February – March 2016
53rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Free & Open to the Public, February 5th – February 21st
**Opening Reception, Free & Open to Public, Friday, February 12th, 5-7pm; Awards ceremony at 6pm**
With any Oswego student eligible to enter any media, this annual exhibition is always much-anticipated, eclectic and full of surprises. Regional professional artists serve as jurors. Various awards are given including Presidential Purchase Awards; acquiring those works for the college’s permanent collection.
Award winning Country Singer/Songwriter, Chef, Actor, Producer, Clinical Psychologist and Entrepreneur Cooper Boone brings music to Oswego that he calls Country BlueGlam (where bluegrass meets glammed-out fashion) from his third album, Sideshow. He and his band are joined onstage by a ringmaster and a cast of characters (played by SUNY Oswego students and faculty).
Spanish Movie Series: Amores Perros
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
All of the films are in Spanish with English Subtitles
Amores Perros is a 2000 Mexican triptych anthology film containing three distinct stories, which are connected by a car accident in Mexico City.
Each of the three tales is also a reflection on the cruelty of humans towards both animals and other humans, showing how humans may live dark or even hideous lives. But the film’s theme is loyalty, as symbolized by the dog, “man’s best friend”. Dogs are important to the main characters in each of the three stories, and in each story various forms of human loyalty or disloyalty are shown.
Lida Suchy is a Syracuse-based photographer who chronicles communities through portraiture. As a first generation American of Ukranian descent, Suchy has photographed citizens of her ancestral homeland as well as various American communities. Lida has exhibited in galleries in the USA and Europe. Her work has been widely published and can be found in public collections including George Eastman Museum of Photography; Brooklyn Museum; Biblioteque Nationale, Paris; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Host: Ahreum Kim
The Afiara Quartet is a dynamic ensemble, described as “a revelation” (La Presse) with performances balancing “intensity and commitment” with “frequent moments of tenderness” (Montreal Gazette). After residencies at The Juilliard School and San Francisco State University, the Afiara is Fellowship Quartet at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto– embracing their role as ambassadors for the genre in the 21st century.
“Quicksilver and delicate…electric and filled with sentiment…”
–San Jose Mercury News
“Moments of sheer transcendent beauty abounded from both the music and the musicians.”
–Seen and Heard International (Montreal Chamber Music Festival review)
Woman in Gold, USA, 2015
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
The film is based on the true story of the late Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, who, together with her young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg, fought the government of Austria for almost a decade to reclaim Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was stolen from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II. Altmann took her legal battle all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled on the case Republic of Austria v. Altmann (2004).
The Mouse Trap, written by Agatha Christie and presented by Student Association, Blackfriars & Oswego State Theatre, is a student honors production directed by Anna Richardson. It tells the story of a group of strangers stranded in a lodge during a snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer. Suspects include the newly married couple housekeepers, a spinster with a curious background, an architect, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, who no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed.
A classic “who done it” by one of the world’s most famous mystery writers. Produced under arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
March 3, 4, 5, 11, 12 • 7:30PM
March 13 • 2PM
Generations V & Master of Art Exhibitions, Free & Open to the Public, March 4 – March 18
**Opening Reception, Free & Open to the Public, Friday, March 11th, 5-7pm**
Master of Art and Master of Art Teaching students join forces to show their best efforts. The MAT students present Generations V, the fifth installment of this exhibit that includes three generations of artists: mentors, student teachers and their young students. MA students show a mastery of their artistic media and an understanding of their unique creative voice.