Public Programs and Events for Spring 2015


ONGOING (Through July 12, 2015)

Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television Engagement Program
"Freex Out," a thematic video art presentation in the Videofreex exhibition, based on biweekly open public calls. Submissions will be edited live in
 The Dorsky Museum by SUNY New Paltz students during times listed below. Post an original video up to two minutes long to YouTube and email link to
Live Editing times:
Thu., April 9, 2–4:50 pm Fri., April 17, 12:45–3:10 pm
Thu., April 23, 2–4:50 pm Fri., May 1, 12:45–3:10 pm


Tuesday, March 24, 6 pm
Maverick Festival Chamber Music Program
The Honors String Quartet from the SUNY New Paltz Department of Music will perform at the Dorsky Museum in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Maverick Festival.

J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Nos. IV. Sarabande and VI. Gigue
    Shayna Skibinsky '15, viola

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 60 in G Major, Op. 76 no. 1, HOB III:75, Nos. III. Allegro con spirito and
I. Menuetto
(first performed at the Maverick Festival concerts in 1938)
    Moses Lee '15, violin
    Erica Yu '17, violin
    Shayna Skibinsky '15, viola
    Jonina Kellerhouse '17, cello

Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 pm
"Explorations in the Videospace: Interdisciplinary Art and the Videofreex" Screening and Discussion

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) will host a panel and screening in conjunction with Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television, organized by Andrew Ingall. This event will highlight the bold inter-disciplinary nature of the early video collective's projects, with a special focus on Videofreex founding member David Cort, who edited several of his key video works at EAI in the 1970s. Panelists under consideration include original Videofreex member Davidson Gigliotti, artist, Cort collaborator Shalom Gorewitz, and LoVid, a media art duo who represent a new generation of artists who have been influenced by the interdisciplinary practices of the Videofreex. The panel will be co-moderated by Ingall and EAI's Director of Distribution, Rebecca Cleman.

Admission $7/ Students $5/ Free for EAI Members
Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, NY
More information on our Special Events for Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television page

Saturday, March 28, 2 pm
Panel Discussion: "Geometries of Difference."
Panelists will be artists Jeffrey Gibson and Kamrooz Aram, with SUNY New Paltz professor Amy Cheng, and moderated by exhibition curator Murtaza Vali.
Contemporary artists are fostering a dialogue between the visual discourses of Western abstraction and other aesthetic traditions more accepting of ornament; this panel will discuss how unexpected juxtapositions and intersections challenge traditional art histories.



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Friday, April 17, 6 pm
Performance: "One Quiet Plunge: An Arrow Pointed Down"
"An Arrow Pointed Down" is a multimedia, concert-length work inspired by the physical and human geography of the Hudson River. Four composer/performers of electroacoustic music will create new works that respond to visuals by fellow Hudson Valley artists. These works will be performed live as a single, continuous piece, with each composer's contribution paired with the visuals that inspired it. The performance will feature the music of Ryan Chase, Joshua Groffman, Bob Lukomski, and Eric Somers, and the visual art of Lori Adams, Keiko Sono, Tona Wilson, and the 1QPVC.
Suggested donation at the door is $10.
One Quiet Plunge is an organization devoted to the promotion and performance of new music in the Hudson Valley. More information at

Saturday, April 18, 2 pm
Curator's talk: Daniel Belasco on Grace Hartigan: Myths and Malls

Tuesday, April 21, 5 pm
Reading: "Another Spring!" with Codhill Press poets Larry Car, Dennis Doherty, Jan Schmidt, Harry Stoneback, Pauline Uchmanowicz, Bob Waugh, and Steve Clorfeine

Wednesday, April 22, 7 pm
Screening and Talk: Curator Andrew Ingall shares tapes from the pioneering Catskills collective who established the first pirate TV station in the United States. The Videofreex serve as a model for a new generation seeking greater media democracy and developing community-based art practices. Part of the series iEAR Presents! at the Media Sanctuary, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (518.272-2390
More information available on our Special Events for Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television page.

Friday, April 24, 5–7 pm
Opening reception for BFA I Thesis Exhibition


Friday, May 1, 5–7 pm
Opening reception for BFA II Thesis Exhibition

Sunday, May 3, 2 pm
First Sunday Free Gallery Tour with guest educator Kevin Cook

Friday, May 8, 5–7 pm
Opening reception for MFA I Thesis Exhibition

Friday, May 15, 7:30–9:30 pm
Opening reception for MFA II Thesis Exhibition


Sunday, June 7, 2 pm
First Sunday Free Gallery Tour with Guest Educator Kevin Cook

Thursday, June 18, 7 pm
Screening and Discussion "Videofreex and Feminism," with Videofreex members Nancy Cain and Mary Curtis Ratcliff, historian Deirdre Boyle, and curator Andrew Ingall.
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
More information on our Special Events for Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television page



All events take place in the museum unless otherwise noted.

Featured Exhibitions


Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television
February 7 — July 12, 2015


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