ArtRage: The Norton Putter Gallery

505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY


UNWRAPPING VANESSA: Fiber Memory Art by Vanessa Johnson

February 11, 2017toMarch 25, 2017


Unwrapping Vanessa, by Syracuse fiber artist and storyteller Vanessa Johnson, highlights a new body of work that honors the voices of women and girls who continue to influence the artist’s life, and speaks to her own transnational experience through the women who inspire her.


AT ALL COSTS: Photographs of American Workers by Earl Dotter

April 8, 2017toMay 20, 2017


Earl Dotter has been photographing American workers on the job for over forty years. Beginning in the Appalachian coalfields in the early 1970’s and continuing to the present, he has put a human face on those who labor, often in dangerous and unhealthy conditions. In 2007, Dotter’s Coal Mining Series was added to the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. The Occupational Health Clinical Center of Syracuse is the primary collaborator on this exhibition, and much of the work in the exhibition comes from their private collection.

Video by Ferrini Productions featuring the poem “There are Different Ways of Knowing” by Chuck Levenstein and the photographs of Earl Dotter.



Funding for this project has been made possible in part by:

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Diana Cramer, Therese Deegan, Mark Feldman & Chris Riley,
Lanny Freshman & Rae Kramer, Julie Gozan & Tom Keck,
Diane Grafly & Paul Pearce, Bruce Grannan,
Elizabeth Koldney & Barbara Sutton, Jack Mannion,
Lydia & Jerry Miner, Lleni Pach, Carole Resnick,
Michael Riecke & Anthony McEaehern, Madeline Spadola,
Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane,
and Patricia & Jorge Torretti in honor of Sidney Manes

Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead

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June 3, 2017toJuly 15, 2017

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   From Civil Rights & Anti-Viet Nam War to Black Lives Matter & Climate Justice

Posters, employing powerful imagery and succinct text, have been an inspirational part of social change movements around the world. Spanning over 50 years, this exhibition includes posters from women’s, LGBTQ, and anti-nuke movements as well as work surrounding resistance to U.S. aggression in Central America. The published and distributed posters of the Syracuse Cultural Workers (SCW) make up the majority of this exhibition. SCW, celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2017, is the largest publisher of progressive, feminist posters in North America. Additional posters will come from the massive archive of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) based in Los Angeles.

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Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin, Katherine Davis,
Margrit Diehl, Lynn Fallon & Greg Daily,
Phil & Marilyn Frankel, Lanny Freshman & Rae Kramer,
Gegensatz Press, Barbara & Barry Gordon,
Wendy Harris, Deborah Holler, Lydia & Jerry Miner,
Donna & Phil Muhs McCarten, Deirdre Neilen,
Maggie & Roger Reid, Carole Resnick, Alan Rosenthal
and Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane

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A donation of $100 will list you as an exhibition sponsor.