Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Closings for Dec 20 Th3

Spark is closed.

Syracuse University Library is closing at six o’clock tonight. As a result, the Special Collections Research Center will not be available for Th3.

Syracuse Technology Garden is in the process of hanging a show so it is closed.

The Everson Museum of Art is having a private reception so it is closed to the public for Th3.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Winter Solstice Party at Delavan Art Gallery Dec. 20

Winter Solstice Party during Th3 at Delavan Art Gallery on Dec. 20th from 5-8 PM.

What is the Winter Solstice?
At precisely 1:08 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, December 22, 2007, Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere. This is the longest night and shortest day of the year when the Sun is farthest South and the Earth is at its maximum tilt. While it may seem like a dark time to celebrate, the Winter Solstice marks the return of the Sun. After Saturday, the days will grow longer and the Sun will return to bring Summer once again to Syracuse.

Please join us to celebrate the Sun's return...
-Listen to live jazz by Marcia Rutledge and Andrew Carroll starting at 6 PM.
-Meet our current featured artists: Amy E. Bartell, Tara Hogan and many of the members of the Syracuse Ceramic Guild.
-Do some last minute shopping and support the arts in the process! Click HERE to see art for sale at

Syr Tech Garden Closed Dec. 20 Th3

The Syracuse Technology Garden will not be participating in December 20th's Th3 because they are in the process of hanging new art work. They are combining January's Th3 with their open house so there will be a reception there during the evening of January 17th, 2008.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hugh Tifft: 100 Years of Color Photography

Light Work/Community Darkrooms will host a lecture this Thursday by photographer and collector Hugh Tifft as part of November's TH3. Tifft will explore the 100th anniversary of color photography spanning the early years of 1907 through the mid 1930s.The presentation will include actual examples of the first commercially viable color process, the Autochrome process. The historical context, as well as viewing devices, period and contemporary written materials, and examples of other early color processes will be explored. The discussion will conclude with an informal talk about the do's and don'ts of starting a photography collection.

Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 6pm (Light Work/Community Darkrooms will be open 5-8)
Location: Light Work/Community Darkrooms, 316 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244
For more information: Call Jessica Heckman at 443-1300 or email

Friday, October 26, 2007

Delavan Art Gallery Opening on NOV 15 Th3

SYRACUSE, New York -- October 29, 2007 --  Delavan Art Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition "Wrapping Up The Season" featuring mixed media works from the series "Archeological Memoir" by Amy E. Bartell and "Conversations With Nature" by Tara Hogan in addition to works by the Syracuse Ceramic Guild. The exhibit opens on Thursday, November 15 from 5-8 p.m. and continues through Saturday, December 22, 2007.

Amy E. Bartell has returned for a second exhibition at Delavan Art Gallery to show a new series of mixed media works titled "Archeological Memoir." In her artist statement she describes the body of work as "a glimpse into memory and a quest for directional clues amidst the maps, signs, mysteries, scraps of writing and the compass of magnetic north." Bartell's art work can be found in the collections of numerous individuals and organizations including Carleton College, California State University, Syracuse University and SUNY New York. She is known as a mural artist around the country and as the former Gallery Coordinator of Delavan Art Gallery. Currently, she is a faculty member of the art department at SUNY Oswego. Bartell's approach in her new series raises the question "What do we see when we scan the horizons of our lives? Where do we dig; does 'X' really mark the spot?"

Amy Bartell, "Crossing Against the Light" mixed media, 6" x 6"

Tara Hogan is exhibiting a collection of monoprints and mixed media from a new series of work titled "Conversations With Nature." The body of work conveys a dialogue between humans, animals and nature inspired by an interest in environmental consciousness. Hogan has been a graphic designer since earning her B.F.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University eight years ago. Her art has been published in American Illustration, CMYK Magazine, Domino Magazine online and on the back of Bear Magazine. About her distinct style, Hogan explains, "I have a loving appreciation for nature's intricate beauty combined with modern urban style."

Tara Hogan, "Conversations with Nature" pencil, monoprint and ink on paper

Syracuse Ceramic Guild has returned for a third exhibition at Delavan Art Gallery, featuring ceramics by ten of its members. Selected works include eclectic ceramics by Lory and Walt Black, porcelain and stoneware by Sue Canizares, Raku sculpture by Dona Flaherty, Raku pottery by Dee Gage, abstract sculptural stoneware by Jane T. Gillett, ceramic story boxes by Amy Patricia Komar, "Biomorpheus," a body of abstract works by Ron Kalinoski, high-fired porcelain and stoneware by Bobbi Lamb and soda fired works by Steven Pilcher. The Syracuse Ceramic Guild, established in 1947, is a not-for-profit organization of potters dedicated to the promotion of awareness and understanding of the ceramic medium.

