March 2017 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
1/3 - 3/9 Exhibit “Figurative Works” ~ recent drawings and paintings by Ward Lamb NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery
2/6 - 3/22 Exhibit North East Watercolor Society Members’ 2017 Show MDTN Orange Hall Gallery and Loft
2/6 - 3/22 Exhibit Windows to the Past ~ watercolors by Lana Privitera MDTN Orange Hall Gallery Fringe
2/7 - 4/21 Exhibit Simply Human ~ sculptures by Terry Murray, PhD ~ Artists of Excellence NBG Kaplan Hall, foyer of Mindy Ross Gallery
3/4,
8 p.m.
Concert Chris Parker Septet MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
3/6,
7 p.m.
Lecture Hamilton vs. Jefferson: The Rivalry that Shaped America MDTN Rowley Center for Science & Engineering, Gerry Forum
3/7,
5 p.m.
Master Class Accenting the Personal NBG Kaplan Hall, OCTC Great Room
3/12,
3 p.m.
Concert The History of the Violin MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
3/13,
7 p.m.
Lecture Entering the Dark Places of Outer Space ~ Galaxies, Exoplanets, Energy MDTN Rowley Center for Science & Engineering, Gerry Forum
3/14,
7 p.m.
Lecture Our Food System from Producer to Consumer: What You Need to Know - What You Can Do NBG Kaplan Hall, OCTC Great Room
3/16 - 5/19 Exhibit The Hudson Valley from Pen to Brush ~ exhibit by Judith Beringer Hraniotis NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery
3/28,
7 p.m.
Lecture 12,000 Years of Human Footprints ~ Leaving our Mark ~ MDTN Middletown Library, Gilman Center
3/30,
7 p.m.
Lecture Liberating Dachau Concentration Camp ~ an evening talk and discussion about the Holocaust by a soldier of the 20th Armored Division Reverend E. T. Holland MDTN Middletown Library, Gilman Center

“Figurative Works” ~ recent drawings and paintings by Ward Lamb

Homage Bowie, acrylic on board by Ward LambTuesday, January 3, 2017 to Thursday, March 9, 2017
Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Art is central in Ward Lamb’s life. “From an early age I found drawing and painting to be a vehicle for expression and a comfort of solitude and self-examination,” he explains. During the ups and downs of his life, he has turned to art to connect with his observations and feelings. His varied works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and charcoal pencil include portraits, still lifes, and landscapes in sizes from small to very large. Depending on the subject, his works are drawn or painted in styles that originate from realism, impressionism, and/or expressionism.

Self-Portrait, oil on canvas by Ward LambFrom January 3 through March 9, 2017, Lamb’s artworks will be displayed in a solo exhibit entitled, “Figurative Works” ~ recent drawings and paintings. The venue is the Mindy Ross Gallery in Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange. Come and be enveloped in his world of color and intense expression. Also a master class in March is being planned.

The Opening Reception for the show is scheduled for Saturday, January 7 from 4 to 7pm during which pianist Manny Carrasquillo and saxophonist Andrew Garrison will provide music.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm and also Saturday, January 28, 4 to 6:30pm. The gallery is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Gardiner, New York, oil on canvas by Ward LambFor many years, Ward Lamb taught art at Minisink Valley High School. At the time of his retirement last year, he was chair of the art department. Prior to teaching at MVHS, he taught for a year on a Fulbright Scholarship at Hinchingbrooke School in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. In the seventies and eighties, he studied at Maine College of Art (MECA) and went on to receive his BFA from SUNY Stony Brook and his MFA from Brooklyn College. In addition, he attended The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture on a scholarship. He has studied and worked with Robert White, Mel Pekarsky, Mavis Pusey, Lawrence Alloway, Malcolm Morley, Phillip Pearlstein, Alan D'Arcangelo, and Lennart Anderson.

His works are in public and private collections in the United States and abroad.

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets, Newburgh. Free, secure parking available in Kaplan Hall parking garage accessible via 73 First Street. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-4891/9386 or cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images, top to bottom: Homage Bowie, acrylic on board by Ward Lamb; Self-Portrait, oil on canvas by Ward Lamb; Gardiner, New York, oil on canvas by Ward Lamb

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North East Watercolor Society Members’ 2017 Show

Canyon Ridge, watercolor by MaryAnn HeinzenMonday, February 6, 2017 to Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Orange Hall Gallery and Loft (MDTN)

Come to Orange Hall Gallery to perk up your spirits during the cold and dreary winter timespan of February 6 through March 22, 2017. Fifty-eight artists will display 102 paintings on the main floor gallery as well as the Loft in the North East Watercolor Society 2017 Members’ Exhibit. The excellent quality of the works visually explain the versatility of the transparent and semi-transparent medium in various styles of still lifes, land and seascapes, portraits, genre paintings, and semi-abstracts.

