November 2018 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
8/1 - 12/14 Exhibit

The World War I Home Front – How Newburgh Supported the Colors

NBG Glass Vitrine Cases, Kaplan Hall
10/11 - 11/19 Exhibit Summer Travels: Landscapes - Landscapes by Chrissy Pahucki MID Orange Hall Gallery Loft
10/14 - 11/19 Exhibit Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival MID Orange Hall Gallery and Fringe
10/15 - 11/21 Exhibit Everyday Latin America, photography & photo jewelry by Star Nigro NBG Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall

11/5;
1-2:15pm

Master Class

The Voiceovers: The Sound, Secure and Successful Career

Voiceovers: Your Voice Is Your Instrument

MID William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall
11/5;
2:30-3:45pm
Master Class

The Voiceovers: The Sound, Secure and Successful Career

Voiceovers: Getting Heard and Attaining Popularity

MID William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall

11/7;
7pm

Lecture

Baby Planets, Rainbows, and Telescopes: Observing Planets in Formation ~ a lecture by Colette Salyk, PhD

NBG OBTC Great Room 101, Kaplan Hall
11/8;
2:45pm
Master Class

Eco Art Mural ~ a master class with Star Nigro

NBG OBTC Great Room 101, Kaplan Hall
11/9;
7pm
Film

AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock

NBG OBTC Great Room 101, Kaplan Hall
11/13;
7pm
Lecture

To Be Rescheduled for Next Semester Urban Gardening and Justice Food ~ a lecture by Lorrie Clevenger

NBG OBTC Great Room 101, Kaplan Hall
11/19;
7pm
Lecture

From George Washington to Donald Trump: Historical and Contemporary Challenges to the Constitution by U.S. Presidents ~ a lecture by Brigid Callahan Harrison, PhD

MID Gilman Center, Library Room 130
11/26;
11am
Master Class

Guitar Summit: James Emery ~ John Stowell ~ Vic Juris ~ a master class

MID Orange Hall Room 23

The World War I Home Front – How Newburgh Supported the Colors

YMCA Recruitment posterA hundred years has passed since the World War I. So many wars and conflicts have been fought and continue to be during that timeframe that much of the war efforts both the fighting by soldiers and the massive support by citizens on stateside have been tucked away in scrapbooks and closets. But efforts are being made to open the books and storage areas Red Cross volunteers display collect tossed coins; YMCA and YWCA membership soared to work on war supportespecially with the centennial of the battles to break the Hindenburg Line (September 29) and Armistice (November 11) quickly approaching.

Photographs depicting these extraordinary moments have been collected by the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands and are being shared this summer through the end of the year in the tall glass vitrine display cases at Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange in an exhibit entitled The World War I Home Front – How Newburgh Supported the Colors.

National Guard Companies Company E and L from Newburgh and I from Middletown numbering 2600 all folded into the 107th Infantry Regiment of New York’s 27th Division. Over 200 never returned.  

According to Newburgh City Historian, Mary McTamaney, “In addition to raising millions in war bond campaigns, Newburghers manned canteens that served the hundreds of troop trains passing through on the West Shore Railroad.  They knitted thousands of socks and sweaters and scarves and sent care packages to soldiers on the front. Churches and clubs hosted dinners for soldiers who, on their way to Europe, stayed Shipyard workers built freighters and also collected war bond moneyovernight at the YMCA and YWCA. The city’s small Red Cross chapter grew to over 12,000 active members within a few months in 1917. Every local soldier who departed for basic training was accompanied by family, neighbors, and often hundreds of other citizens who walked with them to the train to wish them godspeed.”

Visitors may view the exhibit August 1-25 Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm; then, August 27 through December 14 Monday through Thursday 8am to 9pm and on Fridays 8am to 6pm. The exhibit will be closed over Labor Day and Thanksgiving, but open on Saturdays, September 29 from 5:30 to 9pm and October 27 from 3:30 to 9pm.

