Oswego State Downtown slates grand opening exhibition

Ready logoOswego State Downtown will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, and an opening reception for the gallery’s first art exhibition—“Ready!”—from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free of charge. Refreshments will be served.

Students from Julieve Jubin’s studio practicum course will showcase their work in the new space. They chose “Ready!” as a theme to reflect their preparedness for post-graduation life as well as their readiness for more connections between the college and downtown community, Jubin said.

SUNY Oswego has leased the main floor of former bank building at the corner of West First and Bridge streets as a gallery and retail outlet selling college merchandise. The college’s Auxiliary Services began operating the site earlier this month.

“The work in this premier show has been thoughtfully selected to suit this specific gallery site, with a conscious eye towards our efforts to bridge the community with the campus,” said Michael John Sturdevant, one of Jubin’s students.

“The student artists use many different media and concepts to reflect their artistic interests,” he added. “There is something for everyone to appreciate at the gallery opening, from rich paintings to soft textual drawings, photographs and other mixed media.”

“Ready!” will be on exhibit at Oswego State Downtown, 186 W. First St., through Nov. 30. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Oswego State Downtown will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

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(Posted: Oct 26, 2007)