September 2017 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
4/24 – 10/3 Exhibit Innovator and Activist Visual Artists: SUNY Celebrating New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships MID Orange Hall Gallery
9/7

Reception

Panel Discussion

Reception: 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.... by Vivien Abrams Collens

NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery
9/15 Film Chasing Trane --The John Coltrane Documentary MID Harriman Hall Film Theatre
9/17 Concert 90   |   70   |   50   - The Dave Liebman Big Band Celebrates the Music of John Coltrane MID Historic Paramount Theater
9/18 Master Class The Legacy of John Coltrane master class-workshop MID Orange Hall Room 23

9/18

9/27

Lecture Celebrating the Constitution: Deliberative Democracy in Action: the Electoral College

MID

NBG

Library, Middletown

Kaplan Hall, Newburgh

9/19

 

Lecture Celebrating the Constitution: The Making of a Working People’s Constitution: An Unfinished Project

MID

Library, Middletown

9/27 Lecture

Celebrating the Constitution: The Making of a Working People’s Constitution: An Unfinished Project

NBG Kaplan Hall, Newburgh
9/27 Master Class The Creation of 3D Reference Material for 2D work MID Orange Hall Gallery


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

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

Artworks on display presently in the Innovator and Activist Visual Artists: SUNY Celebrating New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships exhibit include paintings, drawings, lithographs, fresco-secco, paper art, wood-cuts, and three-dimensional works in repurposed and recycled materials.  The artists who created these interesting and intriguing works will be present at the reception in Orange Hall Gallery on Thursday, September 7 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

During the reception a panel of some of the participating artists will discuss briefly the effects their NYFA visual arts fellowship grants had on their lives as artists. Exhibit curator, Polly Giragosian, will moderate, and information will be available on applying for NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships.

Also, classical guitarist, Joy Zelada, will play. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

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.

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.

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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, the recently released American film directed by John Scheinfeld, is narrated by Denzel Washington. The film chronicles the life of Coltrane in his own words, and includes interviews with such notables as Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, Cornel West, Common, and Bill Clinton.

The screening of this new film kicks off a weekend of three events honoring John Coltrane, the man and his sound.  Scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7pm in Harriman Hall 111 Film Theatre, this event is free and open to the public.     

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane DocumentaryThe film explores the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane and reveals the passions, experiences, and forces that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds.  Described as “a sound that was all his own” Coltrane’s sound –his music—is demonstrated in clips of him playing and is admired through commentaries by famous musicians and a former US president.

Harriman Hall is located at 8 East Conkling Avenue on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange. Free parking is available at nearby lots.          

In addition to the film, a major concert by the renowned Dave Liebman and his big band will take place on Sunday, the 17th at 3pm and a master class on Coltrane’s legacy caps off the series on Monday, September 18 at 11am.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at  cultural@sunyorange.edu or

(845) 341-4891.

Photo: John Coltrane/Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

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90   |   70   |   50   - The Dave Liebman Big Band Celebrates the Music of John Coltrane

Sunday, September 17, 3 pm
Historic Paramount Theater (MID)

National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Dave Liebman and his 18-piece big band under the direction of Gunnar Mossblad are holding a year-long 2017-2018 commemoration to honor John Coltrane’s 90th birthday, Liebman’s 70th birthday, and the 50th anniversary of Coltrane’s death. This Grammy™  ̶ nominated big band has been recording and performing in major jazz performance spaces and universities around the United States since 2000.

“Lieb” will be featured on several iconic Coltrane masterworks arranged specifically for him. The Dave Liebman Big Band

The band is comprised of top-shelf New York City musicians: Dave Liebman, Gunnar Mossblad, Charles Pillow, Dave Riekenberg, Tom Christensen, Jay Brandford, Bob Millikan, Brian Pareschi, Stuart Mack, Patrick Dorian, Tim Sessions, Scott Reeves, Sam Burtis, Jeff Nelson, Jim Ridl, Vic Juris, Tony Marino, and Marko Marcinko.