Mohonk Mountain Lake, watercolor by Min-Jin KungThe reception at which awards will be presented will take place on Sunday, March 5 from 1 to 4:15pm. Pianist Geoff Hamburg will start off the afternoon event at 1pm by playing jazz and classical standards.

Aurora, watercolor by Leslie WaxtelThen, at 2:30pm, award-winning watercolorist and exhibit judge, Lana Privitera, will give an hour long demonstration, “Texture Effects in Realistic Watercolors. Privitera is known for her photographically realistic detail similar to the trompe l'oeil paintings of nineteenth century artist William Harnett. She will explain how she controls watercolors which are usually thought to be a looser, freer medium. In addition to her live painting, she will reference the paintings in her solo show, Windows to the Past, on the wall of Orange Hall Gallery Fringe.

Award winners of the NEWS members’ show will be announced at the end of the reception. Both the reception and exhibits are free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am-8pm and Friday 9am-6pm.  The gallery is also open Sundays, February 12 ~ 2:30 to 5:30pm, February 19 ~ 2:30 to 5pm, and March 12 ~ 2:30 to 4:30pm and Saturday, March 4 ~ 7 to 9:30pm.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, (GPS: 24 Grandview Ave.) on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange.  Questions may be addressed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 or cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Canyon Ridge, watercolor by MaryAnn Heinzen; Mohonk Mountain Lake, watercolor by Min-Jin Kung; Aurora, watercolor by Leslie Waxtel

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Windows to the Past ~ watercolors by Lana Privitera

Monday, February 6, 2017 to Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Orange Hall Gallery Fringe (MDTN)

Orange Hall Gallery is full of watercolors now through March 22, 2017. In addition to the 102 works displayed by members of the North East Watercolor Society on the main floor and Loft, thirteen fascinating works by the judge of the show are on exhibit on the wall of Orange Hall Gallery Fringe.

Lana Privitera, watercoloristLana Privitera paints in a hyper-realist style which makes viewers “stop in their tracks” in amazement when they realize that what they are viewing are paintings, not photographs. The details in her works are even more extraordinary when viewers discern that the medium used is watercolor. During the demonstration, “Texture Effects in Realistic Watercolors, starting at 2:30pm on Sunday, March 5, she will explain how she controls watercolors which are usually thought to be a looser, freer medium.

Silver Morning, watercolor by Lana PriviteraThe hour-long art demonstration is scheduled at the mid-point of the dual reception for her show and the North East Watercolor Society exhibit. The demonstration, reception and exhibits are free and open to the public. The title of her exhibit opens viewers’ minds to Privitera’s focus. Windows to the Past visually describes her connection to local history. “Silver Morning” is a work demonstrating her use of light to enhance antique silver and china. “Morrison Hall Tower” gives a trompe l’oeil effect to the intricate roof, chimneys, and carvings in the marble of the mansion on the campus of SUNY Orange.

Window to the Past, watercolor by Lana Privitera“I feel an immense respect for the hard work and creativity of our forefathers, and feel compelled to preserve for posterity the beauty and significance of family heirlooms and historical farms and buildings, [by] reproducing them faithfully for generations to come,” remarks Privitera. She continues, “My ultimate goal is always to trigger each viewer’s private recollections by filling their eyes with minute details of the places and things they love, helping them, hopefully, to bring forth sweet feelings and memories of happier days from their past.”

Originally from Spain, Privitera was recently recognized for her artistic achievements in her home city on the Ebro River, Zaragoza, Aragón. She has been influenced by Spanish master painter Joaquin Sorolla whose typical works were characterized by a dexterous representation of the people and landscape under the bright sunlight of his native land. He also enjoyed painting works on historical themes.

An award-winning artist, Lana Privitera is a signature member of both the American Artist Professional League and the North East Watercolor Society, and a former elected member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society. She teaches watercolors at her studio in Pine Bush and at the Wallkill River School in Montgomery. She is a 1983 graduate of the Fine Arts School of Zaragoza where she majored in Fashion Design and Art History.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown. (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue) Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Lana Privitera, watercolorist; Silver Morning, watercolor by Lana Privitera; Window to the Past, watercolor by Lana Privitera

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Simply Human ~ sculptures by Terry Murray, PhD ~ Artists of Excellence

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 to Friday, April 21, 2017
The Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Terry Murray, PhD, artistSimply Human is the title of the new exhibit in the Artists of Excellence series displayed in the glass vitrine cases in the Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery in Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange. Artist Terry Murray, PhD, has created a sculptural community that “explores human diversity, complexity, strength, and vulnerability.”  The sculptures are made of reclaimed/recycled wood and found objects each with individual meaning. The exhibit is “designed to be experienced, not just viewed, to be encountered in the context of the viewers’ lives, and in the context of our turbulent, challenging world,” explains Murray. Simply Human will be on display February 7 through April 21, 2017.

