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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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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I did research on fountains and also did a little research on ponds for zone C in the back next to the ramp. My first thought was a standing fountain so that it could interact with the people standing or sitting on the top deck of the ramp.

After looking at the sight and the materials we would need for a fountain I wasn't sure if this was the best idea. I started looking at other types of fountains that would be easier for us to make that would be more cost efficient. I thought the cascading fountain would be nice and that we could make the bowls out of the hypertufa.

I also thought that a nice rock pond or fountain like the one above would be pretty easy to make and rocks are an easy material to find and work with. Having built a small fountain and pond in my own backyard I know that it's pretty simple and gives a different element to the garden. I like the idea of having a water element in our garden and think this place in the garden would be the best location.

I also started thinking about ponds with coy fish. I thought the children might really enjoy looking at the fish and it gives the water element to the garden and again pretty simple to make on our own.

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