About 601 Tully

Check out our new website! 601Tully.syr.edu

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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Sunday, January 31, 2010

edit from andrew's rendering

i don't know what to add on the first one~~~opinions?
just edited some people on the first render as Prof. Wilson requested.

Modified Logo

Any more suggestions?
I could also do one with blodgett in the background. Would that be better? I'll put it up next.

Leona Drive Project + Laundromat File

The Leona Drive Project

Site specific projects by artists in six bungalows slated for destruction in Toronto-- all located on Leona Drive. The exhibition took place in October, but the website mentions a symposium in March. Under the methodology section of the site, the project/symposium are self-described as "concerned with questions of site, liminality, the interstitial nature of suburban existence, architecture, taste, memory, ennui, white flight, emigration, development and the future of neighborhoods."

An ABD cousin to KK Projects and Project Row House? Perhaps.

The Laundromat Flat File
Other Inspiration... thinking about the gallery, the business, the counter? possible evolution of baby's windows: safe deposit boxes? flat files? library card catalogs? imagine the curatorial possibilities!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Render Progress

still needs a lot of work...people, toning down the colors, plants etc.
but it's home anyway.

Logo Designs

Here are the first 3 variations of the design. Please provide feedback so adjustments can be made in time.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Sun, Jan 31 @ 9:00 am. Church Mass at St. Lucy’s. 432 Gifford Street.

Monday, Feb 1: Door to door work: PLEASE LET ME know your times of availability so we can plan.

Tues, Feb 2 @ TBD. Fowler High School. 227 Magnolia Street.
Depending on the time of the meeting, we can do door to door before or after.

Wed, Feb 3 @ 11am-1pm. Community Lunch. St. Lucy’s Gym, 425 Gifford St.

Thurs, Feb 4 @ 1pm. Zoning Meeting. 1:00pm. Common Council Chambers. 233 East Washington Street. Third floor of
Syracuse City Hall.

Welcome/Welcome Back!

An image of our newly expanded team during Wednesday's class (click to enlarge).

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Check out this bookstore at PS1 - a franchise of them maybe?????

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Upcoming Community Events

If anyone is interested in attending this, let me know so we can coordinate groups.

Please no one attend a public event/meet with people on behalf of 601 Tully without explicit consent from Marion. This is to ensure the most consistent, positive representation of the project to the public.

Sundays 1/24, 1/31: Church masses at St. Lucy's (432 Gifford St.) 9 am and 11 am

Wednesdays 1/21, 2/3: Bread of Life free lunches at St. Lucy's Gym (425 Gifford St.)

Thursday, January 28: Near Westside Initiative meeting, 6:30 pm, Boys and Girls' Club (201 Shonnard Street)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ida Appelbroog Room within a Room

Check out NYTimes article today about this wonderful artist - Ida Appelbroog - and the description of her transluscent drawings hanging as shingles on the room within a room structure in her art installation at Hirth and Zwirner. we should take a classtrip to NYC to see this and other art exhibits. Anyway- good idea for room within a room- even the psychology behind it. Maybe students that use it ould make transluscent drawings that we post/hang.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

"Raw Art"
Project - for a really good idea of the way folding glass doors would look / work.