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Share the 315 from Your POV w/ #ShowUsCNY14

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Show Us CNY14 is a community-wide activity that utilizes social media and crowd-sourcing to create a colorful tapestry of life in Central New York.

Show Us CNY14 takes place June 25-30, 2014.

The idea is simple: Grab your smartphone or digital camera and take a photo or short video of what you’re doing, who you’re with, where you are, what you enjoy. Post your artwork to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Google+ using the hashtag #ShowUsCNY14. Then visit https://www.rebelmouse.com/ShowUsCNY to see your imagery and others’ as the colossal, crowd-sourced community collage continues to grow.

From all of the postings, a jury will select 30 images that will be printed by Light Work, mounted by the SU Bookstore, and displayed in a public exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art from Aug. 21-30. And the photographers whose pieces are selected, their families, friends and everyone will be invited to an Aug. 21 opening reception at the museum presented by The Gifford Foundation and the Central New York Community Foundation.

ShowUsCNY14 is led by Social Media Breakfast Syracuse, an organization of local social media practitioners and enthusiasts, with support from generous sponsors Central New York Community Foundation, The Gifford Foundation, Everson Museum of Art, Light Work, SU Bookstore, Giansanti Design and CNY Arts, along with promotional partners SyracuseFirst, Believe in Syracuse, Syracuse Connective Corridor, Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Syracuse Press Club, Syracuse Guru and Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Show Us CNY14 is inspired by Social Media Day (Monday, June 30), an international event created by the Mashable media organization in 2010 as “a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes.”

Show Us CNY debuted in 2013 over the weekend of June 29-30. The response was astounding, with 240 photos and short videos shared with the #ShowUsCNY hashtag on that Saturday and Sunday. And it continued, with many more submitted over the weeks and even months that followed. All told, nearly 500 images were collected. And the project was even the subject of a follow-up story by Mashable:http://mashable.com/2013/07/05/social-media-day-unique-celebrations/.

For more information on this year’s Show Us CNY, visit http://showuscny.com.


Posted On: June 18, 2014
Listed As: Arts Forum