SUNY Oswego employees to exhibit 'On My Own Time' artwork

Non-professional artists from across the SUNY Oswego campus will display their paintings, sculptures, photos and more in “On My Own Time,” a free public exhibition opening Thursday, May 3, at Penfield Library.

Faculty and staff artists will appear from 5 to 7 p.m. May 3 for a free opening reception at the library’s Lake Effect Cafe. The exhibition, just outside the cafe, will run through May 31.

Eric Olson with one of his art pieces“On My Own Time,” created in 1974 by the Cultural Resources Council and the Arts Council of Syracuse and Onondaga County in cooperation with the Everson Museum of Art, aims to identify, encourage and display the artistic talents of employees. It is designed to foster a closer relationship among businesses, the arts and the community.

A panel whose volunteers are professionally involved in the arts will judge the exhibition. Several pieces will be chosen for an Everson Museum exhibition in October and November.

Several other area businesses, all of which serve as co-sponsors with SUNY Oswego, are participating in “On My Own Time,” including Oswego County BOCES, Upstate Medical University, Lockheed Martin, O’Brien & Gere and Northland Communications.

Penfield Library’s hours will change after final examinations week, May 7 to 11. Visit for up-to-date schedule information. Evening and weekend parking in campus lots is free for those attending this event; visitors should observe all parking signs on weekdays.

PHOTO CAPTION: His own time—Eric Olson, a SUNY Oswego science education faculty member, displays two of his Massachusetts marble sculptures, “Mitochondrial Eve,” foreground, and “Looking at the One You Love.” He has submitted the former, along with a Vermont marble piece titled “Four Elements Series: Air, Cloud 1,” for SUNY Oswego’s “On My Own Time” exhibition, May 3-31 at Penfield Library.

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(Posted: Apr 27, 2012)

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