October 2013 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
8/15 - 10/26 Exhibit On & Off the Wall - Sculpture: Art in 3 Dimensions MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
9/20 - 12/2 Exhibit Metal Logic NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery
10/2 Master Class Found Pieces - Reworked into Sculpture MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
10/4 Master Class Percussion and Acoustic Instruments in a Live Performance Setting MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
10/4 Concert The Organik Vibe Trio+ 1 MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
10/7 Master Class Playing Actions and Making Your Acting Work more Physically Connected and Alive MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
10/8 Concert Fiesta Mundial NBG Kaplan Hall, Great Room
10/11 Master Class String Instruments in Jazz MDTN Orange Hall, Room 23
10/11 Concert String Expressions NBG Kaplan Hall, Great Room
10/15 Lecture The Geology of the Hudson River and the Art It Inspired MDTN Middletown Library, Gilman Center
10/18 Concert Kofi and Sankofa Drum and Dance Ensemble NBG Kaplan Hall, Great Room
10/21 Master Class Art Metal Forging MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
10/22 Lecture Harvey Swados, Chinua Achebe and the Nigerian-Biafran War NBG Kaplan Hall, Great Room
10/23 Film Moneyball MDTN Middletown Library, Gilman Center
10/29 Reading It Was No Accident: One Family's Life Interrupted by Suicide MDTN Middletown Library, Gilman Center
10/30 Master Class An Evening of Electronic Music NBG Kaplan Hall, Great Room

On & Off the Wall

Sculpture: Art in 3 Dimensions

August 15 to October 26
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

Reception: September 8, 1 to 3:30 p.m. (pianist Bev Poyerd)

Beware of an alligator lurking in the lily pads, a dragon in flight in the branches, a hippopotamus emerging from a pool of marble, a steam engine spuming huge curls of wired smoke, a matriarch of parts, a clan reunion in bark, a steel I-beam, and many more works of art.

Cultural Affairs is hosting a major sculpture show in Orange Hall Gallery August 15 through October 26, 2013. Entitled On & Off the Wall ~ Sculpture: Art in 3 Dimensions, the exhibition is comprised of 56 sculptures by 29 sculptors in sizes 6 inches to 9 feet, and various media including wood, iron, steel, marble, ceramic, bronze, copper, textile, clay, stoneware, plaster, terracotta, and found objects.

La Femme - bronze on walnut base by Brenda Scott HarburgerSculptures are their maker's realistic or abstract interpretations in three dimensions. The variety stretches the viewers' scope and becomes an educational and enjoyable experience. Come and partake of this grand exhibit.

Participating sculptors include Roger Martin, Bill Graziano, Fay Wood, Barbara Bonham, Daniel Grant, Natalie Surving, Dan Mack, Daniel Lombardo, William Gerbracht, Polly Giragosian, Bill Cypher, Najim Chechen, Caroline Schulz, Hilda Sobel, Stuart Sachs, Lori Shorin, Philip Monteleoni, Terry Mollo, David Nolan, Carole Halle, Ed Burr, Fred Maltzan, Doug Demarsico, Joshua Davis, Catherine DeMaio, Linda Rahl Nadas, Meghan (Maney) Merschen, Brenda Scott Harburger, and Jacqui Doyle Schneider.

The reception for this exhibit is Sunday, September 8, 2013, from 1:00 to 3:30 pm during which pianist Bev Poyerd will play contemporary and classical music.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday to 9am to 6pm. On Friday, October 4, the gallery is open 9am to 10pm. Three master classes on bronze, found object sculpting, and art metal forging by artists Roger Martin, Fay Wood, and Bill Graziano, respectively, will take place on September 26, October 2, and October 21 in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe.

The exhibit, reception, and master classes are free and open to the public.

