Second ‘Get on the Bus’ event, Feb. 29, explores multicultural Syracuse art and culture
Second ‘Get on the Bus’ event, Feb. 29, explores multicultural Syracuse art and cultureFebruary 21, 2008Sara Millersemortim@syr.edu
On Friday, Feb. 29, the public is invited to join the second “Get on the Bus” free Connective Corridor bus ride to get a taste of Syracuse’s multicultural art and culture. The ride begins at Syracuse University and will stop at the Point of Contact Gallery (914 E. Genesee St.), which is featuring an exhibit in images and text about the tango, and Light Work, for a tour of a new exhibition on mystical retablos, as well as an introduction to their workshops and classes. The Connective Corridor bus, which travels the 1.5-mile signature strip of cutting-edge cultural development connecting University Hill with downtown Syracuse, will again become a stage itself during this event.
The trip starts at SU’s Connective Corridor bus stop at College Place at 5:15 p.m. and returns there at 6:45 p.m. Free parking is available in the Quad 4 lot, accessible from Comstock Avenue.
This evening event is the second of five “Get on the Bus” events curated by students in the SU course “Art in Action.” In each case, a Connective Corridor bus will travel to two cultural venues currently operating along the Corridor. Other sites to be visited later this semester include the John H. Mulroy Civic Center (home to the Syracuse Symphony), Jazz Central, the Community Folk Arts Center, the Onondaga Historical Association, the Red House, the Downtown Writers Center and the Delavan Art Gallery. The students have coordinated brief events at the venues and will additionally describe to the bus riders one cultural richness that no longer exists downtown — including the 15th Ward, Native American presence, the Erie Canal, active life around the mansions and large European immigrant groups. By the end of the semester, students will present their findings and offer proposals for ways of engaging the arts and culture in the revitalization of Syracuse’s downtown.
For more information, contact Imagining America at 443-8590.