October 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
8/17 - 10/8 Exhibit

Abstract: No Boundaries~ Visions and the Freedom to Explore

MID Orange Hall Gallery, Loft and Fringe
10/3;
6:30 pm
Master Class Drawing and Markmaking, a master class with Heidi Lanino Bilezikian MID Orange Hall Gallery

10/7;

3 pm

Concert

Passion at the Piano!  Ilya Yakushev ~ solo recital

MID William & Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall

10/11;

7 pm

Lecture The Invention of Criminal Profiling a lecture by Michael Cannell. MID RCSE 010, Gerry Forum
10/11 - 11/19 Exhibit Summer Travels: Landscapes  Landscapes by Chrissy Pahucki MID Orange Hall Gallery Loft
10/14 - 11/19 Exhibit Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival MID Orange Hall Gallery and Fringe
10/15 - 11/21 Exhibit Everyday Latin America, photography & photo jewelry by Star Nigro NBG Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall

10/17;

7 pm

Lecture "This is water:" Climate Change and the Environmental Humanities a lecture by Bill Conlogue, PhD. MID RCSE 112

10/19;

11 am

Master Class

"How to play Jazz" ~ master class; Scott Reeves, leader and trombone, Jim Ridl, piano and Andy Watson, drums

MID Orange Hall Room 23

10/19;

6:30 pm

Concert Jazz in the Gallery with SUNY Orange Super Jazz Music Students MID Orange Hall Gallery

10/19;

7:30 pm

Concert Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra MID William & Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall

10/24;

7 pm

Lecture

The New York City Water Supply: The History and Operation of America’s Greatest Waterworks - lecture by Adam Bosch

NBG OBTC Great Room 101, Kaplan Hall

10/27;

7:15 pm

Theater

NYC's Mission: Improv-able performed by The Studio Upstairs Theater Repertory

NBG OBTC Great Room 101, Kaplan Hall

10/29;

7 pm

Lecture

Heirloom Vegetable Growing and Urban Farming, a lecture by Ken Greene

NBG OBTC Great Room 101, Kaplan Hall

11/19;

7 pm

Lecture RESCHEDULED - NEW DATE! From George Washington to Donald Trump: Historical and Contemporary Challenges to the Constitution by U.S. Presidents; a lecture by Brigid Harrison, PhD MID Gilman Center, Library Room 130

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 statesRide 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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Abstract: No Boundaries~ Visions and the Freedom to ExploreEye of the Storm - alabaster - by Terry Mollo

By definition abstract art is “the reduction of natural forms to their essentials and/or the combination of shapes, lines, colors, tones, and textures divorced from representational intent and created for their own sake.”[Dictionary of Art & Artists – Collins Reference & Britannica]

Aphrodite Emerges in Turbulent Waters - oil on canvas by Jeannine MasielloConsequently, abstract art allows freedoms to artists; and to viewers, it offers new worlds as it broadens the mind and heightens interest and curiosity.

To experience the excitement of visual art unbridled, come to Orange Hall Gallery, Loft, and Fringe to explore the large and small artworks by fifty-one artists. Created in media including collages, paintings, drawings, mixed media, fiber/fabric, photographs, and sculptures, the show Abstract: No Boundaries~ Visions and the Freedom to Explore is open for viewing August 17 through October 8, 2018.

The exhibit offers the opportunity of immersion by being surrounded by the 143 works on display: six foot tall wood sculptures, pewter and silver jewelry, ribbons of forged steel, chiseled stone, found objects, vivid batiked silk, various oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, experimental drawings and photographs, and lots more to intrigue and captivate.

