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Events for Friday, February 21, 2020

8:00 AM-4:30 PM Art Exhibit: Works of Gina Occhiogrosso LeMoyne College

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Quilts by Sue Ellen Romanowski and Watercolors by Christy Lemp Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:00 AM-7:00 PM 2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards Onondaga Community College

9:00 AM-5:00 PM Fishes Eyes: The Art of Fish Syracuse Technology Garden Gallery

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center

9:30 AM-6:00 PM On the Periphery Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Works by Judith Hand Associated Artists of Central New York

10:00 AM-6:00 PM Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-6:00 PM 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-5:00 PM A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Jim Ridlon: The Garden Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Raphael Trelles: The Imagined Word Point of Contact Gallery

2:00 PM-7:00 PM Carrying the Weight: Fire & Ice: The Art of Zaria Forman and Stuart Palley ArtRage Gallery

7:00 PM Author Tina May Hall and Poet Adam Giannelli Downtown Writer's Center

7:00 PM Spark Series: Prohibition Symphoria

8:00 PM Shakespeare In Love Central New York Playhouse (Read a review!)

8:00 PM Low Lily Folkus Project

8:00 PM Trojan Women LeMoyne College

8:00 PM Romeo and Juliet Redhouse (Read a review!)

8:00 PM Romeo and Juliet Syracuse University Drama Department (Read a review!)

Events for Saturday, February 22, 2020

9:00 AM-6:00 PM 2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards Onondaga Community College

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Works by Judith Hand Associated Artists of Central New York

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Quilts by Sue Ellen Romanowski and Watercolors by Christy Lemp Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Jim Ridlon: The Garden Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Carrying the Weight: Fire & Ice: The Art of Zaria Forman and Stuart Palley ArtRage Gallery

1:00 PM-9:00 PM 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to Light Work Gallery

2:00 PM Trojan Women LeMoyne College

2:00 PM Romeo and Juliet Redhouse (Read a review!)

2:00 PM Romeo and Juliet Syracuse University Drama Department (Read a review!)

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

7:30 PM That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody The Oncenter

8:00 PM Shakespeare In Love Central New York Playhouse (Read a review!)

8:00 PM Trojan Women LeMoyne College

8:00 PM Romeo and Juliet Redhouse (Read a review!)

8:00 PM Romeo and Juliet Syracuse University Drama Department (Read a review!)

8:00 PM Guest Artist Series: Stephen Banks, saxophone Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Events for Sunday, February 23, 2020

9:00 AM-6:00 PM 2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards Onondaga Community College

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Jim Ridlon: The Garden Everson Museum of Art

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to Light Work Gallery

1:00 PM-9:00 PM 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

2:00 PM-5:00 PM Jazz on Tap: Jeff Stockham CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

2:00 PM Shakespeare In Love Central New York Playhouse (Read a review!)

2:00 PM Romeo and Juliet Redhouse (Read a review!)

2:00 PM Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music

3:00 PM That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody The Oncenter

4:00 PM Music to Swing To LeMoyne College, featuring Todd Hobin

4:00 PM Akropolis Reed Quintet Malmgren Concert Series

5:00 PM Black History Month Cabaret: Gerald Veasley and Jazmin Ghent CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Events for Monday, February 24, 2020

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Quilts by Sue Ellen Romanowski and Watercolors by Christy Lemp Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:00 AM-7:00 PM 2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards Onondaga Community College

9:00 AM-5:00 PM Fishes Eyes: The Art of Fish Syracuse Technology Garden Gallery

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center

10:00 AM-9:00 PM 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to Light Work Gallery

12:00 PM Gerald Veasley and Jazmin Ghent CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Raphael Trelles: The Imagined Word Point of Contact Gallery

Events for Tuesday, February 25, 2020

8:00 AM-9:00 PM Art Exhibit: Works of Richell Castellon Ferreira LeMoyne College

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Quilts by Sue Ellen Romanowski and Watercolors by Christy Lemp Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:00 AM-7:00 PM 2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards Onondaga Community College

9:00 AM-5:00 PM Fishes Eyes: The Art of Fish Syracuse Technology Garden Gallery

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Raphael Trelles: The Imagined Word Point of Contact Gallery

Events for Wednesday, February 26, 2020

8:00 AM-9:00 PM Art Exhibit: Works of Richell Castellon Ferreira LeMoyne College

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Quilts by Sue Ellen Romanowski and Watercolors by Christy Lemp Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:00 AM-7:00 PM 2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards Onondaga Community College

9:00 AM-5:00 PM Fishes Eyes: The Art of Fish Syracuse Technology Garden Gallery

9:00 AM-7:00 PM 150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center

10:00 AM-9:00 PM 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to Light Work Gallery

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Jim Ridlon: The Garden Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Raphael Trelles: The Imagined Word Point of Contact Gallery

12:15 PM William Ström, tenor; Kristin Ström, violin; Sabine Krantz, piano Civic Morning Musicals

2:00 PM-7:00 PM Carrying the Weight: Fire & Ice: The Art of Zaria Forman and Stuart Palley ArtRage Gallery

5:30 PM Bryan Washington Raymond Carver Reading Series

6:00 PM-9:00 PM Jazz at the Cavalier: Scott Dennis CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Events for Thursday, February 27, 2020

8:00 AM-9:00 PM Art Exhibit: Works of Richell Castellon Ferreira LeMoyne College

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Quilts by Sue Ellen Romanowski and Watercolors by Christy Lemp Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:00 AM-7:00 PM 2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards Onondaga Community College

9:00 AM-5:00 PM Fishes Eyes: The Art of Fish Syracuse Technology Garden Gallery

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-8:00 PM A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-8:00 PM Jim Ridlon: The Garden Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-8:00 PM Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-8:00 PM Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-8:00 PM Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Raphael Trelles: The Imagined Word Point of Contact Gallery

2:00 PM-7:00 PM Carrying the Weight: Fire & Ice: The Art of Zaria Forman and Stuart Palley ArtRage Gallery

6:15 PM-11:00 PM Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Walled Unwalled Urban Video Project

6:30 PM 10th Annual Everson Ceramics Lecture Everson Museum of Art, featuring Michelle Erickson

6:45 PM Fiddler on the Loose Acme Mystery Company

7:00 PM Disney's Beauty and the Beast Solvay High School Drama Club

7:00 PM Bye Bye Birdie Westhill High School

8:00 PM Shakespeare In Love Central New York Playhouse (Read a review!)

8:00 PM Guest Artist Series: SU Wind Ensemble and Akropolis Reed Quintet Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Events for Friday, February 28, 2020

8:00 AM-4:30 PM Art Exhibit: Works of Richell Castellon Ferreira LeMoyne College

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Quilts by Sue Ellen Romanowski and Watercolors by Christy Lemp Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:00 AM-7:00 PM 2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards Onondaga Community College

9:00 AM-5:00 PM Fishes Eyes: The Art of Fish Syracuse Technology Garden Gallery

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center

10:00 AM-6:00 PM 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-6:00 PM Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to Light Work Gallery

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-4:30 PM Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Jim Ridlon: The Garden Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Raphael Trelles: The Imagined Word Point of Contact Gallery

2:00 PM-7:00 PM Carrying the Weight: Fire & Ice: The Art of Zaria Forman and Stuart Palley ArtRage Gallery

5:30 PM Guest Artist Series: JCM: The Dai Wan Za Mo Project Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

6:00 PM-8:00 PM Opening: Birds of a Feather Edgewood Gallery

6:15 PM-11:00 PM Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Walled Unwalled Urban Video Project

6:30 PM Storytelling in Syracuse Syracuse Press CLub, Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade

7:00 PM Poets David Weiss and Charles Coté Downtown Writer's Center

7:00 PM Bye Bye Birdie Westhill High School

7:00 PM Disney's Beauty and the Beast Solvay High School Drama Club

7:00 PM Rockin' the Redhouse Redhouse

7:30 PM Vision of Sound Society for New Music

8:00 PM Shakespeare In Love Central New York Playhouse (Read a review!)

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Friday, February 21, 2020


Art
 

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 21



Art Exhibit: Works of Gina Occhiogrosso
LeMoyne College

Price: Free
Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Reale Falcone Library
LeMoyne College, Syracuse


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



Quilts by Sue Ellen Romanowski and Watercolors by Christy Lemp
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

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



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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, February 21



2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards
Onondaga Community College

Price: Free
Whitney Applied Technology Center
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse

The Scholastic Art Exhibit is a showcase for the creative artwork of our community's young people, encompassing 13 Central New York counties.


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



Fishes Eyes: The Art of Fish
Syracuse Technology Garden Gallery

Price: Free
Syracuse Technology Garden
235 Harrison St., Syracuse

All local artists, all fish art.


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



150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University
Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center

Price: Free
Bird Library, 6th Floor
Syracuse University, Syracuse

This exhibition brings together the customs and ideas that unite the university, connecting SU's past with its present. Featuring a wide selection of photographs, printed materials, textiles, and other memorabilia, this exhibition presents the numerous traditions of Syracuse University, including commencement, alumni reunions, university spirit, the number 44, the color orange, and first year student traditions. Whether they are old and long gone or newer, these traditions show how the school has rooted itself in the past and passes this heritage forward into the future.


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



On the Periphery
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Stephanie Parks: Color photography of the classic cars of Cuba, representing the culture's resourcefulness and determination
Heidi Vantassel: Black and white grainy and gritty photography of American urban scenes
R. Jason Howard: Artglass from the "Soul Cage" series
Eva Hunter: Jewelry from the "Swirling Stone" series


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 21



Works by Judith Hand
Associated Artists of Central New York

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


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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, February 21



Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to
Light Work Gallery

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

Oakland, California-based artist Dionne Lee employs video, collage, photography, and sculpture to explore American landscape and her place within its complex history. As an African American woman, she sees the natural world as both a place of refuge and tranquility, but also the location of racial violence, danger, and vulnerability. More broadly, her work acknowledges the terror of climate change, mass migration, and humanity's ongoing drama of survival. Duality often surfaces in work where she notes that "two things can be true at once."


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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, February 21



2020 Transmedia Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work announces the 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

The exhibiting artists are Nathan Baldry, Andrea Bodah, Kali Bowden, Molly Coletta, Laura D'Amelio, Ohemaa Dixon, Jordyn Gelb, Charlotte Howard, George Lambert, Samantha Lane, Meilin Luzadis, Timmy Ok, Jamie Pershing, Duke Plofker, Eliot Raynes, Scott Robinson, and Sabrina Toto.

