Grant Arnold lithographs featured at Oswego State Downtown

Storm Brewing print by Grant Arnold.SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery and Auxiliary Services present “Seasonal Nature: A Selection of Images from the Grant Arnold Collection of Fine Art Prints” through July 3 at Oswego State Downtown, West First and Bridge streets in Oswego.

A portion of the prints were done by Arnold himself and depict local scenes. Arnold was a renowned master printer who created for the Art Students League in New York and the Woodstock Artists Association during the 1930s. Arnold spent his later years in Oswego and donated a collection of over 550 prints to SUNY Oswego.

Two gallery talks will take place during the exhibition. Mindy Ostrow, former assistant director of Tyler Art Gallery, will discuss “The Legacy of an Artist: Grant Arnold and the Lithographic Medium” at noon Thursday, June 11. Justin White, president of the Oswego Heritage Foundation and Town of Oswego historian, will present “Historic Landmarks of Oswego County” at noon Thursday, June 25.

Refreshments will be provided at both talks, which will be free and open to the public at Oswego State Downtown.

Reproductions of the images in the exhibition may be ordered at Oswego State Downtown. In addition to the gallery space, Oswego State Downtown also offers SUNY Oswego apparel, memorabilia and event information. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call 216-4985.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Master’s print—“Brewing Storm,” a lithograph by renowned printmaker Grant Arnold, will be among the work on display at Oswego State Downtown, corner of West First and Bridge streets in Oswego, Wednesdays to Saturdays from May 22 to July 3. The prints make up the exhibition “Seasonal Nature: A Selection of Images from the Grant Arnold Collection of Fine Art Prints.” For more information, call Oswego State Downtown at 216-4985.

(Posted: May 20, 2009)

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