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SUArt Galleries Mounts Community Exhibition ‘Henninger Art Class: Voices Heard and Celebrated’
The Syracuse University Art Galleries will present “Henninger Art Class: Voices Heard and Celebrated,” an exhibition of artwork by Henninger High School students in the Syracuse City School district, inspired by the exhibition “Nyumba ya Sanaa: Works from the Maryknoll Collection.”
This student display of 18 works of art is the result of community collaboration between SUArt Galleries Director Domenic Iacono, Henninger High School Art Teacher Lori Lizzio and Stephen Mahan of the Photography and Literacy (P.A.L.) Project.
The exhibition will run Sept. 5-Oct. 20 in the Shaffer Art Building. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Thursdays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. The SUArt Galleries will host a free opening night reception from 5–7 p.m on Thursday, Sept. 5. Patrons are welcome to view the exhibition until the gallery closes at 8 p.m. The reception is open to the public.
This past spring P.A.L Project partnered with SUArt Galleries and Lizzio’s art class from Henninger High School to create artwork that could be used in an exhibition. The Maryknoll Collection, housed in the University Art Collection, inspired the students’ artwork. This collection, recently acquired from Nyumba ya Sanaa (School of Art) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, served as a creative springboard and inspiration to document what they felt were distinctive moments from their daily lives. Using simple point and shoot cameras and basic Photoshop skills, the students highlighted personally meaningful moments, scenes or people of their daily lives, much as the Tanzanian artists had done when making their art.
Select programming associated with the exhibition includes a Lunchtime Lecture with Domenic Iacono, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 12:15 p.m. The exhibition and programs are free and open to the public. Information and related programming is available at the official exhibition website at http://suart.syr.edu.