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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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Salt City Found Object Instrument Works Artist Residency Installation

Yesterday morning, a beautiful sunny morning and almost 60 degrees, we installed the pieces at 601 Tully.  It was pretty amazing to step back at the end and to see them all on the wall, to see all of this work finally in the home that I have been trying to get them to for the last month.

On April 5th at 7pm we will present the piece, played by myself and four friends.  Then I will play a few of my other instruments.  After that we will pass out five gallon buckets and bottle cap shakers to everyone and make a little noise, which should be fun.  After that SyraUke, the semi-monthly anti-virtuosic come-one-come-all ukulele jam session, will play a few songs, after which anyone who brings something to play is welcome to do so.  Should be a real hoot.

The pieces sound great in the stairwell.  I am really looking forward to hearing them all go at once.  In the mean time, here is a short video of the install:

Special thanks to Michelle and Katie for helping me get the pieces up and for taking the photos.

Friday, March 9, 2012