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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Monday, November 30, 2009

Notes on materials found today

Materials we saw and see potential in:

Casement windows - Sherman: make two big cuts in exterior walls? more likely to use for interior partition walls/dividers

Wood flooring - Sherman: about 600 square feet in big room we toured, probably 1000 sf in entire building or about one floor's worth (of 601 tully), create different patches of floor with different materials on first floor

Orange plastic freezer door flaps (can't find a name for these anywhere) - Sherman: use as a door before a door, could be used outside somehow

Gray tile - Sherman: at least 40 sf worth, use in the kitchen or bathroom? maybe too expected, make the tiles into a blackboard/whiteboard, use a floor or wall surface, install with the ridged back facing out instead of smooth tile but can that work

Reflective sign material - Andrew's dad: use outside as trim, use in bathroom, use to line the gallery boxes

Wood shelves/trays - Restore at case supply: about three dozen on first look, use as shelving on interior wall either upright as shallow shelves/display or horizontally for depth, combine to make moving gallery wall/bookshelf, alternate shelf and surface

Electrical wire - Case supply: a possibility for south wall or fence?

Glass blocks - use in a different way or too corporate?

Glasses - Restore at case supply: use as light fixtures by cutting bottoms off or put LEDs inside, make into a wall by placing right side up and upside down side by side, insert into a wall as small circular windows to look through or like a glass block wall except with circles, make into low hanging lights, place into a frame and hang from ceiling

Granite - Restore at case supply: alternate with wood slats for flooring

Ducts and/or pipes - Case supply: cut to different heights and use outside as planters, too industrial?

Possible themes: every room as an individual collage (example - amsterdam nord), all materials used as a multiple of some dimension, everything at kid's scale, and translucent vs solid

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