Community Folk Art Center

February 27, 2014 - 1:19am
Director Ryan Travis and his ensemble of young men set out to expose the realities and falsities of the modern male African-American experience in a new derived theatrical performance.

Ryan Travis sits at the head of a table at Syracuse University's Arts Engage center downtown. He listens intently as a black SU student explains the story of his first experience with racism as a child.

Suddenly, Travis springs from his seat, raising his hands over his head and explaining an idea for transferring the student's story from the table to the stage.

November 20, 2013 - 1:41am
Review: The Community Folk Art Center's production of the play 'When We Were Wanderers' focuses on race and gender issues with personal vignettes devised by the actors and director.

When We Were Wanderers, presented by the Department of African American Studies and the Syracuse University Community Theater Program, is a powerful portrayal of the role race and gender still play in society in 2013.

February 9, 2013 - 11:14pm
The second annual Caribbean Cinematic Festival takes place at the Community Folk Art Center, February 6 through 10.

The smell of yellow rice and Cuban sandwiches wafted through the air as visitors energetically discussed human rights and feminism at the Community Folk Art Center on Saturday night. It was the third night of the second annual Caribbean Cinematic Festival, which brought filmmakers, dancers, poets and photographers together to celebrate the culture of the Caribbean islands.

February 4, 2013 - 1:15pm
Visual arts exhibit at the Community Folk Art Center is full of complex thoughts and expressive images.

On January 26th, the Community Folk Art Center opened the Stone Canoe annual exhibition, featuring work from 29 artists with connections to the Upstate New York region. The show is curated by Amy Cheng, professor of art at S.U.N.Y. New Paltz and visual arts editor for the 7th issue of Stone Canoe, a journal of arts, literature and social commentary, published annually by University College of Syracuse University.

October 10, 2011 - 10:54pm
Museum studies graduate Chris Battaglia becomes interim curator at the Community Folk Art Center.