ARTS @ Oswego

February – March 2016

Feb
5
Fri
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.

Feb
17
Wed
Brazilian Film Series: “Elite Squad 2” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brazilian Film Series

Feb
22
Mon
Spanish Film: “Amores Perros” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Amores Perros

Spanish Movie Series: Amores Perros
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
IST Approved
All of the films are in Spanish with English Subtitles

Amores Perros is a 2000 Mexican triptych anthology film containing three distinct stories, which are connected by a car accident in Mexico City.
Each of the three tales is also a reflection on the cruelty of humans towards both animals and other humans, showing how humans may live dark or even hideous lives. But the film’s theme is loyalty, as symbolized by the dog, “man’s best friend”. Dogs are important to the main characters in each of the three stories, and in each story various forms of human loyalty or disloyalty are shown.

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

Suchy

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.

Mar
2
Wed
German Film: “Woman In Gold” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm

Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold, USA, 2015
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
IST Approved

The film is based on the true story of the late Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, who, together with her young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg, fought the government of Austria for almost a decade to reclaim Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was stolen from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II. Altmann took her legal battle all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled on the case Republic of Austria v. Altmann (2004).

Film Trailer

Mar
4
Fri
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.

Mar
14
Mon
Spanish Film: “Machuca” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Machucha

Spanish Movie Series: Machuca
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
IST Approved
This film is in Spanish with English Subtitles

Pedro, who comes from modest means, gets a free ride to an elite Catholic boarding school run by the forward-thinking Father McEnroe. Gonzalo, one of the wealthy boys at the school, quickly takes a shine to Pedro and the two become fast friends. But as the boys spend more time with one another, their relationship is strained by the turbulent social and political upheaval happening in their native Chile.

Movie Trailer

Mar
16
Wed
Spanish Film: “Bread & Roses” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bread & Roses

Spanish Movie Series: Bread & Roses
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
IST Approved
This film is in Spanish with English Subtitles

In Los Angeles, illegal Mexican immigrant Maya finds work as a janitor through her sister, Rosa. However, since both work for a non-union company, conditions are grim. After putting up with abuse from her bosses, Maya is open to the pro-union rhetoric offered by organizer Sam Shapiro. Rosa, however, is far less interested in clashing with management, given the needs of her family, and a rift begins to form between the sisters.

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

Sam_Green_and_Yo_La_Tengo_Photo_Sam_Allison1

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”.

IST APPROVED

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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Mar
30
Wed
German Film: “Barbara” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

Barbara

Barbara, Germany, 2012
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
IST Approved

In 1980s East Germany, Barbara is a Berlin doctor banished to a country medical clinic for applying for an exit visa. Deeply unhappy with her reassignment and fearful of her co-workers as possible Stasi informants, Barbara stays aloof, especially from the good natured clinic head, Andre. Instead, Barbara snatches moments with her lover as she secretly prepares to defect one day. Despite her plans, Barbara learns more about her life that puts her desires and the people around her in a new light. With her changing perspective, Barbara finds herself facing a painful moral dilemma that forces her to choose what she values.

Movie Trailer