UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Salt City Clay: Selected Works by Syracuse Ceramics Guild

September 19, 2014

This exhibition, juried by Chandra Debuse and Tommy Frank, presents new work by members of the Syracuse Ceramic Guild. The Syracuse Ceramic Guild, established in 1947, is a not-for-profit organization of potters dedicated to the promotion of awareness and understanding of the ceramic medium. To support its educational mission, the Guild maintains an active program of workshops, demonstrations and public service activities, in addition to its regular membership meetings. It sponsors well-known potters and ceramic artists for lectures and workshops independently and in conjunction with the Everson Museum of Art, the Syracuse University Studio Art Department’s Ceramics Program, Onondaga Community College’s Graphic Arts Department, and other educational institutions. The Guild also conducts regular juried exhibitions and sales of members’ work. The Guild is a supporter of the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.

About the jurors:

Chandra Debuse began her career at thecommunity pottery studio, Down Under Pottery in Lincoln, NE. She studied at Penland School of Crafts and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before receiving her MFA from the University of Florida in 2010. She has completed artist residencies at the Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN before establishing her own studio in Kansas City, MO in 2012. In 2012 she was named one of six emerging artists at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference in Seattle, WA.

Tommy Frank, a Florida native, studied at Asbury College, KY before becoming a studio assistant for potters in Tampa, FL. He was the first Artist-in-Residence of the St. Petersburg Clay Company in 2002, after which he was awarded a residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT and the OdysseCenter for the Ceramic Arts in Asheville, NC. Frank received his MFA from Bowling Green State University, OH in 2010. Frank is currently the Studio Manager for Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO.

Shadows - By: Fernando Orellana

September 20, 2014 - January 11, 2015

The interactive artworks found in Shadows are designed to be used posthumously. Inspired by paranormal research, spiritualism, and ghost folklore, these machines continuously search for the dead, attempting to allow the departed continued use of their worldly possessions. Extracted from recent estate sales, the personal objects found in these techno-effigies are in a constant state of potential energy, awaiting their owner’s return. By monitoring sudden fluctuations in temperature, infrared, and electromagnetic readings, the machines try to open a channel or doorway into the neither world. By this, each machine gives the dead an opportunity or proxy to continue interacting in this world and the next.

This exhibition is made possible in part by M&T Bank, The Blanck Family Foundation, Bond Schoeneck & King, Cannon Pools and Spas, Destiny USA, First Niagara, Dietz Designs, The George L. Wladis Companies, Haylor, Fryer and Coon, J.M. McDonald Foundation, Lockheed Martin, The Peddler Foundation, SRC, Inc., Michael and Valerie Clarke, Patricia J. Numann, MD, David and Nancy Ridings, Louise Rosenfield, Jack and Stephanie Rudnick, Tonia M. and Robert B. Salisbury, Dr. Paul E. Phillips and Sharon Sullivan, and Catherine J. Winger. 

Performing Media: Works by Signal Culture Artists in Residence

September 20, 2014 - January 11, 2015

This exhibition highlights work which was made through a performative process with media art. Artists Benton-C Bainbridge, Pat Cain, Jax Deluca & Kyle Marler, Andrew Deutsch, Colleen Keough, LoVid, and Eric Souther are featured with single channel videos, installations, and live performances.  All were artists in residence at Signal Culture in Owego, NY.

This exhibition is made possible in part by M&T Bank, The Blanck Family Foundation, Bond Schoeneck & King, Cannon Pools and Spas, Destiny USA, First Niagara, Dietz Designs, The George L. Wladis Companies, Haylor, Fryer and Coon, J.M. McDonald Foundation, Lockheed Martin, The Peddler Foundation, SRC, Inc., Michael and Valerie Clarke, Patricia J. Numann, MD, David and Nancy Ridings, Louise Rosenfield, Jack and Stephanie Rudnick, Tonia M. and Robert B. Salisbury, Dr. Paul E. Phillips and Sharon Sullivan, and Catherine J. Winger.

On My Own Time

October 10, 2014 - November 16, 2014

On My Own Time was initiated in 1974 by CNY Arts (then the Cultural Resources Council) in cooperation with the Everson Museum of Art to help local businesses identify, celebrate and promote creativity among their employees. Over the years the program has uncovered thousands of artists, creating countless rewards for the employees and their sponsoring companies. This unique program is a recipient of the Private Sector Initiative Commendation awarded by The President of the United States.

On My Own Time‘s popularity and success has spread across the country, to cities where it has been replicated, name and all. On My Own Time is a program that makes artistic talents that might otherwise go unnoticed visible. It recognizes a most precious gift – creativity.