July – October 2016
Exhibition Dates: July 22 – September 2, 2016
Reception, Artist’s Talk, and Downtown Artists Series:
Friday, July 22, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Poet: Alaina Perkins, Creative Writing Major
Graphic Designer: Jessica Kummrow, Graphic Design Major
Inspired by John Sheffield’s work, Alaina Perkins will read new work written in response to the exhibition. Jessica Kummrow will discuss her graphic design interpretation of this collaboration.
This series is sponsored by SCMA Dean, Dr. Julie Pretzat
Exhibition Sponsors: The Art Department, Tyler Art Gallery, Auxiliary Services, and ARTSwego
Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown Hours
Wednesday: 12on – 5 pm
Thursday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
We begin our season with this talented 50-piece ensemble, composed of music educators from across Central New York. The special concert features SUNY Oswego faculty members Rob Auler and Trevor Jorgensen as piano and saxophone soloists for Stravinsky and Dahl concertos, plus a new work by their faculty colleague, Paul Leary.
“A continuing success story!”
—Syracuse Post Standard
A Talk by Video Games Developer Jeff Gardiner
Jeff Gardiner is a SUNY Oswego alum and a 15-year veteran of the video games industry. During his tenure at Bethesda Games Studios, he has shipped 20 titles, including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 3, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout 4.
Master violinists Kevin Sylvester and Wil Baptiste celebrate the synergy between hip hop and classical music. Featured on NPR and the PBS News Hour, they’ve partnered with top-tier performers from Alicia Keys to Aerosmith. This appearance with turntable ace DJ TK follows a European tour and their newest release, Stereotypes.
“Brilliant music with a poignant message for the world”
Talk with Warren St. John, ORI Non-Fiction Writer
Warren St. John has written for The New York Times, New York Observer, The New Yorker, Wired and Slate. His first book, Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Journey into the Heart of Fan Mania (2004) was named one of Sports Illustrated‘s best books of the year. His second book, Outcasts United: An American Town, A Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference was published in 2009.
Talk & Nickelodeon Writers’ Workshop with Karen Kirkland
As VP of Talent Development, Karen has spent the last 11-years identifying, developing and staffing writers onto Nickelodeon network productions. During her time at Nick, Karen has expanded the Writing Program’s efforts worldwide and has helped to launch the careers of many creative and successful visionaries including the creators of Nickelodeon‘s top-rated live action show for kids – Bella and the Bulldogs.
Talk by Suzanne Johnson, Interactive Mobile Gaming App Story Lead
Suzanne Johnson is the creator of an Emmy Award-winning webseries. She is currently a story lead for Pocket Gems’ Episode Interactive mobile gaming app. A former V.P. of Programming and Talent Development for ABC Daytime Television, she also wrote for All My Children and was a story consultant for Nickelodeon International.
A Talk by Novelist Karen Bao
Karen Bao began writing her first novel, Dove Arising, at the age of seventeen. Dove Exiled is her second published novel. She graduated in May 2016 from Columbia University.
“There’s No Place Like Home.” –Dorothy Gale
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Written by L.Frank Baum
Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Hamburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Stage Direction by Jonel Langenfeld
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Music Direction by Todd Graber
Thursday, October 20 – Friday, October 21 • 7:30pm
Saturday, October 22 • 3:00pm
Thursday, October 27-Friday, October 28 • 7:30pm
Saturday, October 29 • 3:00pm
Tickets: 315-312-2141 or https://tickets.oswego.edu
Talk by Jericho Brown, Poet
Jericho Brown is a poet whose poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry. His first book, Please (2008) won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament (2014) was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront and the Academy of American Poets.