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The Great Central Depot in the Open City

Great Central Depot

The Great Central Depot in the Open City

June 5, 2010, 8pm-10pm (rain date June 6)

Location: Lipe Art Park, West Fayette Street between West St. and South Geddes S


Syracuse, May-June 2010

The Spectres of Liberty art group (Brooklyn & Syracuse) in collaboration with the Art School in the Art School (Syracuse) have transformed the XL Project Space art gallery at 307 S. Clinton Street (in Armory Square) into the Open City Workshop. The Open City workshop is a space where people can come to talk about how Syracuse’s history resonates with issues facing the city today, participate in a radio program, take part in a print shop, and visit the on-going art installation that will contribute to a large-scale public art event at the Lipe Art Park on June 5th. The Open City Workshop is open Tuesday – Sunday, 12noon to 6pm, now through June 5.

The Great Central Depot in the Open City is the name of the special one night public art event at Lipe Art Park on June 5th. Inspired by Syracuse’s abolitionist history, specifically the words of Reverend Jermaine Loguen, the artists have run a series of events, workshops, and interviews connecting the past to the present in preparation for the outdoor exhibition. The public art event will contain words and images inspired both by history and by the interactions with the people of Syracuse who have participated in the Open City Workshop. The Lipe Art Park public event is free and open to all. The Spectres of Liberty previous public artwork was named “Best of the Capital Region“ in 2008 by the Albany Times-Union.


Spectres of Liberty is an artist collaborative made up of Dara Greenwald,  Josh MacPhee , and Olivia Robinson. They have presented their work at festivals and conferences including Conflux, Visible Memories, Accidental Publics  and  Performance Studies International. Their work was named “Best of the Capital Region“ in 2008 by the Albany Times-Union and has been written about in Space Magazine, The Huffington Post, and ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art. Upcoming coverage includes Ode Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, and Resolutions 3 (University of Minnesota Press).We share and trade our many skills. More at

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