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Events for Sunday, April 28, 2024

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

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

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Clayscapes Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years Onondaga Historical Association

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Look At What We Got! Onondaga Historical Association

12:00 PM-6:00 PM Central NY Watercolor Society Exhibit 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-5:00 PM 2024 MFA Exhibition 3: Unsettled, Unbridled, Unbound Syracuse University School of Art and Design

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

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

2:00 PM The Droll (or, A Stage-Play About the End of Theatre) Syracuse University Drama Department

3:00 PM *CANCELLED* The Barber of Seville Syracuse Opera

3:00 PM Casual Series: Bach, Copland, and Shostakovich Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria), featuring Monica Fosnaugh, English horn; John Raschella, trumpet

4:00 PM Theodicy Jazz Collective Hendricks Chapel

Events for Monday, April 29, 2024

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

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

7:00 PM Tarzan and His Mate (1934) Syracuse Cinephile Society

7:30 PM Rock Ensemble Spring 2024 LeMoyne College

Events for Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey 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 Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country Syracuse University Art Museum

6:00 PM-9:00 PM Jazz at Timber Banks: Mike Houston and Sam Wynn CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

7:30 PM Elin Hilderbrand Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series

Events for Wednesday, May 1, 2024

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

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

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Look At What We Got! Onondaga Historical Association

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years Onondaga Historical Association

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

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Pick and Mix 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 Off the Rack Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Clayscapes Everson Museum of Art

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher ArtRage Gallery

7:30 PM Spring Choral Concert 2024 LeMoyne College

7:30 PM Preview: Once Syracuse Stage

Events for Thursday, May 2, 2024

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

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Look At What We Got! Onondaga Historical Association

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years Onondaga Historical Association

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

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

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Pick and Mix 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-8:00 PM Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions Everson Museum of Art

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

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher ArtRage Gallery

7:30 PM Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert 2024 LeMoyne College

7:30 PM Preview: Once Syracuse Stage

Events for Friday, May 3, 2024

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

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Look At What We Got! Onondaga Historical Association

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years Onondaga Historical Association

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

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Pick and Mix 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 Off the Rack Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Clayscapes Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels Everson Museum of Art

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher ArtRage Gallery

7:00 PM Poet Suzanne Frischkorn Downtown Writer's Center

7:30 PM August: Osage County Baldwinsville Theatre Guild

7:30 PM Jazzuits Alumni Concert 2024 LeMoyne College

7:30 PM Opening: Once Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Tom Chapin & the Chapin Sisters Folkus Project

8:00 PM Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Dukes of Funnytown Landmark Theatre

8:00 PM Always Abba Palace Theatre

Events for Saturday, May 4, 2024

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Student Art Show Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

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

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions Everson Museum of Art

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

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

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

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years Onondaga Historical Association

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Look At What We Got! Onondaga Historical Association

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher 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 Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology Syracuse University Art Museum

1:00 PM Chordal Experiment Civic Morning Musicals, featuring Theresa Chen, piano; Drew Serafini, guitar

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

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

2:00 PM Once Syracuse Stage

7:30 PM August: Osage County Baldwinsville Theatre Guild

7:30 PM American String Quartet Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music

7:30 PM Once Syracuse Stage

Events for Sunday, May 5, 2024

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

10:00 AM-5:00 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-4:00 PM Clayscapes Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Look At What We Got! Onondaga Historical Association

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years Onondaga Historical Association

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

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

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

2:00 PM Once Syracuse Stage

2:00 PM Steamboat Bill slient film Syracuse Wurlitzer, featuring Donnie Rankin, Wurlitzer theater pipe organ

3:00 PM August: Osage County Baldwinsville Theatre Guild

4:00 PM Prize Winners Society for New Music

7:30 PM Once Syracuse Stage

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Sunday, April 28, 2024


Art
 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 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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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 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, April 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, April 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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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 28



Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Rachel Ivy Clarke assigns specific fabrics, colors, and shapes to represent various data points about visitors, such as their hometown or the distance they traveled to get to the event, creating quilt designs based on their information. The resulting quilt is a collaborative snapshot of an event that brings together two seemingly disparate things: folk arts — a traditional form of slow, small, community-based creation — and data reflective of our contemporary society, which is rooted in rapid technological advances and the capitalization of mass communication and manufacturing. Shown together, the quilts provide a colorful and creative vision of different communities across the state while also providing a powerful example of how artists can help present data in a more visually effective way.

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



Clayscapes
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Clayscapes is a tribute to clay's ubiquitous presence in our lives, and to the powerful metaphorical and spiritual role that it can play. The Everson's famous collection of ceramics is filled with works that explore the landscape—from artist Robert Arneson's monumental celebration of California's mountainous landscape to Uruguayan-born Lidya Buzio's earthy vessels adorned with the skyline of her adopted home in New York City. The collection contains many commercially produced souvenir plates and pitchers meant to commemorate and memorialize specific places. These wares are a distinctive part of the Museum's collection, and they provide inspiration for contemporary artists such as Paul Scott, who makes commemorative plates that reflect the ways that humans have altered the landscape and exploited its resources.

