February 2014 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
1/5 - 2/7 Exhibit Goshen Art League Winter Show MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
1/8 - 3/20 Exhibit Artists of Excellence NBG Kaplan Hall, foyer of Mindy Ross Gallery
1/13 - 3/14 Exhibit 60 Years of Seeing - a solo exhibit by Colin Greenly NBG Kaplan Hall,
Mindy Ross Gallery
1/23 - 2/4 Exhibit The Annual Arts Challenge MDTN Orange Hall Gallery Fringe
2/9 Concert Music from 3 Centuries MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
2/9 - 3/21 Exhibit North East Watercolor Society 2014 Members’ Show MDTN Orange Hall Gallery & Loft
2/10 Lecture Solar System In Your Pocket MDTN Middletown Library, Gilman Center
2/11 Film Lumumba NBG Kaplan Hall, Great Room
New Date: 3/19 Lecture "Broken Eggs Cannot Be Mended": Abraham Lincoln and the Struggle for Freedom MDTN New Venue: Middletown Library, Gilman Center
2/17 - 3/19 Exhibit A Photographer's Life ~ favorite images spanning 20 years of work by Chet Gordon MDTN Orange Hall Gallery Fringe
2/17 Master Class A Photographer's Life MDTN Orange Hall Gallery Fringe
2/18 Film Temple Grandin NBG Kaplan Hall, Great Room
2/19 Lecture "Can a Declining America Remain a Dominant Superpower?" MDTN Middletown Library, Gilman Center
2/21 Master Class For the Love of Jazz MDTN Orange Hall, Room 23
2/21 Concert Chris Parker Quintet MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
2/25 Lecture Unconditioning the Mind Through Education MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
2/26 Master Class Acting and Physical Theatre MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
2/27 Master Class Communications in the Hudson Valley NBG Kaplan Hall, Great Room
2/28 Master Class A Career in Music MDTN Orange Hall, Room 23
2/28 Concert An Odyssey into the Heart Via the Power of Collective Voice NBG Kaplan Hall, Great Room

Magnolias and Blue Vase, oil, by Marylyn Vanderpool Goshen Art League Winter Show

Sunday, January 5, 2014 to Friday, February 7, 2014
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

To start off the new year, SUNY Orange hosts the Goshen Art League Winter Show in Orange Hall Gallery January 5 through February 7, 2014. Seventy-five paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel will be displayed, according to League president Roberta Slockbower. She continues, “Members are anxious to begin 2014 with this large show of their works.”

Come meet the artists at the Opening Reception which is scheduled for Sunday, January 5 from 1 to 3pm during which talented pianist Bev Poyerd of Washingtonville will play jazz and classical music.

 Sunday in the Park with Jazz, oil, by Mary Mugele SealfonThe exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are the following:  January 5 - January 20, Monday – Friday 9 am - 6 pm; January 21-February 7, Monday – Thursday 9 am - 8 pm and Friday 9 am - 6 pm. The gallery and college are closed on Monday, January 20 but open Sunday, January 12  1 - 4pm and Friday, January 31 till 9:30pm.

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

Images, top to bottom: Magnolias and Blue Vase, oil, by Marylyn Vanderpool; Sunday in the Park with Jazz, oil, by Mary Mugele Sealfon

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60 Years of Seeing - a solo exhibit by Colin Greenly

Colin Greenly, artistMonday, January 13, 2014 to Friday, March 14, 2014
Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Renowned modern artist, Colin Greenly, who happens to live in the Town of Hamptonburgh  with his wife Laurie, is having a solo exhibit in the Mindy Ross Gallery January 13 through March 14. Entitled 60 Years of Seeing, the exhibit is comprised of small-scale models of sculpture, images of large-scale sculpture, multi-piece digital assemblages, and drawings. The artworks offer the viewer a glimpse of the command of the tools and language of art as well as the philosophical and visual inspiration that have developed Greenly’s “seeing” and imagination during his long career.

Throughout the years, his work has been displayed in numerous major museums and galleries in the United States including the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian America Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.  He won a national Three Seasons, digital image, 43 x 96” by Colin Greenlycompetition for playground sculpture, has received large-scale commissions, and both state and national grants including a National Endowment Grant.  His work was recently represented in the book Growing by Design 1900-2000, Century of the Child, by Juliet Kinchin and Aidan O’Connor which accompanied the Museum of Modern Art Exhibition.

A reception at which the artist will be present is scheduled on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 1 to 4pm. During the reception, music will be provided by pianist Jonathan Ogulnick. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm.

The Mindy Ross Gallery is located in Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh. Safe, secure parking is available at its garage. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-9386 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Colin Greenly, artist; Three Seasons, digital image, 43 x 96” by Colin Greenly

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The Annual Arts Challenge

Thursday, January 23, 2014 to Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Orange Hall Gallery Fringe (MDTN)

During the four weeks between the semesters, arts faculty have taken on the challenge to create artwork while focusing on the topic, “What is the fabric of your process to create?”.  SUNY Orange Art Professors Jacqueline O’Malley-Satz, Polly Giragosian, and Mary Mugele Sealfon will show their resulting artwork in The Annual Arts Challenge exhibit in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe from Thursday, January 23 to Tuesday, February 4.

A discussion with a Q&A about the creative process and the artwork on display will accompany the exhibit on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 11 am to 12 pm in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe.  The three arts faculty members will explain what led them to create the artwork they produced over the winter break and how it relates to the topic, “What is the fabric of your process to create?”.  According to Professor Jacqueline O’Malley-Satz, it will be “an open conversation on what has been our experience and will be a true opportunity for all interested in the creative process.”  Creating art is an exciting, challenging, emotional undertaking, and the discussion is sure to be insightful and inspirational.

The exhibit and discussion are free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 9 am - 8 pm and Friday 9 am - 6 pm with special hours Friday, January 31 till 9:30 pm.  Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, on the campus of Orange County Community College.

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

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Music from Three Centuries

Laurie Carney violinist, American String QuartetSunday, February 9, 2014 at 3pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

David Friend, pianistMuch of the classical music (or art music in the western tradition) played by orchestras and smaller ensembles was written before today’s musicians were born. Yet, when Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin, for examples, were composing, performing musicians were their contemporaries. Their compositions have continued to be played, and today’s musicians must study and interpret what the composers intended.

This Sunday, February 9, 2014, a rare opportunity awaits you. At 3pm, Laurie Carney, violinist in the American String Quartet, and her colleague, pianist David Friend, are performing on the stage of Orange Hall Theatre. Accompanying them will be Robert Sirota, who composed Sonata #2: Farewell, for Violin and Piano, specifically for Laurie Carney. They have known each other for several years since he was president of the Manhattan School of Music where she and the Quartet have been the quartet in residence since 1984. Before playing the piece, Carney and Friend will have an open conversation with Sirota about the writing of the composition, the Robert Sirota, composerprocess of working on it, and the experience of musicians interacting with a living composer. So, come and partake of this enriching musical event that also includes Sonata #2 in A major by Brahms and Theme and Variations by Messiaen.

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

Tickets will be on sale at the Orange Hall box office starting at 2pm the afternoon of the performance, plus online anytime at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml

Admission is $15 adults; $10 senior citizens, SUNY Orange alumni, faculty, staff; and free for all students from any educational institution.

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

Images, top to bottom: Laurie Carney, violinist, American String Quartet; David Friend, pianist; Robert Sirota, composer

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North East Watercolor Society 2014 Members’ Show

Across from Grand Central, watercolor, by Dorrie RifkinSunday, February 9, 2014 to Friday, March 21, 2014
Orange Hall Gallery and Loft (MDTN)

The colors of winter or the absence thereof--whites, grays, and tans--visually mirror this winter’s frigid temperatures. In contrast, the brilliance of colors displayed in the 100 paintings of the North East Watercolor Society 2014 Members’ Show conveys warmth and is reason to come to Orange Hall Gallery and Loft. The exhibit is on view February 9 through March 21, 2014. Works Iris, watercolor, by Pratibha Garewalby 56 artists include still lifes, land and seascapes, portraits, genre paintings, and semi-abstracts.

