ARTS @ Oswego

February – April 2016

53rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Feb 5 – Feb 21 all-day
A Past Juried Student Exhibition, (TAG photo)

A Past Juried Student Exhibition, (TAG photo)

53rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Free & Open to the Public, February 5th – February 21st
**Opening Reception, Free & Open to Public, Friday, February 12th, 5-7pm; Awards ceremony at 6pm**

With any Oswego student eligible to enter any media, this annual exhibition is always much-anticipated, eclectic and full of surprises. Regional professional artists serve as jurors. Various awards are given including Presidential Purchase Awards; acquiring those works for the college’s permanent collection.

Visiting Artist: Photographer Lida Suchy @ Location TBA
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm


Lida Suchy is a Syracuse-based photographer who chronicles communities through portraiture. As a first generation American of Ukranian descent, Suchy has photographed citizens of her ancestral homeland as well as various American communities. Lida has exhibited in galleries in the USA and Europe. Her work has been widely published and can be found in public collections including George Eastman Museum of Photography; Brooklyn Museum; Biblioteque Nationale, Paris; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Oswego State Theatre Presents “The Mouse Trap” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm


The Mouse Trap, written by Agatha Christie and presented by Student Association, Blackfriars & Oswego State Theatre, is a student honors production directed by Anna Richardson. It tells the story of a group of strangers stranded in a lodge during a snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer. Suspects include the newly married couple housekeepers, a spinster with a curious background, an architect, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, who no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed.

A classic “who done it” by one of the world’s most famous mystery writers. Produced under arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

March 3, 4, 5, 11, 12 • 7:30PM
March 13 • 2PM

Generations V & Master of Art Exhibitions @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Mar 4 – Mar 18 all-day
MAT 2014  “Generations” Exhibition, (TAG photo)

MAT 2014 “Generations” Exhibition, (TAG photo)

MA Exhibition Fall 2015 (Gabrielle Solomon photo)

MA Exhibition Fall 2015 (Gabrielle Solomon photo)

Generations V & Master of Art Exhibitions, Free & Open to the Public, March 4 – March 18
**Opening Reception, Free & Open to the Public, Friday, March 11th, 5-7pm**

Master of Art and Master of Art Teaching students join forces to show their best efforts. The MAT students present Generations V, the fifth installment of this exhibit that includes three generations of artists: mentors, student teachers and their young students. MA students show a mastery of their artistic media and an understanding of their unique creative voice.

Sam Green & Yo La Tengo: “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm


Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green presents his multi-media homage to the visionary architect, engineer and philosopher of sustainability, Buckminster Fuller. Accompanied live on stage by legendary indie band, Yo La Tengo, Green weaves video from Fuller’s extraordinary life into an engaging evening of “live cinema”.


The documentary project premiered at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has played at creative venues and festivals from The Kitchen in New York City to the Barbican in London.

“…a movie being born as you see it and hear it – as alive as music.” Writer, historian & activist Rebecca Solnit

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Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibitions @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Apr 1 – May 11 all-day
Fall 2014 BFA Exhibition (Shinnell Burroughs photo)

Fall 2014 BFA Exhibition (Shinnell Burroughs photo)

The exhibition season winds up with three installments of BFA student exhibitions. After four years of rigorous training and self-reflection, students prepare a body of work showing their individual voices, artistic growth and understanding of the field. Includes students concentrating study in graphic design as well as studio art.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition #1, Free & Open to the Public, April 1st – April 10th
**Opening Reception #1, Free & Open to the Public, Friday, April 8th, 5-7pm**

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition #2, Free & Open to the Public, April 16th – April 24th
**Opening Reception #2, Free & Open to the Public, Friday, April 22nd, 5-7pm**

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition #3, Free & Open to the Public, April 30th – May 11th
**Opening Reception #3, Free & Open to the Public, Friday, May 6th, 5-7pm**

Visiting Artist: New Media Artist Tammy Brackett @ Location TBA
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm


Tammy Brackett is a new media artist whose work questions how the manipulations of science and mass media come to define human epistemology on both the individual and collective scale. She continuously explores the blurry ethics of a frenetic acceleration in acquiring scientific knowledge. Brackett recently exhibited in a solo show titled Deer Dear at SUArt Galleries in Syracuse NY. Brackett is currently Associate Professor and Chair of Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State College, Alfred NY.

Oswego State Theatre & Music Departments Present “Pirates of Penzance” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – May 1 @ 2:00 pm


The Pirates of Penzance host a sherry party to celebrate the Frederic’s status of full-blown Pirate King upon his 21st birthday, whereby Frederic abruptly declares his distaste for the pirate’s life and intent to leave. Having spent his youth aboard the ship, Frederic has only laid eyes on his maid, yet now has fallen head over heals for Mabel the songbird daughter of Major General Stanley. A modern score filled with wit and whimsy, this classic by Gilbert and Sullivan is a delightful comedic romp.

Stage Direction by Christopher Carter Sanderson
Music Direction by Todd Graber

April 21, 22, 23, 29 • 7:30PM
May 1 • 2PM

Visiting Artist: Painter Alfredo Gisholt @ Location TBA
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm


Alfredo Gisholt is a painter in the grand tradition; painting poetic, epic works that extend painting’s story while defying explanation: “I am just trying to paint a picture, a marvelous large picture. I use simple tools and I have no words” he states. Gisholt holds an MFA from Boston University and is an Assistant Professor of printmaking and drawing at Brandeis University. Gisholt received a George and Helen Segal Foundation Fellowship in 2004 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002.