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Events for Thursday, February 24, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6:30 PM No Emoji for Ennui Urban Video Project

6:45 PM The Sound of Murder Acme Mystery Company

7:00 PM David Wax Museum The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Blue Man Group Famous Artists Broadway Series

7:30 PM Somewhere Over the Border Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Sender Syracuse University Drama Department

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

Events for Friday, February 25, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:00 PM Mike Powell The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Blue Man Group Famous Artists Broadway Series

7:30 PM Somewhere Over the Border Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Silent Sky Central New York Playhouse

8:00 PM Sender Syracuse University Drama Department

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

Events for Saturday, February 26, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe Everson Museum of Art

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

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

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

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

2:00 PM Blue Man Group Famous Artists Broadway Series

2:00 PM Fences Redhouse (Read a review!)

2:00 PM Somewhere Over the Border Syracuse Stage

2:00 PM Sender Syracuse University Drama Department

4:00 PM Vision of Sound: New Music with Modern Dance Society for New Music

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

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

7:00 PM Mike Powell The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Blue Man Group Famous Artists Broadway Series

7:30 PM Infelix ego Schola Cantorum of Syracuse

7:30 PM Somewhere Over the Border Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Silent Sky Central New York Playhouse

8:00 PM Sender Syracuse University Drama Department

Events for Sunday, February 27, 2022

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe Everson Museum of Art

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

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

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

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

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

1:00 PM Blue Man Group Famous Artists Broadway Series

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

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

2:00 PM-5:00 PM Jazz on Tap: Steve Brown/Dino Losito Duo CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

2:00 PM Black History Month Cabaret: Althea Rene and The JJ Sansaverino Band CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

2:00 PM Fences Redhouse (Read a review!)

2:00 PM Somewhere Over the Border Syracuse Stage

2:00 PM Sender Syracuse University Drama Department

3:00 PM Casual Series: Just Kidding Symphoria, featuring Jon Kimura Parker, piano; John Raschella, trumpet

4:00 PM Music and Message: Black History Month Celebration Hendricks Chapel

6:00 PM Black History Month Cabaret: Althea Rene and The JJ Sansaverino Band CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

6:00 PM Yarn The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Somewhere Over the Border Syracuse Stage

Events for Monday, February 28, 2022

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

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

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

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

Events for Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

6:00 PM Blippi: The Musical Landmark Theatre

7:30 PM YMCA "Day of Giving" Fundraiser Reading Downtown Writer's Center

8:00 PM Guest Artist Series: HereNowHear Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Events for Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:00 PM Somewhere Over the Border Syracuse Stage

6:00 PM-9:00 PM Jazz at the Cavalier: Marianne Solivan CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Virtual Artist Talk: The Struggle to Connect ArtRage Gallery

7:30 PM Somewhere Over the Border Syracuse Stage

Events for Thursday, March 3, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4:30 PM-6:30 PM Book Talk: Floor Burns Onondaga Historical Association, featuring M.C. Antil

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

6:30 PM Behind the Artist Film Series: Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-quiang Everson Museum of Art

6:45 PM The Sound of Murder Acme Mystery Company

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

7:00 PM-9:30 PM Joe Davoli & Nick Piccininni The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester Landmark Theatre

7:30 PM Somewhere Over the Border Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Faculty Recital Series: Dan Sato, piano Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

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Thursday, February 24, 2022


Art
 

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



Organic Abstraction
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

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

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

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


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



Shanequa Gay: carry the wait
Community Folk Art Center

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


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



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

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

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


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



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

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

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


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



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

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

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

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


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



Forever is Composed of Nows
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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



Arlene Abend: Resolute
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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



Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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



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

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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



Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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



In Flight From Flight
Point of Contact Gallery

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

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

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


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



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

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

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

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

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

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



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

Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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

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

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

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

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


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6:30 PM, February 24



No Emoji for Ennui
Urban Video Project

Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

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

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

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

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


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Music
 

6:30 PM, February 24



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

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

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


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7:00 PM, February 24



David Wax Museum
The 443 Social Club

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

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

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8:00 PM, February 24



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

Online


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Theater
 

6:45 PM, February 24



The Sound of Murder
Acme Mystery Company

Spaghetti Warehouse
689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse

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


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7:30 PM, February 24



Blue Man Group
Famous Artists Broadway Series

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

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

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

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


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7:30 PM, February 24



Somewhere Over the Border
Syracuse Stage
Rebecca Martínez, director

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

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

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8:00 PM, February 24



Sender
Syracuse University Drama Department
Terrence Mosely, director

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

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

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Friday, February 25, 2022


Art
 

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



Organic Abstraction
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

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

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

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


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



Shanequa Gay: carry the wait
Community Folk Art Center

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


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



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

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

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


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



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

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

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


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



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

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

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

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


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



Forever is Composed of Nows
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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



Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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



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

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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



Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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



Arlene Abend: Resolute
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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



In Flight From Flight
Point of Contact Gallery

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

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

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

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


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



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

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

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

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

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

Read a review!


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



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

Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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

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

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

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

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


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Music
 

7:00 PM, February 25



Mike Powell
The 443 Social Club

Price: $20 general admission, $25 premium single, $50 premium table for two
The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

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

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8:00 PM, February 25



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

Online


The Jazz and Commercial Music Ensemble performs.

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


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Poetry/Reading
 

7:00 PM, February 25



Poet Crystal Williams
Downtown Writer's Center

Price: Free
Online


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

Zoom registration


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Theater
 

7:00 PM, February 25



Fences
Redhouse
Ted Lange, director

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

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

Read a review!


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7:30 PM, February 25



Blue Man Group
Famous Artists Broadway Series

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

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

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

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


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7:30 PM, February 25



Somewhere Over the Border
Syracuse Stage
Rebecca Martínez, director

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

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

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8:00 PM, February 25



Silent Sky
Central New York Playhouse
Dana Comfort, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

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

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

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8:00 PM, February 25



Sender
Syracuse University Drama Department
Terrence Mosely, director

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

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

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Saturday, February 26, 2022


Art
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 26



Shanequa Gay: carry the wait
Community Folk Art Center

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 26



Forever is Composed of Nows
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 26



Arlene Abend: Resolute
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 26



Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 26



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

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 26



Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, February 26



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

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

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

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


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, February 26



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

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

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

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

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

Read a review!


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 26



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

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

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


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 26



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

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

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


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6:15 PM - 11:00 PM, February 26



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

Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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

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

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

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

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


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Dance
 

4:00 PM, February 26



Vision of Sound: New Music with Modern Dance
Society for New Music

Price: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, children 18 and under free
Carrier Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Music by six regional composers paired with six regional choreographers, brought to life by the Society Players and regional dancers.

Christopher Cresswell Impressions, 2021, for clarinet and piano
Diane Jones Three songs: Street Song, Mountain Song, Sky Song, 2015, for piano trio
Loren Loiacono Echo Chamber, 2021, for solo cello
Evis Sammoutis Metioron for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano
Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez Three Machines, 2011, for piano trio
Mark Watters Dance Music, 2021

The program was curated by Alaina Olivieri, Mark Olivieri, Neva Pilgrim, and Octavio Vazquez.


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Music
 

7:00 PM, February 26



Mike Powell
The 443 Social Club

Price: $20 general admission, $25 premium single, $50 premium table for two
The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

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

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7:30 PM, February 26



Infelix ego
Schola Cantorum of Syracuse
Barry Torres, conductor

Price: $20 regular, $15 seniors, $10 under age 30, $5 students, children free
Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church
5299 Jamesville Rd., Dewitt

The full Schola ensemble sings Girolamo Savonarola's meditation on Psalm 50, Infelix ego (Have mercy on me), in settings by Cipriano de Rore, Orlando di Lasso, and William Byrd, plus Josquin des Prez's monumental setting of the psalm; with organ interludes of music by Tomkins, Byrd, Scheidemann, and Phillips; Jeff Snedeker and Gerald Wolfe, organists.

Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test required for admission.
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Theater
 

2:00 PM, February 26



Blue Man Group
Famous Artists Broadway Series

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

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

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

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


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2:00 PM, February 26



Fences
Redhouse
Ted Lange, director

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

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

Read a review!


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2:00 PM, February 26



Somewhere Over the Border
Syracuse Stage
Rebecca Martínez, director

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

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

Tickets


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2:00 PM, February 26



Sender
Syracuse University Drama Department
Terrence Mosely, director

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

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

Tickets


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7:00 PM, February 26



Fences
Redhouse
Ted Lange, director

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

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

Read a review!


