ARTS @ Oswego

September 2013 – January 2014

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

TWO GALLERY EXHIBITS
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.
Giehl’s
 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

Oct
2
Wed
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.

Artist Website: http://ndiessner.com/

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

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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.

Oct
23
Wed
Visiting Artist: Aaron Sinift Rescheduled to 11/12/13 @ Room 105, Lanigan Hall
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

The Visiting Artist Talk by Aaron Sinift Has Been Rescheduled from 10/23/13 in Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium to 11/12/13 in Room 105, Lanigan Hall.
Please see the calendar entry on the new date for more details.

Nov
5
Tue
Melissa Cooke @ Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm
Melissa Cooke, Undertow Weightless

Melissa Cooke, Undertow Weightless

Melissa Cooke creates large scale drawings made by dusting thin layers of graphite onto paper with a dry brush. The softness of the graphite provides a smooth surface that can be augmented by erasing in details and textures. No pencils are used in the work, allowing the surface to glow without the shine of heavy pencil marks. Illusion dissolves into brush work and the honesty of the material. Cooke traverses a path, back and forth, first to work intimately with the surface and then to see the piece from a distance. This dance with her drawing has become a ritual, and ultimately, a release.

Artist Website: http://melissacookeart.com/

Nov
12
Tue
Aaron Sinift @ Room 105, Lanigan Hall
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm
Aaron Sinift

Aaron Sinift

Aaron Sinift was born and raised in Iowa and now lives in NYC. He attended the University of Iowa and Boston University. His informal education has come from listening and extensive travel throughout the world, especially in India. He is the instigator of 5 Year Plan, husband of Greta Byrum and will spend the rest of his life making art.

Artist Website: http://5yearplan.org/aaron/sinift/The_Art_of_Aaron_Sinift.html

Nov
25
Mon
Chris Held @ Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm
Chris Held, Persian Pallet

Chris Held, Persian Pallet

Chris Held is an artist/designer and the co-owner of Von Tundra, an American design studio. He received an MFA in sculpture from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a BFA from the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland. His work rides the boundary between clean, minimal design and the hand made object. Von Tundra has created large-scale installations at High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, California. Held’s work has been written about in magazines including Dwell, Surface, Art Papers and Portland Spaces as well as included on blogs: Designboom, DesignMilk and Dezeen.

Artist Website: http://chrisheldartist.com/

Jan
7
Tue
Two Student Art Exhibits: “Painterly Prints” & “GO BIG! go little” @ Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street - See Below for Days & Hours
Jan 7 – Mar 1 all-day

Through 2/8/14
TWO OSWEGO STATE DOWNTOWN GALLERY EXHIBITS
Student Art Exhibition – “Painterly Prints”

Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street
SUNY Oswego’s art department raises the curtain on the exhibition “Painterly Prints”. Each student in faculty member Mary Pierce’s “Introduction to Printmaking” class exhibits one monotype or monoprint piece.
Free. Open Wednesday 12-5 PM; Thursday & Friday 10 AM-5 PM; and Saturday 1-5 PM.
Call 216-4985 for more information.

Monotype Printmaking at SUNY Oswego

The Art of Printmaking

Go Big, go little!
Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street
Ceramic students of Roxanne Jackson and painting students of Christopher McEvoy were given a project entitled GO BIG! go little. The project asked students to challenge themselves to think outside of the box, take risks, try something new and incorporate mixed media. Contrast in scale, concept and the inherent differences in the two mediums feature prominently in the exhibition.
Free. Open Wednesday 12-5 PM; Thursday & Friday 10 AM-5 PM; and Saturday 1-5 PM.
Call 216-4985 for more information.

Jan
31
Fri
51st Annual Juried Student Exhibition & Recollections: a Memory Loss Awareness Project @ Tyler Hall Galleries
Jan 31 @ 11:30 am – Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm

Juried Student Exhibit
TWO GALLERY EXHIBITS
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 31 • 5-7 PM (Awards Ceremony @ 6 PM)

North Gallery: 51st Annual Juried Student Exhibition
This much anticipated exhibition features over sixty artworks by many Oswego student artists and a host of visual surprises.
South Gallery: Recollections: a Memory Loss Awareness Project
This exhibition shows how art can play a vital role in education, engagement and awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.

Tyler Art Gallery Hours: 11:30 AM-3:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday