Department of Drama 2016-17 Season

The exhibition features work by 29 M.F.A. candidates from SU:VPA’s School of Art, School of Design and Department of Transmedia. In Syracuse, the exhibition is divided among four of the University’s exhibition spaces: Point of Contact Gallery, SUArt Galleries, Community Folk Art Center and 914Works. “Let’s Be Dragons” functions as the overarching show title, while each venue has its own individual chapter title intended to unify the work exhibited at each location.

The exhibition’s guest curator is DJ Hellerman, curator of art and programs at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse.

Let’s Be Dragons: Serpents Inside

Point of Contact Gallery, the Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 West Fayette St.
April 4-May 14
Reception: April 7, 6-8 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. or by appointment.
Contact: 315-443-2169 or pointofcontactgallery@gmail.com  

“Let’s Be Dragons: Serpents Inside” features the artwork of Zhongwen (Lisa) Hu, Courtney Asztalos, Evan Deuitch, Todd Lauther, Ssu Ya Hsiung and Chelsea Jones. Through their presentations, a variety of themes and media including painting, photography and site-specific installations will be explored.

Let’s Be Dragons: Wild Seeds

Syracuse University Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
April 6-May 14
Reception: April 13, 5-7 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thurs. until 8 p.m.; closed Mon.
Contact: 315-443-4097 or suart@syr.edu.

“Let’s Be Dragons: Wild Seeds” features the artwork of Chris Zacher, Chunlin Yang, Gang Chen, Loren Bartnicke, Munjal Yagnik, Owen Drysdale, Peter Smith, Rachel Fein-Smolinski and Shiwen Su. Through their presentations, a variety of themes and media including painting, photography, ceramics, video art, illustration and site-specific installations will be explored.

Let’s Be Dragons: Strangers in a Strange Land

Community Folk Art Center, 805 East Genesee St.
April 11-May 14
Reception: April 14, 6-8 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Fri, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact: Jaime Ransome, jeransom@syr.edu

“Let’s Be Dragons: Strangers in a Strange Land” will be an experiment in diverse environments. Each artist will create immersive artworks through different mediums that include prints, sculpture and film. Artists exhibiting are Justin Hill, Maria Spiess, Landon Perkins, Taro Takizawa, Adam Devkota, Ioana Turcan and Dontato Rossi.

Let’s Be Dragons: Hardwired to Connect

914Works, 914 East Genesee St.
April 14-May 14
Reception: April 14, 6-8 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Contact: 914works@syr.edu

“Let’s Be Dragons: Hardwired to Connect” will feature product design projects by collaborative design students. Designers exhibiting are Asal Andarzipour, Shaojia Chen, Ran Jing, Ke Huang, Wei Yuying, Donna Greene and Kathryn Detwiler.

All events are free and open to the public.