ARTS @ Oswego

September – November 2015

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
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
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

Oct
7
Wed
Theatre Talk: Alum Dan Walker @ Room 107, Lanigan Hall
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Dan Walker

SUNY Oswego Alum Dan Walker’s design credits include Gypsy, Barack on Broadway 2012, Leading Matters, Elton John & Friends, Spring Concerts for the Department of Theatre & Dance at Bucknell University, a Benefit performance of Master Class for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, The Irish…and how they got that way, by Frank McCourt, in New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco.

As Associate Lighting Designer Dan has worked on many Broadway plays and musicals including Macbeth, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Evita, Billy Elliot, and Brief Encounter.

The SUNY Oswego Alumni Association will host a reception following the event.

Oct
17
Sat
Art Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Oct 17 – Nov 15 all-day
"Paperclips: Gift for Jill Franks" by Peter Cardone from a past Art Faculty Exhibition (Tyler Gallery photo)

“Paperclips: Gift for Jill Franks”
by Peter Cardone from a past Art Faculty Exhibition
(Tyler Gallery photo)

Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Reception: Friday, October 23rd, 5-7pm
An annual exhibition and often the only chance locally to view works by Oswego’s talented art faculty who explore a great variety of artistic concerns, approaches and media.

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

Oct
22
Thu
Oswego State Theatre Presents “The Bacchae” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm

bacchae

The Bacchae, directed by Christopher Carter Sanderson and adapted from Euripides by Matthew Gasda, is considered to be Euripides’ greatest tragedy. Author Matthew Gasda updates this classic for the next generation in this world premiere. Gasda’s adaptation integrates the chorus into the plot, and the god is not a distant presence but rather, a character.

“A great script; intense, poetic, bloody, sexy, intellectually provocative and authentic,” states NYC based and Oswego State director Christopher Carter Sanderson, The Bacchae will awaken your appreciation for classic Greek theatre.

October 22 • 2PM
October 23, 24, 29, 30 • 7:30PM
October 31 • 2PM

Oct
30
Fri
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: TBD

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
Hours:
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
Hours:
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

Nov
4
Wed
Dorrance Dance Performance: “SOUNDspace” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm
Photo Credit: Lois Greenfield Photography

Photo Credit: Lois Greenfield Photography

Michelle Dorrance is one of the brightest stars in contemporary tap dance. A featured choreographer at Jacob’s Pillow for the past two summers, she will re-stage one of her most original and exciting works— SOUNDspace— in SUNY Oswego’s Hewitt Union Ballroom. She’s paid her dues with popular touring shows like STOMP, and now leads her own gifted company. An exciting treat for the eyes and ears!

“Inventive, imaginative take on tap!” —Boston Globe

“Michelle Dorrance is not only a dynamo in tap shoes but a compelling, imaginative choreographer as well. She and her company… performed… works that stretch the boundaries of tap.”
-Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe

“Ms. Dorrance makes full use of tone, timbre, volume, tempo and, of course, rhythm, constructing patterns that lock together thrillingly…The main emotion that “SOUNDspace” produced was excitement: excitement about sounds, and about the development of this talented choreographer, the most promising one in tap right now.”
-Brian Seibert, The New York Times

Dorrance Dance “SOUNDSPACE” Excerpts
Dorrance Dance Website

Michelle Dorrance Website

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