Jon Feinstein, independent curator and co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation, served as juror.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 21



Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

It has been estimated that in The Netherlands over the course of the 17th century, approximately two million paintings were created. This astonishing number reflects the prosperity of the small country that was known at that time as the Dutch Republic. It may have been small compared to its European neighbors but the Dutch Republic was a major power owing to its strong economy and far-reaching mercantile activities. Needless to say, in this prosperous atmosphere painting flourished thanks to sizeable numbers of talented masters, many of whom specialized in the rendition of specific subject matter. Dutch painters portrayed their surrounding world in landscapes, portraits, still-life, and genre paintings (scenes of daily life) and they are still acclaimed today for having done so. Indeed, the ability of their seemingly unassuming yet celebrated pictures to evoke daily existence has led to the recognition of 17th-century painting as a true Golden Age of Dutch art. However, like their European counterparts, Dutch masters just as often focused their efforts on the depiction of subjects drawn from the Bible or from classical mythology.

This exhibition provides a small yet impressive sample of the fruits of their labors. Visitors to this show may not recognize all of the names of the painters whose creations are on display here. Nevertheless, their work provides a glimpse into the wide-ranging subject matter and uncompromisingly high quality of 17th-century Dutch art.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 21



Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

As the USA rose in world power in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a government-led emphasis emerged in promoting a national history in which the conquest of Native peoples was justified. The American Book Company, one of the largest textbook publishers of the time, played a vital role in this process, producing many textbooks that contained illustrated histories featuring Native peoples. A vast audience of impressionable, young minds encountered these textbooks which rely on images mythologizing White heroism and conveying Native savagery and primitivism through scenes such as Daniel Carter Beard's The Perils and Pleasures of the Wilderness—Daniel Boone, circa 1900. These books reflected and shaped widespread rhetoric of Euro-American superiority, which sought to justify the colonization of Native lands and the conquest of Native peoples. This exhibition deconstructs the versions of history and Native peoples presented by the illustrations through four prominent themes found in ABC publications: contact, the construction of history, assimilation and violence, and the vanishing Indian. To further explain the different views, quotes from Native artists, writers, and scholars are included in each section. The authoritative, educational messages communicated in the American Book Company textbooks ensured a lasting legacy for dominant narratives of American history that still marginalize Native peoples today. However, by calling attention to these images and placing them in a more accurate context, this exhibition asks us to consider how images are used and misused to construct historical narratives.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 21



Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

This exhibition features 145 photographs from one of the largest private collections in the nation, offering a glimpse of the complexity and paradoxes of Black visual modernity. Pictures featuring varied themes — Cities, Politics, Work, Kinship, School, Religion, Leisure, Childhood, Colonies, and Portraits — welcome viewers to consider how people, places, and practices were presented as Black subjects to mass audiences via newspapers, magazines, documentary projects, libraries, and advertising. They raise questions such as how photographs composed Black subjects? How and to what extent did Black people present themselves as subjects in settings they chose to occupy, in venues they did not control, and in regimes that rendered them subject peoples? How do titles, captions, and frames limit or alter the focus and contexts of an image? Such inquiries engage a photograph's capacity to convey meaning and invite new interpretations of what it meant to create, be, and see a modern Black subject.

Curated by Joan Bryant, associate professor of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

Please note, this exhibition includes text and photographs that document inequality, racism, and violence. Experiencing such material might be challenging for some viewers. We present it with the aim of promoting historically-informed considerations of social relations and justice.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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



A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 1911, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts (known today as the Everson) made history as the first museum in the country to declare that it would focus on collecting works made by American artists. This decision, implemented by Museum Director Fernando Carter, was the first of many made by directors that ultimately defined the Everson's collection as it exists today. This exhibition examines over one hundred years of the Museum's collecting priorities, from the Museum's earliest acquisitions in 1911 to work acquired in 2019.


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



Jim Ridlon: The Garden
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In this recent series of paintings, Cazenovia-based artist Jim Ridlon creates impressionistic portraits of gardens that are poetic meditations on the passage of time and the impermanence of nature.


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



Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For British artist Gareth Mason, porcelain is an all-consuming obsession. His lusty manipulation of clay is brought full-circle through the metamorphic power of fire. His surfaces seethe, buckle, and ooze with a tectonic force that reflects his own passion for process.


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



Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Featuring works made from a variety of printing processes, including woodcuts, lithographs, etchings, and serigraphs, "Lasting Impressions" explores highlights from the Everson's collection of 20th-century prints.


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



Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Syracuse-based Iroquois China began as a manufacturer of Victorian fine china, but produced revolutionary dinnerware in the postwar era by designers like Russel Wright and Ben Seibel. "Casual China" showcases modernist designs produced by Iroquois China, Homer Laughlin, the Hall China Company, and others.


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



Raphael Trelles: The Imagined Word
Point of Contact Gallery

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

Rafael Trelles, from Santurce, Puerto Rico, is a painter, printmaker, installation artist, stage and costume designer. Trelles completed his Bachelors' Degree at the University of Puerto Rico, and his Doctorate from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (Academia San Carlos). In the mid-1980s, Trelles resided in the Canary Islands, where he produces a series of paintings titled The Universal Tarot, resembling his later works use of mysticism and magic. Returning to Puerto Rico in 1986, he dedicated himself to his art and to the artist group El Alfil (Image and Word), which he co-founded in 1994. Trelles also does public art using a pressure hose on walls, sidewalks, and other surfaces, a genre he calls "urban graphic art" seen in the 2007 documentary En Concreto (On Concrete). The film illustrates this experimental graphic work originally designed for abandoned sectors of worldwide cities.

In "The Imagined Word," Trelles employs references to Hispanic mythology and world literature. Influenced by surrealist Max Ernst, he brings the viewer on a voyage to an esoteric world of characters in dreamlike settings, where solitude reigns.


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2:00 PM - 7:00 PM, February 21



Carrying the Weight: Fire & Ice: The Art of Zaria Forman and Stuart Palley
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Climate Change is the greatest threat facing our world. In this powerful exhibition, two highly acclaimed artists document our earth, in two distinctly different ways, to bring attention to our fragile planet.


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Music
 

7:00 PM, February 21



Spark Series: Prohibition
Symphoria
Lawrence Loh, conductor

Greater Syracuse Soundstage
24 Aspen Park Blvd. E., East Syracuse

Symphoria commemorates the 100th anniversary of prohibition with this performance featuring music from the period in a speakeasy-like atmosphere.

Don't be killjoy! This is your chance to live it up like they did in the roaring 20s! Prohibition was passed in 1920, so come celebrate with us like they would 100 years ago...in our very own speakeasy! Wear your period attire, enjoy some games of chance and maybe an illicit drink or two, while you listen to music of the times.


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8:00 PM, February 21



Low Lily
Folkus Project

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

Refreshing and uplifting.

With a vocal blend that has been dubbed "outstanding", Low Lily's cohesive sound comes naturally for musicians whose lives have been entwined on the road and onstage for almost two decades.

Setting down roots in Brattleboro, VT, the band has crafted a signature sound which they have shared with enthusiastic audiences throughout North America and the UK, garnering two #1 songs on international folk radio and two Independent Music Award wins.

Chosen as Falcon Ridge Folk Festival's "Most Wanted Band" of 2016, Low Lily plays acoustic music that is deeply rooted in tradition yet sounds refreshingly contemporary. With their first full-album release, "10,000 Days Like These'"(March 2018), Low Lily shares an intimate, no-tricks-involved, collection of songs that showcases their talents and proves them to be a formidable, ready-for-prime-time act.


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Poetry/Reading
 

7:00 PM, February 21



Author Tina May Hall and Poet Adam Giannelli
Downtown Writer's Center

Price: Free
YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Tina May Hall's stories have appeared in The Collagist, 3rd bed, the minnesota review, Quarterly West, Black Warrior Review, Water-Stone Review, Fairy Tale Review, and other journals. Her novella in prose poems, All the Day's Sad Stories, was published by Caketrain Press in the spring of 2009. Her debut novel, The Physics of Imaginary Objects, was the winner of the 2010 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Her latest novel, The Snow Collectors, will be published by Dzanc Books in February 2020. She teaches at Hamilton College.

Adam Giannelli is the author of Tremulous Hinge (University of Iowa Press, 2017), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA Editions, 2012). His poems and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. He teaches literature and creative writing at Hamilton College.


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Theater
 

8:00 PM, February 21



Shakespeare In Love
Central New York Playhouse
Dustin Czarny, director

Price: $20
CNY Playhouse
Shoppingtown Mall, Entrance No. 4 (adjacent to parking garage), Dewitt

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer's block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola's father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola's passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing—Romeo and Juliet. With opening night—and the wedding day—fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?

Read a review!


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8:00 PM, February 21



Trojan Women
LeMoyne College
Boot and Buskin

Price: $15 regular, $10 seniors, $5 students and LeMoyne community
Coyne Center for the Performing Arts
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

The Greek Tragedy comes to powerful new life in a production under the direction of Breadcrumbs Productions' creative team of Maya Dwyer and Tanner Effinger.

Euripides' towering and timeless tragedy tells the story of the noblewomen of Troy in the horrific aftermath of the Trojan War. Facing bleak prospects, the once-powerful women grapple with their change in circumstance and consider what the future holds for them in the wake of apocalyptic upheaval. As the second installment of the annual Boot and Buskin Laboratory series of experimental productions, The Trojan Women offers an inventive and innovative take on a canonical classic.


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8:00 PM, February 21



Romeo and Juliet
Redhouse
Melissa Rain Anderson, director

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

Redhouse puts a modern and imaginative twist on the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet by setting it in a dystopian world on the edge of the apocalypse. Defying barriers forged from their families loathing of one another, Romeo and Juliet risk everything for their love. Revenge, passion, and a secret marriage lead the world's most famous star-crossed lovers to a harrowing end. Young love has never been as dangerous or delightful as it is in Shakespeare's romantic masterpiece.

Read a review!


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8:00 PM, February 21



Romeo and Juliet
Syracuse University Drama Department
Thom Miller, director

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

A grudge so ancient that its origins are never revealed brings tragedy to two families and untimely death to two young lovers. Four hundred years ago, Shakespeare understood how intolerance begets violence and violence victimizes an entire society: See what a scourge is laid upon your hate ... All are punish'd. He also understood that the deepest human hope lies in the unmatched beauty contained in our capacity to love.

Read a review!


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Saturday, February 22, 2020


Art
 

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



2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards
Onondaga Community College

Price: Free
Whitney Applied Technology Center
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse

The Scholastic Art Exhibit is a showcase for the creative artwork of our community's young people, encompassing 13 Central New York counties.


