Monday, September 17, 2007

Nancy Keefe Rhodes

From: Nancy Keefe Rhodes []
Sent: Sun 9/16/2007 11:38 AM
Subject: Mayday Mayday Mayday

Dear friends & colleagues,

This is extraordinarily upsetting & I hope you will join me in supporting the Warehouse & Astria Suparak's position there in any way you can. That may be letters as Joanna Spitzner has suggested, or phone calls and/or showing up on Thursday to the next opening. A visible presence on Thursday will be extremely important.

As you will know if you think about it, much more is at stake here than the Warehouse - & good lord, that's enough of a risk right there - & how this community responds to this will set a course in how the arts fare in CNY. You can [build] all the Connective Corridors you want but if we let them dynamite this span the bridge will tumble.

All best,

1 comment:

cultural flotsam said...

I agree - mobilization at the gallery on Thursday at the opening will provide great momentum. Good luck!
Jo-Anne Balcaen


Syracuse has lost one its greatest assets. Astria Suparak, Inaugural Director of The Warehouse Gallery of Syracuse University, was removed from her position as of Sept. 30th, 2007, despite widespread support from community members, students, faculty, and the international art community. This decision was made unilaterally by Jeffrey Hoone, Executive Director of the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC).

At the time of Suparak's dismissal, Hoone also canceled her forthcoming exhibitions, including "Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men," due to open in November 2007.