May 2017 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building

3/23 - 5/25

Exhibit The Hudson Valley From Pen to Brush ~ exhibit by Judith Beringer Hraniotis NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery
4/3 - 5/1 Exhibit Art you kidding me? ~ 13th Annual Student and Faculty Art show MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
4/28 - 8/1 Exhibit SURFACE ~ Silver, Plexiglas, Other Materials ~ handmade jewelry & objects by Josiah Dearborn NBG Kaplan Hall, foyer of Mindy Ross Gallery
5/3 - 6/15 Exhibit Reflection ~ Pastel and Oil Paintings by Sally Berger MDTN Orange Hall Gallery Fringe
5/4,
7 p.m.
Lecture The Incline Railway of Mount Beacon ~ past, present, and future MDTN Rowley Center for Science & Engineering, Gerry Forum
5/5 - 6/15 Exhibit Middletown Art Group 2017 Members' Spring Exhibition MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
5/5 - 6/15 Exhibit A Memorial Show Honoring Artists: Mickie MacMillan, Eugenia Mitchell, Walter Bill MDTN Orange Hall Gallery Loft
5/7,
3 p.m.
Concert Choral Sunday NBG Kaplan Hall, OCTC Great Room

5/16,
8 p.m.
rain date: 5/23,
8 p.m.

Viewing Up on the Roof: Telescope Viewings of the Constellations and Jupiter MDTN Rowley Center for Science & Engineering, Green Patio Roof, door 320 (top floor)

The Hudson Valley From Pen to Brush ~ exhibit by Judith Beringer Hraniotis

Thursday, March 23, 2017 to Thursday, May 25, 2017
Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Judith Beringer Hraniotis, artistPatience is essential in the creation of Judith Beringer Hraniotis’ artworks. Long known for her pen & inks of historic buildings and rural scenes, her process is slow as she works with India ink and a crow quill pen.  Likewise, she painstakingly uses several glazes, each needing dry time when she works in oils. Perhaps, it is these slow processes that are attractive to her as it gives her time to contemplate each piece in its creation. A solo show of the exquisite artworks of Judith Beringer Hraniotis is on view in the Mindy Ross Gallery in Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange, March 23 through May 25, 2017. Entitled
The Hudson Valley
From Pen To Brush

the works depict historic sites, wildlife, farms, landscapes, and waterscapes.

Downing Villa, pen and ink by Judith Beringer HraniotisA reception will take place in the gallery as part of Newburgh Last Saturdays [#NBLS], on April 29, 2017 from 4 to 6:30pm. Pianist Judith Hosmer Garrett will play classical, contemporary, and show music at the event which is free and open to the public.

“Living in the historic mid-Hudson Valley in New York State provides [me with] ample subject matter for plein air and pen & ink drawings. Whether out in the fields or on the shores of the Hudson [River], nature inspires me with her beauty affecting all my senses. Capturing this feeling in a painting or drawing is a rich and wonderful reward,” declares Hraniotis. Her favorite American artist, George Inness, was born in Newburgh. She “attempts to paint with the spirituality with which he so beautifully expressed himself,” she continues.

View from Boscobel, oil by Judith Beringer HraniotisFrom the time of her early childhood, she pursued her passion of art. She took art classes in high school and then continued studies at The School of Visual Arts and The National Academy Museum and School, both in NYC. She continued her art studies with classes in watercolor at the New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY. She also studied graphics at SUNY Orange. Later in life, she studied oil painting in Orange County with noted wildlife artist, the late John Hamburger. Her signature medium, pen & ink, is self-taught. Her works have been recognized with numerous awards and many are included in corporate and private collections.

Judith Beringer Hraniotis is an elected artist member of the Salmagundi Club, Kent Art Association, and Hudson Valley Art Association; an artist member of the American Artists Professional League, and Garrison Art Center; a former member of the Woodstock Art Association, Art Society of Old Greenwich, and Dutchess County Arts Council; and a past elected member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.
Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets, Newburgh where free, secure parking is available in the 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: Judith Beringer Hraniotis, artist; Downing Villa, pen and ink by Judith Beringer Hraniotis; View from Boscobel, oil by Judith Beringer Hraniotis

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Art you kidding me? ~ 13th Annual Student and Faculty Art showStill Life, white pastel on black by Chelsea Wayman

Monday, April 3 to Monday, May 1, 2017
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

Art you kidding me?

…is the title of the 13th Annual Student and Faculty Art Show 

Angele, pastel by Catherine SalazarThe exhibit of 300 works will be on view from Monday, April 3 through Monday, May 1, 2017.  Once again the students and faculty of the Arts and Communication Department have gathered an ensemble of traditional drawing, painting, color, two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, photography, and new media to visually engage the visitor as well as demonstrate the multi-faceted course offerings.  The student and faculty artists express their talents by sharing their artworks with the college community and the An Act of Faith #5 (cover), pen & ink with digital color by Al Nickerson community at large.

Join us all to celebrate at the opening reception amidst the artworks in Orange Hall Gallery on Tuesday, April 4 from 2 to 4 pm.  Please be our guest for wonderful art, live music, and light refreshments. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday 9am to 6pm, and during performances by the Apprentice Players, the theatre students.

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: Still Life, white pastel on black by Chelsea Wayman; Angele, pastel by Catherine Salazar; An Act of Faith #5 (cover), pen & ink with digital color by Al Nickerson, SUNY Orange Adjunct Instructor

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SURFACE ~ Silver, Plexiglas, Other Materials ~ handmade jewelry & objects by Josiah Dearborn

Friday, April 28, 2017 to Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Josiah Dearborn, artistJo Dearborn likes to work with his hands. He creates art in metals and Plexiglas that he forms, pierces, casts, rivets, dyes, laser-cuts, sandblasts into jewelry and other objects. He also sculpts in wood.

To fully appreciate his art, come to the Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery in Kaplan Hall where the works are on display in the glass, vitrine cases April 28 through August 1, 2017.  Of a variety of sizes and shapes, representational and abstract, they all come under the title   

SURFACE

Silver, Plexiglas, Other Materials

handmade jewelry & objects

by Josiah Dearborn.

His art background includes being educated at Johns Hopkins University, Silvermine College of Art, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute. Through study and life experiences, he has been influenced by Medieval, Irish, Viking, and Scythian cultures as well as Art Nouveau.

Earrings, acrylic-balls with spiral silver inlay by Josiah Dearborn; Hollow-heart Pendant, repoussé with sawn design by Josiah DearbornHe has been an industrial designer and modelmaker, and a fabricator of interactive science exhibits. Over the years, he has admired the shapes of medieval armor, heraldic shields and symbols, architectural detail, and any carved creatures. He watched his father build things and learned to enjoy process and detail. His studies, observing, and hands-on work all have formulated his concepts of art.

Flame, yellow flame: plexiglas (acrylic), formed/carved/dyed, wood & miscellaneous found plastic by Josiah DearbornHis exhibit continues the Artists of Excellence series which spotlights highly talented regional artists and gives the college community and the community-at-large the opportunity of viewing exquisite pieces in various media by professional artists.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday - 8am to 9pm and Friday - 8am to 5pm through May. The college is closed during Memorial Day Weekend, and also on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in June and July.

A reception is scheduled for Thursday, June 22 from 5 to 7:30pm during which Joy Zelada will play classical guitar. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets (GPS: 73 First St) on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. Questions may be directed to (845)341-4891/9386 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Josiah Dearborn, artist; Earrings, acrylic-balls with spiral silver inlay by Josiah Dearborn; Hollow-heart Pendant, repoussé with sawn design by Josiah Dearborn; Flame, yellow flame: plexiglas (acrylic), formed/carved/dyed, wood & miscellaneous found plastic by Josiah Dearborn


Reflection

Sally Berger, artist, in her studioWednesday, May 3 to Thursday, June 15, 2017
Orange Hall Gallery Fringe (MDTN)

Reflection is the title of the 15-piece solo exhibit by Sally Berger. She chose that title as the paintings reflect her positive view “inspired by the beautiful area where she resides.” The show will be on view in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe May 3 through June 15, 2017 with a reception on Sunday, May 21 from 1 to 4pm. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Elm and Church, pastel by Sally BergerAt 91, soon to be 92, this nonagenarian is an active artist and continues to paint at her home or with her friends of the Garret Society, a longstanding art group originally formed to learn from and paint with the late Lisa Specht with whom Sally Berger studied for many years through the Arts Council of Orange County. Specht was a highly-regarded pastelist who taught also at the Arts Students League in NYC. Berger is also a member of the Middletown Art Group.

The southwestern Ulster County village of Ellenville has been home to Berger ever since she married the late Louis Berger. She grew up in nearby Spring Glen. She is the mother of five and the grandmother of ten.

Summertime, pastel by Sally BergerBerger loves to paint still lifes with flowers, fruit, and vegetables as well as landscapes and portraits. Her show is a mix of these works, mostly in pastels with an oil included. In addition to the private collections of which her works are a part, over the years, she has exhibited her paintings at Kent Art Association, Eisenhower Hall, the Lycian Center, and the Ellenville Public Library.

Come celebrate with her during the reception or enjoy her exhibit during regular gallery hours, Monday through Thursday 9am-8pm and Friday 9am-6pm through May. The college is closed on Memorial Day Weekend and on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays in June.

Orange Hall is located on the campus of SUNY Orange 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: Sally Berger, artist, in her studio; Elm and Church, pastel by Sally Berger; Summertime, pastel by Sally Berger

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The Incline Railway of Mount Beacon ~ past, present, and future

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7pm
Sandra and Alan Gerry Forum, Room 010, Rowley Center for Science & Engineering (MDTN)

The Incline Railway of Mount Beacon fascinated generations of Hudson Valley residents and visitors. An estimated 3.5 million rode the funicular up and down the side of the mountain from its opening in 1902 till 1978 when it ceased operations. Now through the concentrated efforts of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society the rails will be restored and a visitors’ center built with modern technology and green, sustainable concepts utilized.

Frank DiLorenzo, Senior Project Manager, Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration SocietyOn Thursday, May 4, 2017 Frank DiLorenzo and James Diana will come at 7pm to the Sandra and Alan Gerry Forum, Room 010 of the Rowley Center for Science and Engineering at SUNY Orange to present ­The Incline Railway of Mount Beacon ~ past, present, and future. This lecture presentation is free and open to the public and offers one PDH-CEU certificate to engineers and architects who attend.

James M. Diana, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, LAN AssociatesDiLorenzo and Diana will explain the engineering and architectural designs to be used in the reconstruction. In addition to covering the history of the railway, DiLorenzo will describe the engineering that a funicular requires. Then, Diana will lay out the specifics of the design conceptual and LEED construction. Several drawings and diagrams will illustrate the plans for the railway as well as the development of the design for the new green sustainable visitors building. The visuals about the railway have been developed in cooperation with the senior design projects at Steven’s Institute of Technology of Hoboken, and the green LEED building proposals have been made by LAN Associates--Engineering Planning Architecture Surveying of Goshen.

Cars passing at the turnout, Incline Railway of Mount Beacon, circa 1902, photo courtesy of the Beacon Historical SocietyFrank DiLorenzo, Senior Project Manager, Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society, has had extensive experience in railroading having worked over the years for Metro North Railroad, Conrail, Penn Central, and at Grand Central Terminal. He is an active sponsor and advisor with Stevens Institute of Technology, has a degree in mechanical engineering, and is a graduate of the Pace University Land Use Law Program. He presently is president of Cobalt Concepts, Inc., Beacon. James M. Diana AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, is an accredited design professional Associate of LAN Associates. He holds an A.A.S., from SUNY Orange, a B.Arch., from Drexel University, and was an Adjunct Instructor in the Architectural Technology program at SUNY Orange from 1998 to 2010.

