Joe Guerriero – Waiting for Normal: Cuba and the United States

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That, we believe, is the seed of a movement for cultural and social change.

Joe Guerriero – Waiting for Normal: Cuba and the United States

Bird in a Cage

Joe has personally witnessed the great hope that the Cuban people feel about certain U.S. policy changes. He has also witnessed the current backtracking of this policy. No one yet knows where it will go or how it will affect the Cuban people. Change IS coming from within, even if at a crawl, possibly by design, from the Cuban government. Yet —from the U.S.—antagonism still prevails, and there continues to be uncertainty for the future. It is Joe’s hope that his work will continue to bring the awareness that is necessary to restore a normalcy to the relationship between our country and our Cuban neighbors.

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Virtual Artist Talk with Joe Guerriero
Thursday, November 12, 2020 – 7pm

Joe Guerriero

Joe Guerriero has been a professional photographer for more than four decades, Guerriero operates a small commercial studio out of his home in rural New Jersey. He also teaches several photography courses at Sussex County Community College and organizes photography trips to Cuba and Bhutan. His work has appeared in publications including Sports Illustrated, Family Circle, and Photo District News, as well as many trade magazines. His feature documentary film about the U.S. embargo of Cuba, Curtain of Water, has aired as a Public Broadcasting Special,  at universities, various organizations and screened at festivals. Curtain of Water was selected for inclusion in the 2014 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (The Havana Film Festival). Join us on Zoom for a conversation with photographer and filmmaker  Register Here

ArtRage Community News

Building Company Theater of Syracuse presents a new Street Theater performance – The Apprentice: White House. Friday, October 30th at 4pm, Saturday, October 31th and Sunday, November 1st at 2pm and 4pm. Performed outside. All safely masked and socially distanced at 820 East Genesee, in front of SU Drama Building, Walton Street, Armory Square.

Building Company Theater has built a fast paced, thirty – minute piece of street theater that weaves together present – day White House absurdities with images of reality tv, political clowning, and searing social commentary. Summary – Marjorie Fake, CEO of the liberal Fake Publishing Conglomerate, receives word that the President’s staff has reached out to do a final interview before the election, in the hope of swaying some of the left leaning electorate. However, when she arrives at the White House for her appointment she finds herself hopelessly entangled in a surreal reality tv show. With: Derek Powell, Laura Bernas, Summer Ainsworth, Phoebe Toby-Black. Directed by: Stephen Cross. Performance dates and times:
Ticket price is by donation.For more information call Building Company Theater at 315-870-0953 or message us at buildingcompanytheater@gmail.com or on Facebook. This project is made possible through the support of CNYArts.

SAGE 8th Annual Community Celebration on zoom. You can own a beautiful water color generously donated to SAGE by Syracuse artist Amy Bartell and help SAGE Upstate provide services to older LGBT people!. A tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is the first prize in the 8th Annual SAGE Community Celebration raffle! This original watercolor includes an adaptation of a traditional Jewish prayer.. “May their memory be a blessing”…  Enter to WIN this and other great prizes by donating to SAGE at sageupstate.org during thier SAGE 8th Annual Community Celebration on zoom. Deadline to enter is Nov. 6 at midnight. Drawing on Nov. 8 at the Zoom event. You need not to be present to win any of the great prizes!  SHARE on facebook!

IN A SILENT WAY at the Edgewood Gallery. THREE WEEKS LEFT IN THIS SPECIAL EXHIBIT! Stephen Carlson’s semi-abstract acrylic paintings with Lauren Bristol’s sculptural coiled basketry and Penelope Ravok’s unique murrini glass jewelry. Exhibit continues through November 13, 2020. ( We’re also having a CUSTOM FRAMING SALE !!) Edgewood Gallery,
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse, NY 13224

Rochester Contemporary Art Center invites you to submit your work! We’ve recently announced Last Year on Earth, a juried exhibition that will explore, document, reflect, and celebrate our individual and collective experience of the last twelve months. The project aims to feature a diverse and inclusive representation of our community’s creative output since March 2020.

The call is open to all artists, makers, crafters, creatives, inventors, and out-of-the-box thinkers residing in the Rochester, NY region (including Buffalo, Syracuse, and Western & Central NY). We encourage submissions from all creatives, not only those working in the fine arts. It is free to submit and the deadline is December 19th. For more information and how to apply to this open call, visit: http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/exhibitions/last-year-on-earth/