As artists continue to shape clay, Clayscapes recognizes the ways in which clay shapes us. The Everson's ceramic collection is filled with work that documents the joys and sorrows of humankind's relationship with the Earth. This exhibition pays tribute to the powerful connection between artists and the world around them.

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



Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The Everson Museum houses a significant collection of enamels by artists including June Schwarcz, Edward H. Winter, and Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley. Several leading ceramists — for example, Carleton Ball and Jade Snow Wong — also worked in enamel. Exhibition spaces that show ceramics have often championed enamels too, including the Everson's own Ceramic National exhibitions. After waning in popularity in the mid-20th century, enamels are enjoying a comeback thanks to new technologies and the proliferation of community studios and makerspaces that provide shared equipment and knowledge.

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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, April 28



Central NY Watercolor Society Exhibit
Art in the Atrium

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

The Central New York Watercolor Society was formed in February 1982 with fourteen charter members from the central New York State region. The Central New York Watercolor Society promotes the joy of watercolor painting through annual exhibitions, workshops, watercolor and water media demonstrations, and other educational outreach.

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 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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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, April 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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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, April 28



2024 MFA Exhibition 3: Unsettled, Unbridled, Unbound
Syracuse University School of Art and Design

Nancy Cantor Warehouse
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

The exhibit features the work of 38 artists completing their master of fine arts degree in studio arts, illustration, and film and media arts, and shown in three sequential exhibitions: March 22-30, April 5-13, and April 19-28.

The exhibit provides an opportunity to experience the latest work by emerging artists as they grapple with what it means to make art in this socio-political moment. Spanning disciplines that include painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, film, video, installation, and performance, the exhibition offers a glimpse into the artists' diverse practices and innovative approaches.

Featured artists:
Atagun Ilhan, Zihan Lin, Evelyn Liu, Feiyang Liu, Linziyu Lu, Sheez Lu, Wenyi Qian, Aletta Ren, Zixiao Song, Fan Tang, Chenyu Wang, Jinning Wang, Yuhui Zheng, Jin Zhu, Jianye Zou, Sean Zhai

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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 28



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.

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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 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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History
 

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



Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

"Suit Up! A Look At Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through The Years" highlights the wide array of sporting uniforms donned by athletes in Onondaga County at every level of competition going back more than 120 years.

Utilizing OHA's extensive collection of uniforms, programs, and photographs, and the generosity of the Syracuse Mets and Syracuse Crunch, in addition to the several local collectors, this exhibition offers something for every sports fan. Highlights include signed memorabilia from Ernie Davis, Syracuse Orange Football star and the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961, as well as game-worn jerseys from Crunch, Mets, and Syracuse Orange Basketball players, to name just a few of the incredible items on display in this exhibit.

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



Look At What We Got!
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

We're opening the doors to our collections and displaying an eclectic collection of unique objects and archival items. As part of our mission to preserve our community's past, OHA curatorial and archival staff has been collecting the tangible local history from donors near and far. Many of those donations from the past 5 years have been gathered together into one exhibit for your viewing pleasure, and to showcase the generosity of our donors.

This exhibit includes unusual, fascinating, and amusing items recently donated to OHA. Museum objects and archival items to be displayed include photographs of the Syracuse Nationals professional basketball team and other local sports team items, Loew's State Theater (now Landmark Theater) architectural drawings from 1926-1927, and story boards from the local TV show The Magic Toy Shop. Other items include furniture made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company (SYROCO), artwork, wicker furniture, clothing and accessories, children's toys, as well as a television set and a Play-Talk Electronic Toy made by General Electric at Electronics Park in Liverpool, NY.

These are just some of the historical treasures that will captivate guests of all interests and ages, so start reliving our community's past, and come Look At What We Got!

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Music
 

3:00 PM, April 28



Casual Series: Bach, Copland, and Shostakovich
Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)
Lawrence Loh, conductor
Featuring Monica Fosnaugh, English horn; John Raschella, trumpet

St. Paul's Syracuse
220 E. Fayette St., Syracuse

Shostakovich Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a
Copland Quiet City
J.S. Bach Orchestral Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069

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4:00 PM, April 28



Theodicy Jazz Collective
Hendricks Chapel

Price: Free
Hendricks Chapel
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Theodicy Jazz Collective presents the world premiere of their new jazz suite, Love Is the Way, in collaboration with the Hendricks Chapel Choir. Theodicy's suite incorporates sounds from the traditions of jazz and gospel music and rhythms from Latin America and Africa. The group's residency at Syracuse University includes making a studio recording of the new work with the Hendricks Chapel Choir.