Images, top to bottom:12ft. Alligator-ceramic by Natalie Surving, La Femme-bronze on walnut base by Brenda Scott Harburger

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Metal Logic

Exhibition by bau artists

Friday, September 20, 2013 - Monday, December 2, 2013
Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Ceramic Flowers by Erica Leigh Caginalp, scupltureThe Beacon Artist Union (bau) multi-media exhibit entitled Metal Logic opens on Friday, September 20, 2013 with a reception from 5 to 7pm in the Mindy Ross Gallery and foyer at Kaplan Hall. "Thirteen artists took the idea of metal to springboard creatively. Then, each of the artists developed a work of art," according to curator and participating artist Carol Flaitz.

During the reception,  pianist Jonathan Ogulnick of Newburgh will provide music.

Fissure IV by Carol FlaitzIn addition to Flaitz, participating artists include Faith Adams, Erica Leigh Caginalp, Richard Cutrona, Carla Goldberg, Tom Holmes, Gary Jacketti, Kirsten Lyon, Brett Phares, Herman Roggeman, Naomi Teppich, Lisa Zukowski, and Grey Zeien.  Bau serves as a platform for members/artists to grow, present and market their work, and hosts events of related disciplines, such as performances, talks, films, and music.

Gallery hours through December  2, are 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public and presented by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845) 341-9386 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Ceramic Flowers by Erica Leigh Caginalp, scuplture; Fissure IV by Carol Flaitz, mixed media

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Found pieces - Reworked into Sculpture

Fay Wood, sculptorWednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7pm
Orange Hall Gallery Fringe (MDTN)

Sculptor Fay Wood shares her insight into creating with found artifacts in her master class on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Entitled Found pieces - Reworked into Sculpture, the event starts at 7pm in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe and is free and open to the public.

Pope Joan, sculpture by Fay WoodVisualizing beyond the obvious, Fay looks at objects not as discards or trash, but as items with which to pursue a new course. Then, using a meticulous, process-oriented approach to her sculpture, she gives a variety of materials that she has found —metal, wood, wire, paper, paint, jewelry—new life by transforming them into art.

Come and enjoy learning from this keen-sighted and experienced artist during the master class when she discusses her thinking behind the composing of a piece of sculpture.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, on the Middletown campus of Orange County Community College. Questions may be directed to (845) 341-4891; cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Sculptor Fay Wood; Pope Joan, sculpture by Fay Wood

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Percussion and Acoustic Instruments in a Live Performance Setting

Friday, October 4, 2013 from 11am to 1pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Musicians of The Organik Vibe Trio + 1, featuring multi-Grammy nominated Dave Samuels on vibraphone and marimba, Ron Oswanski playing Hammond B3 organ, Marko Marcinko on drum set and percussion, and Adam Neiwood with saxophones, speak about jazz, demonstrate their instruments, and explain how to properly mic the music they create during a master class in Orange Hall Theatre.  Questions and discussion are welcome.

The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place from 11am to 1pm on Friday, October 4, 2013.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, on the campus of Orange County Community College. For more information, contact  Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891; cultural@sunyorange.edu

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The Organik Vibe Trio + 1

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 8pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Dave Samuels, Ron Oswanski, Marko MarcinkoOrange Hall Theatre is the place to be on Friday, October 4, 2013 for the 8pm performance of The Organik Vibe Trio + 1.  Cutting edge jazz in a unique array of sonic characteristics are created with the combination of Dave Samuels’s vibraphone and marimba, Ron Oswanski’s Hammond B3 organ, and Marko Marcinko’s drum set and percussion to make rich layers of endless possibilities. Add Adam Neiwood’s saxophones, and the sky’s the limit.

Two-time Grammy Award Winner, Dave Samuels, has established himself as the top mallet player of his generation. The fresh new sounds he brings forth from his instruments raise the bar as well as the energy level while enrapturing the audience.

The Hammond B-3 organ, with its harmonic percussion feature, is played with fervor, wit, and intensity by the hot New York jazzman Ron Oswanski.

Marko Marcinko’s enthusiasm is expressed through his drums and percussion to set the tone of the performance.  His love for his art is apparent and keeps him in high gear.