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



Works by Judith Hand
Associated Artists of Central New York

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


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



Quilts by Sue Ellen Romanowski and Watercolors by Christy Lemp
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

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



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



Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For British artist Gareth Mason, porcelain is an all-consuming obsession. His lusty manipulation of clay is brought full-circle through the metamorphic power of fire. His surfaces seethe, buckle, and ooze with a tectonic force that reflects his own passion for process.


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



Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Syracuse-based Iroquois China began as a manufacturer of Victorian fine china, but produced revolutionary dinnerware in the postwar era by designers like Russel Wright and Ben Seibel. "Casual China" showcases modernist designs produced by Iroquois China, Homer Laughlin, the Hall China Company, and others.


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



Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Featuring works made from a variety of printing processes, including woodcuts, lithographs, etchings, and serigraphs, "Lasting Impressions" explores highlights from the Everson's collection of 20th-century prints.


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



Jim Ridlon: The Garden
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In this recent series of paintings, Cazenovia-based artist Jim Ridlon creates impressionistic portraits of gardens that are poetic meditations on the passage of time and the impermanence of nature.


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



A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 1911, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts (known today as the Everson) made history as the first museum in the country to declare that it would focus on collecting works made by American artists. This decision, implemented by Museum Director Fernando Carter, was the first of many made by directors that ultimately defined the Everson's collection as it exists today. This exhibition examines over one hundred years of the Museum's collecting priorities, from the Museum's earliest acquisitions in 1911 to work acquired in 2019.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 22



Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

This exhibition features 145 photographs from one of the largest private collections in the nation, offering a glimpse of the complexity and paradoxes of Black visual modernity. Pictures featuring varied themes — Cities, Politics, Work, Kinship, School, Religion, Leisure, Childhood, Colonies, and Portraits — welcome viewers to consider how people, places, and practices were presented as Black subjects to mass audiences via newspapers, magazines, documentary projects, libraries, and advertising. They raise questions such as how photographs composed Black subjects? How and to what extent did Black people present themselves as subjects in settings they chose to occupy, in venues they did not control, and in regimes that rendered them subject peoples? How do titles, captions, and frames limit or alter the focus and contexts of an image? Such inquiries engage a photograph's capacity to convey meaning and invite new interpretations of what it meant to create, be, and see a modern Black subject.

Curated by Joan Bryant, associate professor of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

Please note, this exhibition includes text and photographs that document inequality, racism, and violence. Experiencing such material might be challenging for some viewers. We present it with the aim of promoting historically-informed considerations of social relations and justice.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 22



Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

As the USA rose in world power in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a government-led emphasis emerged in promoting a national history in which the conquest of Native peoples was justified. The American Book Company, one of the largest textbook publishers of the time, played a vital role in this process, producing many textbooks that contained illustrated histories featuring Native peoples. A vast audience of impressionable, young minds encountered these textbooks which rely on images mythologizing White heroism and conveying Native savagery and primitivism through scenes such as Daniel Carter Beard's The Perils and Pleasures of the Wilderness—Daniel Boone, circa 1900. These books reflected and shaped widespread rhetoric of Euro-American superiority, which sought to justify the colonization of Native lands and the conquest of Native peoples. This exhibition deconstructs the versions of history and Native peoples presented by the illustrations through four prominent themes found in ABC publications: contact, the construction of history, assimilation and violence, and the vanishing Indian. To further explain the different views, quotes from Native artists, writers, and scholars are included in each section. The authoritative, educational messages communicated in the American Book Company textbooks ensured a lasting legacy for dominant narratives of American history that still marginalize Native peoples today. However, by calling attention to these images and placing them in a more accurate context, this exhibition asks us to consider how images are used and misused to construct historical narratives.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 22



Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

It has been estimated that in The Netherlands over the course of the 17th century, approximately two million paintings were created. This astonishing number reflects the prosperity of the small country that was known at that time as the Dutch Republic. It may have been small compared to its European neighbors but the Dutch Republic was a major power owing to its strong economy and far-reaching mercantile activities. Needless to say, in this prosperous atmosphere painting flourished thanks to sizeable numbers of talented masters, many of whom specialized in the rendition of specific subject matter. Dutch painters portrayed their surrounding world in landscapes, portraits, still-life, and genre paintings (scenes of daily life) and they are still acclaimed today for having done so. Indeed, the ability of their seemingly unassuming yet celebrated pictures to evoke daily existence has led to the recognition of 17th-century painting as a true Golden Age of Dutch art. However, like their European counterparts, Dutch masters just as often focused their efforts on the depiction of subjects drawn from the Bible or from classical mythology.

This exhibition provides a small yet impressive sample of the fruits of their labors. Visitors to this show may not recognize all of the names of the painters whose creations are on display here. Nevertheless, their work provides a glimpse into the wide-ranging subject matter and uncompromisingly high quality of 17th-century Dutch art.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, February 22



Carrying the Weight: Fire & Ice: The Art of Zaria Forman and Stuart Palley
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Climate Change is the greatest threat facing our world. In this powerful exhibition, two highly acclaimed artists document our earth, in two distinctly different ways, to bring attention to our fragile planet.


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 22



2020 Transmedia Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work announces the 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

The exhibiting artists are Nathan Baldry, Andrea Bodah, Kali Bowden, Molly Coletta, Laura D'Amelio, Ohemaa Dixon, Jordyn Gelb, Charlotte Howard, George Lambert, Samantha Lane, Meilin Luzadis, Timmy Ok, Jamie Pershing, Duke Plofker, Eliot Raynes, Scott Robinson, and Sabrina Toto.

Jon Feinstein, independent curator and co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation, served as juror.


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 22



Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to
Light Work Gallery

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

Oakland, California-based artist Dionne Lee employs video, collage, photography, and sculpture to explore American landscape and her place within its complex history. As an African American woman, she sees the natural world as both a place of refuge and tranquility, but also the location of racial violence, danger, and vulnerability. More broadly, her work acknowledges the terror of climate change, mass migration, and humanity's ongoing drama of survival. Duality often surfaces in work where she notes that "two things can be true at once."


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Music
 

7:30 PM, February 22



John Price & the Usual Suspects
Steeple Coffee House

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

Contemporary folk


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8:00 PM, February 22



Guest Artist Series: Stephen Banks, saxophone
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

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

For most concert events, free and accessible concert parking is available on campus in the Q-1 lot. When parking for concert events, please inform parking attendants that you are attending a music event so they may direct you.


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, February 22



Trojan Women
LeMoyne College
Boot and Buskin

Price: $15 regular, $10 seniors, $5 students and LeMoyne community
Coyne Center for the Performing Arts
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

The Greek Tragedy comes to powerful new life in a production under the direction of Breadcrumbs Productions' creative team of Maya Dwyer and Tanner Effinger.

Euripides' towering and timeless tragedy tells the story of the noblewomen of Troy in the horrific aftermath of the Trojan War. Facing bleak prospects, the once-powerful women grapple with their change in circumstance and consider what the future holds for them in the wake of apocalyptic upheaval. As the second installment of the annual Boot and Buskin Laboratory series of experimental productions, The Trojan Women offers an inventive and innovative take on a canonical classic.


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2:00 PM, February 22



Romeo and Juliet
Redhouse
Melissa Rain Anderson, director

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

Redhouse puts a modern and imaginative twist on the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet by setting it in a dystopian world on the edge of the apocalypse. Defying barriers forged from their families loathing of one another, Romeo and Juliet risk everything for their love. Revenge, passion, and a secret marriage lead the world's most famous star-crossed lovers to a harrowing end. Young love has never been as dangerous or delightful as it is in Shakespeare's romantic masterpiece.

Read a review!


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2:00 PM, February 22



Romeo and Juliet
Syracuse University Drama Department
Thom Miller, director

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

A grudge so ancient that its origins are never revealed brings tragedy to two families and untimely death to two young lovers. Four hundred years ago, Shakespeare understood how intolerance begets violence and violence victimizes an entire society: See what a scourge is laid upon your hate ... All are punish'd. He also understood that the deepest human hope lies in the unmatched beauty contained in our capacity to love.

Read a review!


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7:30 PM, February 22



That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody
The Oncenter

Carrier Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

That Golden Girls Show! is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments — with puppets! Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down. From Sophia's get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose's tales from St Olaf, Blanche's insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, and Dorothy's daily struggle to make sense of her life, devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of 'The Golden Girls" television series.

For more information, visit www.thatgoldengirlsshow.com.


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8:00 PM, February 22



Shakespeare In Love
Central New York Playhouse
Dustin Czarny, director

Price: $20
CNY Playhouse
Shoppingtown Mall, Entrance No. 4 (adjacent to parking garage), Dewitt

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer's block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola's father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola's passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing—Romeo and Juliet. With opening night—and the wedding day—fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?

Read a review!


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8:00 PM, February 22



Trojan Women
LeMoyne College
Boot and Buskin

Price: $15 regular, $10 seniors, $5 students and LeMoyne community
Coyne Center for the Performing Arts
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

The Greek Tragedy comes to powerful new life in a production under the direction of Breadcrumbs Productions' creative team of Maya Dwyer and Tanner Effinger.

Euripides' towering and timeless tragedy tells the story of the noblewomen of Troy in the horrific aftermath of the Trojan War. Facing bleak prospects, the once-powerful women grapple with their change in circumstance and consider what the future holds for them in the wake of apocalyptic upheaval. As the second installment of the annual Boot and Buskin Laboratory series of experimental productions, The Trojan Women offers an inventive and innovative take on a canonical classic.


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8:00 PM, February 22



Romeo and Juliet
Redhouse
Melissa Rain Anderson, director

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

Redhouse puts a modern and imaginative twist on the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet by setting it in a dystopian world on the edge of the apocalypse. Defying barriers forged from their families loathing of one another, Romeo and Juliet risk everything for their love. Revenge, passion, and a secret marriage lead the world's most famous star-crossed lovers to a harrowing end. Young love has never been as dangerous or delightful as it is in Shakespeare's romantic masterpiece.

Read a review!


Back to list
 

 

8:00 PM, February 22



Romeo and Juliet
Syracuse University Drama Department
Thom Miller, director

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

A grudge so ancient that its origins are never revealed brings tragedy to two families and untimely death to two young lovers. Four hundred years ago, Shakespeare understood how intolerance begets violence and violence victimizes an entire society: See what a scourge is laid upon your hate ... All are punish'd. He also understood that the deepest human hope lies in the unmatched beauty contained in our capacity to love.

Read a review!