A reception is scheduled from 7 to 9 pmonFriday, September 7 during which attendees may meet the artists in a casual atmosphere with light refreshments and the splendid playing of classical selections and jazz standards by Geoff Hamburg, pianist.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am-8pm and Friday 9am-6pm. The gallery is closed on Labor Day and open on Sunday, October 7 from 2 to 4:30pm. Stegaosauras Bracelet - pewter - by Josiah Dearborn

Participating artists: Paula Baldinger - Linda Barboni - Elliot Belokostolsky - Bruce Bleach - Lindsay Brown - Josiah Dearborn - John Dinkey - Gesine Ehlers - Emelia Estep - Roslyn Fassett - Carol Flaitz - William Gerbracht-Karen E. Gersch - Claire Gilliam - Polly Giragosian - Daniel Grant - Bill Graziano - Cynthia Harris-Pagano - Susan Hope Fogel - Rena Hottinger - James Klimek - Bill Kooistra - Ward Lamb - Heidi Lanino - Malgorzata Latos-Oakes - David Nolan - Michael Piotrowski - Jeffrey Pflaum - Jacqueline O'Malley-Satz - Midge Monat - Terry S. Mollo - Susan Miiller - Pam Mather-Cathy - Jeannine Masiello - Al Margolis - Heidi Lanino - Renelle Lorray - Daniel Lombardo - Cathe Linton - Karen Richards - Helen Ripple - Mary C. Roth - Stuart Sachs - Leslie Shaw Zadoian - Frank Shuback - Judi Silvano - Manfred Spikereit - Jenny Torino - Kenneth Van Rensselaer - Mary Wallach - Melinda Wallach - Gina Whalen

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

Photos top to bottom: Eye of the Storm - alabaster - by Terry Mollo; Aphrodite Emerges in Turbulent Waters - oil on canvas by Jeannine Masiello; Stegaosauras Bracelet - pewter - by Josiah Dearborn.

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Drawing and Markmaking with Heidi Lanino Bilezikian

Heidi Lanino BilezikianPresently on view in Orange Hall Gallery, Abstract: No Boundaries ~ Visions and the Freedom to Explore is an exhibit of 143 artworks by 51 artists. One of the participating artists is Heidi Lanino Bilezikian whose dynamic wood columns stand in line in the center of the large gallery. On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, she will give a master class beginning at 6:30 ~ Drawing and Markmaking.   Art by Heidi Lanino Bilezikian: HorseFair V; Dance 1; LeFemme.

The class, which is free and open to the public, will explore contour and blind contour drawing into abstract movement drawing on a scroll. Attendees will be provided with large paper and drawing implements in order that they may be directly involved with the class. In addition, during the class individuals will have the opportunity of using long reeds to which brushes and charcoal are attached and then contributing some strokes to a large group mural.

To give context and background to the drawing session, Bilezikian will explain several non-traditional sources of drawing and 3D design. She will also show works by artists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Cy Twombly, Julie Mehretu, Lousie Bourgeois, William DeKooning, and Brice Marden because these are artists that inspire this approach to drawing.

Heidi Lanino Bilezikian holds a BFA with honors from Pratt Institute, the college which she attended on a full-tuition merit scholarship. In the role of being an educator of the arts, she enjoys bringing art and the creative process to young people and the community-at-large. As a working artist who paints, draws, works in clay and sculpts, she has had great success which is demonstrated in the many private and corporate collections in which her artworks may be found. In addition, her works have been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions in the Hudson Valley and the New York metropolitan area.

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

Photos, top to bottom: Heidi Lanino Bilezikian; art by Heidi Lanino Bilezikian: HorseFair V; Dance 1; LeFemme.

 

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Passion at the Piano!  Ilya Yakushev ~ solo recital

 

Ilya YakushevThe gifted, classical pianist Ilya Yakushev is coming to the Middletown campus of Orange County Community College to play Beethoven and Liszt on  the stage of the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall.

He plays with Russian fervor that is within him but was nurtured during the several years that he was mentored by the renowned Vladimir Feltsman with whom he studied as a graduate student at Mannes College of Music where he subsequently received BM and MM degrees.  A recent review in Life@ReadingEagle.com states,“Yakushev, whose playing shares a spiritual quality with his mentor, Vladimir Feltsman, alternates power with a silken touch.”

