December 2014 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
10/30 - 2/5 Exhibit Artist of Excellence ~ Works by David Nolan NBG Kaplan Hall, foyer of Mindy Ross Gallery
12/4 - 12/17 Exhibit An Artist's Response to Human Rights MDTN/NBG Orange Hall Gallery/
Kaplan Hall,
Mindy Ross Gallery

Artist of Excellence ~ Works by David Nolan

Mush, mixed media by David NolanThursday, October 30, 2014 to Thursday, February 5, 2015
The Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

As one comes up the stairs on the east side of Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, the tall glass vitrine case becomes more and more visible. Assemblages by David Nolan of Rock Tavern are on exhibit. Many have eyes that, seemingly, are staring at the viewer and bear names such as Benny, Mush, and Slab People. All the works are created from found materials, which as Nolan explains, “have been properly finessed.” He continues, “These objects are everywhere around us and simply have to be noticed in the right light.  My view of everyday items has been wonderfully enhanced by this practice.  My assemblage is simply a result of this viewing.” In addition to the tall case, a smaller horizontal glass case holds a variety of his assemblages which like the others are whimsical, yet carry deeper meanings.

Benny, mixed media by David NolanThe exhibit is the second in this academic year of the Artists of Excellence series and will be on view through February 5, 2015 in the Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery. The Artists of Excellence exhibits spotlight highly talented regional artists, while giving the college community and the community-at-large the privilege of viewing three-dimensional pieces in various media made by these very creative people.

The Parent, mixed media by David NolanDavid Nolan, a professor emeritus of mathematics at SUNY Suffolk, is a self-taught artist, who after having spent over 30 years collecting and working with found objects, began exhibiting his creations in 2000 on Eastern Long Island. Since 2003, when he moved to Orange County, he has joined and become an active member of the Orange County Art Federation (OCAF), the Orange County Arts Council (OCAC), and the Washingtonville Art Society.  His works have been exhibited in many galleries across Orange, Westchester, Suffolk, and Bergen Counties.

The exhibit can be viewed when the college is open Monday through Friday and during special events. Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh, NY. Questions may be directed to cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-9386.

Images, top to bottom: Mush, mixed media by David Nolan; Benny, mixed media by David Nolan; The Parent, mixed media by David Nolan

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An Artist's Response to Human Rights

Thursday, December 4 - Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN) and Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Orange County students are working on the art and literary pieces that will be on view in December in this year’s “An Artist’s Response to Human Rights” exhibitions staged in galleries on the SUNY Orange campuses in Newburgh and Middletown. Eleventh and twelfth grade students will be expressing themselves on the importance of human rights in today’s world by depicting artworks and writing poems or essays about topics related to the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

An Artist's Response to Human RightsThe Universal Declaration was the first international recognition that all human beings have fundamental rights and freedoms.  It was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations December 10, 1948.

The exhibits can be viewed from December 4 through 17 at the Mindy Ross Gallery, SUNY Orange Newburgh campus and Orange Hall Gallery, SUNY Orange Middletown campus with opening receptions to be held on Thursday, December 4 from 6 to 8pm in the Mindy Ross Gallery and Sunday, December 7 from 1 to 3pm at Orange Hall Gallery. The public is invited to see the artwork and meet the artists as well as listen to music provided by high school musicians. Admission is free. Regular gallery hours are 9am to 4pm Monday – Friday in the Mindy Ross Gallery and 9am to 8pm Monday – Thursday and 9am to 6pm on Friday at Orange Hall Gallery.

“On this 66th anniversary of the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, I am so pleased that the Orange County Human Rights Commission in collaboration with SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs and the Orange County Arts Council, will, for the fourth year, provide a platform for our students to express themselves through their visual and literary works while enhancing their appreciation of human rights,” said Commission Chair Fred Cook.

Mindy Ross Gallery is located in Kaplan Hall at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown. Questions may be directed to cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-9386/4891.

Image: An Artist's Response to Human Rights

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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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