Verbal Blend, the premier spoken-word poetry program coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, will host its fifth annual Spoken Word Poetry Institute featuring six alumni poets and presentation of the Poetic Icon Award. This year’s institute is Friday, Oct….
914Works Presents Paintings by Stefan Zoller G’16
914Works, a gallery space of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), is presenting “Son of the Genesee,” an exhibition of paintings by Stefan Zoller G’16 through Saturday, Aug. 30. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 914Works is located at 914 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.
Zoller is a graduate painting student in VPA’s Department of Art. “Son of the Genesee” pays homage to the Genesee Valley of Western New York, where he was born and raised, and where he first painted.
Introduced to art by an older brother, Zoller took college art courses while still in high school. After receiving a bachelor of arts degree in studio art from Houghton College in 2008, he moved to Corning, N.Y., to work with renowned portrait painter Thomas S. Buechner. During two years studying representational painting with Buechner, Zoller also maintained a home studio practice, painting in the non-representational vein he had developed during his undergraduate experience.
Zoller recently had a solo exhibition at VPA’s Michael Sickler Gallery. His recent group exhibitions include the 64th Rochester Finger-Lakes Exhibition at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, N.Y.; the Southern Tier Biennial at Olean Public Library, Olean, N.Y.; and “Zoller & Ryder” at Atrium Gallery, Corning. Learn more at about Zoller at http://www.stefanzoller.com and http://www.facebook.com/stefanzollerstudios.
914Works is an intimate space for VPA students and faculty to present individual or group exhibitions, readings and small-scale performances. Summer hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Because 914Works will be closed during several summer holidays, patrons are encouraged to contact the staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that the gallery is open.