OSWEGO — Non-professional artists from across the SUNY Oswego campus will display their paintings, sculptures, photos and more in “On My Own Time,” a free public exhibition opening Thursday at Penfield Library.
Faculty and staff artists will appear from 5 to 7 p.m. May 3 for a free opening reception at the library’s Lake Effect Cafe. The exhibition, just outside the cafe, will run through May 31.
“On My Own Time,” created in 1974 by the Cultural Resources Council and the Arts Council of Syracuse and Onondaga County in cooperation with the Everson Museum of Art, aims to identify, encourage and display the artistic talents of employees. It is designed to foster a closer relationship among businesses, the arts and the community.
A panel whose volunteers are professionally involved in the arts will judge the exhibition. Several pieces will be chosen for an Everson Museum exhibition in October and November.
Several other area businesses, all of which serve as co-sponsors with SUNY Oswego, are participating in “On My Own Time,” including Oswego County BOCES, Upstate Medical University, Lockheed Martin, O’Brien & Gere and Northland Communications.
Penfield Library’s hours will change after final examinations week, May 7 to 11.
Visit http://www.oswego.edu/library for up-to-date schedule information.
Evening and weekend parking in campus lots is free for those attending this event; visitors should observe all parking signs on weekdays.