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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

Vague de Cirque @ The Bright Yellow Tent by the Marano Campus Center
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm

Vague de Cirque 1

Vague de Cirque comes to SUNY Oswego for four spectacular and thrilling performances:

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings, April 15-17, 2015 • 7:30 PM

Saturday matinee, April 18, 2015 • 2 PM

Vague de Cirque (“Circus Wave”) offers the nomadic spirit of the fairgrounds, the intimacy of a cabaret and deep traditions of the circus. These world-traveled Quebecois will bring and erect their own heated bigtop – just right for spring nights in Oswego.

This event is IST Approved.

“…lose yourself in this joyous, enchanting, amazing and astounding spectacle…”
Sharu Delilkin,, Aukland

Vague de Cirque on YouTube

Documentary Screening: “Horn Please” @ Room 104, Lanigan Hall
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm

Horn Please

“Horn Please” is a documentary focusing on an age-old folk art form of India — the TRUCK ART, an art form that makes journeys through the dusty highways of India incredible in more ways than one. With a kaleidoscope of bright paints, motifs, typography and some unique couplets, these Indian trucks take you on a rather colorful journey of the diverse cultures and beliefs of the country.

Horn Please Website
Horn Please Trailer
Parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1. See Parking 312-2004.

Art Gallery Exhibition: Design Responsively @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown
Apr 17 – May 22 all-day


Opening Reception: Friday, April 17 • 5-8 PM

This exhibition highlights web design projects from advanced students in Art 417 Web Media II and Art 517 Graduate Web Design. Each project implements a responsive design solution that enables the website to work across a wide range of devices, browsers and screen sizes.

Planetarium Show: “Exoplanets” @ Room 223, Shineman Center
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm


First discovered 20 years ago, the known Exoplanets (planets around other stars) now total over 1800. Dr. Scott Roby of SUNY Oswego’s physics department will show the different types of planetary systems that exist and give updates on the Kepler mission and the search for twins of Earth.

Limited seating: first-come, first-served. Includes parking in the Centennial Drive lot (E17) or Washington Boulevard lot (E8).
See Parking 312-2790

Visiting Artist: Juan Iribarren @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm
Photo Credit: Juan Iribarren

Photo Credit: Juan Iribarren

Visiting Artist Series
Working within the legacy of abstraction in painting, Juan Iribarren is interested in that seemingly impossible and contradictory juxtaposition of geometry, the luminous and the atmospheric. Iribarren conceives his works to be experienced as abstract paintings, even though each one refers to a specific visual event to which it remains strictly faithful.

Focus on Faculty: Trevor Jorgensen, Clarinet; Robert Auler, Piano @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm


Jorgensen and Auler recently performed together at Argentina’s famed Teatro Colon. They reprise their collaboration for this program of 19th and 20th century masterworks.

German Film: “The Third Man” (Der dirt Mann) @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm


The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir, directed by Carol Reed, with screenplay by English novelist and author Graham Greene, who was regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard. The plot is one of intrigue, suspense and murder in post World War II Vienna. The film is considered one of the greatest films of all time, celebrated for its atmospheric cinematography, performances, and musical score. (Anton Karas wrote and performed the score, which used only the zither; its title music “The Third Man Theme” topped the international music charts in 1950.)

The Third Man Trailer

Ernst & Young Guest Speaker: Rebecca Mayeaux @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

The Ernst & Young Lecture Series presents Rebecca Mayeaux, usability specialist at Aquilent and 1989 SUNY Oswego graduate speaking on the topic “Stepping Stones: You Can Get ‘There’ From Here, Just Maybe Not The Way You Planned”.
This is part of SUNY Oswego’s Ernst & Young Series on Gender Equality in the Workplace.

Arcadia @ Hewitt Ballroom
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – May 3 @ 2:00 pm


See exact dates & times listed below.

Oswego State Theatre Department presents
Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Henry Shikongo
Produced under special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Preview: Thursday, April 23 • 7:30 PM

Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25 • 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 2 • 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 3 • 2:00 PM