Led by pianist Andrew Barnett, Theodicy has performed their unique blend of sacred jazz for liturgical and concert settings across the United States and Europe since 2006. In 2015, Canterbury Cathedral commissioned Barnett and fellow collective member saxophonist William Z Cleary to write the Canterbury Jazz Mass, a work Theodicy also presented with the Hendricks Chapel Choir during a residency in 2018.

Theodicy describes their music as "a constant prayer, sometimes a shout of joy, sometimes a call to action, sometimes a cry for hope." Don't miss this first performance of inspiring new music for an eight-piece jazz band and choir!

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Opera
 

3:00 PM, April 28



*CANCELLED* The Barber of Seville
Syracuse Opera

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

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Theater
 

2:00 PM, April 28



The Droll (or, A Stage-Play About the End of Theatre)
Syracuse University Drama Department
Celia Madeoy, director

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

In 2011, playwright Meg Miroshnik pondered the question, "What would it have been like to discover a passion for acting during the 18 years in which theater was illegal and considered an abomination in 17th-century Puritan England?" She also posed the question: "What is it like to fall in love with theater today in the face of anxieties about its future and future audiences?" This daring and darkly funny play celebrates our need to come together in the act of collective storytelling.

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Monday, April 29, 2024


Art
 

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, April 29



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, April 29



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.

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Film
 

7:00 PM, April 29



Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Syracuse Cinephile Society

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

Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, Paul Cavanaugh
Directors: Cedric Gibbons, Jack Conway

Jane's jilted fiancée (Hamilton) returns to the jungle for an ivory-hunting expedition ... and to bring his ex-girlfriend back to civilization and get her away from Tarzan! Considered to be the very best "Tarzan" movie in the series, this Pre-Code entry is also the sexiest with some restored scenes with Tarzan and Jane that were cut after its initial 1934 release and not seen for decades. We will be screening the complete and uncut 1934 release version. Plenty of exciting jungle action too!

Plus, Charley Chase in his 1933 comedy short Nature in the Wrong.

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Music
 

7:30 PM, April 29



Rock Ensemble Spring 2024
LeMoyne College

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

The Rock Ensemble, directed by Edward Ruchalski, presents a collection of rock music from 1955 to the present.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024


Art
 

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, April 30



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, April 30



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, April 30



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, April 30



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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Lecture
 

7:30 PM, April 30



Elin Hilderbrand
Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series

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

Elin Hilderbrand is an American author widely recognized for her work in the romance genre. She wears the title of "queen of the beach read" with pride! Hilderbrand earned a degree in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University and attended the Iowa Writers Workshop. Nantucket Island is her home and the quaint beach-filled resort town serves as a prominent character in most of her 27 published novels. She has sold roughly 10 million books, many achieving bestseller list status. Her 2019 novel, Summer of '69, was a nine-week No. 1 New York Times bestseller.

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Music
 

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



Jazz at Timber Banks: Mike Houston and Sam Wynn
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

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

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024


Art
 

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 1



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.

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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 1



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 - 4:00 PM, May 1



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, May 1



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 - 5:00 PM, May 1



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, May 1



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, May 1



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, May 1



Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Rachel Ivy Clarke assigns specific fabrics, colors, and shapes to represent various data points about visitors, such as their hometown or the distance they traveled to get to the event, creating quilt designs based on their information. The resulting quilt is a collaborative snapshot of an event that brings together two seemingly disparate things: folk arts — a traditional form of slow, small, community-based creation — and data reflective of our contemporary society, which is rooted in rapid technological advances and the capitalization of mass communication and manufacturing. Shown together, the quilts provide a colorful and creative vision of different communities across the state while also providing a powerful example of how artists can help present data in a more visually effective way.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 1



Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The Everson Museum houses a significant collection of enamels by artists including June Schwarcz, Edward H. Winter, and Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley. Several leading ceramists — for example, Carleton Ball and Jade Snow Wong — also worked in enamel. Exhibition spaces that show ceramics have often championed enamels too, including the Everson's own Ceramic National exhibitions. After waning in popularity in the mid-20th century, enamels are enjoying a comeback thanks to new technologies and the proliferation of community studios and makerspaces that provide shared equipment and knowledge.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 1



Clayscapes
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Clayscapes is a tribute to clay's ubiquitous presence in our lives, and to the powerful metaphorical and spiritual role that it can play. The Everson's famous collection of ceramics is filled with works that explore the landscape—from artist Robert Arneson's monumental celebration of California's mountainous landscape to Uruguayan-born Lidya Buzio's earthy vessels adorned with the skyline of her adopted home in New York City. The collection contains many commercially produced souvenir plates and pitchers meant to commemorate and memorialize specific places. These wares are a distinctive part of the Museum's collection, and they provide inspiration for contemporary artists such as Paul Scott, who makes commemorative plates that reflect the ways that humans have altered the landscape and exploited its resources.

