Thursday, October 22, 2009

A new season of Th3!

Hooray for a new season of Th3!

I’ll take a moment and introduce my self. My name is Mary Welch and I’m a senior at Oswego State. I’m studying art…. Graphic design to be exact. During my time here with Th3, I will be giving up dates, reviews, and just general Th3 information.

Th3 started off with a bang in September. The Delvan Art Gallery and Red House Arts Center is where I started my Th3 adventure. Both venues had some very interesting things. The Delavan featured work from Bill Storm and Beverly Stout, both artists where in attendance. I met both, Bill and Beverly. Bill had some fabulous photography and Beverly had amazing ink drawings. They are both fairly local artists, Bill from Liverpool and Beverly from Minetto.

A two second walk down to Red House Arts Center was the next stop, where they were showing a video by Barry Anderson’s that have been playing all over Syracuse. The one that was on view was fantastic! It was like slowly falling down the rabbit hole of bubbles and leaves. If you get a chance go check it out, highly recommend. Then they had this light work show by artist mudboy. Spectacular! The mix of lights, glass, and movement brings the piece together. The piece consisted of LED lights that changed shapes on the wall through glass. I’m by no means giving these pieces any justice but they are amazing and it’s a must see.

Octobers Th3 like Septembers did not disappoint. This Th3 took me to Genesee St. I worked my way from the Point of Contact Gallery to Syracuse stage. The Point of Contact Gallery had Slow Scandal a show by artist Marco Maggi. His drawing on mixed media is something to look at. He uses glass, paper, graphite, and even aluminum foil. His abstract works makes you feel like you’re in a different time and space. Syracuse stage, a new comer to the Th3 family had a great showing of the AIDS quilts. Also in attendance where people from the Syracuse gay and lesbian chorus. They had some of their music/ live concerts playing it was great. The quilts alone are something to see, they move you.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Drawing Tonight! plus last month's winner

Tonight: WIN two $25 gift certificates to The Mission Restaurant

Enjoy the warm ambiance at The Mission Restaurant, service Pan-American cuisine in the beautifully restored interior of Syracuse’s oldest church, located on Columbus Circle.

Enter the drawing at all Th3 venues.
You can enter more than once, but only once at each location.

The winner will be notified by May 25th!

Last month’s prize was a cake designed by one of CNY’s premiere sugar artists, Jennifer Comfort of She Takes The Cake.
The winner, Alysia Bonvino, a dentist/dancer from Cicero, is pictured below as “she takes the cake” home just in time for Mother’s Day.

Photo courtesy of John Dowling

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A Sneak Preview of Tonight's Deliciousness

Eat a Free Cupcake and Enter to Win:
Enter to win a cake designed by one of CNY's premiere sugar artists, Jennifer Comfort of She Takes The Cake, in the first of Th3's monthly drawings.

To promote the prize, Jennifer Comfort is installing an interactive cupcake mural and cookie mosaic at Delavan Art Gallery and OCC... and Yes! You get to eat a cupcake! Please stop by between 5 - 8 PM tonight (Apr. 17) to claim your free cupcake!

To enter to win a cake fill out a ticket at any of the Th3 locations open April 17th. You may enter as many times as you'd like but only once per location. The winner will be notified by April 25th. You could win a cake for Mom!

Read more about the project here:
See some of Jennifer Comfort's delicious cakes here:

Saturday, April 5, 2008

April 17, 2008 First Monthly Prize Drawing

The Syracuse Th3 Coalition has scheduled more exciting FREE ART EVENTS across the city’s art scene for April 17.

First Th3 Prize Drawing

TH3 KICKS OFF MONTHLY DRAWING WITH “EAT ART” – APRIL 17, 2008Th3 kicks of a monthly prize drawing during April’s citywide art open with interactive cupcake muralsinstalled in two Th3 locations for viewing and eating on April 17th. Enter the drawing, eat a cupcake! Sugar artist Jen Comfort of She Takes The Cake ( is making the cupcakes. The drawing winner takes home one of Jen’s delicious couture art cakes designed especially for Th3. Look for Jen’s cookie mural at Delavan Art Gallery. Enter the drawing Thursday evening at all participating Th3 art venues.

You can enter more than once, but you can only enter once at each location. Find the second cupcake mural!

Let Them Eat Cake: Sugar artist Jen Comfort Interactive cupcake mural and cookie installation to mark the first Th3 Monthly Drawing.

Stone Canoe Writer's Series: Poetry reading by Jennifer Pashley at 7:00 PM. Pashley is a contributer to the second edition of Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts and Ideas from Upstate New York. Pashley’s book of short fiction, States, was published in 2007.

EUREKA CRAFTS, 210 Walton St., 471.4601
Meet the Artist Night: Featuring local ceramic artist Heather Sackett, who specializes in fountains, sculpture and buttons. Light Refreshments.