Passion at the Piano!  Ilya Yakushev ~ solo recital will be presented on the stage of the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The concert starts at 3pm and features intricately powerful works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Liszt. With Moonlight and Appassionata sonatas and Vallee and Mephisto all on the same card, the performance should keep concertgoers on the edges of their seats.

As a soloist, Yakushev plays authoritatively as will be witnessed in his manner of performance. He relies on his “instincts,” he states, “which were developed the ‘right’ way by Feltsman.” He continues, “At some point in our profession we don’t think about how to play the music, but rather we look at the direction which the composer is trying to give us and then rely on our instincts.” Yakushev believes “The ultimate purpose for every musician in my understanding and opinion is to be able to connect with the music.”

Come to the performance and listen to the fulfillment of that connection.

Tickets for the concert will be available when the box office opens at 2pm on the day of the concert at $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, faculty, staff, and alumni. Tickets can be purchased online anytime at ww.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml

Online purchase requires a $2.50 service charge for each ticket. All students are eligible for free tickets at the box office.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue), Middletown, NY.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 or cultural@sunyorange.edu

Photo:  Ilya Yakushev photo by Rob Davidson.

 

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The Invention of Criminal Profiling - a lecture by Michael Cannell

 

Michael  Cannell “F.P.” were the signature letters of the Mad Bomber who terrorized New York City between 1940 and 1956. The bomber planted explosives in theaters, offices, phone booths, storage lockers, and restrooms in public buildings, including Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall, the New York Public Library, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the RCA Building, Macy’s Department Store, and the New York City Subway.

With traditional police methods seemingly useless, the NYPD, enlisted the expert help of James Brussel, a criminologist and psychiatrist. Together they developed what has become known as Criminal Profiling, a new science in American law enforcement.

Author/journalist Michael Cannell researched this case and created the non-fiction thriller Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, The Mad Bomber and the Invention of Criminal Profiling. He will speak on the subject and let the audience feel the terror experienced by New Yorkers who lived and worked in the localities where the bombings occurred when he comes to the Sandra and Alan Gerry Forum –Room 010 of the Rowley Center for Science and Engineering at SUNY Orange on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7pm to speak Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, The Mad Bomber and the Invention of Criminal Profiling by Michael Cannellon The Invention of Criminal Profiling.

This presentation by Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the college’s Criminal Justice Department is free and open to the public. A booksigning will take place after the lecture.

Michael Cannell is a graduate of Princeton University and the Columbia School of Journalism. He was editor of the House & Home section of The New York Times for seven years. In addition, he has contributed to The New Yorker, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian magazine, and many other publications. In addition to Incendiary…, he has authored two other non-fiction books: The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit and I.M Pei: Mandarin of Modernism.

The Rowley Center for Science and Engineering is located at 10 East Conkling Avenue on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange. Free parking can be found on street and in several college parking lots as well as the parking garage across the street.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Photos, top to bottom: Michael Cannell photo byMichaelWeschler; Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, The Mad Bomber and the Invention of Criminal Profiling by Michael Cannell

 

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Summer Travels: Landscapes by Chrissy Pahucki

Chrissy Pahucki

Multi-tasking is Chrissy Pahucki’s specialty. She is a wife and a mother and she shares a very active life with her family. She teaches art in the Goshen Central School District. She is the chair of the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival for which she takes care of all sorts of details. And, to relax and allow her creatively to flow, she finds time to paint plein air – outdoors.

Her paintings in acrylic are representational and relate well to viewers as oftentimes they are easy to recognize scenes or ones that reflect what people do in their day-to-day activities or vacations. “If I can capture the essence of the place so that it connects with other busy people, then I’ve gotten lucky in being able to share that place and its spirit through my painting,” she states.  Her solo show Summer Travels: Landscapes by Chrissy Pahucki, visually demonstrates her interest “in the relationship between land and water and how water affects the colors, shapes and dynamics of landscapes.”

