ARTS @ Oswego

November 2013 – April 2014

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

Feb
15
Sat
Art Exhibition: The Nature of Things @ Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street - See Below for Days & Hours
Feb 15 – Mar 22 all-day

Art Exhibition: The Nature of things, color photography by Jeanne Lagergren
Reception: Saturday, February 15, 2-4 PM

Oswego State Downtown, a branch of the College Store, is located at 186 West First Street (at the corner of West Bridge & West First Streets).
The phone number is 315-216-4985 and open hours are:
Noon – 5 PM, Wednesdays
10 AM – 6 PM, Thursdays
10 AM – 5 PM, Fridays
11 AM – 5 PM, Saturdays
For more information about this and other SUNY Oswego art exhibitions, contact Tyler Art Gallery, 315-312-2112.

Mar
14
Fri
Generations IV: A Master of Arts in Teaching & Spring MA Exhibition @ Tyler Hall Galleries
Mar 14 @ 11:30 am – Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm

Two Gallery Exhibits
Closed March 15-24, 2014 for spring break
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 14 • 5-7 PM
North Gallery: Generations IV: A Master of Arts in Teaching
The MAT-Art program, based on the teaching artist model, will display the artwork of public school art teachers, their students and the Oswego MAT-Art student teachers who worked with them. Thus, three generations of artists will be featured.
South Gallery: Spring MA Exhibition
Graduating Master of Arts degree students show an extensive body of work reflecting a concentration in either graphic design or studio art as well as a strong commitment, understanding and obvious accomplishment in visual art.

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

Mar
29
Sat
Art Exhibition: SUNY Oswego Traditional Illustration @ Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street - See Below for Days & Hours
Mar 29 – Apr 19 all-day

Art Exhibition: SUNY Oswego Traditional Illustration
Reception: Saturday, March 29, 2-4 PM

Judith Ann Benedict’s fall students employing traditional illustration materials such as pen, watercolor, etc.
Oswego State Downtown, a branch of the College Store, is located at 186 West First Street (at the corner of West Bridge & West First Streets).
The phone number is 315-216-4985 and open hours are:
Noon – 5 PM, Wednesdays
10 AM – 6 PM, Thursdays
10 AM – 5 PM, Fridays
11 AM – 5 PM, Saturdays
For more information about this and other SUNY Oswego art exhibitions, contact Tyler Art Gallery, 315-312-2112.

Apr
1
Tue
Visiting Artist Talk: Endi Poskovic @ Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm
We Were All from Violet to Prussian Blue with Tyrol Blue (for Frederic Edwin Church) Color woodblock print printed in 19 colors from 6 blocks on Kozo Haini washi

We Were All from Violet to Prussian Blue with Tyrol Blue (for Frederic Edwin Church)
Color woodblock print printed in 19 colors from 6 blocks on Kozo Haini washi

Sarajevo born, Bosnian American artist, Endi Poskovic, speaks about his trajectory as a printmaker and presents images of his prints, referencing personal and social stories, themes of cultural and environmental shifts, migration and alienation. Prints that embrace-dazzling palettes, bold patterns and repeated forms that exert hypnotic power are a testament of the artist’s mastery in woodcut.

Apr
15
Tue
VISITING ARTIST: Edward Mayer @ Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm

Edward Mayer Bloculus, 2005 Steel tomato frames, plastic ties 12' x 18' x 18'

Edward Mayer
Bloculus, 2005
Steel tomato frames, plastic ties
12′ x 18′ x 18′


Tuesday, April 15th • 7 PM
Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium
TALK BY VISITING ARTIST EDWARD MAYER

Edward Mayer is an installation artist whose work employs non-traditional materials and questions the concept of art as commodity. Over a nearly 40-year artist journey, his work has consistently remained engaging and unexpected. Full of paradox, his installations also explore concepts of permanence and decay and the boundaries between indoor and outdoor space and art and architecture.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC