August 2018 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
8/1 - 12/14 Exhibit

The World War I Home Front – How Newburgh Supported the Colors

NBG Glass Vitrine Cases, Kaplan Hall

8/22 - 10/9

Exhibit

My Travels - from Europe to the United States

by Malgorzata Latos-Oakes

NBG Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall

The World War I Home Front – How Newburgh Supported the Colors

YMCA Recruitment posterA hundred years has passed since the World War I. So many wars and conflicts have been fought and continue to be during that timeframe that much of the war efforts both the fighting by soldiers and the massive support by citizens on stateside have been tucked away in scrapbooks and closets. But efforts are being made to open the books and storage areas Red Cross volunteers display collect tossed coins; YMCA and YWCA membership soared to work on war supportespecially with the centennial of the battles to break the Hindenburg Line (September 29) and Armistice (November 11) quickly approaching.

Photographs depicting these extraordinary moments have been collected by the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands and are being shared this summer through the end of the year in the tall glass vitrine display cases at Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange in an exhibit entitled The World War I Home Front – How Newburgh Supported the Colors.

National Guard Companies Company E and L from Newburgh and I from Middletown numbering 2600 all folded into the 107th Infantry Regiment of New York’s 27th Division. Over 200 never returned.  

According to Newburgh City Historian, Mary McTamaney, “In addition to raising millions in war bond campaigns, Newburghers manned canteens that served the hundreds of troop trains passing through on the West Shore Railroad.  They knitted thousands of socks and sweaters and scarves and sent care packages to soldiers on the front. Churches and clubs hosted dinners for soldiers who, on their way to Europe, stayed Shipyard workers built freighters and also collected war bond moneyovernight at the YMCA and YWCA. The city’s small Red Cross chapter grew to over 12,000 active members within a few months in 1917. Every local soldier who departed for basic training was accompanied by family, neighbors, and often hundreds of other citizens who walked with them to the train to wish them godspeed.”

Visitors may view the exhibit August 1-25 Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm; then, August 27 through December 14 Monday through Thursday 8am to 9pm and on Fridays 8am to 6pm. The exhibit will be closed over Labor Day and Thanksgiving, but open on Saturdays, September 29 from 5:30 to 9pm and October 27 from 3:30 to 9pm.

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. Free, secure parking is available in the parking garage entered at 73 First St.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-9386.

Photos top to bottom: YMCA and YWCA membership soared to work on war support; Red Cross volunteers display collect tossed coins; Shipyard workers built freighters and also collected war bond money; Thousands of workers there constructed supply ships like this one to take materials, especially critical food and medical relief, to Europe. This is the S.S. New Windsor nearing completion.

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My Travels - from Europe to the United States by Malgorzata Latos-Oakes

Malgorzata Latos-OakesPrintmaking is Maggie Oakes’ specialty. During her creative process, she uses many techniques and media. “I create intaglio plates using techniques such as: etching, aquatint, mezzotint and electro-etching. I also work with photolithography, silkscreen, relief processes, embossment and Chine-collé.” Her most recent body of prints represents a diversity of her personality, passion Power of Lemon, electro-etching, mezzotint, photolithography, by Malgorzata Latos-Oakesand origin. Her work shows various emotions and aspects of her life.

Indeed, Oakes’ works mirror her life in her solo exhibit My Travels - from Europe to the United States by Malgorzata Latos-Oakes

Visit the Mindy Ross Gallery at Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, August 22 – October 9, 2018 to view this very personal show that displays the high quality of work created by this talented, mature artist.

Born Malgorzata Latos in Poland, she has traveled extensively in Europe through Poland, Spain, and France, and in the US in North Carolina and Florida, and now lives in Pine Bush, NY. She graduated from Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art & Design in Wrocław, Poland with an MFA in Printmaking. Oakes is an adjunct assistant professor at SUNY Orange and an adjunct professor at SUNY New Paltz, serving as an instructional support technician in the printmaking studio. She is a mentor and advocate for students, helping them solve complex studio problems to achieve their fullest potentials.

Her works have been exhibited in many venues in Poland and France, and in the United States in Colorado, South Carolina, Ohio, Connecticut, as well as locally in Middletown “Boardwalk,” etching, aquatint, photolithography by Malgorzata Latos-Oakesand Sugar Loaf. She has been the recipient of several awards.

Visitors may view the exhibit August 22-24 8am to 5pm; then, August 27 through October 9, Monday through Thursday 8am to 9pm and on Fridays 8am to 6pm. The exhibit will be closed over Labor Day, but open on Saturday, September 29 from 5:30 to 9pm.

An afternoon reception including a tour of the gallery with an explanation of her works, processes, and materials will take place starting at 2pm on Monday, September 17. This event as well as the exhibit are free and open to the public.

The Mindy Ross Gallery is situated in the eastern section of the first floor of Kaplan Hall which is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. Free, secure parking is available in parking garage entered at 73 First St. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891/9386 or cultural@sunyorange.edu

Photos top to bottom: Malgorzata Latos-Oakes; "Power of Lemon," electro-etching, mezzotint, photolithography; “Boardwalk,” etching, aquatint, photolithography

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Dorothy Szefc
Coordinator of Cultural Affairs
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cultural@sunyorange.edu

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