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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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Building Progress

A couple recent photos of renovation progress inside 601 Tully.  Construction is really moving along!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jennifer McGregor from WaveHill to visit 601 Tully

Jennifer McGregor, Curator and Arts Director of Wavehill - a fabulous cultural center in the Bronx will give a talk at 10am at COLAB in Social Sculpture:601 Tully class this Friday the 22nd.
Guests are welcome.
After the class we will convene to the house for further conversation and brainstorming on the future programming of 601 Tully.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Classroom Benches

Here are a few photos of the student-designed benches completed this week for use in the cafe + classroom spaces at 601 Tully.  Click below to see our designs!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Our well-attended ceremony as seen from the 2nd Floor of 601 Tully.

Blodgett Elementary School students contribute their visions of the neighborhood to our groundbreaking.

Marion addresses our audience as John Cardone demonstrates blind contour drawing at a slightly larger scale than usual.

Thanks to all who attended our soggy but successful groundbreaking ceremony today at 601 Tully.  Stay tuned for more coverage of the event!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cafe Furniture Detail

Spazio Vivo - Virgillio Forchiassin -
From MoMA Show about The evolution of the kitchen...
Ideas about a Compact, Mobile Unit for the Counter.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Recently at 601 Tully

601 Tully Students train in the Warehouse fabrication shop.

Jessica, Kim and Angelica present ideas for the reuse of our salvaged beams.

New footings were poured in the basement today.

Signs of progress on the south facade.

The interior is also undergoing a transformation - here's a shot of our classroom space.

Upstairs at 601 Tully.

Stay tuned for more progress photos!