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Sunday, February 23, 2020


Art
 

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



2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards
Onondaga Community College

Price: Free
Whitney Applied Technology Center
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse

The Scholastic Art Exhibit is a showcase for the creative artwork of our community's young people, encompassing 13 Central New York counties.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 23



Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

This exhibition features 145 photographs from one of the largest private collections in the nation, offering a glimpse of the complexity and paradoxes of Black visual modernity. Pictures featuring varied themes — Cities, Politics, Work, Kinship, School, Religion, Leisure, Childhood, Colonies, and Portraits — welcome viewers to consider how people, places, and practices were presented as Black subjects to mass audiences via newspapers, magazines, documentary projects, libraries, and advertising. They raise questions such as how photographs composed Black subjects? How and to what extent did Black people present themselves as subjects in settings they chose to occupy, in venues they did not control, and in regimes that rendered them subject peoples? How do titles, captions, and frames limit or alter the focus and contexts of an image? Such inquiries engage a photograph's capacity to convey meaning and invite new interpretations of what it meant to create, be, and see a modern Black subject.

Curated by Joan Bryant, associate professor of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

Please note, this exhibition includes text and photographs that document inequality, racism, and violence. Experiencing such material might be challenging for some viewers. We present it with the aim of promoting historically-informed considerations of social relations and justice.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 23



Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

It has been estimated that in The Netherlands over the course of the 17th century, approximately two million paintings were created. This astonishing number reflects the prosperity of the small country that was known at that time as the Dutch Republic. It may have been small compared to its European neighbors but the Dutch Republic was a major power owing to its strong economy and far-reaching mercantile activities. Needless to say, in this prosperous atmosphere painting flourished thanks to sizeable numbers of talented masters, many of whom specialized in the rendition of specific subject matter. Dutch painters portrayed their surrounding world in landscapes, portraits, still-life, and genre paintings (scenes of daily life) and they are still acclaimed today for having done so. Indeed, the ability of their seemingly unassuming yet celebrated pictures to evoke daily existence has led to the recognition of 17th-century painting as a true Golden Age of Dutch art. However, like their European counterparts, Dutch masters just as often focused their efforts on the depiction of subjects drawn from the Bible or from classical mythology.

This exhibition provides a small yet impressive sample of the fruits of their labors. Visitors to this show may not recognize all of the names of the painters whose creations are on display here. Nevertheless, their work provides a glimpse into the wide-ranging subject matter and uncompromisingly high quality of 17th-century Dutch art.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 23



Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

As the USA rose in world power in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a government-led emphasis emerged in promoting a national history in which the conquest of Native peoples was justified. The American Book Company, one of the largest textbook publishers of the time, played a vital role in this process, producing many textbooks that contained illustrated histories featuring Native peoples. A vast audience of impressionable, young minds encountered these textbooks which rely on images mythologizing White heroism and conveying Native savagery and primitivism through scenes such as Daniel Carter Beard's The Perils and Pleasures of the Wilderness—Daniel Boone, circa 1900. These books reflected and shaped widespread rhetoric of Euro-American superiority, which sought to justify the colonization of Native lands and the conquest of Native peoples. This exhibition deconstructs the versions of history and Native peoples presented by the illustrations through four prominent themes found in ABC publications: contact, the construction of history, assimilation and violence, and the vanishing Indian. To further explain the different views, quotes from Native artists, writers, and scholars are included in each section. The authoritative, educational messages communicated in the American Book Company textbooks ensured a lasting legacy for dominant narratives of American history that still marginalize Native peoples today. However, by calling attention to these images and placing them in a more accurate context, this exhibition asks us to consider how images are used and misused to construct historical narratives.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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



Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For British artist Gareth Mason, porcelain is an all-consuming obsession. His lusty manipulation of clay is brought full-circle through the metamorphic power of fire. His surfaces seethe, buckle, and ooze with a tectonic force that reflects his own passion for process.


Back to list
 

 

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



Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Featuring works made from a variety of printing processes, including woodcuts, lithographs, etchings, and serigraphs, "Lasting Impressions" explores highlights from the Everson's collection of 20th-century prints.


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



Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Syracuse-based Iroquois China began as a manufacturer of Victorian fine china, but produced revolutionary dinnerware in the postwar era by designers like Russel Wright and Ben Seibel. "Casual China" showcases modernist designs produced by Iroquois China, Homer Laughlin, the Hall China Company, and others.


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



A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 1911, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts (known today as the Everson) made history as the first museum in the country to declare that it would focus on collecting works made by American artists. This decision, implemented by Museum Director Fernando Carter, was the first of many made by directors that ultimately defined the Everson's collection as it exists today. This exhibition examines over one hundred years of the Museum's collecting priorities, from the Museum's earliest acquisitions in 1911 to work acquired in 2019.


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



Jim Ridlon: The Garden
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In this recent series of paintings, Cazenovia-based artist Jim Ridlon creates impressionistic portraits of gardens that are poetic meditations on the passage of time and the impermanence of nature.


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 23



Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to
Light Work Gallery

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

Oakland, California-based artist Dionne Lee employs video, collage, photography, and sculpture to explore American landscape and her place within its complex history. As an African American woman, she sees the natural world as both a place of refuge and tranquility, but also the location of racial violence, danger, and vulnerability. More broadly, her work acknowledges the terror of climate change, mass migration, and humanity's ongoing drama of survival. Duality often surfaces in work where she notes that "two things can be true at once."


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 23



2020 Transmedia Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work announces the 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

The exhibiting artists are Nathan Baldry, Andrea Bodah, Kali Bowden, Molly Coletta, Laura D'Amelio, Ohemaa Dixon, Jordyn Gelb, Charlotte Howard, George Lambert, Samantha Lane, Meilin Luzadis, Timmy Ok, Jamie Pershing, Duke Plofker, Eliot Raynes, Scott Robinson, and Sabrina Toto.

Jon Feinstein, independent curator and co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation, served as juror.


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Music
 

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 23



Jazz on Tap: Jeff Stockham
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: No cover charge
Finger Lakes On Tap
35 Fennell St., Skaneateles


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2:00 PM, February 23



Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet
Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music

Price: $25 regular, $20 seniors, $15 ages 35 and under, free for full-time students with ID and holders of EBT/SNAP cards
H. W. Smith School Auditorium
1130 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse

Frank Bridge Phantasy Quartet
Danny Elfman Piano Quartet
Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor

Please note the Sunday afternoon concert time.


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4:00 PM, February 23



Music to Swing To
LeMoyne College
The Jazzuits
Featuring Todd Hobin

Price: $15 regular, $10 seniors, $5 students and LeMoyne community
Grewen Auditorium
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

The Le Moyne College Jazzuits perform jazz standards that swing with special guest Todd Hobin. Selections include Almost Like Being in Love, Moonglow, Autumn Leaves, and more!


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4:00 PM, February 23



Akropolis Reed Quintet
Malmgren Concert Series

Price: Free
Hendricks Chapel
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The Akropolis Reed Quintet performs imaginative chamber music, pushing the boundaries of the reed quintet genres and opportunities. This concert will feature a program of contemporary music, including Splinter by Marc Mellits, Rites for the Afterlife by Stacy Garrop, and Homage to Paradise Valley by Jeff Scott.


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5:00 PM, February 23



Black History Month Cabaret: Gerald Veasley and Jazmin Ghent
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: $35 in advance, $40 at the door, students $10 at door
Marriott Hotel Syracuse
500 S. Warren St., Syracuse

Gerald Veasley, world-renowned bassist, founder of the international "Bass Boot Camp" program, host of the Berks Jazz Fest, and curator of Philadelphia's "Unscripted" Jazz Series; and fast-rising female ingenue, saxophonist/vocalist/educator from Florida, Jazmin Ghent, a Veasley protégé and 2019 NAACP award winner, will team up for an evening of funk and contemporary jazz in the Finger Lakes Ballroom of the historic Hotel Syracuse.


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, February 23



Shakespeare In Love
Central New York Playhouse
Dustin Czarny, director

Price: $17
CNY Playhouse
Shoppingtown Mall, Entrance No. 4 (adjacent to parking garage), Dewitt

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer's block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola's father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola's passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing—Romeo and Juliet. With opening night—and the wedding day—fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?

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2:00 PM, February 23



Romeo and Juliet
Redhouse
Melissa Rain Anderson, director

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

Redhouse puts a modern and imaginative twist on the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet by setting it in a dystopian world on the edge of the apocalypse. Defying barriers forged from their families loathing of one another, Romeo and Juliet risk everything for their love. Revenge, passion, and a secret marriage lead the world's most famous star-crossed lovers to a harrowing end. Young love has never been as dangerous or delightful as it is in Shakespeare's romantic masterpiece.

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3:00 PM, February 23



That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody
The Oncenter

Carrier Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

That Golden Girls Show! is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments — with puppets! Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down. From Sophia's get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose's tales from St Olaf, Blanche's insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, and Dorothy's daily struggle to make sense of her life, devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of 'The Golden Girls" television series.

For more information, visit www.thatgoldengirlsshow.com.


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Monday, February 24, 2020


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 24



Quilts by Sue Ellen Romanowski and Watercolors by Christy Lemp
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

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



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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, February 24



2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards
Onondaga Community College

Price: Free
Whitney Applied Technology Center
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse

The Scholastic Art Exhibit is a showcase for the creative artwork of our community's young people, encompassing 13 Central New York counties.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 24



Fishes Eyes: The Art of Fish
Syracuse Technology Garden Gallery

Price: Free
Syracuse Technology Garden
235 Harrison St., Syracuse

All local artists, all fish art.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 24



150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University
Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center

Price: Free
Bird Library, 6th Floor
Syracuse University, Syracuse

This exhibition brings together the customs and ideas that unite the university, connecting SU's past with its present. Featuring a wide selection of photographs, printed materials, textiles, and other memorabilia, this exhibition presents the numerous traditions of Syracuse University, including commencement, alumni reunions, university spirit, the number 44, the color orange, and first year student traditions. Whether they are old and long gone or newer, these traditions show how the school has rooted itself in the past and passes this heritage forward into the future.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 24



2020 Transmedia Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work announces the 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

The exhibiting artists are Nathan Baldry, Andrea Bodah, Kali Bowden, Molly Coletta, Laura D'Amelio, Ohemaa Dixon, Jordyn Gelb, Charlotte Howard, George Lambert, Samantha Lane, Meilin Luzadis, Timmy Ok, Jamie Pershing, Duke Plofker, Eliot Raynes, Scott Robinson, and Sabrina Toto.

Jon Feinstein, independent curator and co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation, served as juror.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 24



Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to
Light Work Gallery

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

Oakland, California-based artist Dionne Lee employs video, collage, photography, and sculpture to explore American landscape and her place within its complex history. As an African American woman, she sees the natural world as both a place of refuge and tranquility, but also the location of racial violence, danger, and vulnerability. More broadly, her work acknowledges the terror of climate change, mass migration, and humanity's ongoing drama of survival. Duality often surfaces in work where she notes that "two things can be true at once."


