ARTS @ Oswego

September – October 2013

The Era of the Dustbowl & Ebb and Flow @ Tyler Hall Galleries
Sep 6 @ 11:30 am – Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm

RECEPTION: Friday, September 6 • 5-7 PM
Tyler Art Gallery North: The Era of the Dust Bowl

Grant Arnold Collection

Grant Arnold Collection

The Grant Arnold Collection: During the 1930s, Grant Arnold (1904-1988) was essentially the staff lithographer for the Art Students League, NYC and the Woodstock, NY Artists Association. Working in this capacity, he helped many artists complete prints and collected hundreds of works from the artists themselves. These images are primarily in “social realist” style – documenting everyday American life in a straight forward artistic syle.


Farm Security photo

Farm Security photo

Farm Security Administration Photography: Between 1937 and 1941 at least three professional photographers were sent to Oswego County to document in photographs local migratory workers and their environmental conditions the Port of Oswego and other local citizens and landmarks under the auspices of the Farm Security Administration (FSA).


Tyler Art Gallery South: Ebb & Flow
Ebb & Flow is an art installation by Mary Giehl and Kim Waale with a focus on water as a primary image. By showing water from a microcosmic and macrocosmic point of view, viewers enter into an intellectually rigorous contemplation of the subject and the various subjective ways artists can interpret a single source of inspiration.
 installation enlarges microscopic water-borne organisms.
Giehl's water in microcosm

Waale’s installation shrinks rivers and creeks – examined from a macro perspective – into three-dimensional marks.
Kim Waale's macrocosm of water

Nancy Diessner @ Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm
Nancy Diessner, Animals

Nancy Diessner, Animals

Nancy Diessner’s artwork emerges from her background in painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and digital image manipulation. Incorporating all these media, her artwork explores the mysterious and complex connection between humans and animals, at the same time expressing our human longing for and isolation from the “other.” Dedicated to safer printmaking, she created two low-toxicity college printmaking studios during her college teaching career, and now runs a public printmaking studio, Dog’s Eye Print Studio, in Framingham, MA, where she also makes photopolymer etching plates for artists.

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