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Events for Friday, July 15, 2022

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 2022 Newhouse Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

9:00 AM-5:00 PM Melissa Catanese: The Lottery Light Work Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM In Nature Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Infrastructure of Empire Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM The Menagerie: Animals in Art Onondaga Historical Association

10:00 AM-4:00 PM A Pocketful of Progress: A Retrospective Look at the Machines Found in our Smartphones Onondaga Historical Association

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Forever is Composed of Nows Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Achala Wali: Surface Densities Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Kite & Devin Ronneberg: Fever Dream Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Sharif Bey: Facets Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Sekou Cooke: 15-81 Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Independent Potters' Association Member Exhibition Gandee Gallery

4:00 PM-10:00 PM Middle Eastern Cultural Festival

5:00 PM-7:00 PM Patio Happy Hour with Tim Herron The 443 Social Club

7:00 PM Doctor Lo Faber The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Summer Youth Show: Children of Eden Baldwinsville Theatre Guild

8:00 PM Jesus Christ Superstar Central New York Playhouse

Events for Saturday, July 16, 2022

10:00 AM-2:00 PM In Nature Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Infrastructure of Empire Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Achala Wali: Surface Densities Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Forever is Composed of Nows Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Sekou Cooke: 15-81 Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Sharif Bey: Facets Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Kite & Devin Ronneberg: Fever Dream Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Independent Potters' Association Member Exhibition Gandee Gallery

11:00 AM-4:00 PM The Menagerie: Animals in Art Onondaga Historical Association

11:00 AM-4:00 PM A Pocketful of Progress: A Retrospective Look at the Machines Found in our Smartphones Onondaga Historical Association

12:00 PM-10:00 PM Middle Eastern Cultural Festival

7:00 PM Mike Powell The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Summer Youth Show: Children of Eden Baldwinsville Theatre Guild

8:00 PM Jesus Christ Superstar Central New York Playhouse

Events for Sunday, July 17, 2022

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Infrastructure of Empire Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Forever is Composed of Nows Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Achala Wali: Surface Densities Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Kite & Devin Ronneberg: Fever Dream Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Sharif Bey: Facets Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Sekou Cooke: 15-81 Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Independent Potters' Association Member Exhibition Gandee Gallery

11:00 AM-4:00 PM The Menagerie: Animals in Art Onondaga Historical Association

11:00 AM-4:00 PM A Pocketful of Progress: A Retrospective Look at the Machines Found in our Smartphones Onondaga Historical Association

12:00 PM-6:00 PM Middle Eastern Cultural Festival

2:00 PM Jesus Christ Superstar Central New York Playhouse

3:00 PM Summer Youth Show: Children of Eden Baldwinsville Theatre Guild

6:00 PM *POSTPONED* Darden Smith The 443 Social Club

7:00 PM Jackie Warren-Moore Monologue & Poetry Festival Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company

Events for Monday, July 18, 2022

9:00 AM-5:00 PM Melissa Catanese: The Lottery Light Work Gallery

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 2022 Newhouse Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Infrastructure of Empire Erie Canal Museum

7:00 PM Stan Colella Orchestra Liverpool is the Place

Events for Tuesday, July 19, 2022

9:00 AM-5:00 PM Melissa Catanese: The Lottery Light Work Gallery

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 2022 Newhouse Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM In Nature Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Infrastructure of Empire Erie Canal Museum

Events for Wednesday, July 20, 2022

9:00 AM-5:00 PM Melissa Catanese: The Lottery Light Work Gallery

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 2022 Newhouse Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM In Nature Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Infrastructure of Empire Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM The Menagerie: Animals in Art Onondaga Historical Association

10:00 AM-4:00 PM A Pocketful of Progress: A Retrospective Look at the Machines Found in our Smartphones Onondaga Historical Association

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Achala Wali: Surface Densities Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Forever is Composed of Nows Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Sekou Cooke: 15-81 Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Sharif Bey: Facets Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Kite & Devin Ronneberg: Fever Dream Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection Everson Museum of Art

5:00 PM Party in the Square: Under the Paige, with Between Covers

7:00 PM Carol Bryant Trio with Dick Ward & 3D Liverpool is the Place

Events for Thursday, July 21, 2022

9:00 AM-5:00 PM Melissa Catanese: The Lottery Light Work Gallery

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 2022 Newhouse Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM In Nature Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Infrastructure of Empire Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM The Menagerie: Animals in Art Onondaga Historical Association

10:00 AM-4:00 PM A Pocketful of Progress: A Retrospective Look at the Machines Found in our Smartphones Onondaga Historical Association

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Forever is Composed of Nows Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Achala Wali: Surface Densities Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Kite & Devin Ronneberg: Fever Dream Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Sharif Bey: Facets Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Sekou Cooke: 15-81 Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Independent Potters' Association Member Exhibition Gandee Gallery

6:00 PM-9:00 PM Jazz in the City: Deepak Thettu and Judah Sealy CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

7:30 PM Summer Youth Show: Children of Eden Baldwinsville Theatre Guild

Events for Friday, July 22, 2022

9:00 AM-5:00 PM Melissa Catanese: The Lottery Light Work Gallery

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 2022 Newhouse Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM In Nature Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Infrastructure of Empire Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM The Menagerie: Animals in Art Onondaga Historical Association

10:00 AM-4:00 PM A Pocketful of Progress: A Retrospective Look at the Machines Found in our Smartphones Onondaga Historical Association

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Achala Wali: Surface Densities Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Forever is Composed of Nows Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Sekou Cooke: 15-81 Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Sharif Bey: Facets Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Kite & Devin Ronneberg: Fever Dream Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Independent Potters' Association Member Exhibition Gandee Gallery

7:30 PM Summer Youth Show: Children of Eden Baldwinsville Theatre Guild

8:00 PM Jesus Christ Superstar Central New York Playhouse

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Friday, July 15, 2022


Art
 

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 15



2022 Newhouse Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

The 2022 Newhouse Photography Annual features work by photography students in S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The exhibition is a collection of 28 photographs by students enrolled in the Visual Communications Department. Thematically diverse and representing various approaches to photographic practice and technique, this collaboration showcases the breadth of images that today's students are producing.

The exhibiting artists are Ryan Brady, Madison Brown, Em Burris, Marc Cuenca, Caitlin Eddolls, Hunter Franklin, Nicole Funes, Jack Gnosca, Thanh Ha, Elizabeth Henson, Zisheng Huang, Brooke Kato, Kadaja Kirkland, Jason Lozada, Reece Nelson, Fiona Noever, Griffin Quinn, and James Year.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 15



Melissa Catanese: The Lottery
Light Work Gallery

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

In "The Lottery," Melissa Catanese turns her attention to the tense and confusing state of contemporary politics and culture. Her images bring together large groups of people, barren caverns, natural forces, physical exertion, and eruptions both crude and colorful. The accumulated manic puzzle shifts the viewer from crowded street to darkened cavern. Along the way, we see a geyser of oil, streaks of lightning, veins of molten rock, and cooling craters. Punctuating these natural phenomena are people in states of glee, pain, confusion, and anguish.

