ARTS @ Oswego

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.

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

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
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

Feb
23
Mon
Talk: Vincent Intondi on “African Americans Against the Bomb” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Vincent Intondi

African Americans Against the Bomb

SUNY Oswego alumni, Vincent Intondi discusses his book African Americans Against the Bomb. His book contends that many in the black community viewed nuclear weapons through the lens of race, openly questioning the decision to drop the bomb in Japan and the threats to use nuclear weapons in Korea in the 1950s and in Vietnam a decade later.

There will be a book signing at the end of the talk.

Parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 — See Parking – 312-2170.

Mar
3
Tue
Visiting Artist: Ken Woodworth @ Location TBD
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.

Mar
9
Mon
Art Gallery: Spring Master of Art Exhibition @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Mar 9 – Mar 27 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

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

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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.