As artists continue to shape clay, Clayscapes recognizes the ways in which clay shapes us. The Everson's ceramic collection is filled with work that documents the joys and sorrows of humankind's relationship with the Earth. This exhibition pays tribute to the powerful connection between artists and the world around them.

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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, May 1



Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Sofía Luz Pérez is a Mexican American artist born in Austin, Texas and raised in Central New York. Her work often depicts ancient feminine archetypes while referencing self-portraiture, bringing together the ancient wisdom of her pre-Colombian cultural heritage with her present-day self.

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History
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 1



Look At What We Got!
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

We're opening the doors to our collections and displaying an eclectic collection of unique objects and archival items. As part of our mission to preserve our community's past, OHA curatorial and archival staff has been collecting the tangible local history from donors near and far. Many of those donations from the past 5 years have been gathered together into one exhibit for your viewing pleasure, and to showcase the generosity of our donors.

This exhibit includes unusual, fascinating, and amusing items recently donated to OHA. Museum objects and archival items to be displayed include photographs of the Syracuse Nationals professional basketball team and other local sports team items, Loew's State Theater (now Landmark Theater) architectural drawings from 1926-1927, and story boards from the local TV show The Magic Toy Shop. Other items include furniture made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company (SYROCO), artwork, wicker furniture, clothing and accessories, children's toys, as well as a television set and a Play-Talk Electronic Toy made by General Electric at Electronics Park in Liverpool, NY.

These are just some of the historical treasures that will captivate guests of all interests and ages, so start reliving our community's past, and come Look At What We Got!

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 1



Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

"Suit Up! A Look At Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through The Years" highlights the wide array of sporting uniforms donned by athletes in Onondaga County at every level of competition going back more than 120 years.

Utilizing OHA's extensive collection of uniforms, programs, and photographs, and the generosity of the Syracuse Mets and Syracuse Crunch, in addition to the several local collectors, this exhibition offers something for every sports fan. Highlights include signed memorabilia from Ernie Davis, Syracuse Orange Football star and the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961, as well as game-worn jerseys from Crunch, Mets, and Syracuse Orange Basketball players, to name just a few of the incredible items on display in this exhibit.

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Music
 

7:30 PM, May 1



Spring Choral Concert 2024
LeMoyne College

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

The Le Moyne College Singers, directed by Caryn Patterson, and Chamber Singers, directed by Julia Ebner, perform a variety of choral works.

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Theater
 

7:30 PM, May 1



Preview: Once
Syracuse Stage
Melissa Crespo, director

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

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin's Grafton St. for too long. He's ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It's a complicated business this love. It doesn't always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that's ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.

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Thursday, May 2, 2024


Art
 

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 2



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, May 2



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.

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



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 - 8:00 PM, May 2



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 - 8:00 PM, May 2



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, May 2



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, May 2



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 - 8:00 PM, May 2



Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Rachel Ivy Clarke assigns specific fabrics, colors, and shapes to represent various data points about visitors, such as their hometown or the distance they traveled to get to the event, creating quilt designs based on their information. The resulting quilt is a collaborative snapshot of an event that brings together two seemingly disparate things: folk arts — a traditional form of slow, small, community-based creation — and data reflective of our contemporary society, which is rooted in rapid technological advances and the capitalization of mass communication and manufacturing. Shown together, the quilts provide a colorful and creative vision of different communities across the state while also providing a powerful example of how artists can help present data in a more visually effective way.

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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, May 2



Clayscapes
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Clayscapes is a tribute to clay's ubiquitous presence in our lives, and to the powerful metaphorical and spiritual role that it can play. The Everson's famous collection of ceramics is filled with works that explore the landscape—from artist Robert Arneson's monumental celebration of California's mountainous landscape to Uruguayan-born Lidya Buzio's earthy vessels adorned with the skyline of her adopted home in New York City. The collection contains many commercially produced souvenir plates and pitchers meant to commemorate and memorialize specific places. These wares are a distinctive part of the Museum's collection, and they provide inspiration for contemporary artists such as Paul Scott, who makes commemorative plates that reflect the ways that humans have altered the landscape and exploited its resources.

As artists continue to shape clay, Clayscapes recognizes the ways in which clay shapes us. The Everson's ceramic collection is filled with work that documents the joys and sorrows of humankind's relationship with the Earth. This exhibition pays tribute to the powerful connection between artists and the world around them.

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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, May 2



Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Sofía Luz Pérez is a Mexican American artist born in Austin, Texas and raised in Central New York. Her work often depicts ancient feminine archetypes while referencing self-portraiture, bringing together the ancient wisdom of her pre-Colombian cultural heritage with her present-day self.

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History
 

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



Look At What We Got!
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

We're opening the doors to our collections and displaying an eclectic collection of unique objects and archival items. As part of our mission to preserve our community's past, OHA curatorial and archival staff has been collecting the tangible local history from donors near and far. Many of those donations from the past 5 years have been gathered together into one exhibit for your viewing pleasure, and to showcase the generosity of our donors.