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 the parking garage entered at 73 First St.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-9386.

Photos top to bottom: YMCA and YWCA membership soared to work on war support; Red Cross volunteers display collect tossed coins; Shipyard workers built freighters and also collected war bond money; Thousands of workers there constructed supply ships like this one to take materials, especially critical food and medical relief, to Europe. This is the S.S. New Windsor nearing completion.

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SUMMER TRAVELS: LANDSCAPES BY CHRISSY PAHUCKI

Chrissy Pahucki

Multi-tasking is Chrissy Pahucki’s specialty. She is a wife and a mother and she shares a very active life with her family. She teaches art in the Goshen Central School District. She is the chair of the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival for which she takes care of all sorts of details. And, to relax and allow her creatively to flow, she finds time to paint plein air – outdoors.

Her paintings in acrylic are representational and relate well to viewers as oftentimes they are easy to recognize scenes or ones that reflect what people do in their day-to-day activities or vacations. “If I can capture the essence of the place so that it connects with other busy people, then I’ve gotten lucky in being able to share that place and its spirit through my painting,” she states.  Her solo show Summer Travels: Landscapes by Chrissy Pahucki, visually demonstrates her interest “in the relationship between land and water and how water affects the colors, shapes and dynamics of landscapes.”

The Perfect Spot by Chrissy PahuckiA Goshen native and a graduate of the SUNY system, she holds an AA in Liberal Arts from SUNY Orange, a BA in Art Education from Buffalo State College and Masters in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz. She has received numerous awards from the plein air shows in which she has participated in New York, Maine, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

The exhibit will run October 11 through November 19, 2018 in Orange Hall Gallery Loft. The reception for the show will be offered simultaneously with that of the Hudson Valley Plein Air show on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 3 to 5pm and is free and open to the public.Canandaigua Lake, NY - acrylic by Chrissy Pahucki

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am-8pm and Friday 9am-6pm. 

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

 

Photos top to bottom: Chrissy Pahucki, The Perfect Spot; Canandaigua Lake, NY - acrylic.

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HUDSON VALLEY PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL

 

The exhibit of works by thirty juried artists accepted by the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival [HVPAF] will be on display in Orange Hall Gallery from October 14 through November 19, 2018. Each artist is given the opportunity of entering four pieces. All of the artworks will be new as they will have been painted outdoors between 4pm on Wednesday, October 10 and the afternoon of Saturday, October 13 within a specified but extensive area of the Hudson Valley.Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival

The HVPAF is being chaired once again by artist Chrissy Pahucki and is presented under the auspices of the Wallkill River School.

The Opening Reception is planned for October 14 from 3 to 5pm during which pianist Manny Carrasquillo and flutist Chris Leon will play jazz standards and modern jazz. Participating artists will be present at the reception to meet and greet and answer questions about their works.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday 9am to 6pm. On October 19, the gallery will be open 9am to 9pm

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

These are the 2018 participating artists: Deliece Blanchard; Janet Campbell; John J. Capowski; Sharon Crute; Janet Howard Fatta; Mira Fink; David Finnell; Stephen Gary Frisk; Jennifer Gibson; Elissa Gore; Janet Gunderson ; Keith Gunderson; Debra Howard; Jean-Pierre Jacquet; Shawn Dell Joyce; Laurie Kilgore; Jim Laurino; Bonnie McGown; John McNally; Edward Bear Miller; Mark Monsarrat; Chrissy Pahucki; Jang Park; Christine Rapa; Mitchell Saler; Mary Sealfon; Vaune Sherin; John Slivjak; Alix Travis, Student artists: Pauline Archer; Ben Pahucki; Cora Pahucki.

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EVERYDAY LATIN AMERICA  ~ PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTO JEWELRY BY STAR NIGRO

 

Star Nigro, photographerStar Nigro is an award winning professional photographer, interdisciplinary artist, and eco workshop facilitator.

