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Events for Friday, February 18, 2022

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Organic Abstraction Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-8:30 PM Shanequa Gay: carry the wait Community Folk Art Center

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons) Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 2022 Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States SU Art Galleries

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

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Arlene Abend: Resolute Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe Everson Museum of Art

2:00 PM-6:00 PM The Struggle to Connect: A Call and Response Conversation on Race and Gender by Women Artists ArtRage Gallery (Read a review!)

6:00 PM-11:00 PM No Emoji for Ennui: Ross Meckfessel, Estuary Urban Video Project

7:00 PM Author Ira Sukrungruang Downtown Writer's Center

7:00 PM Chuck Schiele's Quatro The 443 Social Club

8:00 PM Silent Sky Central New York Playhouse

8:00 PM Joe Jencks Folkus Project

8:00 PM Preview: Sender Syracuse University Drama Department

Events for Saturday, February 19, 2022

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Shanequa Gay: carry the wait Community Folk Art Center

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Organic Abstraction Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection 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 Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Arlene Abend: Resolute Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-4:00 PM The Struggle to Connect: A Call and Response Conversation on Race and Gender by Women Artists ArtRage Gallery (Read a review!)

1:00 PM-9:00 PM 2022 Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons) Light Work Gallery

6:00 PM-11:00 PM No Emoji for Ennui: Ross Meckfessel, Estuary Urban Video Project

7:00 PM Donna Colton & Sam Patterelli The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Masterworks Series: Nakamatsu Returns Symphoria, featuring Jon Nakamatsu, piano

8:00 PM Silent Sky Central New York Playhouse

8:00 PM Opening: Sender Syracuse University Drama Department

Events for Sunday, February 20, 2022

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Arlene Abend: Resolute Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe 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 Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States SU Art Galleries

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons) Light Work Gallery

1:00 PM-9:00 PM 2022 Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

2:00 PM-5:00 PM Jazz on Tap: Nancy Kelly CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

2:00 PM Silent Sky Central New York Playhouse

2:00 PM Sender Syracuse University Drama Department

4:00 PM Music and Message: Hope Hendricks Chapel

7:00 PM Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. Tour The Oncenter

Events for Monday, February 21, 2022

10:00 AM-8:30 PM Shanequa Gay: carry the wait Community Folk Art Center

10:00 AM-9:00 PM 2022 Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons) Light Work Gallery

12:00 PM-5:00 PM In Flight From Flight Point of Contact Gallery

Events for Tuesday, February 22, 2022

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Organic Abstraction Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-8:30 PM Shanequa Gay: carry the wait Community Folk Art Center

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons) Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 2022 Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-5:00 PM In Flight From Flight Point of Contact Gallery

Events for Wednesday, February 23, 2022

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Organic Abstraction Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-8:30 PM Shanequa Gay: carry the wait Community Folk Art Center

10:00 AM-9:00 PM 2022 Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons) Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States SU Art Galleries

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

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Arlene Abend: Resolute Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM In Flight From Flight Point of Contact Gallery

12:15 PM Contrary Forces: Contemporary Music for Solo Saxophone Civic Morning Musicals, featuring Daniel Sclafani, saxophone

2:00 PM-6:00 PM The Struggle to Connect: A Call and Response Conversation on Race and Gender by Women Artists ArtRage Gallery (Read a review!)

6:00 PM-9:00 PM Jazz at the Cavalier: Anne Farnsworth Trio CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

7:30 PM Somewhere Over the Border Syracuse Stage

7:30 PM Guest Artist Series: Michelle Cann, piano masterclass Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

7:30 PM Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats The Oncenter

8:00 PM Sender Syracuse University Drama Department

Events for Thursday, February 24, 2022

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Organic Abstraction Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-8:30 PM Shanequa Gay: carry the wait Community Folk Art Center

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons) Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 2022 Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States SU Art Galleries

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

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Arlene Abend: Resolute Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM In Flight From Flight Point of Contact Gallery

2:00 PM-6:00 PM The Struggle to Connect: A Call and Response Conversation on Race and Gender by Women Artists ArtRage Gallery (Read a review!)

6:15 PM-11:00 PM No Emoji for Ennui: Alison Nguyen: My Favorite Software Is Being Here Urban Video Project

6:30 PM Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future: Live Music Recitals Everson Museum of Art

6:30 PM No Emoji for Ennui Urban Video Project

6:45 PM The Sound of Murder Acme Mystery Company

7:00 PM David Wax Museum The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Blue Man Group Famous Artists Broadway Series

7:30 PM Somewhere Over the Border Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Sender Syracuse University Drama Department

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

Events for Friday, February 25, 2022

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Organic Abstraction Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-8:30 PM Shanequa Gay: carry the wait Community Folk Art Center

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 2022 Art Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons) Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States SU Art Galleries

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

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Arlene Abend: Resolute Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-8:00 PM In Flight From Flight Point of Contact Gallery

2:00 PM-6:00 PM The Struggle to Connect: A Call and Response Conversation on Race and Gender by Women Artists ArtRage Gallery (Read a review!)

6:15 PM-11:00 PM No Emoji for Ennui: Alison Nguyen: My Favorite Software Is Being Here Urban Video Project

7:00 PM Poet Crystal Williams Downtown Writer's Center

7:00 PM Fences Redhouse (Read a review!)

7:00 PM Mike Powell The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Blue Man Group Famous Artists Broadway Series

7:30 PM Somewhere Over the Border Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Silent Sky Central New York Playhouse

8:00 PM Sender Syracuse University Drama Department

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

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Friday, February 18, 2022


Art
 

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, February 18



Organic Abstraction
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Mary Giehl: beaded work on fabric depicting the beauty of microscopic images in their random complexities; inspired by waterborne organisms and brain activities. Also showing "Candy" series of brightly colored bronze children's shoes , reminiscent of sweet and lovely times in childhood

Davana Robedee: Japanese stitch resist shibori dye technique using homegrown indigo on silk; creating shapes and patterns inspired by the artist's dreams

Judi Witkin: hand beaded items including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and whimsical boxes


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10:00 AM - 8:30 PM, February 18



Shanequa Gay: carry the wait
Community Folk Art Center

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 18



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Futari (Two Persons)" is an exhibition of photographs depicting the ongoing relationship between the artist Pixy Liao and her Japanese partner and muse Moro. From the beginning of their collaboration, Liao took the role of the director, arranging and posing Moro, so that together they challenge traditional heterosexual roles. For 14 years now, Liao and Moro have continued to explore ideas of control, dominance, gender, and sexuality through photography.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 18



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Light Work announces the 2022 Art Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors in the Department of Film and Media Arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Many students work with Light Work throughout their undergraduate careers and become an integral source of the energy, passion, and excitement that define our organization. The staff and community congratulate all of these young artists on their accomplishments and wish them the best in their bright futures in the field of photography.

The exhibiting artists are Alice Adams, Luke Anaclerio, Lauren Bertelson, Marijke Pieters-Kwiers, Abigail Fritz, Corey Henry, Erik Liu, Paola Manzano, Tori Sampson, Keqin Wang, and Sarah Winn.


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



Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States" explores the root causes of mass incarceration in the U.S. through art inspired by the interviews of 30 formerly-incarcerated women of Louisiana — the state known as the "Prison Capital of the World." Co-curated in partnership with formerly incarcerated women, "Per(Sister)" seeks to build awareness of the crucial issues that impact women before, during, and after incarceration. The exhibition shares stories of loss, hope, despair, survival, triumph, and persistence in a variety of forms, demonstrating simultaneously the universal struggles faced by communities impacted by incarceration and the personal resilience of each woman featured.

"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States" is a traveling exhibition produced by the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in New Orleans.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 18



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, February 18



Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Victoria Schonfeld (1950-2019) was a prominent New York lawyer, collector, and philanthropist whose discerning eye was matched only by the fierceness of devotion to her friends. From the time she began collecting ceramics in the 1990s, Schonfeld developed lasting friendships with the artists who caught her eye. Schonfeld was particularly devoted to championing female artists, including Betty Woodman, Alison Britton, and Carol McNicoll, as well as younger artists like Lauren Mabry and Rain Harris. Her taste encompassed everything from classical beauty to pointedly political works, all linked by her boundless curiosity.