Adam NiewoodA sideman with numerous bands, Adam Niewood plays five different types of saxophones plus clarinet and bass clarinet while captivating his audiences and emulating his late, great father, windman Gerry Niewood.

So, kickback and enjoy the music played by four great contemporary jazzmen. Tickets are available at the box office starting at 7pm the evening of the concert, plus online anytime. Admission: $15 adults; $10 senior citizens, faculty, staff, alumni; all students are admitted free.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, on the campus of Orange County Community College. For more information, contact  Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891; cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images, from top to bottom: Dave Samuels, Ron Oswanski, Marko Marcinko of the Organik Vibe Trio + 1; Adam Neiwood of the Organik Vibe Trio + 1

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Playing Actions and Making Your Acting Work more Physically Connected and Alive

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 2:30-5:15pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Dramaturge Joanne ZipayDramaturge Joanne Zipay returns to the stage of Orange Hall Theatre on Monday, October 7, 2013 to present an action-packed theatre workshop entitled Playing Actions and Making Your Acting Work more Physically Connected and Alive. Two sessions -- 2:30-3:45pm and 4:00-5:15pm are offered. Attend one or both. Registration is not required.

During the workshop, Ms. Zipay will demonstrate how to evoke a physical and emotional commitment in your acting work by choosing play actions that infuse your characters with a dynamic urgency and a more powerful sense of expression through action verbs and varied tactics.

This workshop will involve a great deal of movement; therefore, it is suggested that participants wear appropriate clothing. Then, be prepared to let go and to enjoy!

The program is offered by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845)341-4891; cultural@sunyorange.edu.

The event is free and open to the public and registration is not required. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY on the campus of Orange County Community College.

Ms. Zipay is founder and artistic director/producer of the Judith Shakespeare Company in NYC. She has a BA in Education/English and Theatre from SUNY Oneonta and an MFA in classical acting from the professional actor training program at the University of San Diego/Old Globe Theatre. She teaches at City College of NY (CUNY); Pace University, NYC; Stella Adler Conservatory/NYU; and, Collin College/Collin Theatre Center, Plano, TX.

Image: Dramaturge Joanne Zipay

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Fiesta Mundial

Grupo FamiliaTuesday, October 8, 2013 from 6:30- 8:30pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Fiesta Mundial is taking place on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The Great Room in Kaplan Hall on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange will be decked out with lots of bright colors especially those of the various delicious specialty foods which will be prepared by SUNY Orange students. This joyous celebration centers on wonderful, happy music, this year provided by Grupo Familia. Come, enjoy, and dance as well.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the English as a Second Language (ESL) program and Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845)341-9386, cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets. Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

Image: Grupo Familia

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String Instruments in Jazz

Guitarist James EmeryFriday, October 11, 2013 at 11am - 1pm
Orange Hall, Room 23 (MDTN)

James Emery and Rob Thomas will give a master class entitled String Instruments in Jazz on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 11am - 1pm in Orange Hall, Room 23.

Violinist Rob ThomasJames Emery eloquently plays his handcrafted guitar while Rob Thomas zones in with his 5-string violin and gives listeners chills and thrills. Both musicians will demonstrate acoustic improvisations and compositions and talk about how to be continually and consistently inventive in creating fine avant-garde jazz. They will also discuss how to make a living as professional musicians.

Emery is a Guggenheim fellow and Thomas is a professor at Berklee College of Music, Boston.

The event is free and open to the public and registration is not required. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY on the campus of Orange County Community College.

The program is offered by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845)341-4891; cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, from top to bottom: Guitarist James Emery; Violinist Rob Thomas

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String Expressions

Rob Thomas and James EmeryFriday, October 11, 2013 at 8pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Admission: $5 for public and SUNY Orange Faculty/Staff; Free with SUNY Orange Student ID

James Emery inspires audiences with his eloquent playing of his handcrafted guitar while Rob Thomas thrills and enthralls listeners with his 5-string violin during their concert of acoustic improvisations and compositions for their stringed instruments.

