ARTS @ Oswego

October 2016 – March 2017

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)

Tyler Art Gallery Downtown Artist Series: Artist Joan Applebaum @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown
Nov 16 – Jan 21 all-day


Land, Sky, Water: Watercolor, Acrylic and Pastel: The Downtown Artist Series continues with an exhibition by artist Joan Applebaum of Upstate NY landscapes. SUNY Oswego students graphic design major Melissa Digiovanna and poet Milo Licata present works they created in response to Applebaum’s collection. (Pictured: Daybreak)

Oswego State Downtown Gallery Hours:
Wednesday:  12pm – 5pm
Thursday:  10am – 6pm
Friday:  10am – 5pm
Saturday:  11am – 5pm
Sunday – Tuesday:  Closed

Tyler Art Gallery: BFA & BA Fall Exhibitions @ Tyler Art Gallery
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm


Tyler Art Gallery: BFA & BA Exhibitions
Reception: Friday, December 9th, 5-7PM

Work by bachelor of fine art students is displayed in Tyler, that of bachelor of arts candidates is shown on the south outer wall of the former second-floor gallery in Penfield. Media used include graphic design, digital media, illustration, sculpture, drawing, painting, ceramics and printmaking. (Pictured: Flower Series #2 by BFA student Emily Clarke)

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

Music Department: Holiday Concert @ St. Mary of the Assumption Church
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm

The SUNY Oswego Music Department, under the direction of Dr. Mihoko Tsutsumi, presents an evening featuring the Oswego Festival Chorus, State Singers, Women’s College Choir, Men’s College Choir, Oswego Youth Choir, Hannibal Senior High School Chorus and Oswego High School Chamber Singers.

More than 200 singers are making a joyful noise!
Free (a donation is appreciated).

Concert: Jazz Ensembles @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Directed by Eric Schmitz, the SUNY Oswego Jazz Ensemble, Latin Jazz Ensemble, and Small Group Combo present music spanning a wide variety of styles and eras. Many student soloists are featured. Free.

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Countertenor Reginald Mobley @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm


Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Countertenor Reginald Mobley
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 • 7:30PM
Host: Mihoko Tsutsumi
Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Pre-concert Talk 7:00PM

Countertenor Reginald Mobley delights audiences with his “crystalline diction and pure, evenly produced tone” (Miami Herald), and “elaborate and inventive ornamentation” (South Florida Classical Review). His natural and preferred habitat as a countertenor soloist is within the Baroque works of Bach, Charpentier, Handel, and Purcell but is equally comfortable in repertoire of later periods, musical theatre, jazz standards, and torch songs.

Reginald Mobley sings Handel’s Crede l’uomo (Disinganno) – II Trionfo del Tempo – EMV
Reginald Mobley Website

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: David Fulmer, Violin & David LeDoux, Cello @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm


David Fulmer, Violin & David LeDoux, Cello
Host: Robert Auler • 7:30PM
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Pre-concert Talk 7:00PM

Garnering numerous international accolades as a violinist, conductor, and composer, and hailed as “…a dizzyingly skillful violinist…Fulmer’s prodigious playing commanded attention throughout.” (New York Times) with “…absolute solidity and soaring imagination…” (Boston Globe) will collaborate with virtuoso cellist LeDoux, member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and former principal of Syracuse Symphony, to perform exciting Piano Trios by Schubert and Arensky.

David Fulmer Website
Cellist David LeDoux