Catanese borrows the title from literature. In Shirley Jackson's famous short story, a village casually embarks on a yearly ritual of selecting an individual and then stoning them to death. Catanese's The Lottery teases out similar themes regarding ritual, culture, and the diffused accountability of a mob.


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, July 15



In Nature
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Jen Gandee: miniature landscape imagery on porcelain
Lucie Wellner: watercolor botanical series and mixed media solar print series of monarch habitats
J. Gandee/L. Wellner collaboration: "Amazing Women Plate Series"
Magdeleine Wellner: jewelry and miniature boxes made of woven glass seed beads


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 15



The Menagerie: Animals in Art
Onondaga Historical Association

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

The exhibit explores animals as subjects in artwork. Animals have captured the attention of artists in Onondaga County throughout history. Some are wild animals that are integral to the natural landscape. Others are domestic helpers that assist with transportation or supplying food, or loving companions to their owners. The artwork style ranges from George Knapp's traditional early 20th century to Irene Wood's quirky mid 20th century imagination, and will include wood sculptures created by local artist Juan Taylor. The exhibit will be a treat for all animal and art lovers!


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 15



Forever is Composed of Nows
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Whether artists respond to history or look to the future, creativity exists in the moment. Drawn from the Everson's permanent collection, Forever is Composed of Nows examines a multitude of snapshots of the present moment, grouped by theme, image, or idea across different time periods and media. By examining how artists spanning three centuries have approached their present — their now — using similar topics and motifs, this exhibition is a visual exploration of how values, societal customs, and art subjects have evolved over time.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 15



Achala Wali: Surface Densities
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Achala Wali's complex drawings unfold through the layering of graphite, ink, and other mixed media onto paper. She takes inspiration from the natural world — everything from the forms made by ice as it breaks over a lake to shadows caused by an eclipse to industrial rust. She translates these scenes into abstract forms. As Wali layers one pattern over another, her drawings emerge, some pulsing with energy and movement and others appearing frozen in time.

Surface Densities contemplates the natural world through the physical act of drawing. The work is informed by personal and shared experiences alike, including the force of rivers, electromagnetic currents, the teardrop shape of an ear, or the structure of hair tendrils on Greek archaic sculpture.

Wali is one of the artists selected as part of the CNY Artist Initiative, a competitive program that highlights the multi-faceted talents of CNY artists.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 15



Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Louise Rosenfield is among the most avid pottery collectors in the United States. Over the past 30 years, she has amassed a collection of more than 4,000 pieces of functional pottery from artists across the globe. Her ambition for her collection has always been clear — instead of donating work to a museum, she would rather donate it to a restaurant, where patrons could enjoy the work as originally intended.

"Curious Vessels" is a celebration of both Rosenfield's eclectic taste and her unrivaled generosity. Museum visitors will be able to touch many of the pieces in this exhibition while watching videos of Rosenfield and notable potters from the collection pointing out details of the work. Coming this spring, the Everson's new cafe´, Louise, will be stocked with functional vessels from the Rosenfield Collection that you will be able to eat and drink out of.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 15



Kite & Devin Ronneberg: Fever Dream
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"Fever Dream" is an interactive multimedia installation by Kite, an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist, and composer, and Devin Ronneberg, a multidisciplinary artist of Kanaka Maoli/Okinawan descent working primarily in sculpture, sound, image-making, and computational media. The work brings together their mutual interests in the implications of emergent technologies and artificial intelligence, information control and collection, Indigenous ontologies, and bodily interfaces.

In response to the audience's proximity in the gallery, a large projection flips between channels algorithmically tuned in to scraped footage of conspiracy theories, paranormal and extraterrestrial sightings, and recent news broadcasts. The work plumbs the depths of the settler-colonial psyche and the ways in which settler conspiracies are often founded on a denial of Indigenous agency, such as the belief that "ancient aliens" are responsible for the building of Indigenous earthworks and monuments.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 15



Sharif Bey: Facets
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Over the past two decades, artist and educator Sharif Bey has created a body of work in ceramics and glass that explores the visual heritage of Africa and Oceania. Since accepting a teaching position at Syracuse University in 2009, he has become a vital part of Syracuse's social fabric. Coming on the heels of an exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, where he was born and raised, the Everson presents a survey of Bey's work, starting with the functional pottery that has served as a touchstone throughout his career, and continuing through his most recent body of large-scale figurative sculptures in clay.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 15



Sekou Cooke: 15-81
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"15-81" presents architect and urban designer Sekou Cooke's project "We Outchea: Hip-Hop Fabrications and Public Space" alongside documents relating to the 15th Ward in Syracuse. Commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 2021 as part of their exhibition "Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America," "We Outchea" focuses on the legacy of placement and displacement of Black residents in Syracuse and considers various events in the city's history — the razing of the historic 15th Ward, the building of multiple public housing projects, and the construction of Interstate 81 — while simultaneously critiquing recent proposals to replace low-income communities with mixed-income housing. By contextualizing the We Outchea project with photographs and ephemera that tell the story of the once vibrant 15th Ward, Cooke points to a post I-81 Syracuse future of entrepreneurship and innovation.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 15



Independent Potters' Association Member Exhibition
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius

The Gandee Gallery is proud to host this year's The Independent Potters' Association's (IPA) Member Show, an annual group exhibition featuring ceramics created by the group's members.


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Festival
 

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, July 15



Middle Eastern Cultural Festival

Price: Free
St. Elias Orthodox Church
4988 Onondage Rd., Syracuse

Middle Eastern food, music, dancing, and marketplace.

For more information, visit syracusemideastfest.com.


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History
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 15



Infrastructure of Empire
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Erie Canal was the engineering marvel of its day, but has had far reaching consequences that could never have been imagined. In this exhibit we explore how the canal was built, how it has changed the physical and social layout of the region, and how it continues to influence New York State.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 15



A Pocketful of Progress: A Retrospective Look at the Machines Found in our Smartphones
Onondaga Historical Association

Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

A fascinating display of machines from the past 150 years which performed functions that, today, can be done on a smartphone. The impressive array of machines, many which originated in Syracuse, offers a stark juxtaposition to the incredible technological tool you carry every day in your purse or in your pocket.


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Music
 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, July 15



Patio Happy Hour with Tim Herron
The 443 Social Club

Price: No cover ($15 minimum purchase)
The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse


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7:00 PM, July 15



Doctor Lo Faber
The 443 Social Club

Price: $15-$40
The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

Doctor Lo Faber's music exudes the warmth, grit, and enchantment of New Orleans — a city he's called home for the past decade. A listen to "Claiborne Avenue," the title track off his new album, reveals a number of specific NOLA settings: there's the obvious, the street for which the song is named, as well as the iconic Magazine Street. There's also a hat tip of sorts to The Neville Brothers, with a reference to the "Pocky Way beat;" and it name-checks Louis Armstrong, Mr. Bienville (Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, the "Father of New Orleans"), and Mr. Claude Tremé (for whom the Tremé neighborhood of NOLA is named).


