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Community Nights on the Plaza

Community Nights on the Plaza are brought to you by LightWork Urban Video Project (UVP) and the Everson Museum of Art.  The program runs year-round during select weeks at dusk. Check back for updates on upcoming programs!

Urban Video Project (UVP), a program of Light Work in partnership with the Everson Museum of Art and Onondaga County, is an outdoor architectural projection venue dedicated to the public presentation of film, video and moving image arts. UVP is one of few projects in the United States dedicated to ongoing public projections and adds a new chapter to Central New York’s legacy as one of the birthplaces of video art using cutting-edge technology to bring art of the highest caliber to Syracuse, New York.

Learn more about LightWork UVP.

Upcoming Community Nights on the Plaza

Visual Arts Electronic Garden presents:
kicking the air; folding index fingers

Sunday | April 30 | 8:30-10 pm

Bringing together artists from Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Kurdistan, and Morocco, the videos in kicking the air; folding index fingers enact a series of ritualistic gestures between passivity/resistance, absurdity/futility, and caring/neglecting, performing resistance and resilience.

Curated by Fatemeh Kazemi and Zelikha Zohra Shoja, participating artists include: Nooshin Askari, Mohammad Al Faraj, Maryam Faridani and Fatemeh Kazemi, Alaa Mansour, Leila Mousa, Gazelle Samizay, Maryam Tafakory, Rojda Yavuz, and Imane Zoubai.

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Co-sponsored by Syracuse University Department of Film and Media ArtsSyracuse University Humanities Center, and Visual Arts Experimental Garden.

Locate Yourself: New Work from Art Video

Tuesday | May 2 | 8:30-9:30 pm

A one-night-only screening of new work from students in Art Video at Syracuse University created for the Everson Museum of facade. Instructor: Oksana Kazmina

Featuring: Nora Benko, Alexander Degterev, Sarah Goldman, Shakoronhiokewen Jacobs Jr, Isa Mooney, Loraine Novas, Evan Pitzer, Owen Poland, Chloe Smith, Meredith Tokac, Nya Fitzgerald, Loraine Novas

North Side Learning Center Youth Photo + Poetry Showcase

May 5-7 | dusk-11 pm (Reception @ 8pm on Sunday, May 5)

A showcase of photos and poetry produced by youth participating in North Side Learning Center visual literacy programs.

We Want to Hear From You Central New York!

Programming is community-led!  UVP and the Everson love working with community partners to present short-term programs for Community Nights on the Plaza.

Click below to submit your proposal for a Community Night on the Plaza program on behalf of your local organization, association, club, or institution.

Proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis.