ARTS @ Oswego

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October 2015 – April 2016

Downtown Art Gallery Exhibition: Matter And Memory – that which remains @ Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street
Oct 30 – Jan 8 all-day

Matter & Memory Show

October 30th, 2015-January 8th, 2016
Reception and Artist Talk, November 13th, 5-7pm

Carolyn Sheedy Mazzucca creates unique works of paper utilizing western papermaking in a fluid painterly manner. She gathers inspiration from forgotten industrial landscapes of North America. She states: “I wish to establish a link to the inner timeless moments, the remnants of experience through time, use and wear. Whether one sees marks on a subway wall or a midwestern grain silo, these parts form an introduction into the lives that move across these surfaces. Sometimes merely brushing up against momentarily, sometimes distilling like a constant drone like a locust.”

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
Check College Store Webpage for Updates

Metro Center Art Gallery Exhibition: Struggling In Sand: Reflections of an Expatriate @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center, The Atrium Building, 2 South Clinton Square, Syracuse
Oct 30 – Jan 15 all-day

Struggling In Sand Show

October 30th, 2015-January 15th, 2016
Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Friday, October 30th, 5:30-7:30pm, Artist Talk: 6:30pm

Struggling in Sand is the response of one artist’s current disposition concerning living in the Middle East. Many miles from the rolling hills of her New York hometown, Alesha M. Hall has encountered many dazzling and discomforting things. Redefining her home and family leaves her stuck in a constant state of doubt, which is amplified by the engaging and fleeting connections with other expats. Her self-portraits and digital illustrations depict the inner dialogue she struggles to understand each day.

SUNY Oswego Metro Center Art Gallery:
2 Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY 13202 • (315) 399-4100
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Evenings and Weekends: Variable (Please call for hours)
Closed New Years Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Art Gallery: Bachelor of Art/Bachelor of Fine Art Student Exhibitions @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Nov 21 – Dec 10 all-day
Spring 2015 BFA Exhibition (Shinnell Burroughs photo)

Spring 2015 BFA Exhibition
(Shinnell Burroughs photo)

SUNY Oswego Bachelor of Art/Bachelor of Fine Art Student Exhibitions
Reception: Friday, December 4th, 5-7pm
This annual exhibition recognizes culminating efforts by graduating Oswego Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Fine Art students. At this stage of development, young artists are, not surprisingly, willing to take creative risks leading to some exciting and provocative artwork.

Art Gallery @ Penfield Hours: Fall 2015
Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 4pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 4pm
Closed Mondays and School Holidays

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the gallery will be closed November 25-29.
It will also be closed Monday, December 1

Oswego State Theatre Presents “The Stone Age” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm


Friday, December 4 • 7:30PM
Saturday, December 5 • 2:00PM

The Stone Age is a devised theatre project with the University of Calcutta, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and International Education and Programs. Directed by Aditya Sengupta with Assistant Directors Kheya Chattopadhyay and Jonel Langenfeld, it is an intercultural production written, produced and cast by visiting scholars from the University of Calcutta, India.

The performance centers around five Asian youth who move to New York City and their struggle to cope with a new culture, social mores, and bullying. When displaced youth turn to drugs and alcohol to deal with their insecurities the group discovers the answers are in self-acceptance, kindness and that everyone faces challenges regardless of skin color or nationality.

Focus on Faculty: Trevor Jorgensen, saxophone and clarinet and Robert Auler, piano @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm


Trevor Jorgensen and Robert Auler of the music faculty perform the Dahl Saxophone Concerto, the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto, and other masterworks from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: The Afiara Quartet @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
Photo Credit: Daniel Ehrenworth

Photo Credit: Daniel Ehrenworth

Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Host: Ahreum Kim

The Afiara Quartet is a dynamic ensemble, described as “a revelation” (La Presse) with performances balancing “intensity and commitment” with “frequent moments of tenderness” (Montreal Gazette). After residencies at The Juilliard School and San Francisco State University, the Afiara is Fellowship Quartet at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto– embracing their role as ambassadors for the genre in the 21st century.

Afiara plays Dvorak “Dumka(s)” on YouTube

“Quicksilver and delicate…electric and filled with sentiment…”
–San Jose Mercury News

“Moments of sheer transcendent beauty abounded from both the music and the musicians.”
–Seen and Heard International (Montreal Chamber Music Festival review)

The Afiara Quartet Website

Oswego State Theatre Presents “The Mouse Trap” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm


The Mouse Trap, written by Agatha Christie and presented by Student Association, Blackfriars & Oswego State Theatre, is a student honors production directed by Anna Richardson. It tells the story of a group of strangers stranded in a lodge during a snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer. Suspects include the newly married couple housekeepers, a spinster with a curious background, an architect, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, who no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed.

A classic “who done it” by one of the world’s most famous mystery writers. Produced under arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

March 3, 4, 5, 11, 12 • 7:30PM
March 13 • 2PM

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Jazz Bassist Larry Grenadier @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

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Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Host: Eric Schmitz

One of contemporary jazz’s most respected and accomplished players, Larry Grenadier provides his trademark upright bass work for the bands of pianist, Brad Mehldau and guitarist, Pat Metheny. In a distinguished recording career, he has performed with many other jazz luminaries. Joined by the Oswego Jazz Project, Grenadier showcases the tone and creative curiosity that keep him in demand.

Larry Grenadier Website
Read more about Larry Grenadier
Larry Grenadier on YouTube

Sam Green & Yo La Tengo: “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm

Buckminster Fuller

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green presents his multi-media homage to the visionary architect, engineer and philosopher of sustainability, Buckminster Fuller. Accompanied live on stage by legendary indie band, Yo La Tengo, Green weaves video from Fuller’s extraordinary life into an engaging evening of “live cinema”.

The documentary project premiered at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has played at creative venues and festivals from The Kitchen in New York City to the Barbican in London.

“…a movie being born as you see it and hear it – as alive as music.” Writer, historian & activist Rebecca Solnit

Project Webpage

Band Webpage

Focus on Faculty: Mihoko Tsutsumi and Juan F. LaManna, Duo Piano @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm

Mihoko Tsutsumi-Juan LaManna

Faculty members Mihoko Tsutsumi and Juan F. LaManna collaborate in a four-hand piano recital. The performance features selections by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Ravel, Debussy, and Piazzolla.