March 2018 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building

3/1;

7 pm

Master Class Making a Life in Radio -- Master Class with Kacey Morabito Grean NBG

Kaplan Hall, OBTC Great Room 101

1/3 - 3/9 Exhibit

On Time: Paintings & Photographs by Mary Cathryn Roth

 

NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery

1/3 - 3/9

Exhibit

"The Past Comes Alive"

NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery
2/5 - 3/20 Exhibit

North East Watercolor Society 2018 Members’ Exhibit

MID Orange Hall Gallery and Loft

3/2;

7 pm

Concert The Adam Nussbaum Project Plays Lead Belly MID William & Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall

3/7;

7 pm

Lecture Merle Louise: Life on Broadwayan interview MID William & Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall
3/8 Master Class

Ward Lamb – Charcoals

MID Orange Hall Gallery

3/11;

3 pm

Lecture History of the Violin 2 MID

William & Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall


 

Making a Life in Radio: Master Class with Kacey Morabito Grean

On Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7pm, Kacey Morabito Grean, radio personality will present a master class-lecture Making a Life in Radio. The venue in Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange is the Orange Bank & Trust Co. Great Room 101. 

Grean will talk about her life and profession in radio. Come and learn the “rules of radio” and what it takes to create a winning program. Learn what to study and how to get experience in the field.  Hear “behind the scenes” stories that reveal the secret ingredient to having a great career, along with “celebrity audio clips and bloopers you will never forget.”

Kacey Morabito Grean

Kacey Morabito Grean is an award-winning radio broadcaster, who, for 18 years, has helped to wake up the Hudson Valley with music, news, sports, weather, traffic, and triviaon 100.7 WHUD’sMike and Kacey in the Morning, the most popular and longest-running morning drive show in the region.

In addition to radio, she hosts a popular podcastShine On: the Health and Happiness Show, which is heard around the world, and where guests have included authors, healers, and Ted Talk sensations “who strive to live life authentically.”  She also is an inspirational speaker, and leads women’s forums entitled A Day of Health and Happiness throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley.  Her online Facebook community is called A Circle of Women.

Westchester-born and raised, Grean devotes her time throughout the year in support of countless local charities, including:  Support Connection, CHOP, Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill, PARC, Paramount Hudson Valley, Making Strides, The Alzheimer’s Association, Putnam SPCA, Westchester SPCA, The Giordano Foundation for Women, Friars of the Atonement at Graymor, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and countless other groups.

Also a Reiki master - an advanced certified practitioner of the Japanese healing art - Grean operates Shine On Reiki out of Croton and Cold Spring.  She created and runs a line of self-care and pet care products to help support animal rescue and rehabilitation and to provide pet food for Meals on Wheels recipients. 

This Cultural Affairs program is open to the public and admission is free.   For more information, send an email to cultural@sunyorange.edu, call (845) 341-9386. 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 at 73 First Street.

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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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"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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NORTH EAST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY 2018 MEMBERS’ EXHIBITRed Hat Ladies by A Levine

The North East Watercolor Society [NEWS] has an annual international, juried show in the fall and an annual, juried members’ show in the winter. One might think that in order to stage these exhibits year-in and year-out, the artworks would become routine and of lesser quality. Not so, with the NEWS! Quality is indeed a trademark of the organization and its member artists.

Overbooked by K Hyden

Each year, 90 to 120 works hang in the members’ show in Orange Hall Gallery and Loft. People far and wide as well as local community people join the college community in enjoying the beauty and creativity of the works and in learning from viewing the various techniques the watercolor medium allows. The versatility of this transparent and semi-transparent medium is captivating as it is demonstrated in various styles of still lifes, land and seascapes, portraits, genre paintings, and semi-abstracts. The North East Watercolor Society 2018 Members’ Exhibit displays 108 paintings by 58 artists.

The exhibit runs February 5 through March 20, 2018. The reception at which awards will be presented will take place on Saturday, March 3 from 1 to 4:15pm. Pianist Geoff Hamburg will start off the afternoon event at 1pm by playing classical pieces and jazz standards.

Cottage by C Semolic

Then, this year’s show judge, Judith Hummer, will demonstrate starting at 2:30pm. Her topic is painting watercolor/watermedia on Yupo paper, Let Your Creativity Flow with Watercolor on Yupo Paper. “This is another example of innovation in the diversity of techniques and materials in watercolor,” states NEWS president Richard Price.

The reception and demonstration plus the exhibit 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 11 and March 11 ~ 2 to 5pm, and Friday, March 2 until 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.

Photos, top to bottom: Red Hat Ladies by A Levine; Overbooked by K Hyden; Cottage by C Semolic.

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Merle Louise: Life on Broadwayan interview

Getting “up close and personal” with anything Broadway always has a glitz about it. But, the practical aspect offers a learning opportunity on how one achieves the goal of acting on the Broadway stage and sustains that hard-earned status, making it a career.

Come to the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7pm for Merle Louise: Life on Broadwayan interview.

Merle LouiseMerle Louise is a Broadway legend!  She has spent her life on the Great White Way.  She began her career as a young adult, performing with Ethel Merman in the original Broadway production of Gypsy in 1959.  She went on to become one of the most frequent interpreters of the musicals of Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince, as an original cast member of Company (1970), Into the Woods (1987), and Sweeney Todd (1979).  For her creation of the role of the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, she won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical in 1979.  She also performed in the original casts of Jerry Herman’s La Cage aux Folles (1983), Kandor and Ebb’s Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993), and Elton John’s Billy Elliot (2008).  She appears on the cast albums for the Broadway shows in which she appeared. In addition, she has worked on tour, off-Broadway and regionally, in musicals and plays. In her regional theatre roles in classical theatre, she is an acclaimed actress in works by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Molière, Pinter, Ibsen, and Shaw.

Originally from Bethlehem, PA, Louise’s working class family saw to her getting singing and acting lessons in New York as a small child. Then, she began to perform while still in high school, moving to the city soon after.  In addition throughout her life, she raised a family, traveled the world, completed a college degree in her 70’s, and overcame challenges of many kinds.

In this exclusive event, Joanne Zipay, will interview Merle Louise about her life and experiences onstage and off, including the famous individuals with whom she has worked. Louise will also give advice for up-and-coming performers.  A Q&A session will follow, during which attendees may question her directly.

Zipay is founder and former artistic director of NYC’s Judith Shakespeare Company. Presently, she is the assistant SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs coordinator and an adjunct instructor of speech and screenwriting in the Arts and Communication Department.

This Cultural Affairs program is free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to cultural@sunyorange.edu, call (845) 341-4891. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue), Middletown, NY.

Photo: Merle Louise.

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

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