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



Raphael Trelles: The Imagined Word
Point of Contact Gallery

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

Rafael Trelles, from Santurce, Puerto Rico, is a painter, printmaker, installation artist, stage and costume designer. Trelles completed his Bachelors' Degree at the University of Puerto Rico, and his Doctorate from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (Academia San Carlos). In the mid-1980s, Trelles resided in the Canary Islands, where he produces a series of paintings titled The Universal Tarot, resembling his later works use of mysticism and magic. Returning to Puerto Rico in 1986, he dedicated himself to his art and to the artist group El Alfil (Image and Word), which he co-founded in 1994. Trelles also does public art using a pressure hose on walls, sidewalks, and other surfaces, a genre he calls "urban graphic art" seen in the 2007 documentary En Concreto (On Concrete). The film illustrates this experimental graphic work originally designed for abandoned sectors of worldwide cities.

In "The Imagined Word," Trelles employs references to Hispanic mythology and world literature. Influenced by surrealist Max Ernst, he brings the viewer on a voyage to an esoteric world of characters in dreamlike settings, where solitude reigns.


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Lecture
 

12:00 PM, February 24



Gerald Veasley and Jazmin Ghent
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: Free
Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Gerald Veasley, musical polymath – world renowned bassist, founder of the international "Bass Boot Camp" program, musical host of the Berks Jazz Fest, and curator of Philadelphia's "Unscripted" Jazz Series — and fast-rising female ingenue, saxophonist/vocalist/educator Jazmin Ghent, a 2019 NAACP award winner, will reflect on their paths to success in the music industry and the challenges presented by leading careers in music performance, presentation, and education. Their talk will be moderated by Tanisha Jackson, Executive Director of the Community Folk Art Center, and Theo Cateforis, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Fine Arts at S.U.


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Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Art
 

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 25



Art Exhibit: Works of Richell Castellon Ferreira
LeMoyne College

Price: Free
Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Reale Falcone Library
LeMoyne College, Syracuse


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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 25



Quilts by Sue Ellen Romanowski and Watercolors by Christy Lemp
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

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



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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, February 25



2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards
Onondaga Community College

Price: Free
Whitney Applied Technology Center
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse

The Scholastic Art Exhibit is a showcase for the creative artwork of our community's young people, encompassing 13 Central New York counties.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 25



Fishes Eyes: The Art of Fish
Syracuse Technology Garden Gallery

Price: Free
Syracuse Technology Garden
235 Harrison St., Syracuse

All local artists, all fish art.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 25



150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University
Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center

Price: Free
Bird Library, 6th Floor
Syracuse University, Syracuse

This exhibition brings together the customs and ideas that unite the university, connecting SU's past with its present. Featuring a wide selection of photographs, printed materials, textiles, and other memorabilia, this exhibition presents the numerous traditions of Syracuse University, including commencement, alumni reunions, university spirit, the number 44, the color orange, and first year student traditions. Whether they are old and long gone or newer, these traditions show how the school has rooted itself in the past and passes this heritage forward into the future.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 25



Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to
Light Work Gallery

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

Oakland, California-based artist Dionne Lee employs video, collage, photography, and sculpture to explore American landscape and her place within its complex history. As an African American woman, she sees the natural world as both a place of refuge and tranquility, but also the location of racial violence, danger, and vulnerability. More broadly, her work acknowledges the terror of climate change, mass migration, and humanity's ongoing drama of survival. Duality often surfaces in work where she notes that "two things can be true at once."


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 25



2020 Transmedia Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work announces the 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

The exhibiting artists are Nathan Baldry, Andrea Bodah, Kali Bowden, Molly Coletta, Laura D'Amelio, Ohemaa Dixon, Jordyn Gelb, Charlotte Howard, George Lambert, Samantha Lane, Meilin Luzadis, Timmy Ok, Jamie Pershing, Duke Plofker, Eliot Raynes, Scott Robinson, and Sabrina Toto.

Jon Feinstein, independent curator and co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation, served as juror.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 25



Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

This exhibition features 145 photographs from one of the largest private collections in the nation, offering a glimpse of the complexity and paradoxes of Black visual modernity. Pictures featuring varied themes — Cities, Politics, Work, Kinship, School, Religion, Leisure, Childhood, Colonies, and Portraits — welcome viewers to consider how people, places, and practices were presented as Black subjects to mass audiences via newspapers, magazines, documentary projects, libraries, and advertising. They raise questions such as how photographs composed Black subjects? How and to what extent did Black people present themselves as subjects in settings they chose to occupy, in venues they did not control, and in regimes that rendered them subject peoples? How do titles, captions, and frames limit or alter the focus and contexts of an image? Such inquiries engage a photograph's capacity to convey meaning and invite new interpretations of what it meant to create, be, and see a modern Black subject.

Curated by Joan Bryant, associate professor of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

Please note, this exhibition includes text and photographs that document inequality, racism, and violence. Experiencing such material might be challenging for some viewers. We present it with the aim of promoting historically-informed considerations of social relations and justice.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 25



Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

As the USA rose in world power in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a government-led emphasis emerged in promoting a national history in which the conquest of Native peoples was justified. The American Book Company, one of the largest textbook publishers of the time, played a vital role in this process, producing many textbooks that contained illustrated histories featuring Native peoples. A vast audience of impressionable, young minds encountered these textbooks which rely on images mythologizing White heroism and conveying Native savagery and primitivism through scenes such as Daniel Carter Beard's The Perils and Pleasures of the Wilderness—Daniel Boone, circa 1900. These books reflected and shaped widespread rhetoric of Euro-American superiority, which sought to justify the colonization of Native lands and the conquest of Native peoples. This exhibition deconstructs the versions of history and Native peoples presented by the illustrations through four prominent themes found in ABC publications: contact, the construction of history, assimilation and violence, and the vanishing Indian. To further explain the different views, quotes from Native artists, writers, and scholars are included in each section. The authoritative, educational messages communicated in the American Book Company textbooks ensured a lasting legacy for dominant narratives of American history that still marginalize Native peoples today. However, by calling attention to these images and placing them in a more accurate context, this exhibition asks us to consider how images are used and misused to construct historical narratives.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 25



Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

It has been estimated that in The Netherlands over the course of the 17th century, approximately two million paintings were created. This astonishing number reflects the prosperity of the small country that was known at that time as the Dutch Republic. It may have been small compared to its European neighbors but the Dutch Republic was a major power owing to its strong economy and far-reaching mercantile activities. Needless to say, in this prosperous atmosphere painting flourished thanks to sizeable numbers of talented masters, many of whom specialized in the rendition of specific subject matter. Dutch painters portrayed their surrounding world in landscapes, portraits, still-life, and genre paintings (scenes of daily life) and they are still acclaimed today for having done so. Indeed, the ability of their seemingly unassuming yet celebrated pictures to evoke daily existence has led to the recognition of 17th-century painting as a true Golden Age of Dutch art. However, like their European counterparts, Dutch masters just as often focused their efforts on the depiction of subjects drawn from the Bible or from classical mythology.

This exhibition provides a small yet impressive sample of the fruits of their labors. Visitors to this show may not recognize all of the names of the painters whose creations are on display here. Nevertheless, their work provides a glimpse into the wide-ranging subject matter and uncompromisingly high quality of 17th-century Dutch art.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 25



Raphael Trelles: The Imagined Word
Point of Contact Gallery

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

Rafael Trelles, from Santurce, Puerto Rico, is a painter, printmaker, installation artist, stage and costume designer. Trelles completed his Bachelors' Degree at the University of Puerto Rico, and his Doctorate from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (Academia San Carlos). In the mid-1980s, Trelles resided in the Canary Islands, where he produces a series of paintings titled The Universal Tarot, resembling his later works use of mysticism and magic. Returning to Puerto Rico in 1986, he dedicated himself to his art and to the artist group El Alfil (Image and Word), which he co-founded in 1994. Trelles also does public art using a pressure hose on walls, sidewalks, and other surfaces, a genre he calls "urban graphic art" seen in the 2007 documentary En Concreto (On Concrete). The film illustrates this experimental graphic work originally designed for abandoned sectors of worldwide cities.

In "The Imagined Word," Trelles employs references to Hispanic mythology and world literature. Influenced by surrealist Max Ernst, he brings the viewer on a voyage to an esoteric world of characters in dreamlike settings, where solitude reigns.


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Wednesday, February 26, 2020


Art
 

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 26



Art Exhibit: Works of Richell Castellon Ferreira
LeMoyne College

Price: Free
Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Reale Falcone Library
LeMoyne College, Syracuse


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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 26



Quilts by Sue Ellen Romanowski and Watercolors by Christy Lemp
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

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



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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, February 26



2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards
Onondaga Community College

Price: Free
Whitney Applied Technology Center
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse

The Scholastic Art Exhibit is a showcase for the creative artwork of our community's young people, encompassing 13 Central New York counties.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 26



Fishes Eyes: The Art of Fish
Syracuse Technology Garden Gallery

Price: Free
Syracuse Technology Garden
235 Harrison St., Syracuse

All local artists, all fish art.


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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, February 26



150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University
Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center

Price: Free
Bird Library, 6th Floor
Syracuse University, Syracuse

This exhibition brings together the customs and ideas that unite the university, connecting SU's past with its present. Featuring a wide selection of photographs, printed materials, textiles, and other memorabilia, this exhibition presents the numerous traditions of Syracuse University, including commencement, alumni reunions, university spirit, the number 44, the color orange, and first year student traditions. Whether they are old and long gone or newer, these traditions show how the school has rooted itself in the past and passes this heritage forward into the future.


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



2020 Transmedia Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work announces the 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

The exhibiting artists are Nathan Baldry, Andrea Bodah, Kali Bowden, Molly Coletta, Laura D'Amelio, Ohemaa Dixon, Jordyn Gelb, Charlotte Howard, George Lambert, Samantha Lane, Meilin Luzadis, Timmy Ok, Jamie Pershing, Duke Plofker, Eliot Raynes, Scott Robinson, and Sabrina Toto.

Jon Feinstein, independent curator and co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation, served as juror.


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



Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to
Light Work Gallery

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

Oakland, California-based artist Dionne Lee employs video, collage, photography, and sculpture to explore American landscape and her place within its complex history. As an African American woman, she sees the natural world as both a place of refuge and tranquility, but also the location of racial violence, danger, and vulnerability. More broadly, her work acknowledges the terror of climate change, mass migration, and humanity's ongoing drama of survival. Duality often surfaces in work where she notes that "two things can be true at once."


