“Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. Tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” That anonymous quote captures an insight that makes sense to Cynthia Bishop, a storyteller who grew up in Greece, Italy and Egypt. As a young person, she collected folk tales from around the world, and as a founding member of Salt City Storytellers, Bishop learned to perform traditional as well as personal tales. She will perform some of those tales for us, and will talk about her work as a storyteller and as a narrator of audio books for youth.
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
German Movie Series: Kebab Connection
Directed by Anno Saul
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Free and open to the public
Hosted by Trevor Jorgensen
Pre-Concert talk begins at 7 PM
Bora Yoon is an avant-garde contemporary composer, musician and performance artist who explores the space where music connects to the subliminal, creating architectural soundscapes from everyday found objects, chamber instruments, digital devices and voice.
Parking is available in King Hall lot E-15 and Sheldon Hall lots E-27 & E-29: See Campus Parking Map
Owen Benjamin has been a regular on MTV’s Punk’d and E!’s Chelsea Lately. He’s had his own special, Comedy Central Presents Owen Benjamin, and his feature credits include I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and Jack and Jill with Adam Sandler. He has done stand up at the Aspen Comedy Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival, and toured with Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. His short films and web series (Owen Benjamin Presents and Gaytown) have accumulated over 10 million hits. He currently stars on the hit TBS sitcom, Sullivan and Sons. Benjamin will talk about the interrelationships between acting, writing, and other aspects of film and television.
SA, Blackfriars and Oswego State Theatre Present
A Student Honors Production: Wait Until Dark
Tuesday, November 19 • 7:30 PM (Preview)
Wednesday, November 20-Saturday, November 23 • 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 24 • 2 PM
Wait Until Dark Trailer
Spanish Movie Series: Maria Full of Grace
With English Subtitles
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
INDIE SERIES CONCERT: Royal Bangs With Nick Cocks & Cemeteries
Doors open at 7 PM.
The headliner Royal Bangs is an indie rock group from Knoxville, Tennessee, that has appeared at events including Bonnaroo in 2008 as well as on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2011.
Nick Cocks is a SUNY Oswego students who frequently plays at Open Mic. He is from Oswego and enjoys creating electronic music and remixes.
Cemeteries is an indie pop band based out of Buffalo, New York. Their sound can be compared to bands such as Youth Lagoon and Teen Daze.
Royal Bangs “Octagon”
Cemeteries “The Wilderness”
Rob juxtaposes Beethoven’s vaunted Les Adieux with accessible, modern works, proving that “all music was new once!” He also offers commentary to provide all listeners with context and understanding about each work. Don’t miss this performance!
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/