The My Hometown Project provides public space for the display of the creative expressions of students whose work has been selected to represent their schools. We see these acts of expression as helping to form a picture of life in Oswego. Our goal in placing the work on display is to showcase our town as a vibrant and creative community. We hope through this action that it empowers students to continue to use visual art to tell their stories and create sites of public memory.
The objective of this project is to build a collaborative relationship between SUNY Oswego and the Oswego City Schools that supports the creation of artwork that uses public space to create public voice and consciousness. We want students to feel their work has transformative powers that can change the community through positive action.
This project is made possible with support from the Cornelius & Eleanor Borman Family Foundation, the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, Ann Carlone Fund, the Art Department at SUNY Oswego, Tyler Art Gallery, the SUNY Oswego School of Communication, Media and the Arts, the City of Oswego, and the Oswego City School District.
Due to COVID restrictions, the project could not hold our annual exhibitions in May of 2020 or 2021. However, we look forward to returning to this tradition in May of 2022.