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 26



Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

This exhibition features 145 photographs from one of the largest private collections in the nation, offering a glimpse of the complexity and paradoxes of Black visual modernity. Pictures featuring varied themes — Cities, Politics, Work, Kinship, School, Religion, Leisure, Childhood, Colonies, and Portraits — welcome viewers to consider how people, places, and practices were presented as Black subjects to mass audiences via newspapers, magazines, documentary projects, libraries, and advertising. They raise questions such as how photographs composed Black subjects? How and to what extent did Black people present themselves as subjects in settings they chose to occupy, in venues they did not control, and in regimes that rendered them subject peoples? How do titles, captions, and frames limit or alter the focus and contexts of an image? Such inquiries engage a photograph's capacity to convey meaning and invite new interpretations of what it meant to create, be, and see a modern Black subject.

Curated by Joan Bryant, associate professor of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

Please note, this exhibition includes text and photographs that document inequality, racism, and violence. Experiencing such material might be challenging for some viewers. We present it with the aim of promoting historically-informed considerations of social relations and justice.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 26



Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

It has been estimated that in The Netherlands over the course of the 17th century, approximately two million paintings were created. This astonishing number reflects the prosperity of the small country that was known at that time as the Dutch Republic. It may have been small compared to its European neighbors but the Dutch Republic was a major power owing to its strong economy and far-reaching mercantile activities. Needless to say, in this prosperous atmosphere painting flourished thanks to sizeable numbers of talented masters, many of whom specialized in the rendition of specific subject matter. Dutch painters portrayed their surrounding world in landscapes, portraits, still-life, and genre paintings (scenes of daily life) and they are still acclaimed today for having done so. Indeed, the ability of their seemingly unassuming yet celebrated pictures to evoke daily existence has led to the recognition of 17th-century painting as a true Golden Age of Dutch art. However, like their European counterparts, Dutch masters just as often focused their efforts on the depiction of subjects drawn from the Bible or from classical mythology.

This exhibition provides a small yet impressive sample of the fruits of their labors. Visitors to this show may not recognize all of the names of the painters whose creations are on display here. Nevertheless, their work provides a glimpse into the wide-ranging subject matter and uncompromisingly high quality of 17th-century Dutch art.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 26



Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

As the USA rose in world power in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a government-led emphasis emerged in promoting a national history in which the conquest of Native peoples was justified. The American Book Company, one of the largest textbook publishers of the time, played a vital role in this process, producing many textbooks that contained illustrated histories featuring Native peoples. A vast audience of impressionable, young minds encountered these textbooks which rely on images mythologizing White heroism and conveying Native savagery and primitivism through scenes such as Daniel Carter Beard's The Perils and Pleasures of the Wilderness—Daniel Boone, circa 1900. These books reflected and shaped widespread rhetoric of Euro-American superiority, which sought to justify the colonization of Native lands and the conquest of Native peoples. This exhibition deconstructs the versions of history and Native peoples presented by the illustrations through four prominent themes found in ABC publications: contact, the construction of history, assimilation and violence, and the vanishing Indian. To further explain the different views, quotes from Native artists, writers, and scholars are included in each section. The authoritative, educational messages communicated in the American Book Company textbooks ensured a lasting legacy for dominant narratives of American history that still marginalize Native peoples today. However, by calling attention to these images and placing them in a more accurate context, this exhibition asks us to consider how images are used and misused to construct historical narratives.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 26



Jim Ridlon: The Garden
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In this recent series of paintings, Cazenovia-based artist Jim Ridlon creates impressionistic portraits of gardens that are poetic meditations on the passage of time and the impermanence of nature.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 26



A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 1911, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts (known today as the Everson) made history as the first museum in the country to declare that it would focus on collecting works made by American artists. This decision, implemented by Museum Director Fernando Carter, was the first of many made by directors that ultimately defined the Everson's collection as it exists today. This exhibition examines over one hundred years of the Museum's collecting priorities, from the Museum's earliest acquisitions in 1911 to work acquired in 2019.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 26



Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For British artist Gareth Mason, porcelain is an all-consuming obsession. His lusty manipulation of clay is brought full-circle through the metamorphic power of fire. His surfaces seethe, buckle, and ooze with a tectonic force that reflects his own passion for process.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 26



Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Syracuse-based Iroquois China began as a manufacturer of Victorian fine china, but produced revolutionary dinnerware in the postwar era by designers like Russel Wright and Ben Seibel. "Casual China" showcases modernist designs produced by Iroquois China, Homer Laughlin, the Hall China Company, and others.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 26



Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Featuring works made from a variety of printing processes, including woodcuts, lithographs, etchings, and serigraphs, "Lasting Impressions" explores highlights from the Everson's collection of 20th-century prints.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 26



Raphael Trelles: The Imagined Word
Point of Contact Gallery

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

Rafael Trelles, from Santurce, Puerto Rico, is a painter, printmaker, installation artist, stage and costume designer. Trelles completed his Bachelors' Degree at the University of Puerto Rico, and his Doctorate from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (Academia San Carlos). In the mid-1980s, Trelles resided in the Canary Islands, where he produces a series of paintings titled The Universal Tarot, resembling his later works use of mysticism and magic. Returning to Puerto Rico in 1986, he dedicated himself to his art and to the artist group El Alfil (Image and Word), which he co-founded in 1994. Trelles also does public art using a pressure hose on walls, sidewalks, and other surfaces, a genre he calls "urban graphic art" seen in the 2007 documentary En Concreto (On Concrete). The film illustrates this experimental graphic work originally designed for abandoned sectors of worldwide cities.

In "The Imagined Word," Trelles employs references to Hispanic mythology and world literature. Influenced by surrealist Max Ernst, he brings the viewer on a voyage to an esoteric world of characters in dreamlike settings, where solitude reigns.


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2:00 PM - 7:00 PM, February 26



Carrying the Weight: Fire & Ice: The Art of Zaria Forman and Stuart Palley
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Climate Change is the greatest threat facing our world. In this powerful exhibition, two highly acclaimed artists document our earth, in two distinctly different ways, to bring attention to our fragile planet.


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Music
 

12:15 PM, February 26



William Ström, tenor; Kristin Ström, violin; Sabine Krantz, piano
Civic Morning Musicals

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


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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 26



Jazz at the Cavalier: Scott Dennis
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

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


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Poetry/Reading
 

5:30 PM, February 26



Bryan Washington
Raymond Carver Reading Series

Price: Free
Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Bryan Washington is the author of Lot (Riverhead) and the forthcoming Memorial (Riverhead). He has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times Style Magazine, BuzzFeed, the BBC, Vulture, The Paris Review, Boston Review, Tin House, One Story, Bon Appétit, MUNCHIES, American Short Fiction, GQ, FADER, The Awl, The Believer, Hazlitt, and Catapult. He is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 recipient, and the winner of the O. Henry Award.

The reading will be preceded by a question-and-answer session from 3:45-4:30.


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Thursday, February 27, 2020


Art
 

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM, February 27



Art Exhibit: Works of Richell Castellon Ferreira
LeMoyne College

Price: Free
Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Reale Falcone Library
LeMoyne College, Syracuse


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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 27



Quilts by Sue Ellen Romanowski and Watercolors by Christy Lemp
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

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



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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, February 27



2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards
Onondaga Community College

Price: Free
Whitney Applied Technology Center
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse

The Scholastic Art Exhibit is a showcase for the creative artwork of our community's young people, encompassing 13 Central New York counties.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 27



Fishes Eyes: The Art of Fish
Syracuse Technology Garden Gallery

Price: Free
Syracuse Technology Garden
235 Harrison St., Syracuse

All local artists, all fish art.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 27



150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University
Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center

Price: Free
Bird Library, 6th Floor
Syracuse University, Syracuse

This exhibition brings together the customs and ideas that unite the university, connecting SU's past with its present. Featuring a wide selection of photographs, printed materials, textiles, and other memorabilia, this exhibition presents the numerous traditions of Syracuse University, including commencement, alumni reunions, university spirit, the number 44, the color orange, and first year student traditions. Whether they are old and long gone or newer, these traditions show how the school has rooted itself in the past and passes this heritage forward into the future.


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



Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to
Light Work Gallery

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

Oakland, California-based artist Dionne Lee employs video, collage, photography, and sculpture to explore American landscape and her place within its complex history. As an African American woman, she sees the natural world as both a place of refuge and tranquility, but also the location of racial violence, danger, and vulnerability. More broadly, her work acknowledges the terror of climate change, mass migration, and humanity's ongoing drama of survival. Duality often surfaces in work where she notes that "two things can be true at once."


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



2020 Transmedia Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work announces the 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

The exhibiting artists are Nathan Baldry, Andrea Bodah, Kali Bowden, Molly Coletta, Laura D'Amelio, Ohemaa Dixon, Jordyn Gelb, Charlotte Howard, George Lambert, Samantha Lane, Meilin Luzadis, Timmy Ok, Jamie Pershing, Duke Plofker, Eliot Raynes, Scott Robinson, and Sabrina Toto.

Jon Feinstein, independent curator and co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation, served as juror.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 27



Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

This exhibition features 145 photographs from one of the largest private collections in the nation, offering a glimpse of the complexity and paradoxes of Black visual modernity. Pictures featuring varied themes — Cities, Politics, Work, Kinship, School, Religion, Leisure, Childhood, Colonies, and Portraits — welcome viewers to consider how people, places, and practices were presented as Black subjects to mass audiences via newspapers, magazines, documentary projects, libraries, and advertising. They raise questions such as how photographs composed Black subjects? How and to what extent did Black people present themselves as subjects in settings they chose to occupy, in venues they did not control, and in regimes that rendered them subject peoples? How do titles, captions, and frames limit or alter the focus and contexts of an image? Such inquiries engage a photograph's capacity to convey meaning and invite new interpretations of what it meant to create, be, and see a modern Black subject.

