January 2017 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
10/18 - 1/28 Exhibit Artists of Excellence ~ Then and Now: Thrown Pottery over 35 years by Jacqui Doyle Schneider NBG Kaplan Hall, foyer of Mindy Ross Gallery
1/3 - 3/9 Exhibit “Figurative Works” ~ recent drawings and paintings by Ward Lamb NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery
1/4 - 2/4 Exhibit Light, Color and a Love of Nature MDTN Orange Hall Gallery Loft
1/6 - 2/4 Exhibit Orange County Arts Council Members Show MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
1/15,
2 p.m.
Theatre The Paper Bag Players “Trip to the Moon” MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
1/24,
4:45 p.m.
Master Class Steps from a Lump of Clay into a Carved and Pierced Vessel NBG Kaplan Hall, OCTC Great Room

Artists of Excellence ~ Then and Now: Thrown Pottery over 35 years by Jacqui Doyle Schneider

Jacqui Doyle Schneider, artistTuesday, October 18, 2016 to Saturday, January 28, 2017
The Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Continuing the Artists of Excellence series, “Then and Now: Thrown Pottery over 35 years by Jacqui Doyle Schneider” is now on display through January 28, 2017.

The pottery in this show features the best of Jacqui Doyle Schneider’s works over a period that is more than half of her lifetime. It is truly a retrospective of her work, progressing from an investigation of shape and the painterly mark toward a more textural and sculptural deconstruction of the traditional vessel appearance.

Wheel-thrown pottery pieces reflect Doyle Schneider’s interest in the overlap between nature, wildlife, and human forms, playfully depicted within the positive and negative spaces of the carved ceramic vessels. Both sculptural and utilitarian, her work demonstrates a complete artist in creativity of each vessel, use of color, and exquisite design.

Three Nudes, ceramics by Jacqui Doyle SchneiderAfter graduating from SUNY Oswego with a BA in Art, Doyle Schneider received an apprenticeship at Earthworks in NYC where she produced production pottery and taught classes in throwing on the wheel. Eventually, she moved to the Hudson Valley, had three children, and went on to receive a teaching certification and an MA in Art from SUNY New Paltz. Subsequently, she became a high school art teacher at Valley Central High School where, for the past 20 years, she has specialized in teaching Advanced Ceramics.

Dragonfly, ceramics by Jacqui Doyle SchneiderA closing reception will take place on January 28, 2017 from 4 to 6:30pm as part of Newburgh Last Saturdays #NBLS.

The Artists of Excellence series spotlights highly talented regional artists. Artworks are on view in four glass vitrine cases located in the Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery. The Foyer is actually the area just outside the Mindy Ross Gallery inside the eastern end of Kaplan Hall.  It is a wonderful setting afforded with natural light and multi-directional viewing of the pieces.

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets (GPS: 73 First St) on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. Viewing hours are Monday through Thursday 8am to 8pm, and 8am to 5pm on Friday through December 16. From January 3 through January 13, the hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm. After being closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the hours are Monday through Thursday 8am to 8pm, and 8am to 5pm on Friday through January 28.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and presented by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Jacqui Doyle Schneider, artist; Three Nudes, ceramics by Jacqui Doyle Schneider; Dragonfly, ceramics by Jacqui Doyle Schneider

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“Figurative Works” ~ recent drawings and paintings by Ward Lamb

Homage Bowie, acrylic on board by Ward LambTuesday, January 3, 2017 to Thursday, March 9, 2017
Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Art is central in Ward Lamb’s life. “From an early age I found drawing and painting to be a vehicle for expression and a comfort of solitude and self-examination,” he explains. During the ups and downs of his life, he has turned to art to connect with his observations and feelings. His varied works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and charcoal pencil include portraits, still lifes, and landscapes in sizes from small to very large. Depending on the subject, his works are drawn or painted in styles that originate from realism, impressionism, and/or expressionism.

Self-Portrait, oil on canvas by Ward LambFrom January 3 through March 9, 2017, Lamb’s artworks will be displayed in a solo exhibit entitled,  “Figurative Works” ~ recent drawings and paintings. The venue is the Mindy Ross Gallery in Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange. Come and be enveloped in his world of color and intense expression. Also a master class in March is being planned.

The Opening Reception for the show is scheduled for Saturday, January 7 from 4 to 7pm during which pianist Manny Carrasquillo and saxophonist Andrew Garrison will provide music.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm and also Saturday, January 28, 4 to 6:30pm. The gallery is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Gardiner, New York, oil on canvas by Ward LambFor many years, Ward Lamb taught art at Minisink Valley High School. At the time of his retirement last year, he was chair of the art department. Prior to teaching at MVHS, he taught for a year on a Fulbright Scholarship at Hinchingbrooke School in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. In the seventies and eighties, he studied at Maine College of Art (MECA) and went on to receive his BFA from SUNY Stony Brook and his MFA from Brooklyn College. In addition, he attended The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture on a scholarship. He has studied and worked with Robert White, Mel Pekarsky, Mavis Pusey, Lawrence Alloway, Malcolm Morley, Phillip Pearlstein, Alan D'Arcangelo, and Lennart Anderson.

