Upcoming Exhibitions

Gallery Exhibition: Carving Through Borders


Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
January 20 - February 24, 2015
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Artist Reception: January 28, 11:15 a.m. - Noon; Artist Talk @11:30am

Carving Through Borders is a collaboration between the Syracuse University Printmaking Program and CultureStrike, a San Francisco based non-profit whose mission is to leverage culture and the arts to raise awareness about immigration policies in the United States in support of cultural change.

Gallery Exhibition: Colleen Woolpert, Persistence of Vision

Colleen Woolpert

Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
March 2 - April 14, 2015
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Artist Reception: Monday, March 2, 11:15 a.m. - Noon; Artist Talk @11:30am

The exhibition, Persistence of Vision, by local artist Colleen Woolpert presents work in photography, video, and interactive objects and installations that originated with the artist’s experience working with visually impaired adults in Seattle in 2013. Questions about visualization and navigating through darkness spurned ideas related to the “the great unknown” and space exploration. When an artist residency brought Woolpert to Syracuse in January 2014, the thread continued as an investigation of early motion picture innovations of the late 1800s in Syracuse, and ultimately the invention of her own optical device. The flicker of one image displacing the next is the persistent blink of light upon darkness. www.colleenwoolpert.com

Gallery Event: Colleen Woolpert, 'Picturing Motion: How Movies Began in Syracuse' Lecture

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

Woolpert had a fascination with the pre-cinema device known as the Mutoscope (1894) before she moved to Syracuse and rented a photography studio at the Gear Factory on the Near Westside. One day she discovered that the Mutoscope was invented in Syracuse, in fact on the site where her studio was located. Incredulous, she researched the facts and uncovered an inspiring story of four creative minds that made Syracuse a part of film history lore, fighting the odds (and Thomas Edison) to bring pictures to life. 

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