August 2016 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
5/18 - 8/4 Exhibit Scenes of Newburgh NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery
6/21 - 8/4 Exhibit Newburgh Now and Then and Growing Up in Newburgh NBG Kaplan Hall, first floor
8/19 - 10/6 Exhibit A VISION and A VERSE: The Wheel of the Year in Word and Image NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery
8/22 - 10/22 Exhibit BIRDS: Enduring Feathered Creatures ~ paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
8/22 - 10/22 Exhibit “Friends of a Feather” ~ Bird Paintings by Joseph Sundwall MDTN Orange Hall Gallery Fringe
8/23 - 10/14 Exhibit Artists of Excellence ~ Installation and Sculptures by Cristina Biaggi, PhD NBG Kaplan Hall, foyer of Mindy Ross Gallery
8/29 - 10/1 Exhibit Colleagues: Hidden Talents 2016 MDTN Orange Hall Gallery Loft

Scenes of Newburgh

Thursday, May 18, 2016 to Thursday, August 4, 2016
Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

The focus of the new show at the Mindy Ross Gallery is Newburgh!

The Academy of Music—1906, Newburgh, NY, pen and ink print by Bob ScullyScenes of Newburgh depicts old Newburgh in the early 1900s through pen and inks, and present day, in paintings done in oils, acrylics, pastels, and watercolors in vivid as well as muted colors. Drawings and paintings of some of Newburgh’s grand architecture are included in the show as are genre paintings which visually describe city dwellers.  Several historic buildings and monuments are illustrated as are river activities.

Academy Field, oil by Kate FerriterIt’s Newburgh in glory and in the mundane.  It’s ordinary life with a sense of beauty.

The exhibit is on view May 18 through August 4, 2016. During May and August, the gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.  In June and July, the gallery is open Monday through Thursday 9am to 5pm, plus Last Saturdays June 25 from 4 to 7pm and July 30 from 5 to 7pm.

Come and enjoy viewing the various styles and techniques employed by the nine participating artists who are past or present residents as well as some who live in nearby communities: Bob Scully, Martha Zola, Diane Ouzoonian, Mary Mugele Sealfon, Kate Ferriter, Mitchell Saler, Clayton Buchanan, Ellin Kristofik, and the late Mary Evelyn Whitehill.

Flying Kites at Tower of Victory, oil by Mitchell SalerOn May 28, the art reception will be held from 4 to 7pm. This event also celebrates #NBLS Last Saturdays, an arts initiative in Newburgh. During the reception, Newburgh resident and superb musician, Joy Zelada, will play selections on his classical guitar from his repertoire of music from the Renaissance through the present day.

The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

The Mindy Ross Gallery and Foyer are located in Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, which is situated at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh, where free secure parking is available at the entrance to the garage, 73 First St.

For more information, please contact 845-341-4891 or cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: The Academy of Music—1906, Newburgh, NY, pen and ink print by Bob Scully; Academy Field, oil by Kate Ferriter; Flying Kites at Tower of Victory, oil by Mitchell Saler

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Newburgh Now and Then and Growing Up in Newburgh

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 to Thursday, August 4, 2016
first floor, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

High Street 1930's, photo provided by Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the HighlandsFilmmaker/photographer and member of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands (HSNBH), Joe Santacroce, who has created several videos about various topics on Newburgh’s rich history, is responsible for organizing the Newburgh Now and Then exhibit. This extensive show has been on exhibit at the Heritage Center which is also the office and space of the City Historian of Newburgh, Mary McTamaney.  It is a comparative exhibit of historic and present day photographs, and “exemplifies both the status and growth of the city today and the beauty of yesteryear,” states McTamaney. The historic photos have been provided by the historical society and the photos of today were taken by Joe Santacroce.

High Street Site 2015, photo by Joe SantacroceSelected from this large exhibit of paired photographs, those on view in the tall glass vitrine cases on the first floor of Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, were chosen because of their close proximity to the SUNY Orange campus.

