Arts & Culture

11:41 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Arise's "Unique" Exhibit at the Everson Features Voices, Visions of Those with Different Abilities

Artist Michael Simmons in front of his oil painting "The Lone Wolf."
Scott Willis WAER News

 A large part of the Everson museum has been set aside for the next couple weeks to display the art of those who might have no other way to express themselves.  The “Unique” exhibit and magazine  are the result of a partnership between Arise, the museum and several sponsors.   Artists of differing abilities submitted more than 180 pieces of art from a six county region.  One of them was Michael Simmons of Watertown.  

This was Simmons' second entry to Unique.  He prefers the process used by some of the masters.  

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Arts & Culture
6:23 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Where do Arts and Culture Fit in to Watertown's Economic Development?

Construction and economic development that's going on in the city of Watertown might be leaving arts and culture behind.  But some people are trying to change that.  Garrett McCarthy is an artist in the area and works in historic preservation.  He's noticed areas such as Clayton and Sackets Harbor have invested to increase music venues, galleries, and events.

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6:08 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

A Place to Create in 'SALT Makerspace' on Syracuse's West Side

Saws in the 'dirty space' inside the SALT Makerspace.
Credit John Smith / WAER News

Tucked away in the Delavan Art Center are a couple of workshop areas for those who want to create something out of handcrafted wood, metal designs or 3D design and modeling.  Aspiring woodcrafters or high-tech sculptors can learn it all from instructors - all in one place developed by a Syracuse University Alum. 

It’s called the SALT Makerspace on the Near West Side, which stands for Syracuse Arts Learning and Technology. Mike Giannattasio, the founder and organizer of the space, says it all began with a dream:

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Arts & Culture
7:07 am
Wed August 6, 2014

The '80s Feel Kind of Comfortable at SRC Arena After All

Animation performs at Benny's Lost 80's Bash
Credit Mark Bialczak

  The moment my dear wife Karen and I stepped out of our car and looked toward the SRC Arena on the campus of Onondaga Community College about 15 minutes after 4 on Saturday afternoon, we knew that the organizers of Benny's Lost 80's Bash had decided to set the stage up inside instead of out.

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Arts & Culture
6:52 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Everybody, Start Your Car-Loving Engines at the Syracuse Nationals

Syracuse Nationals
Mark Bialczak

When the officer off the exit points you to pull to the right up to the Orange lot to park on the way to fairgrounds, you know something big's going on.

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