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