What’s Going On at ArtRage – May 17 – June 9

ArtRage is no ordinary gallery, 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.”

TOMORROW! Thursday, May 17, 2018 – 7pm
Artist Talk with Keith Morris Washington
Join us for an Artist Talk with painter Keith Morris Washington, the artist behind our current exhibition; Within Our Gates: Site and Memory in the American Landscape.

Keith Morris Washington was inspired to create this series on lynchings in the mid-1990s. He prepared by researching at the archives of the Shomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City and the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, as well as by closely reading the book One Hundred Years of Lynchings by Ralph Ginzburg. These resources helped him to locate lynching sites, which he then traveled to and photographed, beginning in the summer of 1998. He then returned to his studio to paint from the photographs, both because he did not feel comfortable setting up his canvas in a strange place where his interest in local crimes was frequently not appreciated, and also because he is intrigued by the way people see the world through photographs. – From Basic Black, WGBH Boston. Washington is currently Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts. He received an MFA in Painting from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts.

Friday, May 18, 2018 – 7pm – Volver – 2006

Volver – 2006

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. With Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo. After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn’t resolve during her life. WATCH THE TRAILER

CURRENT EXHIBITION CLOSES SATURDAY 5/19!
WITHIN OUR GATES:
Site and Memory in the American Landscape – The Paintings of Keith Morris Washington
This exhibition is an exploration of lynching in America. The deceptively benign landscapes painted on large scale canvases, serve to both bear witness to our dark past and to remind us to be ever vigilant in our present.


* Read the latest NEW TIMES exhibition review by Carl Mellor
* Inspiration for the Nation, George Kilpatrick recently interviewed our exhibiting artist Keith Morris Washington about his exhibition “Within Our Gates.”
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW!


* Basic Black
Contributor Talia Rivera sits down with acclaimed artist Keith Morris Washington to discuss his series of paintings addressing lynching. WATCH THE INTERVIEW

* One of the partners we have for this exhibition is the Equal Justice Initiative. We are screening five short videos in the gallery produced by eji as part of the Keith Morris Washington exhibition of paintings about lynching. Equal Justice Initiative opened a memorial and museum in Alabama on April 26th. If you missed the “60 Minutes” segment with Oprah Winfrey reporting on eji, here’s a link to it. The Legacy of Lynching

COMMUNITY NEWS:
Saturday, May 19th from 9am -5pm – CLIMATE SOLUTIONS SUMMIT at the Public Leadership Academy (PSLA) @ Flowler HS, 227 Magnolia Street. $20 Admission with Scholarships Available. Speakers, Workshops. Lunch and Childcare provided. ASL translation available. More info and online registration at http://climatesolutionssummit.org/.

Saturday, May 19th at  5pm – Syracuse Community Choir – Spring Fling Dinner, Cabaret, and Silent Auction: A Fun and Delectable Fundraiser. St. Paul’s Cathedral. 310 Montgomery Street door. 4:30pm~Appetizers and Jazz. 5:30~Dinner. 7:15~ Show! Come for the whole affair or just for the show and dessert! Advance Sale Reservations are required for the dinner. Show & Dessert-$12-25. Dinner & Show-$25-30.  Purchase Reservations Here. Get a head start on the Spring Fling Silent Auction with Online Bidding. Bidding will continue online and at the Dinner/Show/Auction on May 19… or there is an option to ‘buy now’ on the website. We will be adding items up until the day of the event. Check out what’s available! www.32auctions.com/scc2018

Saturday, May 19th from 9am-noon. Town of Dewitt Community Tree Planting. Onondaga Earth Corps, Dewitt Rotarians, the Dewitt Tree Committee are joining forces to plant 150 trees along the Butternut Creek and Nature Trail. Meet at the parking lot located on Kinne Road. Dress accordingly (GET DIRTY and HAVE FUN) and bring water to drink. The rest will be provided. For more info contact cmanchester@townofdewitt.com.

Slaid Cleaves will be performing as part of The Folkus Project on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. The concert will be held at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY. Admission is $25. Advance tickets and more information can be found at www.folkus.org.

Saturday, May 19th  5pm – Syracuse Community Choir – Spring Fling Dinner, Cabaret, and Silent Auction: A Fun and Delectable Fundraiser.
St. Paul’s Cathedral. 310 Montgomery Street door. 4:30pm~Appetizers and Jazz. 5:30~Dinner. 7:15~ Show! Come for the whole affair or just for the show and dessert! Advance Sale Reservations are required for the dinner. Show & Dessert-$12-25. Dinner & Show-$25-30.  Purchase Reservations Here. Get a head start on the Spring Fling Silent Auction with Online Bidding. Bidding will continue online and at the Dinner/Show/Auction on May 19… or there is an option to ‘buy now’ on the website. We will be adding items up until the day of the event. Check out what’s available! www.32auctions.com/scc2018

NOW!!   CALL FOR ART DONATIONS for Resistance, Radical & Renegade! Silent Art Auction
Drop off dates:  Friday, June 8, 4-7;  Saturday June 9, 12-4   or   email renee@sinitsasdesign.com. Have resistance, radical and renegade art you can donate to our fundraiser event? It can be something you created, or an heirloom art piece you are willing to part with as a way to donate to this special cause. Fundraiser to benefit the Gage Foundation International Girl Ambassadors who are traveling to Ghana, Africa for two weeks this summer to explore the culture of Ghana and meet with women and girls from all walks of life. They will also bring over books to help create a free local school library, and prosthetic hands for the Aarogya Seva Health Alliance in Accra. For more information or to donate art prior to the drop off dates contact renee@sinitsasdesign.com.

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