
Art in the Atrium

Price: Free
City Hall Commons Atrium
201 East Washington St., Syracuse

In this exhibition, four established professional artists mentored four talented student artists, embarking on a creative journey that explores the history of the 15th Ward's destruction and its lasting impact.

Through a series of prompt questions, the exhibition encourages viewers to contemplate the consequences of this historical event: What are the enduring effects of the 15th Ward's destruction? How does this impact resonate within the City of Syracuse today? What are our collective aspirations for a reparative future?

"Paired Pieces" presents diverse perspectives, artistic styles, and mediums. Each artist contributed their unique visions, inviting viewers to reflect on the past, engage with the present, and envision a future characterized by inclusivity and restoration.


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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, February 23



Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience
Syracuse University School of Art and Design

Nancy Cantor Warehouse, Museum Studies Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

A public reception will be held this evening 6:00-8:00 pm.

"Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience" features works from local African American artists as well as the Syracuse University Art Museum and Light Work collections.

"Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience" offers a holistic and diverse portrayal of the African American experience, featuring influential African American artists who have played a pivotal role in introducing vibrant colors and unique outlooks to the city of Syracuse's artistic landscape. The works on display transcend mere aesthetics; they serve as a reflection of the African American journey, allowing all members of the Syracuse community to engage with and appreciate this rich and complex history. Topics such as identity, racial discrimination, fashion, and heritage are intertwined through a range of objects, from 1950s fashion to black and white documentary photography to contemporary art.

The exhibition is curated by Trinity Lowe G'24, a graduate museum studies student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' School of Design, and features works from London Ladd, Cherilyn Beckles, David MacDonald, Jack White, Cjala Surratt, and Carrie Mae Weems.


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, February 23



Mahtab Hussain: Muslims in America: Syracuse Edition
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

British photographer Mahtab Hussain is creating a major new body of work about the Muslim experience in America. In October, ArtRage hosted Hussain for a two-week residency to photograph Syracuse's Muslim community; the resulting work will be shared in this exhibition. The work created in Syracuse will join his work from New York City, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and other U.S. cities yet to be visited, and will be published as an artist book and a touring museum exhibition in 2026.

Hussain uses photography to explore the important relationship between identity, heritage, and displacement. His themes develop through long-term research articulating a visual language that challenges the prevailing concepts of multiculturalism. His work has been widely exhibited in the UK and North America and is in many collections including the Brooklyn Museum and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.


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Music
 

7:30 PM, February 23



*CANCELLED* Fleetwood Mac Experience
Palace Theatre

Palace Theater
2384 James St., Syracuse

The FMX Experience will recreate the legendary look & sound of the one and only Fleetwood Mac. The evening will feature all of their beloved hits! You'll hear Dreams, Go Your Own Way, Landslide, Silver Springs, Don't Stop, Everywhere, Rhiannon, You Make Love Fun, and many more!


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Poetry/Reading
 

7:00 PM, February 23



Poet Brian Turner
Downtown Writer's Center

Price: Free
Online


Brian Turner is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently: The Wild Delight of Wild Things (2023), The Goodbye World Poem (2023), and The Dead Peasant's Handbook (2023), all new from Alice James Books. His other collections include Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise, and the memoir My Life as a Foreign Country. He is the editor of The Kiss and co-editor of The Strangest of Theatres anthologies. A musician, he has also written and recorded several albums with The Interplanetary Acoustic Team, including 11 11 (Me Smiling) and The Retro Legion's American Undertow. His poems and essays have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, National Geographic, and Harper's, among other fine journals, and he was featured in the documentary film Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, which was nominated for an Academy Award. A Guggenheim Fellow, he has received a USA Hillcrest Fellowship in Literature, the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship, the Poets' Prize, and a Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation.


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Theater
 

7:00 PM, February 23



Alice in Slasherland
Central New York Playhouse
Christopher James Lupia, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

When young Lewis accidentally resurrects the soul of a brutally slain girl named Alice, he unwittingly unleashes a literal hell on Earth. Now, with every imaginable kind of demon, monster, and killer ravaging his small town, it's up to Lewis and his newly undead companion to protect his classmates – including longtime crush Margaret – from becoming freshly slaughtered carcasses. With the help of Alice's trash-talking demonic teddy bear, Lewis races to find a way to close the rift before the devil himself shows up and totally ruins their senior prom.

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7:00 PM, February 23



Inherit The Wind
Redhouse

Redhouse at City Center
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Based on the real-life Scopes "Monkey" Trial in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a Tennessee science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. Starring Fred Grandy and directed by Ted Lange, both reuniting from the hit TV show "The Love Boat", this courtroom drama comes to life in a relevant deliberation on the freedom of thought.


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8:00 PM, February 23



Orlando
LeMoyne College
Maya Dwyer, director

Price: $20 regular, $15 seniors, $5 students and LeMoyne faculty and staff
Coyne Center for the Performing Arts
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

An effervescent comedy of love, sex and time travel by Virginia Woolf, adapted by Sarah Ruhl. This is the story of a young nobleman who is drawn into a love affair with Queen Elizabeth I. For a time, life at court is interesting enough, but Orlando yearns for something more. As he strives to make his way as a poet and lover, his travels keep him at the heart of a dazzling tale where gender and gender preferences shift regularly, usually with hilarious results.