Representing Syracuse Ceramic Guild:
Jane T. Gillett, "The Unfolding" stoneware, oxide, glaze

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. Delavan Art Gallery opens “Wrapping Up the Season” from 5 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, which is also Th3, The Third Thursday. The show is on exhibit through Saturday, December 22 on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 12-6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. -  4 p.m. and at other times by appointment. For more information visit

Artists in Attendance:
Saturday November 17, noon - 3 p.m.- Amy Bartell
Saturday November 24, noon - 3 p.m.- Artists from Syracuse Ceramic Guild (TBA)
Saturday December 1, noon - 3 p.m.- Artists from Syracuse Ceramic Guild (TBA)
Saturday December 15, noon - 3 p.m.- Tara Hogan
Saturday December 22, noon - 3 p.m.- Artists from Syracuse Ceramic Guild (TBA)

Special Events:

Thursday December 20 from 5 - 8 p.m.- Delavan Art Gallery will have several of our featured artists in attendance for Th3, The Third Thursday, Syracuse's citywide visual arts night. For more information on Th3 please visit

Saturday December 8 at 2 p.m.- Stone Canoe Writers Series featuring Michael Burkard and Chris Kennedy. Michael Burkard was a 2006 Stone Canoe Poetry Editor and faculty member in the Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University. Chris Kennedy is the director of the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Syracuse University and the author of full-length collections of poetry. For more information on Burkard, Kennedy and the publication Stone Canoe, please visit

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Spark Contemporary Art Space

Spark will be closed for October's Th3: The Third Thursday, visit for other October events.

Please attend the Emotional Realism screening in support of Astria Suparak, former Director of the Warehouse Gallery. Further details below.





+ Emotional Realism PDF:




Thursday, September 6, 2007

Live Painting at Delavan Art Gallery on Sept 20

For September's Th3, Delavan Art Gallery is proud to present live painting by one of our featured artists, Michael Berman.

Michael Berman - Untitled, oil and acrylic paint on burlap, 72" x 72"

Michael Berman paints large abstractions using geometric formations and bright contrasting colors on a variety of materials including burlap and corkboard. The Syracuse native studied under a three year scholarship at the Art Students League of New York where he received the "Best of Show" distinction for two years. For over twenty years since then, his work has been shown extensively in the metropolitan areas of New York and New Jersey, in Utah and throughout Central New York. Berman once said he finds working on a large scale, "the most challenging and the most satisfying in (his) working process."

Please join us on September 20th between 5-8 p.m.!

-Delavan Art Gallery

Saturday, June 30, 2007

July and August 2007 Th3

Reminder: Th3 will not run during July and August of 2007.

THE GOOD NEWS: Th3 will run YEAR-ROUND starting in SEPTEMBER!!

See you then!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Best Bets for June Th3

Ready for an art-filled evening on the town? Here is my suggestion for tonight's route:

4:30 PM or 8:00 PM (see last event): Take a walk along West Fayette Street at the new Lipe Art Park (corner of W. Fayette and Geddes Streets)
5:00 PM: Stop at Delavan Art Gallery to visit with some of the artists and listen to live jazz by Marcia Rutledge and Dave Solazzo
5:15 PM: Go to Roji Tea House and grab some bubble tea to go, taking advantage of their first Th3 special "3 for 3" (see below)
Drive up to SU and park for free in the Q4 lot (across from the main bus stop near Schaffer Art Building) or catch the Connective Corridor bus up to campus
5:55 PM: Arrive at SUArt Galleries to meet with David Prince for a tour of SU's campus Th3 venues, visit SUArt Galleries, a few campus sculptures and a mural, Light Work and Special Collections Research Center
7:30 PM: Finish up at SU and have dinner either on Marshal Street or in Armory Square OR grab dinner to go and finish the evening with a picnic in Lipe Art Park while watching the sunset

Have fun!

-Courtney Rile

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

June Th3

Spark Contemporary Art Space will be closed this Thursday June 21 for June Th3.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Roji Tea Th3 Special

In the first special I'm aware of for Th3, Roji Tea Lounge is breaking ground on June 21.

“3 for 3”
You pay only $3 when you order 3 Teas TO GO of Roji’s choice.
When the order is less than 3, it will be $1.50 ea.

Special featured tea will be: Lychee Black Tea
Choices are:
1. Iced tea (12oz) 2. Bubble tea (sample size)
This tea is naturally flavored with an essence of Lychee fruit (no flavor sugary syrup is used).
Offer only good on June 21.
Customers can choose 3 drinks between above 2 choices. (Doubling sample size counts as 2 drinks!)


Wednesday, June 6, 2007


June 7, 2007

For More Information, Contact:
Courtney Rile, Gallery Coordinator
Delavan Art Gallery
315-425-7500 or
Runs June 21 with a Special Tour and Artist Presentation

SYRACUSE, NY (June 7, 2007) — June's Th3, Syracuse's visual arts open, will feature a special guided tour of venues on Syracuse University's campus and the opportunity to meet local artists. Th3, The Third Thursday, is a wonderful time to browse Syracuse's many art galleries from 5 - 8 PM on June 21 and enjoy a night on the town. Th3 establishes Syracuse as an arts city and makes the visual arts in Syracuse more accessible to the local and regional public.