His works are in public and private collections in the United States and abroad.

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets, Newburgh. Free, secure parking available in Kaplan Hall parking garage accessible via 73 First Street. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-4891/9386 or cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images, top to bottom: Homage Bowie, acrylic on board by Ward Lamb; Self-Portrait, oil on canvas by Ward Lamb; Gardiner, New York, oil on canvas by Ward Lamb

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Light, Color and a Love of Nature

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 to Saturday, February 4, 2017
Orange Hall Gallery Loft (MDTN)

Assateague Ponies, oil on linen panel by Janet Howard-FattaLight, Color and a Love of Nature is the title of a solo art show on view January 4 through February 4, 2017 in Orange Hall Gallery Loft. According to artist Janet Howard-Fatta, the title tells “the driving forces behind my work.” Howard-Fatta strives to create visual representations of what she experiences through her senses. A reception at which the artist will be present is scheduled for Friday, January 6 from 6 to 8pm.

She has a deep relationship with her artworks as they reflect a relationship between the world around her and the painted images she creates. Surrounded by the beauty of a rural landscape that includes farms, mountains, and state parks, a great deal of her works depict these scenes which she paints both in her studio as well as en plein air. She also paints other localities all in oil, and figurative works in wet and dry media.

The Sailing School, oil on canvas by Janet Howard-FattaHer works can be found in many venues in the Hudson Valley including a large triptych and another large single work in the reception lounge of Orange Regional Medical Center’s new outpatient building. She has developed a unique type of art, Live Event Painting, whereby she sets up her easel and paintbox and paints scenes as they happen at wedding receptions and other events. In addition, she facilitates the Warwick Life Drawing Group.

artist Janet Howard-Fatta paintingHoward-Fatta received a BFA in painting at Pratt Institute where she was most influenced by two of her professors, color theorist Mary Buckley and painter Al Blaustein. She is a fervent member of the board of directors of the Orange County Arts Council and additionally serves on the board of Wickham Works Makerspace.

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

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday 9am to 6pm plus Sunday, January 15 from 1 to 4:30pm and Saturday, February 4 from 7 to 9:30pm. The gallery is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16. The exhibit, reception, and master class are free and open to the public.

The artist will give a master class with demonstration on Wednesday, February 1. Details are forthcoming.

Images, top to bottom: Assateague Ponies, oil on linen panel by Janet Howard-Fatta; The Sailing School, oil on canvas by Janet Howard-Fatta; artist Janet Howard-Fatta with her painting

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Orange County Arts Council Members Show

Grace, bronze sculpture by Danielle LangfordFriday, January 6, 2017 to Saturday, February 4, 2017
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

The Orange County Arts Council Members Art Show returns to Orange Hall Gallery for 2017 in its annual collaboration with SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs.

Lost and Found, ballpoint pen, marker, colored pencil by David AndreThe exhibit presents 70 works including paintings, drawings, photographs, collages, mixed media and sculptures in a vast variety of styles by 70 members of the Orange County Arts Council. The show can be viewed from January 6 through February 4, 2017. The opening reception where attendees can meet and speak with the artists is scheduled for Friday, January 6 from 6-8pm during which pianist Richard Wiggins will provide music.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am-8pm and Friday 9am-6pm plus Sunday, January 15 from 1-4:30pm and Saturday, February 4 from 7-9:30pm.  The gallery is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16.

Fresh from the Rain, watercolor by Tom HedderichParticipating artists include: Sal Aiello, David Andre, Linda Barboni, Adrienne Butvinik, Josiah Dearborn, Dennis Fanton, Roslyn Fassett, Sarah Fortner Pierson, Patricia Foxx, Sharon Galbraith, Karen Gersch, Thomas Gorman, Daniel Grant, Donna Haley, Carter Hammond, Cynthia Harris-Pagano, Tom Hedderich, Janet Howard-Fatta, Nancy Hull Kearing, Denise Shelby Isseks, John Kiersten, Patty Kiersten, Diane Kominick-Ouzoonian, Joan Labrie, Danielle Langford, Heidi Lanino, Tanya Laurer, Renelle Lorray, Valerie Lucznikowska, Eileen MacAvery Kane, Angelo Marcialis, Al Margolis, Jeannine Masiello, Pam Mather-Cathy, Patricia McCoy, Jeannette McGee, Mena Messina, Jack M. Miller, Carol Mindnich, Jeanne Mueller, Patrick Mullins, Gita Nadas, Frances Nankin, David Nolan, Sean O’Brien, Monica Ostrow, Michael Piotrowski, Patricia Quinn, Linda Rahl Nadas, Ginny Rizzo, Patricio Robayo, Mitchell Saler, Donald Schwartz, Robert Scully, Karen Segboer, Judi Silvano, Julia Tighe, Ellen Joyce Trayer, Leslie Waxtel, and Jennifer Woolcock-Schwartz.

The Orange County Arts Council celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.  Its mission is to champion the arts, connect artists with audiences, and foster the growth of the county’s creative resources. Learn more about the Orange County Arts Council at www.ocartscouncil.org.