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Saturday, February 24, 2024


Art
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 24



The Beauty of Birds: Photos by Meg Schader
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

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

The exhibit comprises 25 photographs of birds of Central New York in their natural habitats.

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 24



Pick and Mix
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Spring 2023 marks the beginning of a massive project that will convert an area adjacent to the ceramics gallery, which previously held paintings and prints, into dedicated ceramics storage. To accomplish this, we will close a portion of the ceramics gallery to make room for all the sorting and organizing that is to come. More than 200 paintings will come out of storage and hang salon-style in the Everson's upstairs galleries for the exhibition, Off the Rack.

In the face of space limitations like these, most museums would offer you less art—but that is not the Everson way. Instead, we offer you "Pick & Mix," a cornucopia of five fabulous exhibitions under one banner. Pick & Mix highlights the vitality of the Museum's mission to gather works that document the ways that artists draw inspiration from their cultures, as well as the ways that artists give back. Ceramics are an ideal lens to examine the gender roles, politics, and material culture of any given moment.

The Turner's Prize: Art Pottery from the Bill and Dorothy Paul Collection
As the keeper of potter Adelaide Alsop Robineau's legacy, the Everson has a heavy investment in American Art Pottery of the early and mid-20th century. The Turner's Prize highlights the extraordinary collection of Athens, Georgia-based Bill Paul. Instead of following mainstream collectors and market trends, Paul and his late wife Dorothy spent decades gathering rare and exotic works from the Art Pottery era that highlight hand-turned forms and experimental glazes.

Holding Space, Holding Pattern: Radical Decoration Strikes Back
Holding Space, Holding Pattern springs from a moment in the 1970s when pattern became a political and cultural weapon in the hands of feminist artists like Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro. The Pattern and Decoration movement kicked open the doors for women to move past the Japanese-inspired stonewares and muscular abstract sculptures that dominated ceramics throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Natural Synthesis: African Stoneware from the Ramage Collection
Natural Synthesis tells the story of a group of talented Nigerian potters who apprenticed at a colonial British pottery school led by Michael Cardew. Potters like Danlami Aliyu and Ladi Kwali blended British forms and firing techniques with motifs and functional elements from their own aesthetic heritage, then opened their own studios and handed down their legacy to their own students.

Feelies
Over a career that spanned more than seven decades, Arizona-based potter Rose Cabat perfected the Feelie, a matte-glazed pottery form that begs to be held and touched. Feelies brings together more than 100 of Cabat's pots in a show-stopping array highlighting her mastery of glaze and form.

Cosmic Pipes: Pipes from the Clayton and Betty Bailey Collection
The Everson's recently acquired collection of Cosmic Pipes from the late 1960s joins other clay pipes from Indigenous and European cultures in the permanent collection. Ceramist Clayton Bailey created these pipes along with friends Roy De Forest, David Gilhooly, and Maija Peeples-Bright in 1969. Legend has it that Bailey's wife, Betty, an artist in her own right, encouraged the group to make what she called "paranoid pipes" in the form of everyday objects like ice cream cones and flowers to disguise their purpose and blend into their surroundings.

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 24



David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Based in Skaneateles, David Edward Johnson creates mixed media assemblages that address belief systems, the birth and death of the American Dream, and the effects of loss at a personal level. No Roses in December features a series of works in which Johnson explores his father's diagnosis of and descent into dementia. Johnson pairs his own photographs of bleak West Texas vistas and abandoned adobe dwellings with abstract mixed media painting, vintage papers, found objects, and other ephemera as a way to evoke fragmented shards of memory that mimic his father's state of mind. The series title references a poem by Geoffrey Anketell Studdert-Kennedy that was popularized in a speech about courage by Peter Pan author JM Barrie: "God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December." Without memories, we have no blooms in the chill of the December of life.

David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December is part of the Everson CNY Artist Initiative, an exhibition program that celebrates the multi-faceted talents of regional artists.

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 24



Off the Rack
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"Off the Rack" is the happy by-product of a major renovation of the Everson's on-site art storage.

As hundreds of paintings and framed works are displaced from their racks while renovations take place, the public has an unprecedented opportunity to view objects that have been in deep storage for years, never-before-seen recent acquisitions, and some perennial favorites — all hung together salon-style in our exhibition galleries.

This smorgasbord of paintings and works on paper showcases the breadth and depth of the Museum's collections and provides a glimpse into the world of collections management and care.

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 24



Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Throughout her career, Queens-based artist Sana Musasama has drawn inspiration from travel and research into global cultures. "Returning to Ourselves" centers around a series of dolls that Musasama produced that mirror African-American topsy-turvy dolls containing a white doll whose skirt can be flipped up to transform it into a Black doll.

Musasama uses this formal structure to juxtapose different figures drawn from the global Black diaspora. "Returning to Ourselves" is rounded out by a series of ceramic houses Musasama began early in her career but returned to during the pandemic to combat looming depression.