A reception at which awards will be presented is scheduled for Saturday, February 15 from 1:00 to 4:15pm. To add to the arts experience, music will be provided from 1 to 2:30pm by pianist Geoff Hamburg and flutist/saxophonist Tom DeCelle, the Piano-Flute Duo of Albany, who will play jazz, classical, and show tunes.

Then, at 2:30pm, watercolorist and exhibit juror Arthur Gilmore will present a demonstration entitled "Skies, the Eyes of a Landscape." He states, "I see my paintings as joyful celebrations, a way to immerse myself in the quiet beauty of the world. I make paintings of places and things, colors and light, that somehow call out to me." Gilmore studied at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts and was an award-winning art director Jenny Lynn II, watercolor, by Richard Priceand graphic designer for over 40 years with clients that included Time Inc., Newsweek, and Reader's Digest. His work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club of NY, The Type Directors Club, and The International Clio Committee.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery Hours are 9am to 8pm Monday through Thursday, and 9am to 6pm on Friday; also, Fridays, February 21 and March 14 till 9:30pm, and Sundays, February 9 and March 2  2:30-4:30pm.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY on the campus of Orange County Community College. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images, top to bottom: Across from Grand Central by Dorrie Rifkin; Iris by Pratibha Garewal; Jenny Lynn II by Richard Price

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Solar System In Your Pocket

Brian Levine, Astrophysics EducatorMonday, February 10, 2014 at 6:30pm
Gilman Center, Library Room 130 (MDTN)

Astrophysics Educator Brian Levine is coming to SUNY Orange to present an enlightening program entitled Solar System In Your Pocket. This interactive presentation should prove to be fun, too, as attendees will make a small model and can keep it. Each will be a basic exploration of the distance between objects, especially Earth-Moon and Earth-Sun distances, and demonstrates how huge the solar system is. Levine will also explain current events relating to NASA and other missions in the Solar System that are studying objects such as planets, asteroids, and comets.

Come and enjoy learning on Monday, February 10, 2014 in the Gilman Center which is Library room 130. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:30pm. The Library is located at the corner of South St and East Conkling Ave, Middletown, NY.

Brian Levine holds a BS in Astronomy and Astrophysics from SUNY Stony Brook and is studying for an MS from Oregon State University.  He can be found quite regularly in the Hayden Planetarium because as educator/mentor, he manages the Science Research Mentoring and Lang Science Programs at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.

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

Image: Brian Levine, Astrophysics Educator

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Lumumba

Lumumba Movie PosterTuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11am
Orange County Trust Company Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Patrice Lumumba held an uncompromising faith in the ability of his homeland to build a prosperous nation independent of its former Belgium overlords.  He gave his life to this belief.

He became the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo after he helped win its independence from Belgium in June 1960. By mid-January 1961, he was dead by a firing squad of his enemies, the Katangans, who were supported by several foreign governments including the US through the CIA.

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, a screening is scheduled at 11am in Kaplan Hall’s Orange County Trust Company Great Room of the 2000 film entitled Lumumba. SUNY Orange Global Studies professor Dr. Greg Geddes will give an introduction.

Directed by Raoul Peck and starring Eriq Ebouaney, the film was a coproduction of France, Belgium, Germany, and Haiti. It was nominated and won several awards.

This Cultural Affairs program is presented in support of the Global Initiative Africa and is free and open to the public. Questions may be sent to cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-9386.

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

Image: Lumumba Movie Poster

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"Broken Eggs Cannot Be Mended": Abraham Lincoln and the Struggle for Freedom

Because of the snowstorm on Thursday, February 13, the lecture has been postponed. The new date and venue are Wednesday, March 19, 2014  at 7pm in the Gilman Center for International Education which is Library Room 130 (MDTN).

Old Date:
Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7pm
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

Dr. Louis P. MasurOne of New Jersey’s top professors and a Lincoln expert, Dr. Louis P. Masur, will present a lecture at SUNY Orange.  Entitled "Broken Eggs Cannot Be Mended"  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Struggle for Freedom, the presentation starts at 7pm.

The lecture will trace the evolution of Lincoln's ideas about emancipation and his thoughts about the place of blacks in American society. Also, such questions as Lincoln’s belief in colonization, his defense of the Emancipation Proclamation and enlistment of black troops, and his ideas about racial justice and rights will be examined and discussed.