As a special event for June's Th3, David Prince, Associate Director of SUArt Galleries, along with staff from Light Work and Special Collections Research Center, will be giving a tour of several Th3 venues located on the Syracuse University campus. The tour will begin promptly at 6 PM at SUArt Galleries in Shaffer Art Building on Syracuse University's campus. David Prince will give a guided tour of SUArt Galleries, then walk across campus visiting sites such as "The Herakles" by Antoine Bourdelle and the mural "The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti" by Ben Shahn along the way. The tour will then stop at the Special Collections Research Center in E.S. Bird Library and the photography galleries of Light Work in the nearby Robert B. Menschel Media Center where staff will give a personal introduction to their venues. The guided tour is ideal for people would like to become more familiar with Syracuse University's campus and enjoy the significant and impressive exhibitions that these venues offer.

WHAT: Guided Tour of Th3 visual art venues on Syracuse University's campus
BY WHO: David Prince, Associate Director of SUArt Galleries and Staff from Light Work and Special Collections Research Center
WHEN: 6 PM, June 21, 2007
WHERE: Meet at SUArt Galleries in Shaffer Art Building
HOW: FREE parking is available in the Q4 VIP lot across from the main campus bus stop. Please enter through the security gate located near Comstock and Euclid. OR Take the Connective Corridor Shuttle Bus (schedule at from another Th3 venue to the SU Campus.

Artists will also be available to meet as part of an ongoing featured artist program at Eureka Crafts. For June's Th3, Eureka Crafts will be featuring Sam Graceffo, a local jeweler, who will be demonstrating jewelry making techniques using silver wire. Artists may also be present at Delavan Art Gallery and The Redhouse's Rothenberg Gallery.

Making Syracuse’s active visual art scene more accessible to the public, Th3 provides a common day and time for viewing art. Th3 is a galvanizing force in supporting and recognizing local artistic achievements and the creation and display of visual art in Syracuse, NY. Venues may offer unique programming on Th3 evenings- some may have food and drinks, while others may host receptions or special programming.

Participating Th3 visual art venues for June 21, 2007 include:
Community Folk Art Center (CFAC)
Delavan Art Gallery
Eureka Crafts
Light Work (Robert B. Menschel Media Center)
Redhouse / Rothenberg Gallery*
Spark Contemporary Art Space
Special Collections Research Center (E.S. Bird Library)
SUArt Galleries
Syracuse Technology Garden
ThINC’s Company Gallery
The Warehouse Gallery
Westcott Community Art Gallery

Please note: The following Th3 venues will not be open for this month's event on June 21: Everson Museum of Art, Onondaga Community College (Arts Across Campus) and Point of Contact Gallery.

*Please note The Redhouse closes at 7 PM instead of 8 PM on Th3 evenings.

For general information, a list of venue locations, contact information or a map, please visit


For up-to-the-minute information on special events and closings, please visit Th3's blog at


Friday, June 1, 2007

May Th3 Photos at Delavan Art Gallery's Blog!!

There are photos from May 17's Th3 posted at

Please take a look and leave comments!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

May Th3

Spark Contemporary Art Space will be closed this Thursday May 17 for May Th3.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Art Across Borders Presentation at 5:30 at Delavan Art Gallery for May Th3

Women's Voices Radio's own Mary Stanley explores sustainable development through the arts in an upcoming radio series and visual project called "Art Across Borders." The Project focuses on what's being done in Paraty, Brazil around a major annual literary festival called FLIP and why people come from around the world to this tiny city on the beautiful green coast of Brazil south of Rio.

Mary launches her project with a visual presentation and discussion next Thursday at 5:30 p.m., May 17th at the Delavan Art Gallery during Th3, Syracuse's Third Thursday city-wide visual arts night. This is the first of several chances to see this presentation and talk about its application locally.

Then over four Wednesday mornings, beginning on May 23rd, Mary hosts a four-part radio series on WAER's Morning Edition exploring parallels between CNY and Paraty, Brazil in making the arts a significant part of economic development.

That's Art Across Borders, beginning on Th3 at the Delavan Art Gallery next Thursday, May 17th at 5:30.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

May Th3 Opening at ThINC

OPENING: Thursday, May 17th at 6:30pm
at the Company Gallery.
Free and Open to the Public

On May 17, 2007, ThINC's Company Gallery will open an exhibition of photographs taken by artist, avant-garde filmmaker and video pioneer, Aldo Tambellini. These photographs, taken in 1948 with a Kodak Box Camera, are amongst the first images shot by Mr.Tambellini who was then just 18 years old. Mr.Tambellini documented the people and places of his early life in Syracuse, around Pine Street and E. Genesee. These images depict the life and surroundings of the residents of the 15th Ward, a section of Syracuse of important historical significance.

The 15th ward was originally a Jewish settlement. As the Jewish community started to establish itself in Syracuse, it moved up towards the South of East Genesee Street and many African Americans moved into the 15th ward.

"Color was never an issue to us there, we were all struggling to survive and recover from the war, it was overwhelmingly an economic issue for us," Mr.Tambellini commented upon the dynamic cultural mix represented by the 15th ward.

