Arts & Culture

Symphonia
6:17 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Symphoria Hires New Managing Director

Catherine Underhill will serve as Symphoria's Managing Director.
Credit Symphoria

Symphonic music fans in Central New York will see a new Managing Director at the helm of Symphoria in about a month. 

The organization hired Catherine Underhill, who’s been Executive Director of the Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts for the past 11 years.  Underhill, who has 30 years of arts organization management after a Harvard degree in public administration, starts September 1, 2013. 

Underhill says she hopes to ensure symphonic music stays vibrant in the Syracuse area:

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Syracuse Arts and Crafts Fest
9:58 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Tens of Thousands Enjoy Craft Show Despite Some Stormy Weather

Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival
Hannah Warren, WAER News

Arts and Crafts Show vendors had to batten down their hatches a few times over the weekend, but that didn't keep patrons away entirely.  WAER's Hannah Warren caught some of the shoppers in the act, supporting local and visiting artists who had to make the grade for the juried show. 

The big weekend for downtown included the Jazz and Wine Festival, along with the Ecofest and Stage of Nations, giving visitors many options for entertainment in Columbus Circle, Hanover Square and Clinton Square. 

Street Painting @ Arts and Crafts Fest
9:42 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Turning Chalk into Art Along Syracuse Sidewalks

A chalk artist puts on the finishing touches right befor judging
Maria Catanzarite/WAER News

Maria Catanzarite spoke with some of the chalk artists at the Arts and Crafts Festival this weekend.

Nearly 125 participants got "down and dirty" at the Syracuse Arts Week festival this weekend as part of the 23rd annual Street Painting competition..

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Syracuse Arts Event
6:40 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Local Artists Among Those from 25 States at Downtown Arts And Crafts Festival

One of Elizabeth Andrews' etchings as she's working on it.
Kaitlyn Richards/WAER News

The Syracuse Arts and Crafts festival returns to downtown Syracuse Friday for three days and features many different types of artists, craftspeople and live entertainment acts. 

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Free Jazz Concerts
2:33 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Jazz In The City Series Plans Two Concerts for August

The BlackLites perform at the first Jazz in the City concert Aug 1.
Credit CNYjazz.org

The 12th Annual Jazz in the City is just around the corner for city neighborhoods.  Producer Steve Becker made the announcement Tuesday. 

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