Long before her untimely death, Schonfeld began donating works by artists she admired to museums across the United States, including the Everson Museum of Art. It is with the deepest gratitude that the Everson accepts key works from the Schonfeld collection that will endure as a tribute to her generosity and lasting network of friendships. Mutual Affection marks the debut of the Victoria Schonfeld Collection at the Everson, fleshed out by additional works loaned by her family and friends. Each object in this exhibition stands on its own merit, but also represents a node in Schonfeld's vast network of reciprocal relationships.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 18



Arlene Abend: Resolute
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

With endless determination and unwavering commitment to her craft, Syracuse-based sculptor Arlene Abend has developed a body of work in steel, bronze, and resin that effortlessly moves between whimsy and gravitas. Combining elements of realism and abstraction, Abend's sculpture addresses topics ranging from social justice to family dynamics to the natural world. Featuring work made across five decades, Arlene Abend: Resolute explores Abend's innovative nature as well as her strength and resilience as both a woman and an artist.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 18



Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Now More Than Ever, the inaugural exhibition for the CNY Artist Initiative, is an evolving installation of over 2000 digital images captured over the past ten years as artist Laura Reeder moves through her everyday life. The photos are taken everywhere — at work, in cities, in nature, while housekeeping, at meals, and as pauses or interruptions in a moment. During a pandemic, digital images connect us to each other; by presenting images in a physical space, Now More Than Ever offers respite and resistance to our sense-dulling digital lives.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 18



Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Soundtracks for the Present Future is an immersive auditory installation that combines nearly 60 second-hand guitars, mandolins, and basses to create a singular instrument. Suspended from the ceiling in a constellation, the instruments form a labyrinth of sounds and vibrations that perpetually shifts as viewers navigate the work. Through computer software, the instruments "play" various compositions ranging from classical European music to new or recent compositions modified for this installation.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 18



Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The sheer size of Dawn Williams Boyd's "cloth paintings" adds to their larger-than-life, often brutal subject matter. Her exhibition, Woe, is a collection of works that reflect a lifelong critique of social injustices and racial violence, epic battles with misogyny, and physical and psychological abuses of power. There is no such thing as neutral history. Using scraps of fabric, needles, and thread as her tools, Boyd painstakingly "paints" the entire surface of her quilts, layer upon layer, cutting, sewing, endlessly repurposing, building the surface into a formidable, authoritative source that pulls no punches.


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, February 18



The Struggle to Connect: A Call and Response Conversation on Race and Gender by Women Artists
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

This exhibition was developed from conversations between exhibit curator Vanessa Johnson and the late Marie Summerwood, local activist and ArtRage volunteer. While all women are oppressed as women, there has been an uneasy "her-story" between women of color and white women in the feminist movement. From the Women's Suffrage Movement to modern day voting patterns, there is a continuing divide based on an intersectionality of race, gender, and class.

"The Struggle to Connect" is an invitational group exhibition featuring a racially diverse group of women artists from CNY and beyond. The exhibit will confront the differences between white feminism and the feminist issues of women of color and explore differences in experiences and perspectives.

Participating artists include Kimberly Archer, Kathye Arrington, Ellen M. Blalock, Jacquelyn Maye Johnson, Vanessa Johnson, Robin Kasowitz, Lauren Miller, Susan W. Murphy, Sarah Pirtle, Mary Stanley, Caroline Tauxe, Laura Thorne, and Megan White.

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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, February 18



No Emoji for Ennui: Ross Meckfessel, Estuary
Urban Video Project

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

"No Emoji for Ennui" is a group show featuring the work of Lana Z Caplan, Ross Meckfessel, Alison Nguyen, and Matt Whitman that explores the difficult-to-define emotional tenor of our time — one that often leaves us overstimulated and underwhelmed at the same time it demands endless positivity. The seductive surface of the touchscreen shatters and the polygon meshes underlying our shared social reality peek out from under the digital skin.

What does it feel like to be a person in a world in which our sense of self has been thoroughly disoriented by technological entanglement and co-opted by neoliberal capital?

By turns unsettling, contemplative, humorous, and filled with existential dread, the resulting show is a collective selfie of who and what we are now.

Ross Meckfessel, Estuary:
When you question the very nature of your physical reality it becomes much easier to see the cracks in the system. Estuary charts the emotional landscape of a time in flux. Inspired by the proliferation of computer-generated social media influencers and the growing desire to document and manipulate every square inch of our external and internal landscapes, Meckfessel considers the ramifications of a world where all aspects of life are curated and malleable. As time goes on, all lines blur into vector dots.

Ross Meckfessel is an artist and filmmaker who works primarily in Super 8 and 16mm film. His films often emphasize materiality and poetic structures while depicting the condition of modern life through an exploration of apocalyptic obsession, contemporary ennui, and the technological landscape. His work has screened internationally and throughout the United States including in Antimatter Film Festival (Victoria, CA), IC Docs (Iowa City), Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, New York Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque's CROSSROADS Film Festival, The Artifact Small Format Film Festival (awarded best 16mm film), and Toronto International Film Festival. (2021, 12:00 minutes, 16mm stereo sound)


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Music
 

7:00 PM, February 18



Chuck Schiele's Quatro
The 443 Social Club

Price: $10 general admission, $15 premium single, $30 premium table for two
The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

Chuck Schiele's Quatro is a brand-new sound that exists somewhere between the deserts of New Mexico and the rings of Saturn. It's exotic and unlikely yet familiar. It is beautiful yet haunting. Chuck Schiele writes songs about God, sex, politics and uses alternate-tunings to arrange them ... rock, Americana, with an emphasis on whatever. A hallmark feature of the group is their effortless approach to vocal harmony. Add the otherworldly pedal steel genius of George Newton; the classical moves and motions of cellist Heather Kubacki; and the double bass virtuosity of John Dancks — and the mix becomes less of a set of music and more of a ride.


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8:00 PM, February 18



Joe Jencks
Folkus Project

Price: Regular $18, Folkus and MMUUS members $15
May Memorial Unitarian Society
3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

From coffeehouses to Carnegie Hall, Joe Jencks has made a mark on the American music scene, singing and telling stories that educate, illuminate, and uplift.

Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Joe delivers engaging musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove, and grit. He brings us moving and stunning songs of hope, redemption, connection, and remembrance, merging musical beauty, social consciousness, and self-exploration. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has an edgy richness.


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Poetry/Reading
 

7:00 PM, February 18



Author Ira Sukrungruang
Downtown Writer's Center

Price: Free
Online


Ira Sukrungruang was born in Chicago to Thai immigrants. He is the author of four nonfiction books, most recently This Jade World (2021), Buddha's Dog & Other Meditations (2018), and Southside Buddhist (2014), as well as the short story collection The Melting Season (2016), and the poetry collection In Thailand It Is Night (2013). With friend Donna Jarrell, he co-edited two anthologies: What Are You Looking At? The First Fat Fiction Anthology (2003) and Scoot Over, Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology (2005). He is currently on the Advisory Board of Machete, an imprint of The Ohio State University Press dedicated to publishing innovative nonfiction by authors who have been historically marginalized. Sukrungruang is the recipient of the 2015 American Book Award for Southside Buddhist, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature. He is the president of Sweet: A Literary Confection, a literary nonprofit organization, and is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College.


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Theater
 

8:00 PM, February 18



Silent Sky
Central New York Playhouse
Dana Comfort, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn't allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women "computers," charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in "girl hours" and has no time for the women's probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.


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8:00 PM, February 18



Preview: Sender
Syracuse University Drama Department
Terrence Mosely, director

Price: $19 regular, $17 students/seniors
Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

In this witty and razor-sharp play, Ike Holter takes aim at a small group of millennial friends who are trying to move past childhood and nights of drunken revelry to contend with the demands of adulthood. All are thrown for an unexpected loop when one friend, presumed long dead, suddenly turns up very much alive. Part of Holter's series of plays set in a fictional neighborhood in Chicago, Sender asks, in this day and age, what does growing up mean and is it even desirable.

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Saturday, February 19, 2022


Art
 

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



Shanequa Gay: carry the wait
Community Folk Art Center

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


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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, February 19



Organic Abstraction
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Mary Giehl: beaded work on fabric depicting the beauty of microscopic images in their random complexities; inspired by waterborne organisms and brain activities. Also showing "Candy" series of brightly colored bronze children's shoes , reminiscent of sweet and lovely times in childhood

Davana Robedee: Japanese stitch resist shibori dye technique using homegrown indigo on silk; creating shapes and patterns inspired by the artist's dreams

Judi Witkin: hand beaded items including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and whimsical boxes


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 19



Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Victoria Schonfeld (1950-2019) was a prominent New York lawyer, collector, and philanthropist whose discerning eye was matched only by the fierceness of devotion to her friends. From the time she began collecting ceramics in the 1990s, Schonfeld developed lasting friendships with the artists who caught her eye. Schonfeld was particularly devoted to championing female artists, including Betty Woodman, Alison Britton, and Carol McNicoll, as well as younger artists like Lauren Mabry and Rain Harris. Her taste encompassed everything from classical beauty to pointedly political works, all linked by her boundless curiosity.

