ARTS @ Oswego

January – February 2015

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.

Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Hill Harper @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Hill Harper

Humanitarian, actor and best-selling author Hill Harper of “CSI: NY” fame delivers the keynote talk for SUNY Oswego’s annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy as part of Black History Month.

Doors to the event open at 6:30 p.m. Free, including parking in lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall.

Call 315-312-2141 on Jan. 28 to reserve a free ticket.

Jan
31
Sat
Art Gallery Exhibition – Searching: Photography from the Collection of Light Work @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Jan 31 – Feb 15 all-day
Light Work Collection Photo

Light Work Collection Photo

Tyler Art Gallery Exhibition – Searching: Photography from the Collection of Light Work
Reception Friday, February 6th, 5-7 PM
A provocative offering of contemporary photography culled from the 3,500 item collection of this world renown institution, illustrating the many ways in which artists, as well as their subjects, search in life.
A startling array of artistic intentions and formal approaches is represented. Curated by the Student Art Exhibition Committee.

Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library hours are as follows:
Tues. – Fri. 10am -4pm
Sat. 10:30am -4pm
Sunday 11:30-4pm
Closed Mondays and school holidays
(315) 312-2112

Art Gallery Exhibition: Identity Tides @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Jan 31 – Feb 15 all-day
Photo Credit: Winslow/Stout

Photo Credit: Winslow/Stout

Tyler Art Gallery Exhibition: Identity Tides
Reception Friday, February 6th, 5-7 PM

This video art installation superimposes Department of Communication Studies Associate Professor Jane Winslow’s projected digital video of ocean tidal movement and a sound bed of interviews of musings about gender identity onto Art Department Instructor Barbara Stout’s ink wash portrait triptych of “gender-full” people.

Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library hours are as follows:
Tues. – Fri. 10am -4pm
Sat. 10:30am -4pm
Sunday 11:30-4pm
Closed Mondays and school holidays
(315) 312-2112

Rice Creek Story Hour: “Winter’s Tale” @ Rice Creek Field Station
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Winter's Tale

Robert James Sabuda is a leading children’s pop-up book artist and paper engineer. His recent books, such as those describing the stories of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, have been well received and critically acclaimed. Sabuda has also been awarded the Meggendorfer Prize three times, an award instituted by the Movable Book Society of America in honor of German illustrator Lothar Meggendorfer.

Participants in this Rice Creek Story Hour event will learn about nature through the amazingly creative & beautiful book Winter’s Tale, by Robert Sabuda. Part of SUNY’s partnership with the Read Aloud 15 Minutes national initiative, Story Hour is designed for elementary-aged children, though all are welcome. An adult must accompany children. Program size is limited, unable to accommodate groups.

For information:312-6677.
For Rice Creek Field Station Location:

Feb
11
Wed
Documentary Film: “Slavery By Another Name” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Slavery by Another Name

This screening of the PBS documentary Slavery By Another Name, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning-book by Douglas Blackmon, is part of SUNY Oswego’s observance of Black History Month and precedes Mr. Blackmon’s talk on February 12th.

Film Trailer

Free, including parking in the employee and commuter lots behind Hart and Funnelle residence hall. See Parking 312-3214

Feb
12
Thu
Talk: Douglas Blackmon on “Slavery By Another Name” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Book Slavery by Another Name

As part of SUNY Oswego’s observance of Black History Month, Douglas Blackmon, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, talks about his searing examination of how institutionalized oppression of African Americans persisted far into the 20th century.

Douglas Blackmon Website

Free, including parking in the employee and commuter lots behind Hart and Funnelle residence halls. 312-3214. See Parking.

Feb
18
Wed
Vocal Ensemble: Voice – “If Music Be The Food of Love” @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm

London Fields 2 - photo cr Yoshitaka Kono

Vocal Ensemble:Voice
If Music Be the Food of Love

For their second American tour, the wonderful British ensemble, Voice, brings a program of songs exploring the beauty, heartache, and humor of love. The trio focuses the program, called If Music be the Food of Love, on the extraordinary role of women in music – as composer, performer and muse.

Extend the Valentine’s season with a perfect evening; hear it with someone you love!

Patterns of Love Video

Listen to Voice sing “Go Lassie, Go”

More about Voice

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

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Opening Reception: Thursday, February 19 • 5-8 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.

Race • Place • Being Website

Feb
21
Sat
Rice Creek Story Hour: “Stranger in the Woods” @ Rice Creek Field Station
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stranger in the Woods

Participants learn about nature through the book Stranger in the Woods by Carl Sams and Jean Stoick. Wildlife photographers capture the curious moments of wildlife in the woods as they came upon a snowman.

This program is part of SUNY’s partnership with the Read Aloud 15 Minutes national initiative and is designed for elementary-aged children, though all are welcome.

An adult must accompany children. Program size is limited, unable to accommodate groups. Free. 312-6677

About Rice Creek Field Station