James Suits Receives SUNY Thayer Fellowship

Light Work Employee to be Honored with Fellowship and Reception

We are proud to announce that Light Work’s own James Suits recently received the SUNY Thayer Fellowship. Suits, a Syracuse based SUNY Empire State College student studying fine art, will be honored tonight at a reception at Central Arts Gallery, where he will share the work that won him the fellowship.

Reception hosted by SUNY Empire State College.

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP.

Date: 10/24/2012

Time: 5:30pm

Location: Central Arts Gallery, 6333 State Route 298, 3rd Floor East Syracuse , NY 13057

Cost: free

Contact Name: Michelle Moretin

Contact Phone: (315) 460-3142

Contact E-mail: Michelle.Moretin@esc.edu

Thayer Fellowship

The Thayer Fellowship was established in 1985-86 by the late Walter N. Thayer, chairman of Whitney Communications, New York City, in honor of his wife, Jeanne C. Thayer, a SUNY trustee from 1974 to 1984 and an active supporter of the arts. The Thayers wanted to assist SUNY’s most talented young artists at the most difficult period of time for a young professional, when the struggle to make a living can overwhelm even the most dedicated individual. The fellowship helps the artist take advantage of important opportunities. Nearly 100 applications for the awards are received each year. The applications are evaluated by a panel of experts in the various arts disciplines. The finalists are then interviewed in person by the panel, and their work is reviewed during performances, readings, screenings and exhibitions. At the end of this process, the jury panel determines the winner.

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