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.

Find us on Facebook!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

(de)construction begins!

Sherman's Restaurant, second floor. 601 Tully's future floorboards in their original condition.

Safety first!

Cleaning up (note the light filtering in made visible by the amount of dust we kicked up cleaning).

Andrew and Jeff start ripping up floor boards.

The de-nailing and sorting set up outside. On tables we found inside Sherman's. We are so resourceful.

So happy to be outside doing manual labor for 601 Tully!

Group effort.

De-nailing up close and personal.

Floorboards ripped up, de-nailed, sorted and stacked between 9am and 12:30pm

Almost there!

Floorboard detaching process.

Last four (barely) standing.

Speedy transport of floorboards from upstairs to outside (as opposed to passing each board down to a person who would then stack them like we had been doing earlier). Also, the pile on the ground is the wood that still needs to be de-nailed.

Final product! This is all the de-nailed flooring that is now sitting in the Warehouse gallery as seen in Andrew's pictures.

Overall it was a fun and very productive day. I think we all enjoyed getting out and doing some physical work for the project. And at least it wasn't cold out. Hope everybody's hammer arm is feeling alright today.

1 comment: