Arts Across Campus

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Who we are

Through gallery exhibits, concerts, lectures, and performances, Arts Across Campus seeks to enhance student knowledge of diverse creativity in an impactful way, cultivating enduring engagement in the arts.

Arts Across Campus (AAC) Launched in 2001 to assess and improve the existing arts on campus (AAC) presents an annual comprehensive arts program. The program may include a combination of the following in a given year: concerts, theater, lecture, film, rotating art exhibits, and permanent public art installations. This initiative is also characterized by partnerships with successful arts organizations such as the CNY Scholastic Arts, Arts in Higher Education, Symphoria Syracuse, Syracuse Stage, The Society for New Music, and by collaborations with local, regional, and national artists, including OCC students, faculty, and alumni. 

Past events include "Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala," Sandra Piques Eddy, Mezzo Soprano, George Takei’s “Allegiance the Musical" Anderson Twins, Poet Andrea Gibson, Martha Graham Cracker Ensemble, and Syrian- American Nabil Mousa Exhibit.

The Arts Across Campus Committee

  • David J. Rudari, D.M.A. (Co-Chair): Associate Professor, Music
  • Rebecca Hoda-Kearse (Co-Chair): Associate VP of Student Engagement
  • Brian P Cirmo: Associate Professor, Art & Photography
  • Farlie Firari, Ph.D: Assistant Professor, English, Integrated Learning Studies & Communication
  • Susan Germain: Event Specialist, SRC Arena and Events Center
  • Linda Herbert: Instructor, Electronic Media & Communications
  • Donna Stuccio: Professor, Criminal Justice 

Spring 2020 Events

Event Date and Time Location
Minimalist Masters Concert January 31, 2020 at 11:15 am Recital Hall
Black History Month Photographic Exhibit February 2020 Gordon Student Center
Peter Cook: Deaf Performance Artist March 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Storer Auditorium

Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala April 6-9, 2020 Gordon Student Center Great Room

Call for proposals

Have a great idea for a curriculum-related arts event on campus? Faculty and Faculty/Staff partnerships are invited to submit proposals for the 2020-2021 Arts Across campus season. Proposals should seek to enhance student knowledge of diverse creativity through exhibits, concerts, lectures, and performances. For more information, contact David Rudari at [email protected] or Rebecca Hoda-Kearse at [email protected].

Faculty members: Submit your proposal idea for 2020-2021

Questions? Contact David Rudari at [email protected] or Rebecca Hoda-Kearse at [email protected]