The Erie Canal Museum invites you to a reception and artist talk for its winter 2020 Weighlock Gallery and Link Gallery exhibits, Friday, February 7 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, downtown Syracuse.
The Story of Water: The Erie Canal as a Site of Untold Stories is open from February 3-April 16 in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery. This exhibit was created by Linda Zhang, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Ryerson University in Toronto, and Biko Gray, Assistant Professor of Religion at Syracuse University. It displays clay vessels based on 3-D drone scans of Erie Canal structures in central New York. Canal water was added to the pieces before the firing process, and the form of the final works symbolizes the Erie Canal’s lasting impact, positive and negative, on the lives of those who worked on it and lived near it.
It’s Knot Art is open from January 18-April 15 in the first-floor Link Gallery. This exhibit by Maine-born and Syracuse-based artist Ellen Agnew features works of abstract fiber art created with rope knots and other bits of found material that wash up on the Maine seashore.
The event will include artist remarks, and light refreshments will be served. Free parking is available in the lot across the street under routes 81 and 690. The event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you!