This exhibit includes unusual, fascinating, and amusing items recently donated to OHA. Museum objects and archival items to be displayed include photographs of the Syracuse Nationals professional basketball team and other local sports team items, Loew's State Theater (now Landmark Theater) architectural drawings from 1926-1927, and story boards from the local TV show The Magic Toy Shop. Other items include furniture made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company (SYROCO), artwork, wicker furniture, clothing and accessories, children's toys, as well as a television set and a Play-Talk Electronic Toy made by General Electric at Electronics Park in Liverpool, NY.

These are just some of the historical treasures that will captivate guests of all interests and ages, so start reliving our community's past, and come Look At What We Got!

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



Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

"Suit Up! A Look At Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through The Years" highlights the wide array of sporting uniforms donned by athletes in Onondaga County at every level of competition going back more than 120 years.

Utilizing OHA's extensive collection of uniforms, programs, and photographs, and the generosity of the Syracuse Mets and Syracuse Crunch, in addition to the several local collectors, this exhibition offers something for every sports fan. Highlights include signed memorabilia from Ernie Davis, Syracuse Orange Football star and the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961, as well as game-worn jerseys from Crunch, Mets, and Syracuse Orange Basketball players, to name just a few of the incredible items on display in this exhibit.

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Music
 

7:30 PM, May 2



Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert 2024
LeMoyne College

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

The Le Moyne College Jazz Ensemble performs classical jazz standards and music from the big band era.

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Theater
 

7:30 PM, May 2



Preview: Once
Syracuse Stage
Melissa Crespo, director

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

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin's Grafton St. for too long. He's ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It's a complicated business this love. It doesn't always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that's ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.

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Friday, May 3, 2024


Art
 

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



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, May 3



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.

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



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, May 3



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 - 5:00 PM, May 3



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, May 3



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, May 3



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, May 3



Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Rachel Ivy Clarke assigns specific fabrics, colors, and shapes to represent various data points about visitors, such as their hometown or the distance they traveled to get to the event, creating quilt designs based on their information. The resulting quilt is a collaborative snapshot of an event that brings together two seemingly disparate things: folk arts — a traditional form of slow, small, community-based creation — and data reflective of our contemporary society, which is rooted in rapid technological advances and the capitalization of mass communication and manufacturing. Shown together, the quilts provide a colorful and creative vision of different communities across the state while also providing a powerful example of how artists can help present data in a more visually effective way.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 3



Clayscapes
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Clayscapes is a tribute to clay's ubiquitous presence in our lives, and to the powerful metaphorical and spiritual role that it can play. The Everson's famous collection of ceramics is filled with works that explore the landscape—from artist Robert Arneson's monumental celebration of California's mountainous landscape to Uruguayan-born Lidya Buzio's earthy vessels adorned with the skyline of her adopted home in New York City. The collection contains many commercially produced souvenir plates and pitchers meant to commemorate and memorialize specific places. These wares are a distinctive part of the Museum's collection, and they provide inspiration for contemporary artists such as Paul Scott, who makes commemorative plates that reflect the ways that humans have altered the landscape and exploited its resources.

As artists continue to shape clay, Clayscapes recognizes the ways in which clay shapes us. The Everson's ceramic collection is filled with work that documents the joys and sorrows of humankind's relationship with the Earth. This exhibition pays tribute to the powerful connection between artists and the world around them.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 3



Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The Everson Museum houses a significant collection of enamels by artists including June Schwarcz, Edward H. Winter, and Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley. Several leading ceramists — for example, Carleton Ball and Jade Snow Wong — also worked in enamel. Exhibition spaces that show ceramics have often championed enamels too, including the Everson's own Ceramic National exhibitions. After waning in popularity in the mid-20th century, enamels are enjoying a comeback thanks to new technologies and the proliferation of community studios and makerspaces that provide shared equipment and knowledge.

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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, May 3



Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Sofía Luz Pérez is a Mexican American artist born in Austin, Texas and raised in Central New York. Her work often depicts ancient feminine archetypes while referencing self-portraiture, bringing together the ancient wisdom of her pre-Colombian cultural heritage with her present-day self.

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Comedy
 

8:00 PM, May 3



Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Dukes of Funnytown
Landmark Theatre

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse


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History
 

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



Look At What We Got!
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

We're opening the doors to our collections and displaying an eclectic collection of unique objects and archival items. As part of our mission to preserve our community's past, OHA curatorial and archival staff has been collecting the tangible local history from donors near and far. Many of those donations from the past 5 years have been gathered together into one exhibit for your viewing pleasure, and to showcase the generosity of our donors.