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 24



Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 2009 and 2010, Janet Biggs traveled to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard with a crew of artists and scientists to document the changing Arctic landscape. As the subject of centuries of exploration, the Arctic was once seen as indifferent to human enterprise, so vast and inhospitable as to be immune to any imposition. Today, scientists expect climate change to leave Arctic summers ice-free as early as the next decade, and Svalbard, located halfway between Europe and the North Pole, finds itself at the epicenter of this metamorphoses. Using footage compiled on her voyages north, Biggs explores this history and the alarming consequences of human enterprise in three videos: Warning Shot (2016), Brightness All Around (2011), and Fade to White (2010). Shown together, these works are a clarion call for a heroic landscape that will completely transform within our lifetimes.

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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 24



Crossing Space and Time: Figurative Ceramics by Jee Eun Lee
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius

Jee Eun Lee is a Professor of Art at Northern Kentucky University and received an MFA from Syracuse University and from Ewha Women's University in Seoul, Korea. Her ethereal figurative ceramics are inspired by nature, memory, and dreams. Through her artwork, Lee aims to communicate "a calm, serene moment of meditation during our chaotic times."

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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM, February 24



Unveiled Echoes: Works by Jalen Law
Community Folk Art Center

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

This visionary exhibition made up of 22 artworks harmonizes traditional art, digital innovation, and augmented reality (AR) to resurrect the forgotten narratives of Buffalo and the Erie Canal.

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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, February 24



Black Artist Collective: Paired Pieces -- 15th Ward Exhibition
Art in the Atrium

Price: Free
City Hall Commons Atrium
201 East Washington St., Syracuse

In this exhibition, four established professional artists mentored four talented student artists, embarking on a creative journey that explores the history of the 15th Ward's destruction and its lasting impact.

Through a series of prompt questions, the exhibition encourages viewers to contemplate the consequences of this historical event: What are the enduring effects of the 15th Ward's destruction? How does this impact resonate within the City of Syracuse today? What are our collective aspirations for a reparative future?

"Paired Pieces" presents diverse perspectives, artistic styles, and mediums. Each artist contributed their unique visions, inviting viewers to reflect on the past, engage with the present, and envision a future characterized by inclusivity and restoration.

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, February 24



Mahtab Hussain: Muslims in America: Syracuse Edition
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

British photographer Mahtab Hussain is creating a major new body of work about the Muslim experience in America. In October, ArtRage hosted Hussain for a two-week residency to photograph Syracuse's Muslim community; the resulting work will be shared in this exhibition. The work created in Syracuse will join his work from New York City, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and other U.S. cities yet to be visited, and will be published as an artist book and a touring museum exhibition in 2026.

Hussain uses photography to explore the important relationship between identity, heritage, and displacement. His themes develop through long-term research articulating a visual language that challenges the prevailing concepts of multiculturalism. His work has been widely exhibited in the UK and North America and is in many collections including the Brooklyn Museum and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, February 24



Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

The Art Wall Project features photographs and silk-screen prints made by Nona Faustine, a Brooklyn-based photographer. Faustine will consider the legacy of monuments in the United States and explore how, as she has described, "history is turned around. What is left out, what is included, what are the lies. And who gets celebrated."

The Syracuse University Art Museum's new Art Wall initiative is dedicated to site-specific works by emerging and leading contemporary artists, commissioned annually.

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, February 24



To Understand & To Be Understood: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

Curated by graduate students in art history, this exhibition foregrounds abstract art created between 1960 and 1980 by Asian American and Asian diasporic artist living in the United States. These artists, each in their own way, sought a type of universal language and expression through their art, which helped them to understand the world around them and which they hoped would be understood by diverse audiences.

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, February 24



Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

"Assembly" features artworks made by Syracuse University faculty and recent alumni that contribute to emergent forms of ecological understanding. By placing these works in dialogue with objects from the Museum's collection, the installation considers a broad cultural evolution from an environmentalism of the sublime to an ecology of intimacy.

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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 24



2024 BFA Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work presents the 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. The exhibiting artists are Keming Chen, Madison Chloe, Zhiyu Feng, Siya Hu, Megan Ivy, Megan Jonas, Yu-Hsia Liu, Tyber Longacre, Chika Winston Ma, Clara Neville, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Avery Wild, Suhao Yang, and Joe Zhao.

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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 24



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.

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Comedy
 

7:00 PM, February 24



Ali Siddiq: I Got A Story To Tell
The Oncenter

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

Ali Siddiq is stand-up comedian and public speaker out of Houston, TX. Ali's unique style of stand-up began behind the walls of incarceration, an incubator for interesting experiences and good stories.

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Dance
 

5:30 PM, February 24



A Celebration of Black Icons in Dance & Music
Community Folk Art Center

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

Join classical dance trailblazer Charles Haislah, The Creative Arts Academy, and CFAC-DanceLab for an evening of performances and dance history.

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Film
 

2:00 PM - 7:00 PM, February 24



Honoring Outstanding Black Filmmakers
Syracuse International Film Festival

Price: $8 individual; $20 family 4-pack
Buried Acorn Brewing
881 Van Rensselaer St., Syracuse

The inaugural Honoring Outstanding Black Filmmakers event will showcase four films from around the world, as well as honor local filmmaker Eric Jackson of Black Cub Productions.

2:00-4:15 pm: Program 1

Guardians of the Flame
The documentary film tells the story of the multi-talented Harrison family of New Orleans who guard their legacy and define what Black masking culture means in the city today. Filmed over 15 years, the documentary follows the family's fight to recover from Hurricane Katrina and a history of cultural suppression, and introduces viewers to the family's matriarch, Herreast Harrison, and her four talented children. The project was started in 2006 by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme and completed by director Daniel Wolff after Demme's death.

