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Urban Video Project expands media to include Orange Pride: March Madness photography by Post-Standard
Urban Video Project expands media to include Orange Pride: March Madness photography by Post-StandardMarch 26, 2009Jemeli Tanuijetanui@syr.edu
Thanks to a new partnership between The Post-Standard and the Urban Video Project (UVP), the community will soon enjoy slideshows of Syracuse University’s Orangemen during the ongoing NCAA tournament, as well as images from their marathon game against the University of Connecticut Huskies during the Big East quarterfinals on March 12 and 13.
The Orangemen action photos, taken by Post-Standard photographer Dennis Nett, will be on exhibit at UVP sites at the Monroe Building at 333 E. Onondaga St., and the Onondaga Historical Association building at 321 Montgomery St.
Besides the NCAA tournament, the Post-Standard is partnering with SU to create additional content for the UVP, including photojournalistic reports summarizing current events and happenings in Central New York.
“I think it’s personally great that the newspaper has a chance to work with a community project,” says Nick Lisi, photo director at the Post-Standard. “What photographers do every day is art, and it’s great that people can see their work not only in the newspaper or on the website but also in this format.”
“We are extremely excited to be working in partnership with our local newspaper to put up professional journalistic photography that will provide an up-to-date historical catalogue of our city,” says Marilyn Higgins, SU vice president for community engagement and economic development, the office that oversees the Connective Corridor development among other SU engagement initiatives.
UVP is a public arts initiative of the University and Time Warner Cable that aims to bring art to the streets and buildings of Syracuse’s Connective Corridor-the signature strip of cutting-edge cultural development connecting University Hill with downtown Syracuse-by projecting artwork onto local buildings daily from dusk to 11 p.m. The UVP currently projects at three locations: the Monroe Building at 333 E. Onondaga St., the Onondaga Historical Association Museum (OHA) at 321 Montgomery St. and an LED screen at the Syracuse Stage’s on 820 E. Genesee St.
First established in 2007 by the student artist team Avalanche Collective in SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, UVP has developed into one of the first permanent series of urban projection installations in the United States.UVP offers free workshops for local artists, educators, and arts organizations interested in learning how to use UVP venues to showcase artwork. For more information and to register, contact Daniela Mosko-Wozniak, UVP curatorial director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.