Origins: Tradition & Innovation
Reception: Wednesday, September 16th, 5-7pm
Origins explores contemporary art that has a connection to traditional forms, craft and folk art. Featured will be thirteen artists working in a variety of media and includes quilts with photographic and other narrative imagery, a highly sculptural Adirondack rustic chair and a mailbox made from a tuba. The exhibit illuminates the ways in which artists incorporate outside cultural influences and is in part intended to cause the viewer to question the difference between “high art” and “low art”, “fine art” and “craft”.
The reception for this exhibition is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th, 5-7pm with cellist Matt Haimovitz performing a specially commissioned short “overture” by contemporary composer, Du Yun, along with Bach’s Cello Suite #2 at 5pm. Haimovitz’s choice of folk-influenced repertoire and his preference for casual, non-traditional venues makes him the perfect performer to help us celebrate Origins.
Art Gallery @ Penfield Hours: Fall 2015
Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 4pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 4pm
Closed Mondays and School Holidays
Oswego alum Jennifer Jackson’s debut picture book, The Punkydoos Take the Stage, illustrated by Dan Andreasen, was recently released by Disney Hyperion. Her love of storytelling began in theater, where she wrote and directed original physical theater pieces.
SUNY Oswego Alum Juliana Hannett received her BA in Theatre (with a minor in Business Administration) from SUNY Oswego in 1995 and her MA in Theatre from Hunter College in 2014. She has been press agent for many Broadway productions including Take Me Out, The History Boys, Beauty and the Beast, and Into the Woods. In 2008, she headed up the Broadway and National Tour campaigns for Billy Elliot and Memphis along with the 2010 and 2012 productions of the hit musical Elf. In December 2014, she was Senior Press Agent for the the hit Broadway revival of David Hare’s Skylight and Larry David’s Broadway debut as playwright and star of Fish In the Dark. Her upcoming projects include A View From the Bridge, Shuffle Along, and Groundhog Day.
The SUNY Oswego Alumni Association will host a reception following the event.
Where Do We Go?
Work by Jeff Madison
September 11th-October 24th, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 11th, 5-7pm
Jeff Madison’s digital collages are explorations in storytelling. His work is luminous and retains the qualities of fable, while engaging masterful technique.
“At a glance, my images seem casually unreal. I am always looking for new inspiration and new ways to turn my imagination into a reality. It’s who I am, just as much as a hand or a foot. I take in all of the emotions, colors, shapes, and sounds that surround me in everyday life and put that into my work.
Each image starts with taking many photos, followed by an average of 15 hours in the digital studio, manipulating my images into the stories you can see in front of you. Ultimately, it’s the idea that comes and that can be brought out by just walking down the street. Some ideas are easier than other to bring to life.
Each picture that I create that I create is a journey in itself. Finding the images that I use, adds to the story that I tell. I take great pride in using all of my own images- these stories are created through all of my own work from start to finish.”
Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown:
186 West 1st Street, Oswego, NY 13126 • (315) 216-4985
Open Year-Round Wednesday-Saturday except New Years Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
Sunday -Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12pm – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
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Renowned Israeli-born soloist Matt Haimovitz performs all six Bach cello suites, while visiting four Central New York locations. The “moveable feast” begins with a Tuesday live-at-noon broadcast from the studios of WCNY FM (91.3), followed by a 3pm appearance at The River’s End Bookstore. The musical tour resumes 5pm Wednesday at Tyler Gallery in Penfield Library, with the remaining suites offered as memorable evening fare in Sheldon Hall Ballroom. Join us for a delightful tasting or the entire feast!
“Ardent lyricism” —New York Times
September 17th-October 24th, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 18th, 5:30-7:30pm
“Myth…a traditional story, concerning the early history of
a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon…
typically involving supernatural beings or events. “I Myths”
then, are images that illustrate events or stories of an individual.
Although these images are personal in nature, each viewer will
bring to the images their own thoughts and interpretations.
Who’s to say what story or interpretation is true or correct?
Maybe none, maybe all.” – Billie Jo Peterson–
SUNY Oswego Metro Center Art Gallery
2 Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY 13202 • (315) 399-4100
Evenings and Weekends: Variable (Please call for hours)
Closed New Years Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
Mike Raicht is a writer whose creator-owned work includes his graphic novel The Stuff of Legend which was picked up by Villard, an imprint of Random House and launched #2 on the New York Times Paperpack Graphic Novel list. Disney recently acquired the feature film rights to the novel. Mike is also a former Marvel Comics editor (X-Men line). He has written stories for multiple publishers including Marvel Entertainment (Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, MAX Zombie), DC Comics (Batman, Superman), IDW (GI Joe, Godzilla), Dynamite (Dark Shadows, Army of Darkness, Raise the Dead II) and BOOM! Studios (Finding Nemo).
The Brooklyn-based WSO has taken New York City by storm! Not your mother’s salsa band, they thrive on pulsating dura arrangements of contemporary indie rock tunes— an adventurous crossover that’s breathing life into the popular genre for a new generation. If you can’t sit still through music with an infectious Latin beat, bring your dancing shoes!
“An unstoppable weapon for the dance floor!” — Vibrations Magazine, Paris
Margarita Vargas, Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, SUNY Buffalo, will address the question of justice and social responsibility through the analysis of Barbara Colio’s Antigone-type character in the play Usted esta aqui (“You Are Here” 2009).
The play’s central character is based on Miranda de Wallace who sought justice for her son who was kidnapped and killed in Mexico City in 2005.