UVP Community Nights: Fall 2021

Everson Museum Plaza
401 Harrison St.
Downtown Syracuse

Join Light Work’s Urban Video Project for a series of wonderful Community Night pop-up exhibitions and events on the plaza this fall!

Times for all programs are dusk to 11pm unless otherwise stated.

These events are FREE & OPEN to the public.


Horizons 2021: New Film Out of Central New York

Friday | October 1, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m


Join Urban Video Project Horizons 2021: New Film Out of Central New York, a screening of CNY Short Film Competition award recipients!  This one-night program showcases the work of Derrick Benton, Victoria Diana,  Jane Bella Kharkover, James Mentzinger, and  Andrew Nimetz.

The CNY Short Film Competition is a juried program administered by the Innovation Group of CNY Arts, which supports promising young filmmakers who have recently graduated from an accredited film or media program in the Central New York region. Local film industry, trade, and arts organizations will be on hand with information about events,  resources, and opportunities to get involved.


Refocus: Haudenosaunee Films to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Monday | October 11, 7:00 p.m.


Light Work’s Urban Video Project (UVP) will host Refocus: Haudenosaunee Films to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in partnership with Women of Italian and Syracuse Heritage in Central New York (WISH CNY) and Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON). The one-night screening celebrates Haudenosaunee culture and highlights the diversity and significance of films made by Indigenous artists. Visitors to the Everson Plaza can engage the short films Monday, October 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The program play on a loop at UVP’s outdoor architectural projection site on the facade of the Everson Museum of Art at 401 Harrison Street.

Note: Organizers invite the community to gather at the Columbus monument in downtown Syracuse, New York, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. Attendees will lay the false hero’s image to rest and pay respect to the multitude of Indigenous victims of genocidal violence past and present that resulted from the impact of colonialization. The demonstration will conclude with a collective silence and march to the Everson Museum Plaza for Refocus screening. Find more program details here.

WISH CNY and NOON will be present throughout the event to answer questions and distribute signs, buttons, and informational materials. Event organizers recognize and extend their sincere gratitude to Indigenous Values Initiative and Rematriation Magazine for their generous contributions to this community event.