When asked about the 15th ward, Lori Convington, a Syracuse based artist/activist and historian said: "It was a family community where everyone knew everyone else. They were all part of the same struggle. Some ended up staying on that side of town for generations, until the Urban Development (Removal) in 1963. Urban Development destroyed the moral fiber of the 15th Ward and the familiar sense of family is forever gone. Once again African American people were in Diaspora. Some families moved to the other side of
the tracks South of East Genesee Street while others moved to the South Side.Either way that feeling of a family unit in the African American Community was never felt again in the City of Syracuse. "

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Floating Galleries Launch- After Hours for May Th3

Of Syracuse

MAY 17th 7- 10pm

220 Warren Street (corner of Fayette)
Formerly the Merchant Bank Building

Transforming a vacant 8, 000 sq feet space in 3 weeks
Fueled Entirely by Volunteers

Showcasing 20 Local Artists

Joel Capolongo
Heather Spoor
Cayetano Valenzeula
Emily Bender
Tara Hogan
Esperanza Teilbaard

Street Artists
2 Video Artist
And Music By ... Syracuse's Own "The Sister Lovers" (~9:30)

more info at

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

May Th3 at Eureka Crafts

EUREKA CRAFTS, in conjunction with TH3 (third Thursday city wide art open) will feature internationally known local ceramic artist Jo Buffalo.
Jo Buffalo is best known for her lifelike fish sculptures as well as nature themed wall tiles and other sculptural work.
Jo will be on hand to demonstrate her craft, sell her work and answer questions in this open studio event.

TH3 Event: May 17th 5-8 PM
Eureka Crafts: Armory Square Location
210 Walton Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Warehouse Gallery Presents: Networked Nature Bits + Bytes Reception, this TH3!

April 19, 5-8pm
@ The Warehouse Gallery, 350 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse

New exhibition uses innovative technology to combine art, science and politics.
Artists : C5, Futurefarmers, Shih Chieh Huang, Philip Ross, Stephen
Vitiello, Gail Wight.

Computers and nature, finally together as one. Celebrate their union at our Networked Nature BITS AND BYTES reception. Party with the Rhizome robots and enjoy pixelated candy with your new, artificial friends!

Shih Chieh Huang / RTI-FW-10_1

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

April Urban Video Project

The 40 Below Public Arts Task Force and The Avalanche Collective present:

Urban Video Project: Volume Three
Blake Carrington
Christopher Gianunzio
Colin Todd

Date: Thursday April 19th
Where: Clinton Square and The Redhouse Theatre (201 South West Street)
Time: Dusk(Clinton Square) 5-8PM(Redhouse)

FYI- I'm really excited about the Clinton Square projections... make sure to check them out! -Courtney

Th3 in the STARS (Post-Standard)

"Th3 Expands Syracuse Culture"
Sunday, April 15, 2007


Visual arts communities across the country, from Louisville, Ky., to Portland, Ore., know there's strength in numbers. Galleries in big cities and small towns throw open their doors on a common evening, inviting patrons to drop by for a quick look or a leisurely visit. It's convenient for patrons, creates a nice stir in the arts community and brings established and new viewers into the galleries.

Thanks to some committed organizers from the Delavan Art Gallery (Director Bill Delavan and Gallery Coordinator Courtney Rile) and the Everson Museum of Art (Development Director Helen Dewey and communi- cations associate Sarah Tiedemann), Syracuse now hosts a similar citywide arts open, known as Th3, 5 to 8 p.m. each third Thursday of the month, with the exceptions of January, July, August and December.

Fifteen galleries sprawling between Syracuse University and the Delavan Art Gallery participate in Th3; but it's definitely a work in progress, as I recently found out by taking in a brief sampling of the March rendition.

Read the rest of the article by clicking HERE until it's removed from on April 28

Delavan Art Gallery April Th3 Artists In Attendance

The following artists will be in attendance at Delavan Art Gallery during this coming Th3.

A. Brooks Decker
For A. Brooks Decker, the title "Art Across Generations" holds a particular relevance. This exhibit includes both her work and the work of her daughter, Jessica Taylor. Decker writes, "If there has been one constant force in my Life... it has been art." Growing up in a small town on Long Island, Decker watched her fisherman father paint the sea while her mother kept a flower garden. These memories are now entwined in the subject matter of her paintings in a style she calls "romantic realism." Also included in this show are paintings of garden doors inspired by her daughter's photographs. Decker is well known in the region for participating in many local group exhibits and for owning and managing the former Limestone Art Gallery in Fayetteville for ten years.

A. Brooks Decker, "Untitled" acrylic painting

Vivian Geiger
Vivian Geiger is a widely respected photographer who now lives in the area of Liverpool, NY. For this exhibit she is showcasing a new series of abstracts and a new technique of using pastels on photographs. Geiger is an expert on oil coloring on photographs and was hired to write a "how-to" book and act as a consultant on the subject. She is a life member of the Professional Photographers of America (P.P.A.), and was selected as an instructor in their "Super Monday" program, a position that the President of the P.P.A. states is intended for the most legendary photographers in the industry. Her resume includes traveling and lecturing to professional photographers internationally as well as teaching classes at Winona School, N. Carolina University, the Rochester Institute and Syracuse University, among others. Geiger has received the Post-Standard Achievement Award in the Arts.

