Art Gallery Past Exhibits
Baby Teeth Matter
March 5 - April 30, 2013
Artwork by youth, ages 7 and younger, created in recognition of Children's Dental Health Month.
The artwork here is by Steven, 5, of Dunbar HeadStart and appeared on billboards in February.
On My Own Time
January 8 - February 28, 2013
This show features the work of Upstate employees who are dedicated to making art a part of what they do on their own time.
On My Own Time was initiated in 1974 by the Cultural Resources Council in cooperation with the Everson Museum of Art to help local businesses identify, celebrate and promote creativity among their employees. Over the years the program has uncovered thousands of artists, creating countless rewards for the employees and their sponsoring companies.
This unique program is a recipient of the Private Sector Initiative Commendation awarded by The President of the United States.
On My Own Time's popularity and success has spread across the country, to cities where it has been replicated, name and all.
On My Own Time is a program that makes artistic talents that might otherwise go unnoticed visible. It recognizes a most precious gift — creativity.
Masks of Hope and Healing
October 5 - December 1, 2012
Masks of Hope and Healing is the first exhibition of works by young artists who have been patients at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. The exhibition showcases photographs of masks created by 31 patients to express their emotions and tell stories from their journeys of healing and recovery at the children's hospital in 2012 .
The children painted their masks from hospital beds, adding titles to describe the emotions behind each stroke and color. Masks painted in hues of blue carry names like "My World of Blues," while another patient called her colorful mask the "Hope Mask." One patient covered her mask with algebraic formulas to express the numbers running through her mind as she worked to carry on with her studies, while sick. Read more...
Arc of Onondaga's Art Surge
September 4 - October 4, 2012
Art Surge is a program for teens 13 to 18 years of age who have been diagnosed with Autism or with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Utilizing the arts as an outlet, Art Surge supports the social, creative and sensory needs of the individuals it serves by allowing participants an opportunity to understand the creative process from conception to completion — promoting communication, self-expression, trust and socialization skills.
Arc of Onondaga assists individuals with developmental disabilities achieve their fullest potential.
Heroes of Hope
June 15 - August 31, 2012
Artwork created by young people in workshops hosted by OnCare* to recognize "Heroes of Hope," people who support them in their struggles and help them achieve their dreams.
*OnCare is an Onondaga County initiative that improves outcomes for children and youth (ages 5-20) with significant behavioral and emotional challenges.
Creatures of the Sea
April 2-May 31, 2012
Artist Marsha Egan is a school psychologist living near Syracuse, NY. Her original artwork includes watercolor, acrylic, and air brush techniques. A member of the CNY Art Guild, Egan appreciates Picasso's quote, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
I Did It My Way
March 1-30, 2012
A compilation of artwork and sculptures by students from Soule Road Middle, Chestnut Hill Middle and Liverpool Middle Schools in the Liverpool Central School District.
Susan Sapareto (Soule Road)
Kristen Iles (Chestnut Hill)
Thomas Hogan (Liverpool Middle)
October 5, 2011 – January 2, 2012
Upstate patients, visitors and staff are invited to get a glimpse of the MOST's Dinomania exhibit.
Art Gone Wild!
August 2 thru September 28, 2011
Dozens of extraordinary works-of-art created by the animals living at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will be on display. The exhibition includes several pieces produced by trunks, paws, feet, hooves, scales, skin and, of course, brushes!
Thousand Paper Cranes
This exhibit displayed St. Mary's Academy, Thousand Paper Cranes project. In February, the 6th grade students of St. Mary's Academy in Baldwinsville listened to the story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes during their library class. This is a true story about Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl who develops leukemia after the atomic bomb was dropped in her hometown of Hiroshima. Japanese legend says that if you make a thousand paper cranes, you will be granted a wish. The students are donating 1000 paper cranes that they made and chose to offer the cranes to GCH patients as an offering of peace and hope.
Medical Pioneers, Leaders in Pediatrics & the Miracle of Vaccines
May 12 thru July 7, 2011
An historic glimpse at people, literature, tools and science that improved medical care for children. Images and objects on display are from the Historical Collections, Health Sciences Library, Upstate Medical University unless otherwise noted.
Twenty-one students in Karen Tashkovski's Art-8 course at Chittenango Middle School created these bright sun sculptures! They began with a sketch, then cut a circle from foam board and added aluminum foil or more board for the rays, and newspaper and masking tape to complete the armature. They could make them as big as they wanted. Next, the project was covered in plaster of Paris. Celluclay, a paper pulp, was used to create the faces, which represent a variety of emotions. The suns were finally covered in tissue paper adhered with Mod-Podge. Glitter and jewels were added for a bit of whimsy.
Sunny Faces will be on display through March 31, 2011.
...with your book open
Play with Your Book Open! is a collection of folded books made by a circle of friends in Syracuse, New York.
(Hemlock, Sycamore, Paper)
This work explores the relationship between written language used to codify nature and the usage of natural resources to imbue it. The concept of a lexis embedded into nature prior to our formulation of it impels us to reinvest in our understanding of this developmental process.