Tyler Art Gallery @ SUNY Oswego in Syracuse

Our mission at the SUNY Oswego in Syracuse is to educate and develop students and professionals at all stages of their careers. The SUNY Oswego in Syracuse is a dynamic hub where scholarship and practice intersect to provide meaningful educational experiences, address real-world problems and create a workforce capable of stimulating and managing a vital local economy.

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Address: 2 Clinton Square
Syracuse, NY 13202

Exhibition: Jowonio Children's Projects

Artists in Residence:  2002-2012
Dates: Apr 12 - June 15, 2018
Reception: Thursday, April 26: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Jowonio's mission is to provide model inclusive programs for young children, where diversity is celebrated and all are free to learn and grow. Located in Syracuse, NY, Jowonio began in 1969 as an alternative school for children whose families wanted a more open and individualized approach than they felt they could find in a public setting. The name Jowonio comes from the word in the Onondaga nation language which means “to set free.” The school’s founders chose this name because they believed that education should be freeing minds and emotions to learn and grow, freeing individuals from stereotypes and prejudices. From the beginning, Jowonio accepted a wide range of children; the school has operated as a planful inclusive educational program where typical children and children with special needs can learn in the same classrooms. 
Jowonio Children's Projects
Each project are examples of group work, some as few as 16 others as many as 48 individuals making contributions.  For a decade Jowonio found grant funding for artists in residence projects.  During that time NYSCA, Partners in Arts Education,  and Decentralization grants were available to preschool populations, after 2012 only K-12 public school were eligible. The artist in residents projects  provided semester long contact, enriching curriculum, and providing a lasting impact on the visual culture.