She appreciates the diversity of her background and expresses that in her art. Her series of photographs and photo jewelry celebrating the vitality of the peoples of and everyday life from Brazil, Ecuador, and Mexico will be on display in the Mindy Ross Gallery from October 15 through November 21, 2018 under the title  Everyday Latin America  ~ photography & photo jewelry by Star Nigro.

A reception is scheduled forLast Saturday, October 27, from 3:30pm to 5:45pm.Classical guitarist Joy Zelada will play selections from Latin American composers during the reception.Maria Looking Up Mitla, Mexico, black and white fiber-print by Star Nigro

Through her camera’s lens Nigro is inspired by the art of photographing the moment and the organic poetic beauty of life. She transforms her photographs by hand into 3-D objects and functional, wearable art. Her belief is that photographs shouldn’t just hang on the wall but should integrate into everyday living; hence, her photo jewelry collection “Live the Art” speaks her philosophy and approach as an artist.

Star Nigro holds a BFA in photography from the College of Art & Design, Lesley University in Boston, Massachusetts. She has exhibited her artworks in Boston, Albany, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Woodstock, and in galleries in smaller cities as well.

Mermaid Star hair fascinator accessory by Star NigroHer versatile artistic background in the fine arts has greatly influenced her innovative approach to teaching. Presently she is the art program director of My Kingston Kids as well as being a teaching artist for the Bronx Council on the Arts workshop series. She will share her enthusiasm for the arts and her skills in creating 2D and 3D art in a master class-workshop on Thursday, November 8, 2018 entitled Eco Art Mural. The class will meet at 2:45pm in the OBCT Great Room 101 in Kaplan Hall.

Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday, 8am to 9pm; Friday 8am to 6pm.

The Mindy Ross Gallery is 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 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: Star Nigro holding With Eyes to See; Maria Looking Up Mitla, Mexico, black and white fiber-print; Mermaid Star hair fascinator accessory - 22K gold leafing, star fish, painted feathers, swarovski crystals,
photographs, clip backing.

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Voiceovers: The Sound, Secure, and Successful Career

Frank Sardella, CEO of Broadcast Wellness Productions and NetworkVoiceovers in broadcasting permeate the very society in which we live. Whether they come to us via radio, television production, filmmaking, theatre, or other productions, upon hearing them, one identifies with characters and products, concepts and meanings. How popular are they?

Come to the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall at SUNY Orange for two back-to-back mini theatre master classes on Monday, November 5, 2018 for an information-packed afternoon with Podcast Producer and Voiceover Artist, Frank Sardella. Attend one session, or come to both!

During the program, Voiceovers: The Sound, Secure, and Successful Career, Sardella will explain the ins and outs of breaking into the business from amateur to professional. Whether non-fiction or character-role-playing, voiceovers have certain fundamentals. From the perspective of having made a living out of his voice on various communication channels, he will share his expertise about picking a direction and following it all the way to a career or even a side-hustle.

The schedule is as follows:

First Session (1:00-2:15) Voiceovers: Your Voice Is Your Instrument covers:

  • How many uses are there for voiceovers?
  • 3 key benefits podcasting can provide for a successful audio career
  • What are the various voiceover markets?
  • Where do you start to get into the business?
  • 3 quick, self-start techniques for an audio career
  • How to break the rules of the voiceover biz and crush it!
  • What skills do you need for voiceovers?

Second Session (2:30-3:45) Voiceovers: Getting Heard and Attaining Popularity covers:

  • 2 learning tools no one should be without
  • What role does goal setting play in formulating a voiceover career?
  • How do you get heard by those who would potentially pay?
  • 3 skills you must have to make it
  • How to get feedback on your potential
  • A self-assessment tool that is the make-break of your success
  • 1 rule to live by and 3 you can break
  • Numerous examples of audio-career successes

Frank Sardella is CEO of Broadcast Wellness Productions and Network. As an experienced stage performer, musician, author, instructor, and coach, who has worked in the business sector, Sardella uses aesthetics and communication skills to innovate promotional platforms to broadcast positive messages, advocacy and influence into communities and the world via marketing, PR performing, and podcasting.  Currently, he produces dozens of podcast shows, ghost-writes books, and blogs as well as performs on stage and in the studio. He maintains his goal to inspire the world to help people make their purposes and dreams a reality, by adding an experiential component to classroom and practical study and use of aesthetics in the art of broadcasting.