The Rowley Center is located across the street from the parking garage at 10 East Conkling Avenue on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange, just a quick walk from several college parking lots. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images, top to bottom: Frank DiLorenzo, Senior Project Manager, Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society; James M. Diana, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, LAN Associates; Cars passing at the turnout, Incline Railway of Mount Beacon, circa 1902, photo courtesy of the Beacon Historical Society

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Middletown Art Group 2017 Members' Spring Exhibition

Friday, May 5 to Thursday, June 15, 2017
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

The Middletown Art Group [MAG] continues its celebration into its seventh decade of being an active, creative organization with the Middletown Art Group 2017 Members’ Spring Exhibition. Diversity in membership, technique, and concept are exemplified through the various media by the 80 pieces: oils, acrylics, pastels, encaustics, watercolors, tempera, mixed media, photography, collage, charcoal, driftwood, and stone.

Many Thanks 2, photograph of small watercolor paintings by Denise Shelby IsseksThe exhibit will be on view in Orange Hall Gallery May 5 through June 15, 2017. During this timeframe a memorial exhibit honoring three members who have passed away this year will be displayed in the Orange Hall Gallery Loft. Watercolors by Mickie MacMillan, Eugenia Mitchell, and Walter Bill will be featured. In addition, a solo show of the works of longtime MAG member, Sally Berger, will be exhibited in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe.

Devolution, driftwood by Barbara BonhamHighlighting the shows is the reception from 1 to 4pm on Sunday, May 21. In keeping with the lively afternoon, pianist Bev Poyerd will play selections of jazz, show, and classical music on the baby grand.  During the reception, mini-demonstrations will be given by members Dennis Fanton in oil, Lynwa Kreimann in watercolor, and Marion Teehan in pastel. They will explain as they create and also, will welcome questions. At the end of the reception, prizes will be awarded to exhibiting members.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday - 9am to 8pm and Friday - 9am to 6pm through May. The college is closed on Memorial Day Weekend and on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays in June.

Curious Cat, oil on canvas by Oluwafiropo Margaret IbitoyeThe organization was established in 1946 “for the purpose of exchanging ideas between artists, craftsmen, art teachers, and students and of providing an atmosphere in which to improve individual skills and respect for the efforts of others.”  MAG continues that tradition and throughout the year sponsors demonstrations and lectures which promote the study of the arts.

Even though the name “Middletown Art Group” seems to give the impression of exclusiveness to Middletown residents, that is not the case as members reside in other parts of Orange County as well as Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Sussex, and Pike Counties.

This year’s show judge is award-winning oil painter, Peter Fiore, who states, “I am interested in making the simple profound, always searching for that universal moment in the world around us.”

Show co-chairs are Ronnie Plucinski and Denise Shelby Isseks, along with Barbara Bonham coordinating and designing the catalog.

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

Images, top to bottom: Many Thanks 2, photograph of small watercolor paintings by Denise Shelby Isseks; Devolution, driftwood by Barbara Bonham; Curious Cat, oil on canvas by Oluwafiropo Margaret Ibitoye

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A Memorial Show Honoring Artists: Mickie MacMillan, Eugenia Mitchell, Walter Bill

Grooming Buddies, watercolor by Mickie MacMillanFriday, May 5 to Thursday, June 15, 2017
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

A Memorial Show Honoring Artists: Mickie MacMillan, Eugenia Mitchell, Walter Bill

Purple Flowers ~ Petunias, collage/watercolor by Eugenia Mitchell…is presently on view in Orange Hall Gallery Loft through June 15, 2017.

The most often medium used by all three artists was watercolor. However, interestingly, each family included paintings in other media when asked to lend some for this exhibit. Mickie MacMillan also painted in oil. Eugenia Mitchell worked in pastel. And Walter Bill started painting in polymer which is a type of acrylic.

The three artists, who are sorely missed, created beautiful, interesting, and innovative paintings that will be treasured by family as well as the fortunate patrons who purchased or were given pieces by the artists. As a tribute to them, the Orange Hall Gallery Loft is devoted to their artworks during this exhibit.

Wood-Ridge-Moonachie, NJ RR Station, polymer by Walter BillA Memorial Show is being exhibited now because the three artists were members of the Middletown Art Group whose annual members show is on display on the main floor of Orange Hall Gallery.

