ARTS @ Oswego

February – April 2015

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.

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


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

Art Gallery: Spring Master of Art Exhibition @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Mar 10 – Mar 28 all-day

Tyler Art Gallery: Spring Master of Art Exhibition
Closing Reception Friday, March 27th, 5-7 PM

MA Students’s professional Commitment to a career as an artist is evident as Master of Art students show a range of their most accomplished work at Oswego.

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
Please note: The Gallery will not be open the weekend before spring break (March 14-15) or the weekend after spring break (March 21-22).

Art Gallery Exhibition: Transitions @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown
Mar 13 – Apr 11 all-day


Opening Reception: Friday, March 27 • 5-8 PM

Featured within this show are works created by students who have recently transferred into SUNY Oswego’s Art program. The works showcase the use and experimentation of traditional media in the creation of pieces ranging from traditional to more experimental themes.

Dance Performance: Del Sarte Recital @ Arena and Convocation Hall, Marano Campus Center
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm

Tickets for the Del Sarte Dance Recital will be available, beginning March 23, at, any SUNY Oswego box office or 312-2141.

Art Gallery : Spring Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibitions @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Apr 6 – May 16 all-day


Photo Credit: Taylor Clock

Photo Credit: Taylor Clock

Spring Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition I
4/6 – 4/15
Reception Friday, April 10th, 5-7 PM

Spring Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition II
4/20 – 4/29
Reception Friday, April 24th, 5-7 PM

Spring Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition III
5/4 – 5/16
Opening Reception Friday, May 8th, 5-7 PM

Requiring three exhibitions, a large contingent of BFA graduates present an ample selection of their creative work at Oswego. Including both Graphic Design and Studio Art majors, inherent variety combined with brave visual exploration offers something for every viewer.

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

Visiting Artist: Juana Valdes @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm
Photo Credit: Juana Valdes

Photo Credit: Juana Valdes

Visiting Artist Series
Juana Valdes’ artwork is grounded in a multi-disciplinary practice that combines the process of printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramic. It integrates the social-political discourse within the art object to analyze relationships between contemporary and historical imagery and their connection to the social political and economic dominance of the cultures that produce them and their impact on cultural memory. Valdez’ work traces, recollects, and records her personal experience as a Cuban-American immigrant.

Prop Workshop: Broadway Prop Designer and Sculpture Artist Zoe Morsette @ Theatre Design Studio, 123C Hewitt Union
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Zoe Morsette Workshop
Broadway Prop Designer and Sculpture Artist Zoe Morsette will conduct a Fake Food Prop Workshop in which several food items will be made including oysters on the half shell on a tray, champagne in a flute and even a turkey! She will use various materials and employ many amazing techniques that you will not want to miss!

Vague de Cirque @ The Bright Yellow Tent by the Marano Campus Center
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm

Vague de Cirque 1

Vague de Cirque comes to SUNY Oswego for four spectacular and thrilling performances:

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings, April 15-17, 2015 • 7:30 PM

Saturday matinee, April 18, 2015 • 2 PM

Vague de Cirque (“Circus Wave”) offers the nomadic spirit of the fairgrounds, the intimacy of a cabaret and deep traditions of the circus. These world-traveled Quebecois will bring and erect their own heated bigtop – just right for spring nights in Oswego.

This event is IST Approved.

“…lose yourself in this joyous, enchanting, amazing and astounding spectacle…”
Sharu Delilkin,, Aukland

Vague de Cirque on YouTube

Art Gallery Exhibition: Design Responsively @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown
Apr 17 – May 22 all-day


Opening Reception: Friday, April 17 • 5-8 PM

This exhibition highlights web design projects from advanced students in Art 417 Web Media II and Art 517 Graduate Web Design. Each project implements a responsive design solution that enables the website to work across a wide range of devices, browsers and screen sizes.