February 2013 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
2/1 Performance Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
2/3 Theatre The Luckiest Penny NBG Great Room, Kaplan Hall
2/4 Master Class Greg Miller: Photographing the Grand Landscape at a Professional Level MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
2/5 Lecture The Black Migration: Agent of Change NBG Great Room, Kaplan Hall
2/6 Master Class Lecoq Techniques and Physical Theater MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
2/11 Lecture Secrets to Success in a Marketing Career NBG Great Room, Kaplan Hall
2/11 - 3/22 Exhibit North East Watercolor Society 2013 Members' Show MDTN Orange Hall Gallery and Loft
2/17 Music American String Quartet in Concert MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
2/20 Film Norma Rae MDTN Gilman Center, Library
2/21 Lecture Reducing Your Garden's Carbon Footprint MDTN Gilman Center, Library
2/22 Master Class Cindy Blackman Santana on Drums MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
2/22 Music World Music and Culture Series: The Reggaelution Band NBG Great Room, Kaplan Hall
2/22 Music Cindy Blackman Santana "Another Lifetime" Jazz Trio MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
2/23 Music Community Orchestra Concert OTHER Paramount Theatre, Middletown
2/23 Film Segments: The Orange County Short Film Festival MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
2/24 Reception Reception for North East Watercolor Society 2013 Members' Show MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
2/28 Lecture Science-Based Medicine and Critical Thinking MDTN Orange Hall Theatre

Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra

Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Photo: Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz OrchestraSherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra are celebrating their 20th Anniversary touring year and one of their stops is Orange Hall Theatre on February 1st when they will open the Women In Jazz Series. When the concert begins at 8pm, expect to hear a high-energy performance packed with unique improvisation, spontaneity, and fun.

Voted one of the best big bands in the world in both DownBeat magazine’s annual Critic’s and Reader’s Polls, DIVA Jazz Orchestra is led by drummer Sherrie Maricle who states, “It can be as modern as you want in orchestrations and harmonies...but I like to swing and that’s the focus of the band.” In JAZZed  magazine, she describes DIVA Jazz as “conceptually along the lines of the Woody Herman band or Count Basie Orchestra.”

Indeed, the repertoire is progressive, contemporary, mainstream jazz and is composed and arranged specifically for DIVA by band members and some of the country’s most notable composers to fit the individual personalities and styles of the musicians themselves.

This all-female ensemble has built a substantial resume as DIVA Jazz has performed at high profile venues on three continents: Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Blue Note, Birdland, and the Apollo Theater in New York; Hollywood Bowl; Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh; Symphony Halls in St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Cleveland; Le Meridien Hotel in Paris; Teatro de Sistina in Rome; and jazz festivals in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Croatia, Canada, Colombia, and Jamaica. In addition, the band has made numerous, featured television appearances.

So, come in from the cold, gray winter to SUNY Orange’s Orange Hall Theatre for a concert by the top-flight women musicians of DIVA Jazz Orchestra who will make the night sizzle and swing.

Tickets will be on sale at the Orange Hall box office starting at 7pm the evening of the performance, plus online anytime.    

Admission is $12 adults; $10 senior citizens, alumni, faculty, staff; free–all students.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY.

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

Image: Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra

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The Luckiest PennyThe Luckiest Penny

Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Based on the book by Deborah Weed, this lively, whimsical and original musical tells the story of two rare 1943 copper pennies. One penny remains in mint condition, caring only about how much money is is worth; the other penny, tarnished and adventuresome, discovers what really matters in life.

This event is sponsored by SUNY Orange Occupational Therapy Assistant Program and Cultural Affairs. It is free and open to the public. 

Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

For more information, contact SUNY Orange – Newburgh Cultural Affairs at (845) 431-9386.

