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, February 4, 2010

Re-thinking the south facade

I'm thinking that the BZAs "interest" is our south facade solution is an opportunity to really blow open the conversation again. What if we re-consider that wall as a "painting" instead - think of Lisa Sigal's work - viewed here or Daniel Buren from early in the semester and our earlier stripe solutions. If they want us to "reflect" the character of the neighborhood what if we made a composite painting/artwork of our surrounding neighbors colorful houses on our south facade. BTW if we call it art - it may not have the same guidelines of site review.

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