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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Friday, February 25, 2011

Zeke Leonard and Cafe Design group

Community Wall of Drawings

Main Concepts:
-zig zag wall - with openings for light/color to pass between
-feeling of an object on the wall - a wall relief
-add shelf/bar component and footer
-show studs that the zig zag bands are attached to
-attach drawings to a kind of frame or support
but keep the weight load to a minimum
-keep the drawings as independent from one another for future dissemination
and dismantling
-screw the drawings from the front to supports

The Three Groups: Color, Wall and WIndow Trim

Main concepts or questions posed by color group:
wrap around
stripes or lines of color/ straight or more hand drawn edge
begin in classroom corner that is directly across from Skiddy Park
something to be interacted with/completed by viewer
mapping of what is architectural within
mapping what is outside
Monday eve meet in the building to tape out the design.
Now fotos of the group and Samantha explaining

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hitachi Foundation Grant

The Hitachi Foundation invites applications from
Young Entrepreneurs creating Economic Opportunities for Low-wealth Individuals for the Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program.

The for-profit or nonprofit must create jobs, supply goods/services or use internal management practices that stimulates economic mobility of low-wealth individuals in America. Five two-year awards of up to $40,000 will be awarded. Eligibility is restricted to entrepreneurs between the age of 18 and 29 years. Applications are due Mar 14.

More information is available at: http://www.hitachifoundation.org

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

color theory for classrooms


Information on the effects of color on perception, physiology, and learning, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

artist: Koshi Kawachi

images of artist Koshi Kawachi's piece "Manga Farming"

from www.koshikawachi.com

Designers and Walls

Creative and Unusual Wallpaper post from designboom.com

images from designboom.com

Many many examples of designers' treatments of walls. Ranges from wallpaper that is a giant maze to be drawn in, a giant word find, sculptural wall paper, heat sensitive paint, scratch-off ticket style wallpaper and many more

artist: Elisa Strozyk


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Exhibition from the Breuer archives at Syracuse Architecture

Breuer Exhibition at Slocum Gallery

The exhibition “Marcel Breuer and Postwar America” opened on Feb. 15 in the Slocum Gallery at the Syracuse University School of Architecture

The show was curated by Syracuse architecture students as part of a seminar on the Bauhaus architect taught by visiting professor Barry Bergdoll, the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, with Jonathan Massey, Syracuse Architecture associate professor and undergraduate chair. The exhibition is the outcome of their work in the extensive Breuer archive at the Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). It features images of 120 drawings, as well as photographs, documenting 13 of Breuer’s major postwar buildings and projects. Full-scale reproductions highlight themes that characterized some of Breuer’s lesser-known major work and document his responses to the needs and opportunities of postwar American society.

The exhibition runs through March 29 with a closing reception on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Slocum Gallery. The reception follows a lecture by Pippo Ciorra, senior curator at the MAXXI Architettura, Rome, in the Slocum Auditorium at 5 p.m. Students and faculty will give a series of gallery talks focusing on key themes within the exhibition:

Thursday, Feb. 17, 5:15 pm: Designing the Breuer Exhibition
Thursday, Feb. 24, 5:15 pm: The Materials of Modern Architecture
Thursday, March 3, 5:15 pm: Symbolizing Postwar Institutions
Tuesday, March 8, 5:15 pm: Designs for Modern Communities

(text taken from SU News article by Mary Kate O'Brien)

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Leona Drive Project

An Te Liu
Title Deed, 2009
latex block filler, paint, house
Site specific installation, The Leona Drive Project, Willowdale

artists' website: http://www.anteliu.com

The Leona Drive Project: http://www.leonadrive.ca

"The Public Access Collective will collaborate with L.O.T. : Experiments in Urban Research (Collective) to commission several artist projects for a site specific exhibition in a series of six vacant bungalows slated for demolition by HYATT HOMES, a developer in Willowdale, Ontario (in the Yonge and Finch area of Greater Toronto). The exhibition artists will be working in a variety of media: audio, cell phones with GPS, architectural installation, projection, photography, sculpture and performance for a period of two weeks, from October 22nd - 31st 2009. Collective members Janine Marchessault (Public Access and LOT) and Michael Prokopow (L.O.T.) will work collaboratively with the artists to develop an exhibition specifically designed to engage with the architecture and spatial design of the houses typical modernist dwellings of the prosperous and decidedly homogenous decades of post World War II Canada and the large back yards. "

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Wave Hill

from top: Ruth Marshall, Golden Jaguar, yarn 51" x 81"/ Claudia Weber, Higher Ground(installation view)/ Marion Wilson, Route 92, oil on photographic glass slide, 3 3/4" x 4"

Check out Wave Hill's Open Studios
this Sunday, Feb 13, 1-4pm

Last Semester Curator at Wave Hill, Jennifer MacGregor, was a visiting lecturer in the 601 Tully Social Sculpture Course. This semester, Marion Wilson is one of three artists in residence at Wavehill.

"Visit Wave Hill’s Winter Workspace Open Studios for an insider’s view of the creative process. Engage artists Ruth Marshall, Marion Wilson and Claudia Weber through informal conversation, learn how they have been exploring Wave Hill and what they have made here this winter. Marion Wilson creates miniature landscape paintings on glass, based on Wave Hill’s stunning views. Claudia Weber’s installation is inspired by the Georgian Revival style architecture of Glyndor House. Ruth Marshall creates knitted, full-scale pelts of endangered wildcats, and also offers a workshop."