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    Syracuse Community Folk Art Center Celebrates 40 Years

    October 23, 2012

    Katie Hudson

    The exhibition, which was on display in September, highlights the Community Folk Art Center's history and collection of the past 40 years. CFAC was founded in 1972 by Herbert T. Williams, a Syracuse University professor in the African American Studies Department, in collaboration with other SU faculty and students as well as local Syracuse artists and residents. CFAC is among the first class of institutions founded for—and by—people of the African Diaspora, during the Civil Rights era.

    The exhibition was held at Lubin House to showcase rarely seen works that illustrate CFAC's continued legacy. Jillian Nakornthap, curator of CFAC says, “It’s a privilege to show our permanent collection at the Lubin House because it isn’t often that we are able to show all of the wonderful work we have collected over the years."

    The Community Folk Art Center and images from the Lubin House Palitz Gallery exhibition were shown on Bridge Street 9wsyr. Below is the clip from Bridge Street: CNY Life.

    For images from our reception, please visit our Facebook Page.