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.
Artist Website: http://ndiessner.com/
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.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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.”
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.