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Photographing the Grand Landscape at a Professional Level

Photo: Greg MillerMonday, February 4, 2013, from 6 to 8pm
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

Photo by Greg Miller: Catskill view from Overlook MountainOrange Hall Gallery, located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, is the venue for a photography master class from 6 to 8pm on Monday, February 4, 2013. Greg Miller, whose exhibit Greg Miller Photography–Scenes of the Hudson Valley is on view in the gallery, will present the master class Photographing the Grand Landscape at a Professional Level.  Attendees will get a glimpse into his life as a professional photographer and see the process by which he prepares for picture shoots. He will also discuss having an emotional connection with the subject matter, finding and utilizing exceptional light, and how to be in the right place at the right time. In addition, Mr. Miller will be open to questions and discussion.

Photo by Greg Miller: Morning Fog over ShawangunksHe will also have on hand his two books, The Hudson River: A Great American Treasureand Panorama of the Hudson River for book signing. His photographs offer viewers the opportunity to experience the panorama of Hudson Valley.

The master class and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY.

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

Images, top to bottom: Greg Miller and two of his photos: Catskill view from Overlook Mountain and Morning Fog over Shawangunks

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The Black Migration: Agent of Change

Dr. Jo-Ann Graham, The City University of New YorkThe Warmth o Other Sunes

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 4pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Snow date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 4pm, Kaplan 201

The African American great migration is often considered to be a Black experience, but it was an American experience, as well. It changed the lives of those migrating and changed the worlds they joined. Currently there is a national conversation taking place, overtly and covertly, about change, race, color, immigration and what constitutes the American Identity. It is appropriate and perhaps helpful to explore a past change to the sociological landscape of America: its myths, its realities, and its significance to the America of today. This conversation will use artists' exploration of the Black migration: the 1941 Jacob Lawrence paintings, The Migration of The Negro (Series) and the 2010 Isabel Wilkerson book, The Warmth of Other Suns to engage into evolving Dr. Jo-Ann Grahamquestions of American identity.

Jo-Ann Graham earned a Ph.D. from New York University. She was a professor at The City University of New York, where she was a department chairperson and head of humanities. Dr. Graham has served on the board of the Hammond Museum. She has also served with the Cinque Art Gallery, founded by Romare Bearden, Ernest Crichlow and Norman Lewis. The founding mission of the Cinque Gallery was to establish a not-for-profit institution that would be dedicated to enhancing growth opportunities for Black artists, to provide an exhibition space for the fine arts created by African American artists, and to establish an educational venue for the public.

This event is sponsored by Cultural Affairs at the SUNY Orange Newburgh Campus. It is free and open to the public. 

Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

For more information, contact SUNY Orange – Newburgh Cultural Affairs at (845) 431-9386.

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Lecoq Techniques and Physical Theater

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, from 1 to 4pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

"If you steal from one, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research." —Anon

Photo: Megan CampisiUsing this concept, Actress Megan Campisi builds her theatre workshop, Lecoq Techniques and Physical Theater.

She explains, “In this workshop, we ‘research’ techniques of cinematic framing, storyboarding, and improvisation, all in pursuit of devising (creating) new theater as an ensemble. We move through the steps from seed idea to staged scenes based on the methods used by theater company Gold No Trade and the techniques of French artist Jacques Lecoq. We also draw on Object Theater, which uses the transformation of everyday objects to bring magic and surprise to the stage. By the end of the workshop, participants will have devised their own short pieces.”

Megan Campisi immerses participants immediately into the workshop so that each person has the opportunity of learning and gains the confidence to create his/her own theatre piece. So, be ready for action when you step on the stage of Orange Hall Theatre on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 1 to 4pm. This program is free and open to the public.

After receiving a BA in theater studies from Yale University, she went to Paris to do graduate training on the techniques of French artist Jacques Lecoq. Lecoq Techniques include the tradition of traveling commedia troupes. Performers utilize the small 3’x 6’ space of a tréteau, a small portable platform that becomes the stage. In addition, performers prove their dexterity and skill by using their bodies and several objects as props and scenery.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY.

