ARTS @ Oswego

Jan
30
Fri
Art Gallery Exhibition: Fantastic Architectures @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown
Jan 30 – Mar 6 all-day

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Image: Glenn Ivers

Opening Reception: Friday, January 30 • 5-8 PM

Artists and designers use various elements to create compositions of diverse subject matter. For this project in foundation design, students created mixed media drawings that experimented with line, shape, value, color, texture, and scale. A primary focus was on creating the illusion of 3D forms and the development of space.

Feb
9
Mon
Art Gallery Exhibition: Selma to Montgomery March at 50: Civil Rights Photographs @ ArtRage Gallery
Feb 9 – Mar 28 all-day

Selma to Montgomery

Art Gallery Exhibition: Selma to Montgomery March at 50: Civil Rights Photographs by Matt Herron
The Norton Putter Gallery, ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse

Herron’s photos appeared in Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, and the Saturday Evening Post.
Herron speaks at SUNY Oswego March 24 as part of the semester-long initiative Race.Place.Being.

Feb
19
Thu
Art Gallery Exhibition: Apartheid & Identity: Race • Place • Being @ Tyler Art Gallery @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center
Feb 19 – Mar 28 all-day
"Selma March" - Matt Herron Photo

“Selma March” – Matt Herron Photo

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Opening Reception: Thursday, February 19 • 5-8 PM
Closing Reception: Saturday, March 28 • 2-4 PM

This multimedia group exhibition explores the convergences between South Africa’s struggle against Apartheid and the US Civil Rights movement struggle for voting rights through the Tyler Gallery’s joint collaboration with Syracuse Stage and ArtRage Gallery. In February, Syracuse Stage hosts an international production of Athol Fugard’s celebrated 1972 play, Sizwe Banzi is Dead. Set in a photographer’s studio, Sizwe Banzi depicts the construction and regulation of identity and how one man sheds this straitjacket. ArtRage Gallery marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary 1965 Selma to Montgomery march with an exhibition of Civil Rights era photographer Matt Heron’s images printed on fabric banners evoking the spirit of mass protest.

Though oceans separate them, both struggles hinged crucially on how those seeking freedom succeeded in visually defining who they were. On different continents, both struggles overlapped in time and echoed one another’s victories and set-backs too. 1964 saw Nelson Mandela sentenced to life in prison, but the next year saw the Selma marches. 1976 saw Sizwe Banzi’s original cast members jailed for their performances, but also the Soweto Uprising. Apartheid and Identity explores those historical events as well as the ways in which those struggles persist in our own day and are never truly “over.”

Apartheid and Identity presents sculpture, photography and quilted fabric as well as a variety of specially commissioned performances and screenings of award-winning films. Anchored in the Tyler Art Gallery at SUNY Oswego Metro Center in downtown Syracuse, Apartheid and Identity also travels when a portion of programming goes to the main campus, thereby joining the series of spring 2015 campus events titled Race, Place and Being.

Apartheid & Identity

Race • Place • Being

Feb
26
Thu
Circle Mirror Transformation @ Hewitt Ballroom
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

Circle Mirror Transformation

Student Association, Blackfriars & the Oswego State Theatre Department present
Circle Mirror Transformation
Written by Annie Baker
Directed by Alyssa Otoski
A student honors production
Produced under arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Preview: Thursday, February 26 • 7:30 PM

Friday & Saturday, February 27 & 28 • 7:30 PM

Friday & Saturday, March 6 & 7 • 7:30 PM

Sunday, March 8 • 2 PM

Mar
3
Tue
Natalie Daise: “Becoming Harriet Tubman” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 3 – Mar 4 all-day

Tubman PRINT

The Story of Harriet Tubman
Tuesday, March 3 • 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 4 • 7:30 PM
Hewitt Union Ballroom

A Talk-Back with the audience follows both performances.

This theatrical storytelling presentation allows the audience to follow the development of Araminta Ross as she becomes the iconic heroine Harriet Tubman. Five characters, all played by Natalie Daise, share their perspective on the events that shaped Harriet. Coded message songs, as well as a haunting melody by Kim and Reggie Harris, add texture to her unique and uplifting story.

Parking in the Culkin Hall lot (E-6) and nearby lot E-18.

The Syracuse Post-Standard calls it one of five “not-to-miss” theatre events of 2015!

A masterful storyteller! –Charleston City Paper

Harriet Tubman Mini-Bio Video

Natalie Daise in Becoming Harriet Tubman

Natalie Daise Website

Visiting Artist: Ken Woodworth @ 107 Lanigan Hall
Mar 3 @ 2:20 pm
Photo Credit: Ken Woodworth

Photo Credit: Ken Woodworth

Visiting Artist Series
With more than 13 years of working on the web, Ken Woodworth has experienced the evolution of web design – from table-based layouts, to the web standards movement, to the responsive world of today. Ken has a gift for creating beautiful, intuitive design systems for even the most complex requirements, and his design capabilities are matched by a thorough understanding and ability in multiple front-end technologies.

Mar
4
Wed
The Films and Animations of Charlotte Taylor @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

Aurora Beach

Charlotte Taylor is an experimental animator, teaching Film/Video in the rural mountains of Western North Carolina. Her research ranges from digital animation and handmade film to optical toys, and she is particularly interested in alternative forms of production and presentation.

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Mar
5
Thu
Performance: Natalie Daise in “Becoming Harriet Tubman” @ Community Folk Art Center
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm

Tubman PRINT

Natalie Daise - Becoming Harriet Tubman

The Story of Harriet Tubman
Thursday, March 5 • 7:00 PM
Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

A Talk-Back with the audience follows both performances.
For Tickets to this performance call 315-442-2230

This theatrical storytelling presentation allows the audience to follow the development of Araminta Ross as she becomes the iconic heroine Harriet Tubman. Five characters, all played by Natalie Daise, share their perspective on the events that shaped Harriet. Coded message songs, as well as a haunting melody by Kim and Reggie Harris, add texture to her unique and uplifting story.

The Syracuse Post-Standard calls it one of five “not-to-miss” theatre events of 2015!

A masterful storyteller! –Charleston City Paper

Harriet Tubman Mini-Bio Video

Natalie Daise in “Becoming Harriet Tubman”

Natalie Daise Website

Mar
8
Sun
Recital: Pianist Juan La Manna With Members of the Oswego College Community Orchestra @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm

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A Piano Recital featuring Juan Francisco La Manna with members of the Oswego College Community Orchestra
This recital of diverse music includes Brahms’ soulful Intermezzi Op. 117, Debussy’s delicate and atmospheric Images, Book 2, and Ginastera’s boisterous Three Argentinean Dances. Rounding out the program will be Mozart’s beautiful Concerto in A major, K. 488.

Mar
9
Mon
German Language Film: “Sissi” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm

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Sissi is a 1955 Austrian film directed by Ernst Marischka and starring Romy Schneider as Sissi. The film is based on the play Sissys Brautfahrt (Sissy’s Bridal Journey) by Ernst Décsey and Gustav Holm.

Sissi is the first installment in the trilogy of films about Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who was known to her family as “Sissi”. It was followed by The Young Empress and Fateful Years of an Empress.

This first film in the trilogy follows the love story of young Sissi and the Emperor of Austria, Franz Joseph 1. The story follows the intrigue of the royal court, as Sissi learns that Franz Joseph is engaged to her sister, Néné.

In German with English subtitles

This is an IST Approved Event.