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Open Hand’s Artistic Director to Retire in 2015

Written by admin  • December 1, 2014

Melinda Johnson wrote an excellent piece about the retirement of Geoffrey Navias, Artistic Director of Open Hand Theater, in 2015. We’re going to miss this creative visionary, but look forward to seeing what comes next for this theater and museum!

“SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Geoffrey Navias, artistic director and a founder of Open Hand Theater, will retire in May. For 34 years, Navias has been involved as a performer, writer, director, mask and puppet maker and administrator of the arts organization. He has overseen its transformation from its beginnings in a warehouse on Walton Street in Armory Square to its current landmark location in a former mansion on Syracuse’s northside. It is known as Open Hand Theater – At the Castle on North Salina Street.”

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Read the full article on Syracuse.com.


Photo Friday: Hawley-Green Under Light Snow

Written by admin  • November 21, 2014


Photo Friday: First Snow

Written by admin  • November 14, 2014


Photo Friday: Clear Skies Ahead

Written by admin  • November 7, 2014

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This Friday: 7 Habits of Highly Successful People

Written by admin  • November 4, 2014

Our Director, Dominic Robinson, will be featured this Friday as one of the seven community leaders at CenterState CEO’s ’7 Habits of Highly Successful People’! Come listen to presenters share their candid, time-tested lessons and personal habits that have helped them find success.

Registration and coffee at 7:30 a.m.; program at 8:00 a.m.; conclusion at 10:00 a.m. $20 for members and $30 for non-members.

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Photo Friday: Lock Alley Mural

Written by admin  • October 31, 2014

Echo is adding some gorgeous color to Lock Alley.

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Building Equity: Linking Economic Growth and Opportunity

Written by admin  • October 23, 2014

This Friday, CenterState CEO and the Urban Jobs Task Force (with funding from The Gifford Foundation) will co-host, “Building Equity: Linking Economic Growth and Opportunity.” This event offers our community an opportunity to address issues of economic inclusion and equity in Syracuse and learn from Cleveland, where business leaders, policy makers, and activists have developed a robust and intensive effort to make Cleveland a more inclusive and equitable community. The event is free, but reservations are recommended. Contact Ms. Liso Smith at (315) 416-363 or actsorganizer@gmail.com to secure your spot.


Photo Friday: Denailing for Salt Works

Written by admin  • October 17, 2014

We had an amazing turnout of volunteers this Tuesday to denail timber for Salt Works! Many thanks to Stephen Terzolo and 40 Below for helping us organize the event. Soon those beams will be transformed into artisan furniture!

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One the Calendar: I Learn America at ArtRage Gallery

Written by admin  • October 6, 2014

Tomorrow evening, ArtRage Gallery will screen ‘I Learn America’, a film set in the International High School at Lafayette, Brooklyn. This public high school is dedicated to newly arrived immigrants from all over the world and the film focuses on five New American teenagers - striving to master English, adapting to families they haven’t seen in years, and creating a future of their own while coming of age in a new land.

The film starts at 6:30 p.m., and doors open at 6 p.m.

Photo Friday: Fall on the Northside

Written by admin  • October 3, 2014

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