ARTS @ Oswego

September – October 2014

Tyler Art Gallery Exhibits, Fall 2014 @ See Below for Locations, Dates, Times
Sep 5 – Jan 24 all-day


Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library will have extended hours for the 2014-15 year:
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM

Third Rail Projects: “Anthem” @ Fort Ontario, One East Fourth Street
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

Third Rail Projects2

Third Rail Projects Performances:
Friday, October 10 • 6:30 PM
Friday, October 10 • 8 PM
Saturday, October 11 • 6:30 PM
Saturday, October 11 • 8 PM

Third Rail Projects won high praise from New York critics for last season’s Then She Fell, based on the writings of Lewis Carroll. The Bessie Awardwinning ensemble creates their next dance theater work, entitled Anthem, at Oswego’s Fort Ontario, using its intricate architecture as their inspiration and stage!

Third Rail abandons the conventional distance between performer and observer, inviting every participant to deeper immersion in the creative process. Fresh vantage points and surprising juxtapositions are their stock in trade. A thrilling, perspective-changing evening!

Third Rail Projects Website

YouTube Video

Visiting Artist Edward V. Kelley @ SUNY Oswego Campus
Oct 13 – Oct 16 all-day

Edward Kelley Bell Tower

Monday, October 13
Sculptor Edward Kelley of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, engages campus and community interest as his 10-foot-tall sculpture “Bell Tower”, featuring a ringable cow bell, joins five other large pieces in a grove of maples near the Marano Campus Center for a two-year exhibition.

Other artists whose works grace the triangular site are Drew Goerlitz of Plattsburgh with “Questioning State”; Bob Turan of Earlton with “Pileated Woodpecker Totem”; miChelle Vara of Wilton with “Life”; Coral Lambert of SUNY Alfred with “Shape Shifters”; and Eric Stein of Huguenot with “Cutter”.

Wednesday, October 15
Talk by Kelley, Lanigan 103 • 6 PM

Iron Pour at Dry Ice Factory

Thursday, October 16 • 6-9 PM
Kelley conducts an outdoor molten-iron pour with students between Oneida Hall and the Village.
Parking is available by Romney Field House (lot EC-7); shuttles run every 15 minutes between the lot and the pour location.

See Campus Map

Talk: ORI 2014-15 Selection “The Round House” @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm

Scott  Stevens

The Oswego Reading Initiative (ORI) committee presents a talk on this year’s choice for first-year and transfer students. Scott Manning Stevens addresses “Coming of Age along the Red Road: Observations of Louise Erdrich’s The Round House. Stevens, a citizen of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is Associate Professor and Director of Native American Studies at Syracuse University.

Senegal St. Joseph Choir @ St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 103 West 7th Street
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm

St. Joseph Choir Large
Direct from Dakar, this chorus of sixteen singers and four traditional drummers performs repertoire ranging from familiar spirituals and traditional African songs to the magnificent masses composed by their noted founder, Julian Jouga.

They are joined by SUNY Oswego’s State Singers who will sing “Vamuvamba” (They Crucified Him) by Boniface Mganga and “Tshotshoroza” arr. by Jeffery Ames.

Senegal St. Joseph Choir, Tapha Chorale

More about Senegal St. Joseph Choir

Boniface Mganga’s “Vamuvamba” (They Crucified Him)

“Tshotshoroza” arr. by Jeffery Ames

Event: Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit @ Marano Campus Center Arena
Oct 16 @ 2:30 pm


SUNY Oswego’s 10th annual media summit features alumni Al Roker (NBC’s Today weather reporter/co-anchor)* and Ken Auletta (The New Yorker columnist; author). Also on this year’s panel: Charlie Rose (PBS’s Charlie Rose anchor/director; CBS’s This Morning co-anchor), Connie Schultz (Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist formerly with the Cleveland Plain Dealer) and Dennis Thatcher (head of Mission Broadcasting). Auletta moderates the panel discussion: “Is the Digital Revolution a Blessing or a Curse? Or Both?”
*Roker plans live remotes from Oswego Thursday morning.

Parking is available by Romney Field House (lot EC-7); shuttles run every 15 minutes between the lot and the arena.
See Campus Map

Visiting Artists Series: Iron Pour Demonstration @ Lawn Adjacent to Oneida Hall
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Iron Pour at Dry Ice Factory

Iron Pour at Dry Ice Factory
                     (Photos by Hugh Graham)

Artist Edward Kelley of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, demonstrates the fiery skill used by sculptors working with ferrous metals.

The free public molten-iron pour takes place well away from buildings on a portion of lawn adjacent to Oneida Hall, along the Iroquois Trail ring road.

Parking is available by Romney Field House (lot EC-7); shuttles run every 15 minutes between the lot and the pour location.
See Campus Map

Concert: Oswego Jazz Project @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm


The Focus on Faculty series continues as OJP’s Trevor Jorgensen (saxophone), Eric Schmitz (drums), and Rob Auler (keyboards) are joined by the group’s new bassist, Danny Zieman, for a program of standards and original compositions.

Patrons may park in the lots across from Sheldon Hall (E-a5, C-15). See Campus Map

Focus on Faculty: Oswego Jazz Project @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm

Oswego Jazz Project

Bassist Danny Ziemann joins OJP regulars Trevor Jorgensen (saxophone), Eric Schmitz (drums) and Rob Auler (keyboards) for a lively program of jazz standards and original compositions.

Living Writers Series: Penny Guisinger, “Living a Writerly Life” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Penny Guisinger

Penny Guisinger lives and writes on the easternmost tip of the United States. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in many literary journals and her reviews appear regularly in The Quoddy Tides and The Review Review. Her essay “Coming Out” was named as a finalist in the 2013 Fourth Genre essay contest, and the essay “Provincetown” was awarded an editor’s choice award from Solstice. She is the founding organizer of Iota: The Conference of Short Prose. A graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine, Penny shares her home with her wife and the two most beautiful, talented children in the world. Guisinger will talk about “Living a Writerly Life.”

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