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

Photo: Frank Sardella

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Baby Planets, Rainbows, and Telescopes: Observing Planets in Formation ~ a lecture by Colette Salyk, PhD

Colette Salyk, PhD“Once upon a time the solar system formed with all its beautiful, unique planets…” That may be true with a bit of tweaking and much deeper research.

Come to the OBTC Great Room 101 in Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange in Newburgh to learn about the formation of planets and how that process is continuous. Dr. Colette  Salyk teaches at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, but she has done many years of research on planetary science. She will present a program entitled Baby Planets, Rainbows and Telescopes: Observing Planets in Formation at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

During the presentation, she will discuss why observing the formation of planets is so difficult. However, the techniques she uses help to get around these difficulties.Protoplanets by NASA

Colette Salyk holds a BS in Planetary Science, with a minor in Physics from  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MS and a PhD in Planetary Science from California Institute of Technology. She was a Harlan J. Smith Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Texas and a Leo Goldberg Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory where she studied the chemistry, structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks, with a focus on understanding the origins of planetary diversity.

Colette Salyk at a telescopeShe enjoys talking about planets, their formation, and making astronomy more understandable and more easily graspable to non-scientists.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

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. For information, please call 845-341-4891 or email cultural@sunyorange.edu

 

Photos, top to bottom: Colette Salyk, PhD; Protoplanets by NASA; Colette Salyk at a telescope.

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Eco Art Mural ~ a master class with Star Nigro

 

Heart Composite Group by Star NigroAs a working artist, Star Nigro is constantly thinking about the next piece. She visualizes beyond the face value of ordinary objects and lets her artwork evolve. She also follows this organic conceptualization when leading art workshops. On Thursday, November 8, 2018, she will present an Eco Art Mural class that has structure, but is meant to have attendees think on the spot.Star Nigro

Come between 2:45 and 4:30pm to the OBTC Great Room 101 in Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange. Nigro will have 10"x"10 wood panels for each participant, plus paints, brushes, and lots of found objects and pieces of all sorts of things. Since this will become a composite mural, participants will have to choose a theme, impromptu, figuring in what is available to use. The group working together will create a unified piece and the overall size of the composite will be determined by the number of participants. This event is free and open to the public. There is no registration; just come.

Star Nigro is an interdisciplinary artist who has an MFA from the College of Art & Design, Lesley University in Boston. Her versatile artistic background in the fine arts has greatly influenced her innovative approach to teaching. Presently she is the art program director of My Kingston Kids as well as being a teaching artist for the Bronx Council on the Arts workshop series. Her photography and photo jewelry exhibit, Everyday Latin America, is on view in the Mindy Ross Gallery now through November 21, 2018.

Composite Group by Star NigroKaplan Hall which is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. Free, secure parking is available in 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: Heart Composite Group; Star Nigrp; Composite Group.

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AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock, a documentary film

 

James Spione, filmmaker and directorAWAKE,ADreamFromStandingRock, a documentary filmabout the Water Protectors’ 2016 protest of the oil pipeline through their Native American homelands will be screened on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7pm in the OBTC Great Room 101 at Kaplan Hall, Newburgh. This program is free and open to the public.

The evening will begin with a Native American blessing by Sachem Robert Hawkstorm of the Schaghticoke Tribe, followed by a brief introduction of the film by director, James Spione.  After the film screening, a panel discussion will feature Spione, Hawkstorm, and activist Rachel Marco-Havens, with moderator William Makofske, PhD,Professor Emeritus, Ramapo College of NJ.

