ARTS @ Oswego

July 2016 – March 2017

Jul
22
Fri
Downtown Tyler Art Gallery: 86,400 Grains of Grace @ Downtown Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm

Photography by John Sheffield

Photography by John Sheffield


Exhibition Dates: July 22 – September 2, 2016

Reception, Artist’s Talk, and Downtown Artists Series:
Friday, July 22, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Downtown Artists Series
Poet: Alaina Perkins, Creative Writing Major
Graphic Designer: Jessica Kummrow, Graphic Design Major

Inspired by John Sheffield’s work, Alaina Perkins will read new work written in response to the exhibition. Jessica Kummrow will discuss her graphic design interpretation of this collaboration.

This series is sponsored by SCMA Dean, Dr. Julie Pretzat
Exhibition Sponsors: The Art Department, Tyler Art Gallery, Auxiliary Services, and ARTSwego

Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown Hours
Wednesday: 12on – 5 pm
Thursday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday-Tuesday: Closed

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
20
Thu
Oswego State Theatre and Music Departments: The Wizard of Oz @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm

The Wizard of Oz 10.20.16

“There’s No Place Like Home.” –Dorothy Gale

THE WIZARD OF OZ


L. Frank Baum’s classic and timeless tale of Dorothy Gale, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion’s search for what lies over the rainbow in The Wizard of Oz (RSC) re-opens our renovated Waterman Theatre. Featuring the songs we love to hear- Over The Rainbow, Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead), If I Only Had A Brain, If I Only Had A Heart, If I Only Had The Nerve, We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road), The Jitterbug, and The Merry Old Land of Oz.

Director Jonel Langenfeld sets Dorothy’s adventure along the train tracks of Midwest and turns up the beat with a steam punk bent. Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

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
Performing Arts Series: Waterman Theatre Re-Opening Celebration: Ailey II @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm
Courtney Ross & Lloyd A. Boyd III (Photo Credit: Eduardo Patino, NYC)

Courtney Ross & Lloyd A. Boyd III (Photo Credit: Eduardo Patino, NYC)

Waterman Theatre Re-Opening Celebration
Performing Arts Series: Ailey II
One of America’s most beloved dance companies returns to the ARTSwego stage. Sylvia Waters, founding artistic director, received an honorary doctorate from SUNY Oswego in 1996. Her successor Troy Powell carries forward and refreshes the Alvin Ailey vision of artistic excellence and outreach. New works and classic repertoire.

“Amazing young dancers giving their all to choreography…”
— New York Times

Ailey II Website

Ailey II Video “Revelations”

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

Dec
2
Fri
Tyler Art Gallery: BFA Fall Exhibition @ Tyler Art Gallery
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm

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Tyler Art Gallery: BFA Exhibition
Reception: Friday, December 9th, 5-7PM
A culminating event and celebration that both graphic design and studio art students anticipate and prepare for throughout their college years. Features a variety of media including graphic design, illustration, digital media, sculpture, drawing, painting, ceramics and printmaking. The qualities of exploration and creativity are prevalent in these adventurous young artists.

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

Mar
27
Mon
Performing Arts Series: The Acting Company: Two Important Plays – Two Nights of Outstanding Theatre @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 28 @ 8:45 pm

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Monday, March 27, 2017 • 7:30PM
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Directed by Devin Brain
America’s premiere touring classical theatre company presents their diverse-cast production of this Shakespeare classic. With a presidential election year and the “Ides of March” just behind us, take time to reflect on ambition, loyalty, love of country, backroom politics, and the historical patterns we can’t stop repeating.

“Delivered…crisply and compellingly”
—New York Times

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 • 7:30PM
X: A New Play by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Ian Belknap
The assassination of Malcolm X—both the story we think we know and details seldom shared—brought vividly and lyrically to life. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar provides the framework for an award-winning playwright to deepen our understanding of this complex, compelling figure in the tumultuous era of the 1960s.

“One of the most promising contemporary playwrights”
—Broadway World

The Acting Company Website