Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Come play with theatre…

Ever fans of community theatre, we took in the Oswego Players’ production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Originally written by the Brothers Grimm, the story was adapted for stage by Jessie Braham White.

Under the direction of Jennifer Snow, the production tells the classic tale of an optimistic princess and the love and support of her friends – seven little men with odd little names. In this story, the dwarfs are known as Blick, Flick, Glick, Snick, Plick, Whick and Quee.

As our favourite fairy tale characters are brought to life, they are as delightful and entertaining as we remember them from the storybook; and the telling of the story is enhanced by the visually stunning sets and costumes.

The images below appear courtesy of Tobie McIntosh, photographer for the Oswego Players.

If you missed this performance, be sure to catch their next production, Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians”. The show will be presented on July 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. and on July 20 at 2 p.m. at the Frances Marion Brown Theater, located in the Civic Arts Center Building at Fort Ontario Park on East Fourth Street in Oswego, N.Y.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 for students. For more information, tickets or to make reservations, call the Oswego Players at 315-343-5138.

The Oswego Players was founded in 1938 by Frances Marion Brown, making it one of the oldest continuously running theatre programs in the country. A testament to true community theatre, the Players attract cast and crew members from throughout Oswego County.

As Ms. Brown once stated, “(Our mission) is to bring good theatre by local casts to Oswego and its environs, and have fun doing it!”


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Shades of grey...

We have also enjoyed the intricate simplicity of graphite…

William Davies: In Celebration of Marilyn Monroe
Davies’ graphite renderings of Marilyn Monroe are larger-than-life; inviting the audience to draw a parallel between the art and the subject’s legendary character. The medium seems to suit the icon and pays homage to her time. One has only to absorb the painstaking detail of each piece to realize the artist’s dedication to this collection.

This exhibition was sponsored by the Salmon River Fine Arts Center on Lake Street in Pulaski. The center welcomes both novice and experienced artists and offers the opportunity for the public to experience a variety of art forms first-hand. For more information on classes or gallery hours, call 315-298-7007.


Color your world...

The art world in Oswego County is awash in color! Over the past few weeks, we’ve enjoyed several art exhibition openings…

Michele Southgate: Bits ‘n’ Pieces
Southgate’s solo exhibition is a visual celebration. Each piece jumps off the canvas and into the imagination of the audience; capturing their attention and welcoming speculation. One cannot help but to explore this curious new world introduced to us by the artist through her watercolors and photo montages.

Nick D’Innocenzo, Paul Garland, Sewall Oertling, Thom Seawell: Four Degrees of Separation
An interesting quad, these artists provide an eclectic variety of work; something to suit everyone’s taste. The audience ponders over D’Innocenzo’s archival digital paintings and photo montages; Garland’s mixed media; Oertling’s watercolors and graphite drawings and Seawell’s screen prints. One becomes an attentive listener as each artist tells the story of his own reality.

These exhibitions are sponsored by the Art Association of Oswego and shown in the Oswego Civic Arts Center on East Fourth Street in Oswego. Gallery hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

The Art Association of Oswego also sponsors arts education in the community. For more information or to get involved, call 315-343-5675 or visit