Dr. Masur is an engaging speaker as he deals with the human side and circumstances during which Lincoln lived and guided the nation. Masur describes himself as “an American cultural historian.” His interdisciplinary approach serves as a guide as he delves into history and brings his audience along for the ride.

Masur holds a BA from SUNY Buffalo and a PhD from Princeton University. He is a Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University. He has received numerous awards and honors. In addition, he is the author of seven books on various topics. His latest publication, Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union, was awarded the best book of 2012 prize from the Abraham Lincoln Institute and the North Jersey Civil War Roundtable.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891.

Image: Dr. Louis P. Masur

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A Photographer's Life ~ favorite images spanning 20 years of work by Chet Gordon

Chet Gordon, photographerMonday, February 17, 2014 to Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Orange Hall Gallery Fringe (MDTN)

Capturing images through his camera provides a visual storehouse of Chet Gordon’s life during the past twenty years. Images of people, sports-in-action, scenes in his extensive travel, some taken for newspapers and other media while on location and others while doing volunteer work but all through the keen perspective of a photojournalist comprise the exhibit in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe. Entitled A Photographer's Life, the exhibit allows the viewer to step into the world of this serious and compassionate man whose works fulfill the expression, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

The exhibit opens with an after-hours reception from 5 to 6:30pm on Monday, February 17, 2014 during which pianist Lou Balascio will play jazz and classical music. [End date: March 19]

Immediately following the reception, Chet Gordon will give a master class on A Photographer's Life during which he will explain lighting for portraiture and sports. In addition, he will show cameras, strobes, and other gear and discuss photojournalism in a changing climate of bottom line media and corporate ownership. Q&A will follow.

Nairobi, Kenya, February 2004, photograph by Chet GordonThe exhibit, reception, and master class are free and open to the public. “It is a real opportunity to view these works and attend the master class. He is an expert and is willing to share his knowledge of equipment and technique. He is a caring individual who has given countless hours to Operation Smile. In addition, his working vacations are the norm during which he voluntarily accompanies humanitarian relief efforts to natural disasters and medical mercy missions. The framed photographs that comprise the show are his favorites. They give a glimpse into the man within,” states Dorothy Szefc, Cultural Affairs Coordinator.

An honorably discharged U.S. Marine, Chet Gordon has been a photojournalist for 25 years during which he has worked as a staff photographer at four NYC metro area newspapers and as a photo editor at the NY Daily News. In addition, his work has appeared in The New York Times, International Herald-Tribune, USA Today, Army Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Popular Photography, and American Teacher magazines. He is a career member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and a former board member of the NY Press Photographers Association (NYPPA).

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

Images, top to bottom: Chet Gordon, photographer; Nairobi, Kenya, February 2004, photograph by Chet Gordon

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Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin Movie PosterTuesday, February 18, 2014 at 6pm
Orange County Trust Company Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

The Orange County Trust Company Great Room, Kaplan Hall is the venue for the screening of the film entitled Temple Grandin on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 6pm. Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets, Newburgh, NY, on the campus of SUNY Orange. Admission is free and registration is not necessary. The public is welcome.

The movie, which was released in 2010 and won numerous Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards, is the story of autistic icon Temple Grandin, a woman who has refused to let her disorder limit her true potential. Adapting from Grandin's own writings, director Mick Jackson worked with screenwriters Christopher Monger and William Merritt Johnson to tell the story that recounts Grandin’s colorful life and remarkable achievements from childhood to adulthood. The film gives the audience the opportunity to experience the world much like she does as she describes, for instance, her hypersensitivity to noise and other sensory stimuli. She claims she is a primarily visual thinker, and states that words are her second language.

An introduction to the film will be given by Dr. Michele Iannuzzi-Sucich, Assistant Professor of Biology and Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs on the Newburgh Campus.

This film screening is presented by Cultural Affairs. Questions may be sent to cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-9386.

Image: Temple Grandin Movie Poster

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"Can a Declining America Remain a Dominant Superpower?"

