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Festival of Trees & Light

Dec 4-19, 2021

Festival Schedule

This Week

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Your Week Two Guide to Festival of Trees & Light!


Wednesday 12/8

Now open on Wednesdays!

This year's trees and wreaths are spectacular. Grab them up before they are all taken! While you shop and explore the galleries, stop by our photo booth to capture holiday memories and have lunch provided by Eden in our Members' Council Gallery!

Thursday 12/9

A Capella Jam

6:00-8:30pm, Hosmer Auditorium

Where are all of our fellow aca-nerds at?! This Pitch Perfect meets the Everson event will leave you feeling energized and filled with joy. We will be joined by an incredible roster of a capella groups from Syracuse University (Main Squeeze, The Mandarins, Groovestand, Orange Appeal), Barbershop Harmony Society, Harmonic Collective, Spirit of Syracuse, Christian Brothers Academy, and more! Included with the price of Festival admission.

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Friday 12/10

Onondaga High School Choir

12:00-12:30pm, Sculpture Court

Mountain Dulcimer League of CNY

1:15pm, Sculpture Court

Enjoy being serenaded by these talented groups while you enjoy the Festival!

Saturday 12/11

Winter Wonderland

Stories from People of the Longhouse

11:00am-2:00pm, Danial Education Center

Perry Ground member of the Onondaga, Turtle Clan; traditional storyteller and cultural educator brings to life Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) legends through vivid, interactive stories and the traditional Cornhusk Doll.

11:00-11:30 Storytelling

11:30-1:00 Cornhusk Doll Making

1:30-2:00 Storytelling

Carol Rothwell Studio

11:00am-12:00pm, Hosmer Auditorium

12:00-1:00pm, Sculpture Court

Enjoy performances by the students of Carol Rothwell Studio. Carol Rothwell provides private music lessons in voice, piano, clarinet, flute, and saxophone.

Santa in Residence

11:00am-3:00pm, The Beadel Gallery

Come and snap fun family photos with Santa in our Santa's workshop themed photo booth in our quaint Beadel gallery.

Syracuse City Ballet

12:30-1:00pm, Hosmer Auditorium

Enjoy a compilation of performances by members of their company.

The Ballet and Dance Center

1:30-3:30pm, Hosmer Auditorium


2:00-3:00pm, Sculpture Court

Enjoy flute, cello, and piano music as you view displays and shop our Holiday Marketplace.

Guzmán's Dance Studio

4:00-5:00pm, Hosmer Auditorium

Guzmán Dance Studio has been committed to offering quality dance classes to Fayetteville, Manlius, Syracuse and the surrounding areas since 1999. Get into the spirit of the season with performances by their talented students.

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Sunday 12/12

Lana Goldman Fine School of Music

10:30-11:30am, Hosmer Auditorium

Watch as Lana Goldman's talented students put their skills on display for this special holiday performance.

Family Holiday Crafts with Tom Franco and the Grateful 8-10

11:00am-2:00pm, Danial Education Center

All ages are welcome to drop in anytime to enjoy art-making and get creative with special guest artist Tom Franco (equally talented brother of actors James and Dave Franco). Franco will be joined by an array of friends and collaborators including his wife, photographer Iris Torres, painter Colin Hurley, and ceramist Alan Chin. The group, which Franco has dubbed “The Grateful 8-10” is making a special stop in Syracuse on a cross-country art trip sparked by the group’s new collaborative exhibition at the Canton Museum of Art in Ohio.

Adina Martin and Gina Giufre

12:00-1:00pm, Hosmer Auditorium

Enjoy the beautiful music from this soprano soloist and pianist duo.

Cuse City Dancers

12:15-12:45pm, Sculpture Court

With over 10 years of Professional Dance Experience across NYS, CCD prides itself in the excellence of entertainment.

David Fulmer

2:00-3:00pm, Sculpture Court

Prisms and Antiphons - v. 1.1 – AbStranded 

Join the Everson Museum for a series of thrilling concerts of newly commissioned musical works relating to AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art, curated by celebrated composer, conductor, and violinist David Fulmer.

Anjani Dance Academy

2:00-4:00pm, Hosmer Auditorium

Be blown away by performances from Anjani Dance Academy, the region's premier Indian Dance Ensemble, based in Syracuse, New York.

Fayetteville-Manlius High School Brass Quintet

3:30-4:30pm, Sculpture Court

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Photo: Jamie Young

AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art

On view through January 2, 2022!

AbStranded features ten contemporary American artists—Polly Apfelbaum, Paolo Arao, Sanford Biggers, Samantha Bittman, Julia Bland, Rachel B. Hayes, Elana Herzog, Anne Lindberg, Sheila Pepe, and Sarah Zapata—who use fiber-based materials to investigate the complex lineage of abstraction. Utilizing a diverse variety of methods, styles, and forms, these artists uncover and co-opt textile traditions and material sources in order to re-assert their validity and relevance in an increasingly global-industrial culture.

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Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection

On view through February 20, 2022

Long before her untimely death, Schonfeld began donating works by artists she admired to museums across the United States, including the Everson Museum of Art. It is with the deepest gratitude that the Everson accepts key works from the Schonfeld collection that will endure as a tribute to her generosity and lasting network of friendships. Mutual Affection marks the debut of the Victoria Schonfeld Collection at the Everson, fleshed out by additional works loaned by her family. Each object in this exhibition stands on its own merit, but also represents a node in Schonfeld’s vast network of reciprocal relationships.

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Installation view of Strike projected by Light Work UVP on the Everson Museum facade

UVP Hito Steyerl: Strike

September 16–December 11, 2021

Thursday–Saturday | Dusk–11:00pm

Everson Community Plaza

Light Work is pleased to present Strike (2010) by world-renowned artist Hito Steyerl, whose acclaimed work explores late capitalism’s social, cultural, and financial imaginaries. This super-short, deadpan video sits squarely in the tradition of Fluxus performance and wordplay, a simple but (literally) impactful gesture. In Strike, a monitor is smashed to reveal the outline of its matrix — in the artist’s words, “A sculptural take on what it can mean to take a look backstage.”

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Learn about the Everson Equity Taskforce

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Cheryl Dunn: Licking the Bowl

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From Soup to Nuts

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Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection

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Downloadable Activities for Kids and Families

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AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art

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Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday : CLOSED

Wednesday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Friday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm 

Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

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