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7:30 PM, February 26



Blue Man Group
Famous Artists Broadway Series

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

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

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

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


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7:30 PM, February 26



Somewhere Over the Border
Syracuse Stage
Rebecca Martínez, director

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

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

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8:00 PM, February 26



Silent Sky
Central New York Playhouse
Dana Comfort, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

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

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

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8:00 PM, February 26



Sender
Syracuse University Drama Department
Terrence Mosely, director

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

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

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Sunday, February 27, 2022


Art
 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 27



Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 27



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

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 27



Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 27



Arlene Abend: Resolute
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 27



Forever is Composed of Nows
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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



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

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

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

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


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 27



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

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

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


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, February 27



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

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

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


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Music
 

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, February 27



Jazz on Tap: Steve Brown/Dino Losito Duo
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

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


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2:00 PM, February 27



Black History Month Cabaret: Althea Rene and The JJ Sansaverino Band
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: $40 advance sales only, includes buffet (seating limited to 200 per show)
Marriott Hotel Syracuse
500 S. Warren St., Syracuse

?Althea Rene, a Detroit-born flutist, will be fronting a band led by JJ Sansaverino, veteran of the smooth jazz touring scene. Rene is a Motown music legacy, daughter of Dezie McCullers, who played trumpet and saxophone for the original Funk Brothers. Classically trained at Howard University, she is now a full-time performing/recording artist with eight album releases who is a regular on the jazz festival circuit worldwide. In May 2013, the title track of her fifth album "In the Flow" reached the top ranking on both the Billboard Jazz Chart and the Smooth Jazz Chart. With this, she became the first female flutist in Billboard history to reach the number one spot.

She will front a band led by guitarist JJ Sansaverino, a leader in his own right, with his own Billboard #1 hit, "Style and Elegance", and one of four highly acclaimed albums. His style has been called "Benson meets Santana" and his credits include Maceo Parker, Victor Bailey, Gerald Albright, Randy Brecker, Shaggy, Rick Braun, the Marley Family, and others. He also performed for Sir Paul McCartney's wedding in 2002.

Two shows are offered to ensure the comfort and safety of the audience, which will be capped at 200 per show. As a result, tickets are available in advance only. Tables will be distanced, and proof of full vaccination or a recent negative PCR test within 72 hours will be required at entry. For those who may become unable to attend on short notice, a "virtual guarantee" in the form of a link for a 6 p.m. online showing is included. Virtual tickets will also be available for 6:00 pm home viewing.


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3:00 PM, February 27



Casual Series: Just Kidding
Symphoria
Lawrence Loh, conductor
Featuring Jon Kimura Parker, piano; John Raschella, trumpet

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

Mozart Nozze di Figaro, Overture, K. 492
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.1 in C minor, op. 35
Stravinsky Pulcinella: Suite

Program will be presented both in person and via livestream.

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4:00 PM, February 27



Music and Message: Black History Month Celebration
Hendricks Chapel

Price: Free
Hendricks Chapel
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Setnor Choirs will perform.

Program will take place in person and on Zoom.


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6:00 PM, February 27



Black History Month Cabaret: Althea Rene and The JJ Sansaverino Band
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: $40 advance sales only, includes buffet (seating limited to 200 per show)
Marriott Hotel Syracuse
500 S. Warren St., Syracuse

?Althea Rene, a Detroit-born flutist, will be fronting a band led by JJ Sansaverino, veteran of the smooth jazz touring scene. Rene is a Motown music legacy, daughter of Dezie McCullers, who played trumpet and saxophone for the original Funk Brothers. Classically trained at Howard University, she is now a full-time performing/recording artist with eight album releases who is a regular on the jazz festival circuit worldwide. In May 2013, the title track of her fifth album "In the Flow" reached the top ranking on both the Billboard Jazz Chart and the Smooth Jazz Chart. With this, she became the first female flutist in Billboard history to reach the number one spot.

She will front a band led by guitarist JJ Sansaverino, a leader in his own right, with his own Billboard #1 hit, "Style and Elegance", and one of four highly acclaimed albums. His style has been called "Benson meets Santana" and his credits include Maceo Parker, Victor Bailey, Gerald Albright, Randy Brecker, Shaggy, Rick Braun, the Marley Family, and others. He also performed for Sir Paul McCartney's wedding in 2002.

