ARTS @ Oswego

August – November 2016

Aug
26
Fri
SUNY Oswego Metro Center: “Urban Beat” @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am – Oct 22 @ 4:30 pm

Urban Beat

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)
315.399.4100

Sep
9
Fri
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

Oct
4
Tue
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
michael.flanagan@oswego.edu
315-312-2112

Oct
10
Mon
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.

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

Karen Bao

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.

Karen Bao Website

Oct
24
Mon
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

Oct
29
Sat
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)

Nov
2
Wed
Living Writers Series: Rick Jacobs @ Marano Campus Center Auditorium, Room 132
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Rick Jacobs

Talk by Rick Jacobs, Film & TV Producer and SUNY Oswego Alum

Rick’s work has taken him to London, Paris and Stockholm. As a theatre director and playwright, he has staged productions in London theatres, including the Cole Porter musical High Society in the West End. Currently Rick works as a film and television producer, with his latest show, Tareq Taylor’s Nordic Cookery airing in 122 countries in North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia.

Nov
7
Mon
Living Writers Series: Marcus Gardley @ Marano Campus Center Auditorium, Room 132
Nov 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Marcus Gardley Hi-Res

Talk by Marcus Gardley, Playwright
Marcus Gardley is a multiple award-winning playwright. His new play X, about the assassination of Malcolm X, will tour nationally as part of the Acting Company’s 2017 season. His works include The House That Will Not Stand (2015 Glickman award), The Gospel of Loving Kindness (2014 BTAA best play/playwright), Every Tongue Confess, And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi, and On The Levee. Gardley has an MFA from Yale School of Drama.

The Acting Company Website

Nov
11
Fri
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
michael.flanagan@oswego.edu
315-312-2112