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Aug. 20, 2002
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OSWEGO -- Images of a famous set of refugees in Oswego, pictures of an overseas Holocaust, and paintings from China are among the offerings for the 2002-03 season at SUNY Oswego's Tyler Art Gallery.
Two exhibitions will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. "Ruth Gruber: Photographs as Witness 1944-1947" will showcase original photographs by Gruber, who led nearly 1,000 refugees
-- most of them Jewish -- from the Holocaust in Europe to a government-sponsored shelter in Oswego's Fort Ontario. Organized by Rembrandt Exhibition Services in Los Angeles and sponsored by Auxiliary Services at SUNY Oswego, the exhibition will also include photographs from Gruber's assignments in Vienna, Cyprus, and aboard the refugee ship Exodus and the British prison ship Runnymede Park.
Also opening Sept. 12 will be "Off the Wall: Ceramics from the Permanent Collection," showing work by a number of well-known ceramists. Both exhibitions will run through Saturday, Oct. 5. The gallery will be closed Sept. 16 in observance of Yom Kippur.
The Art Department Faculty Exhibition and "My Mother's Name Is Anna, Her Maiden Name was Lanzo" by Cynthia Clabough, an associate professor of art at Oswego, will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. The departmental exhibition will feature the most recent work of several faculty members. Clabough's exhibit examines the nature of time and family through photographs and mixed-media painting. The two exhibitions will run through Nov. 2.
Opening with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, will be the fall Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition and "The Abstract Tradition," which will feature work from the college's permanent collection. Both exhibits will run through Dec. 13. The gallery will close for Thanksgiving break from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1.
Exhibits with international subjects will open the spring semester with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, and will run through Feb. 22. Curated by SUNY Oswego art Professor Sewall Oertling and organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, "The Henricksen Collection of Chinese Painting" includes 32 Chinese paintings from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) as well as a few works from the Ming and Republic eras. The exhibition is co-sponsored by Artswego and the college's Office of International Education and Programs.
Opening concurrently, "Lenore Schwarz Neumaier: A Voice Silenced" depicts the life of the Viennese-born opera singer who perished in a Polish concentration camp in 1942. The exhibition was created by Rutgers University art Professor Diane Leonore Neumaier in collaboration with her father Dr. John J. Neumaier.
The 40th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and "Helene Brandt: Recent Sculpture" will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 7. Brandt, a New York City sculptor, uses her training as a dancer to convey a sense of movement in her work. The two exhibits, sponsored by the Student Association Art Exhibition Committee, will run through April 7. The gallery will close for spring recess March 22 to 30.
The spring edition of the Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition will wrap up the season. It will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, and will run through May 17.
All Tyler Art Gallery programs are admission-free. Those seeking handicapped assistance to attend gallery activities should call 312-2113 in advance. Regular gallery hours at 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays.
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