Looking to see the latest fashions from some of the world’s most famous designers? Check out Rent to Prevent, a charity fashion show to benefit the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County.
Set for Friday, April 13 at SUNY Oswego’s Hewitt Union ballroom, the Rent To Prevent show begins at 5:30 p.m. with a pre-show event starting a 4 p.m.
Sponsored by the SUNY Oswego Student Association Programming Board, Rent to Prevent is a program of Rent the Runway, a community designed service established in New York City that offers women the opportunity to rent the latest in high fashion from the world’s most famous designers so that they may look glamorous for those special nights out.
CNY Arts Center will be collaborating with the local Red Cross to present “Heroes of the American Red Cross: Arts in Motion.”
Artists are being sought for a live art and silent auction benefit April 28 at Thunder Island Oasis from 6 to 9 p.m. “Heroes” for the American Red Cross will be recognized while artists create a piece of art portraying the “Hero” theme during the evening’s event. Artists will have approximately one hour to complete their art, which will then be auctioned to benefit the Red Cross and CNY Arts Center.
Artists are also asked to donate a single piece of art from their collection to benefit the work.
The Oswego Music Hall will have two singer and songwriters — James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt — on stage together to open its spring season March 31 at 8 p.m.
Both have received high praise for their songs, guitar playing, and long careers as performing and recording artists. Their recent joint project, the CD “All Wood and Doors,” features twelve of their favorite Doors songs, “enhanced by the funk and elegance of new arrangements and re-interpretations.”
Stanley, born in Philadelphia, Pa., has been recording and performing since he was 14. He has toured consistently since he returned from the USAF (as a Chinese linguist) and has performed up to three hundred dates a year since then with such diverse acts as Bonnie Raitt, Robin Williams, Nicolette Larson and even Bill Cosby.
SUNY Oswego theatre students and community members will model popular fashions through the decades — starting with the 1860s — in a sesquicentennial event titled “A Fashionable High Tea” Saturday, March 24.
The ticketed public event, celebrating the 1861 founding of the Oswego Primary Teachers’ Training School, forerunner of what is now known as SUNY Oswego, will feature music and fashion of selected eras at 2 p.m. in Sheldon Hall ballroom.
“Proceed and Be Bold,” the fifth film in SUNY Oswego’s On Screen/In Person series, follows Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. as he foregoes a career in computers for the life of a poster and book artist, helping redefine ideas of politics, society and race.
Director Laura Zinger will appear Tuesday, March 27 as SUNY Oswego’s On Screen/In Person film series screens her documentary about a computer programmer turned poster and book artist.
“Proceed and Be Bold” will show at 7 p.m. at Oswego Cinema, 138 W. 2nd St., followed by questions and answers with Zinger, who profiles self-described “humble Negro printer” Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. in this unconventional story of a man and his letterpress.
Kennedy found himself deeply unsatisfied living the American middle-class dream, and, armed with his unique humor, radical philosophies and an outdated printing press, set out on a new path as an artist — one who redefines ideas of politics, society and race.