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

Image: Megan Campisi

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Secrets to Success in a Marketing CareerJosh Sommers

Josh Sommers, Founder & CEO of Focus Media

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 1pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Josh Sommers is the founder and CEO of Focus Media, Inc., a prominent regional advertising and public relations agency. Celebrating the company's 10-year anniversary this year, Mr. Sommers has brought the company from a one room office in Bridgeville to the largest agency in the state outside Manhattan, according to PR WEEK magazine. Mr. Sommers consults for world-renowned companies such as Simon Property Group, KPMG and United Water on crisis communications, public relations and marketing.

This event is sponsored by Cultural Affairs at the SUNY Orange Newburgh Campus. It is free and open to the public. 

Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

For more information, contact SUNY Orange – Newburgh Cultural Affairs at (845) 431-9386.

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North East Watercolor Society 2013 Members' Show

Monday, February 11 - Friday, March 22, 2013
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

Photo: Pat BilleciThe North East Watercolor Society [NEWS] returns to SUNY Orange for six weeks for its 2013 Members’ Show. Over 100 paintings will grace the walls of Orange Hall Gallery and Loft February 11 through March 22.  Works include still lifes, florals, land and seascapes, portraits, and semi-abstracts. Artists from all over the United States and Canada comprise the membership of this society which has its roots in the Orange County Watercolor Society.

Watercolor painting: Civil War Soldier by Pat BilleciThe Reception for this superb exhibit is Sunday, February 24 from 1:00 to 4:15pm. From 1 to 2:30pm, music be provided by the pianist Geoff Hamburg and flutist/saxophonist Tom DeCelle of Albany who will play jazz and popular standards. They are a lively duo.

Pat Billeci is this year’s featured artist and exhibit judge. Although she paints landscapes, florals, and still lifes, portraits are her specialty, and it is that subject on which she will present a demonstration from 2:30 to 3:45pm entitled Foundations of a Water Color Portrait. While many artists and art appreciators may consider watercolor to be the least likely medium to be used in portraits, Pat Billeci’s portraits and the technique by which she creates them should convert any onlooker. Her subjects seem to engage their viewers with eye contact, and with her choices of color and the perception of light, the subjects seemly are brought to life.

Watercolor painting: Neptune Dawn by Richard PricePat Billeci is a signature member of both the National Watercolor Society and North East Watercolor Society as well as an elected artist member of the Kent Art Association, the Hudson Valley Art Association, and  the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club.  She has received national and regional awards. She is most interested in figurative work.  Ethnic subjects, children, and the elderly engaged in common place activities are prominent in her recent paintings.  She holds an AA in Advertising Art & Design from [SUNY] Long Island Agricultural and Technical Institute at Farmingdale.

Watercolor painting: Tuscan Morning by Pat SmytheThe awards ceremony will immediately follow the art demonstration at 3:45pm.        

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday 9am to 6pm. Additional hours are Sunday, February 17 2:30 to 5pm, Fridays, February 22 and March 1 and Saturdays, February 23 and March 9 6:30-9:30pm.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY.

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

Images, top to bottom: Pat Billeci, Civil War Soldier by Pat Billeci, Neptune Dawn by Richard Price, Tuscan Morning by Pat Smythe

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American String Quartet

Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 3pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Photo: The American String Quartet. Photo credit: Peter SchaafThe American String Quartet returns to Orange Hall Theatre, SUNY Orange on February 17, 2013 for a Sunday afternoon concert at 3 o’clock. This esteemed ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians has thrilled audiences during the past two Februaries at the College, and this year’s program of selections of Bach, Janácek, and Dvorák should continue that delight.

Coming from a family of composers -- grandfather, father, and brother –- violist Daniel Avshalomov enjoys arranging pieces of music for the Quartet. In recent years, he gave himself the challenge of arranging three Preludes and Fugues from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, because he states “the instruments of the string quartet offer unlimited tempering of intonation.” In addition, the Quartet’s presentation of Janácek’s Quartet No. 1, Kreutzer Sonata will include excerpts from Beethoven, readings from Tolstoy, and examples from Janácek  before  the work is played without interruption.  Dvorák’s beautiful Quartet in F Major, dubbed “American” as, indeed, it reflects the composer’s time in the United States, will cap off the concert.

