Friday saw a return to the Syracuse University student directed Spark Contemporary Art Space in Syracuse, which is essentially a former storefront converted for use as an art gallery which pretty much anyone can rent out for a short term art exhibit with promotional reception. I had the good fortune to find myself invited to take part in an exhibit there in February which was a highly positive experience and will be making a point to stop by whenever there's something going on.
This month it was my former Versus group compadre Isaac Bidwell who had organized a printmaking-heavy exhibit of 80s themed work. Booked a DJ, got a bunch of beer & ordered some food, promoted it via social media and pretty much packed the place with Syracuse art-sceners of all variety. Here's some of what I witnessed.
Click here for the Spark Contemporary Arts blog for future events & information about prior exhibits.
DJ Jeff Watkins with his selection of 80s pop/rock/funk, fondly remembered as one of the voices of reason at Shoppingtown Mall in Dewitt NY where he runs the stupendous Cloud City Comics & Toys.
Len H. Nicholas
Karen Greenfield, whose paintings from the February show I was part of at Spark caught my attention big time.
Cayetano Valenzuela, and my bid for Best of Show.
Isaac Bidwell, with arm by God.
John M. Paone
John M. Paone, with The One.
With the downtown chewing gum bums out front, including artists Cayetano Valenzuela and event organizer Isaac Bidwell.
Sexadellic! with artiste Karen Greenfield ;D
Looking for UFOs with artist/musician Andrew Gunter.
Andrew doing his part to promote next week's evening of performance art with Catherine Wright's "Tough Love" show at the OnCenter in Syracuse, where he and painter Fletch Crangle will be doing a performance during an interlude.
June 21st, you don't want to miss it.