Upcoming Exhibitions

Veterans Book Project, Objects for Deployment, by Monica Haller

The Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
January 19 – Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 20, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


*This exhibition is on loan by Weeks Gallery at SUNY Jamestown Community College.

The Veterans Book Project is an artwork created by Monica Haller (Guggenheim Fellow 2010). The Veterans Book Project (VBP) consists of 50 soft-cover books, each written by a veteran, a member of a veteran’s family, or an Iraqi or Afghan civilian or refugee. As an exhibition, the purpose of the VBP is to stimulate honest nonpartisan discussions about war.

In 2005, motivated by a desire to understand the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Haller began asking veterans and others with first-hand experience of war to help her learn from their experiences. After finishing her first artwork devoted to this research, Riley and His Story (Paris: Onestar Press, 2009), Haller began facilitating book-making workshops around the country. She and a team of editors helped veterans organize their personal archives of photographs and their writing into manuscripts. The manuscripts were then published as print-on-demand, softbound books and as free digital downloads. These volumes comprise the VPB library. The books are designed to be read quickly, to give viewers/readers an immediate sense of the realities of war through photographs and first person narratives.


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Skewed Perspectives, by Anne Muntges

The Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
March 2 – April 12, 2016
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Artist Reception: Wednesday, March 9, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., with Artist Talk at 11:30 a.m. in the gallery


In my work I use imagery of the home to question ideas about architectural space, the nature of our interaction with it, and our perception of it. The home is an environment that creates atmosphere and structure through its constructed elements and decorations. These elements directly inform my drawing and sculpture so that the pieces can challenge the way we think about the spaces we inhabit.

For the past 2 years I have worked slowly and methodically to build this home one room at a time. Every piece included in this project is real; furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative accouterments (silverware, books, lamps, rugs). Each object and architectural element is primed white so that every surface is the same color and then hatch marked on with black acrylic pens. Each part of every surface is covered in marks and the entire space is
black and white.

My home unfolds like a theatrical set or an accordion book. The rooms have simple dividing walls and create a space with awkward angles that force views into skewed perspectives. It becomes an enormous drawing that blurs the line between existing as a real tangible space and a flat pictorial ground.

~Anne Muntges


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OCC Student Art Exhibition - Outside the Gallery

Whitney Applied Technology, Atrium
March 28 – April 13, 2016
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition Reception & Award Ceremony: Wednesday, March 30, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Student Exhibition 2015

Featuring recent artwork created by participating OCC Art & Photography students.

The shows intention is to introduce students the experience of submitting work, having it juried by professionals, and possibly selected for exhibition. They learn how to submit work appropriately, and possibly take no for an answer. The show is curated by OCC's full-time Art & Photography Faculty, and artwork included is a real honor to the students. A professional local artist is invited to award artwork of their choosing in nine categories such as: painting, digital photography, mixed media, etc.

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Feats of Clay, 29th annual

The Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
April 18 – May 6, 2016
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibition Reception: Wednesday, April 20, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Feats of Clay Olympic event: Friday, May 6th, 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at the OCC “quad"

Feats of Clay 2015e

Featuring recent ceramic creations by participating local High School students.

Central New York's 'Feats of Clay' was established in 1987 as a means to foster education of the ceramic arts for Syracuse area High Schools. ‘Feats of Clay’ has grown to include schools from Watertown and the north-country to Binghamton and the southern tier as well. On view will be a selection of 100+ ceramic works by participating Central NY high school students.