Herb Ruffin, African American Studies Department Chair and associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for the WURD-FM (Philadelphia) story about the “100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre.” Ruffin, who is an expert on Black settlements in…
Figure drawing opportunity offered at Michelangelo exhibition
SUArt Galleries this past Monday held the first of three open figure drawing sessions at the “Michelangelo: The Man and the Myth” exhibition.
A group of community members, including members of Open Figure Drawing (OFD), participated in the special figure drawing session. The gallery was closed to the public to allow for a private session in which a model posed mimicking the characters in the sketches by the Renaissance master himself. Drawing enthusiasts were given time to work from the masterpiece drawings surrounding the room, as well as the nude model. The sessions are intimate, and non-artists are invited to participate.
Upcoming sessions are scheduled for Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $10 (cash or check) payable at the door. An R.S.V.P. to 443-6450 or 475-3400 is strongly recommended as space is limited for these sessions. Parking is available in the University pay lots.
OFD is a community-based drawing group that gives people of all abilities an opportunity to draw from an unclothed model. For more information, visit http://www.openfiguredrawing.com.
SUArt Galleries is the largest exhibition venue at Syracuse University for the visual arts. Located in the Shaffer Art Building, SUArt Galleries was established in 2007 by merging the Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery and the University Art Collection into one entity. The renovated facility hosts a variety of temporary and permanent exhibitions throughout the year in its nearly 10,000 square feet of exhibition space. The new department’s mission is to enhance the cultural environment of the University and the Syracuse area through meaningful educational experiences and encounters with the University’s permanent collection and traveling exhibitions. For more information, visit http://suart.syr.edu.