ARTS @ Oswego

September – November 2016

Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown Presents: “Found Objects” @ Tyler Art Gallery, Oswego State Downtown
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm

Found Objects

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

Tyler Art Gallery Fall Exhibit: “Restart” @ Tyler Hall, SUNY Oswego
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm

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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

Spanish Movie Series: El Laberinto Del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


In 1944 Spain young Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) and her ailing mother (Ariadna Gil) arrive at the post of her mother’s new husband (Sergi López), a sadistic army officer who is trying to quell a guerrilla uprising. While exploring an ancient maze, Ofelia encounters the faun Pan, who tells her that she is a legendary lost princess and must complete three dangerous tasks in order to claim immortality.
The film is in Spanish with English Subtitles
This is an IST Approved

Pan’s Labyrinth Trailer

Visiting Artist Series Talk: Moira Williams @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm


Moira Williams is a performance artist who creates participatory works that bring people together and make explicit the complexity of their community and the environment. Her work builds upon open exchanges, where gestures, movement and objects offer diverse opportunities for connections, reciprocity and shifts in authorship. Concepts of eco-feminism and labor are prevalent in her work as is walking.

She holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, an MFA with a Graduate Certificate in Spatial Politics from Stony Brook University, NY. She has been the recipient of numerous national and international grants and artist residencies.

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This event is free and open to the public.
For additional information about this exhibition call the Art Department at (315) 312-2112.
For persons with disabilities needing assistance to attend this exhibition, please call in advance.

Tyler Arts Gallery @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center: “From My Front Door” @ Tyler Art Gallery @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – Jan 20 @ 4:30 pm

From My Front Door

Willson states: “These pictures were made within walking distance of my home in Fayetteville, New York, a suburb of Syracuse. I imagine my neighborhood is similar to thousands of suburbs around the world, so perhaps my meanderings will have some value for others. The presence of Henry David Thoreau, who detailed his neighborhood in Walden, is always with me. I’m also returning to my roots: the first roll of film I shot, 35 years ago, was taken while delivering newspapers on foot near my home in Cayuga Heights, a suburb of Ithaca, New York.

I have always been drawn to places where the natural world intersects with the manmade, so the suburb is perfect for me. I certainly enjoy the national parks in the US, and take joy in the majesty of a sunrise. But it seems more important to me to find inspiration in a thin layer of snow covering blacktop, a telephone pole, a wooden fence and some vinyl siding. These are my surroundings and I insist on creating images of them that intrigue me.”

Willson Cummer is a fine-art photographer, curator and teacher who lives near Syracuse, New York. He has exhibited nationally in juried shows; his first solo NYC show was at OK Harris.  He is a New York Foundation for the Arts MARK Alumnus. He publishes the blog “New Landscape Photography”. His work explores humanity’s place in the environment. You can preview his Parking Garages book on the Blurb website. Willson’s limited-edition prints are for sale in Central New York at the Gandee Gallery of Fabius. The Pierogi gallery, in Brooklyn, also carries Willson’s work, as does the online gallery CoEdit Collection.

Metro Center Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Evenings and Weekends: Variable (please call for hours)

Spanish Movie Series: “La Lengua de la Mariposa” (Butterfly’s Tongue) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Butterfly’s Tongue is a story about a young boy, Moncho, who lives in a Spanish town nearing a civil war, and his relationship with his teacher, Don Gregorio, who teaches Moncho to love learning. Don Gregorio also builds a special relationship with Moncho’s father, who is a Republican like him.

Soon fascists take control of the town, rounding up known Republicans, including Don Gregorio, and Moncho faces the dilemma of how to tell his teacher he cares about what’s happening to him while trying to protect his father.
IST Approved

Global Awareness Conference Movie: These Birds Walk @ Hart Hall Basement
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Hart Hall will host a showing of the documentary These Birds Walk by the Global Awareness Conference speaker Bassam Tariq.

These Birds Walk Trailer

Global Awareness Conference Event: Lina X Aguirre – Trends in Latin American Experimental Animation @ Hart Hall Basement
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am


“Moebius animation,” a curatorial and critical project dedicated to Latin American experimental animation, presents a selection of 18 short films from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Puerto Rico, produced between 2007 and 2014 by independent filmmakers and artists. This compilation is the result of the curator’s effort to map out the artistic field of experimental animation and its intense dynamic during the last decade, defining some trends in technical narrative, material, and sensorial/affective dimensions.

IST Approved

German Film: “Run Lola Run” (Lola Rennt) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm


Run Lola Run is a 1998 German thriller film written and directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Franka Potente as Lola and Moritz Bleibtreu as Manni. The story follows a woman who needs to obtain 100,000 Deutsche Mark in twenty minutes to save her boyfriend’s life.

Run Lola Run Trailer

Tyler Art Gallery Fall Exhibit: SUNY Oswego Art Faculty Exhibition @ Tyler Hall, SUNY Oswego
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm

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November 11-22, 2016: SUNY Oswego Art Faculty Exhibition
Reception, Friday, November 18th, 5-7pm
Once again, Oswego’s art faculty offer up their newest creations in a variety of media, approaches and with a wide range artistic concerns. Though the art faculty is comprised of actively exhibiting professional artists, this is the only opportunity annually to see their works locally.

Tyler Art Gallery Fall Exhibits
Tyler Hall, SUNY Oswego
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Closed Mondays and School Holidays
Michael Flanagan, Gallery Director