Citizenship Class 1924, photo provided by Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the HighlandsIn addition, in the horizontal glass vitrine cases on the first floor of Kaplan Hall, is Growing Up in Newburgh, an exhibit of photographs taken from family albums. "The concept is to convey the ephemeral and transient nature of memories such as this and simulate a walk through individual memories of a community," explains Russell Lange, member of the HSNBH who curated the show in its original form at the historical society.

The timeframe of the shows, which are free and open to the public, is June 21 through August 4, 2016 from 8am to 5pm Monday through Thursday, and additionally, Saturdays, June 25, 4-7 and July 30, 5-7.

Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange is situated at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh, GPS: 73 First St.

For more information, contact 845-341-4891 or cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: High Street 1930's, photo provided by Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands; The SUNY Orange entrance plaza, Washington Center, from Broadway covers the earlier residential neighborhood of High Street, photo by Joe Santacroce; Citizenship Class 1924, photo provided by Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands

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A VISION and A VERSE: The Wheel of the Year in Word and Image

Friday, August 19, 2016 to Thursday, October 6, 2016
Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Margaret McCarthy, photographer and poet (photo by Seymour Klausner)As a working photographer and publishing poet, Margaret McCarthy has long been intrigued by the possibilities of combining these two passions—photography and poetry.  The interplay between image and text creates a third thing—something more than the sum of its parts.  What emerges from the synergy between the two?

A VISION and A VERSE: The Wheel of the Year in Word and Image

Neo-romantic in style, her photography is inspired by the archetypes of myth and dream. Her goal is to reach the viewer on an intuitive level, with images that are visually, psychologically, and spiritually compelling. She accomplishes this by making images that link the past and future, inner and outer worlds, art and commerce.

Earth Day, April 22, 2013, photo by Margaret McCarthy, published in A VISION AND A VERSE: An E-Broadside, www.avisionandaverse.comA VISION and A VERSE will be on display in the Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall August 19 through October 6, 2016.  At Newburgh Last Saturdays #NBLS, August 27, the 4 to 7pm reception will give McCarthy the opportunity to meet viewers as well as have a booksigning.  She will give a reading beginning at 6:15pm in the gallery.

Thanksgiving, November 27, 2014, photo by Margaret McCarthy, published in A VISION AND A VERSE: An E-Broadside, www.avisionandaverse.comThe reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

A graduate of NYC’s School of Visual Arts, McCarthy works as a professional photographer in New York City; her photographs have been widely exhibited.  She publishes an electronic broadside.

The Mindy Ross Gallery is located in Kaplan Hall which is situated at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh, NY.  Free and secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall garage accessible at 73 First Street.

Questions may be addressed to Cultural Affairs at cultural@sunyorange.edu or 845-341-4891/9386.

Images, top to bottom: Margaret McCarthy, photographer and poet (photo by Seymour Klausner); Earth Day, April 22, 2013, photo by Margaret McCarthy, published in A VISION AND A VERSE: An E-Broadside, www.avisionandaverse.com; Thanksgiving, November 27, 2014, photo by Margaret McCarthy, published in A VISION AND A VERSE: An E-Broadside, www.avisionandaverse.com

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BIRDS: Enduring Feathered Creatures ~ paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures

Monday, August 22, 2016 to Saturday, October 22, 2016
From the Ashes, gouache by Natalie SurvingOrange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

Visitors to Orange Hall Gallery at SUNY Orange will enter a world of birds August 22 through October 22, 2016.  The exhibit on view, BIRDS: Enduring Feathered Creatures, will offer large birds, small birds, songbirds, water fowl, domesticated fowl, indigenous, exotic, in 115 paintings, photographs, drawings, collages, and sculptures in realistic as well as abstract depictions by 51 artists.

Arlene’s Wader at Twin Arch, assemblage with driftwood, cedar branch and resin on snow fence by David NolanThe reception for this wide-ranging educational show is scheduled for Friday, September 16 from 5:30 to 7:45pm during which pianist Manny Carrasquillo will play jazz standards and modern jazz.