The American String Quartet is celebrating its 37th season in 2012-2013. The German newspaper Darmstädter Echo describes the Quartet as a “combination of individual brilliance and ensemble perfection [from which] emerges one of the best quartets of our time.” And The Stradt describes the Quartet, comprised of violinists Laurie Carney and Peter Winograd and cellist Wolfram Koessel alongwith violist Daniel Avshalomov, as “the best quartet based in New York.”

So, come and avail yourself of this wonderful opportunity of listening to music played by one of the world’s best. Tickets will be on sale at the Orange Hall box office starting at 2pm the afternoon of the performance, plus online anytime.

Admission is $12 adults; $10 senior citizens, SUNY Orange alumni, faculty, staff; and free for all students from any educational institution. 

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY.

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

Image: American String Quartet, photo credit: Peter Schaaf

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Norma Rae

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at 3pm
Gilman Center in Library Room 130 (MDTN)

Film poster (DVD cover) for Norma RaeNorma Rae is a 1979 American drama film that tells the story of a small town North Carolina factory worker who becomes the point person in the unionization of textile mill workers. Sally Field’s performance as Norma Rae Webster led to her winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role,  Best Actress Award from the Cannes Film Festival and Golden Globes, plus six other Best Actress awards. Beau Bridges had the role of  Norma Rae's husband, Sonny Webster, and Ron Leibman played the union organizer, Reuben Warshowsky.

In 2011, the film was further distinguished when Norma Rae was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The Registry said that the film “is less a polemical pro-union statement than a treatise about maturation, personal willpower, fairness, and the empowerment of women.”

The screenplay, written by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr., was based on the 1975 book  Crystal Lee, a Woman of Inheritance by New York Times reporter Henry P. Leifermann. Crystal Lee Sutton was the woman who wrote on cardboard and then held while standing on her worktable the word UNION just before being hauled out of the JP Stevens Textile mill by police.  In 1980, Crystal Lee Sutton was honored by receiving the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award.

The film, Norma Rae, will be screened on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 3pm in the Gilman Center in Library Room 130. SUNY Orange Professor of Business Daryl Goldberg will give an introduction and lead a post-screening discussion. The film screening is free and open to the public.

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

Image: Film poster (DVD cover image) for Norma Rae

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Reducing Your Garden's Carbon Footprint

Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 7 pm
Gilman Center in Library Room 130 (MDTN)

Photo: Susan K. Pell, PhDWhether you find tranquility or toil in gardening; whether you feel it is beneficial to your family’s health or just plain fun, have you ever considered what your garden’s carbon footprint is? On Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7 pm, Susan Pell, PhD, will address this question during her lecture entitled Reducing Your Garden's Carbon Footprint. The presentation will take place in the Gilman Center which is Room 130 of the Library at SUNY Orange located at the corner of South Street and East Conkling Avenue, Middletown, NY. The lecture is free & open to the public.

Photo: Carbon Footprint ~ a “play on words” by Susan K. Pell“Even though composting and gardening organically drastically reduce your carbon footprint,  other aspects of gardening carry a heavy carbon load,” states Dr. Pell. In order to explain this statement and its practical side, she poses some questions: Where does the peat moss in your potting mix come from? Can you repurpose old items to use as hardscaping rather than buy new materials? Have you tried growing plants from seed?

New as well as seasoned gardeners, botanists, and all who are interested are welcome to come to what promises to be a fast-paced lecture with discussion. Dr. Pell is an engaging, enthusiastic speaker who enjoys sharing her knowledge. She is Director of Science at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She is also Botany Program Coordinator in Adult Education and a School of Professional Horticulture faculty member at the New York Botanical Garden. In addition, she is on the adjunct faculty at Pratt Institute and the College of Mount Saint Vincent. She holds a BS in Biology from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and a PhD in Plant Biology from Louisiana State University.