SUNY Orange’s Cultural Affairs is hosting this auspicious performance at the Historic Paramount Theater on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 3pm.

Tickets are available online anytime at http://middletownparamount.com/tickets/ and by phone at 845-346-4195 and at the box office Monday – Friday, 1 to 4pm. Admission is $15 and $10, for senior citizens, faculty, staff, and alumni plus a $2 service charge for each ticket. Students are allowed free admittance at the door.

The Historic Paramount Theater is located at 17 South St, Middletown with parking across the street as well as other municipal lots on Center and East Main Streets and nearby on-street. Orange Hall and Harriman Hall are located on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange at   24 Grandview Avenue and 8 East Conkling Avenue, respectively. Free parking is available in college lots. Questions may be directed to cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891.

Photo: Dave Liebman Band by Wolfgang Naus

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The Legacy of John Coltrane master class

The final of the three events highlighting the life and music of John Coltrane is scheduled at 11am on Monday, September 18, 2018 in Orange Hall Room 23. The Legacy of John Coltrane master class will feature Dave Liebman who is one of the world’s most respected Coltrane performers, scholars, and lecturers.  Accompanying him will be saxophonist Gunnar Mossblad who is the music director of the Dave Liebman Big Band and trumpet/flugelhorn player Pat Dorian who is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Music, East Stroudsburg University. The class is free and open to the public.

John Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. Coltrane has influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant saxophonists in music history.

Heavily influenced by John Coltrane when he went to performances at Birdland, the Village Vanguard, the Half Note, and many other venues, Liebman has moved from tenor saxophone to soprano and flute throughout his career and more often than not played in a progressive, post-bop style that touched on fusion and avant-garde jazz. Among the seventeen major music and arts awards that Dave Liebman has received over the years is the honor of National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master.

Orange Hall is located on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange at 24 Grandview Avenue. Free parking is available in college lots; however, arrive early to find a spot. Questions may be directed to cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891. Also check out the Cultural Affairs website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs

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The Creation of 3D Reference Material for 2D work
--master class by Amy Bennett, award-winning artist

Wednesday, September 27 ~ 7pm
Orange Hall Gallery (MID)

Leading off at 7pm on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 with a brief overview of her artwork through a PowerPoint presentation, Amy Bennett will then transition to discussing, with models, the Creation of 3D Reference Material for 2D Work. As the art master class-workshop continues, Bennett will assist attendees with hands-on participation. Several of her paintings will be on view in order that a concept of her work can be better understood.

The venue for the event is Orange Hall Gallery where the Innovator and Activists – New York Foundation of the Arts Fellows show by eight artists is on display. Amy Bennett, the featured artist of this master class is a NYFA Fellow as she received two New York Foundation for the Arts awards, one in 2006 and another in 2010. In offering this class along with several other events, SUNY Orange joins SUNY colleges and universities in celebrating 30 years of NYFA grants and fellowships.  The class is free and open to the public.

Amy Bennett

“I am interested in storytelling over time through repeated depictions, seasonal changes, and shifting vantage points. My aim is for the collective images to invite the viewer to consider shifting relationships to our surroundings over the course of time, and to offer a reminder of the persistence of change and the impermanence of everything,” states Bennett. Her works and the process through which she creates them are fascinating and insist that viewers take a closer, more in depth view of the finished paintings.Doghouse - oil on panel - by Amy Bennett

In addition to NYFA awards, Amy Bennett is the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Rosenthal Family Foundation Award in Painting, American Academy of Arts & Letters Purchase Award, Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program, Smack Mellon Studio Program, and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.     

Her works have been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States as well as internationally in France, Sweden, and Japan.  She holds a BFA from the University of Hartford and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art.

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.

