Archive for March, 2014

Set on Cruz

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Art of the City from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Here’s a brief comment from Gallery 4040 Curator Anne Novado about her quest to work with artist Juan Cruz.  Cruz’s show “equilibrium” is the third show at 4040, which is located in the New Court neighborhood. We didn’t know Novado was involved in the ThINC project back in the day. May the art continue.

Art-Over-The-Top

Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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Painter/Sculptor Juan Cruz gave an artist talk at the Gallery 4040 earlier today. Painter/Sculptor Juan Cruz gave an artist talk at the Gallery 4040 earlier today. He talked about his process and life as a mixed-media artist. The show features many pieces Cruz has created since returning to Syracuse from Puerto Rico.

Terminator Technology

Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Professor Dan Pacheco speaking at the Social Media Breakfast (#SMB) and wearing GoogleGlass. The event was held at the headquarters for the Syracuse Media Group.

Professor Dan Pacheco speaking at the Social Media Breakfast (#SMB) and wearing Google Glass.

The latest Social Media Breakfast (#SMB) was held at the Syracuse Media Group Headquarters last week. Panelists included Kim Brown (SU), Teri Weaver (Syracuse.com), Dan Pacheco (SU) and Tim Robertson (Time Warner Cable). The nearly hour discussion focused on journalism trends, open and closed networks, generating content, page views for pay, social media vs. legacy media, and the pending death of the traditional press release.

Due to time constraints Pacheco, who also did some ground-breaking work with drone technology at Syracuse University, didn’t get to talk about Google Glass with the group.

The ‘Cuse List

Friday, March 28th, 2014

The list of TEDx Syracuse University speakers has been released. We look forward to some meaningful discussions (and seeing some familiar faces) on April 9, 2014.

Golden Anniversary

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Pioneering Civil Rights workers Rev. LeRoy Wright, Diane Nash and Rev. C.T. Vivian (during their days at Fisk) and last week at Syracuse University commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of 1964.

Verbal Acuity in American Characters

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Actress, playwright, artist Anna Deavere Smith on stage at Hendricks Chapel.

Actress, playwright, artist Anna Deavere Smith on stage at Hendricks Chapel.

Anna Deavere Smith breathed life into several characters during her lecture/performance at Syracuse University on Tuesday afternoon. She almost perfectly embodied the conversational cadence and idioms of former Gov. Anne Richards, Rep. John Lewis and theologian Peter Gomes for about an hour.

Maybe her most impressive role was portraying prisoner Paulette Jenkins for a piece called “Mirror to her Mouth”. This sobering tale, filled with domestic violence, murder and regret, moved the crowd toward an almost religious silence.

Grassroots

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Local activist Mary Nelson (right) received a Social Justice Award for her community work during the Cold Case Justice Initiative Conference on Saturday night. CCJI co-director Janis McDonald is pictured as well (center).

Local activist Mary Nelson (right) received a Social Justice Award for her community work during the Cold Case Justice Initiative Conference on Saturday night. Nelson is CEO of the Mary Nelson Youth Center in Syracuse.

Street gaze (part 10): Campus Cowboy

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Campus Cowboy

Celebrating a colorful birthday on campus Monday night.

The Power of Forgiveness (70×7)

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Shelton Chappell talked about forgiveness in the unsolved cased of his murdered mother at the Cold Case Justice Initiative's Commemoration Program last week. His mother Johnny Mae Chappell was murdered in 1964.

Shelton Chappell talked about forgiveness in the unsolved cased of his murdered mother at the Cold Case Justice Initiative’s Commemoration Program last week. His mother Johnny Mae Chappell was murdered in 1964.

For more information about the unsolved murder of Johnnie Mae Chappell in Florida, click here. For more information about the Cold Case Justice Initiative, click here.

144 and counting

Monday, March 24th, 2014
Main Campus, Syracuse University (144th Birthday Celebration)