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, February 20, 2013

Five Minute Sculptures...or not.

F  I  V  E      M  I  N  U  T  E    S  C  U  L  P  T  U  R  E  S  .  .  .

(or not)

The results of my five minute sculptures were...not exactly five minute sculptures...

So I will just show a few of the photos that I ended up with as a result of my venturing out to do said "sculptures"

Going to do this assignment was my first real exploration of the 601 Tully area neighborhood. I wandered around the Neighborhood for a bit, taking photographs as I went and eventually made my way up to Armory Square. I found the juxtaposition between these neighboring locations, separated only by a few blocks, to be interesting to say the least. Though I had been both to Tully Street and Armory Square before, walking from one into the other, walking through the abrupt and extreme change that happens within less than a block, was an experience that I found both sobering and disturbing. So I decided to arrange some of my photos in a way that would highlight the extremity of the contrast that can be seen between these two completely different worlds.

These portraits below are several of the results of my strangers segment of this assignment. For these images I approached people on the street and asked if I could take a photograph of them in exchange for something form me (I had homemade pastries and chocolate). 

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