August – October 2016
Tyler Art Gallery @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center, in Downtown Syracuse, presents “Urban Beat” (Recent works in encaustics and oil by L.J. Bigness)
August 26 – October 22, 2016
Reception: Thursday, September 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Artist’s Talk: 7:00 pm
Linda Bigness is a painter whose work explores the hidden surfaces found within the urban landscape. When exploring an area of a city where urban renewal has infiltrated into the deteriorated architecture, time passed is revealed. Demolished walls expose another time and hidden signs of another era. Renewal often brings into the viewer’s vision a time that reflects different cultures and ideas. Over time, these remnants have been buried within the worn walls and structures.
Bigness is an internationally exhibited artist who maintains a gallery/studio in Syracuse, New York. Her work has been exhibited in several prestigious solo and group shows that have involved notable jurors such as art critic Clement Greenberg, Ivan Karp, director of OK Harris Gallery in NYC, and Tom Piche, director of the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. In addition, Bigness’ large scale paintings are often selected and commissioned for corporate and residential clients, including the Turning Stone Resort, Merrill Lynch Corporation, Haylor, Freyer and Coon, and Bausch and Lomb.
Bigness holds a BFA from Syracuse University and an MA in art history. Her work has been collected and exhibited throughout the United States. The most recent acquisition is a large scale oil painting reflecting urban renewal and placed at the Rochester New York Regional Health Center.
Presently she is working on her latest book and exhibition about abstract art and the contemporary processes used by working artists today. Part of the research for this book is taken from the workshops she teaches and her oil painting and mixed media collage experience. For over 30 years Bigness has used her expertise to share with others the unique beauty and processes of her chosen medium through writing, teaching and professional exhibits.
Metro Center Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Evenings and Weekends: Variable (please call for hours)
Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown Presents “Found Objects”, New Works & Reinventions by Jacqueline Adamo
In this exhibition, Jackie Adamo explores her love of fiber, handwork, knitting, crocheting and found materials. She is a painter, who uses painterly techniques to create her mixed media compositions. She combines industrial materials including rope, twine, and wire with varieties of textured cloth, paper and natural materials like bone and wood. Many of the materials used began a life as something else, and have been reclaimed, reformed, repurposed here in these intricate, layered pieces.
September 9 – October 28, 2016
Artist’s Reception: Friday, September 9, 5 – 7pm.
Downtown Artists Series: 6pm, Friday, Sept 9
Artist’s Talk: Jackie Adamo
Poet: Lucki Cooper, Creative Writing Major
Designer: Amanda Adams, Art Major
Oswego State Downtown Gallery Hours:
Wednesday: 12pm – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday – Tuesday: Closed
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.
October 4 –October 30, 2016: Restart
Reception, Friday, October 21st, 5-7pm
Artists from around the US show recent work on the topic of “new beginnings and fresh starts” in celebration of the recent renovation of Tyler Hall and Tyler Art Gallery. Also contains work created by local high school students working with Oswego MAT program students, teachers and their mentor teachers. “Whether representing the world of nature, the body, or the urban landscape, or exploring abstract, inner states of being, among other subjects, the works on view provide fresh perspectives on contemporary life. Restart, or the act of beginning anew, sets a progressive course for exhibitions at the Tyler Art Gallery” states guest juror Helaine Posner, Chief Curator Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York.
Tyler Art Gallery Fall Exhibits
Tyler Hall, SUNY Oswego
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Closed Mondays and School Holidays
Michael Flanagan, Gallery Director
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 Young Adult Fiction Writer 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.
Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Suite For Fred
Host: Eric Schmitz
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 • 7:30PM
Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Pre-concert Talk 7:00PM
This special concert features renowned Rochester-based jazz professionals and Eastman School of Music professors Chris Azzara, piano; Clay Jenkins, trumpet; Mark Kellogg, trombone; Doug Stone, saxophone, from the Eastman Community Music School; and Danny Ziemann, bass instructor at SUNY Oswego. The group will present all new compositions by Eric Schmitz, including a suite dedicated to the memory of jazz composer/educator Fred Sturm.
“There’s No Place Like Home.” –Dorothy Gale
THE WIZARD OF OZ
L. Frank Baum’s classic and timeless tale of Dorothy Gale, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion’s search for what lies over the rainbow in The Wizard of Oz (RSC) re-opens our renovated Waterman Theatre. Featuring the songs we love to hear- Over The Rainbow, Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead), If I Only Had A Brain, If I Only Had A Heart, If I Only Had The Nerve, We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road), The Jitterbug, and The Merry Old Land of Oz.
Director Jonel Langenfeld sets Dorothy’s adventure along the train tracks of Midwest and turns up the beat with a steam punk bent. Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.
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.