This exhibit includes unusual, fascinating, and amusing items recently donated to OHA. Museum objects and archival items to be displayed include photographs of the Syracuse Nationals professional basketball team and other local sports team items, Loew's State Theater (now Landmark Theater) architectural drawings from 1926-1927, and story boards from the local TV show The Magic Toy Shop. Other items include furniture made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company (SYROCO), artwork, wicker furniture, clothing and accessories, children's toys, as well as a television set and a Play-Talk Electronic Toy made by General Electric at Electronics Park in Liverpool, NY.

These are just some of the historical treasures that will captivate guests of all interests and ages, so start reliving our community's past, and come Look At What We Got!

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



Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

"Suit Up! A Look At Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through The Years" highlights the wide array of sporting uniforms donned by athletes in Onondaga County at every level of competition going back more than 120 years.

Utilizing OHA's extensive collection of uniforms, programs, and photographs, and the generosity of the Syracuse Mets and Syracuse Crunch, in addition to the several local collectors, this exhibition offers something for every sports fan. Highlights include signed memorabilia from Ernie Davis, Syracuse Orange Football star and the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961, as well as game-worn jerseys from Crunch, Mets, and Syracuse Orange Basketball players, to name just a few of the incredible items on display in this exhibit.

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Music
 

7:30 PM, May 3



Jazzuits Alumni Concert 2024
LeMoyne College

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

The Le Moyne College Jazzuits, directed by Carol Jacobe, celebrate 20 years with music of Manhattan Transfer in addition to the return of Jazzuits alumni who will also perform at the concert. A dessert reception will follow the performance.

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8:00 PM, May 3



Tom Chapin & the Chapin Sisters
Folkus Project

Price: $25 regular, $22 Folkus members
May Memorial Unitarian Society
3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

When this family of performers comes together, magic happens.

As a music-maker, Tom Chapin has maintained two long and productive parallel careers, as a respected contemporary folk artist and as a pioneer in the field of children's music. His concerts feature strong, intelligent songwriting with clear, engaging vocals and the intricate, melodic guitar work that has become his trademark. Chapin's infectious songcraft, sterling musicianship and personal warmth consistently shine through. Chapin's career spans five decades, 26 albums and three Grammy Awards.

Lily and Abigail Chapin are singing, songwriting sisters known for pristine harmonies and haunting melodies. They've been compared to sister-acts of old and Appalachian family groups, yet their original songs and arrangements have a contemporary feel. "Prepare to lose your soul," says L.A. Record of siblings Abigail and Lily Chapin. Making music that The NY Times praises as "tantalizingly close to beauty," The Chapin Sisters carry on a proud family musical legacy. Since 2005 the sisters have garnered critical acclaim by forging a distinctive musical imprint in which they "wed lilting voices, dynamically complex vocal harmonies, and folk-influenced melodies to dark, wryly sarcastic lyrical content."

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8:00 PM, May 3



Always Abba
Palace Theatre

Palace Theater
2384 James St., Syracuse

Forty years after their debut, ABBA remains one of the most beloved and enjoyed bands of its kind. Timeless and transcending, their music has touched and sparked an undeniable energy in audiences of all ages. Experience the music and the majesty with ALWAYS ABBA as they bring you ABBA's greatest hits featuring Canada's finest vocalists and musicians. Relive the fun as you enjoy the classic looks and sound that made ABBA famous. ALWAYS ABBA's impeccable vocals and stellar musicianship makes it easy to see why the band plays to sold out venues across North America and makes them the greatest ABBA tribute as they offer you a night you are sure to love, as your Dancing Queen is reborn.

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Poetry/Reading
 

7:00 PM, May 3



Poet Suzanne Frischkorn
Downtown Writer's Center

Price: Free
YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Suzanne Frischkorn is a poet and essayist. She is the author of four poetry books, most recently Whipsaw (Anhinga Press, 2024), and Fixed Star (JackLeg Press 2022), as well as five chapbooks. She's the recipient of The Writer's Center Emerging Writers Fellowship for her book, Lit Windowpane, the Aldrich Poetry Award for her chapbook, Spring Tide, selected by Mary Oliver, a Connecticut Individual Artist Fellowship, and a 2023 SWWIM Residency Award at The Betsy. Her writing has recently appeared, or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, North American Review, Salamander, South Dakota Review, Latino Poetry: A Library of America Anthology, edited by Rigoberto González, Braving the Body, and A Mollusk Without a Shell: Essays on Self-Care for Writers. She is an editor at $ – Poetry is Currency, and serves on the Terrain.org editorial board.

This event will take place in person and online.

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Theater
 

7:30 PM, May 3



August: Osage County
Baldwinsville Theatre Guild
Adam Shatraw, director

First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville
64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a Pulitzer Prize-winning play that unflinchingly and uproariously exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

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7:30 PM, May 3



Opening: Once
Syracuse Stage
Melissa Crespo, director

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

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin's Grafton St. for too long. He's ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It's a complicated business this love. It doesn't always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that's ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.