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Theater
 

7:30 PM, July 15



Summer Youth Show: Children of Eden
Baldwinsville Theatre Guild
Ceara Windhausen, director

Price: $22 in advance, $26 regular, $22 students/seniors
First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville
64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville

From musical theater greats Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children, and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business!

Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."


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8:00 PM, July 15



Jesus Christ Superstar
Central New York Playhouse
Mookey VanOrden, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

What's the buzz? The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ's life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as "Superstar," "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and "Gethsemane." A true global phenomenon and perfect pick for schools, community theaters and professionals alike, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers.


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Saturday, July 16, 2022


Art
 

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, July 16



In Nature
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Jen Gandee: miniature landscape imagery on porcelain
Lucie Wellner: watercolor botanical series and mixed media solar print series of monarch habitats
J. Gandee/L. Wellner collaboration: "Amazing Women Plate Series"
Magdeleine Wellner: jewelry and miniature boxes made of woven glass seed beads


Back to list
 

 

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



Achala Wali: Surface Densities
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Achala Wali's complex drawings unfold through the layering of graphite, ink, and other mixed media onto paper. She takes inspiration from the natural world — everything from the forms made by ice as it breaks over a lake to shadows caused by an eclipse to industrial rust. She translates these scenes into abstract forms. As Wali layers one pattern over another, her drawings emerge, some pulsing with energy and movement and others appearing frozen in time.

Surface Densities contemplates the natural world through the physical act of drawing. The work is informed by personal and shared experiences alike, including the force of rivers, electromagnetic currents, the teardrop shape of an ear, or the structure of hair tendrils on Greek archaic sculpture.

Wali is one of the artists selected as part of the CNY Artist Initiative, a competitive program that highlights the multi-faceted talents of CNY artists.


Back to list
 

 

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



Forever is Composed of Nows
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Whether artists respond to history or look to the future, creativity exists in the moment. Drawn from the Everson's permanent collection, Forever is Composed of Nows examines a multitude of snapshots of the present moment, grouped by theme, image, or idea across different time periods and media. By examining how artists spanning three centuries have approached their present — their now — using similar topics and motifs, this exhibition is a visual exploration of how values, societal customs, and art subjects have evolved over time.


Back to list
 

 

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



Sekou Cooke: 15-81
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"15-81" presents architect and urban designer Sekou Cooke's project "We Outchea: Hip-Hop Fabrications and Public Space" alongside documents relating to the 15th Ward in Syracuse. Commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 2021 as part of their exhibition "Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America," "We Outchea" focuses on the legacy of placement and displacement of Black residents in Syracuse and considers various events in the city's history — the razing of the historic 15th Ward, the building of multiple public housing projects, and the construction of Interstate 81 — while simultaneously critiquing recent proposals to replace low-income communities with mixed-income housing. By contextualizing the We Outchea project with photographs and ephemera that tell the story of the once vibrant 15th Ward, Cooke points to a post I-81 Syracuse future of entrepreneurship and innovation.


Back to list
 

 

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



Sharif Bey: Facets
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Over the past two decades, artist and educator Sharif Bey has created a body of work in ceramics and glass that explores the visual heritage of Africa and Oceania. Since accepting a teaching position at Syracuse University in 2009, he has become a vital part of Syracuse's social fabric. Coming on the heels of an exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, where he was born and raised, the Everson presents a survey of Bey's work, starting with the functional pottery that has served as a touchstone throughout his career, and continuing through his most recent body of large-scale figurative sculptures in clay.


Back to list
 

 

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



Kite & Devin Ronneberg: Fever Dream
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"Fever Dream" is an interactive multimedia installation by Kite, an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist, and composer, and Devin Ronneberg, a multidisciplinary artist of Kanaka Maoli/Okinawan descent working primarily in sculpture, sound, image-making, and computational media. The work brings together their mutual interests in the implications of emergent technologies and artificial intelligence, information control and collection, Indigenous ontologies, and bodily interfaces.

In response to the audience's proximity in the gallery, a large projection flips between channels algorithmically tuned in to scraped footage of conspiracy theories, paranormal and extraterrestrial sightings, and recent news broadcasts. The work plumbs the depths of the settler-colonial psyche and the ways in which settler conspiracies are often founded on a denial of Indigenous agency, such as the belief that "ancient aliens" are responsible for the building of Indigenous earthworks and monuments.


Back to list
 

 

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



Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Louise Rosenfield is among the most avid pottery collectors in the United States. Over the past 30 years, she has amassed a collection of more than 4,000 pieces of functional pottery from artists across the globe. Her ambition for her collection has always been clear — instead of donating work to a museum, she would rather donate it to a restaurant, where patrons could enjoy the work as originally intended.

"Curious Vessels" is a celebration of both Rosenfield's eclectic taste and her unrivaled generosity. Museum visitors will be able to touch many of the pieces in this exhibition while watching videos of Rosenfield and notable potters from the collection pointing out details of the work. Coming this spring, the Everson's new cafe´, Louise, will be stocked with functional vessels from the Rosenfield Collection that you will be able to eat and drink out of.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 16



Independent Potters' Association Member Exhibition
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius

The Gandee Gallery is proud to host this year's The Independent Potters' Association's (IPA) Member Show, an annual group exhibition featuring ceramics created by the group's members.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 16



The Menagerie: Animals in Art
Onondaga Historical Association

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

The exhibit explores animals as subjects in artwork. Animals have captured the attention of artists in Onondaga County throughout history. Some are wild animals that are integral to the natural landscape. Others are domestic helpers that assist with transportation or supplying food, or loving companions to their owners. The artwork style ranges from George Knapp's traditional early 20th century to Irene Wood's quirky mid 20th century imagination, and will include wood sculptures created by local artist Juan Taylor. The exhibit will be a treat for all animal and art lovers!


Back to list
 


Festival
 

12:00 PM - 10:00 PM, July 16



Middle Eastern Cultural Festival

Price: Free
St. Elias Orthodox Church
4988 Onondage Rd., Syracuse

Middle Eastern food, music, dancing, and marketplace.

For more information, visit syracusemideastfest.com.


Back to list
 


History
 

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



Infrastructure of Empire
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Erie Canal was the engineering marvel of its day, but has had far reaching consequences that could never have been imagined. In this exhibit we explore how the canal was built, how it has changed the physical and social layout of the region, and how it continues to influence New York State.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 16



A Pocketful of Progress: A Retrospective Look at the Machines Found in our Smartphones
Onondaga Historical Association

Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

A fascinating display of machines from the past 150 years which performed functions that, today, can be done on a smartphone. The impressive array of machines, many which originated in Syracuse, offers a stark juxtaposition to the incredible technological tool you carry every day in your purse or in your pocket.


Back to list
 


Music
 

7:00 PM, July 16



Mike Powell
The 443 Social Club

Price: $20-$50
The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

With a vintage voice and a chest full of hauntingly heartfelt songs, prolific storyteller Mike Powell is the underground messenger of blue-collar soul. Each night the lights go up, this pioneering poet lets his guard down and allows the fervently fearless stories to come to life. His comfort behind a microphone and unique brand of atomic folk creates a vibe that warms the room like a long-ago fire burning hot inside a cabin in the woods.