The Perfect Spot by Chrissy PahuckiA Goshen native and a graduate of the SUNY system, she holds an AA in Liberal Arts from SUNY Orange, a BA in Art Education from Buffalo State College and Masters in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz. She has received numerous awards from the plein air shows in which she has participated in New York, Maine, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

The exhibit will run October 11 through November 19, 2018 in Orange Hall Gallery Loft. The reception for the show will be offered simultaneously with that of the Hudson Valley Plein Air show on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 3 to 5pm and is free and open to the public.Canandaigua Lake, NY - acrylic by Chrissy Pahucki

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am-8pm and Friday 9am-6pm. 

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

 

Photos top to bottom: Chrissy Pahucki, The Perfect Spot; Canandaigua Lake, NY - acrylic.

 

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Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival

 

The exhibit of works by thirty juried artists accepted by the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival [HVPAF] will be on display in Orange Hall Gallery from October 14 through November 19, 2018. Each artist is given the opportunity of entering four pieces. All of the artworks will be new as they will have been painted outdoors between 4pm on Wednesday, October 10 and the afternoon of Saturday, October 13 within a specified but extensive area of the Hudson Valley.Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival

The HVPAF is being chaired once again by artist Chrissy Pahucki and is presented under the auspices of the Wallkill River School.

The Opening Reception is planned for October 14 from 3 to 5pm during which pianist Manny Carrasquillo and flutist Chris Leon will play jazz standards and modern jazz. Participating artists will be present at the reception to meet and greet and answer questions about their works.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday 9am to 6pm. On October 19, the gallery will be open 9am to 9pm

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. 

These are the 2018 participating artists: Deliece Blanchard; Janet Campbell; John J. Capowski; Sharon Crute; Janet Howard Fatta; Mira Fink; David Finnell; Stephen Gary Frisk; Jennifer Gibson; Elissa Gore; Janet Gunderson ; Keith Gunderson; Debra Howard; Jean-Pierre Jacquet; Shawn Dell Joyce; Laurie Kilgore; Jim Laurino; Bonnie McGown; John McNally; Edward Bear Miller; Mark Monsarrat; Chrissy Pahucki; Jang Park; Christine Rapa; Mitchell Saler; Mary Sealfon; Vaune Sherin; John Slivjak; Alix Travis, Student artists: Pauline Archer; Ben Pahucki; Cora Pahucki.

 

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Everyday Latin America  ~ photography & photo jewelry by Star Nigro

 

Star Nigro, photographerStar Nigro is an award winning professional photographer, interdisciplinary artist, and eco workshop facilitator.

She appreciates the diversity of her background and expresses that in her art. Her series of photographs and photo jewelry celebrating the vitality of the peoples of and everyday life from Brazil, Ecuador, and Mexico will be on display in the Mindy Ross Gallery from October 15 through November 21, 2018 under the title  Everyday Latin America  ~ photography & photo jewelry by Star Nigro.

A reception is scheduled forLast Saturday, October 27, from 3:30pm to 5:45pm.Classical guitarist Joy Zelada will play selections from Latin American composers during the reception. Maria Looking Up Mitla, Mexico, black and white fiber-print by Star Nigro

Through her camera’s lens Nigro is inspired by the art of photographing the moment and the organic poetic beauty of life. She transforms her photographs by hand into 3-D objects and functional, wearable art. Her belief is that photographs shouldn’t just hang on the wall but should integrate into everyday living; hence, her photo jewelry collection “Live the Art” speaks her philosophy and approach as an artist.

Star Nigro holds a BFA in photography from the College of Art & Design, Lesley University in Boston, Massachusetts. She has exhibited her artworks in Boston, Albany, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Woodstock, and in galleries in smaller cities as well.

Mermaid Star hair fascinator accessory by Star NigroHer versatile artistic background in the fine arts has greatly influenced her innovative approach to teaching. Presently she is the art program director of My Kingston Kids as well as being a teaching artist for the Bronx Council on the Arts workshop series. She will share her enthusiasm for the arts and her skills in creating 2D and 3D art in a master class-workshop on Thursday, November 8, 2018 entitled Eco Art Mural. The class will meet at 2:45pm in the OBCT Great Room 101 in Kaplan Hall.

Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday, 8am to 9pm; Friday 8am to 6pm.