If a Flower Bloomed
The documentary film showcases the daily lives of Kenyan students and the challenges they face, as well as the origin story of a non-profit organization that helps children. The film features moving testimonies from past beneficiaries, highlighting the profound impact of education and hope on young lives.

4:30-6:30 pm: Program 2
The Poison Garden
The short film tells the true stories of three acts of racial terrorism that occurred in and out of South Florida's courts in the 1930s and draws parallels to the problems of law enforcement today.

Kikum Spirit (The Untold African Story)
The narrative feature, directed by Anurin Nwunembom, centers on Fonyuy, who takes gifts from two explorers and sends his son Mumu to learn about their land. When Mumu does not return, the truth about the explorers' initial visit and intentions is revealed, sparking a battle to preserve the village's sovereignty and survival that spans centuries.

6:30 pm: A celebration of Eric Derachio Jackson Jr, a Syracuse-based filmmaker who co-founded Black Cub Productions. Jackson is CEO of the independent digital agency, which specializes in "meaningful and motivating stories through bold and transformational creative work."

Tickets are available via Eventbrite for $8 each or $20 for a family 4-pack.

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8:00 PM, February 24



Trust No One Movie Premiere
Palace Theatre

Palace Theater
2384 James St., Syracuse

7:00: Red Carpet
8:00 pm: Movie at 8pm

Trust No One is a highly anticipated Syracuse film that will have its opening premiere on February 24. There will be a special red carpet, DJ, and Q&A after the film.

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Music
 

1:00 PM, February 24



Selected Favorites for Clarinet and Piano
Civic Morning Musicals
Eileen Allen, clarinet; Tina Toglia, piano

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

Brahms Clarinet Sonata in Eb major, Op. 120, No. 2
Hindemith Clarinet Sonata
Finzi Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 23

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7:30 PM, February 24



John Price and the Usual Suspects
Steeple Coffee House

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

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Theater
 

2:00 PM, February 24



Inherit The Wind
Redhouse

Redhouse at City Center
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Based on the real-life Scopes "Monkey" Trial in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a Tennessee science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. Starring Fred Grandy and directed by Ted Lange, both reuniting from the hit TV show "The Love Boat", this courtroom drama comes to life in a relevant deliberation on the freedom of thought.

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7:00 PM, February 24



A Wee Bit 'o Murder
Acme Mystery Company

Spinning Wheel Restaurant
7384 Thompson Rd., North 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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7:00 PM, February 24



Alice in Slasherland
Central New York Playhouse
Christopher James Lupia, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

When young Lewis accidentally resurrects the soul of a brutally slain girl named Alice, he unwittingly unleashes a literal hell on Earth. Now, with every imaginable kind of demon, monster, and killer ravaging his small town, it's up to Lewis and his newly undead companion to protect his classmates – including longtime crush Margaret – from becoming freshly slaughtered carcasses. With the help of Alice's trash-talking demonic teddy bear, Lewis races to find a way to close the rift before the devil himself shows up and totally ruins their senior prom.

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7:00 PM, February 24



Inherit The Wind
Redhouse

Redhouse at City Center
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Based on the real-life Scopes "Monkey" Trial in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a Tennessee science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. Starring Fred Grandy and directed by Ted Lange, both reuniting from the hit TV show "The Love Boat", this courtroom drama comes to life in a relevant deliberation on the freedom of thought.

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8:00 PM, February 24



Orlando
LeMoyne College
Maya Dwyer, director

Price: $20 regular, $15 seniors, $5 students and LeMoyne faculty and staff
Coyne Center for the Performing Arts
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

An effervescent comedy of love, sex and time travel by Virginia Woolf, adapted by Sarah Ruhl. This is the story of a young nobleman who is drawn into a love affair with Queen Elizabeth I. For a time, life at court is interesting enough, but Orlando yearns for something more. As he strives to make his way as a poet and lover, his travels keep him at the heart of a dazzling tale where gender and gender preferences shift regularly, usually with hilarious results.

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Sunday, February 25, 2024


Art
 

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 25



Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 2009 and 2010, Janet Biggs traveled to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard with a crew of artists and scientists to document the changing Arctic landscape. As the subject of centuries of exploration, the Arctic was once seen as indifferent to human enterprise, so vast and inhospitable as to be immune to any imposition. Today, scientists expect climate change to leave Arctic summers ice-free as early as the next decade, and Svalbard, located halfway between Europe and the North Pole, finds itself at the epicenter of this metamorphoses. Using footage compiled on her voyages north, Biggs explores this history and the alarming consequences of human enterprise in three videos: Warning Shot (2016), Brightness All Around (2011), and Fade to White (2010). Shown together, these works are a clarion call for a heroic landscape that will completely transform within our lifetimes.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 25



Pick and Mix
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Spring 2023 marks the beginning of a massive project that will convert an area adjacent to the ceramics gallery, which previously held paintings and prints, into dedicated ceramics storage. To accomplish this, we will close a portion of the ceramics gallery to make room for all the sorting and organizing that is to come. More than 200 paintings will come out of storage and hang salon-style in the Everson's upstairs galleries for the exhibition, Off the Rack.