Long before her untimely death, Schonfeld began donating works by artists she admired to museums across the United States, including the Everson Museum of Art. It is with the deepest gratitude that the Everson accepts key works from the Schonfeld collection that will endure as a tribute to her generosity and lasting network of friendships. Mutual Affection marks the debut of the Victoria Schonfeld Collection at the Everson, fleshed out by additional works loaned by her family and friends. Each object in this exhibition stands on its own merit, but also represents a node in Schonfeld's vast network of reciprocal relationships.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 19



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, February 19



Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The sheer size of Dawn Williams Boyd's "cloth paintings" adds to their larger-than-life, often brutal subject matter. Her exhibition, Woe, is a collection of works that reflect a lifelong critique of social injustices and racial violence, epic battles with misogyny, and physical and psychological abuses of power. There is no such thing as neutral history. Using scraps of fabric, needles, and thread as her tools, Boyd painstakingly "paints" the entire surface of her quilts, layer upon layer, cutting, sewing, endlessly repurposing, building the surface into a formidable, authoritative source that pulls no punches.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 19



Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Soundtracks for the Present Future is an immersive auditory installation that combines nearly 60 second-hand guitars, mandolins, and basses to create a singular instrument. Suspended from the ceiling in a constellation, the instruments form a labyrinth of sounds and vibrations that perpetually shifts as viewers navigate the work. Through computer software, the instruments "play" various compositions ranging from classical European music to new or recent compositions modified for this installation.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 19



Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Now More Than Ever, the inaugural exhibition for the CNY Artist Initiative, is an evolving installation of over 2000 digital images captured over the past ten years as artist Laura Reeder moves through her everyday life. The photos are taken everywhere — at work, in cities, in nature, while housekeeping, at meals, and as pauses or interruptions in a moment. During a pandemic, digital images connect us to each other; by presenting images in a physical space, Now More Than Ever offers respite and resistance to our sense-dulling digital lives.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 19



Arlene Abend: Resolute
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

With endless determination and unwavering commitment to her craft, Syracuse-based sculptor Arlene Abend has developed a body of work in steel, bronze, and resin that effortlessly moves between whimsy and gravitas. Combining elements of realism and abstraction, Abend's sculpture addresses topics ranging from social justice to family dynamics to the natural world. Featuring work made across five decades, Arlene Abend: Resolute explores Abend's innovative nature as well as her strength and resilience as both a woman and an artist.


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



Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States" explores the root causes of mass incarceration in the U.S. through art inspired by the interviews of 30 formerly-incarcerated women of Louisiana — the state known as the "Prison Capital of the World." Co-curated in partnership with formerly incarcerated women, "Per(Sister)" seeks to build awareness of the crucial issues that impact women before, during, and after incarceration. The exhibition shares stories of loss, hope, despair, survival, triumph, and persistence in a variety of forms, demonstrating simultaneously the universal struggles faced by communities impacted by incarceration and the personal resilience of each woman featured.

"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States" is a traveling exhibition produced by the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in New Orleans.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, February 19



The Struggle to Connect: A Call and Response Conversation on Race and Gender by Women Artists
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

This exhibition was developed from conversations between exhibit curator Vanessa Johnson and the late Marie Summerwood, local activist and ArtRage volunteer. While all women are oppressed as women, there has been an uneasy "her-story" between women of color and white women in the feminist movement. From the Women's Suffrage Movement to modern day voting patterns, there is a continuing divide based on an intersectionality of race, gender, and class.

"The Struggle to Connect" is an invitational group exhibition featuring a racially diverse group of women artists from CNY and beyond. The exhibit will confront the differences between white feminism and the feminist issues of women of color and explore differences in experiences and perspectives.

Participating artists include Kimberly Archer, Kathye Arrington, Ellen M. Blalock, Jacquelyn Maye Johnson, Vanessa Johnson, Robin Kasowitz, Lauren Miller, Susan W. Murphy, Sarah Pirtle, Mary Stanley, Caroline Tauxe, Laura Thorne, and Megan White.

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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 19



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Light Work announces the 2022 Art Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors in the Department of Film and Media Arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Many students work with Light Work throughout their undergraduate careers and become an integral source of the energy, passion, and excitement that define our organization. The staff and community congratulate all of these young artists on their accomplishments and wish them the best in their bright futures in the field of photography.

The exhibiting artists are Alice Adams, Luke Anaclerio, Lauren Bertelson, Marijke Pieters-Kwiers, Abigail Fritz, Corey Henry, Erik Liu, Paola Manzano, Tori Sampson, Keqin Wang, and Sarah Winn.


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 19



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Futari (Two Persons)" is an exhibition of photographs depicting the ongoing relationship between the artist Pixy Liao and her Japanese partner and muse Moro. From the beginning of their collaboration, Liao took the role of the director, arranging and posing Moro, so that together they challenge traditional heterosexual roles. For 14 years now, Liao and Moro have continued to explore ideas of control, dominance, gender, and sexuality through photography.


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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, February 19



No Emoji for Ennui: Ross Meckfessel, Estuary
Urban Video Project

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

"No Emoji for Ennui" is a group show featuring the work of Lana Z Caplan, Ross Meckfessel, Alison Nguyen, and Matt Whitman that explores the difficult-to-define emotional tenor of our time — one that often leaves us overstimulated and underwhelmed at the same time it demands endless positivity. The seductive surface of the touchscreen shatters and the polygon meshes underlying our shared social reality peek out from under the digital skin.

What does it feel like to be a person in a world in which our sense of self has been thoroughly disoriented by technological entanglement and co-opted by neoliberal capital?

By turns unsettling, contemplative, humorous, and filled with existential dread, the resulting show is a collective selfie of who and what we are now.

Ross Meckfessel, Estuary:
When you question the very nature of your physical reality it becomes much easier to see the cracks in the system. Estuary charts the emotional landscape of a time in flux. Inspired by the proliferation of computer-generated social media influencers and the growing desire to document and manipulate every square inch of our external and internal landscapes, Meckfessel considers the ramifications of a world where all aspects of life are curated and malleable. As time goes on, all lines blur into vector dots.

Ross Meckfessel is an artist and filmmaker who works primarily in Super 8 and 16mm film. His films often emphasize materiality and poetic structures while depicting the condition of modern life through an exploration of apocalyptic obsession, contemporary ennui, and the technological landscape. His work has screened internationally and throughout the United States including in Antimatter Film Festival (Victoria, CA), IC Docs (Iowa City), Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, New York Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque's CROSSROADS Film Festival, The Artifact Small Format Film Festival (awarded best 16mm film), and Toronto International Film Festival. (2021, 12:00 minutes, 16mm stereo sound)


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Music
 

7:00 PM, February 19



Donna Colton & Sam Patterelli
The 443 Social Club

Price: $10 cover
The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

Gritty, buttery, and soul-piercing have all been used to describe the vocals of Donna Colton. A seasoned veteran of the local music scene, her songwriting and CDs have garnered national and international attention. Solo showcases at the legendary Bitter End and Spiral Club in New York City and at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville led to live performances for national TV and radio shows. In 2009 she became one of the few women to be inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Fame.

Colton will be joined on stage by her husband and bandmate, Sam Patterelli, AKA Sam Troublemaker, making music they call an acoustic tangle of Broken Folk and Twang Rock.


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7:30 PM, February 19



Masterworks Series: Nakamatsu Returns
Symphoria
Lawrence Loh, conductor
Featuring Jon Nakamatsu, piano

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

Coleridge-Taylor Ballade in A Minor, op 33
Ravel Concerto in G major for Piano and Orchestra
Rachmaninoff Symphony No.3 in A minor, op. 44

The program will be offered in person and via livestream.


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Theater
 

8:00 PM, February 19



Silent Sky
Central New York Playhouse
Dana Comfort, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn't allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women "computers," charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in "girl hours" and has no time for the women's probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.


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8:00 PM, February 19



Opening: Sender
Syracuse University Drama Department
Terrence Mosely, director

Price: $19 regular, $17 students/seniors
Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

In this witty and razor-sharp play, Ike Holter takes aim at a small group of millennial friends who are trying to move past childhood and nights of drunken revelry to contend with the demands of adulthood. All are thrown for an unexpected loop when one friend, presumed long dead, suddenly turns up very much alive. Part of Holter's series of plays set in a fictional neighborhood in Chicago, Sender asks, in this day and age, what does growing up mean and is it even desirable.

