ArtRage: The Norton Putter Gallery

505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY

ArtRage Events

Artist Talk with Robert Knight

January 19, 20177:00 pmto9:00 pm

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Artist Statement

In God’s House examines religious diversity as a reflection of the contemporary immigration crisis and demographic shifts facing Europe. Historically, tolerance of religious difference has been a professed value of developed, democratic nations, including those of Western Europe. Recent events, however, have upended those foundational beliefs, leading to calls for extreme anti-democratic measures in some countries.

My photographs of religious services juxtapose historic Christian churches with contemporary mosques in cities across the continent, revealing both similarities and differences between faiths. The resulting images allow us to consider not only our contemporary relationship to religion but also our relationship to those different than ourselves.

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J20 Art Strike – ArtRage CLOSED on Inauguration Day

January 20, 2017

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ArtRage Gallery is joining with the 100s of artists, art critics and arts organizations that are taking part in the J20 Art Strike by CLOSING FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th.

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A Place of Rage

February 15, 20177:00 pmto9:00 pm

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A Place of Rage is an exuberant award-winning documentary film by filmmaker Pratibha Parmar. A celebration of the contributions and achievements of prominent African American women, the film features Angela Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker. Within the context of civil rights, black power, lesbian and gay rights and the feminist movement, the trio reassesses how women like Rosa Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer revolutionized American society and the world generally.

A Place of Rage made its debut in 1991 yet its content is still one of the richest and most cherished, especially the powerful poetry from the late June Jordan.

“This lyrical film begins the much needed exploration of the Afro-American women who sustained and inspired the Civil Rights Movement of the 60′s. By shining an intimate light on some of our best known artists / activists Parmar eloquently reveals the power and poetry of the hidden faces. Her film is a visual embrace of who black women really are . ” Jewelle Gomez

SOUL

February 25, 20177:00 pmto9:00 pm

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A new theatrical work by Vanessa Johnson

Saturday Feb 25, 2017 at 7pm & Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 4pm

A journey of DNA Memories, Present Makings, and Future Dreams. Told in three actor’s voices with spoken word, songs, and monologues, the production is an Unwrapping of the Life of Vanessa Johnson, Griot/Storyteller, and the common experiences of all women. This unique an interactive “telling” invites the audience to contribute their own memories and dreams to the story.

Featuring Hawa Brima, Debra Richardson & Vanessa Johnson. Music by Bernie Williford.

$10 at the door

SOUL

February 26, 20174:00 pmto6:00 pm

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 A new theatrical work by Vanessa Johnson

Saturday Feb 25, 2017 at 7pm & Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 4pm

A journey of DNA Memories, Present Makings, and Future Dreams. Told in three actor’s voices with spoken word, songs, and monologues, the production is an Unwrapping of the Life of Vanessa Johnson, Griot/Storyteller, and the common experiences of all women. This unique an interactive “telling” invites the audience to contribute their own memories and dreams to the story.

Featuring Hawa Brima, Debra Richardson & Vanessa Johnson. Music by Bernie Williford.

$10 at the door