Upcoming Exhibitions

Colleen Woolpert
Special Event at The Gallery 
Reading by author Stephen Kuusisto

Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
Saturday, March 21, Reading at 2:00 p.m. 
Saturday, March 21, Gallery Open Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Stephen Kuusisto will give an informal reading during special gallery hours for Persistence of Vision at The Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center. Kuusisto is an author, poet, disability advocate and director of Syracuse University's Renée Crown University Honors Program. In the semi-darkened gallery space, much of Woolpert’s exhibition involves touch, including her piece "Planet of the Blind" named after Kuusisto's acclaimed memoir.  

Presentation by Colleen Woolpert
Picturing Motion: How Movies Began in Syracuse

Storer Auditorium
Thursday, April 9, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception at The Gallery 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Picturing Motion: How Movies Began in Syracuse is a presentation that delves into one aspect of the Persistence of Vision project. I had a fascination with the pre-cinema device known as the Mutoscope (1894) before I moved to Syracuse in 2007 and rented a photography studio at the Gear Factory on the Near Westside. By chance, a couple years later I discovered that the Mutoscope was invented in Syracuse--in fact, on the site where my studio was located. Incredulous, I made artwork in response (Eggbeater Mutoscope, 2010). In 2014, after living in Seattle for two years, I returned to Syracuse as Artist-in-Residence at the SALTQuarters (also located on the Near Westside). During my residency, I researched the Mutoscope inventors in depth and uncovered an inspiring story of four creative minds that made Syracuse a part of film history lore. Their success inspires me to move forward with the invention of my own optical device, a patent-pending stereoscope called the TwinScope Viewer. Picturing Motion: How Movies Began in Syracuse tells the story of these Syracuse inventors who fought the odds (and Thomas Edison) to bring photographs to life. One image displacing the next is the persistent blink of light upon darkness.

Gallery Exhibition: 27th annual 'Feats of Clay'

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Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
April 20 - April 30, 2015
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Evening Reception: Wednesday, April 22, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Central New York's 'Feats of Clay' was established in 1987 as a means to foster education of the ceramic arts for Syracuse area High Schools. Feats of Clay has grown to include schools from Watertown and the north country to Binghamton and the southern tier as well. On view will be a selection of 100+ ceramic works by participating Central NY high school students. www.featsofclay.org

Gallery Exhibition: OCC Employee Art Exhibition "On My Own Time"

On My Own Time 2014

Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
May 5 - May 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

OCC proudly presents the opportunity to showcase the creativity and accomplishments of our employees through exhibition; both on-campus and in the Everson Museum of Art. Employees interested in participating, please email the Company Coordinator, Briana Kohlbrenner, at kohlbreb@sunyocc.edu.

"On My Own Time" is a community program created in 1974 by CNY Arts (then Cultural Resource Council), in cooperation with the Everson Museum of Art.  Its goal is to create a bridge between business and the arts by encouraging local employers to identify, celebrate, and encourage creativity among their employees, through exhibition. This joint effort continues to promote an appreciation of the arts in the entire community!