ARTS @ Oswego

September – October 2014

Tyler Art Gallery Exhibits, Fall 2014 @ See Below for Locations, Dates, Times
Sep 5 – Jan 24 all-day


Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library will have extended hours for the 2014-15 year:
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM

TALK: Concerning the ORI (Oswego Reading Initiative) Book “The Round House” @ Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Round House

ORI (the Oswego Reading Intiative) presents a talk on the book selected as the reading for this year’s first-year and transfer students. Professor Eric Cheyfitz of Cornell University discusses his paper (co-authored with Professor Shari Huhndorf of UC Berkeley) “Genocide By Other Means: US Federal Indian Law and Violence Against Native Women in Louise Erdrich’s The Round House.”

Open Hand Theater & The CNY Great Pumpkin Festival @ Washington Square Park
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Openhand in parade

Sunday, October 5 • 11AM – 3PM
Join ARTSwego at The CNY Great Pumpkin Festival
as we welcome Open Hand Theater to the event

Founded in 1980, multi-award winning Open Hand Theater has created its own unique style of grand scale puppetry and will add to the fun and entertainment for adults and children alike, at this fun family weekend.


Concert: Guitarists Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge Concert Free & Open to the Public

The Guitar duo of Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge is a collaborative effort founded in the roots of
acoustic music, exploring the worlds of improvisation and composition.

With Lage’s background in modern jazz and new music, and Eldridge’s deep relationship with bluegrass as well as his being a member of the widely acclaimed band, Punch Brothers, this duo lives at the nexus of improvisation, spontaneous composition, and virtuosic refinement, all performed on their respective 1939 Martin guitars.

Lage & Eldridge at Loveless Cafe

Lage & Eldridge “Boca Grande”

Third Rail Projects: “Anthem” @ Fort Ontario, One East Fourth Street
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

Third Rail Projects2

Third Rail Projects Performances:
Friday, October 10 • 6:30 PM
Friday, October 10 • 8 PM
Saturday, October 11 • 6:30 PM
Saturday, October 11 • 8 PM

Third Rail Projects won high praise from New York critics for last season’s Then She Fell, based on the writings of Lewis Carroll. The Bessie Awardwinning ensemble creates their next dance theater work, entitled Anthem, at Oswego’s Fort Ontario, using its intricate architecture as their inspiration and stage!

Third Rail abandons the conventional distance between performer and observer, inviting every participant to deeper immersion in the creative process. Fresh vantage points and surprising juxtapositions are their stock in trade. A thrilling, perspective-changing evening!

Third Rail Projects Website

YouTube Video

Visiting Artist Edward V. Kelley @ SUNY Oswego Campus
Oct 13 – Oct 16 all-day

Edward Kelley Bell Tower

Monday, October 13
Sculptor Edward Kelley of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, engages campus and community interest as his 10-foot-tall sculpture “Bell Tower”, featuring a ringable cow bell, joins five other large pieces in a grove of maples near the Marano Campus Center for a two-year exhibition.

Other artists whose works grace the triangular site are Drew Goerlitz of Plattsburgh with “Questioning State”; Bob Turan of Earlton with “Pileated Woodpecker Totem”; miChelle Vara of Wilton with “Life”; Coral Lambert of SUNY Alfred with “Shape Shifters”; and Eric Stein of Huguenot with “Cutter”.

Wednesday, October 15
Talk by Kelley, Lanigan 103 • 6 PM

Iron Pour at Dry Ice Factory

Thursday, October 16 • 6-9 PM
Kelley conducts an outdoor molten-iron pour with students between Oneida Hall and the Village.
Parking is available by Romney Field House (lot EC-7); shuttles run every 15 minutes between the lot and the pour location.

See Campus Map

Talk: ORI 2014-15 Selection “The Round House” @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm

Scott  Stevens

The Oswego Reading Initiative (ORI) committee presents a talk on this year’s choice for first-year and transfer students. Scott Manning Stevens addresses “Coming of Age along the Red Road: Observations of Louise Erdrich’s The Round House. Stevens, a citizen of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is Associate Professor and Director of Native American Studies at Syracuse University.

Senegal St. Joseph Choir @ St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 103 West 7th Street
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm

St. Joseph Choir Large
Direct from Dakar, this chorus of sixteen singers and four traditional drummers performs repertoire ranging from familiar spirituals and traditional African songs to the magnificent masses composed by their noted founder, Julian Jouga.

They are joined by SUNY Oswego’s State Singers who will sing “Vamuvamba” (They Crucified Him) by Boniface Mganga and “Tshotshoroza” arr. by Jeffery Ames.

Senegal St. Joseph Choir, Tapha Chorale

More about Senegal St. Joseph Choir

Boniface Mganga’s “Vamuvamba” (They Crucified Him)

“Tshotshoroza” arr. by Jeffery Ames

Event: Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit @ Marano Campus Center Arena
Oct 16 @ 2:30 pm


SUNY Oswego’s 10th annual media summit features alumni Al Roker (NBC’s Today weather reporter/co-anchor)* and Ken Auletta (The New Yorker columnist; author). Also on this year’s panel: Charlie Rose (PBS’s Charlie Rose anchor/director; CBS’s This Morning co-anchor), Connie Schultz (Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist formerly with the Cleveland Plain Dealer) and Dennis Thatcher (head of Mission Broadcasting). Auletta moderates the panel discussion: “Is the Digital Revolution a Blessing or a Curse? Or Both?”
*Roker plans live remotes from Oswego Thursday morning.

Parking is available by Romney Field House (lot EC-7); shuttles run every 15 minutes between the lot and the arena.
See Campus Map

Visiting Artists Series: Iron Pour Demonstration @ Lawn Adjacent to Oneida Hall
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Iron Pour at Dry Ice Factory

Iron Pour at Dry Ice Factory
                     (Photos by Hugh Graham)

Artist Edward Kelley of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, demonstrates the fiery skill used by sculptors working with ferrous metals.

The free public molten-iron pour takes place well away from buildings on a portion of lawn adjacent to Oneida Hall, along the Iroquois Trail ring road.

Parking is available by Romney Field House (lot EC-7); shuttles run every 15 minutes between the lot and the pour location.
See Campus Map