In addition, five lectures focusing on habitat relative to climate and land-use changes, bird conservation, indigenous birds, ancestry, and art will further visitors knowledge and understanding of these extremely varied creatures. Also, a master class on painting birds in oil plus an evening of poetry will broaden the cultural experience through the arts for the college community and community-at-large.

Water Ballet, oil by Ray SchuettichThe reception, exhibit, lectures, master class, and poetry evening are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9am to 8pm, Monday through Thursday and 9am to 6pm Friday, as well as during performances in Orange Hall Theatre.

Questions may be directed to cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown. (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue)

Images, top to bottom: From the Ashes, gouache by Natalie Surving; Arlene’s Wader at Twin Arch, assemblage with driftwood, cedar branch and resin on snow fence by David Nolan; Water Ballet, oil by Ray Schuettich

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“Friends of a Feather” ~ Bird Paintings by Joseph Sundwall

Monday, August 22, 2016 to Saturday, October 22, 2016
Orange Hall Gallery Fringe (MDTN)

Self-portrait, oil on panel by Joseph SundwallTo further experience art through ornithology, acclaimed artist Joseph Sundwall has installed a seventeen piece exhibit of oil paintings ranging in size from very small to very large of many kinds of birds in likewise diverse habitats. “Friends of a Feather” ~ Bird Paintings by Joseph Sundwall is on exhibit in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe August 22 through October 22, 2016.

Rippling Green, Tricolored Heron, oil on canvas by Joseph SundwallNoted for his portraits, Sundwall brings a naturalness to the birds on which he focuses from diving seagulls to egrets about to take flight to carefully hidden bluejays to curious ibises. The lighting and use of color display the depth of his experience and talent.

Sundwall will be on hand for his reception combined with the reception for the BIRDS: Enduring Feathered Creatures on Friday, September 16 from 5:30 to 7:45pm. Gallery hours are 9am to 8pm, Monday through Thursday and 9am to 6pm Friday. In addition, he will be giving an evening art master class on painting birds on Wednesday, September 28 in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe.  The reception, exhibit, and master class are free and open to the public.

Just Looking, Ibises, oil on linen by Joseph SundwallA lifelong artist, Sundwall studied art and design at the Kansas City Art Institute, oil painting in New York City at the Art Students League and the National Academy, and in London at St. Oswald’s Studios. His works can be found in solo, group, and juried shows mainly in the Northeast. His paintings are in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and in Europe.

Questions may be directed to cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown. (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue)

Images, top to bottom: Self-portrait, oil on panel by Joseph Sundwall; Rippling Green, Tricolored Heron, oil on canvas by Joseph Sundwall; Just Looking, Ibises, oil on linen by Joseph Sundwall

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Artists of Excellence ~ Installation and Sculptures by Cristina Biaggi, PhD

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 to Friday, October 14, 2016
The Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

The glass vitrine cases in Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange offer artists horizontal and vertical all-sides-visible spaces. Even though the glass walls limit the spaces, they afford a perception of openness and offer artists the opportunity to show their works to viewers close-up and naturally lit.

Cristina Biaggi, PhD, artistSo, when acclaimed artist Cristina Biaggi came to visit to plan for her exhibit, she was inspired to create an installation centered on the divine feminine, a favorite subject of hers about which she has devoted a great deal of research throughout her life. Biaggi intends on combining several media for this new site-specific, three-dimensional installation which will have separate yet connected parts in two horizontal and one large vertical case. The materials she will feature include natural substances, architectural models, sculpture, and, goddess imagery. In addition, she will be showing several sculptures in bronze and wood.

Nike 3, wood sculpture by Cristina BiaggiThe exhibit which runs August 23 through October 14, 2016, continues the Artists of Excellence series that spotlights highly talented regional artists, while giving the college community and the community-at-large the privilege of viewing superb, innovative pieces in various media.