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Theater
 

7:30 PM, July 16



Summer Youth Show: Children of Eden
Baldwinsville Theatre Guild
Ceara Windhausen, director

Price: $22 in advance, $26 regular, $22 students/seniors
First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville
64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville

From musical theater greats Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children, and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business!

Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."


Back to list
 

 

8:00 PM, July 16



Jesus Christ Superstar
Central New York Playhouse
Mookey VanOrden, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

What's the buzz? The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ's life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as "Superstar," "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and "Gethsemane." A true global phenomenon and perfect pick for schools, community theaters and professionals alike, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers.


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Sunday, July 17, 2022


Art
 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 17



Forever is Composed of Nows
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Whether artists respond to history or look to the future, creativity exists in the moment. Drawn from the Everson's permanent collection, Forever is Composed of Nows examines a multitude of snapshots of the present moment, grouped by theme, image, or idea across different time periods and media. By examining how artists spanning three centuries have approached their present — their now — using similar topics and motifs, this exhibition is a visual exploration of how values, societal customs, and art subjects have evolved over time.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 17



Achala Wali: Surface Densities
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Achala Wali's complex drawings unfold through the layering of graphite, ink, and other mixed media onto paper. She takes inspiration from the natural world — everything from the forms made by ice as it breaks over a lake to shadows caused by an eclipse to industrial rust. She translates these scenes into abstract forms. As Wali layers one pattern over another, her drawings emerge, some pulsing with energy and movement and others appearing frozen in time.

Surface Densities contemplates the natural world through the physical act of drawing. The work is informed by personal and shared experiences alike, including the force of rivers, electromagnetic currents, the teardrop shape of an ear, or the structure of hair tendrils on Greek archaic sculpture.

Wali is one of the artists selected as part of the CNY Artist Initiative, a competitive program that highlights the multi-faceted talents of CNY artists.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 17



Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Louise Rosenfield is among the most avid pottery collectors in the United States. Over the past 30 years, she has amassed a collection of more than 4,000 pieces of functional pottery from artists across the globe. Her ambition for her collection has always been clear — instead of donating work to a museum, she would rather donate it to a restaurant, where patrons could enjoy the work as originally intended.

"Curious Vessels" is a celebration of both Rosenfield's eclectic taste and her unrivaled generosity. Museum visitors will be able to touch many of the pieces in this exhibition while watching videos of Rosenfield and notable potters from the collection pointing out details of the work. Coming this spring, the Everson's new cafe´, Louise, will be stocked with functional vessels from the Rosenfield Collection that you will be able to eat and drink out of.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 17



Kite & Devin Ronneberg: Fever Dream
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"Fever Dream" is an interactive multimedia installation by Kite, an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist, and composer, and Devin Ronneberg, a multidisciplinary artist of Kanaka Maoli/Okinawan descent working primarily in sculpture, sound, image-making, and computational media. The work brings together their mutual interests in the implications of emergent technologies and artificial intelligence, information control and collection, Indigenous ontologies, and bodily interfaces.

In response to the audience's proximity in the gallery, a large projection flips between channels algorithmically tuned in to scraped footage of conspiracy theories, paranormal and extraterrestrial sightings, and recent news broadcasts. The work plumbs the depths of the settler-colonial psyche and the ways in which settler conspiracies are often founded on a denial of Indigenous agency, such as the belief that "ancient aliens" are responsible for the building of Indigenous earthworks and monuments.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 17



Sharif Bey: Facets
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Over the past two decades, artist and educator Sharif Bey has created a body of work in ceramics and glass that explores the visual heritage of Africa and Oceania. Since accepting a teaching position at Syracuse University in 2009, he has become a vital part of Syracuse's social fabric. Coming on the heels of an exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, where he was born and raised, the Everson presents a survey of Bey's work, starting with the functional pottery that has served as a touchstone throughout his career, and continuing through his most recent body of large-scale figurative sculptures in clay.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 17



Sekou Cooke: 15-81
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"15-81" presents architect and urban designer Sekou Cooke's project "We Outchea: Hip-Hop Fabrications and Public Space" alongside documents relating to the 15th Ward in Syracuse. Commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 2021 as part of their exhibition "Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America," "We Outchea" focuses on the legacy of placement and displacement of Black residents in Syracuse and considers various events in the city's history — the razing of the historic 15th Ward, the building of multiple public housing projects, and the construction of Interstate 81 — while simultaneously critiquing recent proposals to replace low-income communities with mixed-income housing. By contextualizing the We Outchea project with photographs and ephemera that tell the story of the once vibrant 15th Ward, Cooke points to a post I-81 Syracuse future of entrepreneurship and innovation.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 17



Independent Potters' Association Member Exhibition
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius

The Gandee Gallery is proud to host this year's The Independent Potters' Association's (IPA) Member Show, an annual group exhibition featuring ceramics created by the group's members.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 17



The Menagerie: Animals in Art
Onondaga Historical Association

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

The exhibit explores animals as subjects in artwork. Animals have captured the attention of artists in Onondaga County throughout history. Some are wild animals that are integral to the natural landscape. Others are domestic helpers that assist with transportation or supplying food, or loving companions to their owners. The artwork style ranges from George Knapp's traditional early 20th century to Irene Wood's quirky mid 20th century imagination, and will include wood sculptures created by local artist Juan Taylor. The exhibit will be a treat for all animal and art lovers!


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Festival
 

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, July 17



Middle Eastern Cultural Festival

Price: Free
St. Elias Orthodox Church
4988 Onondage Rd., Syracuse

Middle Eastern food, music, dancing, and marketplace.

For more information, visit syracusemideastfest.com.


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History
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 17



Infrastructure of Empire
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Erie Canal was the engineering marvel of its day, but has had far reaching consequences that could never have been imagined. In this exhibit we explore how the canal was built, how it has changed the physical and social layout of the region, and how it continues to influence New York State.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 17



A Pocketful of Progress: A Retrospective Look at the Machines Found in our Smartphones
Onondaga Historical Association

Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

A fascinating display of machines from the past 150 years which performed functions that, today, can be done on a smartphone. The impressive array of machines, many which originated in Syracuse, offers a stark juxtaposition to the incredible technological tool you carry every day in your purse or in your pocket.


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Music
 

6:00 PM, July 17



*POSTPONED* Darden Smith
The 443 Social Club

Price: $20-$50
The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

New date TBA

Open and empty. That's how Darden Smith describes the west Texas landscape that inspired his wildly creative new multi-media project, Western Skies. Comprising a new studio record, a book of photography, lyrics, and essays, and an accompanying album of readings set to music, the collection is an immersive journey through a world both real and imagined, a place of mystery and mythology, possibility, and longing.