So come ready to learn and question. Additional information is available by contacting Cultural Affairs: (845) 341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Susan K. Pell, PhD; Carbon Footprint ~ a “play on words” by Susan K. Pell

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Cindy Blackman Santana on Drums

Friday, February 22, 2013, from 11am to 1pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Photo: Cindy Blackman SantanaA master class given by the virtuoso drummer Cindy Blackman Santana will take place on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 11am to 1pm in Orange Hall Theatre.

Entitled Cindy Blackman Santana on Drums the program is free and open to the public. Ms Blackman Santana will talk about her life as a female 'on top of her game' with a musical instrument usually associated with men. She will also demonstrate her talents and creativity and how she speaks through her instrument. On playing drums, she states, "That's completely natural for me. It's like breathing for me."

Born into a musical family, as her mother and grandmother were classical musicians, her uncle was a vibist, and her dad was "into jazz," she was introduced to the drums at age seven. She never looked back. She studied at the Hartt School of Music in the University of Hartford and the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. She is married to rock-guitarist Carlos Santana.

This class is a rare opportunity to learn from a great musician who loves life, and creates every time she plays her wonderful drums.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY.

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

Image: Cindy Blackman Santana

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The Reggaelution Band
World Music and Culture Series
The Reggaelution Band

Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Admission: $5 for faculty/staff and general public; free with SUNY Orange student ID

Kicking off our World Music and Culture Series in 2013 is The Reggaelution Band. They will present a concert showcasing their own work as well as many Reggae hits, including some by Bob Marley and UB 40.

One of New York City's most celebrated Reggae groups, the Reggaelution Band was featured in the off-Broadway hit, Driving on the Left Side by Blackbird Productions, and in American Love Story, a documentary by Jennifer Folk and MTV Real Works. The group has prodcued a CD, Love Affair, and a hit single, "Don't Give Up."

This event is sponsored by Cultural Affairs at the SUNY Orange Newburgh Campus. It is open to the public. 

Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

For more information, contact SUNY Orange – Newburgh Cultural Affairs at (845) 431-9386.

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Cindy Blackman Santana 'Another Lifetime'

Friday, February 22, 2013, at 8pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Photo: Cindy Blackman SantanaRenowned jazz and rock drummer Cindy Blackman Santana is playing with her trio in the second of the Women in Jazz series at SUNY Orange’s Orange Hall Theatre on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 8pm. The concert entitled Cindy Blackman Santana  ‘Another Lifetime,’ which is also the title of her latest album, will demonstrate the “fire of passion,” as described by her husband rock-guitarist Carlos Santana, that she has for jazz. She explains, “To me jazz is the highest form of music that you can play because of the creative requirements…We experiment — but it’s never free. Everything is written out. I have charts for all the songs. We expand on what’s there, and stretch harmonics and note choices.”

Cindy Blackman Santana prefers to play jazz in small, intimate clubs. And in Orange Hall Theatre, she’ll feel that intimacy since this venue is nice and cozy. “It's an acoustic situation,” she states. “You are close-knit and you are creating one hundred percent of the time.”

Since the first time at age seven when she caught sight of a drum set, the instrument has felt perfectly natural to her. Drums have helped her be independent in her outlook on life as she is a virtuoso in a male-dominated field of music. She studied at the Hartt School of Music in the University of Hartford and the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

Ms  Blackman Santana likes to show versatility while making the music feel good. So, come and allow yourself to be enraptured as the trio grooves, explores and expands.

Tickets will be on sale at the Orange Hall box offi­ce starting at 7pm the evening of the performance, plus online anytime.

Admission is $12 adults; $10 senior citizens, alumni, faculty, staff; and free for students from any educational institution.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY.

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

Image: Cindy Blackman Santana

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Photgraphic collage, from top to bottom: SEGMENTS logo, Stills from FrankieMan by Tom Uhliarik, Portrait by Jonathan Talbot, Souris et Chat by Cabot Herschel Parsons, Souris et Chat by Cabot Herschel Parsons, Reflective Site Specific Work by Emily SmithSEGMENTS: The Orange County Short Film Festival

Saturday, February 23, 2013, at 7pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Would you like to go to the movies and experience something different and interesting for a change?

SEGMENTS: The Orange County Short Film Festival  premieres on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 7pm in Orange Hall Theatre with the screening of ten films ranging in length from two to thirty minutes. Each film screening will be followed by a talk back, a conversation, as such, during which the filmmaker and audience interact in discussion.

The event celebrates the creativity of local filmmakers and establishes the profile of local films in the public consciousness as a mature cultural resource. Films included in the evening's programming are original, diverse, and unique with various dance, experimental, and animated topics, plus several unconventional narratives.  Although the films are open to the general public, most would not be considered "family fare." 

An Intermission Reception will be an opportunity for networking among film and performing artists and the general viewing public as well as for meeting and congratulating these filmmakers: Peter Galipeau, Jonathan Talbot, Emily Smith, Jenny Hillenbrand, David H. Cohen, Tom Uhliarik, Cabot Herschel Parsons, Laura and Dorothy Smith.

Join in the festivities and come and enjoy a relaxing winter's evening.

Tickets will be on sale at the box office one hour prior to the start of the event and are available anytime.

Admission: $10 adults; $8 senior citizens, faculty, staff, alumni; free -- all students

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY.

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

Images, top to bottom: Stills from FrankieMan by Tom Uhliarik, Portrait by Jonathan Talbot, Souris et Chat by Cabot Herschel Parsons, Souris et Chat by Cabot Herschel Parsons, Reflective Site Specific Work by Emily Smith

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Science-Based Medicine and Critical Thinking

Thursday, February 28 at 7pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Photo: Steven NovellaNationally recognized lecturer, radio broadcaster, podcaster, Steven Novella, MD, is coming to SUNY Orange to speak on Science-Based Medicine and Critical Thinking. This is the 2013 lecture in the College's Shep and Edna Pryluck Distinguished Lecture Series which is sponsored by the SUNY Orange Foundation.

The presentation is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, February 28 at 7pm in Orange Hall Theatre which is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY. This lecture will be simultaneously translated into sign language.

Much of the myths and misinformation we hear about sound true and seem to make sense. But do they really? Because you are the one who is ultimately responsible for your own health, it is critical to understand the accuracy of medical information and to break down the growing body of misinformation and discover the truth about everyday health and well-being. "You should challenge all of your beliefs and, wherever possible, try to rely upon a consensus of authority or primary sources in order to check out everything that you think you know to be true," notes Dr. Steven Novella, an academic neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine, who has built his career educating patients, the public, students, and professionals about the highest standards in medical science and practice.

In addition to being the host of The Skeptics' Guide podcast, he is the president and co-founder of the New England Skeptical Society. He is also the author of NeuroLogicaBlog, a popular science blog that covers news and issues in neuroscience, general science, scientific skepticism, philosophy of science, critical thinking, and the intersection of science with the media and society. He is also a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a founding fellow of the Institute for Science in Medicine. He has a regular column in the Skeptical Inquirer - The Science of Medicine and is a medical advisor to Quackwatch and an associate editor of the Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine. Dr. Novella is also a Senior Fellow and Director for the Science-Based Medicine project of the James Randi Educational Foundation as well as being a practicing physician with a specialization in neuromuscular disease. He earned his MD from Georgetown University.

As owners of Pryluck's Pharmacy in Middletown, Edna Pryluck and her late husband Shep came to know generations of families throughout the community. Their generous contributions to SUNY Orange symbolized their commitment to the community, and their gifts allowed the College to endow the Distinguished Lecture Series and to create a scholarship designed to benefit students demonstrating financial need and studying in SUNY Orange's nursing program.

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

Image: Steven Novella

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Dorothy Szefc
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cultural@sunyorange.edu

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