SUNY Ulster Associate Professor Ray Raymond, PhDWednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7pm
Gilman Center, Library Room 130 (MDTN)

"Can a Declining America Remain a Dominant Superpower?" is the title of and the question that will be addressed by Dr. Ray Raymond in his lecture on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7pm in the Gilman Center for International Education.

During the presentation, Dr. Raymond will describe the reasons for the decline. He states, “the sinews of American power are weakening: the political system is dysfunctional; the annual deficits and national debt are unsustainable; military capabilities are being seriously weakened by ill-considered budget cuts; infrastructure is crumbling; the educational system is failing; and not remotely enough is being invested in basic science and technology.” He will further outline a comprehensive strategy to restore American power.

Ray Raymond, PhD, is the Director of the Institute for Constitutional Studies and Associate Professor of Government and History at SUNY Ulster. In addition, he is an adjunct professor of Comparative Politics and International Relations at US Military Academy. He is a former British diplomat and adviser to then British Prime Minister, Tony Blair. During his 20 year diplomatic career, he worked on US‑UK, US‑EU and NATO issues. He also worked on UK‑US defense policy, US‑EU trade policy and financial services and on the diplomatic aspects of counter‑terrorism policy. Dr. Raymond has received numerous awards for his academic, diplomatic, and humanitarian work. He is also Chair of the Marshall Scholarships for the New York region. He received his PhD from the University of Kansas.

This program is free and open to the public. The Gilman Center is located in the Orange County Community College Library at the corner of South Street and East Conkling Avenue, Middletown.

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

Image: SUNY Ulster Associate Professor Ray Raymond, PhD

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For the Love of Jazz

Rob Thomas, violinistFriday, February 21, 2014 at 11am
Orange Hall, Room 23 (MDTN)

A master class entitled For the Love of Jazz is being presented by the Chris Parker Quintet on Friday, February 21, 2014 in Orange Hall room 23. The two-hour class, which starts at 11am, is free and open to the public.

Tony Marino, bassistDuring the session, the musicians will discuss music as a profession, particularly the topics of discipline required, composing, playing, and teaching. They will also demonstrate their instruments each with a unique voice. The Chris Parker Quintet is led by Chris Parker on piano. Members of the ensemble are Rob Thomas playing his five-string violin, Tony Marino on standing bass, and Marko Marcinko on drums. In addition, special guest performer Chris Vadala, who is originally from Poughkeepsie and is now one of the foremost saxophonists in the US, rounds out the quintet.

Marko Marcinko, drummerChris Parker has been a professor of music at SUNY Orange for nearly 30 years. Known for his jazz, he has an extensive repertoire of original compositions including classical pieces.

Chris Vadala is the Director of Jazz Studies and Saxophone Professor at the University of Maryland.  The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Study grant, he has published a number of original compositions and arrangements, and his book, Improve Your Doubling, is acclaimed as a valuable addition to woodwind literature.

This program is one of many master classes produced by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Rob Thomas, violinist; Tony Marino, bassist; Marko Marcinko, drummer

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Chris Parker Quintet

Chris Parker, pianistFriday, February 21, 2014 at 8pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Got the winter blues? …or cabin fever?  Music is the antidote. Come out to Orange Hall Theatre and warm up with the sweet sounds of the Chris Parker Quintet on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8pm.

Featuring saxophonist Chris Vadala and comprised of pianist Chris Parker, violinist Rob Thomas, bassist Tony Marino, and drummer Marko Marcinko, the ensemble will play a mix of original Latin, funky, and straight ahead jazz tunes, many selected from Chris Parker’s new CD Full Circle.

Chris Vadala, saxophonistBen Ohmart of Music Dish comments “Parker is one of the greats...not simply because he knows how to play the piano, but because he knows how to write some truly memorable piano-driven jazz.” Add to the mix one of the country's elite woodwind artists, Chris Vadala, plus the shimmering sounds of Thomas, Marino, and Marcinko, and surely, you’re in for a relaxing evening that will remedy winter’s chills.

Tickets are available online at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml or at the Orange Hall box office one hour before concert time. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens and alumni. All students are admitted free.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY on the campus of Orange County Community College.

