2014 Artists

2014 Artists

Lars Fisk

Lars FiskLars-Erik Fisk, a NYC artist-in-residence from Norwich, Vermont, is celebrated throughout the Northeast. He received his B.A. from the University of Vermont after a semester of study in Rome and earned his M.F.A. degree at Columbia University. After graduation, Fisk worked as a graphic designer and later as Art Director of Burlington's weekly arts and culture paper, Seven Days. Later, he was hired as Art Director for Vermont band, Phish, which involved set design, architectural and landscape environments as well as multimedia theatre. Fisk's unique, spherical designs of manmade and contemporary items has piqued the interest of the art world, and he will be creating a permanent, outdoor sculpture to be placed on campus with the assistance of students in the Art Department

Unveiling of Outdoor Sculpture on Friday, May 2, 2014
6 p.m. - Performing Arts Center, Barrington Drive Side

Paul Ricciardi

Paul Ricciardi is an actor, solo performer and teacher as well as the author of three solo shows: "Moving Vehicles", which won best actor, National Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival and premiered at HERE's American Living Room, "Stillwater State" , and his latest show, "Angry and Other Stories". Paul has performed with regional theaters throughout the northeast, including Saratoga Shakespeare, Chester Theater, Proctor's Theater, Speakeasy Stage, and Trinity Rep. Paul is on the theater faculty at CUNY/Kingsborough Community College and he is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher.  (www.paulricciardi.net/)

"Angry and Other Stories" on Thursday, May 1 & Friday, May 2, 2014.
PAC, Proscenium Theater 7:30 p.m.

Emerging Writers Series/Writers' Craft Series

W.P. Osborn's Seven Tales and Seven Stories won the 2013 Unboxed Books Prize in Fiction. His fiction has appeared in journals such as Hotel Amerika, Mississippi Review, Southern Humanities Review, Texas Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, and
Gettysburg Review
. He is a professor in the Department of English at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.  (www.wposborn.com)

Reading: Emerging Writers Series
Seven Tales and Seven Stories," winner of the Unboxed Books Prize in Fiction. Followed by book signings.
Wednesday, April 30
Fireside Lounge – Barrington Student Union, 4 p.m.

Katherine Riegel
is the author of two collections of poetry, What the Mouth Was Made For, FutureCycle Press, 2013, and Castaway, FutureCycle Press, 2010. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, among them Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, The Baltimore Review, and Buddhist Poetry Review. She is a Founding Editor and Poetry Editor of the journal Sweet: A Literary Confection, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of YellowJacket Press. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa and is a Continuing Instructor at the University of South Florida. (www.katherineriegel.com)

Reading: "What the Mouth Was Made For." Followed by book signings.
Tuesday, April 29
Fireside Lounge – Barrington Student Union, 4 p.m.

Resha Cardone
has translated to English two books of collected short stories by Chilean writer Pia Barros, the last one just re-published in a bilingual edition (2012). She is currently working with writer Lina Meruane on the translation of a series of short-films and multimedia projects. With a PhD from the University of Kansas, she is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Southern Connecticut State University, with a record of scholarship on Twentieth-century Spanish-American Literary and Cultural Studies.

Presentation: "Translating Language/Translating People: Is it possible?"
Thursday, May 1
225 Morey Hall, 9:30 a.m.

Nathan Oates
‚ debut collection of short stories, The Empty House, was awarded the 2012 Spokane Prize and is forthcoming in 2014. His stories have appeared in The Antioch Review, Witness, The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. He earned his MA in Fiction Writing from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and his PhD from the University of Missouri. He is an assistant professor at Seton Hall University where he teaches creative writing and literature and runs the Poetry-in-the-Round Reading Series. (www.nathanoates.net/)

Presentation: The Writer's Craft
"Literary Genre Fiction"
Thursday, May 1
Fireside Lounge, Barrington Student Union 1 p.m.

Alden Jones
is the author of The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler’s Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia, named a Top 10 Travel Book of the season by Publishers Weekly and a Best Book of the Year by The Huffington Post. Her story collection, Unaccompanied Minors, won the 2013 New American Fiction Prize and is forthcoming in June 2014. Her stories and essays have appeared in AGNI, Post Road, the Barcelona Review, the Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast, and Best American Travel Writing. She lives in Boston, where she teaches creative writing and cultural studies at Emerson College. (www.aldenjones.com)

Reading: Emerging Writer's Series
"The Blind Masseuse". Followed by book signings.
Monday, April 28
Fireside Lounge - Barrington Student Union 4 p.m.

Laurie Filipelli
is a poet and educator living in Austin, Texas. She earned an MFA from Indiana University and an MA from the University of Cincinnati, and has taught high school English and trained writers to teach in public schools. Her work has appeared in such places as the Columbia Review, Madison Review, and Web Del Sol. Elseplace is her debut collection of poetry.  (www.lauriefilipelli.org/)

Reading: Emerging Writers Series
"Elseplace". Followed by book signings.
Friday, May 2
Fireside Lounge - Barrington Student Union 5 p.m.

Sylvia Watanabe
is a fiction writer and visual artist who co-directs the Creative Writing Program at Oberlin College. With WP Osborn, she is co-editing a collection of interviews and articles on the Fukushima accident called, The Fire that Won't Go Out: Fukushima and the Nuclear Knowledge Gap.

Reading: Emerging Writers Series
Nathan Oates reading from "The Empty House" and reading by Sylvia Watanabe.  Followed by book signings.
Thursday, May 1
Fireside Lounge - Barrington Student Union 4 p.m.

FuturPointe Dance

futurpointeLead by artistic director Guy Thorne and based in Rochester, NY, FuturPointe Dance is active in dance education and has completed residencies in several public schools. Their innovative, modern style provokes a philosophical experience of life and self-expression through dance for performers and spectators alike. They recently performed in the Fringe Festival to rave reviews.


Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26, 2014.
PAC,  Dance Performance Space, 7:30 p.m.

* Free ticket required
Contact the CPS Box Office to reserve tickets
(315) 267-2277

Nancy Ramage

Nancy H. Ramage is Professor Emerita at Ithaca College, where she held the Charles A. Dana Professorship of the Humanities and Arts.  She received her doctorate from Harvard University, where she serves on the Council of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  She has held many visiting fellowships, at such institutions as the Getty Museum, Malibu, and Cambridge University.  She is the co-author, with her husband Andrew Ramage, of the textbook Roman Art, now in its 5th edition.  Her recently published book on the well known art collectors Claribel and Etta Cone, entitled The Cone Sisters of Baltimore: Collecting at Full Tilt, provides the basis of her presentation at the 2014 Lougheed Festival of the Arts at SUNY Potsdam.

Lecture: Matisse, Picasso, and the Cone Sisters of Baltimore
Thursday, May 1

Raymond Hall, 8th Floor, 7:30 p.m.

Bruce Rodgers

Bruce Rodgers ‘71 graduated from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, and has enjoyed a distinguished career as both a musician and an award-winning playwright.  He is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and has consulted extensively with major companies in the U.S.   He is the co-author of the book Innovation Inc.: A Guide to Creativity in the Workplace.  Since 2005, he has been Executive Director of The Hermitage Artist Retreat, which provides opportunities for artists in all disciplines to practice their crafts in a beautiful Florida coast setting.

Lecture: The Nature of Art
Friday, May 2  
2 p.m.  Brainerd Hall 202

Staged Reading: “The Gravity of Honey”
Saturday, May 3
11 a.m.  PAC - Black Box Theater

Illuminated Sculpture Garden

Our own "Festival of Lights," the Illuminated Sculpture Garden includes sculptures and other projects made by both student and faculty in the Art Department. The participants will work independently or collaboratively to design and display sculptures that will light up the academic quad from late afternoon to evening.

Wednesday, April 30 (Rain Date – Thursday, May 1)

Anton Belov

A native of Russia and a graduate of the Juilliard Opera Center and the Doctoral Program at Boston University, Dr. Anton Belov has appeared with numerous companies and orchestras throughout the United States and has earned critical acclaim for his performances. Equally at home in opera, oratorio and concert repertoire, Dr. Belov has presented over sixty recitals throughout the United States, and he is the first place winner of eight vocal competitions. A specialist in Russian lyric diction, he is the author of numerous books on the subject. Dr. Belov is currently the Assistant Professor of Voice at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR.


Recital: Pushkin in Exile
Friday, May 2, 2014.
3:00 p.m. Snell Theater

Soloist with the Crane Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, Carmina Burana.

Saturday, May 3, 2014.
7:30 p.m. Hosmer Hall

Pilobolus Dance Theatre

Pilobolus-IV"It's as if we're being given a fleeting glimpse of the inner workings of the universe." – The New York Times

Pilobolus, based in Connecticut and founded in 1971, is a dance group that shows the human body to be the most expressive, universal, and magical of media. Pilobolus's following is fervent, including international fandom, due to its evolving interplay with shapeshifting, shadowplay and other explorations. In recent years, it has transformed from an avant-garde dance company into an international entertainment brand known for its developments in dance and multimedia art. Seen on Oprah, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the Academy Awards, Pilobolus achieves their success without ever losing sight of their core mission: to make art that builds community.

Pilobolus Dance Theatre
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Snell Theater at 7:30 p.m.
For tickets, contact the CPS Box Office (315) 267-2277 or www.cpspotsdam.org

Maestro Larry Rachleff

Larry Rachleff holds the Walter Kris Hubert chair, as well as the position of the Professor of Music and Music Director of the Shepherd School Symphony and Chamber Orchestras and the Music Director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic. Chicago Tribune named him as a "take-charge maestro who invests everything he conducts with deep musical understanding," and he continues to uphold this reputation with his constant demand as a guest conductor. In 1993, he was selected as one of four American conductors to lead the Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall under the mentorship of Pierre Boulez. He is the 2014 Dorothy Albrecht Gregory Visiting Conductor.

Concert: Carmina Burana

The concluding concert by the Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra will feature Carl Orff's 1936 work Carmina Burana, with its settings of secular medieval texts, along with Schubert's early 19th century "Unfinished" Symphony, conducted by Dorothy Albrecht Gregory Visiting Conductor Larry Rachleff featuring the Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra with soloists Anton Belov, Baritone; Donald George, Tenor; Jill Pearon, Soprano.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Hosmer Hall at 7:30 p.m.
*Free ticket required
Contact the CPS Box Office at (315) 267-2277 to reserve tickets