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: Star Nigro holding With Eyes to See; Maria Looking Up Mitla, Mexico, black and white fiber-print; Mermaid Star hair fascinator accessory - 22K gold leafing, star fish, painted feathers, swarovski crystals,
photographs, clip backing.

 

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“This is water:” Climate Change and the Environmental Humanities – a lecture by Bill Conlogue, PhD

Bill Conlogue, PhDEnvironmental humanities offer a forum for an interdisciplinary approach to Books by Bill Conlogue: Working the Garden: American Writers and the Industrialization of Agriculture; Undermined in Coal Country; Here and There: Reading Pennsylvania's Working Landscapesenvironmental and ecological issues. The key word is interdisciplinary because it seeks to help bridge traditional divides between the sciences and the humanities, and between Western, Eastern and Indigenous ways of knowing the natural world and the place of humans in it. Such disciplines as cultural studies, history, literary studies, philosophy, and anthropology engage the natural sciences in discussion, deliberation, and the enhancement of knowledge to offer a world view.

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7pm, Bill Conlogue, PhD, will present his lecture “This is water:” Climate Change and the Environmental Humanities. Come to the Rowley Center for Science and Engineering, room 112, for a description and discussion on this very timely topic. The lecture presentation is free and open to the public.

Dr. Conlogue states, “A dire threat to life on Earth, climate change calls on us to rethink interrelationships among person, place, and planet. The environmental humanities can help us to see these connections anew. Using water as a touchstone, I raise issues related to time, energy, and our responsibilities to future generations.”

A professor of English at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, his interests include Environmental Literature, Rural Studies, and 19th and 20th Century American Literature, He is the author of three books: and Here and There: Reading Pennsylvania's Working Landscapes, Undermined in Coal Country, and Working the Garden: American Writers and the Industrialization of Agriculture. A book signing will take place following the presentation.

Bill Conlogue holds a B.A. and M.A. from University of Scranton, and a Ph.D, from the University of Maryland.

The Rowley Center for Science and Engineering is located at 10 East Conkling Avenue on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange. Free parking can be found on street and in several college parking lots as well as the parking garage across the street.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Photos top to bottom - Bill Conlogue, PhD; Books by Bill Conlogue: Working the Garden: American Writers and the Industrialization of Agriculture; Undermined in Coal Country; Here and There: Reading Pennsylvania's Working Landscapes

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"How to play Jazz" ~ master class; Scott Reeves, leader and trombone, Jim Ridl, piano and Andy Watson, drums

 

Scott Reeves, alto flugelhornHow to play Jazz is the title of the master class to be given by three masters in their own rights, Scott Reeves, trombone & alto flugelhorn, Jim Ridl, piano, and Andy Watson, drums. They will talk about their profession, how they got there, demonstrate their respective instruments, and perform a few pieces during the class scheduled in Orange Hall Room 23 at 11am on Friday, October 19, 2019. This event is free and open to the public and prefaces the jazz concert that evening in which they play integral parts.

Scott Reeves is a mainstay in contemporary New York jazz. In addition to playing trombone andJim Ridl, piano alto flugelhorn, he is the leader of the Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra and Manhattan Bones and plays in the Dave Liebman Big Band. During his long career, he has performed with Bill Mobley’s Smoke Big Band, the Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, and the Vanguard Orchestra. He is currently a professor of music and director of jazz studies at the City College of New York. Coupled with his work as a music educator, he is a respected author of jazz improvisation texts, compositions and arrangements for large jazz ensemble. Reeves’ two books, Creative Jazz Improvisation and Creative Beginnings are among the most widely used texts in their field.

Andy Watson, drumsJim Ridl is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and teacher, and performs internationally with the Jim Ridl Trio and Quartet, the Dave Liebman Big Band, the Mingus Big Band, Ximo Tebar’s IVAM Jazz Ensemble of Spain, and the Tim Horner Quintet. He was the Art Tatum Scholarship Artist in Residence at the University of Toledo (Ohio) where he taught master classes and performed solo piano concerts. He earned his BA in Scoring and Arranging, and was awarded its Student Achievement Award for composing “Ocean Sojourn,” an orchestral tone poem which he performed with the Denver Symphony Orchestra, James Setapen, conducting. He is listed in the Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities.