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

Images, top to bottom: Grace, bronze sculpture by Danielle Langford; Lost and Found, ballpoint pen, marker, colored pencil by David Andre; Fresh from the Rain, watercolor by Tom Hedderich

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The Paper Bag Players “Trip to the Moon”

Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

The Paper Bag Players are coming to Orange Hall Theatre in Middletown to take the audience on a “Trip to the Moon.” This adventure, filled with whimsical stories, lovable characters, and singing and dancing to live music, is their celebration of their fifty-eighth year of performing great theater for children. The performance takes place on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2pm in Orange Hall Theatre, SUNY Orange.

The Paper Bag PlayersThree mini-plays focus on the theme of Space. In the title piece, meet the fantastic Dr. Phinneas Fizzleby and his assistant Calliope. Climb aboard as they build a rocket ship that blasts off to the moon. In “The Girl and the Star,” Abby longs to meet a distant star; imagine her surprise when the star pays her a visit. Then, follow the sun in “Rise and Shine” as it wakes up and prepares for work, punching in as the moon punches out. The fun continues with Charlie the whistling bear. See what happens when Charley’s whistle is stolen. “Squeaky Shoes” tells the story of a robber with unfortunate footwear, a madcap tale told completely through sound effects. In “Maximisillius,” a wizard magically moves a mountain with the help of the audience. The show is rounded out with “The Tommy-185” about a charming robot that loves to dance, and “Crazy Face,” in which the entire cast assembles a whacky face that sings a song straight out of Vaudeville.

The Paper Bag PlayersChildren ages 3 to 8 will delight in the fun of live theatre as the Paper Bag Players blend cardboard and paper sets, and wear colorful costumes all of which cleverly transform an empty stage and ordinary people into a world of delightful imagination. Relatives and friends will relax as they enjoy this quality theatre experience.

The award-winning Paper Bag Players keep it simple-and simply hilarious with children not only on the edge of their seats but with this funny, fast-paced show, lots of opportunities allow them to get in on the action and play along!

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY (GPS: 24 Grandview Ave, Middletown) where free parking is available in the adjacent lot.

Tickets can be purchased online anytime at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml
children/students $6; adults $8.50; seniors, faculty, staff, alumni $7.50; SUNY Orange students with ID admitted free
Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images, top to bottom: The Paper Bag Players

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Steps from a Lump of Clay into a Carved and Pierced Vessel

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
OCTC Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Do you mind getting your hands dirty? Or do you appreciate the feel of clay in your hands knowing that something beautiful will evolve? Try this:

Jacqui Doyle Schneider, artist, throwing a vessel at a pottery wheel (photos by Elizabeth Mary Schneider)A master class presented by artist Jacqui Doyle Schneider will give a step-by-step view of throwing pottery and using the tools to create ceramic vessels, each uniquely different. Steps from a Lump of Clay into a Carved and Pierced Vessel will show attendees up-close and personal how it is done and offer the opportunity to participate and touch. Doyle Schneider is a very engaging person who will get her audience involved.

Jacqui Doyle Schneider, artist, throwing a vessel at a pottery wheel (photos by Elizabeth Mary Schneider)The class, which starts at 4:45pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in the OCTC Great Room 101 in Kaplan Hall, gives an overview of the process. Attendees will be able to view the finished products as this class complements the Then and Now: Thrown Pottery over 35 years by Jacqui Doyle Schneider exhibit nearby in the glass vitrine cases in the Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery.

The pottery wheel will be set up and while Doyle Schneider demonstrates throwing the vessel, she will be explaining why and how she chooses that particular shape.  The artist will discuss the steps she goes through to throw and then invite attendees to try.  Those choosing to take advantage of this hands-on opportunity must put on an apron because the process as she describes, “is going to get messy.”

On nearby tables, Jacqui Doyle Schneider intends on having examples set up of each step, whereby attendees can more easily understand all that goes into throwing pottery.  The table arrangements will consist of four wheel thrown vessels in various stages of work: the vessel thrown on the wheel; the vessel with the design drawn out on to the vessel with a needle tool; the vessel with parts carved and cut out design pieces; and the last vessel completed and in the bisque state. Reference pictures and sketches will give a clearer picture of the whole process.

Raised Platter, stoneware by Jacqui Doyle SchneiderThe master class and exhibit are free and open to the public. Appropriate attire is suggested to anyone desiring to be a participant. This class is intended for those sixteen and older.

Doyle Schneider has been teaching for years. After graduating from SUNY Oswego, she received an apprenticeship at Earthworks in NYC where she produced production pottery and taught classes in throwing on the wheel. Then, after a hiatus when she moved to Orange County and had a family, she got her teaching certification and an MA in Art at SUNY New Paltz, whereupon she secured a position at Valley Central High School.  For the past 20 years, she has taught art, specializing in advanced ceramics.

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets (GPS: 73 First St) on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. Questions may be directed to (845)341-4891/9386 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Jacqui Doyle Schneider, artist, throwing a vessel at a pottery wheel (photos by Elizabeth Mary Schneider); Raised Platter, stoneware by Jacqui Doyle Schneider

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

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