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LINES OF INQUIRY....paintings, drawings, models, mixed media, three-dimensional works.... by Vivien Abrams Collens

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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Celebrating the US Constitution

Deliberative Democracy in Action: the Electoral College

Monday, September 18, 2017 ~ 10 AM
The Gilman Center for International Education, Library Room 130 (MID)

AND

Monday, September 18, 2017 ~ 1 PM
OCTC Great Room 101, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

The State University of New York is focusing on the importance of the federal observance of the adoption of the United States Constitution by highlighting the many system-wide events planned throughout the state. The activities are aimed on promoting broader civic engagement through public deliberations.

SUNY Orange is participating in this programming, which is free and open to the public, on both campuses on Monday, September 18, 2017.

Entitled Celebrating the US Constitution: Deliberative Democracy in Action: the Electoral College, the two sessions are meant to engage attendees in deliberative dialogues.  Global Studies professor Gregory Geddes, PhD, will introduce the concept of the program and give a briefing on the topic, the Electoral College. Then, attendees will participate in deliberative discussions with the guidance of several faculty members. US Constitution booklets will be available.

The following is the schedule for Monday, September 18, 2017 :

~ 10am  -- The Gilman Center for International Education, Library Room 130, Middletown campus

and

~ 1pm OCTC Great Room 101, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh campus

In addition, the Center for Student Involvement will have US Constitution displays in several locations on both campuses.

These events have been planned as a joint presentation of Global Studies and Cultural Affairs. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at cultural@sunyorange.edu or (845) 341-4891 and check out website www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs

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Celebrating the US Constitution

The Making of a Working People’s Constitution: An Unfinished Project

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 ~ 7 PM
The Gilman Center for International Education, Library Room 130 (MID)

In continuing with the annual lecture series to celebrate US Constitution Day, scholar Michael B. McCoy, MA, has researched and prepared a new lecture The Making of a Working People’s Constitution:  An Unfinished Project.

He will present this timely talk on both campuses with Q & A. The sessions are open to the public with free admission.

Michael B. McCoy is an Associate Professor of History in the Department of Global Studies at SUNY Orange. He earned his MA from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied Early American and Atlantic History. For the past decade, his research has focused on the political, social, and economic lives of working people in the late colonial and Early Republic eras. He is the author of the recently published The Anxious Republic:  A History of the New American Nation, 1788-1848, 2nd Edition (Dubuque, IA:  2016). He is a member of the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, the Pennsylvania Historical Association, and the Medieval Academy of America.

These events have been planned as a joint presentation of Global Studies and Cultural Affairs. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at cultural@sunyorange.edu or (845) 341-4891 and check out website www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs

The Gilman Center in the Library is located at the corner of South Street and

East Conkling Avenue, Middletown. (GPS: 14 East Conkling Avenue). Free parking can be found in lots and on street.

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Celebrating the US Constitution

The Making of a Working People’s Constitution: An Unfinished Project

Thursday, September 28, 2017 ~ 7 PM
OCTC Great Room 101, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

In continuing with the annual lecture series to celebrate US Constitution Day, scholar Michael B. McCoy, MA, has researched and prepared a new lecture The Making of a Working People’s Constitution:  An Unfinished Project.

He will present this timely talk on both campuses with Q & A. The sessions are open to the public with free admission.

Michael B. McCoy is an Associate Professor of History in the Department of Global Studies at SUNY Orange. He earned his MA from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied Early American and Atlantic History. For the past decade, his research has focused on the political, social, and economic lives of working people in the late colonial and Early Republic eras. He is the author of the recently published The Anxious Republic:  A History of the New American Nation, 1788-1848, 2nd Edition (Dubuque, IA:  2016). He is a member of the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, the Pennsylvania Historical Association, and the Medieval Academy of America.

These events have been planned as a joint presentation of Global Studies and Cultural Affairs. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at cultural@sunyorange.edu or (845) 341-4891 and check out website www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs

The Gilman Center in the Library is located at the corner of South Street and

East Conkling Avenue, Middletown. (GPS: 14 East Conkling Avenue). Free parking can be found in lots and on street.

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

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