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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Monday, October 31, 2011

Butterfly Effect Opening Reception


601 Tully’s Inaugural Exhibit

October 29- December 9, 2011

Opening Reception: Thurs Nov 3, 5-7pm, to be followed by a reading at 7pm, featuring

Manuel Dejesus and Christopher Kennedy

Exhibition Hours: Mon-Thurs 11-5 or by appointment

601 Tully Street

Syracuse, NY 13204


601tully@gmail.com / 315.427.7910

The Butterfly Effect is the first multimedia exhibition at 601 Tully. The actual and conceptual life of a butterfly is a departure point for a collaborative exhibition that places humans and butterflies together in a micro-habitat inside an art space.

The Butterfly Effect presents a variety of interpretations of the butterfly structure and the butterfly as a symbol as addressed by contemporary visual artists and will include work by local artists, Syracuse University students and professors, and Syracuse youth. The centerpiece of The Butterfly Effect is a living butterfly habitat constructed by Syracuse University students using materials reclaimed from local sites. The interior butterfly garden provides the opportunity for exhibition visitors to observe living butterflies while surrounded by artworks that explore or feature the butterfly metaphorically.

Public programming aimed at near West Side teens will introduce art-making processes less present in schools to participants (metalworking and casting) and create connections between area youth and local arts organizations. The exhibition and additional public programming will educate visitors about the life cycle of butterflies while engaging them as a whole community.

This Butterfly Effect aims to introduce the 601 Tully site not as an object in the field but as part of the field and embodies the philosophies of 601 Tully as a sensitive, dependent system operating between University and neighborhood ecologies. 601 Tully is a concrete site, a curriculum, an idea, and an artifact of collective experience that, like the butterfly effect, can appear at times random or out of place but is actually part of a complex, interlocking system.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

SU press release: http://www.syr.edu/news/articles/2011/paying-it-forward-10-111.html

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