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

Images, top to bottom: Grooming Buddies, watercolor by Mickie MacMillan; Purple Flowers ~ Petunias, collage/watercolor by Eugenia Mitchell; Wood-Ridge-Moonachie, NJ RR Station, polymer by Walter Bill

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Choral Sunday

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3pm
OCTC Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

The joyful, soulful sounds of Gospel Music will fill the Orange County Trust Company Great Room 101 at Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Starting at 3pm, Choral Sunday will feature the various types of music that Gospel Music encompasses.

Ebenezer Baptist Church; AME Zion Church of NewburghThe four participating choirs are all from Newburgh, a Hudson River city filled with churches.

The Ebenezer Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir is a large group numbering 25 voices plus drummer and pianist.

Voices of Hope Choir is a lively, talented group of 5 to 12 year old elementary and middle school age children.  The choir is an outreach mission of St. George’s Episcopal Church.

Bishop Joseph P. Thompson Anthem Choir, AME Zion Church of Newburgh, is a small group of female and male adults.

Mount Carmel Choir of the Mount Carmel Church of Christ Disciples of Christ is a large group of 20 adult vocalists and instrumentalists.

St. George’s Episcopal Church; Mount Carmel Church of Christ Disciples of ChristThe four choirs, each with its own timbre, will perform their versions of favorite hymns and sacred songs while uplifting the audience and fellow choir members.  Hallelujah! This is a not-to-be-missed performance!

This venue on the east end of Kaplan Hall has two-story walls, two of which are entirely windows overlooking the Hudson River. Following the program, a casual reception with refreshments for participants and attendees will be held.

General admission with general seating is $5 at the door and all students and children are free. Box office opens at 2pm.

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

Images, left to right, top to bottom: Ebenezer Baptist Church; AME Zion Church of Newburgh; St. George’s Episcopal Church; Mount Carmel Church of Christ Disciples of Christ

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Up on the Roof: Telescope Viewings of the Constellations and Jupiter

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 8pm
Rain date:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 8pm
Green Patio Roof, door 320 (top floor), Rowley Center for Science & Engineering (MDTN)

Star gazing and planet viewing is a fascination of humans around the world. In Middletown, NY, SUNY Orange’s newest building, the Rowley Center for Science and Engineering, was designed as a sustainable, green building. One section of the building has a flat roof where native plants grow and unobstructed views of the skies await you.

Jupiter at thumb and Venus at pinky with Tom Blon to the leftCome to “Up on the Roof” -- Telescope Viewing of Constellations and Jupiter on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 starting at 8pm.  If it rains on May 16, come on May 23.  Very large telescopes will be set up by Tom Blon and Kevin McGee, SUNY Orange adjunct professors of astronomy and physics, respectively. Blon and McGee will explain how to use the telescopes and what and where participants will view.  In addition, Professor Blon will give a brief history on the science and philosophy of astronomy. Describing his feelings about looking up into the “vast world of so many unknowns,” Blon states, “I enjoy sharing the night sky. I feel a bond with all humans who have watched the heavens.”

Professor Kevin McGee and participant with Morrison Hall in backgroundThe green patio roof, as it is called, is situated on the inner campus side of the building and accessed via door 320 on the top floor. The building is completely ADA compliant.

Tom Blon holds a BS from Penn State and an MA from City University of New York. Kevin McGee received a BA from Marist College and an MS from Manhattan College.

enthusiastic viewers on roof with Morrison Hall in background This outdoor evening event is free and open to the public. Unless it is a blistering hot day, bring along a lightweight jacket because it gets a bit nippy out in the night air and wind. 

The Rowley Center is located across the street from the parking garage at 10 East Conkling Avenue on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange, just a quick walk from several college parking lots. The building may be entered from the inner campus walkway also.

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

Images (photos by Tom Bushey), left to right, top to bottom: Jupiter at thumb and Venus at pinky with Tom Blon to the left; Professor Kevin McGee and participant with Morrison Hall in background; enthusiastic viewers on roof with Morrison Hall in background

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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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