ARTS @ Oswego

Sep
4
Fri
Art Gallery Exhibition: Origins: Tradition & Innovation @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Sep 4 – Oct 4 all-day
Donna Sharrett "Just Breathe" 2012 (DETAIL) (Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York photo)

Donna Sharrett
“Just Breathe” 2012 (DETAIL)
(Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York photo)

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”.

Photo Credit: Stephanie MacKinnon

Photo Credit: Stephanie MacKinnon

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

Sep
9
Wed
Living Writers Series: Jennifer Jackson @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Jennifer Jackson

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.

Jennifer Jackson Website

Theatre Talk: Alum Julianna Hannett @ Room 107, Lanigan Hall
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Juliana Hannett

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.

Sep
11
Fri
Downtown Art Gallery Exhibition: Where Do We Go? @ Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street
Sep 11 – Oct 24 all-day

Where Do We Go Show

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
Hours:
Sunday -Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12pm – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Check the College Store Webpage for updates

Sep
16
Wed
Matt Haimovitz: A Moveable Feast of Bach Cello Suites @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm
Photo Credit: Stephanie Mackinnon

Photo Credit: Stephanie Mackinnon

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

Haimovitz Plays a Bach Suite in “A Moveable Feast” Location

Matt Haimovitz Website

Sep
17
Thu
Metro Center Art Gallery Exhibition: I Myths @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center, The Atrium Building, 2 South Clinton Square, Syracuse
Sep 17 – Oct 24 all-day

I Myths Show

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
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Evenings and Weekends: Variable (Please call for hours)
Closed New Years Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Sep
20
Sun
Focus on Faculty: Composer Paul Leary @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm

Paul Leary

Paul Leary performs electronic music – including his work for blacksmith’s anvil and live processing and, with Robert Auler, the premiere of his latest video project for his award winning piano and electronics piece, Perfume.

Sep
21
Mon
Living Writers Series: Michael Raicht @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Mike Raicht-2

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).

Michael Raicht Website

Sep
26
Sat
Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

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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

WSO at the Kennedy Center: New Years Eve 2014

Newly Released Music Video: “Lonely Boy”

View on YouTube: “Salsa Dancing for Beginners”

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra Website

Sep
30
Wed
Author Event: Margarita Vargas Lecture and Book Signing @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 30 @ 12:40 pm – 1:35 pm

MARGARITA-VARGAS POSTER

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.

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