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2/29/2024 (All day)
Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Runs 2/10/2024 - 5/12/2024
Everson Museum of Art
 

Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape

On view February 10, 2024-May 12, 2024

In 2009 and 2010, Janet Biggs traveled to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard with a crew of artists and scientists to document the changing Arctic landscape. As the subject of centuries of exploration, the Arctic was once seen as indifferent to human enterprise, so vast and inhospitable as to be immune to any imposition. Today, scientists expect climate change to leave Arctic summers ice-free as early as the next decade, and Svalbard, located halfway between Europe and the North Pole, finds itself at the epicenter of this metamorphoses. Using footage compiled on her voyages north, Biggs explores this history and the alarming consequences of human enterprise in three videos: Warning Shot (2016), Brightness All Around (2011), and Fade to White (2010). Shown together, these works are a clarion call for a heroic landscape that will completely transform within our lifetimes.

Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape is organized by the Barry Lopez Foundation for Art & Environment. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Barry Lopez Foundation works with contemporary artists to organize exhibitions addressing climate change, biodiversity, habitat loss, and our relationship with the land in a time of environmental crisis.

Janet Biggs

Fade to White (video still), 2010
Single-channel HD video with sound, 16×9 format, running time 12:28
Courtesy the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York

Date/Time2/29/2024 (All day)
Runs2/10/2024 - 5/12/2024
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/29/2024 (All day)
David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December
Runs 1/27/2024 - 3/31/2024
Everson Museum of Art
 

David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December

On view January 27, 2024-March 31, 2024

Based in Skaneateles, NY, David Edward Johnson creates mixed media assemblages that address belief systems, the birth and death of the American Dream, and the effects of loss at a personal level. No Roses in December features a series of works in which Johnson explores his father’s diagnosis of and descent into dementia. Johnson pairs his own photographs of bleak West Texas vistas and abandoned adobe dwellings with abstract mixed media painting, vintage papers, found objects, and other ephemera as a way to evoke fragmented shards of memory that mimic his father’s state of mind. The series title references a poem by Geoffrey Anketell Studdert-Kennedy that was popularized in a speech about courage by Peter Pan author JM Barrie: “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” Without memories, we have no blooms in the chill of the December of life.

David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December is part of the Everson CNY Artist Initiative, an exhibition program that celebrates the multi-faceted talents of regional artists. The CNY Artist Initiative is made possible with support from Terry and Bill Delavan.

David Edward Johnson
CONCLUSION, 2023
Custom photography, found objects, acrylic, graphite, spray paint, crayon, paper, cardboard, and household on panel, 30 x 30 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Date/Time2/29/2024 (All day)
Runs1/27/2024 - 3/31/2024
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/29/2024 (All day)
Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves
Runs 2/03/2024 - 4/28/2024
Everson Museum of Art
 

Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves

On view February 3, 2024-April 28, 2024

Throughout her career, Brooklyn-based artist Sana Musasama has drawn inspiration from travel and research into global cultures. Returning to Ourselves centers around a series of dolls that Musasama produced that mirror African-American topsy turvy dolls containing a white doll whose skirt can be flipped up to transform it into a Black doll. Musasama uses this formal structure to juxtapose different figures drawn from the global Black diaspora. Returning to Ourselves is rounded out by a series of ceramic houses Musasama began early in her career but returned to during the pandemic to combat looming depression.

Sana Musasama
Topsy Turvy Doll, 2022

Date/Time2/29/2024 (All day)
Runs2/03/2024 - 4/28/2024
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/29/2024 8:00 AM
FREE SHOW - Skunk City Sessions w/s/g Jessica Brown & Joe Driscoll
Funk 'n Waffles (Armory Square)
 

FREE SHOW - Skunk City Sessions w/s/g Jessica Brown & Joe Driscoll

Hailing from Syracuse, NY, Skunk City is CNY's premiere Funk/Rock experience! Jessica Brown is a reggae musician. Joe Driscoll has been touring steadily for years, spreading his unique fusion of folk and hip-hop. The modern day take on the one man band, Joe Driscoll uses live loops to create soundscapes full of beatbox, guitar, harmonica, percussion, harmonica, and just about anything else he can make use of.

Date/Time2/29/2024 8:00 AM
Cost0.00
VenueFunk 'n Waffles (Armory Square)
307-313 S. Clinton St
Syracuse, NY 13202
2/29/2024 6:30 PM
14th Annual Everson Ceramic Arts Lecture: Sana Musasama
Everson Museum of Art
 

14th Annual Everson Ceramic Arts Lecture: Sana Musasama

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Free with Museum Admission
Free for SU Students with Student ID
Also available on Zoom!

Join us for the 14th Annual Ceramics Lecture featuring artist Sana Musasama!

Sana Musasama received her BA in 1973 from the City College of New York and her MFA from Alfred University in 1988. Musasama began traveling to explore and recover her identity and cultural place. Her love of clay served as the catalyst for her initial travels in West Africa, where she studied Mende pottery in Sierra Leone (1974-75). Later, Musasama ventured to Japan, China, South America, and Cambodia, where she returns yearly to work with survivors of sex trafficking. Musasama’s work is informed by history, women’s studies, culture, and her travel journal, and her mission is to be a global citizen who experiences the world heart first.

