ARTS @ Oswego

Art Gallery Exhibit: “Creatively Exploring Place, Self & Collective Identity” @ Tyler Art Gallery @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center, The Atrium, 2 Clinton Square, Syracuse
Apr 5 – May 30 all-day
Illustration: Elijah Vary

Illustration: Elijah Vary

Reception: Friday, April 29th, 5:30-7:30pm

This is a collaborative project between SUNY Oswego, MVCC, and FLCC made possible due to funding received from the SUNY Research Foundation through the Arts and Humanities of Excellence Network. The collaborators want to work within communities struggling under the weight of change and shifting economic/demographic realities. The objective of the project is to provide a window in which K-16 students living in central and upstate New York can put out into the world, through creative expression, a sense of who they are and what it means to live in their community.

The heart of this project is based on D.P. McAdams life story model of identity. This theory of narrative identity postulates that individuals form an identity by integrating their life experiences into an internalized, evolving story of the self, which provides the individual with a sense of unity and purpose in life.

Flexible by design, the project created space for participants to contribute in ways that make sense for them and their communities. Whether through written stories/narratives, documentary/experimental forms, expressive works, or mixed media; whatever the modality, the project supports collectively constructing a malleable picture of place that is woven from the creative expression of its citizens.

For more information: 315-399-4100