A unique collaborative documentary created in three chapters, each helmed by a different filmmaker, the feature length film is directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker and activist Josh Fox (Gasland, How To Let Go Of The World And Learn To Love Everything Climate Can’t Change), Academy Award nominated filmmaker James Spione (Silenced, Incident in New Baghdad) and indigenous filmmaker and Digital Smoke Signals founder Myron Dewey along with Executive Producer Doug Good Feather.

The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. The film captures the story of Native-led defiance vividly demonstrating the fight for clean water, the environment and the future of the planet.Sachem Robert Hawkstorm of the Schaghticoke Tribe 

AWAKE follows the dramatic rise of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. This became one of the biggest stories of 2016. Thousands of activists converged from around the country to stand in solidarity with the water protectors (activists) protesting the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which is intended to carry fracked oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields through sovereign land and under the Missouri River, the water source for the Standing Rock reservation and 17 million people downstream.

Rachel Marco-Haven, activistEach of the three sections of the film tells the story of the Standing Rock protests in the unique perspective and style of the filmmaker who created it. The immersive documentary features emotional first-person accounts as well as gripping verité footage of militarized local police and private security teams confronting water protectors and journalists with rubber bullets, mace, tear gas, water hoses, and weaponized dogs. But the film also takes viewers behind the front lines to reveal the intimate day-to-day life of the camp community, as indigenous and non-indigenous protectors gather for peaceful prayer and song, and engage in daily tasks like clearing snow, raising tipis, distributing clothing donations, or building sleeping barracks for the many veterans who arrived to join the water protectors.

This Cultural Affairs program is open to the public and admission is free.   For more information, send an email to cultural@sunyorange.edu or 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.

Photos, top to bottom: James Spione, filmmaker and director; Sachem Robert Hawkstorm of the Schaghticoke Tribe; Rachel Marco-Haven, activist.

 

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From George Washington to Donald Trump: Historical and Contemporary Challenges to the Constitution by U.S. Presidents

Brigid Callahan Harrison, PhDThe second in the annual mini-series “Celebrating the United States Constitution” is scheduled at 7pm on Monday, November 19, 2018 in the Gilman Center for International Education, Room 130 of the Library at SUNY Orange’s Middletown campus. The speaker is well-known commentator, columnist, editorial writer, and political analyst Brigid Callahan Harrison, Professor of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University. Her very timely topic for the evening lecture is From George Washington to Donald Trump: Historical and Contemporary Challenges to the Constitution by U.S. Presidents.Donald Trump

While the title takes the guesswork out of the topic, obviously many men have held the powerful position of president. During the presentation Dr. Harrison “will describe how various presidents, including Jefferson, Lincoln, F.D. R., L.B. J., Trump, and others have tested the bonds of the Constitution, and the nature of the recourse left for the other branches of government and the public.” She will detail how these presidents have acted in “ ‘extra-Constitutional’ ways, with varying repercussions.”

Brigid Callahan Harrison is an experienced, engaging speaker who is an expert on the politics of the Millennial Generation. She received her B.A. from Stockton University, her M.A. from Rutgers, and her Ph.D. from Temple University, where she was a national Mensa graduate fellow.

She is the author of American Democracy Now, now in its fifth George Washingtonedition and one of the leading introductory political science textbooks in the United States. She also authored A More Perfect Union, Power and Society, now in its 13th edition, and Women in American Politics, as well as various journal articles. Harrison provides regular political analysis to ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX News, and their local affiliates, to CBS News radio, and to various NPR radio programs. She is a columnist for The New York Observer, PolitickerNJ, The Star Ledger, and The Bergen Record, and her editorials have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Press of Atlantic City.

This lecture is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. The Gilman Center is located in the Library at the corner of South Street and East Conkling Avenue -- GPS

14 East Conkling Avenue. Free parking is available in various college lots and on street. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Photos from top to bottom: Brigid Callahan Harrison, PhD; Donald Trump; George Washington.

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

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