Vivian Geiger, "Milkweed" photography

Seymour Magnet Elementary School Art Teacher Kelly Moser
For the fourth year, Delavan Art Gallery is pleased to host the work of children from Blodgett, Seymour Magnet and Solace Elementary Schools. Students from the classes of Stacy Griffin, Kelly Moser and Simone Montgomery have the chance to see their work in a professional setting and to sell the work to raise money for themselves as burgeoning artists and for school art supplies. A special reception will be held for students on Friday, April 20, from 4 - 6 PM, featuring a performance by Seymour Guitar Ensemble. The ensemble consists of student guitar players in the 4th and 5th grades and is spearheaded by Seymour’s music teacher, Kevin Dorsey. The public is encouraged to attend this reception.

Marissa Rae Olivarria (Blodgett Elementary School), "Lichenstein People" marker and tempera paint

Please join us at Delavan Art Gallery for Th3 this Thursday from 5-8 PM to meet A. Brooks Decker, Vivian Geiger and Kelly Moser.

Syracuse Technology Garden Open House on April 19

Date: April 19
Time: 5:00 until 7:00 P.M.
Topic: Open House and Art Show
Venue: Syracuse Technology Garden (STG)
Our Open House is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to network with entrepreneurs, start-ups and established technology companies, and the community at large. At the same time you will have a chance to view fantastic artwork by members of the Central New York Region of the National Pen Women Association.

Maria DeSantis Presents
Sammy Winning Guitarist Mark Copani

Refreshments will be served.

STG’s Open House and Art Show is running concurrently with TH3. We hope you will take advantage of this occasion to visit our unique facility and the magnificent artwork, and then proceed to the other venues listed at

Th3 is a citywide art open in Syracuse, New York, that takes place on the third Thursday of each month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This gallant project, initiated by the Everson Museum of Art and the Delavan Art Gallery, is joined by the most distinctive venues in the city in a grand event to bring the artistic experience to the public.

RSVP: Nina Washington at 474 0910 or

Saturday, April 14, 2007

April Th3 at Spark


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

Th3: The Third Thursday
A City Wide Art Open

+ Bares, Boats and Chairs: Series of Nude portraits taken inside the sitters' homes by Ashley De Rosa.

+ Andrew Walko


Friday, April 13, 2007

Joint Exhibition of Classic Film Posters

Maestro Silvano Campeggi's original designs of classic film posters from Hollywood's Golden Era

Gallery and Silent Auction open from 5:00 pm
Reception with the artist at 8pm
Free admission /Open to the public
Refreshments will be served



The ThINC Gallery will be showing specifically the Campeggi work related to the film classic, Ben Hur.

The Everson Museum is showing pieces from what is known as his "transition" period, in the early '70s, after his main work with Hollywood came to an end. Television was starting to replace moviegoing. Movie studios were also turning to different styles of design as computers literally entered the picture. Campeggi was then released by the studios and felt very lost. He and his family used to vacation in the island of Elba, where he moved to at that time and during those days, his work was influenced by the nature around him, the colorings, shapes and sandy landscapes... He was trying to redefine himself as an artist. He had a show of this work and some of his major critics questioned the new style rather severely.

Eventually, this evolved into what Campeggi is doing today, which somehow
combines styles and themes from his life-long career. The Redhouse will be showing his more contemporary work.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Tonight's Th3 Info

Up to date info for tonight March 15th:

The Urban Video Project will be at Spark Contemporary Art Space.

ThINC's Company Gallery will be open with the following exhibition:
MUTE is an exhibition of silent videos from a selection of international artists that will run 24/7 March 14 through April 15th 2007. see for more info

Special Collections Research center will close at 6 PM. Bird Library itself is closing at 6 PM due to SU's Sprink Break.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

March Th3 at Spark

Thursday March 15th, 5-8pm
Spark Contemporary Art Space
1005 E. Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

John Hill: New Works on Paper
+ Urban Video Project
Free Reception


John Hill: Hill's works on paper reveal a highly subjective fusion of hybrid characters, spaces, and styles. The figures that occupy his works are often caricatures of an infinite variety of possible selves. Much of his work deals with the creation of a meaningful reflection of the emotional states inherent in everyday experience. Often employing the comic or the grotesque, these drawings are multiple and fractured personalities looking for a cobbled identity. John Hill received his BFA in Painting from Winthrop University in 2003. He is currently pursuing his Masters.



Urban Video Project : Using multiple video projections, 6-channel sound, and performance, UVP explores new forms of cartography that challenge traditional functions and perceptions of urban space and identity. In addition, documentation of other public actions The Avalanche Collective has recently completed will be shown.

The Urban Video Project is an extension of the newly formed Avalanche Collective based out of Syracuse, New York. Choosing to work outside the confines of a traditional gallery structure, the focus of the Urban Video Project is to produce events that explore notions of spatial practice, authorship, hybrid cartography, performance and alternative cinema experiences.


Friday, March 9, 2007

Friday, February 23, 2007






Friday, February 16, 2007

News 10 Now Video on the web

Congrats to everyone on a very fun winter Th3!

Here's the link to the News 10 Now video that aired yesterday. I also heard the Urban Video Project was on Channel 9 last night but I haven't been able to find it on the web. Congrats!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Update on tonight's Th3 Events

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed round... so snow or shine, the show opens with wine... this evening, at 5pm," wrote Teresita from Point of Contact Gallery in an email to gallery patrons today.

