ARTS @ Oswego

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

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.

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

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.

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.


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


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.

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.

German Film: “Two Lives” (Zwei Leben) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm


Two Lives (German: Zwei Leben) is a 2012 German drama film written and directed by Georg Maas, and starring Juliane Kohler, with Liv Ullmann as her mother. Set in Norway and Germany, the film explores the history of the “Lebensborn” or war children, born in Norway and raised in Germany.

As the Berlin Wall crumbles, Katrine, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier, finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of her fellow “war children.”

With Subtitles

Two Lives Trailer

Spanish Film: “La Bamba” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm


This 1987 American biographical film, written and directed by Luis Valdez and starring Lou Diamond Phillips, follows the life and career of Chicano rock and roll star Ritchie Valens until his tragic death in an airplane crash on February 3, 1959, which also took the life of Buddy Holly, an American musician, singer-songwriter and pioneer of rock and roll. That night came to be known as “The Day the Music Died”.

La Bamba Movie Trailer