ArtRage February & March Events listings

ArtRage is no ordinary gallery.

“We are committed to breaking down the art world’s boundaries about who is welcome. We believe that everyone has the right to art and that art is essential to building an open, just world. Our vision for change is one that creates a community of open-minded, tolerant individuals with an appreciation for the inclusion of art in everyday life. We offer the community an experience that encourages the breakdown of boundaries so that people can see themselves in the work and then in one another. We exhibit art that cultivates critical thinking skills; leading to question the power structures that exist in our society and to imagine other ways of life. That, we believe, is the seed of a movement for cultural and social change.”

ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave
Syracuse, NY 13203
315.218.5711
HOURS: W, Th, F 2-7pm & Sat. 12-4pm
www.artragegallery.org
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SELMA to MONTGOMERY MARCH AT 50

VOTE! © Matt Herron 1965

 

February 7 thru March 28, 2015 

Free to the Public

Selma to Montgomery March at 50: Civil Rights Photographs by Matt Herron

W, Th, F 2-7pm & Sat. 12-4pm

A Rochester native, Herron’s powerful photographs during pivotal civil rights milestones, helped focus global attention on the political and personal impact of racist segregation.

http://artragegallery.org/selma-to-montgomery-march-at-50-civil-rights-photographs-by-matt-herron

February 7 thru March 28, 2015    

Free to the Public


Forces for Change: Local Civil Rights Activists

W, Th, F 2-7pm & Sat. 12-4pm

A photography display (located in the ArtRage Gallery windows) honors our local Civil Rights Activists. The portraits represent only a fraction of the Central New York residents involved in local and national organizing during the Civil Rights Movement. The portraits were taken by Bob Gates, professional photographer and member of the ArtRage Board of Directors.

http://artragegallery.org/forces-for-change-local-civil-rights-activists

 

Selma Civil Rights Veterans

Selma Civil Rights Veterans (click on image to enlarge)

Row 1 (top) (L to R): Bishop Tom Costello, Pete Wirth, Betty Bone Schiess, Marshall Nelson, Mary Ann Zeppetello

Row 2 (L to R): Jerry Berrigan, Ann Tussing, John Brulé, Charles Goldsmith, Kathleen Kelly (formerly Maryknoll nun Sister Rose Maureen)

Row 3 (L to R): Liz Page, Dr. William Schiess, Akosua Valerie Woods, Walt Shepperd, Judge Langston McKinney

Row 4 (L to R): Rev. Roosevelt Baums, Ella Mae Potter, Roko Sherry Chayat, Rev. LeRoy Glenn Wright, Delores Brulé

Row 5 (L to R): John Murray, Monsignor Charles Fahey, Louis Kriesberg, Dale Tussing, Mark Briggs

Read short biographical statements about each activist; use the following link:

http://artragegallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Local_Civil_Rights_Activists_bios.pdf

 

Why we struggle: Then & Now

Why we struggle: Then & Now

 

Monday, February 16, 2015
7-9pm     

Free to the Public

Remembering Why We Struggle: Reflections on Selma~
Then & Now

A Panel Discussion moderated by CNY ACLU Director Barrie Gewanter; featuring retired City Court Judge Langston McKinney, civil rights activist John Brulé and Syracuse University professor Paula Johnson, Co-Director of the Cold Case Justice Initiative at Syracuse University.

http://artragegallery.org/remembering-why-we-struggle-reflections-on-selmathen-now

STEADY A Play Conceived and Directed by Ryan Hope Travis

STEADY
A Play Conceived and Directed by Ryan Hope Travis

Friday & Saturday, February 20 & 21, 2015
7:30pm      

Free to the Public

STEADY, a Selma Anniversary Drama

A live performance conceived and directed by Ryan Hope Travis and presented by the Syracuse University Theater Initiative and Onondaga Community College. Inspired by the 50th Anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery, STEADY explores the March, considered the most significant of all the civil rights demonstrations, and the events that gave rise to it.

http://artragegallery.org/selma-anniversary-drama

Spike Lee’s: Four Little Girls (1997) (102 min)

Spike Lee’s: Four Little Girls (1997) (102 min)

Thursday, February 26, 2015
7pm 

Free to the Public

Four Little Girls – Spike Lee’s 1997 documentary

This film uses archival photos and interviews to tell the emotional tale of the children killed in a 1963 bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
http://artragegallery.org/spike-lees-four-little-girls-1997-102-min

Rising Voices

Rising Voices

Thursday, March 5, 2015
7pm   

Free to the Public

New Voices from Selma,
Henniger High School Student performance.

Students from Joyce Suslovic’s, Henniger High School U.S History class have joined with Syracuse Poet, Jackie Warren Moore to share their writings, thoughts, art and spoken word poetry in a one time performance at the ArtRage Gallery. Six workshops held at the school have focused on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March and what it means to today’s youth.

http://artragegallery.org/new-voices-from-selma

Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders March 8, 2015 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders
March 8, 2015 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

 Sunday, March 8, 2015

2pm   

Free to the Public


Standing On My Sisters Shoulders

new documentary film screening In conjunction with the ArtRage exhibition on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march and International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the heroic women of the civil rights movement with the award-winning documentary STANDING ON MY SISTERS’ SHOULDERS: the story of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement from the point of view of its remarkable and courageous women who changed the course of history.
http://artragegallery.org/standing-on-my-sisters-shoulders

Author and Illustrator Book Signings March 15, 20152:00 pmto4:00 pm

Author and Illustrator Book Signings
March 15, 2015 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sunday, March 15, 2015
2pm

Free to the Public

Author and Illustrator Book Signings.

Syracuse Cultural Workers will host an event with children book illustrator London Ladd, for his new book Lend a Hand and LeMoyne history professor and author Doug Egerton, author of Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era. http://artragegallery.org/author-and-illustrator-book-signings

Civil Rights Moving Forward March 19, 2015 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Civil Rights Moving Forward
March 19, 2015
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thursday, March 19, 2015
from 7 to 8:30pm   

Free to the Public

Civil Rights Moving Forward – panel discussion

A panel discussion moderated by Timothy K. Eatman, research director of Imagining America at Syracuse University; featuring Dana Alas, political director, Upstate New York, for Local 1199 SEIU; Walt Dixie, president, National Action Movement; Danielle Reed, The General Body at Syracuse University; Pastor Daren C. Jaime, People’s AME Zion Church.
http://artragegallery.org/civil-rights-moving-forward

Artist Talk with Matt Herron March 25, 2015 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Artist Talk with Matt Herron
March 25, 2015
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday, March 25, 2015    7-9pm   

Free to the Public

Matt Herron Artist Talk   

Matt served as a volunteer photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and leader of The Southern Documentary Project in Alabama and Mississippi in the 1960s.  http://artragegallery.org/artist-talk-with-matt-herron

 Legend

LEGEND - Directed by Ryan Hope Travis

LEGEND – Directed by Ryan Hope Travis

 Friday & Saturday, March 27 & 28,

both shows at 7:30pm – $10 – or pay what you can – at the door

presented by the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company.

Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company presentation which features the poetry of renowned black authors, including Pearl Cleage, Sonia Sanchez and others.
http://artragegallery.org/legend