In the face of space limitations like these, most museums would offer you less art—but that is not the Everson way. Instead, we offer you "Pick & Mix," a cornucopia of five fabulous exhibitions under one banner. Pick & Mix highlights the vitality of the Museum's mission to gather works that document the ways that artists draw inspiration from their cultures, as well as the ways that artists give back. Ceramics are an ideal lens to examine the gender roles, politics, and material culture of any given moment.

The Turner's Prize: Art Pottery from the Bill and Dorothy Paul Collection
As the keeper of potter Adelaide Alsop Robineau's legacy, the Everson has a heavy investment in American Art Pottery of the early and mid-20th century. The Turner's Prize highlights the extraordinary collection of Athens, Georgia-based Bill Paul. Instead of following mainstream collectors and market trends, Paul and his late wife Dorothy spent decades gathering rare and exotic works from the Art Pottery era that highlight hand-turned forms and experimental glazes.

Holding Space, Holding Pattern: Radical Decoration Strikes Back
Holding Space, Holding Pattern springs from a moment in the 1970s when pattern became a political and cultural weapon in the hands of feminist artists like Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro. The Pattern and Decoration movement kicked open the doors for women to move past the Japanese-inspired stonewares and muscular abstract sculptures that dominated ceramics throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Natural Synthesis: African Stoneware from the Ramage Collection
Natural Synthesis tells the story of a group of talented Nigerian potters who apprenticed at a colonial British pottery school led by Michael Cardew. Potters like Danlami Aliyu and Ladi Kwali blended British forms and firing techniques with motifs and functional elements from their own aesthetic heritage, then opened their own studios and handed down their legacy to their own students.

Feelies
Over a career that spanned more than seven decades, Arizona-based potter Rose Cabat perfected the Feelie, a matte-glazed pottery form that begs to be held and touched. Feelies brings together more than 100 of Cabat's pots in a show-stopping array highlighting her mastery of glaze and form.

Cosmic Pipes: Pipes from the Clayton and Betty Bailey Collection
The Everson's recently acquired collection of Cosmic Pipes from the late 1960s joins other clay pipes from Indigenous and European cultures in the permanent collection. Ceramist Clayton Bailey created these pipes along with friends Roy De Forest, David Gilhooly, and Maija Peeples-Bright in 1969. Legend has it that Bailey's wife, Betty, an artist in her own right, encouraged the group to make what she called "paranoid pipes" in the form of everyday objects like ice cream cones and flowers to disguise their purpose and blend into their surroundings.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 25



Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Throughout her career, Queens-based artist Sana Musasama has drawn inspiration from travel and research into global cultures. "Returning to Ourselves" centers around a series of dolls that Musasama produced that mirror African-American topsy-turvy dolls containing a white doll whose skirt can be flipped up to transform it into a Black doll.

Musasama uses this formal structure to juxtapose different figures drawn from the global Black diaspora. "Returning to Ourselves" is rounded out by a series of ceramic houses Musasama began early in her career but returned to during the pandemic to combat looming depression.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 25



David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Based in Skaneateles, David Edward Johnson creates mixed media assemblages that address belief systems, the birth and death of the American Dream, and the effects of loss at a personal level. No Roses in December features a series of works in which Johnson explores his father's diagnosis of and descent into dementia. Johnson pairs his own photographs of bleak West Texas vistas and abandoned adobe dwellings with abstract mixed media painting, vintage papers, found objects, and other ephemera as a way to evoke fragmented shards of memory that mimic his father's state of mind. The series title references a poem by Geoffrey Anketell Studdert-Kennedy that was popularized in a speech about courage by Peter Pan author JM Barrie: "God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December." Without memories, we have no blooms in the chill of the December of life.

David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December is part of the Everson CNY Artist Initiative, an exhibition program that celebrates the multi-faceted talents of regional artists.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 25



Off the Rack
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"Off the Rack" is the happy by-product of a major renovation of the Everson's on-site art storage.

As hundreds of paintings and framed works are displaced from their racks while renovations take place, the public has an unprecedented opportunity to view objects that have been in deep storage for years, never-before-seen recent acquisitions, and some perennial favorites — all hung together salon-style in our exhibition galleries.

This smorgasbord of paintings and works on paper showcases the breadth and depth of the Museum's collections and provides a glimpse into the world of collections management and care.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 25



Crossing Space and Time: Figurative Ceramics by Jee Eun Lee
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius

Jee Eun Lee is a Professor of Art at Northern Kentucky University and received an MFA from Syracuse University and from Ewha Women's University in Seoul, Korea. Her ethereal figurative ceramics are inspired by nature, memory, and dreams. Through her artwork, Lee aims to communicate "a calm, serene moment of meditation during our chaotic times."

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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, February 25



Black Artist Collective: Paired Pieces -- 15th Ward Exhibition
Art in the Atrium

Price: Free
City Hall Commons Atrium
201 East Washington St., Syracuse

In this exhibition, four established professional artists mentored four talented student artists, embarking on a creative journey that explores the history of the 15th Ward's destruction and its lasting impact.

Through a series of prompt questions, the exhibition encourages viewers to contemplate the consequences of this historical event: What are the enduring effects of the 15th Ward's destruction? How does this impact resonate within the City of Syracuse today? What are our collective aspirations for a reparative future?