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Saturday, May 4, 2024


Art
 

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



Student Art Show
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

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

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



Clayscapes
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Clayscapes is a tribute to clay's ubiquitous presence in our lives, and to the powerful metaphorical and spiritual role that it can play. The Everson's famous collection of ceramics is filled with works that explore the landscape—from artist Robert Arneson's monumental celebration of California's mountainous landscape to Uruguayan-born Lidya Buzio's earthy vessels adorned with the skyline of her adopted home in New York City. The collection contains many commercially produced souvenir plates and pitchers meant to commemorate and memorialize specific places. These wares are a distinctive part of the Museum's collection, and they provide inspiration for contemporary artists such as Paul Scott, who makes commemorative plates that reflect the ways that humans have altered the landscape and exploited its resources.

As artists continue to shape clay, Clayscapes recognizes the ways in which clay shapes us. The Everson's ceramic collection is filled with work that documents the joys and sorrows of humankind's relationship with the Earth. This exhibition pays tribute to the powerful connection between artists and the world around them.

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



Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Rachel Ivy Clarke assigns specific fabrics, colors, and shapes to represent various data points about visitors, such as their hometown or the distance they traveled to get to the event, creating quilt designs based on their information. The resulting quilt is a collaborative snapshot of an event that brings together two seemingly disparate things: folk arts — a traditional form of slow, small, community-based creation — and data reflective of our contemporary society, which is rooted in rapid technological advances and the capitalization of mass communication and manufacturing. Shown together, the quilts provide a colorful and creative vision of different communities across the state while also providing a powerful example of how artists can help present data in a more visually effective way.

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



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, May 4



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



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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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 4



Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Sofía Luz Pérez is a Mexican American artist born in Austin, Texas and raised in Central New York. Her work often depicts ancient feminine archetypes while referencing self-portraiture, bringing together the ancient wisdom of her pre-Colombian cultural heritage with her present-day self.

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 4



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, May 4



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, May 4



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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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 4



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.

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History
 

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 4



Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

"Suit Up! A Look At Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through The Years" highlights the wide array of sporting uniforms donned by athletes in Onondaga County at every level of competition going back more than 120 years.

Utilizing OHA's extensive collection of uniforms, programs, and photographs, and the generosity of the Syracuse Mets and Syracuse Crunch, in addition to the several local collectors, this exhibition offers something for every sports fan. Highlights include signed memorabilia from Ernie Davis, Syracuse Orange Football star and the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961, as well as game-worn jerseys from Crunch, Mets, and Syracuse Orange Basketball players, to name just a few of the incredible items on display in this exhibit.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 4



Look At What We Got!
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

We're opening the doors to our collections and displaying an eclectic collection of unique objects and archival items. As part of our mission to preserve our community's past, OHA curatorial and archival staff has been collecting the tangible local history from donors near and far. Many of those donations from the past 5 years have been gathered together into one exhibit for your viewing pleasure, and to showcase the generosity of our donors.

This exhibit includes unusual, fascinating, and amusing items recently donated to OHA. Museum objects and archival items to be displayed include photographs of the Syracuse Nationals professional basketball team and other local sports team items, Loew's State Theater (now Landmark Theater) architectural drawings from 1926-1927, and story boards from the local TV show The Magic Toy Shop. Other items include furniture made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company (SYROCO), artwork, wicker furniture, clothing and accessories, children's toys, as well as a television set and a Play-Talk Electronic Toy made by General Electric at Electronics Park in Liverpool, NY.

These are just some of the historical treasures that will captivate guests of all interests and ages, so start reliving our community's past, and come Look At What We Got!

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Music
 

1:00 PM, May 4



Chordal Experiment
Civic Morning Musicals
Featuring Theresa Chen, piano; Drew Serafini, guitar

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

Theresa Chen and Drew Serafini perform selected chamber works for guitar and piano.

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7:30 PM, May 4



American String Quartet
Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music

H. W. Smith School Auditorium
1130 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse

Beethoven String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 18, no. 6, "La Malinconia"
Caroline Shaw Blueprint
Vivian Fung Pizzicato
Schubert Quartet in A Minor, D. 804, "Rosamunde"

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Theater
 

2:00 PM, May 4



Once
Syracuse Stage
Melissa Crespo, director

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

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin's Grafton St. for too long. He's ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It's a complicated business this love. It doesn't always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that's ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.

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7:30 PM, May 4



August: Osage County
Baldwinsville Theatre Guild
Adam Shatraw, director

First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville
64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a Pulitzer Prize-winning play that unflinchingly and uproariously exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

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7:30 PM, May 4



Once
Syracuse Stage
Melissa Crespo, director

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

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin's Grafton St. for too long. He's ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It's a complicated business this love. It doesn't always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that's ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.