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Sunday, February 20, 2022


Art
 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 20



Arlene Abend: Resolute
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

With endless determination and unwavering commitment to her craft, Syracuse-based sculptor Arlene Abend has developed a body of work in steel, bronze, and resin that effortlessly moves between whimsy and gravitas. Combining elements of realism and abstraction, Abend's sculpture addresses topics ranging from social justice to family dynamics to the natural world. Featuring work made across five decades, Arlene Abend: Resolute explores Abend's innovative nature as well as her strength and resilience as both a woman and an artist.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 20



Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Now More Than Ever, the inaugural exhibition for the CNY Artist Initiative, is an evolving installation of over 2000 digital images captured over the past ten years as artist Laura Reeder moves through her everyday life. The photos are taken everywhere — at work, in cities, in nature, while housekeeping, at meals, and as pauses or interruptions in a moment. During a pandemic, digital images connect us to each other; by presenting images in a physical space, Now More Than Ever offers respite and resistance to our sense-dulling digital lives.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 20



Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Soundtracks for the Present Future is an immersive auditory installation that combines nearly 60 second-hand guitars, mandolins, and basses to create a singular instrument. Suspended from the ceiling in a constellation, the instruments form a labyrinth of sounds and vibrations that perpetually shifts as viewers navigate the work. Through computer software, the instruments "play" various compositions ranging from classical European music to new or recent compositions modified for this installation.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 20



Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The sheer size of Dawn Williams Boyd's "cloth paintings" adds to their larger-than-life, often brutal subject matter. Her exhibition, Woe, is a collection of works that reflect a lifelong critique of social injustices and racial violence, epic battles with misogyny, and physical and psychological abuses of power. There is no such thing as neutral history. Using scraps of fabric, needles, and thread as her tools, Boyd painstakingly "paints" the entire surface of her quilts, layer upon layer, cutting, sewing, endlessly repurposing, building the surface into a formidable, authoritative source that pulls no punches.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 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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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 20



Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Victoria Schonfeld (1950-2019) was a prominent New York lawyer, collector, and philanthropist whose discerning eye was matched only by the fierceness of devotion to her friends. From the time she began collecting ceramics in the 1990s, Schonfeld developed lasting friendships with the artists who caught her eye. Schonfeld was particularly devoted to championing female artists, including Betty Woodman, Alison Britton, and Carol McNicoll, as well as younger artists like Lauren Mabry and Rain Harris. Her taste encompassed everything from classical beauty to pointedly political works, all linked by her boundless curiosity.

Long before her untimely death, Schonfeld began donating works by artists she admired to museums across the United States, including the Everson Museum of Art. It is with the deepest gratitude that the Everson accepts key works from the Schonfeld collection that will endure as a tribute to her generosity and lasting network of friendships. Mutual Affection marks the debut of the Victoria Schonfeld Collection at the Everson, fleshed out by additional works loaned by her family and friends. Each object in this exhibition stands on its own merit, but also represents a node in Schonfeld's vast network of reciprocal relationships.


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



Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States" explores the root causes of mass incarceration in the U.S. through art inspired by the interviews of 30 formerly-incarcerated women of Louisiana — the state known as the "Prison Capital of the World." Co-curated in partnership with formerly incarcerated women, "Per(Sister)" seeks to build awareness of the crucial issues that impact women before, during, and after incarceration. The exhibition shares stories of loss, hope, despair, survival, triumph, and persistence in a variety of forms, demonstrating simultaneously the universal struggles faced by communities impacted by incarceration and the personal resilience of each woman featured.

"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States" is a traveling exhibition produced by the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in New Orleans.


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 20



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Futari (Two Persons)" is an exhibition of photographs depicting the ongoing relationship between the artist Pixy Liao and her Japanese partner and muse Moro. From the beginning of their collaboration, Liao took the role of the director, arranging and posing Moro, so that together they challenge traditional heterosexual roles. For 14 years now, Liao and Moro have continued to explore ideas of control, dominance, gender, and sexuality through photography.


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 20



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Light Work announces the 2022 Art Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors in the Department of Film and Media Arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Many students work with Light Work throughout their undergraduate careers and become an integral source of the energy, passion, and excitement that define our organization. The staff and community congratulate all of these young artists on their accomplishments and wish them the best in their bright futures in the field of photography.

The exhibiting artists are Alice Adams, Luke Anaclerio, Lauren Bertelson, Marijke Pieters-Kwiers, Abigail Fritz, Corey Henry, Erik Liu, Paola Manzano, Tori Sampson, Keqin Wang, and Sarah Winn.


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Music
 

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 20



Jazz on Tap: Nancy Kelly
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: Free
Finger Lakes On Tap
35 Fennell St., Skaneateles


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4:00 PM, February 20



Music and Message: Hope
Hendricks Chapel

Price: Free
Hendricks Chapel
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Hopeful music by Buxtehude and Stephen Foster anchor this program of performances by the Hendricks Chapel Choir and student soloists.

Program will take place in person and on Zoom.


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7:00 PM, February 20



Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. Tour
The Oncenter

War Memorial at Oncenter
800 S. State St., Syracuse

Nickelodeon star, YouTube sensation, and 2019's hottest breakthrough pop artist JoJo Siwa is bringing her wildly popular concert: Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour to Syracuse.


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, February 20



Silent Sky
Central New York Playhouse
Dana Comfort, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn't allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women "computers," charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in "girl hours" and has no time for the women's probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.


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2:00 PM, February 20



Sender
Syracuse University Drama Department
Terrence Mosely, director

Price: $19 regular, $17 students/seniors
Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

In this witty and razor-sharp play, Ike Holter takes aim at a small group of millennial friends who are trying to move past childhood and nights of drunken revelry to contend with the demands of adulthood. All are thrown for an unexpected loop when one friend, presumed long dead, suddenly turns up very much alive. Part of Holter's series of plays set in a fictional neighborhood in Chicago, Sender asks, in this day and age, what does growing up mean and is it even desirable.

Tickets


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Monday, February 21, 2022


Art
 

10:00 AM - 8:30 PM, February 21



Shanequa Gay: carry the wait
Community Folk Art Center

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


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



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Light Work announces the 2022 Art Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors in the Department of Film and Media Arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Many students work with Light Work throughout their undergraduate careers and become an integral source of the energy, passion, and excitement that define our organization. The staff and community congratulate all of these young artists on their accomplishments and wish them the best in their bright futures in the field of photography.

The exhibiting artists are Alice Adams, Luke Anaclerio, Lauren Bertelson, Marijke Pieters-Kwiers, Abigail Fritz, Corey Henry, Erik Liu, Paola Manzano, Tori Sampson, Keqin Wang, and Sarah Winn.


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



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Futari (Two Persons)" is an exhibition of photographs depicting the ongoing relationship between the artist Pixy Liao and her Japanese partner and muse Moro. From the beginning of their collaboration, Liao took the role of the director, arranging and posing Moro, so that together they challenge traditional heterosexual roles. For 14 years now, Liao and Moro have continued to explore ideas of control, dominance, gender, and sexuality through photography.


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



In Flight From Flight
Point of Contact Gallery

Price: Free
Point of Contact Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

Curator Mary DiPrete brings together eight artists considering what it means to be making art in a time of uncertainty and chaos. Her exhibition statement, a poem composed from their deconstructed artist statements, eschews the standard linear description of artistic process in favor of a meditation on time and place that demands and rewards close attention. The works in the exhibition echo both this need for sustained focus and the sense of play with linear time, presenting it in a range of formal experiments that cover almost every possible experience, from the momentary to geologic, quotidian, familial, intimate and mythic.

Artists include Sierra Haynes, Tamara Jordan, Lily LaGrange, Stefanos Schultz, Cara Crowley, Ze Tian, Greeshma Chenni Veettil, and Keyi Zhang, facilitated by Professor Laura Heyman.


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Tuesday, February 22, 2022


Art
 

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



Organic Abstraction
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Mary Giehl: beaded work on fabric depicting the beauty of microscopic images in their random complexities; inspired by waterborne organisms and brain activities. Also showing "Candy" series of brightly colored bronze children's shoes , reminiscent of sweet and lovely times in childhood

Davana Robedee: Japanese stitch resist shibori dye technique using homegrown indigo on silk; creating shapes and patterns inspired by the artist's dreams

Judi Witkin: hand beaded items including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and whimsical boxes


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10:00 AM - 8:30 PM, February 22



Shanequa Gay: carry the wait
Community Folk Art Center

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 22



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Futari (Two Persons)" is an exhibition of photographs depicting the ongoing relationship between the artist Pixy Liao and her Japanese partner and muse Moro. From the beginning of their collaboration, Liao took the role of the director, arranging and posing Moro, so that together they challenge traditional heterosexual roles. For 14 years now, Liao and Moro have continued to explore ideas of control, dominance, gender, and sexuality through photography.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 22



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Light Work announces the 2022 Art Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors in the Department of Film and Media Arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Many students work with Light Work throughout their undergraduate careers and become an integral source of the energy, passion, and excitement that define our organization. The staff and community congratulate all of these young artists on their accomplishments and wish them the best in their bright futures in the field of photography.

