ARTS @ Oswego

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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Serdce from Belarus: Skype Concert @ 104 Lanigan Hall
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm


In this lecture/demonstration, Serdce, a contemporary fusion group, discusses contemporary music in the former Soviet Union country of Belarus and its place in a society in transition. Live and original music is performed by the group, which performed for Oswego audiences in October 2012 with great acclaim by Oswego students.


Living Writers Series Talk: Philip Pardi @ Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm
Philip Pardi Meditations on Rising and Falling

Philip Pardi: Meditations on Rising and Falling

The Living Writers Series continues with poet Philip Pardi and a discussion about the craft of poetry. His first book, Meditations on Rising and Falling, won the Brittingham Poetry Prize and the Writers’ League of Texas Poetry Award. A former human rights activist and labor organizer, Pardi teaches at Bard College.

For more, read Pardi’s “How a Poem Happens.”

FILM: Call Me Crazy: A Five Film @ Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm

For Mental Health Awareness Week, five short films from Lifetime, featuring stars Jennifer Hudson, Melissa Leo and Octavia Spencer and directors Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard and Ashley Judd.

Spanish Movie Series: Selena @ Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm

Spanish Movie Series: Selena
The Modern Languages and Literatures Department presents the 1997 biopic about the life and career of the late Tejano music star Selena, directed by Gregory Nava and starring Jennifer Lopez. 127 minutes. In English and Spanish.
IST Approved

Ke-nekt’ Concert: Jazz Guitarist Peter Bernstein @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm
Peter Bernstein

Peter Bernstein

Hosted by Rick Balestra
Pre-Concert talk begins at 7 PM

Known for his clean, warm tone and lyrical melodic lines, Bernstein is one of New York’s most in-demand guitarists. His career was launched with an invitation to perform with John Scofield and Pat Metheny. Since then he’s worked with jazz masters including Larry Goldings, Lou Donaldson, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Joshua Redman. Guests may park in King and Sheldon Hall lots.
Tickets: General Public $15; Students $5.
For venue and parking locations go to Campus Event Map

Films: Panic Film Festival @ Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm

The Oswego Film Club screens films submitted for its fourth annual festival. Teams in this year’s competition were given 48 hours in which to craft a short horror film.

Focus on Faculty: Oswego Jazz Project w/ Special Guest Trombonist Keith Jackson @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm
Oswego Jazz Project features Rob Auler on keyboard and piano, Trevor Jorgensen on winds, Max McKee on basses, and Eric Schmitz on drums and percussion

Oswego Jazz Project features Rob Auler on keyboard and piano, Trevor Jorgensen on winds, Max McKee on basses, and Eric Schmitz on drums and percussion.

The Focus on Faculty series continues with the Oswego Jazz Project (OJP) and special guest trombonist Keith Jackson, music director at West Virginia University and an acclaimed performer of both classical and jazz trombone and euphonium. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra.

Trombonist Keith Jackson

Trombonist Keith Jackson

Celebrating its eighth year as SUNY Oswego’s jazz quartet-in-residence, OJP performs original compositions and works by Dexter Gordon, Slide Hampton and Ahmad Jamal.

Tickets: General Public $8; Students $5.

Guest may park in King and Sheldon Hall lots.
For venue and parking locations, go to Campus Map

French Film Series: La Classe @ Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

French Film Series: La Classe
The Modern Languages and Literatures Department presents Laurent Cantet’s 2008 drama set in a school in a tough Parisian neighborhood. 128 minutes; in French with English subtitles.
Free and open to the public
IST Approved

Downtown Art Exhibits @ Oswego State Downtown and The CoffeeNook
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day

Oswego State Downtown Gallery Exhibit: What Have We Done?
West First & Bridge Streets
Illustrations by Aaron Z. Lee + Friends

October 18 – October 19
An adjunct instructor of art at the college, Lee also works as a graphic artist at the campus Lifestyles Center. The exhibition, curated by Lee, includes work from friends Miles George, Erik Miller, Cayetano Valenzuela, Isaac Bidwell and Ben Petrie.
(Pictured: Illustration by Aaron Z. Lee)

The CoffeeNook, 156 West 2nd Street, Oswego
Scientific Art Exhibition: Marking the dedication of SUNY Oswego’s Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation, the exhibit features works from Biology, Earth Sciences, Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics.