The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY-New Paltz’s programs for the fall of 2017 semester have been coordinated to support the theme of the Dorsky’s exhibition, “Artists as Innovators: Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships,” curated by Judith K. Brodsky and David C. Terry. The exhibit covers three decades of New York artistry supported by state arts funding. Over the next three years, the exhibit will travel to six SUNY campuses. The Dorsky’s additional programming this September supports the exhibit with literary readings, panel discussions and performance art. The Public Opening Reception for “Artists as Innovators” takes place in the Dorsky Museum on Saturday, September 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.
On Saturday, September 16 at 2 p.m., the Dorsky hosts readings by several notable authors in multiple genres who have New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships. Fiction writer and memoirist Saïd Sayrafiezadeh is the author of the collection of fiction Brief Encounters with the Enemy and the critically acclaimed memoir, When Skateboards Will Be Free. Akiko Busch writes about design, culture and nature. She is the author of Geography of Home, The Uncommon Life of Common Objects and Nine Ways to Cross a River. The critic and Bard professor Luc Sante is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. His books include Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings and The Other Paris. Edwin Sanchez is an award-winning playwright. Diary of a Puerto Rican Demigod is his debut novel.
For more information on “Artists as Innovators” and its associated programming, visit www.newpaltz.edu/museum. Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.