Wow, this is some weather! It fits in perfectly with The Warehouse Gallery's newest exhibition, opening this evening, called "Embracing Winter." I highly recommend making it out to see this and other exhibits tonight. You'll be rewarded with a cup of hot cocoa, mulled apple cider, and good times all around.

The events cancelled are as follows:
The Everson Museum of Art- closed
SU's Special Collections Research Center- closed
Community Folk Art Center- closed
The Redhouse- closed

The rest of the events are still on! ...Which means tonight you can:
-Get a cup of hot cocoa at The Warehouse Gallery and see the 15 foot mitten
-Drink wine and remember the child within at Point of Contact Gallery's exhibition "playthings"
-Take part in the matrilineage symposium and see an audio performance at Spark Contemporary Art Space at 8 PM
-Experience the process of making art by visiting artists and their studios at Eureka Crafts
-Have a cup of hot apple cider and Contemplate "The Human Condition" at Delavan Art Gallery
...and see video projections at Delavan Art Gallery, Spark Contemporary Art Space and The Warehouse Gallery as part of the premiere of the Urban Video Project (UVP).

We'll see you there!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Spark Contemporary Art Space

Spark Contemporary Art Space
Thursday February 15th

Matrilineage Art Show Reception
+ Urban Video Project- Outdoor Video Projections
+ Jessica Rylan @ 8pm

Jessica Rylan: Rylan is a sound artist and electronic musician whose main focus to date has been the design and construction of modular synthesizers, which use analog electronic circuits to create a diversity of sounds. She uses her synthesizers in installations at galleries and also in her high-energy, live musical performances. Her contribution to the male-dominated noise music genre, as well as her increasingly complex and well-respected synthesizer designs have made her a force to be reckoned with in the arts and music communities.

Please visit for more information and links to artists and events.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Urban Video Project Test Run

The Urban Video Project (UVP) held their test runs last week at Spark Contemporary Art Space, The Warehouse Gallery and Delavan Art Gallery in preparation for their public art video projections taking place on the next Th3, February 15 from 5 - 8 PM.

These photos are from the test run at Delavan Center.








Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Urban Video Project Press Release

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

40 Below and SU Grad Students to Shed Light on Syracuse Arts Venues
Video Art will Illuminate Galleries, Connective Corridor, Starting Feb. 15

Thursday, February 15 marks the start of the Urban Video Project (UVP), a public arts initiative seeking to bring art to the streets and buildings of Syracuse. Inspired by the Connective Corridor and Th3, an arts open held on the third Thursday of every month, the project is the brainchild of the 40 Below Public Arts Task Force and three Syracuse University graduate students.

Working closely with a number of university and community partners, UVP will produce a series of experimental outdoor video projections throughout the year, beginning with the return of Th3 on Feb. 15 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the exteriors of three of the 15 Th3 venues:

• Spark Contemporary Art Space, 1005 E. Fayette St.
• The Warehouse Gallery, 350 W. Fayette St.
• Delavan Art Gallery, 501 W. Fayette St.

“Video art is a unique form of public art because it can inject a sense of energy into a given environment,” said Blake Carrington, a first-year graduate student at SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, who along with Christopher Gianunzio and Colin Todd are the creative force behind UVP. “We hope that this project will help to draw attention to Syracuse’s art scene and cause people to look at our city in a new way.”

UVP, the 40 Below Public Arts Task Force and Syracuse University want to expand the project to include more Th3 venues, other spontaneous projections, as well as the possibility of fixed video art installations along the Connective Corridor that could accommodate content from students and visiting artists. The end goal would be to establish Syracuse as center for video art innovation.

“The organic and collaborative origins of this project illustrate the underpinnings of Scholarship in Action,” says SU Chancellor Nancy Cantor. “These artists, who happen to be graduate students, are intrinsically motivated to communicate with, and promote critical reflection within, the community through their art. In 40 Below and TH3, they found like-minded community partners to make this happen, with support from SU.”

Th3 is free and open to the public with transportation provided by the Connective Corridor Shuttle Bus. For more information about Th3, go to A route schedule/map for the Connective Corridor Shuttle Bus is available online at For more information on how you can become involved in the 40 Below Public Arts Task Force, go to or


About Th3

The citywide art open, known as Th3, began in 2006 as a celebration of Syracuse's thriving art scene and a developing collaboration amongst Syracuse's visual arts organizations. Each venue provides a different flavor of the Syracuse visual arts scene. Most venues offer refreshments and a unique programming for that special evening.
Th3 provides a common day and time for the public to visit fifteen of Syracuse’s visual art venues for an entirely free, entertaining and educational evening. With evening hours of 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., people can stop by a gallery or museum after work or bring their families. Visitors from out of town can make an evening of it by dining at one of the many highly praised restaurants on the Th3 route.
Participating Visual Art Venues:
Community Folk Art Center (CFAC)
Delavan Art Gallery
Everson Museum of Art
Eureka Crafts
Light Work (Robert B. Menschel Media Center)
Onondaga Community College (Arts Across Campus)
Point of Contact Gallery
Redhouse / Rothenberg Gallery
Spark Contemporary Art Space
Special Collections Research Center (E.S. Bird Library)
SUArt Galleries
Syracuse Technology Garden
ThINC's Company Gallery
The Warehouse Gallery
Westcott Community Art Gallery
About the Connective Corridor Shuttle Bus

The Connective Corridor Shuttle Bus (Centro Route #543) will operate during the winter and spring months on Thursdays and Fridays from 5 to 11:40 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 11:40 p.m. The free shuttle service provides a convenient way to travel to cultural events and happenings at Syracuse University and in downtown Syracuse, including lectures and concerts on campus, theater presentations at Syracuse Stage, and Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and Syracuse Opera performances at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center, to name a few.