The exhibiting artists are Alice Adams, Luke Anaclerio, Lauren Bertelson, Marijke Pieters-Kwiers, Abigail Fritz, Corey Henry, Erik Liu, Paola Manzano, Tori Sampson, Keqin Wang, and Sarah Winn.


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



Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States" explores the root causes of mass incarceration in the U.S. through art inspired by the interviews of 30 formerly-incarcerated women of Louisiana — the state known as the "Prison Capital of the World." Co-curated in partnership with formerly incarcerated women, "Per(Sister)" seeks to build awareness of the crucial issues that impact women before, during, and after incarceration. The exhibition shares stories of loss, hope, despair, survival, triumph, and persistence in a variety of forms, demonstrating simultaneously the universal struggles faced by communities impacted by incarceration and the personal resilience of each woman featured.

"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States" is a traveling exhibition produced by the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in New Orleans.


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



In Flight From Flight
Point of Contact Gallery

Price: Free
Point of Contact Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

Curator Mary DiPrete brings together eight artists considering what it means to be making art in a time of uncertainty and chaos. Her exhibition statement, a poem composed from their deconstructed artist statements, eschews the standard linear description of artistic process in favor of a meditation on time and place that demands and rewards close attention. The works in the exhibition echo both this need for sustained focus and the sense of play with linear time, presenting it in a range of formal experiments that cover almost every possible experience, from the momentary to geologic, quotidian, familial, intimate and mythic.

Artists include Sierra Haynes, Tamara Jordan, Lily LaGrange, Stefanos Schultz, Cara Crowley, Ze Tian, Greeshma Chenni Veettil, and Keyi Zhang, facilitated by Professor Laura Heyman.


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Wednesday, February 23, 2022


Art
 

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



Organic Abstraction
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Mary Giehl: beaded work on fabric depicting the beauty of microscopic images in their random complexities; inspired by waterborne organisms and brain activities. Also showing "Candy" series of brightly colored bronze children's shoes , reminiscent of sweet and lovely times in childhood

Davana Robedee: Japanese stitch resist shibori dye technique using homegrown indigo on silk; creating shapes and patterns inspired by the artist's dreams

Judi Witkin: hand beaded items including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and whimsical boxes


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10:00 AM - 8:30 PM, February 23



Shanequa Gay: carry the wait
Community Folk Art Center

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


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



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Light Work announces the 2022 Art Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors in the Department of Film and Media Arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Many students work with Light Work throughout their undergraduate careers and become an integral source of the energy, passion, and excitement that define our organization. The staff and community congratulate all of these young artists on their accomplishments and wish them the best in their bright futures in the field of photography.

The exhibiting artists are Alice Adams, Luke Anaclerio, Lauren Bertelson, Marijke Pieters-Kwiers, Abigail Fritz, Corey Henry, Erik Liu, Paola Manzano, Tori Sampson, Keqin Wang, and Sarah Winn.


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



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Futari (Two Persons)" is an exhibition of photographs depicting the ongoing relationship between the artist Pixy Liao and her Japanese partner and muse Moro. From the beginning of their collaboration, Liao took the role of the director, arranging and posing Moro, so that together they challenge traditional heterosexual roles. For 14 years now, Liao and Moro have continued to explore ideas of control, dominance, gender, and sexuality through photography.


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



Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States" explores the root causes of mass incarceration in the U.S. through art inspired by the interviews of 30 formerly-incarcerated women of Louisiana — the state known as the "Prison Capital of the World." Co-curated in partnership with formerly incarcerated women, "Per(Sister)" seeks to build awareness of the crucial issues that impact women before, during, and after incarceration. The exhibition shares stories of loss, hope, despair, survival, triumph, and persistence in a variety of forms, demonstrating simultaneously the universal struggles faced by communities impacted by incarceration and the personal resilience of each woman featured.

"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States" is a traveling exhibition produced by the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in New Orleans.


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



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, February 23



Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The sheer size of Dawn Williams Boyd's "cloth paintings" adds to their larger-than-life, often brutal subject matter. Her exhibition, Woe, is a collection of works that reflect a lifelong critique of social injustices and racial violence, epic battles with misogyny, and physical and psychological abuses of power. There is no such thing as neutral history. Using scraps of fabric, needles, and thread as her tools, Boyd painstakingly "paints" the entire surface of her quilts, layer upon layer, cutting, sewing, endlessly repurposing, building the surface into a formidable, authoritative source that pulls no punches.


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



Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Soundtracks for the Present Future is an immersive auditory installation that combines nearly 60 second-hand guitars, mandolins, and basses to create a singular instrument. Suspended from the ceiling in a constellation, the instruments form a labyrinth of sounds and vibrations that perpetually shifts as viewers navigate the work. Through computer software, the instruments "play" various compositions ranging from classical European music to new or recent compositions modified for this installation.


Back to list
 

 

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



Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Now More Than Ever, the inaugural exhibition for the CNY Artist Initiative, is an evolving installation of over 2000 digital images captured over the past ten years as artist Laura Reeder moves through her everyday life. The photos are taken everywhere — at work, in cities, in nature, while housekeeping, at meals, and as pauses or interruptions in a moment. During a pandemic, digital images connect us to each other; by presenting images in a physical space, Now More Than Ever offers respite and resistance to our sense-dulling digital lives.


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



Arlene Abend: Resolute
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

With endless determination and unwavering commitment to her craft, Syracuse-based sculptor Arlene Abend has developed a body of work in steel, bronze, and resin that effortlessly moves between whimsy and gravitas. Combining elements of realism and abstraction, Abend's sculpture addresses topics ranging from social justice to family dynamics to the natural world. Featuring work made across five decades, Arlene Abend: Resolute explores Abend's innovative nature as well as her strength and resilience as both a woman and an artist.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 23



In Flight From Flight
Point of Contact Gallery

Price: Free
Point of Contact Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

Curator Mary DiPrete brings together eight artists considering what it means to be making art in a time of uncertainty and chaos. Her exhibition statement, a poem composed from their deconstructed artist statements, eschews the standard linear description of artistic process in favor of a meditation on time and place that demands and rewards close attention. The works in the exhibition echo both this need for sustained focus and the sense of play with linear time, presenting it in a range of formal experiments that cover almost every possible experience, from the momentary to geologic, quotidian, familial, intimate and mythic.

Artists include Sierra Haynes, Tamara Jordan, Lily LaGrange, Stefanos Schultz, Cara Crowley, Ze Tian, Greeshma Chenni Veettil, and Keyi Zhang, facilitated by Professor Laura Heyman.


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



The Struggle to Connect: A Call and Response Conversation on Race and Gender by Women Artists
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

This exhibition was developed from conversations between exhibit curator Vanessa Johnson and the late Marie Summerwood, local activist and ArtRage volunteer. While all women are oppressed as women, there has been an uneasy "her-story" between women of color and white women in the feminist movement. From the Women's Suffrage Movement to modern day voting patterns, there is a continuing divide based on an intersectionality of race, gender, and class.

"The Struggle to Connect" is an invitational group exhibition featuring a racially diverse group of women artists from CNY and beyond. The exhibit will confront the differences between white feminism and the feminist issues of women of color and explore differences in experiences and perspectives.

Participating artists include Kimberly Archer, Kathye Arrington, Ellen M. Blalock, Jacquelyn Maye Johnson, Vanessa Johnson, Robin Kasowitz, Lauren Miller, Susan W. Murphy, Sarah Pirtle, Mary Stanley, Caroline Tauxe, Laura Thorne, and Megan White.

Read a review!