"Paired Pieces" presents diverse perspectives, artistic styles, and mediums. Each artist contributed their unique visions, inviting viewers to reflect on the past, engage with the present, and envision a future characterized by inclusivity and restoration.

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, February 25



Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

The Art Wall Project features photographs and silk-screen prints made by Nona Faustine, a Brooklyn-based photographer. Faustine will consider the legacy of monuments in the United States and explore how, as she has described, "history is turned around. What is left out, what is included, what are the lies. And who gets celebrated."

The Syracuse University Art Museum's new Art Wall initiative is dedicated to site-specific works by emerging and leading contemporary artists, commissioned annually.

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, February 25



Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

"Assembly" features artworks made by Syracuse University faculty and recent alumni that contribute to emergent forms of ecological understanding. By placing these works in dialogue with objects from the Museum's collection, the installation considers a broad cultural evolution from an environmentalism of the sublime to an ecology of intimacy.

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, February 25



To Understand & To Be Understood: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

Curated by graduate students in art history, this exhibition foregrounds abstract art created between 1960 and 1980 by Asian American and Asian diasporic artist living in the United States. These artists, each in their own way, sought a type of universal language and expression through their art, which helped them to understand the world around them and which they hoped would be understood by diverse audiences.

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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 25



2024 BFA Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work presents the 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. The exhibiting artists are Keming Chen, Madison Chloe, Zhiyu Feng, Siya Hu, Megan Ivy, Megan Jonas, Yu-Hsia Liu, Tyber Longacre, Chika Winston Ma, Clara Neville, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Avery Wild, Suhao Yang, and Joe Zhao.

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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 25



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.

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Music
 

4:00 PM, February 25



Malmgren Series: Black History Month Concert
Hendricks Chapel

Price: Free
Hendricks Chapel
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Setnor School of Music students and faculty present a special concert highlighting the music of Black composers. This program includes inspiring solos for voice, piano, organ, and clarinet by Lawren Brianna Ware, Asriel Davis, Betty Jackson King, Florence Price, and Maria Thompson-Corley.

The Hendricks Chapel Choir will perform Uzee Brown Jr.'s stirring setting of Psalm 150, and the Concert Choir will offer "He Never Failed Me Yet" by gospel legend Robert Ray.

The program will conclude with the combined choirs singing James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson's "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

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5:00 PM, February 25



*SOLD OUT* Black History Month Cabaret: Endea Owens, bassist
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: $40 at door, $35 in advance
Marriott Hotel Syracuse
500 S. Warren St., Syracuse

Only five years out of Juilliard, Endea visits millions of households every weeknight as a member of Stephen Colbert's Late Show Band. She is already the winner of an Emmy, Grammy, and Peabody Award. Her work has appeared on Jon Batiste's Grammy-winning album "We Are" and Oscar-nominated film Judas and the Black Messiah. As a philanthropist, Endea founded the Community Cookout, a non-profit that provides meals and music to underserved neighborhoods in New York City. She has composed for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Cincinnati Orchestra and is a "Jazz is Now!" fellow of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem as a presenter, curator, and performer.

Ticket price includes buffet dinner.

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Theater
 

2:00 PM, February 25



Inherit The Wind
Redhouse

Redhouse at City Center
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Based on the real-life Scopes "Monkey" Trial in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a Tennessee science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. Starring Fred Grandy and directed by Ted Lange, both reuniting from the hit TV show "The Love Boat", this courtroom drama comes to life in a relevant deliberation on the freedom of thought.

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Monday, February 26, 2024


Art
 

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 26



Unveiled Echoes: Works by Jalen Law
Community Folk Art Center

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

This visionary exhibition made up of 22 artworks harmonizes traditional art, digital innovation, and augmented reality (AR) to resurrect the forgotten narratives of Buffalo and the Erie Canal.

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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 26



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.

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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 26



2024 BFA Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work presents the 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. The exhibiting artists are Keming Chen, Madison Chloe, Zhiyu Feng, Siya Hu, Megan Ivy, Megan Jonas, Yu-Hsia Liu, Tyber Longacre, Chika Winston Ma, Clara Neville, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Avery Wild, Suhao Yang, and Joe Zhao.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024


Art
 

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 27



Unveiled Echoes: Works by Jalen Law
Community Folk Art Center

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

This visionary exhibition made up of 22 artworks harmonizes traditional art, digital innovation, and augmented reality (AR) to resurrect the forgotten narratives of Buffalo and the Erie Canal.

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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 27



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.

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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 27



2024 BFA Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work presents the 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. The exhibiting artists are Keming Chen, Madison Chloe, Zhiyu Feng, Siya Hu, Megan Ivy, Megan Jonas, Yu-Hsia Liu, Tyber Longacre, Chika Winston Ma, Clara Neville, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Avery Wild, Suhao Yang, and Joe Zhao.

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 27



To Understand & To Be Understood: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

Curated by graduate students in art history, this exhibition foregrounds abstract art created between 1960 and 1980 by Asian American and Asian diasporic artist living in the United States. These artists, each in their own way, sought a type of universal language and expression through their art, which helped them to understand the world around them and which they hoped would be understood by diverse audiences.