During the 4 to 7pm reception for #NBLS Newburgh Last Saturdays, August 27, Biaggi will give a brief talk about the installation and her art at 5pm.

African Birthing Giving Goddess, bronze sculpture by Cristina BiaggiBiaggi has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia.  She also has achieved significant international recognition for her contributions to the field of Goddess-centered art and scholarship.  She is well-known and given accolades for her bronze sculpture.  Additionally, she has created sculptures in wood and clay and collages in mixed media. Her works are a reflection and an extension of her lifelong interest in the classics, art and art history, archaeology, prehistory, literature, and languages which she acquired during her many years of study and research at Vassar College, Harvard University, the University of Utah, and New York University where she attained her PhD in Art and Philosophy. In addition, she is an accomplished author and lecturer on the subjects of the Great Goddess, Neolithic and Paleolithic prehistory, and the origin and impact of patriarchy on contemporary life. Biaggi has written Habitations of the Great Goddess and edited and contributed to In the Footsteps of the Goddess: Personal Stories and The Rule of Mars: Readings on the Origins, History, and Impact of Patriarchy. She has recently completed her fourth book, Art and Activism, which explains her life and activism, and the art it inspired. She travels extensively worldwide. Biaggi has spoken on a variety of subjects at the Smithsonian Institute, the Glastonbury, England Conference, the Beijing Women’s Conference, and, in New York City, at The 92nd Street Y, The American Museum of Natural History, and The Society of Women Geographers.

The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Kaplan Hall is situated at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh, NY. Free and secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall garage accessible at 73 First Street. For more information, contact 845-341-9386 or cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Cristina Biaggi, PhD, artist; Nike 3, wood sculpture by Cristina Biaggi; African Birthing Giving Goddess, bronze sculpture by Cristina Biaggi

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Colleagues: Hidden Talents 2016

Of Kings and Saffron, photography by Colin DuryeaMonday, August 29, 2016 to Saturday, October 1, 2016
Orange Hall Gallery Loft (MDTN)

Last year’s Colleagues: Hidden Talents art show was so successful that Cultural Affairs has called upon the college community to do it again this year. Many employees who exhibited last year are showing new works. And several employee-artists who were not participants in last year’s show, are, in fact, very pleased to be sharing their works by displaying them in Colleagues: Hidden Talents 2016.

Paintings, photographs, collage, fabric art, stitchery, and jewelry will be on view August 29 through October 1, 2016 in Orange Hall Gallery Loft. A reception, which is free and open to the public, will take place Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from noon to 2pm.

Jenny, photography by Tanya JonesThe exhibit brings together staff and faculty of SUNY Orange from various departments across the college’s two campuses to uncover and spotlight their artistic sides.  It is exciting to view the creativity and artistry in the college community.

Heliconia, watercolor batik by Randi EismanGallery hours are 9am to 8pm, Monday through Thursday and 9am to 6pm, Friday. You may also view the show until 8:45pm on September 21, 27, and 28 and from 7 to 9:45pm on October 1.  The gallery is closed for Labor Day on September 5.  

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue).  Questions may be directed to cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891.

Participating colleagues include Laurie Burns, Artur Charukhchyan, Martin Dominguez Ball, Colin Duryea, Randi Eisman, Kirsten Elwood, Kirsten Gabrielsen, Sarah Gardner, Oluwafiropo Margaret Ibitoye, Tanya Jones, Susan Miiller, Arthur Ramos Jr., Mitchell Saler, Mary Mugele Sealfon, and Samantha Seeley.

Images, top to bottom: Of Kings and Saffron, photography by Colin Duryea; Jenny, photography by Tanya Jones; Heliconia, watercolor batik by Randi Eisman

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Contact Us:
Dorothy Szefc
Coordinator of Cultural Affairs
(845) 341-4891
cultural@sunyorange.edu

All Cultural Affairs Events are open to the public and all buildings are universally accessible.

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