Alumni Exhibit Success in All-Oswego Show

Alumni Exhibit Success

In the fall, art department alumni spanning four decades shared their work and their stories in a special
exhibit at Tyler Hall.

Some 35 alumni artists were included in the first such show in nearly 20 years.

Commercial artists, teachers and children’s book illustrators were all represented. The exhibit included many New York pieces as well as imports from several states.

“It is by and large positive recognition of their time spent here,” said Michael Flanagan, assistant director of the Tyler Art Gallery. It’s also inspiration for current students, who got a flavor for the variety of careers artists can pursue.

The recognition came with much appreciation from artists like Mario Romano ’05, who wrote, “I look back at my undergraduate degree and I am thankful for the freedom I had to express what was necessary for me at that time.”

Photo: Tari Kahn performance

Photo: Tari Kahn performance

Audience member Delia Reed ’12 “sings” the sounds of Tari Khan’s table during “The Role of Music in Education and Social Change,” a class session featuring the Pakistani artist Oct. 10 in the Campus Center auditorium. Performances initiated SUNY Oswego’s fall-to-spring program “Caravanserai: A Place Where Cultures Meet.” Caravanserai is a cultural engagement program launched by Arts Midwest, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Artswego is one of five arts presenters across the United States selected for the first year of the initiative.