Drummer Andy Watson has uncanny, understated feel for shade and surprise. He also has a natural affinity for rhythm. With that combination, he can power a big band like the New York Nine Nonet or drive the smaller ensembles of greats like Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, and Tom Harrell. He has also lent his talents in the studio, enlivening the recordings of Jim Hall, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Larry Goldings. On occasion, he has played with singer/lyricist Jon Hendricks as well as Woody Herman’s Orchestra, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Smoke Big Band, the Westchester Jazz Orchestra and Cecil’s Big Band.      

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 or cultural@sunyorange.edu

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue), Middletown, NY.

Photos, top to bottom: Scott Reeves, alto flugelhorn; Jim Ridl, piano; Andy Watson, drums.

 

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Jazz in the Gallery with SUNY Orange Super Jazz Music Students

Jazz in the Gallery musicians. Photo by Stephen Hedderton.A truly American music, jazz has its roots in various cultures, and it is played and revered all over the world. At SUNY Orange, it is a focus of the music department. And from that, many very good young musicians learn it and love to play this great music.

From 6:30pm to 7:20pm on Friday, October 19, 2018, come to Orange Hall Gallery to Jazz in the Gallery … and get in the mood for a wonderful evening of jazz.  A select a sextet of music students will play jazz standards. The ensemble highlights the talents of Darius Beckford – piano, Anthony Aprile – guitar, Sean Noonan – bass, Chris Leon – flute, Owen Moore – sax, and Ethan Boyd – drums.

This performance is free and open to the public.

Then, move to the William & Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall for the 7:30pm concert of the Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 or cultural@sunyorange.edu

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue), Middletown, NY.

Left to right: Darius Beckford – piano, Chris Leon – flute, Sean Noonan – bass, Ethan Boyd – drums, Anthony Aprile – guitar, Owen Moore – sax. Photo by Stephen Hedderton.

 

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The Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra

Scott Reeves, conductingThe Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra is coming to Orange County Community College [SUNY Orange] on Friday, October 19, 2018. The performance begins at 7:30pm in the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall. The ensemble has a full big band sound thanks to its instrumentation: four trumpets, four trombones, five saxes, acoustic bass, piano, drums, vocalist, and leader Reeves whose instruments are trombone and alto flugelhorn. The featured vocalist is Carolyn Leonhart. For jazz enthusiasts, this is the real deal – an 18 piece big band of seasoned musicians who love what they do.

In addition to being a composer, arranger, and professor of music and director of jazz studies at CCNY, Scott Reeves, he is a member of the Dave Liebman Big Band and has played with the Bill Mobley Smoke Big Band, the Vanguard Orchestra, the Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, and Oliver Lake Big Band. He also leads Manhattan Bones, a septet that highlights four trombonists. Somehow, he has found time to write two textbooks, both published by Prentice-Hall: Creative Jazz Improvisation and Creative Beginnings.Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra with Carolyn Leonhart, vocalist

Carolyn Leonhart, daughter of bassist/composer Jay Leonhart and vocalist Donna Leonhart, was a lead back-up vocalist with Steely Dan. Presently, she is an assistant professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Tickets for the concert are $10 and will be available in the box office starting at 6:15pm the evening of the October 19. Online purchase with a $ 2.50 service charge for each ticket is available at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml. All students are admitted free.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 or cultural@sunyorange.edu

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue), Middletown, NY.

Photos, top to bottom: Scott Reeves, conducting; Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra with Carolyn Leonhart, vocalist.