Curated by Joan Bryant, associate professor of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

Please note, this exhibition includes text and photographs that document inequality, racism, and violence. Experiencing such material might be challenging for some viewers. We present it with the aim of promoting historically-informed considerations of social relations and justice.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 27



Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

As the USA rose in world power in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a government-led emphasis emerged in promoting a national history in which the conquest of Native peoples was justified. The American Book Company, one of the largest textbook publishers of the time, played a vital role in this process, producing many textbooks that contained illustrated histories featuring Native peoples. A vast audience of impressionable, young minds encountered these textbooks which rely on images mythologizing White heroism and conveying Native savagery and primitivism through scenes such as Daniel Carter Beard's The Perils and Pleasures of the Wilderness—Daniel Boone, circa 1900. These books reflected and shaped widespread rhetoric of Euro-American superiority, which sought to justify the colonization of Native lands and the conquest of Native peoples. This exhibition deconstructs the versions of history and Native peoples presented by the illustrations through four prominent themes found in ABC publications: contact, the construction of history, assimilation and violence, and the vanishing Indian. To further explain the different views, quotes from Native artists, writers, and scholars are included in each section. The authoritative, educational messages communicated in the American Book Company textbooks ensured a lasting legacy for dominant narratives of American history that still marginalize Native peoples today. However, by calling attention to these images and placing them in a more accurate context, this exhibition asks us to consider how images are used and misused to construct historical narratives.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, February 27



Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

It has been estimated that in The Netherlands over the course of the 17th century, approximately two million paintings were created. This astonishing number reflects the prosperity of the small country that was known at that time as the Dutch Republic. It may have been small compared to its European neighbors but the Dutch Republic was a major power owing to its strong economy and far-reaching mercantile activities. Needless to say, in this prosperous atmosphere painting flourished thanks to sizeable numbers of talented masters, many of whom specialized in the rendition of specific subject matter. Dutch painters portrayed their surrounding world in landscapes, portraits, still-life, and genre paintings (scenes of daily life) and they are still acclaimed today for having done so. Indeed, the ability of their seemingly unassuming yet celebrated pictures to evoke daily existence has led to the recognition of 17th-century painting as a true Golden Age of Dutch art. However, like their European counterparts, Dutch masters just as often focused their efforts on the depiction of subjects drawn from the Bible or from classical mythology.

This exhibition provides a small yet impressive sample of the fruits of their labors. Visitors to this show may not recognize all of the names of the painters whose creations are on display here. Nevertheless, their work provides a glimpse into the wide-ranging subject matter and uncompromisingly high quality of 17th-century Dutch art.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, February 27



A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 1911, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts (known today as the Everson) made history as the first museum in the country to declare that it would focus on collecting works made by American artists. This decision, implemented by Museum Director Fernando Carter, was the first of many made by directors that ultimately defined the Everson's collection as it exists today. This exhibition examines over one hundred years of the Museum's collecting priorities, from the Museum's earliest acquisitions in 1911 to work acquired in 2019.


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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, February 27



Jim Ridlon: The Garden
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In this recent series of paintings, Cazenovia-based artist Jim Ridlon creates impressionistic portraits of gardens that are poetic meditations on the passage of time and the impermanence of nature.


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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, February 27



Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For British artist Gareth Mason, porcelain is an all-consuming obsession. His lusty manipulation of clay is brought full-circle through the metamorphic power of fire. His surfaces seethe, buckle, and ooze with a tectonic force that reflects his own passion for process.


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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, February 27



Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Featuring works made from a variety of printing processes, including woodcuts, lithographs, etchings, and serigraphs, "Lasting Impressions" explores highlights from the Everson's collection of 20th-century prints.


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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, February 27



Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Syracuse-based Iroquois China began as a manufacturer of Victorian fine china, but produced revolutionary dinnerware in the postwar era by designers like Russel Wright and Ben Seibel. "Casual China" showcases modernist designs produced by Iroquois China, Homer Laughlin, the Hall China Company, and others.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 27



Raphael Trelles: The Imagined Word
Point of Contact Gallery

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

Rafael Trelles, from Santurce, Puerto Rico, is a painter, printmaker, installation artist, stage and costume designer. Trelles completed his Bachelors' Degree at the University of Puerto Rico, and his Doctorate from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (Academia San Carlos). In the mid-1980s, Trelles resided in the Canary Islands, where he produces a series of paintings titled The Universal Tarot, resembling his later works use of mysticism and magic. Returning to Puerto Rico in 1986, he dedicated himself to his art and to the artist group El Alfil (Image and Word), which he co-founded in 1994. Trelles also does public art using a pressure hose on walls, sidewalks, and other surfaces, a genre he calls "urban graphic art" seen in the 2007 documentary En Concreto (On Concrete). The film illustrates this experimental graphic work originally designed for abandoned sectors of worldwide cities.

In "The Imagined Word," Trelles employs references to Hispanic mythology and world literature. Influenced by surrealist Max Ernst, he brings the viewer on a voyage to an esoteric world of characters in dreamlike settings, where solitude reigns.


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2:00 PM - 7:00 PM, February 27



Carrying the Weight: Fire & Ice: The Art of Zaria Forman and Stuart Palley
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Climate Change is the greatest threat facing our world. In this powerful exhibition, two highly acclaimed artists document our earth, in two distinctly different ways, to bring attention to our fragile planet.


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6:15 PM - 11:00 PM, February 27



Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Walled Unwalled
Urban Video Project

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

Light Work's Urban Video Project (UVP) presents Walled Unwalled, an exhibition by 2019 Turner Prize recipient Lawrence Abu Hamdan. The work is on view at UVP's outdoor projection site on the north facade of the Everson Museum of Art, beginning at dusk.

In our solid, everyday world, the invisible surrounds us. Heat waves, sound waves, radio waves, tiny particles called muons — they seep through walls carrying information that used to surveil, to exonerate, or to incriminate. They can even become weapons. Walled Unwalled comprises an interlinking series of narratives that derive from legal cases whose evidence individuals heard or experienced through walls or doors, bleeding through these seemingly impermeable barriers.


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Lecture
 

6:30 PM, February 27



10th Annual Everson Ceramics Lecture
Everson Museum of Art
Featuring Michelle Erickson

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

Virginia-based artist Michelle Erickson makes objects of the past from an imagined future in the present. She infuses historical pottery forms and techniques with political commentary that ignites conversations about colonialism, slavery, and their 21st-century legacies. Presented in conjunction with Syracuse University Department of Art and the CAC Foundation.


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Music
 

8:00 PM, February 27



Guest Artist Series: SU Wind Ensemble and Akropolis Reed Quintet
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

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

The Akropolis Reed Quintet visits Syracuse University and performs with the SU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Bradley P. Ethington, and the SU Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Timothy W. Diem.

Now celebrating their 10th anniversary, the Akropolis Reed Quintet was founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and is the first reed quintet in history to win a Fischoff Gold Medal (2014), Grand Prize at the Plowman and MTNA national competitions, and six national chamber music prizes in total. Hailed by Fanfare for its "imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality," Akropolis has performed from Juneau to Abu Dhabi and has won juried showcases at six national conferences. Winner of the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award, Akropolis conducts extensive educational residencies and reached over 10,000 K-12 children in 2018 alone. Winner of a 2018 Chamber Music America Commissioning Grant, Akropolis has premiered more than 50 reed quintet works and recorded three albums, including their 2017 release, The Space Between Us, which the San Francisco Chronicle calls, "pure gold." Akropolis has collaborated with Shara Nova, David Shifrin, the Dover Quartet, and numerous eminent artists.

For most concert events, free and accessible concert parking is available on campus in the Q-1 lot. When parking for concert events, please inform parking attendants that you are attending a music event so they may direct you.


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Theater
 

6:45 PM, February 27



Fiddler on the Loose
Acme Mystery Company

Spaghetti Warehouse
689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse

The milkman, Skeevya, and his family have been forced to leave their beloved little village of Havavodka and immigrate to America. The quaint Russian countryside has been replaced by the bright lights of New York City and the old world traditions have been replaced by the new world permissions. In fact, Skeevya now has a new job . . . with the Russian mafia! At last he is a rich man but how long can it last? Remember: you're gonna get a little on you when you're playing in the borscht.


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7:00 PM, February 27



Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Solvay High School Drama Club

Price: $10 regular, $8 students/seniors in advance; $12 and $10 at the door
Solvay High School
600 Gertrude Ave., Solvay


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7:00 PM, February 27



Bye Bye Birdie
Westhill High School

Price: $10
Westhill High School
4501 Onondaga Blvd., Syracuse


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8:00 PM, February 27



Shakespeare In Love
Central New York Playhouse
Dustin Czarny, director

Price: $17
CNY Playhouse
Shoppingtown Mall, Entrance No. 4 (adjacent to parking garage), Dewitt

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer's block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola's father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola's passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing—Romeo and Juliet. With opening night—and the wedding day—fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?

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Friday, February 28, 2020


Art
 

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 28



Art Exhibit: Works of Richell Castellon Ferreira
LeMoyne College

Price: Free
Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Reale Falcone Library
LeMoyne College, Syracuse


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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 28



Quilts by Sue Ellen Romanowski and Watercolors by Christy Lemp
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

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



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



2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards
Onondaga Community College

Price: Free
Whitney Applied Technology Center
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse

The Scholastic Art Exhibit is a showcase for the creative artwork of our community's young people, encompassing 13 Central New York counties.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 28



Fishes Eyes: The Art of Fish
Syracuse Technology Garden Gallery

Price: Free
Syracuse Technology Garden
235 Harrison St., Syracuse

All local artists, all fish art.


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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 28



150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University
Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center

Price: Free
Bird Library, 6th Floor
Syracuse University, Syracuse

This exhibition brings together the customs and ideas that unite the university, connecting SU's past with its present. Featuring a wide selection of photographs, printed materials, textiles, and other memorabilia, this exhibition presents the numerous traditions of Syracuse University, including commencement, alumni reunions, university spirit, the number 44, the color orange, and first year student traditions. Whether they are old and long gone or newer, these traditions show how the school has rooted itself in the past and passes this heritage forward into the future.


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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, February 28



2020 Transmedia Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

Light Work announces the 2020 Transmedia Photography Annual exhibition of photographs by seniors from the Art Photography program in the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

The exhibiting artists are Nathan Baldry, Andrea Bodah, Kali Bowden, Molly Coletta, Laura D'Amelio, Ohemaa Dixon, Jordyn Gelb, Charlotte Howard, George Lambert, Samantha Lane, Meilin Luzadis, Timmy Ok, Jamie Pershing, Duke Plofker, Eliot Raynes, Scott Robinson, and Sabrina Toto.

Jon Feinstein, independent curator and co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation, served as juror.


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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, February 28



Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to
Light Work Gallery

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

Oakland, California-based artist Dionne Lee employs video, collage, photography, and sculpture to explore American landscape and her place within its complex history. As an African American woman, she sees the natural world as both a place of refuge and tranquility, but also the location of racial violence, danger, and vulnerability. More broadly, her work acknowledges the terror of climate change, mass migration, and humanity's ongoing drama of survival. Duality often surfaces in work where she notes that "two things can be true at once."