The Human Dance, assemblage by Terry MurrayA reception at which the artist will explain his concept of the exhibit and take questions is scheduled for February 25, 2017 from 4 to 6pm. His short talk followed by Q & A will start at 5pm.  The reception, which is free and open to the public, also celebrates Last Saturdays, the Newburgh arts initiative.

Simply Human group, assemblage by Terry MurrayViewing hours are Monday through Thursday 8am to 8pm, and 8am to 5pm on Friday. During spring break, March 18 – 26, the college is closed.

The Artists of Excellence series spotlights highly talented regional artists.  The vitrine cases in which the pieces are shown are glass on all sides and are set next to full-length windows affording natural light and multi-directional viewing of the artworks.

Terry Murray holds a Master of Professional Studies from SUNY New Paltz and a PhD from SUNY Albany.  Since his retirement as an associate professor at SUNY New Paltz, he is an adjunct there in the Department of Educational Studies and Leadership. He will be giving a master class on his sculptures in April about which details are forthcoming.

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. Free, secure parking is available in Kaplan Hall parking garage (GPS: 73 First St). Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-4891/9386 or cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images, top to bottom: Terry Murray, PhD, artist; The Human Dance, assemblage by Terry Murray; Simply Human group, assemblage by Terry Murray

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Chris Parker Septet

Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Chris Parker has been a professor of music at SUNY Orange for nearly 34 years. During those years, he developed and continues to direct the Jazz Studies program and thoughtfully imparts to his students the skills they will need as professional musicians. He is a fine example to them because not only does he teach classes of students and give individual lessons at the college, he plays solo or with bass in clubs, and with his quartet in concerts and summer festivals in nearby states as well as his native Oregon.

Chris Parker, pianist, a professor of music at SUNY OrangeJust as a visual artist always seems to have a painting or drawing in the works, Parker always has a new piece in the works as a very active composer of both jazz and contemporary classical music. His new pieces invigorate his repertoire and his older compositions are real favorites.

On Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8pm his band will play in Orange Hall Theatre. Parker has done a tremendous amount of work in preparation for this concert because all the works were composed or arranged for septet. Half of the pieces are completely new while the other half is comprised of reworked older pieces which have been expanded for septet.

The musicians who comprise the Chris Parker Septet are outstanding. Matt Hong is accomplished on alto sax and clarinet; Carl Maraghi is awesome on baritone sax and bass clarinet; Doug Beavers is superb on trombone; Tomoko Omura makes dazzling sounds on five-string violin; and Tony Marino on acoustic and electric basses and Marko Marcinko on drums are longtime quartet members who fulfill Parker’s goal of putting together an excellent ensemble with himself, Chris Parker, playing the baby grand.

The Septet uses a unique combination of instruments making possible a variety of interesting tone color combinations. This unusual mix of instruments goes hand in hand with Parker’s eclectic mix of compositions which range from Straight Ahead Jazz to Mambos and Tangos to Funk.

Tickets are available at $15 adults; $10 senior citizens, faculty, staff, and alumni; and free at the door for all students. All tickets except student admission are available online at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml   Also, the box office opens at 7pm the evening of the performance.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue), Middletown, NY. Questions may be directed to cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891.

Image: Chris Parker, pianist, a professor of music at SUNY Orange

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Accenting the Personal

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 5pm
OCTC Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Ward Lamb, artistArtist Ward Lamb chose visual art as a career because to him it parallels his love of music. Consequently, during the program, Accenting the Personal, classical music will play to create an ambience conducive to observation and calm. The art master class/workshop will start at 5pm on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in the OCTC Great Room 101 in Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange. The session is free and open to the public 15 years old and older.  No registration is required.

Ava as a Young Girl, drawing by Ward Lamb“My master class will focus on portrait as expression and insight. It will combine observation of the subject combined with intuition and a feeling we have about our subject,” Lamb explains. During the class, line, texture, and watercolor to emphasize form and color will be demonstrated and attendees will have plenty of time to have a hands-on experience.

The class will begin with a character model doing several shorter poses over a one-hour period to warm up participants’ skills. Then, the session will move on to a 40 minute study that will combine charcoal pencil/ebony pencil drawing and color wash. Attendees will be able to take home their piece of artwork. Materials will be provided. However, attendees are encouraged to bring their own charcoal/ebony pencils, if they own them.

Ward Lamb holds a BFA from SUNY Stony Brook and an MFA from Brooklyn College. He taught on a Fulbright Scholarship in the UK and worked at Minisink Valley High School retiring recently as chair of its art department. He loves to paint and draw. “Figurative Works, recent drawings and paintings” is his solo show in the Mindy Ross Gallery also in Kaplan Hall. Over the years, many of his works have gone to public and private collections in the United States and abroad.

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets, Newburgh. Free, secure parking is available in Kaplan Hall parking garage accessible via 73 First Street. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-4891/9386 or cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images, top to bottom: Ward Lamb, artist; Ava as a Young Girl, drawing by Ward Lamb

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

All Cultural Affairs Events are open to the public and all buildings are universally accessible.

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