Stone Canoe artists to speak about their work as part of Th3
As part of The Third Thursday (Th3) art program in downtown Syracuse, several artists whose work is published in the fourth edition of Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts and Ideas from Upstate New York, will discuss their work on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m., and again on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at the XL Projects Gallery in Armory Square. An exhibition of artwork from Stone Canoe is on display at the Gallery until Sunday. Kim Waale, professor and director of studio art at Cazenovia College, is curator of the exhibit.
Artists Neil Chowdhury, Doreen Quinn and Yvonne Buchanan will give short talks about their work published in the 2010 issue of the journal. Chowdhury is the director of the photography program at Cazenovia College. His submission in Stone Canoe examines his Indian heritage. Quinn is a multi-media artist and professor of three-dimensional design and sculpture at PrattMWP in Utica. Her work from an artist-in-residence program in the Northwest is the cover art for this year’s issue of journal. Buchanan currently teaches illustration and design at SU and her work has been shown in the Norman Rockwell Museum and The Studio Museum in Harlem, N.Y.
On Sunday, artists Anne Cofer, Emily Farranto and Paul Farinacci will be giving brief talks about their work. Cofer is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Fiber Arts/Material Studies Department in SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. She won “Best in Show” at the 2008 Everson Biennial, and her first museum solo show, “Concealed Objects,” was held at the Everson Museum of Art in 2009. Farranto is a Syracuse native now based in New Orleans. Her work has appeared in LIT magazine and on the cover of Poetry magazine. She won Stone Canoe’s 2010 Hedy and Michael Fawcett Visual Arts Prize. Farinacci is a professor of art at Hofstra University and is a Fulbright Scholar. He has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. His public commissions include the Carnegie Mellon Museum, The Royal Stock Exchange in London and the New York City Mayor’s Office.
Stone Canoe Number 4 highlights the work of writers, poets and artists with ties to the Upstate New York area. For more information or to purchase a copy of Stone Canoe, call (315) 443-4165.