Since 1974, “On My Own Time” has celebrated the artistic talents and creativity of people in Central New York. This year will be no different with 15 businesses and organizations featuring their employees’ visual arts in an exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art.
For the first time, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists and SUNY ESF joined the initiative. “I actually got the company involved because I had seen the exhibit and I was really moved by it, especially that so many local artists just exist and we don’t even necessarily know it,” said Molly Rudolph, a participating employee at SOS. “I really wanted our company to participate and see who in my company was interested in being an artist and being part of the exhibit and the response was really overwhelming.”
Mark Teece, a professor at SUNY ESF, is a blacksmith, forging metal into art that mimics nature. “I’m a scientist and I thoroughly enjoy science and I can do both things,” said Teece. “Those two creative things, both science and art, really work together.”
Lockheed Martin has participated with “On My Own Time” for many years. Employee Robert Sikora enjoys painting and drawing abstract art. “We should get more people out there because I’m sure there’s a lot more people who are talented based on what I’ve seen.”
You can see the great work of talented local artists at the “On My Own Time” exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art in downtown Syracuse. It’ll be on display until November 17th. Regular museum admission charges apply.
To learn more about the exhibit and program or to get your own business involved visit OnMyOwnTime.org or call 315-435-2157.