Outer Comstock neighborhood stop

During this sauna session in the Outer Comstock neighborhood conversation happened both inside and outside of the sauna.  The nature of these conversations are different but equally important.  Those whose curiosity was peeked by the presence of this object, but were unable or not interested in using the sauna spoke with us about the fact that they never get together and rarely see one another. These people were still came and were excited to have an excuse to hang out with their neighbors. The sauna inspired a sense of neighborliness.



Lure of the Local Panel with Caitlin Foley of DS Institute

  Lure of the Local
  October 18, 2012




Join us for an informal discussion about the richness of Syracuse’s local neighborhoods, bustling downtown, natural surroundings, and fascinating history. TONY 2012 artists will share how the place we call ‘home’ inspires the art they’ve created for The Other New York: 2012. Artists include Jason Bernagozzi, Timothy Frerichs, Bob Gates, Caitlin Foley from the DS Institute, Michael Bosworth, and Elizabeth Leader.


2 Photo collage TONY

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The operation of the Everson Museum of Art is made possible with funding from the Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, Syracuse University, the County of Onondaga, administered by the Cultural Resources Council, the Central New York Community Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the Everson Museum of Art Members’ Council.

Driveway Tour and Photos of the Interior

photographs by Andrew Frost

The Mobile Sauna is operational!  A show room display followed by a small sauna session at the Everson Museum marked it’s first public appearance.  This weekend we begin our driveway tour.  We will be bringing the Mobile Sauna to driveways throughout Syracuse.  Residents will receive hand delivered invitations to sauna.  The mobile sauna provides an intimate and communal space for relaxation and conversation.  The driveway tour, will be a forum for physical rejuvenation, healthy discourse, and neighborliness.

The aesthetic appeal of the carefully crafted interior not only provides an alluring and comfortable invitation to experience the sauna, it also inspires an environment of respect.  The heat inspiring dialogue will be both honest and considerate.