Upcoming Exhibitions

Colleen Woolpert
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.


Art & Photography Exhibition: 14th annual 'OCC Student Art Exhibition'

Whitney Applied Technology Atrium
April 4 - April 19, 2015
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Pizza Party & Award Ceremony Reception: Wednesday, April 8th, 11:15 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


The OCC Art & Photography Department proudly presents the 14th Annual OCC Student Art Exhibition, on view through April 19th. Art and photography students enrolled in the program are encouraged to submit exhibition ready artwork during specific time periods in the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters to be considered for the group show. The submitted artwork is then juried and installed by the Art Department Faculty, providing the participating students with a professional exhibition experience.

While the show is on view, a local artist is invited to judge the show and select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, place awards for the following categories: Color Theory, Computer Graphics, Design, Digital Photography (studio & non-studio), Drawing, 2D Design, 3D Design, and Mixed Media. The Commercial Art Supply, located on Erie Boulevard in Syracuse, NY, generously provides Gift Cards to the winning students, which are presented at the “Pizza Party & Award Ceremony Reception” taking place on Wednesday, April 8th, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Displayed artwork also has the opportunity to win the “People’s Choice Award” valued at $200. Join us for the Reception and vote on your favorite artwork! Voting will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and the live award presentation will begin at 11:30 a.m.


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!