Nominations open for Artswego project honoring unsung heroes

SUNY Oswego’s Artswego program is seeking unsung heroes from the campus and community to be honored via a projected display by artist Craig Walsh. Here is an example of this kind of art by Walsh from the Bleach Festival on Australia’s Gold Coast in 2017.

OSWEGO — Artswego at SUNY Oswego is undertaking a new project during the fall 2021 semester which will recognize, celebrate and encourage those who are making a difference in the Oswego County community.

This project aims to highlight three local unsung heroes — people who contribute day-to-day in positive ways to the community, but do not receive recognition or reward. These individuals will be honored via an art installation, created by artist Craig Walsh, where their portraits will be projected on trees for public viewing. The final installation will take place in September and October on SUNY Oswego’s campus.

Who is an “unsung hero”? This project’s heroes are defined as people who are working to make the region a better place, but are underrecognized, and must be over the age of 18. Examples include a community advocate, teacher, nurse, maintenance worker, volunteer or someone entirely different.

The public is invited to participate by nominating a person by Aug. 1 whose story deserves to be heard but has yet to be told. People may only nominate one person. Individuals submitting multiple nominations will be exempted from participating. A committee of community representatives will then select three individuals from nominations solicited from the public.

To nominate an Unsung Hero, fill in the Google Form at

Contact Miranda Traudt (, director of arts programming at SUNY Oswego, with questions regarding the project.

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