October 2017 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Title Campus Building

4/24 – 10/3


Innovator and Activist Visual Artists: SUNY Celebrating New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships

MID Orange Hall Gallery
8/7 - 10/15 Exhibit Lines of Inquiry....paintings, drawings, models, mixed media, three-dimensional works.... NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery
10/3 Master Class Moving Between 2 and 3 Dimensions NBG Kaplan Hall, OCTC Great Room 101
10\8 - 10\27 Exhibit Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival Show MID Orange Hall Gallery
10/20 Concert String Trio of New York MID Morrison Hall Mansion
10/20 - 11/20 Exhibit Crocheted Vessels and Reconstructed Art ~three-dimensional works by Mary Ann Lomonaco NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery
10/22 - 11/21 Exhibit Translating the Mind’s Eye: paintings by Laura Von Rosk NBG Kaplan Hall, OCTC Great Room 101
10/23 Master Class Referencing the Past to Render the Present by Laura Von Rosk NBG Kaplan Hall, OCTC Great Room 101


Drain - multi-color woodcut - Beth SutherlandThursday, August 24, to Tuesday, October 3
Orange Hall Gallery (MID)

The Ivories - piano parts - Mary Ann LomonacoThe State University of New York is celebrating New York Foundation of the Arts Fellows’ winning grants and fellowships during the last thirty years of NYFA’s granting. The Mid-Hudson is the first region to schedule events.

SUNY Orange is participating in this celebration of the arts by having events on both campuses during the Fall 2017 semester. The first event is an eight-artist exhibit on view in Orange Hall Gallery August 24 through October 3, 2017:

Innovator and Activist Visual Artists:
SUNY Celebrating New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships

Artworks have been created in various media including paintings, drawings, lithographs, fresco-secco, paper art, wood-cuts, and three-dimensional works in repurposed and recycled materials.  The subjects of the works vary greatly, making this an interesting show to enjoy and investigate.

Artists included in this show are Andrea Moreau, Angela Basile, Beth Sutherland, Jill Parisi, Marisa Gonzales Silverstein, Phyllis Gay Palmer, Mary Ann Lomonaco, and Ivy Dachman. They reside in Dutchess, Ulster, and Westchester Counties.

During the reception in Orange Hall Gallery on Thursday, September 7 from 6:30 to 8:30pm, some of the participating artists will speak briefly during a panel discussion about the effects their grants had on their lives as artists. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Hanging by a Thread - paper, thread - Marisa Gonzales SilversteinRegular gallery hours are 9am to 8pm, Monday through Thursday and 9am to 6pm on Friday. The gallery is closed for the Labor Day Weekend.

The show in Orange Hall Gallery has been curated by artist/adjunct art professor Polly Giragosian.

In addition, two other NYFA artists’ shows are opening in the region: the large touring NYFA show opens at a reception at SUNY New Paltz on Saturday, September 9 from 5 to 7pm. And a local exhibit showcasing Ulster County NYFA recipients opens on the SUNY Ulster campus on Friday, September 8 from 5 to 7pm.

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are administered with leadership support from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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.  You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.

Images, top to bottom: Drain, multi-color woodcut by Beth Sutherland; The Ivories, piano parts by Mary Ann Lomonaco; Hanging by a Thread, paper, thread by Marisa Gonzales Silverstein

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Monday, August 7 to Sunday, October 15
Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery (NBG)

Lineation - acrylic on canvas - by Vivien Abrams CollensVivien Abrams Collens by by Jon MalinowskiTwo and three-dimensional, small and large works are on the walls as well as free-standing in the Mindy Ross Gallery at SUNY Orange. Additionally, several media are represented in the three-dimensional artworks in the glass vitrine cases in the Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery. The exhibit extends from August 7 through October 15, 2017.

Viewers will be able to experience the “playful dynamic approach” which Collens says guides her in painting and creating three-dimensional works in the forms of models and large pieces. Through her works she would like to convey to viewers her “curiosity-fueled thought process [which] is at the heart of my artmaking process.”

The artworks are engaging because something new seems to come forth when looking at them from different angles. Also, her choices of colors are very inviting. One goes away happy.

To complement this multi-faceted art exhibit, Collens is offering an art master class – workshop, Moving Between 2 and 3 Dimensions, starting at 3pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in the OCTC Great Room 101. Additionally, immediately fGeomeTREE - model for large scale sculpture by Vivien Abrams Collensollowing the workshop, an art reception is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30pm in the gallery and foyer. These consecutive events plus the exhibit are free and open to the public.

Vivien Abrams Collens received a BFA at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, and an
MFA at Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Her works are in many corporate and private collections and have been in numerous group and solo shows in NYC, the mid-Hudson Valley, New England, Cleveland, and other parts of the US. In addition, several paintings on long-term loan can be viewed on the second and third floor hallway walls of Kaplan Hall and one three-dimensional work at Tower Building’s fourth floor.

Regular gallery hours are 8am to 9pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 6pm on Fridays.

The Mindy Ross Gallery and Foyer are 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
Information is available through the website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs

photos clockwise from top left: Vivien Abrams Collens by by Jon Malinowski; Lineation – acrylic on canvas; GeomeTREE - model for large scale sculpture

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Contact Us:
Dorothy Szefc
Coordinator of Cultural Affairs
(845) 341-4891

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

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