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 28



Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

This exhibition features 145 photographs from one of the largest private collections in the nation, offering a glimpse of the complexity and paradoxes of Black visual modernity. Pictures featuring varied themes — Cities, Politics, Work, Kinship, School, Religion, Leisure, Childhood, Colonies, and Portraits — welcome viewers to consider how people, places, and practices were presented as Black subjects to mass audiences via newspapers, magazines, documentary projects, libraries, and advertising. They raise questions such as how photographs composed Black subjects? How and to what extent did Black people present themselves as subjects in settings they chose to occupy, in venues they did not control, and in regimes that rendered them subject peoples? How do titles, captions, and frames limit or alter the focus and contexts of an image? Such inquiries engage a photograph's capacity to convey meaning and invite new interpretations of what it meant to create, be, and see a modern Black subject.

Curated by Joan Bryant, associate professor of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

Please note, this exhibition includes text and photographs that document inequality, racism, and violence. Experiencing such material might be challenging for some viewers. We present it with the aim of promoting historically-informed considerations of social relations and justice.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 28



Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

It has been estimated that in The Netherlands over the course of the 17th century, approximately two million paintings were created. This astonishing number reflects the prosperity of the small country that was known at that time as the Dutch Republic. It may have been small compared to its European neighbors but the Dutch Republic was a major power owing to its strong economy and far-reaching mercantile activities. Needless to say, in this prosperous atmosphere painting flourished thanks to sizeable numbers of talented masters, many of whom specialized in the rendition of specific subject matter. Dutch painters portrayed their surrounding world in landscapes, portraits, still-life, and genre paintings (scenes of daily life) and they are still acclaimed today for having done so. Indeed, the ability of their seemingly unassuming yet celebrated pictures to evoke daily existence has led to the recognition of 17th-century painting as a true Golden Age of Dutch art. However, like their European counterparts, Dutch masters just as often focused their efforts on the depiction of subjects drawn from the Bible or from classical mythology.

This exhibition provides a small yet impressive sample of the fruits of their labors. Visitors to this show may not recognize all of the names of the painters whose creations are on display here. Nevertheless, their work provides a glimpse into the wide-ranging subject matter and uncompromisingly high quality of 17th-century Dutch art.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 28



Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks
SU Art Galleries

SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

As the USA rose in world power in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a government-led emphasis emerged in promoting a national history in which the conquest of Native peoples was justified. The American Book Company, one of the largest textbook publishers of the time, played a vital role in this process, producing many textbooks that contained illustrated histories featuring Native peoples. A vast audience of impressionable, young minds encountered these textbooks which rely on images mythologizing White heroism and conveying Native savagery and primitivism through scenes such as Daniel Carter Beard's The Perils and Pleasures of the Wilderness—Daniel Boone, circa 1900. These books reflected and shaped widespread rhetoric of Euro-American superiority, which sought to justify the colonization of Native lands and the conquest of Native peoples. This exhibition deconstructs the versions of history and Native peoples presented by the illustrations through four prominent themes found in ABC publications: contact, the construction of history, assimilation and violence, and the vanishing Indian. To further explain the different views, quotes from Native artists, writers, and scholars are included in each section. The authoritative, educational messages communicated in the American Book Company textbooks ensured a lasting legacy for dominant narratives of American history that still marginalize Native peoples today. However, by calling attention to these images and placing them in a more accurate context, this exhibition asks us to consider how images are used and misused to construct historical narratives.

Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4 the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.


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



Jim Ridlon: The Garden
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In this recent series of paintings, Cazenovia-based artist Jim Ridlon creates impressionistic portraits of gardens that are poetic meditations on the passage of time and the impermanence of nature.


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



A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 1911, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts (known today as the Everson) made history as the first museum in the country to declare that it would focus on collecting works made by American artists. This decision, implemented by Museum Director Fernando Carter, was the first of many made by directors that ultimately defined the Everson's collection as it exists today. This exhibition examines over one hundred years of the Museum's collecting priorities, from the Museum's earliest acquisitions in 1911 to work acquired in 2019.


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



Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For British artist Gareth Mason, porcelain is an all-consuming obsession. His lusty manipulation of clay is brought full-circle through the metamorphic power of fire. His surfaces seethe, buckle, and ooze with a tectonic force that reflects his own passion for process.


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



Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Syracuse-based Iroquois China began as a manufacturer of Victorian fine china, but produced revolutionary dinnerware in the postwar era by designers like Russel Wright and Ben Seibel. "Casual China" showcases modernist designs produced by Iroquois China, Homer Laughlin, the Hall China Company, and others.


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



Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Featuring works made from a variety of printing processes, including woodcuts, lithographs, etchings, and serigraphs, "Lasting Impressions" explores highlights from the Everson's collection of 20th-century prints.


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



Raphael Trelles: The Imagined Word
Point of Contact Gallery

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

Rafael Trelles, from Santurce, Puerto Rico, is a painter, printmaker, installation artist, stage and costume designer. Trelles completed his Bachelors' Degree at the University of Puerto Rico, and his Doctorate from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (Academia San Carlos). In the mid-1980s, Trelles resided in the Canary Islands, where he produces a series of paintings titled The Universal Tarot, resembling his later works use of mysticism and magic. Returning to Puerto Rico in 1986, he dedicated himself to his art and to the artist group El Alfil (Image and Word), which he co-founded in 1994. Trelles also does public art using a pressure hose on walls, sidewalks, and other surfaces, a genre he calls "urban graphic art" seen in the 2007 documentary En Concreto (On Concrete). The film illustrates this experimental graphic work originally designed for abandoned sectors of worldwide cities.

In "The Imagined Word," Trelles employs references to Hispanic mythology and world literature. Influenced by surrealist Max Ernst, he brings the viewer on a voyage to an esoteric world of characters in dreamlike settings, where solitude reigns.


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2:00 PM - 7:00 PM, February 28



Carrying the Weight: Fire & Ice: The Art of Zaria Forman and Stuart Palley
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Climate Change is the greatest threat facing our world. In this powerful exhibition, two highly acclaimed artists document our earth, in two distinctly different ways, to bring attention to our fragile planet.


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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, February 28



Opening: Birds of a Feather
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

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

Candace Rhea: ceramic birds as standing sculpture and wall hangings
Diane Menzies: oil paintings of birds and their environments
Randall Korman: sculptural large scale birdhouses made of driftwood and stone
Dana Stenson: metalsmith jewelry featuring natural subjects including birds and insects
Also showing acrylic paintings on paper by Jill Radway.


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6:15 PM - 11:00 PM, February 28



Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Walled Unwalled
Urban Video Project

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

Light Work's Urban Video Project (UVP) presents Walled Unwalled, an exhibition by 2019 Turner Prize recipient Lawrence Abu Hamdan. The work is on view at UVP's outdoor projection site on the north facade of the Everson Museum of Art, beginning at dusk.

In our solid, everyday world, the invisible surrounds us. Heat waves, sound waves, radio waves, tiny particles called muons — they seep through walls carrying information that used to surveil, to exonerate, or to incriminate. They can even become weapons. Walled Unwalled comprises an interlinking series of narratives that derive from legal cases whose evidence individuals heard or experienced through walls or doors, bleeding through these seemingly impermeable barriers.


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Dance
 

7:30 PM, February 28



Vision of Sound
Society for New Music

Price: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, children 12 and under free
St. David's Episcopal Church
13 Jamar Dr., Dewitt

New music and modern dance, with composers Mark Olivieri, Octavio Vazquez, Natalie Draper, Ryan Carter, Nic Scherzinger, and Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann collaborating with six of the finest choreographers in Upstate New York. The new works will be performed by nationally renowned dancers and the Society All-Stars.


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Lecture
 

6:30 PM, February 28



Storytelling in Syracuse
Syracuse Press CLub, Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade
Featuring John Tumino, John Francis McCarthy, Sean Kirst, Marnie Eisenstadt

Price: $5 donation to The Hunger Project
Marriott Hotel Syracuse
500 S. Warren St., Syracuse


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Music
 

5:30 PM, February 28



Guest Artist Series: JCM: The Dai Wan Za Mo Project
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The Dai Wan Za Mo Project, originated from "Taiwanese Ladies" in Taiwanese Hokkien language, is an all-female combo featuring Taiwanese jazz musicians who are active in the US. The primary music style of the group ranges from classical, traditional jazz to fusion. The mission of the group aims at promoting Taiwanese/Chinese music through jazz and encouraging people to share their diverse backgrounds through playing music of their cultures. The members of the group includes Li Liu on vocal, Chien-Chien Lu on vibraphone, Theresa Chen on piano, and Wen-Ting (Nicole) Wu on drumset.

For most concert events, free and accessible concert parking is available on campus in the Q-1 lot. When parking for concert events, please inform parking attendants that you are attending a music event so they may direct you.


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Poetry/Reading
 

7:00 PM, February 28



Poets David Weiss and Charles Coté
Downtown Writer's Center

Price: Free
YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

David Weiss is the author of a novel, The Mensch, and four collections of poems, most recently Per Diem (Tiger Bark Press 2019) and Perfect Crime (Nine Mile Press, 2018). He co-edits Seneca Review, teaches at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and lives on a farm in the Finger Lakes.

Charles Coté is a graduate of Syracuse University, and a clinical social worker in private practice in Rochester. He is the author of the chapbook Flying for the Window (Finishing Line Press, 2008) and his first full-length collection, I Play His Red Guitar (Tiger Bark Press, 2019). His work has appeared in Barrow Street, Big City Lit, Segue, Salamander, and The Cortland Review, among other journals, and his poem "Conversation" was selected as the Poem of the Month by Cosmographia Books. He teaches poetry at Writers & Books.


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Theater
 

7:00 PM, February 28



Bye Bye Birdie
Westhill High School

Price: $10
Westhill High School
4501 Onondaga Blvd., Syracuse


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7:00 PM, February 28



Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Solvay High School Drama Club

Price: $10 regular, $8 students/seniors in advance; $12 and $10 at the door
Solvay High School
600 Gertrude Ave., Solvay


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7:00 PM, February 28



Rockin' the Redhouse
Redhouse

Price: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Eight corporate bands compete for the title of Most Rockin' Band at this fundraiser to support Redhouse education scholarships.

This year's competing bands:
Advanced Automation Corporation (The Tyler Band)
Anheuser Busch (Six Pack)
Bond, Schoeneck & King (VagaBONDS)
Bousquet Holstein (The Verdict)
JMA Wireless (JAM Wireless)
Lockheed Martin (Defense Mechanism)
Upstate Medical University (Bronze Puppies)
Young & Franklin Inc./Tactair (The Actuators)


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8:00 PM, February 28



Shakespeare In Love
Central New York Playhouse
Dustin Czarny, director

Price: $20
CNY Playhouse
Shoppingtown Mall, Entrance No. 4 (adjacent to parking garage), Dewitt

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer's block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola's father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola's passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing—Romeo and Juliet. With opening night—and the wedding day—fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?

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