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
5/4,
7 p.m.
Lecture The Incline Railway of Mount Beacon ~ past, present, and future MDTN Rowley Center for Science & Engineering, Gerry Forum
5/7,
3 p.m.
Concert Choral Sunday NBG Kaplan Hall, OCTC Great Room
5/3 - 6/15 Exhibit Reflection ~ Pastel and Oil Paintings by Sally Berger MDTN Orange Hall Gallery Fringe
5/5 - 6/15 Exhibit Middletown Art Group 2017 Members' Spring Exhibition MDTN Orange Hall Gallery

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, Patio Green 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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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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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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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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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.