ARTS @ Oswego

Downtown Tyler Art Gallery: 86,400 Grains of Grace @ Downtown Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm

Photography by John Sheffield

Photography by John Sheffield

Exhibition Dates: July 22 – September 2, 2016

Reception, Artist’s Talk, and Downtown Artists Series:
Friday, July 22, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Downtown Artists Series
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
Sunday-Tuesday: Closed

Performing Arts Series: Central Winds @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm

Central Winds 1

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

Central Winds Website

Living Writers Series: Jeff Gardiner, Video Games Developer @ Marano Campus Center Auditorium, Room 132
Sep 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Jeff Gardiner

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.

Performing Arts Series: Black Violin @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm
Photo Credit: Colin Brennan

Photo Credit: Colin Brennan

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”

Black Violin Music Video “Magic”

Living Writers Series: Warren St. John @ Marano Campus Center Auditorium, Room 132
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Warren St. John

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.

Living Writers Series: Karen Kirkland @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Karen Kirkland

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.

Living Writers Series: Suzanne Johnson @ Marano Campus Center Auditorium, Room 132
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Suzanne Johnson

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.

Living Writers Series: Karen Bao @ Marano Campus Center Auditorium, Room 132
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Karen Bao

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.

Karen Bao Website

Oswego State Theatre and Music Departments: The Wizard of Oz @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm

The Wizard of Oz 10.20.16

“There’s No Place Like Home.” –Dorothy Gale


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

Living Writers Series: Jericho Brown @ Marano Campus Center Auditorium, Room 132
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Jericho Brown

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.

Jericho Brown Website