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Poetry/Reading
 

7:00 PM, July 17



Jackie Warren-Moore Monologue & Poetry Festival
Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company

Price: Free
Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Enjoy a special video projection of the late author, activist, and columnist Jackie Warren-Moore reading her passionate poem, "Dear Martin." Also featured will be performances by young "Word Warrior" artists including Alaa Laila, 17, and Warren-Moore's granddaughter, 14-year-old Nya Jordan; music by the Syracuse Community Choir; dance; and a raffle of the poet's books by the Black Artist Collective.

Chairs and blankets are encouraged.

Rain location/time: Everson Hosmer Auditorium, 7:00 pm.


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, July 17



Jesus Christ Superstar
Central New York Playhouse
Mookey VanOrden, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

What's the buzz? The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ's life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as "Superstar," "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and "Gethsemane." A true global phenomenon and perfect pick for schools, community theaters and professionals alike, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers.


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3:00 PM, July 17



Summer Youth Show: Children of Eden
Baldwinsville Theatre Guild
Ceara Windhausen, director

Price: $22 in advance, $26 regular, $22 students/seniors
First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville
64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville

From musical theater greats Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children, and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business!

Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."


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Monday, July 18, 2022


Art
 

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 18



Melissa Catanese: The Lottery
Light Work Gallery

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

In "The Lottery," Melissa Catanese turns her attention to the tense and confusing state of contemporary politics and culture. Her images bring together large groups of people, barren caverns, natural forces, physical exertion, and eruptions both crude and colorful. The accumulated manic puzzle shifts the viewer from crowded street to darkened cavern. Along the way, we see a geyser of oil, streaks of lightning, veins of molten rock, and cooling craters. Punctuating these natural phenomena are people in states of glee, pain, confusion, and anguish.

Catanese borrows the title from literature. In Shirley Jackson's famous short story, a village casually embarks on a yearly ritual of selecting an individual and then stoning them to death. Catanese's The Lottery teases out similar themes regarding ritual, culture, and the diffused accountability of a mob.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 18



2022 Newhouse Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

The 2022 Newhouse Photography Annual features work by photography students in S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The exhibition is a collection of 28 photographs by students enrolled in the Visual Communications Department. Thematically diverse and representing various approaches to photographic practice and technique, this collaboration showcases the breadth of images that today's students are producing.

The exhibiting artists are Ryan Brady, Madison Brown, Em Burris, Marc Cuenca, Caitlin Eddolls, Hunter Franklin, Nicole Funes, Jack Gnosca, Thanh Ha, Elizabeth Henson, Zisheng Huang, Brooke Kato, Kadaja Kirkland, Jason Lozada, Reece Nelson, Fiona Noever, Griffin Quinn, and James Year.


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History
 

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



Infrastructure of Empire
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Erie Canal was the engineering marvel of its day, but has had far reaching consequences that could never have been imagined. In this exhibit we explore how the canal was built, how it has changed the physical and social layout of the region, and how it continues to influence New York State.


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Music
 

7:00 PM, July 18



Stan Colella Orchestra
Liverpool is the Place

Price: Free
Johnson Park
Corner of Vine and Oswego Streets, Liverpool

Jazz standards


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Tuesday, July 19, 2022


Art
 

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 19



Melissa Catanese: The Lottery
Light Work Gallery

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

In "The Lottery," Melissa Catanese turns her attention to the tense and confusing state of contemporary politics and culture. Her images bring together large groups of people, barren caverns, natural forces, physical exertion, and eruptions both crude and colorful. The accumulated manic puzzle shifts the viewer from crowded street to darkened cavern. Along the way, we see a geyser of oil, streaks of lightning, veins of molten rock, and cooling craters. Punctuating these natural phenomena are people in states of glee, pain, confusion, and anguish.

Catanese borrows the title from literature. In Shirley Jackson's famous short story, a village casually embarks on a yearly ritual of selecting an individual and then stoning them to death. Catanese's The Lottery teases out similar themes regarding ritual, culture, and the diffused accountability of a mob.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 19



2022 Newhouse Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

The 2022 Newhouse Photography Annual features work by photography students in S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The exhibition is a collection of 28 photographs by students enrolled in the Visual Communications Department. Thematically diverse and representing various approaches to photographic practice and technique, this collaboration showcases the breadth of images that today's students are producing.

The exhibiting artists are Ryan Brady, Madison Brown, Em Burris, Marc Cuenca, Caitlin Eddolls, Hunter Franklin, Nicole Funes, Jack Gnosca, Thanh Ha, Elizabeth Henson, Zisheng Huang, Brooke Kato, Kadaja Kirkland, Jason Lozada, Reece Nelson, Fiona Noever, Griffin Quinn, and James Year.


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, July 19



In Nature
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Jen Gandee: miniature landscape imagery on porcelain
Lucie Wellner: watercolor botanical series and mixed media solar print series of monarch habitats
J. Gandee/L. Wellner collaboration: "Amazing Women Plate Series"
Magdeleine Wellner: jewelry and miniature boxes made of woven glass seed beads


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History
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 19



Infrastructure of Empire
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Erie Canal was the engineering marvel of its day, but has had far reaching consequences that could never have been imagined. In this exhibit we explore how the canal was built, how it has changed the physical and social layout of the region, and how it continues to influence New York State.


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Wednesday, July 20, 2022


Art
 

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 20



Melissa Catanese: The Lottery
Light Work Gallery

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

In "The Lottery," Melissa Catanese turns her attention to the tense and confusing state of contemporary politics and culture. Her images bring together large groups of people, barren caverns, natural forces, physical exertion, and eruptions both crude and colorful. The accumulated manic puzzle shifts the viewer from crowded street to darkened cavern. Along the way, we see a geyser of oil, streaks of lightning, veins of molten rock, and cooling craters. Punctuating these natural phenomena are people in states of glee, pain, confusion, and anguish.

Catanese borrows the title from literature. In Shirley Jackson's famous short story, a village casually embarks on a yearly ritual of selecting an individual and then stoning them to death. Catanese's The Lottery teases out similar themes regarding ritual, culture, and the diffused accountability of a mob.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 20



2022 Newhouse Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

The 2022 Newhouse Photography Annual features work by photography students in S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The exhibition is a collection of 28 photographs by students enrolled in the Visual Communications Department. Thematically diverse and representing various approaches to photographic practice and technique, this collaboration showcases the breadth of images that today's students are producing.

The exhibiting artists are Ryan Brady, Madison Brown, Em Burris, Marc Cuenca, Caitlin Eddolls, Hunter Franklin, Nicole Funes, Jack Gnosca, Thanh Ha, Elizabeth Henson, Zisheng Huang, Brooke Kato, Kadaja Kirkland, Jason Lozada, Reece Nelson, Fiona Noever, Griffin Quinn, and James Year.


