Upcoming 2012 Master Classes
|September 25||Science and Art: Walking the Tightrope ~ NanoArt21||MDTN||Orange Hall, Orange Hall Gallery|
|October 1||Marble Sculpture ~ Contemporary Art in Stone||NBG||The Great Room, Kaplan Hall|
|October 2||40 Years in Radio, What I’ve Learned & Where it’s going…||MDTN||Orange Hall, Orange Hall Theatre|
Art Master Class by Carol Flaitz, BFA & Philip Flaitz, PhD, TEM Analyst, IBM
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 11am
Orange Hall, Orange Hall Gallery Loft (MDTN)
In conjunction with her art show, One Billionth of a Meter: Artistic Reflections on the World of Nanotechnology, Carol Flaitz and her husband, materials scientist and IBM senior engineer Phil Flaitz, PhD, will present a master class entitled Science and Art: Walking the Tightrope ~ NanoArt21.
The title refers to the balancing act in which many artists find themselves when “the two worlds of art and science converge.”
“Does the love of science and technology influence art for the better or does it drain it of its spontaneity?” asks Carol Flaitz. This master class “will explore artists through history whose work was profoundly shaped by science” in relation to “the burgeoning world of what can be seen under a microscope.” It is through the microscopic images taken by Dr. Flaitz that Mrs. Flaitz is inspired and subsequently creates art.
This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 11 am in Orange Hall Gallery.Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs (845) 341-4891 and firstname.lastname@example.org
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A sculpture master class by Fred X. Brownstein
Monday, October 1, 2012 from 1 to 3pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)
Have you ever wondered how a rough hunk of marble becomes a smooth sculpture? According to Sculptor Fred X. Brownstein whose work Precipice is one of the eight on exhibit on the Inner Campus Plaza at the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange, “People always want to know how one gets the stone so smooth.” On Monday, October 1, 2012, he will present a master class, which is free and open to the public, from 1 to 3pm in the Great Room in Kaplan Hall.
The event, entitled Marble Sculpture ~ Contemporary Art in Stone, is a demonstration of the tools and techniques used to create marble sculpture. In addition, Fred Brownstein wants attendees to “get a feel for working with marble.” Therefore, he is bringing a block of marble plus his tools which include a chisel and hammer as well as finishing tools, with which people will have the opportunity to try carving. During the presentation, Brownstein will explain the geology of marble.
“Marble sculpture is one of mankind's oldest forms of expression. I firmly believe that this old art form is still valid today.The opportunity to share my experience with the students, faculty, and the community will, hopefully, give everyone an enjoyable learning experience while they see sculpture differently because they will understand the working method,” states Brownstein.
Fred X. Brownstein holds a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute.He is a member of the National Sculpture Society and the Stone Carvers Guild. He has held a residency at the Károlyi Foundation in Vence, France and studied in Italy at Pasquini Studio in Querceta and Nerina Simi Studio in Florence.
Presently, he works at his studio in North Bennington, VT.
Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets. Easy, safe, free parking is available in the college garage via the First St entrance.
Photographs, from top to bottom: Fred X. Brownstein; Precipice, marble sculpture by Fred X. Brownstein; Fred X. Brownstein demonstrates marble carving.
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A Communication/Radio Master Class by Mike Bennett
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 1 to 3pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)
Mike Bennett, WHUD Radio’s broadcaster known as the, “Voice of the Hudson Valley” will present a communication/radio master class on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 1 to 3pm in Orange Hall Theatre. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown on the campus of SUNY Orange.
Entitled 40 Years in Radio, What I’ve Learned & Where it’s going… the master class will give an overview of how Bennett got into radio, how he has changed and what he has learned along the way, and what he anticipates the future of radio to be. The differences of purpose of AM & FM will be defined, as well as live radio and prerecorded, ‘unmanned’ radio programming.
Mike Bennett will also describe the various roles he has held in radio from sales to news and now disc jockey. In the 28 years as News Director of WHUD, Bennett was honored numerous times by the Associated Press for his reporting skills and coverage of breaking news. For three years he hosted the cable TV show, “Mike Bennett: On The Road” which won a Telly Award for “outstanding regional entertainment program.” The importance of voice—identifiability, enunciation, and grammar—will be discussed as well. He will also explain ''non-traditional revenue” which offers opportunities in sales and promotion of products beyond the broadcasting booth. In addition, Mike Bennett looks forward to an open Q & A.
During the weekend of May 11-12, 2012, Bennett was honored by being awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, as a person who demonstrates a "sincere humanitarian concern for the population-at-large, a dedication to individual communities, and possesses an unfaltering patriotism for our nation." As emcee at numerous celebrity charity events, Mike Bennett gives a great deal of his time to a wide variety of individuals and organizations.
This master class event is free and open to the public. Because of major construction on campus, parking spaces are scarce. Therefore, it is suggested that attendees put signs in their vehicles’ windshields stating, “in radio master class.” Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs (845) 341-4891 and email@example.com
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Coordinator of Cultural Affairs (Middletown)
Dr. Nicole Shea
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