January 2018 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
1/3 - 3/9 Exhibit

On Time: Paintings & Photographs by Mary Cathryn Roth

NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery
1/5 - 2/2 Exhibit Orange County Arts Council Members Show MID Orange Hall Gallery
1/5 - 2/2 Exhibit River Valley Artists Guild Winter Show MID Orange Hall Gallery Loft
1/9 - 3/9 Exhibit "The Past Comes Alive" NBG Kaplan Hall, foyer of Mindy Ross Gallery

1/14,
2 pm

Play

The Paper Bag Players present: That's Quite Absurd!

 

MID William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall

On Time: Paintings & Photographs by Mary Cathryn Roth

Untitled, the Earth ~ acrylic  by Mary Cathryn RothMary Cathryn Roth began painting in 1990, photographing in 1996 and shooting digital video in 2001. Her fine art focuses on abstract depictions of time, light, space, absence or presence, and the body in motion. Patterns, structure and order play a key role in the composition of her work. She is intrigued by how we structure and order our lives, bodies, and minds; universally, primally, and specifically to our time.

She uses the camera and occasionally video camera like the brush—as an extension of body, mind and spirit. She often uses extended/slowed shutter speeds to portray motion and the passing of time.

The exhibition brings together paintings and photographs. On Time: Paintings & Photographs by Mary Cathryn Roth will be on view in the Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall January 3 through March 9, 2018. The reception for this captivating show is scheduled for January 27 in cooperation with Last Saturdays in Newburgh. The artist will be present to share her thoughts about and insights into the show from 3 to 5:30pm.Surfaces Series: Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, 2000, archival Epson print  by Mary Cathryn Roth

Regular gallery hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Fridays, January 3 through January 12.

Then, from January 16 onward, gallery hours are 8am to 9pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 6pm on Fridays. The gallery is closed January 15, Martin Luther King Day.

Mary Cathryn Roth is a Guild Member of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration and a member of the Professional Photographers of America, The College Art Association, and the Orange County NY Arts Council. She holds a BA from Rice University and an MFA from City College of New York. She has been the recipient of painting and photography awards and has been awarded residencies in Vermont and Macedonia and studied in Paris and London as well. Presently, she is the Director of Alumni and Community Engagement for the SUNY Orange Foundation and an adjunct faculty member at SUNY Orange in the Department of Arts and Communications. She also serves as a Family Advisory Board Member of the Concussion Legacy Foundation and is a trustee on the Unionville Village Board.

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

Photos - top to bottom: Untitled, the Earth ~ acrylic; Surfaces Series: Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, 2000, archival Epson print.

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Orange County Arts Council Members Show

starkThe annual Orange County Arts Council Members Art Show opens on Friday, January 5, 2018 in Orange Hall Gallery with a reception from 6 to 8pm. Artworks by 52 participating member-artists are on display through February 2. Each artist is allowed to submit one piece. The exhibit visually demonstrates the broad variety of interests, abilities, and creativity of the artists through the diverse media used: paintings in pastel, watercolor, oil, and acrylic plus, color and black & white photography, sculpture, collage, and mixed media.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. During the reception, pianist Bev Poyerd of Washingtonville will play classical music as well as jazz standards and show tunes. Artists will be present to speak with attendees about their art and share their mutual concepts on the arts particularly on working in the arts in Orange County which is a key factor propelling the Orange County Arts Council.

Dawn Ansbro, Executive Director of the Orange County Arts Council states, “We are so excited to be able to host this exhibit again in Orange Hall Gallery at SUNY Orange. It is a venue that is known for its rich and diverse cultural events and we are happy to be a part of the Cultural Affairs creative calendar.”  Ansbro believes, “events like these support and promote the strong, thriving arts community in Orange County and that is at the heart of what the Arts Council does every day.” The Orange County Arts Council’s mission is to champion the arts, connectartists with audiences, and foster the growth of The Continuity of Being - bronze and wood by Stuart Sachsthecounty'screative resources.

Orange Hall is located on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue). Gallery hours through January 12 are 9am to 6pm Monday through Friday plus Sunday, January 14 from 1 to 4:15pm. Then, from January 16 onward, gallery hours are 9am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 9am to 6pm on Fridays. The gallery is closed January 15, Martin Luther King Day. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu    website: www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs

To learn more about the Orange County Arts Council, log onto www.ocartscouncil.org or call the (845)469-9168 or email info@ocartscouncil.org

Participating artists in this 2018 show include: Bob Breur, Sal Russo, Al Margolis, Dave Nolan, Judi Silvano, Susan Miiller, Sean O'Brien, Brad Conklin, Peter Kopher, Mitchell Saler, Minjin Kung, Gina Ferrari, Cathe Linton, Stuart Sachs, Emelia Estep, Melissa Ochs, Linda Barboni, Jullane Grech, Renelle Lorray, Dennis Fanton, Monica Ostrow, Thomas Gorman, Ellen Joyce Trayer, Colin Coyle, Patricia Foxx, Tanya Laurer, Roslyn Fassett, Carol Mindnich, Karen Segboer. Tom Hedderich, Frank Shuback, Jennifer Hippely, Renée Zernitsky, Karen E. Gersch, Shawn Dell Joyce, Sarah Grace Long, Dee Rosado-Coyle, Adrienne Butvinik, Jeannine Masiello, Brenda Harburger, Catherine Salazar, Mona Birmingham, Dave McCutcheon, Michael Piotrowski, Rebecca Kashinski, Pam Mather-Cathy, Janet Howard-Fatta, Alexander Chamorro, Denise Shelby Isseks, Cynthia Harris-Pagano, Eileen MacAvery Kane, Diane Kominick-Ouzoonian

Photos - top to bottom: Stark Reality - pastel by Linda Barboni; The Continuity of Being - bronze and wood by Stuart Sachs

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River Valley Artists Guild Winter Show

Surf's UpThe River Valley Artists Guild has its 2018 Members Winter Exhibit in Orange Hall Gallery Loft on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange. The show opens on Friday, January 5 with a reception from 6 to 8pm and extends through February 2. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Fourteen RVAG members are represented in the show through their artworks many of which will follow a winter theme. Works in representational as well as abstract styles are included: drawings, graphics, mixed media, weavings, and paintings in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and airbrush.