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 27



Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

"Assembly" features artworks made by Syracuse University faculty and recent alumni that contribute to emergent forms of ecological understanding. By placing these works in dialogue with objects from the Museum's collection, the installation considers a broad cultural evolution from an environmentalism of the sublime to an ecology of intimacy.

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 27



Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

The Art Wall Project features photographs and silk-screen prints made by Nona Faustine, a Brooklyn-based photographer. Faustine will consider the legacy of monuments in the United States and explore how, as she has described, "history is turned around. What is left out, what is included, what are the lies. And who gets celebrated."

The Syracuse University Art Museum's new Art Wall initiative is dedicated to site-specific works by emerging and leading contemporary artists, commissioned annually.

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Dance
 

7:00 PM, February 27



Giselle
Palace Theatre
Grand Kyiv Ballet

Palace Theater
2384 James St., Syracuse

Giselle is a classical ballet that tells the story of a peasant girl who falls in love with a nobleman disguised as a commoner. Tragically, the girl dies of a broken heart when she discovers the truth about her lover's identity. The ballet is known for its stunning choreography and beautiful music, and is a true masterpiece of the ballet repertoire.

We are honored to have the prime dancers from the National Opera and Ballet of Ukraine bring this timeless classic to life on stage. Their talent and artistry are unmatched, and we know that audiences will be swept away by their breathtaking performances.

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Music
 

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 27



Jazz at Timber Banks: Scott Dennis and Friends
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

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

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024


Art
 

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 28



Unveiled Echoes: Works by Jalen Law
Community Folk Art Center

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

This visionary exhibition made up of 22 artworks harmonizes traditional art, digital innovation, and augmented reality (AR) to resurrect the forgotten narratives of Buffalo and the Erie Canal.

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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 28



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.

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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 28



2024 BFA Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work presents the 2024 BFA Art Photography Annual of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. The exhibiting artists are Keming Chen, Madison Chloe, Zhiyu Feng, Siya Hu, Megan Ivy, Megan Jonas, Yu-Hsia Liu, Tyber Longacre, Chika Winston Ma, Clara Neville, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Avery Wild, Suhao Yang, and Joe Zhao.

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 28



Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

The Art Wall Project features photographs and silk-screen prints made by Nona Faustine, a Brooklyn-based photographer. Faustine will consider the legacy of monuments in the United States and explore how, as she has described, "history is turned around. What is left out, what is included, what are the lies. And who gets celebrated."

The Syracuse University Art Museum's new Art Wall initiative is dedicated to site-specific works by emerging and leading contemporary artists, commissioned annually.

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 28



Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

"Assembly" features artworks made by Syracuse University faculty and recent alumni that contribute to emergent forms of ecological understanding. By placing these works in dialogue with objects from the Museum's collection, the installation considers a broad cultural evolution from an environmentalism of the sublime to an ecology of intimacy.

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 28



To Understand & To Be Understood: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

Curated by graduate students in art history, this exhibition foregrounds abstract art created between 1960 and 1980 by Asian American and Asian diasporic artist living in the United States. These artists, each in their own way, sought a type of universal language and expression through their art, which helped them to understand the world around them and which they hoped would be understood by diverse audiences.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 28



Pick and Mix
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Spring 2023 marks the beginning of a massive project that will convert an area adjacent to the ceramics gallery, which previously held paintings and prints, into dedicated ceramics storage. To accomplish this, we will close a portion of the ceramics gallery to make room for all the sorting and organizing that is to come. More than 200 paintings will come out of storage and hang salon-style in the Everson's upstairs galleries for the exhibition, Off the Rack.

In the face of space limitations like these, most museums would offer you less art—but that is not the Everson way. Instead, we offer you "Pick & Mix," a cornucopia of five fabulous exhibitions under one banner. Pick & Mix highlights the vitality of the Museum's mission to gather works that document the ways that artists draw inspiration from their cultures, as well as the ways that artists give back. Ceramics are an ideal lens to examine the gender roles, politics, and material culture of any given moment.

The Turner's Prize: Art Pottery from the Bill and Dorothy Paul Collection
As the keeper of potter Adelaide Alsop Robineau's legacy, the Everson has a heavy investment in American Art Pottery of the early and mid-20th century. The Turner's Prize highlights the extraordinary collection of Athens, Georgia-based Bill Paul. Instead of following mainstream collectors and market trends, Paul and his late wife Dorothy spent decades gathering rare and exotic works from the Art Pottery era that highlight hand-turned forms and experimental glazes.

Holding Space, Holding Pattern: Radical Decoration Strikes Back
Holding Space, Holding Pattern springs from a moment in the 1970s when pattern became a political and cultural weapon in the hands of feminist artists like Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro. The Pattern and Decoration movement kicked open the doors for women to move past the Japanese-inspired stonewares and muscular abstract sculptures that dominated ceramics throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Natural Synthesis: African Stoneware from the Ramage Collection
Natural Synthesis tells the story of a group of talented Nigerian potters who apprenticed at a colonial British pottery school led by Michael Cardew. Potters like Danlami Aliyu and Ladi Kwali blended British forms and firing techniques with motifs and functional elements from their own aesthetic heritage, then opened their own studios and handed down their legacy to their own students.

Feelies
Over a career that spanned more than seven decades, Arizona-based potter Rose Cabat perfected the Feelie, a matte-glazed pottery form that begs to be held and touched. Feelies brings together more than 100 of Cabat's pots in a show-stopping array highlighting her mastery of glaze and form.