This great event is presented by Cultural Affairs to which questions can be directed: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Chris Parker, pianist; Chris Vadala, saxophonist

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Unconditioning the Mind Through Education

Jaap Sluijter, executive director of the Krishnamurti Foundation of AmericaTuesday, February 25, 2014 from 7 to 8:30pm
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

The Krishnamurti Foundation of America states as its mission to advance public understanding and realization of human potential by means of the study of the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti who was a 20th century author, educator, and philosopher.  Krishnamurti emphasized the necessity “to educate the whole human being, not just the intellect, as a crucial element in the consideration of educational structures, especially given the highly specialized nature of contemporary society.” He advocated bringing about this whole being education through a transformation in the psyche of the individual.

Free from any notion of a religious or spiritual organization, Jiddu Krishnamurti’s  “core” statement summarizes “Truth Is A Pathless Land.” “Man cannot come to it through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest, or ritual, not through any philosophic knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection.”

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Jaap Sluijter, who is executive director of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America, is presenting an interactive workshop/lecture with Q&A and discussion entitled Unconditioning the Mind Through Education. The program will take place from 7 to 8:30pm in Orange Hall Gallery. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Grandview and Wawayanda Avenues on the Middletown campus of Orange County Community College.

Originally from the Netherlands, Sluijter holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. As a freelance project manager and mechanical design engineer in the medical, musical, and 3D film production fields, Jaap Sluijter has also studied the nature of communication as a way to further explore and disseminate the works of Krishnamurti.

This evening program is free and open to the public and registration is not required. Questions may be directed: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Image: Jaap Sluijter, executive director of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America

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Acting and Physical Theatre

Megan Campisi, Actress/PlaywrightWednesday, February 26, 2014 from 1 to 3:45pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Actress/Playwright Megan Campisi returns to Orange Hall Theatre to present another of her energy-packed workshops on Acting and Physical Theatre. Come and participate in this fast-paced, vigorous theatre workshop on devised work and object theatre on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. The workshop takes place from 1 to 3:45pm.

A specialty subject will be the focus of the theatre workshop: the cartoon character. During the program, she will demonstrate how to move like a cartoon character, creating a physical character, making a mask come alive, and the overall physicality for masked performance.  She will encourage attendees to fully participate in cartooning a character by following her lead.

Seasoned at presenting master classes and workshops, Megan Campisi  engages participants and gets the most out of them. While she is based in New York, she creates workshops to fit groups at her annual ventures to India, China, Japan, and around the United States.

She holds BA in Theater Studies from Yale University and has done graduate training at L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq in France. In addition, she was the recipient of the Lustman Award for Artistic Excellence.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Grandview and Wawayanda Avenues on the Middletown campus of Orange County Community College. This program is a presentation of Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Image: Megan Campisi, Actress/Playwright

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Communications in the Hudson Valley

Michele Farrell, SUNY Orange communications professorThursday, February 27, 2014 from 11:30am to 1:15pm
Orange County Trust Company Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Communications are an art and an important link the public has with the immediate and the ongoing happenings of the world. More specifically, the region in which we live, the Hudson Valley, has a direct connection to information and media from New York City, but is served very well by the various communications offered in this region.

On Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 11:30am to 1:15pm five well-known professionals in the communications field will come together to form a panel on Communications in the Hudson Valley. The members of the panel will give overviews of their jobs and explain how their education in the communication arts led them to those positions. They will discuss the various ways these media inform the public, how communication arts may evolve, as well as what the future may hold and what will remain relative in the 21st century.

Jarrett Skywalker Galeno, WSPK & WBMXLed by SUNY Orange communications professor, Michele Farrell who will serve as moderator, the panel is comprised of Blaise Gomez, News 12; Christian Farrell, YNN News/Sports; Jarrett Skywalker Galeno, WSPK & WBMX; Jack George WPDH Radio - DJ, Time Warner Cable- Public Access; and Tony Morino, Focus Media Advertising.

Please come to the Orange County Trust Company Great Room in Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange to attend and participate in this interesting and enlightening event which is free and open to the public. Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh, NY. Free and secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall garage accessed via First Street.