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Music
 

12:15 PM, February 23



Contrary Forces: Contemporary Music for Solo Saxophone
Civic Morning Musicals
Featuring Daniel Sclafani, saxophone

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


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



Jazz at the Cavalier: Anne Farnsworth Trio
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: Free
Marriott Hotel Syracuse Cavalier Room
500 S. Warren St., Syracuse


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7:30 PM, February 23



Guest Artist Series: Michelle Cann, piano masterclass
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Online



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Theater
 

7:30 PM, February 23



Somewhere Over the Border
Syracuse Stage
Rebecca Martínez, director

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

Inspired by the real life journey of author Brian Quijada's mother (Reina Quijada) from El Salvador to the U.S. and by L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Somewhere Over the Border embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl's pursuit of the American dream. As Reina travels north to the Mexican border, she gathers friends, faces down dangers, and holds tight to the memory of the little boy she left behind. Set in the 1970s and propelled by Cumbia, Mexican Mariachi Boleros, American Rock, and Hip Hop, this new musical is both fable and family history — and a testament to the determination born of love.

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7:30 PM, February 23



Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats
The Oncenter

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

Rescheduled from Oct. 20, 2021. Tickets to the original date will be honored for this date.

Alton Brown is hitting the road with a new culinary variety show. Audiences can expect more comedy, more music, more highly unusual cooking demos, and more potentially dangerous sciencey stuff. Prepare for an evening unlike any other and if Brown calls for volunteers ... think twice.


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8:00 PM, February 23



Sender
Syracuse University Drama Department
Terrence Mosely, director

Price: $19 regular, $17 students/seniors
Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

In this witty and razor-sharp play, Ike Holter takes aim at a small group of millennial friends who are trying to move past childhood and nights of drunken revelry to contend with the demands of adulthood. All are thrown for an unexpected loop when one friend, presumed long dead, suddenly turns up very much alive. Part of Holter's series of plays set in a fictional neighborhood in Chicago, Sender asks, in this day and age, what does growing up mean and is it even desirable.

Tickets


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Thursday, February 24, 2022


Art
 

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, February 24



Organic Abstraction
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Mary Giehl: beaded work on fabric depicting the beauty of microscopic images in their random complexities; inspired by waterborne organisms and brain activities. Also showing "Candy" series of brightly colored bronze children's shoes , reminiscent of sweet and lovely times in childhood

Davana Robedee: Japanese stitch resist shibori dye technique using homegrown indigo on silk; creating shapes and patterns inspired by the artist's dreams

Judi Witkin: hand beaded items including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and whimsical boxes


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10:00 AM - 8:30 PM, February 24



Shanequa Gay: carry the wait
Community Folk Art Center

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


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



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Futari (Two Persons)" is an exhibition of photographs depicting the ongoing relationship between the artist Pixy Liao and her Japanese partner and muse Moro. From the beginning of their collaboration, Liao took the role of the director, arranging and posing Moro, so that together they challenge traditional heterosexual roles. For 14 years now, Liao and Moro have continued to explore ideas of control, dominance, gender, and sexuality through photography.


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



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Light Work announces the 2022 Art Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors in the Department of Film and Media Arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Many students work with Light Work throughout their undergraduate careers and become an integral source of the energy, passion, and excitement that define our organization. The staff and community congratulate all of these young artists on their accomplishments and wish them the best in their bright futures in the field of photography.

The exhibiting artists are Alice Adams, Luke Anaclerio, Lauren Bertelson, Marijke Pieters-Kwiers, Abigail Fritz, Corey Henry, Erik Liu, Paola Manzano, Tori Sampson, Keqin Wang, and Sarah Winn.


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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 24



Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States" explores the root causes of mass incarceration in the U.S. through art inspired by the interviews of 30 formerly-incarcerated women of Louisiana — the state known as the "Prison Capital of the World." Co-curated in partnership with formerly incarcerated women, "Per(Sister)" seeks to build awareness of the crucial issues that impact women before, during, and after incarceration. The exhibition shares stories of loss, hope, despair, survival, triumph, and persistence in a variety of forms, demonstrating simultaneously the universal struggles faced by communities impacted by incarceration and the personal resilience of each woman featured.

"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States" is a traveling exhibition produced by the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in New Orleans.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 24



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, February 24



Arlene Abend: Resolute
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

With endless determination and unwavering commitment to her craft, Syracuse-based sculptor Arlene Abend has developed a body of work in steel, bronze, and resin that effortlessly moves between whimsy and gravitas. Combining elements of realism and abstraction, Abend's sculpture addresses topics ranging from social justice to family dynamics to the natural world. Featuring work made across five decades, Arlene Abend: Resolute explores Abend's innovative nature as well as her strength and resilience as both a woman and an artist.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 24



Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Now More Than Ever, the inaugural exhibition for the CNY Artist Initiative, is an evolving installation of over 2000 digital images captured over the past ten years as artist Laura Reeder moves through her everyday life. The photos are taken everywhere — at work, in cities, in nature, while housekeeping, at meals, and as pauses or interruptions in a moment. During a pandemic, digital images connect us to each other; by presenting images in a physical space, Now More Than Ever offers respite and resistance to our sense-dulling digital lives.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 24



Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Soundtracks for the Present Future is an immersive auditory installation that combines nearly 60 second-hand guitars, mandolins, and basses to create a singular instrument. Suspended from the ceiling in a constellation, the instruments form a labyrinth of sounds and vibrations that perpetually shifts as viewers navigate the work. Through computer software, the instruments "play" various compositions ranging from classical European music to new or recent compositions modified for this installation.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 24



Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The sheer size of Dawn Williams Boyd's "cloth paintings" adds to their larger-than-life, often brutal subject matter. Her exhibition, Woe, is a collection of works that reflect a lifelong critique of social injustices and racial violence, epic battles with misogyny, and physical and psychological abuses of power. There is no such thing as neutral history. Using scraps of fabric, needles, and thread as her tools, Boyd painstakingly "paints" the entire surface of her quilts, layer upon layer, cutting, sewing, endlessly repurposing, building the surface into a formidable, authoritative source that pulls no punches.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 24



In Flight From Flight
Point of Contact Gallery

Price: Free
Point of Contact Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

Curator Mary DiPrete brings together eight artists considering what it means to be making art in a time of uncertainty and chaos. Her exhibition statement, a poem composed from their deconstructed artist statements, eschews the standard linear description of artistic process in favor of a meditation on time and place that demands and rewards close attention. The works in the exhibition echo both this need for sustained focus and the sense of play with linear time, presenting it in a range of formal experiments that cover almost every possible experience, from the momentary to geologic, quotidian, familial, intimate and mythic.

Artists include Sierra Haynes, Tamara Jordan, Lily LaGrange, Stefanos Schultz, Cara Crowley, Ze Tian, Greeshma Chenni Veettil, and Keyi Zhang, facilitated by Professor Laura Heyman.


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, February 24



The Struggle to Connect: A Call and Response Conversation on Race and Gender by Women Artists
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

This exhibition was developed from conversations between exhibit curator Vanessa Johnson and the late Marie Summerwood, local activist and ArtRage volunteer. While all women are oppressed as women, there has been an uneasy "her-story" between women of color and white women in the feminist movement. From the Women's Suffrage Movement to modern day voting patterns, there is a continuing divide based on an intersectionality of race, gender, and class.

"The Struggle to Connect" is an invitational group exhibition featuring a racially diverse group of women artists from CNY and beyond. The exhibit will confront the differences between white feminism and the feminist issues of women of color and explore differences in experiences and perspectives.

Participating artists include Kimberly Archer, Kathye Arrington, Ellen M. Blalock, Jacquelyn Maye Johnson, Vanessa Johnson, Robin Kasowitz, Lauren Miller, Susan W. Murphy, Sarah Pirtle, Mary Stanley, Caroline Tauxe, Laura Thorne, and Megan White.

Read a review!


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6:15 PM - 11:00 PM, February 24



No Emoji for Ennui: Alison Nguyen: My Favorite Software Is Being Here
Urban Video Project

Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"No Emoji for Ennui" is a group show featuring the work of Lana Z Caplan, Ross Meckfessel, Alison Nguyen, and Matt Whitman that explores the difficult-to-define emotional tenor of our time — one that often leaves us overstimulated and underwhelmed at the same time it demands endless positivity. The seductive surface of the touchscreen shatters and the polygon meshes underlying our shared social reality peek out from under the digital skin.

What does it feel like to be a person in a world in which our sense of self has been thoroughly disoriented by technological entanglement and co-opted by neoliberal capital?

By turns unsettling, contemplative, humorous, and filled with existential dread, the resulting show is a collective selfie of who and what we are now.