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Sunday, May 5, 2024


Art
 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 5



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, May 5



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, May 5



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, May 5



Clayscapes
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Clayscapes is a tribute to clay's ubiquitous presence in our lives, and to the powerful metaphorical and spiritual role that it can play. The Everson's famous collection of ceramics is filled with works that explore the landscape—from artist Robert Arneson's monumental celebration of California's mountainous landscape to Uruguayan-born Lidya Buzio's earthy vessels adorned with the skyline of her adopted home in New York City. The collection contains many commercially produced souvenir plates and pitchers meant to commemorate and memorialize specific places. These wares are a distinctive part of the Museum's collection, and they provide inspiration for contemporary artists such as Paul Scott, who makes commemorative plates that reflect the ways that humans have altered the landscape and exploited its resources.

As artists continue to shape clay, Clayscapes recognizes the ways in which clay shapes us. The Everson's ceramic collection is filled with work that documents the joys and sorrows of humankind's relationship with the Earth. This exhibition pays tribute to the powerful connection between artists and the world around them.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 5



Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The Everson Museum houses a significant collection of enamels by artists including June Schwarcz, Edward H. Winter, and Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley. Several leading ceramists — for example, Carleton Ball and Jade Snow Wong — also worked in enamel. Exhibition spaces that show ceramics have often championed enamels too, including the Everson's own Ceramic National exhibitions. After waning in popularity in the mid-20th century, enamels are enjoying a comeback thanks to new technologies and the proliferation of community studios and makerspaces that provide shared equipment and knowledge.

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 5



Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Rachel Ivy Clarke assigns specific fabrics, colors, and shapes to represent various data points about visitors, such as their hometown or the distance they traveled to get to the event, creating quilt designs based on their information. The resulting quilt is a collaborative snapshot of an event that brings together two seemingly disparate things: folk arts — a traditional form of slow, small, community-based creation — and data reflective of our contemporary society, which is rooted in rapid technological advances and the capitalization of mass communication and manufacturing. Shown together, the quilts provide a colorful and creative vision of different communities across the state while also providing a powerful example of how artists can help present data in a more visually effective way.

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 5



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, May 5



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, May 5



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



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.

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Film
 

2:00 PM, May 5



Steamboat Bill slient film
Syracuse Wurlitzer
Featuring Donnie Rankin, Wurlitzer theater pipe organ

Price: $15 adults, $5 children (tickets at the door, cash only)
Empire Theater
New York State Fairgrounds, Geddes

1928 silent film starring Buster Keaton and Ernest Torrence

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History
 

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 5



Look At What We Got!
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

We're opening the doors to our collections and displaying an eclectic collection of unique objects and archival items. As part of our mission to preserve our community's past, OHA curatorial and archival staff has been collecting the tangible local history from donors near and far. Many of those donations from the past 5 years have been gathered together into one exhibit for your viewing pleasure, and to showcase the generosity of our donors.

This exhibit includes unusual, fascinating, and amusing items recently donated to OHA. Museum objects and archival items to be displayed include photographs of the Syracuse Nationals professional basketball team and other local sports team items, Loew's State Theater (now Landmark Theater) architectural drawings from 1926-1927, and story boards from the local TV show The Magic Toy Shop. Other items include furniture made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company (SYROCO), artwork, wicker furniture, clothing and accessories, children's toys, as well as a television set and a Play-Talk Electronic Toy made by General Electric at Electronics Park in Liverpool, NY.

These are just some of the historical treasures that will captivate guests of all interests and ages, so start reliving our community's past, and come Look At What We Got!

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 5



Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

"Suit Up! A Look At Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through The Years" highlights the wide array of sporting uniforms donned by athletes in Onondaga County at every level of competition going back more than 120 years.

Utilizing OHA's extensive collection of uniforms, programs, and photographs, and the generosity of the Syracuse Mets and Syracuse Crunch, in addition to the several local collectors, this exhibition offers something for every sports fan. Highlights include signed memorabilia from Ernie Davis, Syracuse Orange Football star and the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961, as well as game-worn jerseys from Crunch, Mets, and Syracuse Orange Basketball players, to name just a few of the incredible items on display in this exhibit.

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Music
 

4:00 PM, May 5



Prize Winners
Society for New Music

Price: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, children 12 and under free
St. Paul's Syracuse
220 E. Fayette St., Syracuse

Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei Residues: I. Ostinato
Benjamin Rieke Bloom
Armando Bayolo (unplanned) obsolescence

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Theater
 

2:00 PM, May 5



Once
Syracuse Stage
Melissa Crespo, director

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

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin's Grafton St. for too long. He's ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It's a complicated business this love. It doesn't always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that's ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.

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3:00 PM, May 5



August: Osage County
Baldwinsville Theatre Guild
Adam Shatraw, director

First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville
64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a Pulitzer Prize-winning play that unflinchingly and uproariously exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

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7:30 PM, May 5



Once
Syracuse Stage
Melissa Crespo, director

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

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin's Grafton St. for too long. He's ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It's a complicated business this love. It doesn't always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that's ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.

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