The Annual Ceramic Arts Lecture is a co-presentation of Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Everson Museum of Art, and the Chronicles of American Ceramics Foundation.

Visit everson.org/connect/musasama-lecture for more information.

Sana Musasama, House, 2023, glazed earthenware, 22 1⁄2 x 11 x 11 inches

Date/Time2/29/2024 6:30 PM
CostMuseum Admission- see everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/29/2024 (Multi-time)
Off the Rack
Runs 1/03/2024 - 5/05/2024
Everson Museum of Art
 

Off the Rack

On view through May 5, 2024

Off the Rack is the happy by-product of a major renovation of the Everson's on-site art storage. As hundreds of paintings and framed works are displaced from their racks while renovations take place, the public has an unprecedented opportunity to view objects that have been in deep storage for years, never-before-seen recent acquisitions, and some perennial favorites—all hung together salon-style in our exhibition galleries. This smorgasbord of paintings and works on paper showcases the breadth and depth of the Museum's collections and provides a glimpse into the world of collections management and care.

Jonas Lie
The Black Teapot, 1911
Oil on canvas, 35 x 42 inches
Everson Museum of Art; Museum purchase, 13.121

Date2/29/2024
Multiple Times

Museum Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Runs1/03/2024 - 5/05/2024
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/29/2024 (Multi-time)
Inherit The Wind
Runs 2/23/2024 - 3/03/2024
Redhouse Arts Center
 

Inherit The Wind

Presented in association with 5 for the Show

By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Based on the real-life Scopes “Monkey” Trial in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a Tennessee science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. Starring Fred Grandy and directed by Ted Lange, both reuniting from the hit TV show “The Love Boat”, this courtroom drama comes to life in a relevant deliberation on the freedom of thought.

Date2/29/2024
Multiple Times

Friday, February 23 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 PM**
Thursday, February 29 at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 1 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 PM* and 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 PM

* ASL Available
** Talkback following performance

Runs2/23/2024 - 3/03/2024
CostVisit the ticket link for more information!
Contact Phone315-362-2785
Contact Emailinfo@theredhouse.org
VenueRedhouse Arts Center
400 So. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-425-0405
2/29/2024 (Multi-time)
A DIY CANDLE EXPERIENCE - COME MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOM FRAGRANCE!
Runs 1/24/2024 - 8/31/2024
Armory Square
 

A DIY CANDLE EXPERIENCE - COME MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOM FRAGRANCE!

191 WALTON STREET, SYRACUSE NY 13202

CAMP is your one – stop destination for all your candle needs! We are a retail shop that allows customers to design and create their own custom candle with our variety of seasonal scents, curated jars, and accessories. Our knowledgeable Fragrance experts are always on hand to guide you through the process of creating your own unique blend, from initial scent selection to final creation. Camp is the perfect place to relax and unwind, whether individually or with a small group, all are welcomed. With handmade candles, USA sourced materials, and a cozy atmosphere, we offer a unique experience designed to soothe the soul while connecting locally. Ignite your happy place at CAMP Candle Bar.

Date2/29/2024
Multiple Times

Monday + Tuesday : Closed
Wednesday + Thursday : 3 pm - 7 pm
Friday + Saturday : 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday : 12 pm - 5 pm

Runs1/24/2024 - 8/31/2024
Cost$45.00 + tax
Contact Phone(680) 322-7406
Contact Emailhello@campcandlebar.com
VenueArmory Square
Armory Square
Syracuse, NY 13202
2/29/2024 (Multi-time)
Grant Arnold and the Golden Era of Woodstock Lithography Exhibition
Runs 3/01/2024 - 3/30/2024
Tyler Art Gallery @ SUNY Oswego
 

Grant Arnold and the Golden Era of Woodstock Lithography Exhibition

Tyler Art Gallery will present an exhibition titled Grant Arnold and the Golden Era of Woodstock Lithography – 1930-1940. Bruce Weber, a curator and independent art historian, made this exhibition possible. Exhibited in the fall at the Woodstock School of Art, the exhibition features prints from the SUNY Oswego Grant Arnold Collection. The Grant Arnold Collection of Fine Prints contains over 500 prints by prominent American printmakers of the first half of the 20th century.

Closed Mondays, and when classes are not in session

Closed for Spring Break: 03/9 - 03/18

Events will resume Tuesday 03/19
Classes and groups may arrange after-hours visitation

Image Credit: Photo: Grant Arnold at His Press, Cottage, Rock City Road, Woodstock, 1936. From the permanent collection of Tyler Art Gallery, State University of New York at Oswego.

Date2/29/2024
Multiple Times

Tuesday - Friday: 2pm - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 3pm

Runs3/01/2024 - 3/30/2024
Contact Emailcynthia.clabough@oswego.edu
VenueTyler Art Gallery @ SUNY Oswego
7060 Route 104
Oswego, NY 13126
315-312-2112
 
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