 

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The New York City Water Supply: The History and Operation of America’s Greatest Waterworks – a lecture by Adam Bosch

Adam Bosch, Director of Public Affairs, New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC- DEP), Bureau of Water SupplyIf you’ve wondered what those gigantic pipe segments are that you may have seen along River Road at Steelways in Newburgh, they will be used in the new tunnel that is being drilled 600 feet under the Hudson River. In order to eliminate a leak in the existing Delaware Aqueduct, which conveys about “half of New York City’s drinking water on a typical day,” the Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel is being constructed by “a one-of-a-kind tunnel boring machine which currently is drilling 24 hours a day under the Town of Newburgh,” according to Adam Bosch, Director of Public Affairs, New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC- DEP), Bureau of Water Supply. Bosch, who grew up in Newburgh, will speak on this modern day marvel on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7pm in the OBTC Great Room 101 in Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange.

During his lecture, The New York City Water Supply: The History and Operation of America’s Greatest Waterworks, Bosch will explain how “the largest municipal water supply in the United States, delivers, by gravity alone, 1.1 billion gallons of fresh water every day to more than 8.6 million people in New York City and another 1 million people living in 74 communities north of the City, including Newburgh and New Windsor.” He will also describe the specifics of and illustrate through photographs the history of the reservoir system, the ongoing boring and fitting of those conduits in the constructing of the tunnel, and the work that NYC- DEP does to protect and maintain its drinking water every day.drill rig that was used to build the Delaware Aqueduct in the late 1930s and early 1940s

Engineers and architects will receive a certificate for one PDH-CEU for lecture attendance.  Registration is not necessary.

In his role of NYC- DEP’s Director of Public Affairs, Adam Bosch shares information about the operation, maintenance and protection of the water supply through public lectures, education programs, and interactions with elected officials and journalists. He was previously vice president of research and communications at Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a regional policy group based in Newburgh. He was a journalist in the Hudson Valley for more than a decade while working for the Times Herald-Record, The New York Times, Wallkill Valley Times, Scientific American Magazine, and other publications. His reporting earned five Associated Press awards for investigations, breaking news, and public service. He also taught the investigative reporting class at SUNY New Paltz for 10 years.

DEP today is using a one-of-a-kind tunnel boring machine to build a new tunnel under the Hudson River, from Newburgh to WappingerThis presentation is co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands and Cultural Affairs at SUNY Orange.

For information, please call 845-341-4891 or email cultural@sunyorange.edu

You may also consult www.newburghhistoricalsociety.com/events/

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh.  Free and secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall garage accessible at 73 First Street.

Photos, top to bottom: Adam Bosch, Director of Public Affairs, New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC- DEP), Bureau of Water Supply; A team of workers pose alongside the drill rig that was used to build the Delaware Aqueduct in the late 1930s and early 1940s. This particular photo was taken in a portion of the tunnel that runs approximately 600 feet beneath the Town of Newburgh; DEP today is using a one-of-a-kind tunnel boring machine to build a new tunnel under the Hudson River, from Newburgh to Wappinger. The machine, shown here, is 21.6 feet in diameter, 475 feet long, and weights 2.6 million pounds when fully assembled. It was built to withstand more pressure than any tunnel boring machine constructed in human history. The machine is currently drilling 24 hours a day under the Town of Newburgh.

 

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NYC's Mission: Improv-able performed by The Studio Upstairs Theater Repertory

David Cohen, director of the Studio Upstairs Theater RepertoryThe Studio Upstairs Theater Repertory, under the direction of David Cohen, will present NYC’s Mission: Improv-able, on October 27, 2018. The performance of improv theatre starts at 7:15pm in the OBTC Great Room 101 in Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange which is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh. Free, secure parking is available in Kaplan Hall parking garage entered at 73 First St, Newburgh.

Come for a lot of laughs and top-notch theatre.

Established in 1996 in New York City, The Studio Upstairs Theater Rep is the Hudson Valley's longest running improv troupe. Cohen is an adjunct theatre professor at SUNY Orange.

Tickets will be available only at the door when the box office table opens at 6pm that evening. General admission is $5; all students are admitted free.

This event is one of the many arts happenings in Newburgh Last Saturdays [#NBLS].

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

Photo: David Cohen, director of the Studio Upstairs Theater Repertory

 

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