Cosmic Pipes: Pipes from the Clayton and Betty Bailey Collection
The Everson's recently acquired collection of Cosmic Pipes from the late 1960s joins other clay pipes from Indigenous and European cultures in the permanent collection. Ceramist Clayton Bailey created these pipes along with friends Roy De Forest, David Gilhooly, and Maija Peeples-Bright in 1969. Legend has it that Bailey's wife, Betty, an artist in her own right, encouraged the group to make what she called "paranoid pipes" in the form of everyday objects like ice cream cones and flowers to disguise their purpose and blend into their surroundings.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 28



Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Throughout her career, Queens-based artist Sana Musasama has drawn inspiration from travel and research into global cultures. "Returning to Ourselves" centers around a series of dolls that Musasama produced that mirror African-American topsy-turvy dolls containing a white doll whose skirt can be flipped up to transform it into a Black doll.

Musasama uses this formal structure to juxtapose different figures drawn from the global Black diaspora. "Returning to Ourselves" is rounded out by a series of ceramic houses Musasama began early in her career but returned to during the pandemic to combat looming depression.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 28



Off the Rack
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"Off the Rack" is the happy by-product of a major renovation of the Everson's on-site art storage.

As hundreds of paintings and framed works are displaced from their racks while renovations take place, the public has an unprecedented opportunity to view objects that have been in deep storage for years, never-before-seen recent acquisitions, and some perennial favorites — all hung together salon-style in our exhibition galleries.

This smorgasbord of paintings and works on paper showcases the breadth and depth of the Museum's collections and provides a glimpse into the world of collections management and care.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 28



David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Based in Skaneateles, David Edward Johnson creates mixed media assemblages that address belief systems, the birth and death of the American Dream, and the effects of loss at a personal level. No Roses in December features a series of works in which Johnson explores his father's diagnosis of and descent into dementia. Johnson pairs his own photographs of bleak West Texas vistas and abandoned adobe dwellings with abstract mixed media painting, vintage papers, found objects, and other ephemera as a way to evoke fragmented shards of memory that mimic his father's state of mind. The series title references a poem by Geoffrey Anketell Studdert-Kennedy that was popularized in a speech about courage by Peter Pan author JM Barrie: "God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December." Without memories, we have no blooms in the chill of the December of life.

David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December is part of the Everson CNY Artist Initiative, an exhibition program that celebrates the multi-faceted talents of regional artists.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 28



Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 2009 and 2010, Janet Biggs traveled to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard with a crew of artists and scientists to document the changing Arctic landscape. As the subject of centuries of exploration, the Arctic was once seen as indifferent to human enterprise, so vast and inhospitable as to be immune to any imposition. Today, scientists expect climate change to leave Arctic summers ice-free as early as the next decade, and Svalbard, located halfway between Europe and the North Pole, finds itself at the epicenter of this metamorphoses. Using footage compiled on her voyages north, Biggs explores this history and the alarming consequences of human enterprise in three videos: Warning Shot (2016), Brightness All Around (2011), and Fade to White (2010). Shown together, these works are a clarion call for a heroic landscape that will completely transform within our lifetimes.

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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 28



Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience
Syracuse University School of Art and Design

Nancy Cantor Warehouse, Museum Studies Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

"Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience" features works from local African American artists as well as the Syracuse University Art Museum and Light Work collections.

"Black Excellence: Celebration of Resilience" offers a holistic and diverse portrayal of the African American experience, featuring influential African American artists who have played a pivotal role in introducing vibrant colors and unique outlooks to the city of Syracuse's artistic landscape. The works on display transcend mere aesthetics; they serve as a reflection of the African American journey, allowing all members of the Syracuse community to engage with and appreciate this rich and complex history. Topics such as identity, racial discrimination, fashion, and heritage are intertwined through a range of objects, from 1950s fashion to black and white documentary photography to contemporary art.

The exhibition is curated by Trinity Lowe G'24, a graduate museum studies student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' School of Design, and features works from London Ladd, Cherilyn Beckles, David MacDonald, Jack White, Cjala Surratt, and Carrie Mae Weems.

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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, February 28



Mahtab Hussain: Muslims in America: Syracuse Edition
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

British photographer Mahtab Hussain is creating a major new body of work about the Muslim experience in America. In October, ArtRage hosted Hussain for a two-week residency to photograph Syracuse's Muslim community; the resulting work will be shared in this exhibition. The work created in Syracuse will join his work from New York City, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and other U.S. cities yet to be visited, and will be published as an artist book and a touring museum exhibition in 2026.

Hussain uses photography to explore the important relationship between identity, heritage, and displacement. His themes develop through long-term research articulating a visual language that challenges the prevailing concepts of multiculturalism. His work has been widely exhibited in the UK and North America and is in many collections including the Brooklyn Museum and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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Music
 

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 28



Tom Brigandi's Jazz Bass and Beyond Celebrates Black History Month
Chelsea Opera

Price: No cover
The Tasting Room
330 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Featuring Tom Brigandi, bass; Barry Blumenthal, piano; Bob Sneider, guitar; Joe Carello, saxophone; Mike Melito, drums; and Lee Priore, vocals

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