An Evening With Jym Syn & Victor Lenuzza
The Stanley Theatre will open its doors to celebrate two talented local artists on Thursday, November 3 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. “An Evening With Jym Syn & Victor Lenuzza” will bring the central New York-based artists to the theatre to display their various works of watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings in the lobby.
Patrons can expect passed hors-d’oeuvres, catered by Anthony Amodio Catering of 171 Events, as well as a cash bar offering specialty cocktails and other beverages. Gabe Altamuro, also known as DJ Ease One, will be providing music for the event. There will also be a raffle for original paintings by the artists. Tickets are limited for this event and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by calling The Stanley Theatre Box Office at 315-724-4000. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Stanley Theatre. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 day of show.
Jym Syn, real name Jim Synakowski, grew up in central New York and attended New Hartford schools. Following graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy where he held a top-secret clearance. A popular performing solo acoustic artist, he is well-known for his club and college appearances, as well as for his fund-raising involvement (America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk, Mountain Jam, Snowfari, etc.). He has performed on radio and television, and he wrote and recorded the TV theme song for the “Northeast Great Outdoors” fishing and hunting show which appeared weekly for 11 years on national television via The Outdoor Channel. The song was nominated for Best Original Music by the network’s viewers.
An active painter, Jym’s paintings have appeared in various art shows throughout central New York and are in both private and commercial collections. He has studied under such respected, well-known artists such as Frank Webb, Don Getz, Cheng Khee Chee and W. Ralph Murray. His work is as varied as the mediums he employs, and a wide range of subjects can be appreciated in his oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings. Admiring many artists from the Renaissance to the present, his influences include Sargeant, Monet, Bierstadt, Church, Moran, Lassen and others.
Victor Lenuzza has studied at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica and is an alumni of Syracuse University. He also spent two summers at the Illustration Academy in Kansas City, MO with some of the top illustrators in the country (Mark English, Fred Otnes, and Malcolm T. Liepke). His work has been published in Step by Step Graphics, Society of Illustrators, and Kansas City Star. He has exhibited in New York City, Kansas City, Boston, Rochester Utica, Italy and Switzerland. He is currently exhibiting in Hamilton and Utica. Lenuzza remains prolific and is always working on multiple images, experimenting to constantly push forward to the unknown.
Traveling has had a great impact on his development as an artist and his work. Victor spent time throughout the U.S. and Europe painting, drawing and studying his Italian roots. While learning different languages in Europe, he was able to clearly communicate with hundreds of people through his art. This experience taught him the importance that art has to transcend verbal language and be a universal connection. He has taken this idea into his studio ever since.