July 2017 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
4/28 - 8/1 Exhibit SURFACE ~ Silver, Plexiglas, Other Materials ~ handmade jewelry & objects by Josiah Dearborn NBG Kaplan Hall, foyer of Mindy Ross Gallery
6/1 - 8/1 Exhibit Raptor Rapture ~ Birds of Prey of the Hudson Valley ~ NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery

SURFACE ~ Silver, Plexiglas, Other Materials ~ handmade jewelry & objects by Josiah Dearborn

Friday, April 28, 2017 to Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Josiah Dearborn, artistJo Dearborn likes to work with his hands. He creates art in metals and Plexiglas that he forms, pierces, casts, rivets, dyes, laser-cuts, sandblasts into jewelry and other objects. He also sculpts in wood.

To fully appreciate his art, come to the Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery in Kaplan Hall where the works are on display in the glass, vitrine cases April 28 through August 1, 2017.  Of a variety of sizes and shapes, representational and abstract, they all come under the title   

SURFACE

Silver, Plexiglas, Other Materials

handmade jewelry & objects

by Josiah Dearborn.

His art background includes being educated at Johns Hopkins University, Silvermine College of Art, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute. Through study and life experiences, he has been influenced by Medieval, Irish, Viking, and Scythian cultures as well as Art Nouveau.

Earrings, acrylic-balls with spiral silver inlay by Josiah Dearborn; Hollow-heart Pendant, repoussé with sawn design by Josiah DearbornHe has been an industrial designer and modelmaker, and a fabricator of interactive science exhibits. Over the years, he has admired the shapes of medieval armor, heraldic shields and symbols, architectural detail, and any carved creatures. He watched his father build things and learned to enjoy process and detail. His studies, observing, and hands-on work all have formulated his concepts of art.

Flame, yellow flame: plexiglas (acrylic), formed/carved/dyed, wood & miscellaneous found plastic by Josiah Dearborn His exhibit continues the Artists of Excellence series which spotlights highly talented regional artists and gives the college community and the community-at-large the opportunity of viewing exquisite pieces in various media by professional artists.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday - 8am to 9pm and Friday - 8am to 5pm through May. The college is closed during Memorial Day Weekend, and also on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in June and July.

A reception is scheduled for Thursday, June 22 from 5 to 7:30pm during which Joy Zelada will play classical guitar. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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: Josiah Dearborn, artist; Earrings, acrylic-balls with spiral silver inlay by Josiah Dearborn; Hollow-heart Pendant, repoussé with sawn design by Josiah Dearborn; Flame, yellow flame: plexiglas (acrylic), formed/carved/dyed, wood & miscellaneous found plastic by Josiah Dearborn

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Raptor Rapture ~ Birds of Prey of the Hudson Valley ~

Thursday, June 1, 2017 to Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Avocations come in the forms of an activity completely different from a person’s career job or an activity that comes from or is complementary to one’s life’s work. In the new exhibit which is on view June 1 through August 1, 2017 in the Mindy Ross Gallery, both forms are displayed.

Steven Sachs, DMD, photographerRaptor Rapture ~ Birds of Prey of the Hudson Valley ~ is a magnificent visual experience of birds of prey in their natural habitats in the Hudson Valley. Photographer Steven Sachs spends endless hours going to view his subjects and then capturing images of them in the wild.  He finds that to be “very satisfying.” In addition to photographs of varying sizes, the exhibit includes many poems about birds by Diane Bliss. She acknowledges in her poetry the inspiration that birds give her. “Symbolically, especially in Celtic culture, which has influenced me as well, birds are spiritual creatures, messengers, connectors between earth (and often water) and sky, heaven or the Other World.”

Diane Bliss, MA, professor of English at SUNY OrangeInterestingly, Steven Sachs, DMD, is a respected and established dentist in Monroe. He loves, however, to be outdoors and always has his camera. “I was boating with my brother-in-law on Long Island Sound. A chance encounter with an osprey nest in 1998 got me started photographing raptors,” he mentions. “Since then I have been documenting the behaviors and the beauty of birds of prey with my photographs.”

Now, in her twenty-fifth year as a professor of English at SUNY Orange, Diane Bliss has been writing about nature “as a theme subject, a metaphor, or symbol” since her youth. Before obtaining BA and MA degrees from Hartwick College and SUNY Binghamton, respectively, she received an AAS from SUNY College of Short-eared Owl, photograph by Steven SachsEnvironmental Science & Forestry. “Birds have shown up in a number of ways in my poetry, either as a central subject or a fleeting observation,” Bliss states. “Now as I have become a more serious but still amateur birder, these creatures of flight continue to amaze and inspire me with their variety of colors, sizes, songs, and habits,” she continues.

On Wednesday, June 28, from 5:30 to 8pm, a reception is scheduled for the show which loosely pairs photographs with words. The artists, photographer Sachs and poet Bliss will discuss their avocations.  Dr. Sachs will explain his development of technique and his fascination with and documentation of raptors through photographing while Prof. Bliss will read a selection of her poems giving brief background on each.

The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. Gallery hours in June and July are Monday through Thursday 8am to 9pm.  The college is closed on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays in June and July, and on Independence Day, July 4.

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 Kaplan Hall parking garage entered at 73 First St. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891/9386 or cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images, top to bottom: Steven Sachs, DMD, photographer; Diane Bliss, MA, professor of English at SUNY Orange; Short-eared Owl, photograph by Steven Sachs

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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.

NOTE: All artists' images on these pages are copyrighted and are used by kind permission of the artists. Please do not download, reproduce or use without permission.