ARTS @ Oswego

Apr
1
Fri
Art Gallery Exhibit: “Central Perspective: Where Are We? Who Are We? What Are We?” @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown, Corner of West First & Bridge Street
Apr 1 – May 13 all-day
Illustration: Kirstie Matice

Illustration: Kirstie Matice

Reception: Friday, April 15th, 5-7pm

Conceptualized through the collaborative efforts of faculty and students, “Central Perspective” is one of many art driven projects focusing on central New York due to funding received from the SUNY Research Foundation through the Arts and Humanities of Excellence Network.

The “Central Perspective” project asked participants to use artistic expression to explore identity on both the individual level as well as the community level. Students enrolled in courses in the Art Department at SUNY Oswego were asked to tell the story of the region from the inside, as the story of “Us,” or from the outside as the story of “You.” Whether an insider or an outsider, students were asked to work together to create narratives that integrate reconstructions of the past, perceptions of the present, and musings on the future. In their role as information architects, student designers were charged with pulling out common themes and to collate and consolidate individual ideas and thoughts into a shared vision.

For more information: 315-216-4985

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**

Apr
5
Tue
Art Gallery Exhibit: “Creatively Exploring Place, Self & Collective Identity” @ Tyler Art Gallery @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center, The Atrium, 2 Clinton Square, Syracuse
Apr 5 – May 30 all-day
Illustration: Elijah Vary

Illustration: Elijah Vary

Reception: Friday, April 29th, 5:30-7:30pm

This is a collaborative project between SUNY Oswego, MVCC, and FLCC made possible due to funding received from the SUNY Research Foundation through the Arts and Humanities of Excellence Network. The collaborators want to work within communities struggling under the weight of change and shifting economic/demographic realities. The objective of the project is to provide a window in which K-16 students living in central and upstate New York can put out into the world, through creative expression, a sense of who they are and what it means to live in their community.

The heart of this project is based on D.P. McAdams life story model of identity. This theory of narrative identity postulates that individuals form an identity by integrating their life experiences into an internalized, evolving story of the self, which provides the individual with a sense of unity and purpose in life.

Flexible by design, the project created space for participants to contribute in ways that make sense for them and their communities. Whether through written stories/narratives, documentary/experimental forms, expressive works, or mixed media; whatever the modality, the project supports collectively constructing a malleable picture of place that is woven from the creative expression of its citizens.

For more information: 315-399-4100