A Story of the Thuban Journey House – Lecture by Lori Covington, founder of the Thuban Journey Organization, tracing the African Slave’s journey. 7pm

On the Move: Images of Travel from Everson Museum of Art and Syracuse University
Paper Arts in the Low Countries: 1600-1800
Images of Vice and Virtue from the Syracuse University Art Collection


Expectations of Adolescence Photographer Blake Fitch documents the gradual transition of two girls into womanhood


SPECIAL Th3 EVENT:Quarters, works by major Barcelona ceramicist Carles Vives at The Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center. Artist’s Reception 11am and 5pm.


Exploring History With Art: Work! An exhibit depicting the visual history of occupations and places of work in Onondaga County.

, an installation by visiting Florence artist Swietlan Nicholas Kraczyn. “A life-size maze of mirrors and dreams” featuring 25 graphics inspired by Borges. Reception and conversation with the artist..

The Sweetest Battle, painting and sculpture by Rebecca Murtaugh. From the Bottom of My Heart, an interactive sound installation by Matthew Murtaugh in the second floor bathrooms. Opening reception. AND

How to Steer the Wheel: An Experimental Animation and Live Cinema Performance, after-hours theater event by Heath Hanlin at 9pm (fee for film only).

SPARK Contemporary Art Space
Jake Gillespie: Works on Paper: Series of drawings both intimate and comical.

M.F.A.2008: EXHIBIT Artists’ reception 5-7pm. Show runs thru 5/11

Songs of Hearth and Valor, Recital in 8 Dominions, After Bessie Smith, by Terry Adkins. A multi-media tribute to blues empress Bessie Smith. Runs 4/5-6/7.

Good for What Ails You! Paintings, mixed media, fibers, photography, ceramic sculpture, creative compuer art, and poetry on the theme of “women and healing” by Maria Brown, Melissa DeStevens-Valensuela, Linda Esterly, Patrice Fitzsimmons, Cathy Gibbons, Vanessa Johnson, Amy Patricia Komar, Suzanne Masters, Georgia Popoff, Elaine Quick. Reception. Runs till 5/4.

YMCA GALLERY Y, Downtown YMCA, 2nd floor, 340 Montgomery St, 474.6851 x328.
The Materials of Color, paintings by visiting Italian artist Maria Grazia Facchinetti. Reception with artist attending.

The following Th3 Venues will not be open from 5-8 p.m. on April 17, 2008:


1005 E. Fayette St.

110 W. Fayette St.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

March 20, 2008 5-8pm

Ride Centro's Free Bus along the Connective Corridor between SU and the Delavan Art Gallery. Maps, bus schedule and Th3 show listings are available at all Th3 locations and at our website:

Look for our Th3 Special Events symbol:

CENTRO CONNECTIVE CORRIDOR BUS EVENT: Park your car in the Quad 4 lot for FREE. Catch the bus at College Place at 5:15 pm. Enjoy live music, a guided tour of the city’s historical 15th ward, a poetry reading at the Redhouse, and a rehearsal at Jazz Central!

COMMUNITY FOLK ART CENTER, 805 E. Genesee St., 442-2230
AfriCOBRA: Liberated Images by ten members of the AfriCOBRA ("African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists") collective dating from 1968 Chicago. Runs till 4/5. Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States, exhibition curated by Rickie Solinger of WAKEUP/Arts. Explores issues faced by families involved in the prison system through artwork, stories and letters of incarcerated women and their children. 3/1-3/20

DELAVAN ART GALLERY, 501 W. Fayette St, 425.7500
Fifth Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser for Art Students exhibiting student work from three Syracuse School District Elementary Schools: Blodgett, Seymour Magnet and Solace. ; and at 6:30 PM, Mary Stanley leads conversation about Art Across Borders, which focuses on FLIP, a major annual literary and arts festival in Paraty, Brazil. How arts can be sustained by a community and drive community development. Hear about local involvement in this project linked to Ghana. Reception

EUREKA CRAFTS, 210 Walton St., 471.4601
In Like A Lion…Out Like A Lamb: Work by Fran Byrne ceramic animal sculpture including lions lambs and bunnies. Artist attending. Light refreshments. Till April 10.

Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., 474.6054
Artist Open: 7pm Video screenings by renowned local, national and international provocative and diverse artists; including Esther Probst, Pedestrian Lullaby; Shee, Fullness; Torry Mendoza, Reservation(s) and Kemosabe and others exploring cultural representation, travel and escape. On the Move. Paper Arts in the Low Countries and Images of Vice and Virtue. Till 5/25

Light Work/Robert B. Menschel Media Center, 316 Waverly Ave., 443.1300
5:30 pm Light Work Grant Portfolio Review: Hannah Frieser, director, and Laura Guth, assistant director, conduct portfolio reviews for potential Light Work Grant applicants. Will also discuss the Light Work Grant judging process for artists outside the Central New York area.

Family Stories::Living the Arts and Crafts Life in Berkeley, California: Ann K.U.Tussing, guest of the Arts & Crafts Society of CNY, talks about her grandparents’ friendship with Bernard Maybeck, legendary Arts & Craft architect and designer. Also: Onondaga County on the Move: 200 Years of Transportation.