About the 40 Below Public Arts Task Force

The 40 Below Public Arts Task Force is leading the effort to initiate and identify quality public arts projects that work to create a sense of identity for our region’s urban cores. This Task Force is comprised of artists, community leaders and interested volunteers.

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Friday, February 2, 2007

Press Release: Syracuse Loves Th3


SYRACUSE, NY (February 1, 2007) – The Third Thursday (Th3) runs for the first time in 2007 on February 15, the day after Valentine’s Day. Fifteen visual arts venues will be open from 5 – 8 p.m., providing a common day and time to access the visual arts in Syracuse.

During its inaugural season in the Fall of 2006, Th3 was welcomed by art patrons and newcomers alike who came out to enjoy the festivities. Th3 has emerged as one of the best ways to get to know the Syracuse visual arts scene. Th3 “Proved to be popular with the community,” reported Katherine Rushworth, a contributing writer to The Post-Standard, in her December 31, 2006 article 2006: The Good and The Bad. Th3 was a “winner” according to the article.

Unique programming for February 15 includes:

Delavan Art Gallery - Artists in attendance from “The Human Condition.”

Eureka Crafts- Open Studio- Meet Ron Kalinoski and Amy Patricia Komar who are working collaboratively as well as individually under the name of Stoneharp Studios to create drums, raku-fired ceramics and other items.

Everson Museum of Art - Artists Open: Featured artists include Ashley Cox, a singer, songwriter and talented musician on both guitar and piano, playwright Len LaFonte, and Ithaca based sculptor Stiller Zusman. Event begins at 7 p.m. and is FREE

Lightwork - Tours available from 5 – 8 p.m. to discuss the William Earle Williams exhibition "Unsung Heroes. African American Soldiers in the Civil War." Walking tours to two photography exhibitions on the SU Campus will also be available. "A Journey Towards Hope: Underground Railroad Sites in Oberlin, Ohio" by Coriana Close, and "Un/Common Threads: Selections from the Light Work Collection" are both on view at the Schine Student Center, just three buildings down from Light Work.
Onondaga Community College (Arts Across Campus) - Presenting two exhibits with light refreshments: Cloth as a Metaphor and Scholastic Art.
Spark Contemporary Art Space - Opening reception of Matrilineage Art Show, 5 p.m.

Syracuse Technology Garden - A Celebration of Student Art

The Warehouse Gallery - Reception for “Embracing Winter”, a group exhibition of knitted sculpture, psychedelic video, playful photography, and crisp audio and book works by international artists Janet Morton, Takeshi Murata, Bruno Munari, Collin Olan, Lisa M. Robinson and Rudy Shepherd.

Urban Video Project - Thursday, February 15 marks the start of the Urban Video Project (UVP), a public arts initiative seeking to bring art to the streets and buildings of Syracuse. Inspired by the Connective Corridor and Th3, the project is the brainchild of the 40 Below Public Arts Task Force and three Syracuse University graduate students. UVP will produce a series of experimental outdoor video projections throughout the year. Beginning with this month’s Th3, video projections will be featured at:

Spark Contemporary Art Space, 1005 E. Fayette St.
The Warehouse Gallery, 350 W. Fayette St.
Delavan Art Gallery, 501 W. Fayette St.

The Connective Corridor Shuttle Bus (Centro Route # 543) will run during and after Th3 from 5 - 11:40 p.m. Th3 attendees are encouraged to ride Centro’s Connective Corridor shuttle to visit art venues between Syracuse University and Delavan Art Gallery. The shuttle bus will stop at all marked Centro bus stops along the Connective Corridor. For more information about the Connective Corridor and Centro’s Shuttle Bus, please visit The ride is FREE.

About Th3:
Making Syracuse’s active visual art scene more accessible to the public, Th3 provides a common day and time for viewing art. On the Third Thursday of each month, 15 visual art venues will be open from 5 - 8 p.m. for Th3, a citywide art open. Th3 is a galvanizing force in supporting and recognizing local artistic achievements and the creation and display of visual art in Syracuse. For more information, please visit

Th3 Participating visual art venues include:
Community Folk Art Center (CFAC)
Delavan Art Gallery
Everson Museum of Art
Eureka Crafts
Light Work (Robert B. Menschel Media Center)
Onondaga Community College (Arts Across Campus)
Point of Contact Gallery
Redhouse / Rothenberg Gallery
Spark Contemporary Art Space
Special Collections Research Center (E.S. Bird Library)
SUArt Galleries
Syracuse Technology Garden
ThINC’s Company Gallery
The Warehouse Gallery
Westcott Community Art Gallery


Thursday, February 1, 2007

Delavan Art Gallery will have artists in attendance from the exhibit "The Human Condition"

For February 15th's Th3, Delavan Art Gallery will have artists in attendance from the exhibition, "The Human Condition" featuring photography and wood cut prints of West Africa by James Albertson, drawings on issues of forced emigration by Joan Carlon, oil paintings by William Finch, drawings on canvas and linen of West African women by Viginia Hovendon and watercolor portraits by Stephen Ryan.

