The CORA Foundation

ArtRage Gallery is a project of The CORA (Community Outreach and Resources for the Arts) Foundation. The CORA Foundation is a registered tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.  The CORA Foundation Board of Directors oversees the activities and financies of ArtRage Gallery.

The CORA Foundation was formed for the following purposes:

  • To support and encourage educational cultural activities and events in the greater Syracuse Community.
  • To support and encourage artists within a wide range of disciplines.
  • To work with Central New York arts organizations to enhance the availability and quality of cultural presentations for the diverse communities of greater Syracuse.
  • To bring to diverse audiences exhibits of works from outside Central New York that otherwise might not be available to Syracuse area people.

Ruth Putter, Founding Donor

After her husband Norton died in 2001, Ruth was looking for a memorial to honor his many years of volunteer work fighting against social injustice and racism; and defending freedom of expression in all human activity including the arts. Dik Cool’s idea of a progressive gallery sounded perfect. Dik had purchased an old store front with good space and location that needed renovating. So here was her project – supply seed money and watch with pleasure while the transformation of Cinderella into a beautiful ballroom where exhibits, lectures, community outreach could all take place in ArtRage, The Norton Putter Gallery.