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New exhibition features designs by architecture professor
New exhibition features designs by architecture professorSeptember 25, 2006SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
The Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee St., will present the exhibition “African-American Constructs: Designs by Scott Ruff” from Oct. 7-Nov. 30.
An artist reception will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 2-4 p.m. Ruff will deliver a gallery talk at the Community Folk Art Center on Saturday, Oct. 28, at noon. Admission to the gallery talk is free. Regular Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.
Ruff is a professor of architecture at SU. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Cornell University. He is the recipient of an Alpha Chi Ro Medal for leadership and service. Prior to joining the SU faculty, Ruff taught at Hampton University, the University at Buffalo and Cornell University. Ruff previously worked with the architectural firm of Foit-Albert and Associates.
Ruff formed Ruff Works Studio in 2003. Ruff Works specializes in research and design. One main focus of the studio is the research and cultivation of African-American aesthetics in spatial design. Ruff’s publications include an article in Thresholds, “Spatial wRapping: A Speculation on Men’s Hip-Hop Fashion,” and a book review in the Journal of Architectural Education, “White Papers, Black Marks.” He has lectured throughout the United States.
For more information about the exhibition and gallery talk, contact the Community Folk Art Center at 442-2230. The Community Folk Art Center is a unit of the Department of African American Studies in The College of Arts and Sciences.