Alison Nguyen, My Favorite Software Is Being Here
A collaboration between Nguyen and a machine learning program created with Achim Koh, Andra8 is a simulacral subaltern created by an algorithm and raised by the Internet in isolation in a virtual void. From the apartment where she has been "placed," Andra8 works as a digital laborer, surviving off the data from her various "freemium" jobs as virtual assistant, data janitor, life coach, aspiring influencer, and content creator. As she multitasks throughout the day, Andra8 is monitored and surveilled, finding herself overwhelmed by a web of global client demands. Something begins to trouble Andra8: her life depends on her compulsory consumption and output of human data—or so she's been told. Andra8 explores the implications of such an existence, and what happens when one attempts to subvert them.

Alison Nguyen is a New York City-based artist whose work spans video, installation, performance, and new media. Her screenings include Ann Arbor Film Festival, Channels Festival International Biennial of Video Art, CPH:DOX, Edinburgh International Film Festival, e-flux, International Film Festival Oberhausen, Microscope Gallery, Open City Documentary Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque's CROSSROADS Film Festival, and True/False Film Festival. Nguyen's residencies and fellowships include BRIC, the International Studio & Curatorial Program, The Institute of Electronic Arts, Signal Culture, Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center, and Vermont Studio Center. Her grant awards include the Foundation for Contemporary Art, NYSCA, and The New York Community Trust. In 2018, Filmmaker Magazine featured Alison Nguyen in their "25 New Faces of Independent Film." In 2021 she received a NYFA/NYSCA Artist Fellowship in Video/Film. (2020-21, 19:47 minutes)


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6:30 PM, February 24



No Emoji for Ennui
Urban Video Project

Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

No Emoji for Ennui is a group show featuring the work of Lana Z Caplan, Ross Meckfessel, Alison Nguyen, and Matt Whitman that explores the difficult-to-define emotional tenor of our time—one that often leaves us overstimulated and underwhelmed at the same time it demands endless positivity. The seductive surface of the touchscreen shatters and the polygon meshes underlying our shared social reality peek out from under the digital skin.

What does it feel like to be a person in a world in which our sense of self has been thoroughly disoriented by technological entanglement and co-opted by neoliberal capital?

By turns unsettling, contemplative, humorous, and filled with existential dread, the resulting show is a collective selfie of who and what we are now.

In conjunction with the exhibition at the Everson Museum Plaza, UVP will host this indoor screening of the program featuring additional work by Tulapop Saenjaroen, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.


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Music
 

6:30 PM, February 24



Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future: Live Music Recitals
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Free with museum admisssion
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Join us throughout the run of the exhibition for a series of live recitals by CNY composers and musicians as they perform and interact with the exhibition "Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future."


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7:00 PM, February 24



David Wax Museum
The 443 Social Club

Price: $15 general admission, $20 premium single, $40 premium table for two
The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

Pioneering folk musicians David Wax and Suz Slezak are the plucky husband-wife duo behind the eclectic, exuberant "Mexo-Americana" band David Wax Museum.


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8:00 PM, February 24



Setnor Ensemble Series: Wind Ensemble and Concert Band
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Online



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Theater
 

6:45 PM, February 24



The Sound of Murder
Acme Mystery Company

Spaghetti Warehouse
689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse

High on a hill died a lonely goatherd and some people around the Abbey are beginning to get the idea that sweet little Maria just might be a serial killer. Is she now at 16, going on 17? What exactly are her "favorite things"? Mother Abbess and her new assistant, Sister Adolph, are calling in all nuns and townsfolk to decide what to do. Even the pompous Captain Von Trampp and his bratty children will be there. Don't be late. You don't want Sister Adolph shaking her carrot at you.


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7:30 PM, February 24



Blue Man Group
Famous Artists Broadway Series

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is Blue Man Group and now it's your turn! It's everything you know and love about Blue Man Group—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy—the men are still blue but the rest is all new! Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: Every Blue Man Group performance is a party! While this production is friendly for the whole family, please note it features loud music, bright lighting, strobe lights, haze and other atmospheric effects. Please also be aware that there are moments of audience participation and that certain physical elements of the show, including paint and other non-toxic materials, may reach some members of the audience.

If you have ticket(s) for the original performance dates, March 12–15, 2020, they will be valid for the new dates.


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7:30 PM, February 24



Somewhere Over the Border
Syracuse Stage
Rebecca Martínez, director

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

Inspired by the real life journey of author Brian Quijada's mother (Reina Quijada) from El Salvador to the U.S. and by L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Somewhere Over the Border embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl's pursuit of the American dream. As Reina travels north to the Mexican border, she gathers friends, faces down dangers, and holds tight to the memory of the little boy she left behind. Set in the 1970s and propelled by Cumbia, Mexican Mariachi Boleros, American Rock, and Hip Hop, this new musical is both fable and family history — and a testament to the determination born of love.

Tickets


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8:00 PM, February 24



Sender
Syracuse University Drama Department
Terrence Mosely, director

Price: $19 regular, $17 students/seniors
Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

In this witty and razor-sharp play, Ike Holter takes aim at a small group of millennial friends who are trying to move past childhood and nights of drunken revelry to contend with the demands of adulthood. All are thrown for an unexpected loop when one friend, presumed long dead, suddenly turns up very much alive. Part of Holter's series of plays set in a fictional neighborhood in Chicago, Sender asks, in this day and age, what does growing up mean and is it even desirable.

Tickets


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Friday, February 25, 2022


Art
 

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, February 25



Organic Abstraction
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Mary Giehl: beaded work on fabric depicting the beauty of microscopic images in their random complexities; inspired by waterborne organisms and brain activities. Also showing "Candy" series of brightly colored bronze children's shoes , reminiscent of sweet and lovely times in childhood

Davana Robedee: Japanese stitch resist shibori dye technique using homegrown indigo on silk; creating shapes and patterns inspired by the artist's dreams

Judi Witkin: hand beaded items including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and whimsical boxes


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10:00 AM - 8:30 PM, February 25



Shanequa Gay: carry the wait
Community Folk Art Center

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 25



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Light Work announces the 2022 Art Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors in the Department of Film and Media Arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Many students work with Light Work throughout their undergraduate careers and become an integral source of the energy, passion, and excitement that define our organization. The staff and community congratulate all of these young artists on their accomplishments and wish them the best in their bright futures in the field of photography.

The exhibiting artists are Alice Adams, Luke Anaclerio, Lauren Bertelson, Marijke Pieters-Kwiers, Abigail Fritz, Corey Henry, Erik Liu, Paola Manzano, Tori Sampson, Keqin Wang, and Sarah Winn.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 25



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

Price: Free
Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Futari (Two Persons)" is an exhibition of photographs depicting the ongoing relationship between the artist Pixy Liao and her Japanese partner and muse Moro. From the beginning of their collaboration, Liao took the role of the director, arranging and posing Moro, so that together they challenge traditional heterosexual roles. For 14 years now, Liao and Moro have continued to explore ideas of control, dominance, gender, and sexuality through photography.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 25



Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States" explores the root causes of mass incarceration in the U.S. through art inspired by the interviews of 30 formerly-incarcerated women of Louisiana — the state known as the "Prison Capital of the World." Co-curated in partnership with formerly incarcerated women, "Per(Sister)" seeks to build awareness of the crucial issues that impact women before, during, and after incarceration. The exhibition shares stories of loss, hope, despair, survival, triumph, and persistence in a variety of forms, demonstrating simultaneously the universal struggles faced by communities impacted by incarceration and the personal resilience of each woman featured.

"Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States" is a traveling exhibition produced by the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in New Orleans.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 25



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
 

 

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 25



Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The sheer size of Dawn Williams Boyd's "cloth paintings" adds to their larger-than-life, often brutal subject matter. Her exhibition, Woe, is a collection of works that reflect a lifelong critique of social injustices and racial violence, epic battles with misogyny, and physical and psychological abuses of power. There is no such thing as neutral history. Using scraps of fabric, needles, and thread as her tools, Boyd painstakingly "paints" the entire surface of her quilts, layer upon layer, cutting, sewing, endlessly repurposing, building the surface into a formidable, authoritative source that pulls no punches.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 25



Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Soundtracks for the Present Future is an immersive auditory installation that combines nearly 60 second-hand guitars, mandolins, and basses to create a singular instrument. Suspended from the ceiling in a constellation, the instruments form a labyrinth of sounds and vibrations that perpetually shifts as viewers navigate the work. Through computer software, the instruments "play" various compositions ranging from classical European music to new or recent compositions modified for this installation.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 25



Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Now More Than Ever, the inaugural exhibition for the CNY Artist Initiative, is an evolving installation of over 2000 digital images captured over the past ten years as artist Laura Reeder moves through her everyday life. The photos are taken everywhere — at work, in cities, in nature, while housekeeping, at meals, and as pauses or interruptions in a moment. During a pandemic, digital images connect us to each other; by presenting images in a physical space, Now More Than Ever offers respite and resistance to our sense-dulling digital lives.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 25



Arlene Abend: Resolute
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

With endless determination and unwavering commitment to her craft, Syracuse-based sculptor Arlene Abend has developed a body of work in steel, bronze, and resin that effortlessly moves between whimsy and gravitas. Combining elements of realism and abstraction, Abend's sculpture addresses topics ranging from social justice to family dynamics to the natural world. Featuring work made across five decades, Arlene Abend: Resolute explores Abend's innovative nature as well as her strength and resilience as both a woman and an artist.


