Upcoming Events

The Prints of Lake Effect Editions at Syracuse University

Aug 01 – Nov 09, 2017
On view at the Palitz Gallery in New York City, this exhibition celebrates 10 years of printmaking in the School of Art’s printmaking studio.

The Prints of Lake Effect Editions at Syracuse University celebrates 10 years of printmaking with a selection of work created by a long list of young artists who have worked at the Syracuse University printmaking studio in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Lake Effect Editions is a press entity at the University that publishes works by visiting artists invited by the printmaking professors to work with undergraduate and graduate students each semester. These visiting artists will typically give a public lecture; give critiques to the students they work with; and create an edition of prints with the students, faculty, and staff. Through this engagement with a working artist, Lake Effect and its guiding professors, Dusty Herbig and Holly Greenberg, hope to give students the opportunity to work directly with master print artists from both the academic and professional print worlds to create fine, hand-pulled editions of works on paper. Students work side by side with the visiting artists who share their knowledge of printmaking and the tricks and techniques not taught as part of the regular curriculum in the printmaking intensive, a part of the studio arts programs in VPA’s School of Art.

Just Our Type Exhibition | Genet Gallery

Oct 04 – Nov 12, 2017
An Exploration of Typography and the story behind Syracuse University's own Sherman typeface.

In 2016, Syracuse University hired Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy, to create a new visual identity for the 21st century. When it was discovered that there was a unique connection between the University and Frederic W. Goudy, one of America’s foremost type designers, and that the Special Collections Research Center was in possession of original Goudy type matrices, the decision was made to incorporate these original artifacts into the project. Just Our Type highlights the new Sherman Book typeface, developed from Goudy’s original design by Chester Jenkins of Village Type Foundry, the cornerstone of the University’s new brand identity. Through documentary video, didactic timelines and displays, and examples of original Goudy artifacts from the University’s Special Collections, this exhibition explores the elements typography through the lens of Syracuse’s own signature typeface.

Boîte-en-Valise: Generate

Oct 20 – Dec 15, 2017
Six international contemporary artists, including School of Art faculty, bring a new exhibition to Point of Contact Gallery.

Six international contemporary artists have been invited to bring a new exhibition to Point of Contact Gallery and Syracuse University. Curated by Joanne Bushnell (director of Aspex Gallery, U.K.); Stephanie James (director of the School of Art in the College of Visual and Performing Arts); and Mark Segal (the artists agency, U.K.), each artist contributes work to this international project, which aims to develop networks and forums for collaboration for contemporary arts practitioners, audiences in New York State and the south of England through the international art hub of the Venice Biennale. The artists include Yvonne Buchanan of VPA's School of Art, Mia Delve (U.K.), Tom Hall of VPA's School of Art, Mika Mollenkopf (U.S.), Harold Offeh (U.K.) and Susan Stockwell (U.K.).

"Boîte-en-Valise" encourages transportability of practice, the nurturing of collaboration and cross-fertilization of artistic practice. For "Boîte-en-Valise: Generate," artists worked with individuals and communities in Portsmouth and Syracuse to develop the work.

Each artist is transporting the means to generate their work for Point of Contact Gallery, begun by working with people and places over several days in Syracuse, in a normal-sized suitcase. To be transported as luggage on a normal flight, train or bus journey and taken from the suitcase for presentation without any fixing to walls, floors and/or ceilings of the venues. These six artists bring together works including sculpture, performance, video, photography and sound as well as interventions and conversations.

"Boîte-en-Valise: Generate" launched at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, U.K., before relocating to the preview week of the Venice Biennale in May 2017 and concludes at the Point of Contact Gallery.

Remembrance Week 2017

Oct 22 – 28, 2017
Join the Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars as they “Look Back, Act Forward” in memory of those lost in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

Join the Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars as they “Look Back, Act Forward” in memory of those lost in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. The week will culminate with the Rose-Laying Ceremony on Friday, October 27, at 2:03 p.m. at the Place of Remembrance, followed by the Remembrance Convocation at 3 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. A reception celebrating the scholars’ achievement will be held in Heroy Lobby beginning at 4 p.m., immediately following the Remembrance Convocation.

This year’s Remembrance Scholars cohort includes College of Visual and Performing Arts students Leonardo Marino ’18, Setnor School of Music; Joshua McMaster ’18, Department of Transmedia; and Melissa Wherry ’18, School of Art.

Annette Behrens, Visiting Visual Artist | Transmedia Colloquium Lecture Series

Oct 24, 2017
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Annette Behrens is a visual artist living in the Netherlands who works with photography, video, installation, and text.

Annette Behrens is a visual artist living in the Netherlands who works with photography, video, installation, and text. Her work is intensive and research-based. She traverses the fields of history, visual arts, journalism, and, more recently in her work on the soy plant, science. She was raised in Germany and has written that her consciousness of the history of that country, particularly its experience under Nazi rule, has been formative in her work. It has led to an interest in "our complicated, judgmental relationship towards the 'Other'" and where such attitudes of inclusion and exclusion can lead. Her book (in matters of) Karl, examines the leisure pursuits and post-war life of a high-ranking Nazi official stationed at Auschwitz. In this book, Behrens "investigates how events that were long suppressed or deemed forgotten can resurface in collective memory."

In naming Behrens' book (in matters of) Karl one of the best photo books of 2015, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa wrote in Time Magazine: “This is a nuanced, complex and extraordinarily forthright book that contains rigorous, insightful and evocative research. Behren’s book compels us to deal with the dangers of a forgetful relationship to our past, as well as to consider the moral challenges involved in any effort to retrieve what has been neglected or suppressed."

Jazz Improv and Combo Concerts

Oct 24, 2017
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Jazz Improv classes and Jazz Combo perform under the direction of Professor Joshua Dekaney.

The Jazz Improv classes and Jazz Combo perform under the direction of Professor Joshua Dekaney.



Jazz Improv I

Aldrich, Madison - trumpet
DePersia, Alex - saxophone
Fitzgerald, Eric - saxophone
Haines, Leah - alto
Henkels, Patrick - guitar
Montpetit, Brittany - voice/piano
Motwani, Siddharth - bass
Peta, Nicholas - voice/vibes
Pryor, Alice - tenor sax
Rolnick, Rebecca - trumpet

Jazz Improv II

Escribano, Sebastian - guitar
Hines, Liam - trumpet
Holloway, Nathan - bass
Hou, Amber - piano

Jazz Combo

Benitez, Taylor - voice
DePersia, Alex - saxophone
Fitzgerald, Eric - saxophone
Krisak, Kellie - trombone
Leong, Michael - drums
Mosan, Shir - piano
Srikantia, Elliot - drums
Thompson, Justine - voice     

Pieces to be selected from

Redbone, Donald Glover
My Favorite Things, Rodgers and Hammerstein
Passion Dance, McCoy Tyner
Sonny Moon for Two, Sonny Rollins
Cottontail, Duke Ellington
Footprints, Wayne Shorter

Jazz studies courses, lessons, and performance ensembles are open to all students enrolled at Syracuse University and SUNY ESF. For more information, please contact John Coggiola at jccoggio@syr.edu.