Two shows are offered to ensure the comfort and safety of the audience, which will be capped at 200 per show. As a result, tickets are available in advance only. Tables will be distanced, and proof of full vaccination or a recent negative PCR test within 72 hours will be required at entry. For those who may become unable to attend on short notice, a "virtual guarantee" in the form of a link for a 6 p.m. online showing is included. Virtual tickets will also be available for 6:00 pm home viewing.


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6:00 PM, February 27



Yarn
The 443 Social Club

Price: $20 general admission
The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

You might expect a band that calls itself Yarn to, naturally, tend to spin a yarn or two. "That's what we do, we tell stories, live and in the studio, truth and fiction" singer/songwriter Blake Christiana insists. "We don't always opt for consistency. There's a different vibe onstage from what comes through in our recordings. There's a difference in every show as well, you never know what you're going to get."


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Theater
 

1:00 PM, February 27



Blue Man Group
Famous Artists Broadway Series

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

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

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

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


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2:00 PM, February 27



Fences
Redhouse
Ted Lange, director

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

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

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2:00 PM, February 27



Somewhere Over the Border
Syracuse Stage
Rebecca Martínez, director

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

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

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2:00 PM, February 27



Sender
Syracuse University Drama Department
Terrence Mosely, director

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

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

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7:30 PM, February 27



Somewhere Over the Border
Syracuse Stage
Rebecca Martínez, director

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

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

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Monday, February 28, 2022


Art
 

10:00 AM - 8:30 PM, February 28



Shanequa Gay: carry the wait
Community Folk Art Center

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


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



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

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

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


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



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

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

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


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



In Flight From Flight
Point of Contact Gallery

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

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

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


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Tuesday, March 1, 2022


Art
 

10:00 AM - 8:30 PM, March 1



Shanequa Gay: carry the wait
Community Folk Art Center

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, March 1



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

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

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, March 1



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

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

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


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



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

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

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

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


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, March 1



In Flight From Flight
Point of Contact Gallery

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

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

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


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Music
 

8:00 PM, March 1



Guest Artist Series: HereNowHear
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Online


Guest artist HereNowHear will perform, starring Ryan MacEvoy McCullough and Andrew Zhou.

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Poetry/Reading
 

7:30 PM, March 1



YMCA "Day of Giving" Fundraiser Reading
Downtown Writer's Center

Price: $25 minimum contribution
Online


On March 1, the YMCA of CNY (along with other Ys all over the country) will celebrate a "Day of Giving" to kick off its annual fundraising campaign.

The campaign for the Downtown Writers Center and the Arts Branch of the YMCA will start with Philip Memmer giving the first-ever public reading of his new book-length poem Cairns on Zoom. Consisting of 72 micro-poems, Cairns tells a unique version of the Sisyphus myth for our current times. The reading will last roughly a half-hour, and will be followed by a Q&A.

Philip Memmer is the author of five books of poems, most recently Pantheon (Lost Horse Press 2019) and The Storehouses of the Snow (Lost Horse Press 2012). His work has appeared in such journals as Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and Poetry London; in many anthologies; in the Library of Congress's "Poetry 180" project; and in Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry column.

Individuals who donate $75 or more will receive a free, signed copy of Cairns when it is published. The receipt from your ticket purchase will include your Zoom link to the reading.


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Theater
 

6:00 PM, March 1



Blippi: The Musical
Landmark Theatre

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Blippi: The Musical brings the energetic and lovable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement, and amazing music. Children ages 2 to 7 across the world have quickly taken a liking to Blippi's charismatic personality and innovative teaching lessons! In the live show, they will continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing along with this one-of-a-kind show.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022


Art
 

10:00 AM - 8:30 PM, March 2



Shanequa Gay: carry the wait
Community Folk Art Center

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


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



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

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

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


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



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

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

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


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



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

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

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

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


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, March 2



Forever is Composed of Nows
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, March 2



Arlene Abend: Resolute
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, March 2



Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, March 2



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

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, March 2



Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, March 2



In Flight From Flight
Point of Contact Gallery

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

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

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


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, March 2



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

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

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

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

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

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Lecture
 

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, March 2



Virtual Artist Talk: The Struggle to Connect
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
Online


Artist Talk in conjunction with the exhibit "The Struggle to Connect: A Call and Response Conversation on Race and Gender by Women Artists," curated by Vanessa Johnson.

Zoom registration


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Music
 

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, March 2



Jazz at the Cavalier: Marianne Solivan
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

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


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, March 2



Somewhere Over the Border
Syracuse Stage
Rebecca Martínez, director

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

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

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7:30 PM, March 2



Somewhere Over the Border
Syracuse Stage
Rebecca Martínez, director

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

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

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Thursday, March 3, 2022


Art
 

10:00 AM - 8:30 PM, March 3



Shanequa Gay: carry the wait
Community Folk Art Center

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, March 3



2022 Art Photography Annual
Light Work Gallery

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

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

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


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, March 3



Pixy Liao: Futari (Two Persons)
Light Work Gallery

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

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


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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, March 3



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

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

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

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


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, March 3



Forever is Composed of Nows
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, March 3



Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, March 3



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

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, March 3



Laura Reeder: Now More Than Ever
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, March 3



Arlene Abend: Resolute
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, March 3



In Flight From Flight
Point of Contact Gallery

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

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

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


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



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

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

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

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

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

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6:15 PM - 11:00 PM, March 3



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

Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

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

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

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

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

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


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Comedy
 

7:30 PM, March 3



Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester
Landmark Theatre

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Hasan Minhaj was the host and creator of the weekly comedy show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that premiered on Netflix in October 2018. The series explored the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity through his unique comedic voice. The show received a 2019 Peabody Award, a 2019 Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Motion Design," and was recognized for a 2020 Television Academy Honor.

This event will be a phone-free experience. Use of phones, smart watches and accessories, will not be permitted in the performance space. Upon arrival at the venue, all phones, smart watches and accessories will be secured in individual Yondr pouches that will be opened at the end of the event. Guests maintain possession of their devices at all times, and can access them throughout the event only in designated Phone Use Areas within the venue. All devices will be re-secured in Yondr pouches before returning to the performance space. Anyone seen using a device (phone, smart watch or accessories) during the performance will be escorted out of the venue by security.

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Film
 

6:30 PM, March 3



Behind the Artist Film Series: Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-quiang
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Members free; non-members free with museum admission
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The Sky Ladder is a 1,650-foot ladder of fire climbing into the skies above artist Cai Guo-Qiang's hometown. Creating ambitious signature pieces on the largest imaginable scales, Cai's electrifying work often transcends physical permanence while burning its philosophies into the audience members' minds. Told through the artist's own words and those of family, friends, and observers, the film tracks Cai's meteoric rise and examines why he engineers artworks that loom as far as the eye can see. (2016, 79 minutes, directed by Kevin Macdonald)

Pre-registration requested but not required. Walk-ins welcome.


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History
 

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



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

Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

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


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Music
 

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM, March 3



Joe Davoli & Nick Piccininni
The 443 Social Club

Price: $10-$30
The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

It could be an Irish reel, a bluegrass warhorse, a beautiful waltz, or an original song about what's right and good in our crazy world ... their enthusiasm for making music together is infectious.

Nick plays with Yonder Mountain String Band and Floodwood and Joe plays with Ceili Rain, an energetic Celtic pop-rock band. They both have well-received solo albums to their credit. Joe and Nick also serve as musical mentors, teaching numerous students fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar.

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8:00 PM, March 3



Faculty Recital Series: Dan Sato, piano
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Online


Dan Sato will perform works by Weber, Stravinsky, R. Strauss, Debussy, and Ravel.

Watch the livestream.


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Poetry/Reading
 

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, March 3



Book Talk: Floor Burns
Onondaga Historical Association
Featuring M.C. Antil

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

A book talk with M.C. Antil, author of Floor Burns: Love, Passion and the 1967 Syracuse All-City Championship. This non-fiction account of a high school championship basketball game has been described as "a sprawling, affectionate ... portrait of a city being transformed by the 1960s, the people who lived there, and the game they loved." The event includes an author presentation, refreshments, and book signing.


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Theater
 

6:45 PM, March 3



The Sound of Murder
Acme Mystery Company

Spaghetti Warehouse
689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse

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


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7:00 PM, March 3



Fences
Redhouse
Ted Lange, director

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

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

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7:30 PM, March 3



Somewhere Over the Border
Syracuse Stage
Rebecca Martínez, director

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

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

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