January 2014 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
1/5 - 2/7 Exhibit Goshen Art League Winter Show MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
1/12 Theatre The Paper Bag Players HICCUP HELP! MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
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
1/31 Master Class Donny McCaslin Quartet Master Class MDTN Orange Hall, Room 23
1/31 Concert Donny McCaslin Quartet MDTN Orange Hall Theatre

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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The Paper Bag Players HICCUP HELP!

Lost In the Mall from “THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS HICCUP HELP!” Photo by Gerry GoodsteinSunday, January 12, 2014 at 2pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Whether it’s summer or winter, children have lots of energy stored up inside and ready to go. So, on Sunday, January 12, 2014, give them the opportunity to “let off some steam” by bringing them to Orange Hall Theatre for the performance at 2pm by the Paper Bag Players.

To celebrate their 55th year of performing, the Paper Bag Players have dug deep into their Bag of fan favorites for Lost In the Mall and A Perfect Picture. These classic skits combine with a heaping helping of brand new material for their new production “THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS HICCUP HELP!”

Taxi!!This funny, fast-paced, one-hour show puts children ages 3 through 8 and parents, grandparents and friends on the edge of their seats clapping, laughing, and eager to dance and participate.

“THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS HICCUP HELP!” focuses on a child’s relationship with parents, grandparents, teachers, siblings, and friends, and explores the joy, conflicts, adventures, and mis-adventures of these very special relationships. The show is filled with comedy, zany characters, lively music, and eye-popping paper and cardboard sets, all creating a “Bag-full” of theatrical magic.

The fun begins upon entering the theatre—center stage is a 20’ Birthday Cake, blue icing, sprinkles, and candles---yum! It’s a surprise party. Shhhh! Surprise!!  The amusement continues in the title piece. An extraordinary case of the hiccups is cured with a little help from a dancing dinosaur. In the musical number, Dreams Come True, an ordinary pizza-delivery guy gets a chance to realize his dreams of being in show business.  In addition, the audience goes on a tropical safari and helps look for a lost puppy.

Firetruck KevinThe award-winning Paper Bag Players keep it simple-and simply hilarious. And speaking of awards, the Paper Bag Players have received an OBIE, as well as the American Theater Wing Award, the New York State Artists Award, The Broadway Theater Institute Award for Theater and Education, the Children’s Theater Foundation Medallion, and the American Association for Theater and Education Award.

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

Tickets are available online at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml or at the Orange Hall box office starting at 12:45pm the day of the performance. Tickets are reasonably priced at $5-children; $8.25-adults; $7.25-senior citizens, SUNY Orange alumni, faculty, staff; and free-SUNY Orange credit students; (no free lap sitting). Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images, top to bottom: Lost In the Mall from “THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS HICCUP HELP!” Photo by Gerry Goodstein; Taxi!!; Firetruck Kevin

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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 competition for playground sculpture, has received large-scale commissions, and both state and national grants including Three Seasons, digital image, 43 x 96” by Colin Greenlya 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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Donny McCaslin Quartet Master Class

Friday, January 31, 2014 from noon to 1:30pm
Orange Hall, Room 23 (MDTN)

saxophonist Donny McCaslin with pianist Kevin Hays, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Clarence PennA great opportunity for learning and understanding the language of music is being offered from noon to 1:30pm on Friday, January 31, 2014.  Donny McCaslin and his quartet, Kevin Hays, Scott Colley, and Clarence Penn, are giving a clinic/master class in Orange Hall, room 23.

McCaslin will talk about and demonstrate how to build tools for Improvisation. Then, he and Hays, Colley, and Penn will show how to build melodic and rhythmic language drawing from the jazz tradition and also from other types of music. Also, they will discuss instrument specific characteristics and how these enrich playing.

This class is free & open to the public and registration is not necessary. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda & Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

And remember the Donny McCaslin Quartet plays at 8pm in Orange Hall Theatre. Box office opens at 7pm.

Image: saxophonist Donny McCaslin with pianist Kevin Hays, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Clarence Penn

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Donny McCaslin Quartet

Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Donny McCaslin, saxophonistDonny McCaslin has been nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo! And he’s coming to Orange Hall Theatre to play just five days after the Grammys. An immensely gifted saxophonist, he is bringing three talented jazzmen—pianist Kevin Hays, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Clarence Penn—to play great acoustic jazz. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, on the campus of Orange County Community College. The concert is Friday, January 31 at 8pm.

So, come to cozy Orange Hall Theatre and become enveloped in the sounds of McCaslin’s stellar improvisation which highlight his composing skills as well as create an atmosphere in which band members interact and communicate with one another.

Tickets are available online at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml or at the Orange Hall box office starting one hour before the concert. Admission: reasonably priced at $15-adults; $10-senior citizens; free-students. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

In addition, Donny McCaslin and his quartet are giving a free master class at noon in Orange Hall, room 23 on January 31. The public is welcome to attend.

Image: Donny McCaslin, saxophonist

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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.

NOTE: All artists' images on these pages are copyrighted and are used by kind permission of the artists. Please do not download, reproduce or use without permission.