Self, House, Self" Artwork by: Marion Wilson & Michael Burkard Reception Artists use the metaphor of “house” and “home.” After the reception there will be poetry reading by Michael Burkard to celebrate the release of his 10th book, Envelope Of Night.Runs till 4/13.

17th Annual Matrilineage Symposium Community Art Show. celebrates the accomplishments of women in art and activism. Artists present and discuss their work. Guest speakers include: the Guerrilla Girls, Carolee Schneemann, Vienna Teng, Tina Takemoto, Katherine Slusher, and Nina Katchadourian. Refreshments . Runs till 3/22

SUART GALLERIES, Schaffer Art Building, Syracuse University, 443.4097
Beloved Daughters Unites the Moksha (Heaven) and Ladli (Beloved Daughter) series,of photographer-activist Fazal Sheikh’s work about women in India. Runs till 3/30.

SYRACUSE TECHNOLOGY GARDEN, 235 Harrison St., 474.0910
Exhibition Featuring Paintings and Sculpture by Rachael Baldanza, Amber Blanding, Alex Betancourt, Anna, Cinquemani, Sally Dutko, Bob Rose, Helena Cooper, Jeanne Dupre, Peg Hewitt, Nicholas Ruth, Sylvia Steen, Joan Stier, Karen Tashkovski, Leigh Yardley, Louise Woodard, and members of the North Syracuse Art Guild.

THE WAREHOUSE GALLERY, 350 W. Fayette St., 443.6450
6:30-8pm, media opp to photograph audience/Warehouse Gallery constituents and interview Kids of Survival from Syracuse. Screening of “Kids of Survival: The Art and Life of Tim Rollins + K.O.S.,” an Emmy Award-winning documentary by Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller. Light refreshments. Bring your lawn chair or bean-bag for this event in the main gallery. King and Courage exhibition runs through 4/5.

Dream Time: Karen Tashkovski Mixed media paintings that depict the explosive dreams of the artist through the eyes of a cat. . Reception . Show runs: 3/1-4/5

YMCA GALLERY Y, Downtown YMCA, 2nd floor, 340 Montgomery St, 474.6851
The TV Dinner Series: monotypes by Mick Mather a local artist and printmaker. The best 25 poems and stories about TV Dinners will be displayed with the artwork, Artist and authors attending.

And in conjunction with Th3:

SYRACUSE CENTER FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN, CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 728-730 E. Genesee St. (contact Michael McAllister 215.896.9217)
Change Your View - ACTIVATING PUBLIC SPACE : View final concept presen-tations 5-8pm 3/20 from a 3 day charrette to develop proposals for the Connective Corridor.

Th3 Venues Closed March 20 5-8pm: Onondaga Community College , Point of Contact Gallery, ThINC’s Company Gallery

Thursday, March 20, 2008

5th Annual Exhibition for Art Students

Fifth Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser for Art Students at Delavan Art Gallery on Th3 in March

"Untitled" by Moreece Armstead, 6th Grade Student at Blodgett, oil pastel and black glue

Delavan Art Gallery is pleased to present the fifth annual exhibition and fundraiser of art by students in three Syracuse School District Elementary Schools: Blodgett, Seymour Magnet and Solace. Each year, students from the classes of Stacy Griffin, Kristin Dugger, Kelly Moser-Vogler, Paul Bova and Simone Montgomery have the chance to see their work displayed and sold in a professional setting to raise money for themselves as burgeoning artists and for school art supplies. Donations of art supplies are also encouraged and can be dropped off at the gallery at any point during the exhibition. A special reception will be held during Th3, The Third Thursday, on March 20 from 5 - 8 p.m. For those not able to attend the reception, the gallery will be open to the public on Friday, March 21 from Noon - 6 p.m. and by appointment during business hours, Tuesday through Friday, of the following week, ending March 28, 2008. To make an appointment, please call the gallery at (315) 425-7500.

Delavan Art Gallery is a 3,800 square foot showcase and sales venue for fine art created by area artists. Conveniently located downtown at 501 West Fayette Street in Syracuse, the gallery is free and open to the public. Off-street parking is available and the gallery is handicapped accessible.

Effective February 23, 2008, Delavan Art Gallery is taking a break from the normal exhibition schedule, opening only for Th3 each month and for special events such as this. The gallery is scheduled to reopen with regular programming for its Five Year Anniversary in September of 2008. For more information visit

Monday, March 17, 2008

17th Annual Matrilineage Art Show at Spark

Spark Contemporary Art Space
1005 E Fayette St, Syracuse NY.

17th Annual Matrilineage Symposium Community Art Show

The show will run from March 17-22 by appointment with the opening reception on Thursday, March 20th at 5pm in conjunction with Th3. Refreshments available and artists in attendance.

The Matrilineage Symposium and Art Show celebrate the accomplishments of women in art and activism. We provide a unique educational setting in which artists from all disciplines present their work and discuss it in an open forum outside of the classroom. Guest speakers this year include: the Guerrilla Girls, Carolee Schneemann, Vienna Teng, Tina Takemoto, Katherine Slusher, and Nina Katchadourian.

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Please visit SPARKARTSPACE.COM for more information.