Most RVAG members reside in communities bordering the Delaware River; however, several live in Middletown, Poughkeepsie, and Monroe, NY as well as Branchville, NJ and Milford and Matamoras, PA. RVAG president Joan Kehlenbeck was the recipient of the 2016 Individual Artist Award presented by the Orange County Arts Council.   Several other members have won awards in many shows Still Life with Tea Potthroughout the years.   

Orange Hall Gallery hours: January 3- 12 --Monday -Friday 9 am – 6 pm
And January 14: 1-4:15pm
The college is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day on January 15, 2018.  
January 16 – February 2: Monday -Thursday 9 am -8 pm & Friday 9 am - 6 pm

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY  (GPS: 24 Grandview Ave, Middletown) where free parking is available in the adjacent lot. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Photos - top to bottom: Surf’s Up - pastel by Joan Kehlenbeck; Still Life with Tea Pot - oil by Jeannette McGee

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"THE PAST COMES ALIVE" ~ EARLY AMERICAN DECORATIVE ARTS ~

In direct contrast with the solo exhibit of mostly abstract paintings and photographs by Mary C. Roth on view in the Mindy Ross Gallery, the Artists of Excellence series of exhibits starts off 2018 with an exhibit of decorative arts in the glass vitrine cases in the Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery. The Central New York Chapter of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration [HSEAD] is represented by four of its members whose works are precise reproductions of early 1800’s techniques in painted tinware in country and pontypool styles, stenciling, theorem, free hand bronze, pen work, and reverse glass. The Past Comes Alive exhibit is not only an art viewing; it is also a history experience.

Bronze Stencil Tray

Members of HSEAD honor the legacy of this historical art form by practicing these techniques and sharing them through exhibitions, instruction, and several well-researched books. Early American Decoration art pieces were actually beautiful functional objects that were made by talented people to be used in the households of ordinary people. Works on display in this show

include tin trunks and boxes, coffee pots, trays, glass panels and looking glasses, a bellows, a floor cloth, and a tinsmith peddled cart made by Anne Dimock, Linda Mason, Charlie Gruman, and Mary C. Roth.Tinsmith Peddled Cart

The Past Comes Alive is on view through March 9, 2018, Monday through Thursday 8am to 9pm and on Friday 8am to 6pm, plus during the reception on Last Saturday, January 27 from 3 to 5:30pm. The show and reception are free and open to the public.

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

Photos: top to bottom: Bronze Stencil Tray; Tinsmith Peddled Cart'

 

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The Paper Bag Players present: That's Quite Absurd!

The Paper Bag Players are coming to Middletown, NY, on Sunday, January 14, 2018 for a 2pm performance of their new play That’s Quite Absurd!  So, come out of the cold and into the cozy warm venue of the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall (formerly Orange Hall Theatre), in SUNY Orange.

The play features cardboard & paper sets, paper bag costumes with painted shoes, whimsical stories, lovable characters, live music, freewheeling dances, painting, and audience participation.

Characters from The opening number, “Welcome to Friendly,” invites the audience into a fanciful town buzzing with charming characters, from an elephant riding a scooter to a giraffe in a car. A walking bell reminds the town--and audience--it’s time to dance! The friendly theme continues with “That’s Quite Absurd!” in which a girl and a bird meet on a park bench and become fast friends. The bird happily teaches his new friend how to fly.  In “Sing To Me,” a giant seed only grows when it hears a special song. “Rise and Shine” follows the sun as he wakes up and prepares for work, punching in as the moon punches out. “A Girl Named Sam” uses paper, ink, and paint to tell the story of a young girl who goes fishing and gets more than she bargained for—a whale!

Since 1958, this innovative company has set the standard for original productions that speak directly and vividly to children, while amusing adults with sly wit. Perfect for children ages 3 through 8, the Paper Bag Players plays are lively, colorful and thought-provoking performances for any theatre-goers.The Paper Bag Players

Scene from That’s Quite Absurd! was created by artistic director Ted Brackett,  musical director John Stone, and Equity actor Kevin Richard Woodall, all long-time Paper Bag Players. They are joined on stage by Lily Emilia Smith and  Rachel Eddy who keep the funny, fast-paced, thrilling show in high gear.

Tickets can be purchased online anytime at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml

children/students* $6.50; adults $8.50; seniors, faculty, staff, alumni $7.50; plus a $2.50 online service charge for each ticket;

*SUNY Orange students with ID admitted free at the door.

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

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY (GPS: 24 Grandview Ave, Middletown) where free parking is available in the adjacent lot.

Photos, clockwise from top: Characters from A Girl Named Sam; the Paper Bag Players; A scooter-rider elephant from Welcome to Friendly.

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Dorothy Szefc
Coordinator of Cultural Affairs
(845) 341-4891
cultural@sunyorange.edu

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