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, July 20



In Nature
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Jen Gandee: miniature landscape imagery on porcelain
Lucie Wellner: watercolor botanical series and mixed media solar print series of monarch habitats
J. Gandee/L. Wellner collaboration: "Amazing Women Plate Series"
Magdeleine Wellner: jewelry and miniature boxes made of woven glass seed beads


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 20



The Menagerie: Animals in Art
Onondaga Historical Association

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

The exhibit explores animals as subjects in artwork. Animals have captured the attention of artists in Onondaga County throughout history. Some are wild animals that are integral to the natural landscape. Others are domestic helpers that assist with transportation or supplying food, or loving companions to their owners. The artwork style ranges from George Knapp's traditional early 20th century to Irene Wood's quirky mid 20th century imagination, and will include wood sculptures created by local artist Juan Taylor. The exhibit will be a treat for all animal and art lovers!


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 20



Achala Wali: Surface Densities
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Achala Wali's complex drawings unfold through the layering of graphite, ink, and other mixed media onto paper. She takes inspiration from the natural world — everything from the forms made by ice as it breaks over a lake to shadows caused by an eclipse to industrial rust. She translates these scenes into abstract forms. As Wali layers one pattern over another, her drawings emerge, some pulsing with energy and movement and others appearing frozen in time.

Surface Densities contemplates the natural world through the physical act of drawing. The work is informed by personal and shared experiences alike, including the force of rivers, electromagnetic currents, the teardrop shape of an ear, or the structure of hair tendrils on Greek archaic sculpture.

Wali is one of the artists selected as part of the CNY Artist Initiative, a competitive program that highlights the multi-faceted talents of CNY artists.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 20



Forever is Composed of Nows
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Whether artists respond to history or look to the future, creativity exists in the moment. Drawn from the Everson's permanent collection, Forever is Composed of Nows examines a multitude of snapshots of the present moment, grouped by theme, image, or idea across different time periods and media. By examining how artists spanning three centuries have approached their present — their now — using similar topics and motifs, this exhibition is a visual exploration of how values, societal customs, and art subjects have evolved over time.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 20



Sekou Cooke: 15-81
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"15-81" presents architect and urban designer Sekou Cooke's project "We Outchea: Hip-Hop Fabrications and Public Space" alongside documents relating to the 15th Ward in Syracuse. Commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 2021 as part of their exhibition "Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America," "We Outchea" focuses on the legacy of placement and displacement of Black residents in Syracuse and considers various events in the city's history — the razing of the historic 15th Ward, the building of multiple public housing projects, and the construction of Interstate 81 — while simultaneously critiquing recent proposals to replace low-income communities with mixed-income housing. By contextualizing the We Outchea project with photographs and ephemera that tell the story of the once vibrant 15th Ward, Cooke points to a post I-81 Syracuse future of entrepreneurship and innovation.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 20



Sharif Bey: Facets
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Over the past two decades, artist and educator Sharif Bey has created a body of work in ceramics and glass that explores the visual heritage of Africa and Oceania. Since accepting a teaching position at Syracuse University in 2009, he has become a vital part of Syracuse's social fabric. Coming on the heels of an exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, where he was born and raised, the Everson presents a survey of Bey's work, starting with the functional pottery that has served as a touchstone throughout his career, and continuing through his most recent body of large-scale figurative sculptures in clay.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 20



Kite & Devin Ronneberg: Fever Dream
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"Fever Dream" is an interactive multimedia installation by Kite, an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist, and composer, and Devin Ronneberg, a multidisciplinary artist of Kanaka Maoli/Okinawan descent working primarily in sculpture, sound, image-making, and computational media. The work brings together their mutual interests in the implications of emergent technologies and artificial intelligence, information control and collection, Indigenous ontologies, and bodily interfaces.

In response to the audience's proximity in the gallery, a large projection flips between channels algorithmically tuned in to scraped footage of conspiracy theories, paranormal and extraterrestrial sightings, and recent news broadcasts. The work plumbs the depths of the settler-colonial psyche and the ways in which settler conspiracies are often founded on a denial of Indigenous agency, such as the belief that "ancient aliens" are responsible for the building of Indigenous earthworks and monuments.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 20



Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Louise Rosenfield is among the most avid pottery collectors in the United States. Over the past 30 years, she has amassed a collection of more than 4,000 pieces of functional pottery from artists across the globe. Her ambition for her collection has always been clear — instead of donating work to a museum, she would rather donate it to a restaurant, where patrons could enjoy the work as originally intended.

"Curious Vessels" is a celebration of both Rosenfield's eclectic taste and her unrivaled generosity. Museum visitors will be able to touch many of the pieces in this exhibition while watching videos of Rosenfield and notable potters from the collection pointing out details of the work. Coming this spring, the Everson's new cafe´, Louise, will be stocked with functional vessels from the Rosenfield Collection that you will be able to eat and drink out of.


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History
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 20



Infrastructure of Empire
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Erie Canal was the engineering marvel of its day, but has had far reaching consequences that could never have been imagined. In this exhibit we explore how the canal was built, how it has changed the physical and social layout of the region, and how it continues to influence New York State.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 20



A Pocketful of Progress: A Retrospective Look at the Machines Found in our Smartphones
Onondaga Historical Association

Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

A fascinating display of machines from the past 150 years which performed functions that, today, can be done on a smartphone. The impressive array of machines, many which originated in Syracuse, offers a stark juxtaposition to the incredible technological tool you carry every day in your purse or in your pocket.


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Music
 

5:00 PM, July 20



Party in the Square: Under the Paige, with Between Covers

Price: Free
Clinton Square
Downtown, Syracuse


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7:00 PM, July 20



Carol Bryant Trio with Dick Ward & 3D
Liverpool is the Place

Price: Free
Johnson Park
Corner of Vine and Oswego Streets, Liverpool

Americana and jazz


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Thursday, July 21, 2022


Art
 

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 21



Melissa Catanese: The Lottery
Light Work Gallery

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

In "The Lottery," Melissa Catanese turns her attention to the tense and confusing state of contemporary politics and culture. Her images bring together large groups of people, barren caverns, natural forces, physical exertion, and eruptions both crude and colorful. The accumulated manic puzzle shifts the viewer from crowded street to darkened cavern. Along the way, we see a geyser of oil, streaks of lightning, veins of molten rock, and cooling craters. Punctuating these natural phenomena are people in states of glee, pain, confusion, and anguish.

Catanese borrows the title from literature. In Shirley Jackson's famous short story, a village casually embarks on a yearly ritual of selecting an individual and then stoning them to death. Catanese's The Lottery teases out similar themes regarding ritual, culture, and the diffused accountability of a mob.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 21



2022 Newhouse Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

The 2022 Newhouse Photography Annual features work by photography students in S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The exhibition is a collection of 28 photographs by students enrolled in the Visual Communications Department. Thematically diverse and representing various approaches to photographic practice and technique, this collaboration showcases the breadth of images that today's students are producing.

The exhibiting artists are Ryan Brady, Madison Brown, Em Burris, Marc Cuenca, Caitlin Eddolls, Hunter Franklin, Nicole Funes, Jack Gnosca, Thanh Ha, Elizabeth Henson, Zisheng Huang, Brooke Kato, Kadaja Kirkland, Jason Lozada, Reece Nelson, Fiona Noever, Griffin Quinn, and James Year.


