ARTS @ Oswego

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Two Planetarium Shows: ExoPlanets @ Room 223, Shineman Center
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm


Sunday, April 5 • 7 PM
Sunday, April 12 • 7 PM
The physic department’s Dr. Scott Roby discusses exoplanets. (Discovered 20 years ago, these planets around other stars now total more than 1,800.) Roby also gives updates on the Kepler mission and the search for twins of Earth. Part of Cruisin’ Campus Springbreak.
Limited seating: first-come, first-served.

Parking is available in lots E-17 and E8. See Parking 312-2790

Art Gallery : Spring Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibitions @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Apr 6 – May 13 all-day


Photo Credit: Taylor Clock

Photo Credit: Taylor Clock

Spring Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition I
4/6 – 4/15
Reception Friday, April 10th, 5-7 PM

Spring Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition II
4/20 – 4/29
Reception Friday, April 24th, 5-7 PM

Spring Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition III
5/4 – 5/13
Opening Reception Friday, May 8th, 5-7 PM

Requiring three exhibitions, a large contingent of BFA graduates present an ample selection of their creative work at Oswego. Including both Graphic Design and Studio Art majors, inherent variety combined with brave visual exploration offers something for every viewer.

Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library hours are as follows:
Tues. – Fri. 10am -4pm
Sat. 10:30am -4pm
Sunday 11:30-4pm
Closed Mondays and school holidays
(315) 312-2112

Visiting Artist: Juana Valdes @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm
Photo Credit: Juana Valdes

Photo Credit: Juana Valdes

Visiting Artist Series
Juana Valdes’ artwork is grounded in a multi-disciplinary practice that combines the process of printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramic. It integrates the social-political discourse within the art object to analyze relationships between contemporary and historical imagery and their connection to the social political and economic dominance of the cultures that produce them and their impact on cultural memory. Valdez’ work traces, recollects, and records her personal experience as a Cuban-American immigrant.

German Film: “The Blue Angel” (De blue Engel) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm

Blue Angel

The Blue Angel is a 1930 German tragicomedic film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich and Kurt Gerron. It is based on Heinrich Mann’s novel Professor Unrat (“Professor Garbage”, 1905), and set in Weimar Germany. The Blue Angel presents the tragic transformation of a man from a respectable professor to a cabaret clown, and his descent into madness. The film is considered to be the first major German sound film, and brought Dietrich international fame.

With Subtitles

The Blue Angel Trailer

Ke-nekt’ Series: Trumpeter Dave Douglas @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm

Dave Douglas

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Trumpeter Dave Douglas
Host: Eric Schmitz | Pre-concert Talk: 7:00 PM

Dave Douglas arguably is the most original trumpeter/composer of his generation. Douglas’ stylistic
range is broad yet unaffected; his music is not a pastiche, but rather reflects a personal aesthetic of a wide variety of interests. He explicitly cites such diverse influences as Igor Stravinsky, Stevie Wonder, and John Coltrane.

As a composer, Douglas adapts and synthesizes unusual forms and creates his own out of
disparate elements. As a trumpeter, he possesses a comprehensive jazz technique; certainly one hears the ghost of Lester Bowie in Douglas’ expressive manipulations of timbre and pitch, but more pronounced is the integration of distinctive compositional and improvisational conceptions that ultimately defines his work.

Dave Douglas on YouTube

Dave Douglas Website

Voices of Diversity: An Evening With Jennifer Sanders @ Room 201, Marano Campus Center
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Jennifer Sanders

Doors open at 7:15 PM for this program featuring Jennifer Sanders, Weekend Anchor, NewsChannel 9 WSYR-TV.

Prop Workshop: Broadway Prop Designer and Sculpture Artist Zoe Morsette @ Theatre Design Studio, 123C Hewitt Union
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Zoe Morsette Workshop
Broadway Prop Designer and Sculpture Artist Zoe Morsette will conduct a Fake Food Prop Workshop in which several food items will be made including oysters on the half shell on a tray, champagne in a flute and even a turkey! She will use various materials and employ many amazing techniques that you will not want to miss!

Rice Creek Story Hour: “Crinkleroot’s Guide to Walking in Wild Places” @ Rice Creek Field Station
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am

Walking in Wild Places

Participants will learn about nature through the book Crinkleroot’s Guide to Walking in Wild Places by Jim Arnosky. Part of SUNY’s partnership with the Read Aloud 15 Minutes national initiative.
Story Hour is designed for elementary-aged children, though all are welcome. An adult must accompany children. Program size is limited, unable to accommodate groups. 312-6677.

Indie Series Concert: Moonwalks, Comfy & The Plastic Faction @ The Village Commons
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm
OzTalks Lecture Series: “Be As You Are, Be Authentic, Be Vulnerable, Be Happy” @ Room 133, Marano Campus Center
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm

OzTalks Logo

Lisa Evaneski, SUNY Oswego’s associate dean of students, will speak. Part of SUNY Oswego’s OzTalks lecture series.

Parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1. See Parking 312-4416.