Hot holiday art for December Th3

staff reports 12/16/08

No need to leave home for the holidays. Eighteen of our Th3 member venues offer free events from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 for Syracuse’s Third Thursday.

Need a break from the seasonal rush? Trying to find a special last minute gift? Cruise on over to the Open Hand Theater’s gift shop. Checkout the gallery at Clayscapes. Discover the origins of Kwanzaa at Community Folk Art Center. Escape to a Gingerbread Victorian Village at the Erie Canal Museum. Take home a drawing made by the play of shadows from the Shadows show at Delavan Art Gallery.

Dance and party to the DJ at Orange Line Gallery. You can’t see it all in one night! Pick three events for Th3 night and visit the rest all month.

December’s Th3 prize drawing features a gift certificate of $50 toward the purchase of any item from the Delavan Art Gallery, 501 West Fayette St. Since opening in December 2003, Delavan has presented original fine art by area artists. You’ll find work that spans every medium and price range. Secretly, we all credit Bill Delavan and his staff with making the implementation of the original Th3 concept possible as one of the most respected and cherished members of the Syracuse arts community. Why not stop in and meet them at the gallery?

Prize drawing winners are selected on WCNY’s Food For Thought each month.

Th3 is a coalition of 24 popular Syracuse visual arts venues that schedule free events during the evening of the third Thursday of every month, from 5 to 8 p.m. Maps, bus schedule and Th3 show listings at all Th3 locations. Ride Centro’s Free Connective Corridor Bus (#543) between SU and Th3 venues along the Connective corridor on Th3 5 to 11:40 p.m. Park free at SU on Th3 nights. Visit for updates and more information.

Participating December Th3 Venues and Special Events:
ArtRage – The Norton Putter Gallery, 505 Hawley Avenue 218-5711
Special Th3 Event. Guided Tours of InsideOUT. Syracuse Cultural Worker’s celebration of 25 years of activist art featuring the art and the process. Commentary from SCW’s co-founders Dik Cool and Karen Kerney, 5 to 6 p.m.
Clayscapes Pottery Gallery, 1003 W. Fayette St., Suite L1, 424-6868

Special Th3 event: Exhibition of ceramics, featuring the rustic wood-fired work of Paul Molesky. In addition there are ceramics by Marv Bjurlin, Ron Nasca, Clayscapes Staff, Shenfeld Studio Tiles, and other select works. Reception. Come enjoy good food and fun!

Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee St., 442-2230
Special Th3 event. The landmark film documentary, "The Black Candle" by award-winning director M.K. Asante Jr. featuring narration by Maya Angelou. It is a triumphant film tracing the history of Kwanza, 7 p.m.
Continuing exhibit“Founding Visionaries: Herb Williams and Jack White.

Delavan Art Gallery, 501 W. Fayette St, 425-7500
“Shadows” exhibit devoted entirely to shadows and featuring works by a host of noted Central New York artists Arlene Abend, Reginald Adams, Anahid Ajemian, Barbara Conte-Gaugel, Hilary Gifford, Barre Hunt, Lauren Ritchie, Jeffrey Schuessler, Andrew Schuster and Matthew Vural. The show creates an excellent playground for Bill Delavan’s lighting wizardry!

Also on display is “Art for the Holidays,” mixed media illustrations by Katya Krenina, monotypes and mixed media works by Thea Reidy as well as ceramics by the Clayscapes Pottery (Donald Seymour, Shawn McGuire, Jolee M. Romano, Tim See and Sallie Thompson). Light refreshments.

The Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Blvd. E. 471-0593
“23rd Annual gingerbread Gallery!” Over 45 Gingerbread creations on display in Victorian Village store fronts! Light refreshments. You will simply not believe what can be built out of gingerbread!

Eureka Crafts, 210 Walton St., 471-4601
Holiday work on display.

Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., 474-6054.
On display: “Marie Antoinette: Styling the 18th Century Superstar” and “Warhol Presents.”
Museum of Young Art, 110 West Fayette St., One Lincoln Center, 424-7800
Special Th3 Event. The Museum will be open! Check Th3 Web site for the surprise event.

Onondaga Historical Association Museum and Research Center, 321 Montgomery St., 428-1864
“Kid Stuff: Toys from Your Childhood” Exhibit of toys from the nifty fifties.

Open Hand Theater, 518 Prospect Avenue, 476-0466 or 243-2379
Come browse Open Hand’s magical gift shop. Maria Jackson, Stampin’ Up! Independent demonstrator will provide free gift wrapping, complete with tag & bow. Sip some tea or cocoa or sample gourmet foods provided by Sheila Dion, consultant for “Tastefully Simple.” Wonder around the World Room Gallery featuring “The Art of Giants” puppets.
Orange Line Gallery, 305 Montgomery Street, 263-5780

Special Th3 Event: “The Art of Color” Work by Jacqueline Adamo, Amber Blanding, and J. Francis Maloni. Special gallery illumination by theatrical light fixtures bathing the entire space in deeply saturated color. Food & Jazzy music by DJ Sik60Six. Reception 5 to 10 p.m.

Point of Contact Gallery, 914 E. Genesee St., 443-2169
“The Golem: Visual Visitations,” seven original artworks commissioned by Point of Contact inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ poem. Work by Marta Chilindrón, Doug Dubois, Leandro Katz, Sarah Kipp, Pedro Roth, Tom Sherman and Víctor Vázquez.

Redhouse/Rothenberg Gallery, 201 S. West St., 425-0405
Special Th3 Event. “Pavel Vulkov,” rare aquatints of Eastern European art pioneer Vulkov, whose work has been described as “turning one’s daily life into poetry.”
SUArt Galleries, Schaffer Art Building, Syracuse University, 443.4097

“Warren Kimble’s America,” a retrospective of the work of the Folk Artist, including his latest series “Windows of War,” which illustrates the artist’s personal reaction to the War in Iraq and its effect on women.

SUNY Oswego Metro Center, The Atrium, Two Clinton Square, 399-4100
Visit this exciting new venue “Visual Journals: Recent Work by Amy Bartell, Cynthia Clabough, Paul Pearce, Cara Brewer Thompson. Artists chose work “that illustrated our internalized discourse or thoughtful visual meanderings.” Also, “ Mapping Linguistice,” by Kelly Rowe.
Syracuse University Special Collections Research Center, Bird Library, 443-9788

“Dawn of a New Age: The Immigrant Contribution to the Arts in America” and “The Marketing of the Candidate: An Exhibition of Presidential-Campaign Memorabilia.”

Warehouse Gallery, 350 W. Fayette St., 443-6450
“Roiling Infill” by Alex Schweder. Working at the intersection of art and architecture, Schweder explores the relationship between architecture, sculpture, and performance art. View his video projection “Jealous Poche” and walk through “Snowballing Doorway,” an inflatable performance piece.

Westcott Community Art Gallery, 826 Euclid Ave., 478-8634
“Viewpoints,” a collaborative collection of the Syracuse photography meetup group. Impressive photos from their once “underground territory of cyberspace.”

Closed for December Th3
Arts Across Campus, Onondaga Community College, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, 498-2401
COLAB (Collaborative Laboratory), SU Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., 4th Floor, 443-2455
Light Work/Robert B. Menschel Media Center, 316 Waverly Ave., 443-1300
Spark Contemporary Art Space, 1005 E. Fayette
Syracuse Technology Garden, 235 Harrison Street, 474-0910, x2902
YMCA GallerY, 2nd floor, 340 Montgomery St., 474-6851 x328.

TAGS: art galleries,warehouse,th3,rothenberg,redhouse,YMCA gallery,colab,spark,artrage,SUNY Oswego Metro Center,westcott,point of contact,Community Folk Art Center,Delavan Art Gallery
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