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



In Nature
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Jen Gandee: miniature landscape imagery on porcelain
Lucie Wellner: watercolor botanical series and mixed media solar print series of monarch habitats
J. Gandee/L. Wellner collaboration: "Amazing Women Plate Series"
Magdeleine Wellner: jewelry and miniature boxes made of woven glass seed beads


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



The Menagerie: Animals in Art
Onondaga Historical Association

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

The exhibit explores animals as subjects in artwork. Animals have captured the attention of artists in Onondaga County throughout history. Some are wild animals that are integral to the natural landscape. Others are domestic helpers that assist with transportation or supplying food, or loving companions to their owners. The artwork style ranges from George Knapp's traditional early 20th century to Irene Wood's quirky mid 20th century imagination, and will include wood sculptures created by local artist Juan Taylor. The exhibit will be a treat for all animal and art lovers!


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, July 21



Forever is Composed of Nows
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Whether artists respond to history or look to the future, creativity exists in the moment. Drawn from the Everson's permanent collection, Forever is Composed of Nows examines a multitude of snapshots of the present moment, grouped by theme, image, or idea across different time periods and media. By examining how artists spanning three centuries have approached their present — their now — using similar topics and motifs, this exhibition is a visual exploration of how values, societal customs, and art subjects have evolved over time.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, July 21



Achala Wali: Surface Densities
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Achala Wali's complex drawings unfold through the layering of graphite, ink, and other mixed media onto paper. She takes inspiration from the natural world — everything from the forms made by ice as it breaks over a lake to shadows caused by an eclipse to industrial rust. She translates these scenes into abstract forms. As Wali layers one pattern over another, her drawings emerge, some pulsing with energy and movement and others appearing frozen in time.

Surface Densities contemplates the natural world through the physical act of drawing. The work is informed by personal and shared experiences alike, including the force of rivers, electromagnetic currents, the teardrop shape of an ear, or the structure of hair tendrils on Greek archaic sculpture.

Wali is one of the artists selected as part of the CNY Artist Initiative, a competitive program that highlights the multi-faceted talents of CNY artists.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, July 21



Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Louise Rosenfield is among the most avid pottery collectors in the United States. Over the past 30 years, she has amassed a collection of more than 4,000 pieces of functional pottery from artists across the globe. Her ambition for her collection has always been clear — instead of donating work to a museum, she would rather donate it to a restaurant, where patrons could enjoy the work as originally intended.

"Curious Vessels" is a celebration of both Rosenfield's eclectic taste and her unrivaled generosity. Museum visitors will be able to touch many of the pieces in this exhibition while watching videos of Rosenfield and notable potters from the collection pointing out details of the work. Coming this spring, the Everson's new cafe´, Louise, will be stocked with functional vessels from the Rosenfield Collection that you will be able to eat and drink out of.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, July 21



Kite & Devin Ronneberg: Fever Dream
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"Fever Dream" is an interactive multimedia installation by Kite, an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist, and composer, and Devin Ronneberg, a multidisciplinary artist of Kanaka Maoli/Okinawan descent working primarily in sculpture, sound, image-making, and computational media. The work brings together their mutual interests in the implications of emergent technologies and artificial intelligence, information control and collection, Indigenous ontologies, and bodily interfaces.

In response to the audience's proximity in the gallery, a large projection flips between channels algorithmically tuned in to scraped footage of conspiracy theories, paranormal and extraterrestrial sightings, and recent news broadcasts. The work plumbs the depths of the settler-colonial psyche and the ways in which settler conspiracies are often founded on a denial of Indigenous agency, such as the belief that "ancient aliens" are responsible for the building of Indigenous earthworks and monuments.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, July 21



Sharif Bey: Facets
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Over the past two decades, artist and educator Sharif Bey has created a body of work in ceramics and glass that explores the visual heritage of Africa and Oceania. Since accepting a teaching position at Syracuse University in 2009, he has become a vital part of Syracuse's social fabric. Coming on the heels of an exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, where he was born and raised, the Everson presents a survey of Bey's work, starting with the functional pottery that has served as a touchstone throughout his career, and continuing through his most recent body of large-scale figurative sculptures in clay.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, July 21



Sekou Cooke: 15-81
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"15-81" presents architect and urban designer Sekou Cooke's project "We Outchea: Hip-Hop Fabrications and Public Space" alongside documents relating to the 15th Ward in Syracuse. Commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 2021 as part of their exhibition "Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America," "We Outchea" focuses on the legacy of placement and displacement of Black residents in Syracuse and considers various events in the city's history — the razing of the historic 15th Ward, the building of multiple public housing projects, and the construction of Interstate 81 — while simultaneously critiquing recent proposals to replace low-income communities with mixed-income housing. By contextualizing the We Outchea project with photographs and ephemera that tell the story of the once vibrant 15th Ward, Cooke points to a post I-81 Syracuse future of entrepreneurship and innovation.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 21



Independent Potters' Association Member Exhibition
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius

The Gandee Gallery is proud to host this year's The Independent Potters' Association's (IPA) Member Show, an annual group exhibition featuring ceramics created by the group's members.


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History
 

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



Infrastructure of Empire
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Erie Canal was the engineering marvel of its day, but has had far reaching consequences that could never have been imagined. In this exhibit we explore how the canal was built, how it has changed the physical and social layout of the region, and how it continues to influence New York State.


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



A Pocketful of Progress: A Retrospective Look at the Machines Found in our Smartphones
Onondaga Historical Association

Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

A fascinating display of machines from the past 150 years which performed functions that, today, can be done on a smartphone. The impressive array of machines, many which originated in Syracuse, offers a stark juxtaposition to the incredible technological tool you carry every day in your purse or in your pocket.


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Music
 

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, July 21



Jazz in the City: Deepak Thettu and Judah Sealy
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: Free
Schiller Park
Syracuse


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Theater
 

7:30 PM, July 21



Summer Youth Show: Children of Eden
Baldwinsville Theatre Guild
Ceara Windhausen, director

Price: $22 in advance, $26 regular, $22 students/seniors
First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville
64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville

From musical theater greats Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children, and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business!

Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."


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Friday, July 22, 2022


Art
 

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 22



Melissa Catanese: The Lottery
Light Work Gallery

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

In "The Lottery," Melissa Catanese turns her attention to the tense and confusing state of contemporary politics and culture. Her images bring together large groups of people, barren caverns, natural forces, physical exertion, and eruptions both crude and colorful. The accumulated manic puzzle shifts the viewer from crowded street to darkened cavern. Along the way, we see a geyser of oil, streaks of lightning, veins of molten rock, and cooling craters. Punctuating these natural phenomena are people in states of glee, pain, confusion, and anguish.

