May 2022 Save The Dates at ArtRage: “Climate Change as Class War” – Book Launch with Matt Huber,Celebrating Leo Crandall – CD Release Party and Community News

Monday, May 9, 2022 at 7pm Syracuse DSA presents “Climate Change as Class War” – Book Launch with Matt Huber
Join Syracuse DSA for a hybrid, in-person & online, book launch event with author (and DSA member), Matt Huber. The climate crisis is not primarily a problem of ‘believing science’ or individual ‘carbon footprints’—it is a class problem rooted in who owns, controls and profits from material production. As such, it will take a class struggle to solve.In this groundbreaking class analysis, Matthew T. Huber argues that the carbon-intensive capitalist class must be confronted for producing climate change.


Yet, the narrow and unpopular roots of climate politics in the professional class is not capable of building a movement to face this challenge. For an alternative strategy, he proposes climate politics that will appeal to the vast majority of society: the working-class. Huber evaluates the Green New Deal as a first attempt to channel working class material and ecological interests and advocates building union power in the very energy system we so need to dramatically transform.

In the end, as in classical socialist movements of the early twentieth Century, winning the climate struggle will require an internationalist approach based on a form of planetary working class solidarity. Register for the online event HERE

Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 4 to 8pm.
Celebrating Leo Crandall – CD Release Party

On May 29th, the one year anniversary of master musician Leo Crandall’s death, friends who loved him will gather for a CD Release Party at ArtRage. This event will celebrate  “HIS” music. Two UNRELEASED CDs – THEY’RE CUTTING UP BETTY’S DRESS and BOOK OF MIRACLES will be available for purchase along with three Gonstermachers CDs and Leo’s other previous solo CDs. Live music, outdoor food, drink and companionship will be offered. NO ADMISSION COST. MASK WEARING REQUIRED – DEPENDING ON THE COVID SITUATION. MUST BE DOUBLE VACCINATED AND BOOSTED – BRING YOUR CARD!

Community News

Saturday, May 21 at 8 PM and Sunday, May 22 at 2pm, The Parting, New York premiere by Chelsea Opera at Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse. The Parting, an opera with music by Tom Cipullo with a libretto by David Mason, is told using the lyrical words of Hungarian-Jewish poet Miklós Radnóti’s experiences, discovered after his murder at the hands of the Nazis in WWII. Entwined in Radnóti’s story is that of his wife, Fanni Gyarmati, and the specter of death that haunts the couple on their last night together in 1944 before he leaves for a labor camp for the third time. This remarkable work brings the voices of the Holocaust back to us almost 77 years after the end of WWII.

The poetry, music, and spiritual resilience continue to illuminate our shared humanity in the face of unspeakable evil. Special thanks to Community Bank for sponsoring this production!  Featuring GRAMMY-nominated soprano Laura Strickling, Syracuse favorite Peter Kendall Clark, and mezzo-soprano Sarah Heltzel. Directed by Garrett August Heater, music direction by Ben Grow, with technical design by Andy Hughes, and stage management by Josh Gadek. Dramaturgy by Franco Pedicini and animations by Deniz Khateri. Produced by Leonarda Priore.

Attend a pre-show event with composer Tom Cipullo and WCNY FM radio host Diane Jones, Saturday, May 21 at 7:15 PM! Ticket link: HERE   20% off promo code (until May 10):  Parting20

The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for Spring 2022 artist grants. $3,500 Grants – All Media Eligible. We are offering $3,500 and $1,000 grants to artists and photographers around the world. The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. Our aim is to advance artists’ careers by providing them with unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility. We accept submissions twice a year via an open call. We are currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2022 grant cycle. Grants will be awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators. Current Jurors: — Jody Graf, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1. — Pamela Meadows, Curator, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.The jurors will also select a shortlist of 30 artists who will have their work archived at Grant awards are unrestricted and may be used any way the recipients choose.

When submitting your work, you will have the option to opt-in to be considered for possible Instagram features on our feed @hopperprize, where we currently reach an audience of over 65k. Our editors will be featuring select submissions on a rolling basis prior to the application deadline. In addition to grant awards, our shortlist, and Instagram reach, we will be providing an additional platform for exposure via our online Journal Insights Into Contemporary Art. We launched this digital publication to give artists a new channel to amplify their voice while providing an in-depth look at their work, practice, and background. Grant recipients and shortlisted artists will all receive the opportunity to publish an interview to include any work of their choosing as a means of providing continued support beyond the open call.

The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We welcome entries in all media. We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to APPLY.

Film Series at The Everson. Every first Thursday through June at 6pm. Members Free, Non-members free with price of Museum admission ($8)

Click below to register for individual screenings or get the all-access pass for $45. Member discount applied at last step of check-out. Pre-registration requested but not required. Walk-ins welcome!
Curated by Nancy Keefe Rhodes. Read the Curator’s Statement HERE

June 2, 2022 at 6pm. Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014), 1:30, Directed by Thomas Allen Harris.
Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People is the first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present. It probes the recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost. REGISTER HERE

CNY Arts traditional, in-person On My Own Time program is back-with some new features too! Give your employees a chance to shine while promoting your support of arts and creativity in Central New York! Exhibit your staff’s creative works of original visual art at your workplace and our adjudication panel will visit to select pieces from each participating company to be part of the On My Own Time finale exhibit. Then, join us in October, along with our other OMOT companies, for a special grand finale exhibit opening event! We’re also bringing back the virtual On My Own Time program we first offered during the pandemic closures as an option for individual amateur artists who aren’t participating through an employer. For more info
visit ONMYOWNTIME.ORG to register or find out more! Email or call 315.435.2157 with any questions. REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  MAY 31, 2022