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WCNY invites community to view ARISE’S UNIQUE Art Exhibit

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster in partnership with ARISE, invites the community to view the UNIQUE Art Exhibit weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 415 W. Fayette St. in Syracuse.

The ARISE UNIWUE Art Exhibit publishes deserving artwork and literature in recognition of its intrinsic artistic and literary value. The exhibit shares the artistic visions and voices of individuals who have disabilities with the public, increasing awareness of the capabilities of persons with disabilities; to initiate conversation around art and literature that inspires, educates, and enlightens; and to share the experiences of persons who live with disabilities, and their joy with accomplishing freedom, success, and independence.

WCNY is especially excited to host the exhibit in alignment with its Move to Include initiative. The Move to Include initiative is a 16-month project to promote inclusion in our communities. Through this initiative WCNY and its community partners hope to inspire and motivate people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life. WCNY is developing television, radio, and digital content and will be hosting events, primarily in July 2020, the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For questions, please contact WCNY at (315) 453-2424 or email

About WCNY
WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today it is a community-owned media company that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT member magazine, and social media. Through online stream technology, WCNY has a global broadcast audience of viewers and listeners throughout the United States and 17 countries. WCNY operates five digital, pledge-free broadcast channels and three radio stations. Towers are located in Watertown and Utica, and WCNY’s radio programming extends into Canada. Classic FM is one of a few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally-programmed music.

Educational services include workshops; a 10,000 square-foot building with dedicated Education Center; Read Out, a radio reading service for the visually impaired; Enterprise America for middle school students; and a media and marketing communications program for high school students.

WCNY is LEED® Platinum Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest certification level achievable in Leadership, Energy & Environmental Design. Other achievements include “Business of the Year” in the nonprofit category in 2014 by CenterState CEO.

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