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Henninger High School Artists to visit SUArt Galleries
The Syracuse University Art Galleries will host a reception for Henninger High School student artists who created artwork for the exhibition Voices Heard and Celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 12:15 p.m. Henninger High School Art Teacher Lori Lizzio, Stephen Mahan of the Photography and Literacy (P.A.L.) Project and Domenic Iacono, director of the SUArt Galleries, will be present. Special guests will include seventh grade students from Edward Smith K-8 School, who will be given the opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop correlating with the exhibition.
This past spring, P.A.L Project partnered with SUArt Galleries and Lizzio’s art class from 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.”
“Henninger Art Class: Voices Heard and Celebrated” will be on display in the SUArt Galleries through 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 exhibition and programs are free and open to the public. Complete information and related programming is available by visiting the official exhibition website at http://suart.syr.edu/.
Contact Person: Emily Dittman, SUArt Galleries, 443-4097,