The exhibit opens on Thursday, January 25 and continues through Saturday, February 24, 2007.

James Albertson- "Portrait of a Humble Woman" photography

James Albertson spent seven years volunteering and working on issues of sustainable development in West Africa through the United States Peace Corps and The Carter Center, Inc. His work is a compilation of photographs of nomadic people from Mali, West Africa. These portraits depict the often harsh reality of their daily lives. Also included in this exhibition are wood cut prints inspired by the series of photographs. Albertson is currently a graduate student in the Creative Arts Therapy Program at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. He has a studio art background with an emphasis on illustration and graphic design.

Joan Carlon- "About 7 PM" ink and graphite, 24" x 17"

Joan Carlon's desire to create drawings based on stories of forced emigration was first motivated by the power of the stories themselves. Impacted by personal experiences, Joan Carlon explains in her artist statement, "It seemed natural for me to become interested in history and in the stories of civilians whose lives are irrevocably changed by war; the Vietnamese, Cubans, Bosnians and now Africans from Sudan, Somalia and Liberia. It is the stories of these people that I have collected and that have inspired this group of drawings." The stories come from a collection of tales from newspapers and personal narratives told directly to Carlon. The drawings themselves balance the raw subject matter with Carlon's interest in space, rhythm and strong contrast. As she writes, "The drawings string silhouetted black images, areas of grey wash and graphite pencil across the picture plane and empty spaces."

William Finch- "Shepherd 2" oil paint, 60" x 28"

William Finch paints primarily from a warm, vibrant color palette of oil paints. The subject matter of his work is inspired by what the artist describes as "coming from his own Christian world view." In his artist statement, he writes, "It is with that foundation- whether painting rich and textured floral scenes, capturing snapshots of life, showcasing man's present plight for completion and meaning, or making commentary on the persecuted church... his work reflects the redemptive and points to a final culmination where the undesirable and broken can be made whole." Finch is currently a Design Director at Chase Design in Skaneateles and has previously been employed as an art director in several Central New York advertising agencies. He has been involved in the arts since attending Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts.

Virginia Hovendon- "In the Shadow" charcoal on canvas, 36.5" x 48"

Virginia Hovendon's large charcoal drawings on canvas and linen of West African women are directly inspired by the photographs of James Albertson, who is also exhibiting during January and February at Delavan Art Gallery. Virginia Hovendon explains her fascination with this imagery this way: "I have always loved portraits, faces and especially faces with hands are extremely compelling to me. If you look at these women, with all their lines and wrinkles, some from the sun and some from time, possible worry, I often wonder if their lives are really so different from our own. There are common threads in the human condition that tie us all together." Hovendon attended Wells College for her undergraduate work in Drawing and Painting and received a Master's degree in Education from Syracuse University. She currently lives in Copenhagen, NY where she teaches art at Copenhagen Central School and serves as Director of the Scholastic Art Awards.

Stephen Ryan- "Trumpet Player" watercolor, 15" x 20"

Stephen Ryan enjoys the challenge of impressionistic, wet-to-wet watercolors. "I've always painted people, because," he explains, "what makes us interesting is how different we all are. There is so much more we can read into a person and situation than into a landscape. However, the best part is hearing what people take away, as an impression, when they view my art. It's as different as the subjects I paint." Stephen Ryan has won many awards for his watercolors and runs his own graphic design studio in Skaneateles, NY. Ryan is also an Adjunct Professor of Art at SUNY Onondaga Community College, teaching Computer Graphics and Advanced Graphic Design.

Delavan Art Gallery is a 3,800 square foot showcase and sales venue for fine art created by area artists. Located in a convenient, downtown location at 501 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, the gallery is free and open to the public. Off-street parking is available and the gallery is handicapped accessible. Delavan Art Gallery opens “The Human Condition” from 5 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, and is open through February 24 on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 12-6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and at other times by appointment.

Eureka Crafts "Meet the Artist" and Open Studio night

Ron Kalinoski and Amy Patricia Komar have been working in the clay studio in the back of the building that houses Eureka Crafts. They are working collaboratively as well as individually under the name of Stoneharp Studios. Both have worked for many years in clay. Ron is known for his elaborate drums and raku fired work and Amy has both functional and decorative ware that often has a narrative theme.Both have participated in the Downtown show at Columbus Circle in the summer where Ron has been a demonstrator of the "Raku Firing". Amy and Ron are currently working together on a line of work that they title "Ancient Voices"which uses Petroglphs and other ancient symbols for decoration. A second, more whimsical grouping of "story bowls"are richly illustrated with images,and embellished with the written lines of a story. They will have an open studio where their work will be for sale and will be there to discuss their work and have works in progress. In addition the the work mentioned above, the will be showing a line of small decorative mirrors, narrative boxes, hand thrown sinks and other functional ware.

Amy and Ron's website is

Eureka Crafts will be open until 8pm...the open studio will be from 5pm-8pm.