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). 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Miss. Egg Cookers = Beatrice + Jian


EDU 300/600/ New Directions in Social Sculpture: 

with Marion Wilson & Daniel Seiple

Cooking in public: egg in 3 ways...

Monday, January 21, 2013

Registration is open for our Spring series of free eco art classes for children.  Just like our Fall series of classes, they will be lead by our wonderful art educator, Bobbi Petrocci.  We have a lot of exciting projects lined up and we can only hope that the kids have as much fun participating as we've had planning the classes!

Classes will be held on Saturdays from 1:30 - 3pm.  There will be nine classes in the series, running from Feb 2 until April 27.  The students artwork will be exhibited in the gallery at 601 Tully on May 25.  Please see the registration form below for the complete schedule.  

The classes at 601 Tully are developed in collaboration by a team of staff members, including Professor Marion Wilson, and program coordinators in art education, ecology and community arts.  Students will learn through collaboration, through a range of media and by sharing personal stories.  They will collect materials for up-cycling and create new works of art.  The aim of the series is to develop the students awareness of their social and environmental impact.  They will construct their own meaning for "eco-art" based on needs, interests, style and pace of learning.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Spring Artist in Residence

We're excited to have Dan Seiple as a resident artist during Spring 2013.  He'll be co-teaching with Marion and creating original artworks in response to 601 Tully.  You can view a sample of his work here:

Dan Seiple: Selected Projects

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

All of our friends in New York City this week, you are cordially invited to the opening reception of Making Their Mark: Eight Artists From Stone Canoe. Marion is one of the exhibiting artists and she's excited to share her new work!

Thursday, December 13, 2012 
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

RSVP to sulubin@syr.edu or 212-710-5583

Syracuse University Lubin House 
11 East 61st Street
New York City

The exhibition features works by eight artists which, when assembled, takes viewers down a different path from the old and familiar to the new and unknown - marking for the viewer the great range of possibilities along the aesthetic spectrum.

Image courtesy of Lubin House     

Wednesday, November 28, 2012