About 601 Tully

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601 Tully is a center for engaged practice in Syracuse, NY developed by artist and professor Marion Wilson with a rotating collaborative team of 54 students and neighbors and Anda French of French 2Design. It's a site for meaningful exchange between artists, community members, and scholars in the co-production of culture.

601 Tully includes a contemporary art space, a public events space, a bookstore, a teaching garden, and Recess Cafe West.

In 2009, Wilson purchased the condemned two-story home and local drug hub, and throughout five semesters, Wilson's design/build class re-zoned, designed, renovated and now sustains the physical and programmatic aspects of 601 Tully. The collaborative team has consisted of artists, architects, environmentalists, Fowler High School students, Green Train Workforce, neighbors, and the occasional passerby.

601 Tully is made possible by the generous support of the Syracuse University School of Education, The Kauffman Foundation, The Near West Side Initiative, Imagining America, Home HeadQuarters Inc., Say Yes to Education, and National Grid.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

he found four colors as squares
under fluorescence
China Moon Sanibel Gray
Green Lame First Light
she took to trim with a swiss army knife
while he stuccoed the steps green
the door needed to be big
enough for her wheel chair and to move
the furniture in and out
and enough light in so she feels alive
upon entering and when he sits he sees
and writes when he does
when it's winter and its dark
quickly and she likes the way it looks when she comes home
from driveway to door
and baby can see out
the window and knows
which house is his
when she asks where and they know
who lives there
because they found four colors
and took to trim with a knife
stuccoed the steps and look out the window
So that she feels and he can see
and write and baby knows
where he lives

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