This program is a presentation of Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845)341-9386 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images, top to bottom: Michele Farrell, SUNY Orange communications professor; Jarrett Skywalker Galeno, WSPK & WBMX

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A Career in Music

Peter Winograd, violinist of the American String QuartetFriday, February 28, 2014 from 10 to 11:30am
Orange Hall, Room 23 (MDTN)

On Friday, February 28, 2014 from 10 to 11:30am, Peter Winograd, violinist of the American String Quartet, will present a master class entitled A Career in Music in Orange Hall, room 23.

Peter Winograd is a warm and interesting person as well as a superb musician. On Friday morning, he will share his thoughts on growing up in a musical family and carving out his own career.  He will also demonstrate on his 1675 Giovanni Maria del Bussetto violin. So come to be inspired and learn valuable insights from this skillful and eloquent musician.

Peter Winograd gave his first solo public performance when he was 11, and at age 17 he was accepted as a scholarship student at The Juilliard School as he was recognized early as an exceptionally promising young artist. In 2002, Winograd performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Hartford Symphony; his father, Arthur Winograd, was the featured guest conductor. Born into a gifted musical family, Winograd began his studies with his parents. His mother was a professional pianist, and his father was the founding cellist of the Juilliard Quartet and a conductor of the Hartford Symphony in Hartford, Connecticut, his childhood home. He was a top prize winner in the 1988 Naumburg International Violin Competition. He then made his New York debut to critical acclaim and has since appeared as a guest soloist with numerous orchestras in recitals across the country and abroad. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Juilliard, and is a member of the violin and chamber music faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and the Aspen Music School.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Grandview and Wawayanda Avenues on the Middletown campus of Orange County Community College. The master class is free and open to the public and presented by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Image: Peter Winograd, violinist of the American String Quartet

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An Odyssey into the Heart Via the Power of Collective Voice

Amy McTear, Musician/Mentor/Spiritual ActivistFriday, February 28, 2014 at 7pm
Orange County Trust Company Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Come on An Odyssey into the Heart Via the Power of Collective Voice, a musical journey led by Musician/Mentor/Spiritual Activist Amy McTear with Joseph Jastrab, Mark Steven Brooks, Molly Tweedy, Adam Bradley, and Rick Nichols. The interactive performance will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7pm in the Orange County Trust Company Great Room at Kaplan Hall on the Newburgh campus of Orange County Community College.

According to Amy McTear, this evening event will allow you to "renew intention, move emotional energy and access deeper states of awareness, connection and joy while participating in a rich musical community. Through chant, poetry, praise, bathing in the universal song of the gong, the transcendent tones of crystal singing bowls and the power of the collective voice, we join together in an endeavor to expand personal and global well-being." The performance will include exotic instruments and ambient music, "blending sacred phrases from the world's mystery traditions with lyrics that transcend our differences and speak to our common longing. This gathering is for anyone—Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Naturalist or other—and will focus on elements that unite us."  The audience will be able to participate and have the opportunity of becoming "part of a rejuvenating, unifying spiritual energy."   

Amy McTear's programs, and music draw from her training in therapeutic sound, spiritual counseling, bedside music for the ill and dying, hospice, energetic healing, and naturalist training. The events are also influenced by her concentration in psychology, mythology, the world's religious and sacred mystery traditions, the performing arts, parenting, and many teachers. She is certified in Sound Healing through Tom Kenyon and the Acoustic Brain Research Foundation, is legally ordained by 'The Sanctuary of The Beloved,' and is working toward the completion of a PhD in Metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology.  

Amy McTear ensembleHer ensemble is comprised of deeply committed musicians, writers, counselors, teachers, and producers who are employed in various fields but have in common a passion for working towards helping to heal people's anxiety and stress. They come together in song and interactive performance to engage and uplift their audiences.  

Tickets will be on sale at the door starting at 6pm the evening of the performance, plus online anytime at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml. Admission is $8 adults; $5 senior citizens, SUNY Orange alumni, faculty, staff; and free for all students from any educational institution. 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 from First Street.

This musical journey is presented by Cultural Affairs. Questions may be sent to cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-9386.

Images, top to bottom: Amy McTear, Musician/Mentor/Spiritual Activist; Amy McTear ensemble

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