Arts Across Campus - Beauty

Spring 2017 Season



Paul Davies’ Summer of Love

March 7, 5 p.m., Academic II, P100
A performance/lecture celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, 1967.

Using iconic songs & stories from the greatest decade of popular music, Liverpool NY-based musician & event producer Paul Davie (BeatleCUSE Productions) will take you on a “Magical 60's Tour” - from 'The Day The Music Died' to the breakup of The Beatles in early 1970, and everything in between: Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Beach Boys/California sound, the British Invasion, the psychedelic Haight-Ashbury scene, Summer of Love, Monterey Pop, Woodstock and so much more.

Paul also injects his personal experiences from performing with members of bands he once considered “heroes”, and are now his friends: Joey Molland (Badfinger), Denny Laine (Moody Blues/Paul McCartney & Wings), Terry Sylvester (The Hollies*), Gene Cornish (The Rascals*), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds*), Hilton Valentine (The Animals*), Earl Slick (David Bowie*), Ian McClagan (Faces/Small Faces*) and even original Beatles drummer Pete Best!

The Magical 60’s Tour connects the dots with the most important singers, songwriters and bands in the Baby Boomer era. You’ll be surprised by how much you remember, but also by how much you never knew! (* denotes Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees)

Raquy Danzinger

March 3, 11:15 a.m., Academic II, P100

CNY Day of Percussion

April 8, All Day, Academic II, P100 & P112

Namgyal Monastery Sand Mandala

April 10 - April 13, Gordon Great Room
Two monks will join us for a four-day mandala creation.

Dinyar Vania

May 5, 11:15 a.m., Academic II, P100

Red House Arts Center Traveling Shakespeare Performance



CNY Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit

January 12 - March 4, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Whitney Atrium
Student artwork from across 13 counties will be displayed in Whitney.

The Uncanny Valley - Beauty

March 8 - March 29, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Whitney Atrium

Brooklyn-based hand-percussion group with a focus on Middle Eastern sounds.

Student Art & Photography Exhibition

April 3 - April 14, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Whitney Atrium

Student Architecture + Interior Design Exhibition

April 24 - May 5, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Whitney Atrium

On My Own Time Exhibition

May 15 - May 26, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Whitney Atrium

Fire Up 2017 Program


Notes for the Postmodern Body Art Collector

February 8, 11:15 a.m., Mawhinney, M345
The “godfather” of American tattooing, Don Ed Hardy, calls tattoos “flashcards for stories.” Which stories do people commit to their skin? How do they find an artist to do the story justice? How much of the story can you read when a tattoo is first glimpsed? Are the stories women choose to tell in tattoo the same kind of stories men choose to tell? Join Professor Christine Braunberger, Ph.D., for a discussion of these questions and more. Her booklet, Tattoos, Schooled, which gathers stories and images of Onondaga Community College students’ tattoos, will be handed out.

Women's Headdress

Wild - Common Read

Common Read Logo

Wild Book Cover

Common Read 2016-2017

Our vision with this first Common Read is to create an environment that promotes reading, of course, but also one that guides and encourages people to identify, reflect upon, and share their own stories. We have a keen awareness that we are facilitating the way-finding of our community of learners and are excited about the great potential of Wild to speak to and move each member of our campus community – ever so subtly in some cases, boldly in others. Who isn’t moved by a story of transformation well-told? It is what all good educators seek; for many, it is the Holy Grail.

2016-2017 Common Read Events

“What is your journey?” Photo Exhibit

February 24 - April 14, Gordon Student Center Hallway

About Arts Across Campus

Launched in 2001 to assess and improve the existing arts environment on campus, Arts Across Campus (AAC) plans and presents an annual arts program. AAC may include a combination of concerts, theater, lecture, film, rotating art exhibitions, and permanent public art installations in a given year.

This initiative is also characterized by partnerships with successful arts organizations such as Jazz Fest, Symphony Syracuse, Syracuse Stage, The Society for New Music, CNY Regional Scholastic Art and by collaborations with local, regional, and national artists, including OCC students, faculty, and alumni.

AAC Mission Statement

Through gallery exhibits, concerts, lectures, and performances, Arts Across Campus seeks to enhance student knowledge of diverse creativity in an impactful way, cultivating enduring engagement in the arts.

AAC Vision Statement

Inspiring lifelong learning in, about and through the arts.

AAC Committee Members
  • Christine Braunberger,
    Professor of English, Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Sarah Collins,
    Director of the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement
  • Chris Kukenberger,
    Professor of Art, Chair of Art and Photography Departments
  • Meredith Cantor-Feller,
    Interim Dean of Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
  • Sarah Gaffney,
    VP of Financial Services
  • L. Rebecca Hann,
    Associate VP of Operations
  • Amanda Pendock,
    Graphic Design Coordinator, Marketing & New Media
  • Donna Stuccio,
    Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Robert Bridge,
    Professor of Music
  • Laura Cook,
    Student representative
  • Teresa Godiers,
    Professor of Architecture,
    Chair of Architecture + Interior Design Department