Come to the Great Room, in Kaplan Hall on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 8pm for their concert entitled String Expressions.

The duo has been playing together for a dozen years since Thomas joined the String Trio of New York, a superbly talented group Emery created with bassist John Lindberg in 1977. Though the music is adventurous, it is accessible because of its grounding in melody and swing.

James Emery has performed his works in over 25 countries worldwide. His celebrated recordings have been described as "innovative and imaginative" and "utterly distinctive" by the Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. A Guggenheim fellow, he has been described as "one of the world's finest guitarists" by allaboutjazz.com. Rob Thomas is regarded as one of the most impressive jazz violinists currently working. His breadth of ideas, stunning technique and total command of the jazz vocabulary inspire all who hear him. His work includes projects with Andy Summers, Lee Konitz, the Jazz Passengers, and the Mahavishnu Project. He is currently a Professor at Berklee College of Music, Boston. Occasionally, he is a sideman on bass.

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and is offered by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845)341-9386; cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh on the campus of SUNY Orange. Free, secure parking is available in the underground garage at Kaplan Hall via the First Street entrance.

Image: Rob Thomas and James Emery

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The Geology of the Hudson River Valley and the Art It Inspired

Gil BrennerTuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7pm
Gilman Center, Library Room 130 (MDTN)

When Gil Brenner attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City, he majored in Art. However, when he went to college, his interests shifted to geology and subsequently he received a BS, an MS, a PhD in Geology from City College of New York, New York University, and Penn State, respectively. After working in research exploration science for a while, he became a professor of Geology at SUNY New Paltz, and it all clicked. Art…Geology…the Hudson River School…

View from Olana former home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin ChurchOn Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7pm, Dr. Brenner will explain that connection in an illustrated talk entitled The Geology of the Hudson River Valley and the Art It Inspired. Come to the Gilman Center, which is Room 130 in the Library and located at the corner of South Street and East Conkling Avenue on the Middletown campus of Orange County Community College, to learn from this engaging and truly inspiring scientist-artist. His lecture will also give the basis of the geology-art link, that being, how in vogue geology was in the 19th century thanks to the establishment of the Geologic Survey of New York. Landscape artists studied and used this new found knowledge as they intertwined it with their love of the environs of the valley and the subsequent paintings they created.

This presentation is free and open to the public. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Gil Brenner, PhD; View from Olana, former home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church

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World music and culture seriesMaxwell Kofi Donkor
kofi and Sankofa Drum and Dance Ensemble

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Admission: $5 for public and SUNY Orange Faculty/Staff; Free with SUNY Orange Student ID

Come enjoy a night of African drumming and dancing at the World Music and Culture Series performance by Kofi and t he Sankofa Drum and Dance Ensembe at 7pm on Friday, October 18 in the Great Room of Kaplan Hall.

Sankofa means “going back to the roots” in the Twi language from Ghana, West Africa.

This group was originally formed in the summer of 1997 from community drum circles in Allentown and Stroudsburg, PA. The group teaches togetherness in diversity and empowerment of the individual self image as well as the community building and teamwork through African drumming and dance.

Sankofa Drum and Dance EnsembleSankofa has four drummers and three dancers led by Kofi (an Asante prince from Ghana) and Yacin (a Wollof princess from Senegal). They teach authentic drumming and dance techniques with their history and cultural origins. Sankofa’s performance is electrifying in terms of the spiritual release in our drum, dance and songs (chants). They have successfully completed over 800 residencies in schools as well as the community and from conferences to festivals, most notably,  the 2006 UN Water Conference in Mexico City, Mexico; Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Folk Festival in Allentown, Pa; Indian Summer Festival, Netcong, NJ; Jazz Festival, at the Delaware Water Gap, PA; International Festival and First Night at the Paramount Theatre in Middletown, NY; Sussex County Farm and International Shows, in Newton, NJ and eight World Trade Center Benefits in NJ, NY and PA for the Red Cross and other non-profit organizations.

Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

For more information, contact SUNY Orange – Newburgh Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-9386

Image (top to bottom): Maxwell "Kofi" Donkor; Sankofa performing, photo by Tom Bushey

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Bill Graziano, sculptorArt Metal Forging

Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7pm
Orange Hall Gallery Fringe (MDTN)

During the timeframe of the On & Off the Wall ~ Sculpture: Art in 3 Dimensions exhibit in Orange Hall Gallery, three master classes have been offered to explain some of the many media and techniques sculptors utilize to create their sculptures. The last of these classes is being given by Bill Graziano on the topic of Art Metal Forging on Monday, October 21 at 7pm in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe.

Punctuation, forged and painted iron, sculpture by Bill GrazianoArt Metal Forging is the evolution of blacksmithing from being an essential trade to an important decorative craft and art form. Mr. Graziano will give an overview of the history of blacksmithing including explaining the tools and materials that he will have on display. He will also demonstrate the traditional blacksmithing techniques that he employs to create sculpture.  In addition, Mr. Graziano intends on using as points of reference, his two pieces among the seven forged artworks by five artists that are exhibited in the show.

Bill Graziano has a BA and an MA in Art Education from Montclair State. He has studied Design at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and presently is studying at the Art Students League.

This event is free and open to the public. Questions should be directed to Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Grandview and Wawayanda Avenues, Middletown, NY on the campus of Orange County Community College.

Image (top to bottom): Sculptor Bill Graziano; Punctuation, forged and painted iron, sculpture by Bill Graziano

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Harvey Swados, Chinua Achebe and the Nigerian-Biafran War

A lecture by Instructor Gregory Geddes, SUNY Orange

Professor Greg GeddesTuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

In support of Global Initiative: Africa, a collaborative presentation of Cultural Affairs and Global Studies is being given by SUNY Orange instructor of history, Greg Geddes. Entitled Harvey Swados, Chinua Achebe, and the Nigerian-Biafran War, the lecture is scheduled at 7pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in the Great Room, Kaplan Hall 101 on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange located at the corner of Grand and First Streets.

Harvey SwadosDr. Geddes will examine and discuss the travels of Harvey Swados to Biafra in the 1960s and his concerns for the Ibo people and the fate of writers and intellectuals there during the Nigerian-Biafran War. It was during this time that Swados met and befriended Chinua Achebe who was a member of the Ibo nation of southeastern Nigeria and the author who became the towering man of letters whose internationally acclaimed fiction helped to revive African literature. Harvey Swados was an independent, mid-20th century American social critic and leftist author of novels, short stories, essays, and journalism.

Greg Geddes holds a BA in History and English Literature from the College of William & Mary. Subsequently, he studied American labor history under Mel Dubofsky at SUNY Binghamton, where Geddes earned a PhD in US History.  His dissertation, which won the Distinguished Dissertation Award for the Social Sciences, is an intellectual biography of Harvey Swados. At SUNY Orange, he has taught American History, the Age of Revolutions, and Medieval and Renaissance History. He has also developed courses. He has written on topics such as the socialist congressman Victor Berger, Robert F. Kennedy, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, the novelist Alice McDermott, and the NAACP. He has presented his work at the Organization of American Historians, the Social Science History Association, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, and the North American Labor History Conference. In the spring of 2012 he served as a panelist on the Civility and Democracy series at the FDR Library sponsored by the New York Council on the Humanities.

This event is free and open to the public.  Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

For more information, contact Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-9386 or cultural@sunyorange.edu

Image (top to bottom): Instructor Greg Geddes, SUNY Orange; Harvey Swados

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Moneyball

Moneyball, film starring Brad PittWednesday, October 23, 2013 at 3pm
Gilman Center, Library Room 130 (MDTN)

Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, is being presented by Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the Business Department. The film screening takes place on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 3pm in the Gilman Center, Library Room 130, at SUNY Orange. The Library is located at the corner of South Street and East Conkling Avenue, Middletown.