Catanese borrows the title from literature. In Shirley Jackson's famous short story, a village casually embarks on a yearly ritual of selecting an individual and then stoning them to death. Catanese's The Lottery teases out similar themes regarding ritual, culture, and the diffused accountability of a mob.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, July 22



2022 Newhouse Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

The 2022 Newhouse Photography Annual features work by photography students in S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The exhibition is a collection of 28 photographs by students enrolled in the Visual Communications Department. Thematically diverse and representing various approaches to photographic practice and technique, this collaboration showcases the breadth of images that today's students are producing.

The exhibiting artists are Ryan Brady, Madison Brown, Em Burris, Marc Cuenca, Caitlin Eddolls, Hunter Franklin, Nicole Funes, Jack Gnosca, Thanh Ha, Elizabeth Henson, Zisheng Huang, Brooke Kato, Kadaja Kirkland, Jason Lozada, Reece Nelson, Fiona Noever, Griffin Quinn, and James Year.


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



In Nature
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Jen Gandee: miniature landscape imagery on porcelain
Lucie Wellner: watercolor botanical series and mixed media solar print series of monarch habitats
J. Gandee/L. Wellner collaboration: "Amazing Women Plate Series"
Magdeleine Wellner: jewelry and miniature boxes made of woven glass seed beads


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 22



The Menagerie: Animals in Art
Onondaga Historical Association

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

The exhibit explores animals as subjects in artwork. Animals have captured the attention of artists in Onondaga County throughout history. Some are wild animals that are integral to the natural landscape. Others are domestic helpers that assist with transportation or supplying food, or loving companions to their owners. The artwork style ranges from George Knapp's traditional early 20th century to Irene Wood's quirky mid 20th century imagination, and will include wood sculptures created by local artist Juan Taylor. The exhibit will be a treat for all animal and art lovers!


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



Achala Wali: Surface Densities
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Achala Wali's complex drawings unfold through the layering of graphite, ink, and other mixed media onto paper. She takes inspiration from the natural world — everything from the forms made by ice as it breaks over a lake to shadows caused by an eclipse to industrial rust. She translates these scenes into abstract forms. As Wali layers one pattern over another, her drawings emerge, some pulsing with energy and movement and others appearing frozen in time.

Surface Densities contemplates the natural world through the physical act of drawing. The work is informed by personal and shared experiences alike, including the force of rivers, electromagnetic currents, the teardrop shape of an ear, or the structure of hair tendrils on Greek archaic sculpture.

Wali is one of the artists selected as part of the CNY Artist Initiative, a competitive program that highlights the multi-faceted talents of CNY artists.


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



Forever is Composed of Nows
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Whether artists respond to history or look to the future, creativity exists in the moment. Drawn from the Everson's permanent collection, Forever is Composed of Nows examines a multitude of snapshots of the present moment, grouped by theme, image, or idea across different time periods and media. By examining how artists spanning three centuries have approached their present — their now — using similar topics and motifs, this exhibition is a visual exploration of how values, societal customs, and art subjects have evolved over time.


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



Sekou Cooke: 15-81
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"15-81" presents architect and urban designer Sekou Cooke's project "We Outchea: Hip-Hop Fabrications and Public Space" alongside documents relating to the 15th Ward in Syracuse. Commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 2021 as part of their exhibition "Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America," "We Outchea" focuses on the legacy of placement and displacement of Black residents in Syracuse and considers various events in the city's history — the razing of the historic 15th Ward, the building of multiple public housing projects, and the construction of Interstate 81 — while simultaneously critiquing recent proposals to replace low-income communities with mixed-income housing. By contextualizing the We Outchea project with photographs and ephemera that tell the story of the once vibrant 15th Ward, Cooke points to a post I-81 Syracuse future of entrepreneurship and innovation.


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



Sharif Bey: Facets
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Over the past two decades, artist and educator Sharif Bey has created a body of work in ceramics and glass that explores the visual heritage of Africa and Oceania. Since accepting a teaching position at Syracuse University in 2009, he has become a vital part of Syracuse's social fabric. Coming on the heels of an exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, where he was born and raised, the Everson presents a survey of Bey's work, starting with the functional pottery that has served as a touchstone throughout his career, and continuing through his most recent body of large-scale figurative sculptures in clay.


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



Kite & Devin Ronneberg: Fever Dream
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"Fever Dream" is an interactive multimedia installation by Kite, an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist, and composer, and Devin Ronneberg, a multidisciplinary artist of Kanaka Maoli/Okinawan descent working primarily in sculpture, sound, image-making, and computational media. The work brings together their mutual interests in the implications of emergent technologies and artificial intelligence, information control and collection, Indigenous ontologies, and bodily interfaces.

In response to the audience's proximity in the gallery, a large projection flips between channels algorithmically tuned in to scraped footage of conspiracy theories, paranormal and extraterrestrial sightings, and recent news broadcasts. The work plumbs the depths of the settler-colonial psyche and the ways in which settler conspiracies are often founded on a denial of Indigenous agency, such as the belief that "ancient aliens" are responsible for the building of Indigenous earthworks and monuments.


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



Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Louise Rosenfield is among the most avid pottery collectors in the United States. Over the past 30 years, she has amassed a collection of more than 4,000 pieces of functional pottery from artists across the globe. Her ambition for her collection has always been clear — instead of donating work to a museum, she would rather donate it to a restaurant, where patrons could enjoy the work as originally intended.

"Curious Vessels" is a celebration of both Rosenfield's eclectic taste and her unrivaled generosity. Museum visitors will be able to touch many of the pieces in this exhibition while watching videos of Rosenfield and notable potters from the collection pointing out details of the work. Coming this spring, the Everson's new cafe´, Louise, will be stocked with functional vessels from the Rosenfield Collection that you will be able to eat and drink out of.


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



Independent Potters' Association Member Exhibition
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius

The Gandee Gallery is proud to host this year's The Independent Potters' Association's (IPA) Member Show, an annual group exhibition featuring ceramics created by the group's members.


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History
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 22



Infrastructure of Empire
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Erie Canal was the engineering marvel of its day, but has had far reaching consequences that could never have been imagined. In this exhibit we explore how the canal was built, how it has changed the physical and social layout of the region, and how it continues to influence New York State.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, July 22



A Pocketful of Progress: A Retrospective Look at the Machines Found in our Smartphones
Onondaga Historical Association

Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

A fascinating display of machines from the past 150 years which performed functions that, today, can be done on a smartphone. The impressive array of machines, many which originated in Syracuse, offers a stark juxtaposition to the incredible technological tool you carry every day in your purse or in your pocket.


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Theater
 

7:30 PM, July 22



Summer Youth Show: Children of Eden
Baldwinsville Theatre Guild
Ceara Windhausen, director

Price: $22 in advance, $26 regular, $22 students/seniors
First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville
64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville

From musical theater greats Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children, and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business!

Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."


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8:00 PM, July 22



Jesus Christ Superstar
Central New York Playhouse
Mookey VanOrden, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

What's the buzz? The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ's life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as "Superstar," "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and "Gethsemane." A true global phenomenon and perfect pick for schools, community theaters and professionals alike, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers.


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