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Exhibition to feature photographic survey of Syracuse public sculpture, work of artist in residence

April 11, 2012

Donna Adamo
(315) 443-5172

Syracuse’s public sculpture, and the current work of Brendan Rose, the city’s public artist in residence, will be the subject of a new photographic survey on view April 19-May 12 at the Syracuse Public Artist in Residence (SPAR) Space located in the State Tower Building, 109 S. Warren St., Syracuse. 

spar“Hidden in Plain Site: Urban Sculpture and the Work of the Syracuse Public Artist in Residence” was researched, organized, designed and installed by first-year graduate museum studies students in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 19, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Regular SPAR Space hours are Friday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Related programming for “Hidden in Plain Site” includes the following events, which are also free and open to the public:

  • Panel discussion, Saturday, April 21, 1 p.m. at The Warehouse Auditorium, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. The panel will feature artist Anne Cofer, instructor of fiber and textile arts at VPA; Robert Doucette, developer, Armory Development and Management Inc.; Emanuel Carter, associate professor of planning and urban design, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; and artist Stasya Erikson, program coordinator, Northside Urban Partnership, and co-chair, 40 Below Public Arts Task Force. Heidi Holtz, director of research and projects at the Gifford Foundation, will moderate the discussion.
  • Youth activity day, Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the SPAR Space.
  • Lecture, Saturday, May 5, 1 p.m. at the Tech Garden, Verizon Technology Theater, 235 Harrison St., Syracuse. Kevin Kane, development manager of the Widewaters Group Inc., will lecture on his work, the Onondaga County Korea-Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For more information about the exhibition or the related programming, contact Bradley Hudson at or Brendan Rose at

The SPAR initiative is a partnership among the Syracuse Connective Corridor, the Downtown Committee and the 40 Below Public Arts Task Force. The SPAR changes each year and seeks to engage the public in a collaborative process to enliven Syracuse with a variety of art forms. More information can be found at

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