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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, February 25



In Flight From Flight
Point of Contact Gallery

Price: Free
Point of Contact Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

There will be an exhibit reception this evening 6:00-8:00 pm.

Curator Mary DiPrete brings together eight artists considering what it means to be making art in a time of uncertainty and chaos. Her exhibition statement, a poem composed from their deconstructed artist statements, eschews the standard linear description of artistic process in favor of a meditation on time and place that demands and rewards close attention. The works in the exhibition echo both this need for sustained focus and the sense of play with linear time, presenting it in a range of formal experiments that cover almost every possible experience, from the momentary to geologic, quotidian, familial, intimate and mythic.

Artists include Sierra Haynes, Tamara Jordan, Lily LaGrange, Stefanos Schultz, Cara Crowley, Ze Tian, Greeshma Chenni Veettil, and Keyi Zhang, facilitated by Professor Laura Heyman.


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, February 25



The Struggle to Connect: A Call and Response Conversation on Race and Gender by Women Artists
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

This exhibition was developed from conversations between exhibit curator Vanessa Johnson and the late Marie Summerwood, local activist and ArtRage volunteer. While all women are oppressed as women, there has been an uneasy "her-story" between women of color and white women in the feminist movement. From the Women's Suffrage Movement to modern day voting patterns, there is a continuing divide based on an intersectionality of race, gender, and class.

"The Struggle to Connect" is an invitational group exhibition featuring a racially diverse group of women artists from CNY and beyond. The exhibit will confront the differences between white feminism and the feminist issues of women of color and explore differences in experiences and perspectives.

Participating artists include Kimberly Archer, Kathye Arrington, Ellen M. Blalock, Jacquelyn Maye Johnson, Vanessa Johnson, Robin Kasowitz, Lauren Miller, Susan W. Murphy, Sarah Pirtle, Mary Stanley, Caroline Tauxe, Laura Thorne, and Megan White.

Read a review!


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6:15 PM - 11:00 PM, February 25



No Emoji for Ennui: Alison Nguyen: My Favorite Software Is Being Here
Urban Video Project

Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

"No Emoji for Ennui" is a group show featuring the work of Lana Z Caplan, Ross Meckfessel, Alison Nguyen, and Matt Whitman that explores the difficult-to-define emotional tenor of our time — one that often leaves us overstimulated and underwhelmed at the same time it demands endless positivity. The seductive surface of the touchscreen shatters and the polygon meshes underlying our shared social reality peek out from under the digital skin.

What does it feel like to be a person in a world in which our sense of self has been thoroughly disoriented by technological entanglement and co-opted by neoliberal capital?

By turns unsettling, contemplative, humorous, and filled with existential dread, the resulting show is a collective selfie of who and what we are now.

Alison Nguyen, My Favorite Software Is Being Here
A collaboration between Nguyen and a machine learning program created with Achim Koh, Andra8 is a simulacral subaltern created by an algorithm and raised by the Internet in isolation in a virtual void. From the apartment where she has been "placed," Andra8 works as a digital laborer, surviving off the data from her various "freemium" jobs as virtual assistant, data janitor, life coach, aspiring influencer, and content creator. As she multitasks throughout the day, Andra8 is monitored and surveilled, finding herself overwhelmed by a web of global client demands. Something begins to trouble Andra8: her life depends on her compulsory consumption and output of human data—or so she's been told. Andra8 explores the implications of such an existence, and what happens when one attempts to subvert them.

Alison Nguyen is a New York City-based artist whose work spans video, installation, performance, and new media. Her screenings include Ann Arbor Film Festival, Channels Festival International Biennial of Video Art, CPH:DOX, Edinburgh International Film Festival, e-flux, International Film Festival Oberhausen, Microscope Gallery, Open City Documentary Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque's CROSSROADS Film Festival, and True/False Film Festival. Nguyen's residencies and fellowships include BRIC, the International Studio & Curatorial Program, The Institute of Electronic Arts, Signal Culture, Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center, and Vermont Studio Center. Her grant awards include the Foundation for Contemporary Art, NYSCA, and The New York Community Trust. In 2018, Filmmaker Magazine featured Alison Nguyen in their "25 New Faces of Independent Film." In 2021 she received a NYFA/NYSCA Artist Fellowship in Video/Film. (2020-21, 19:47 minutes)


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Music
 

7:00 PM, February 25



Mike Powell
The 443 Social Club

Price: $20 general admission, $25 premium single, $50 premium table for two
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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8:00 PM, February 25



Setnor Ensemble Series: JCM Exposed
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Online


The Jazz and Commercial Music Ensemble performs.

Livestream will be available by either JCM's Instagram or Facebook (or both).


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Poetry/Reading
 

7:00 PM, February 25



Poet Crystal Williams
Downtown Writer's Center

Price: Free
Online


Crystal Williams, a poet and essayist, has published four collections of poems, most recently Detroit as Barn, a finalist for the National Poetry Series, Cleveland State Open Book Prize, and the Maine Book Award. Her third collection, Troubled Tongues, was awarded the 2009 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the 2009 Oregon Book Award, the Idaho Poetry Prize, and the Crab Orchard Poetry Prize. Her first two books, Kin and Lunatic, were published by Michigan State University Press in 2000 and 2002. Her work has regularly appeared in the nation's leading journals and magazines, including American Poetry Review, Ms. Magazine, and Ploughshares, and in such anthologies as Angles of Ascent: The Norton Anthology of African American Poetry, and American Poetry: The Next Generation. In October 2017, Crystal Williams joined Boston University as Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. In 2020 she became Vice President and Associate Provost for Community & Inclusion, with an expanded portfolio that includes BU's Arts Initiative, Organizational Development and Learning, the Newbury Center, the LGBTQIA+ Faculty/Staff Center, academic Living and Learning Centers, in addition to BU Diversity & Inclusion.


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Theater
 

7:00 PM, February 25



Fences
Redhouse
Ted Lange, director

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

This classic American drama, set in the 1950s, is part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his series of 10 plays that chart the African-American experience in each decade of the 20th century. Troy Maxson was a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. Fences won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play.

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7:30 PM, February 25



Blue Man Group
Famous Artists Broadway Series

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is Blue Man Group and now it's your turn! It's everything you know and love about Blue Man Group—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy—the men are still blue but the rest is all new! Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: Every Blue Man Group performance is a party! While this production is friendly for the whole family, please note it features loud music, bright lighting, strobe lights, haze and other atmospheric effects. Please also be aware that there are moments of audience participation and that certain physical elements of the show, including paint and other non-toxic materials, may reach some members of the audience.

If you have ticket(s) for the original performance dates, March 12–15, 2020, they will be valid for the new dates.


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7:30 PM, February 25



Somewhere Over the Border
Syracuse Stage
Rebecca Martínez, director

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

Inspired by the real life journey of author Brian Quijada's mother (Reina Quijada) from El Salvador to the U.S. and by L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Somewhere Over the Border embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl's pursuit of the American dream. As Reina travels north to the Mexican border, she gathers friends, faces down dangers, and holds tight to the memory of the little boy she left behind. Set in the 1970s and propelled by Cumbia, Mexican Mariachi Boleros, American Rock, and Hip Hop, this new musical is both fable and family history — and a testament to the determination born of love.

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8:00 PM, February 25



Silent Sky
Central New York Playhouse
Dana Comfort, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn't allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women "computers," charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in "girl hours" and has no time for the women's probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.


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8:00 PM, February 25



Sender
Syracuse University Drama Department
Terrence Mosely, director

Price: $19 regular, $17 students/seniors
Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

In this witty and razor-sharp play, Ike Holter takes aim at a small group of millennial friends who are trying to move past childhood and nights of drunken revelry to contend with the demands of adulthood. All are thrown for an unexpected loop when one friend, presumed long dead, suddenly turns up very much alive. Part of Holter's series of plays set in a fictional neighborhood in Chicago, Sender asks, in this day and age, what does growing up mean and is it even desirable.

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