August 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
8/7 - 10/15 Exhibit Lines of Inquiry....paintings, drawings, models, mixed media, three-dimensional works.... NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery
8/21 Experience Solar Eclipse 2017: The Sun in Darkness MID & NBG Alumni Green & Kaplan Hall Oval

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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LINES OF INQUIRY....paintings, drawings, models, mixed media, three-dimensional works....

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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Solar Eclipse 2017: The Sun in DarknessPartial eclipse of the Sun

Monday, August 21, 1-4 p.m.
Alumni Green (MID) & Kaplan Hall Oval (NBG)

On August 21, 2017, the United States will experience a trans-continental solar eclipse. The total eclipse will move from west to east along a 65 mile wide swath entering North America at Oregon and leaving at the South Carolina shore.

For Earthlings, a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and planet Earth.

In Orange County, a 70% eclipse of the sun will happen. The time of the peak is 2:43pm. However, it will start at 1:21pm and end at 3:58pm. Because the eclipse develops at the time of day when it normally is Photo of Tom Blon taken by Tom Bushey.brightest, the gradual darkness will be obvious.

Fear Not! This will be a spectacular natural event. Come to SUNY Orange for Solar Eclipse 2017: The Sun in Darkness!Astronomy professor William Istone, PhD prepares telescope for viewing

Astronomy professors William Istone, PhD and Tom Blon, MA are celebrating the event on the Newburgh and Middletown campuses, respectively, by setting up the large telescopes equipped with sun filters. In addition, eclipse safety glasses will be provided. On the Newburgh campus come to the Green Oval outdoors at Kaplan Hall, and in Middletown come to the center of the campus, the Alumni Green.

Also, live-streaming along the swath where the total 100% eclipse moves will be available for viewing on nine foot screens in OCTC Great Room 101, Kaplan Hall (Newburgh) and Sandra and Alan Gerry Forum room 010, Rowley Center for Science and Engineering (Middletown), rain or shine.

This opportunity to view the partial solar eclipse with astronomy professors to guide and explain plus the live-streaming is free and open to the public. Take some time out of your busy schedules to view and better understand the solar eclipse.

Attendees may find free parking in the Kaplan Hall garage accessed at 73 First St, (GPS) Newburgh and Orange Hall lot at the corner of Wawayanda &Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue)Middletown.

Images, top to bottom, clockwise: Partial eclipse of the Sun; Astronomy professor William Istone, PhD prepares telescope for viewing; Tom Blon with telescope taken by Tom Bushey.

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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.

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