An introduction and post-screening discussion will be given by SUNY Orange Business Dept. Professors Elizabeth White, PhD, and Stephen I. Winter, recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012 and 2008, respectively.

Moneyball was released in 2011. It is based on the true story of Billy Beane who is the Oakland Athletics general manager. Since he focuses on the team's analytical approach to assembling a winning and contending baseball team on a small market budget, the film centers on sports as a business. The film depicts the intense competitiveness in the management side of professional sports.

Moneyball was directed by Bennett Miller with the screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. 

The story was by Stan Chervin and based on the book by Michael Lewis. The film received six Oscar nominations and many other awards.

This event is free & open to the public.

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

Image: Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt

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It Was No Accident: One Family's Life Interrupted By Suicide

Trish Nelson, author of It Was No Accident: One Family's Life Interrupted by SuicideTuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7pm
Gilman Center, Library Room 130 (MDTN)

“The first thing I saw was [our dogs], Diesel and Daisy,” said Trish. “They were downstairs in the family room looking up at me as I walked in the door. They were penned in behind a child gate.” “How weird,” she thought…as she was trying to sort out why Howard had gotten out of bed and walked down two flights of stairs to lock up the dogs…

This is a passage of Trish Nelson’s new book, It Was No Accident: One Family's Life Interrupted by Suicide. On Memorial Day 2007, Howard Nelson took his own life when his wife, son, and daughter went to the movies.

The impact of her husband's suicide on her and her children, and Book Cover for It Was No Accident: One Family's Life Interrupted by Suicidetheir subsequent feelings of loss, grief, healing, and hope are the topic of discussion at a program presented in the Gilman Center, Library room 130 at Orange County Community College. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29, 2013 starting at 7pm.

Trish Nelson, who is a nurse by profession, will read selections from the book. Her chosen readings will include those illustrating loss and grief as well as the healing and great hope that have come about during the last six years.

Discussion and questions will be led by Sean Gerow who is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the college.  A book-signing will follow the discussion and Q&A.

This evening program is free and open to the public. The Gilman Center in the Library is located at the corner of South Street and East Conkling Avenue, Middletown.

For additional information, please contact Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Trish Nelson, author; Book Cover for It Was No Accident: One Family's Life Interrupted by Suicide

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An Evening of Electronic MusicBob Lukomski

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 7pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Hudson Valley composer, Bob Lukomski, will explain the history of electronic music and its place in contemporary culture, and give specific information on emerging technology and current trends of performance practice. He will also demonstrate some new works for laptops, iOS devices, and electronic instruments.

Composer Bob Lukomski has written music for a variety of genres, including works for choir and organ, solo piano and chamber ensembles, as well as for tape and electronics. His work has been performed by the Jim Sande Ensemble and the choirs of St. Paul’s Episcopal Churches in Albany, NY and Winston-Salem, NC, as well as internationally by Ensemble Decadanse’s performance of Miniature Set in Lunel, France in 2000 and the score for "Mouthful," performed with Clyde Forth Visual Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2003. His most recent composition, Delicate Arch #4, premiered in New Paltz, NY on March 3, 2013. His projects for 2013 include a new work for a cappella choir and an ongoing series of cross-genre chamber and electronic works, the Delicate Arch series. Mr. Lukomski is currently a member of the choir of Grace Church in New York. He has also performed work by composer Shirley Warren with the Poné Ensemble for New Music, where he also serves as a board member. Mr. Lukomski received his B.S. in Recording Technology and Voice from the College of St. Rose, Albany, NY. He has pursued advanced study in moral philosophy and aesthetics at the University at Albany. Mr. Lukomski teaches Electronic and Computer Music at The State University of New York at New Paltz.

This event is free and open to the public and is produced by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845) 341-9386 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

Image: Bob Lukomski

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