Students' Work —

Animation (series flip books) produced by the Students of SUNY Oswego’s Art Department during a two-day workshop directed by Visiting Artist Jim Downer, Associate Professor, and Oswego's own Richard Metzgar, Associate Professor (Feb. 17th and 18th, 2014) The SUNY Oswego Art Department, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, aims to provide serious students of art with the tools needed to create foundations for the future. The department seeks ambitious students who wish to gain knowledge through hands-on experiences, combining art history and contemporary developments within the field to understand the past and speculate upon the future.

Richard Metzgar —

Visiting Artists Series, Spring 2014 
Jim Downer, Monday, Feb. 17th, 7 P.M. 132 Campus Center SUNY Oswego
“Jim Downer is an artist, animator, illustrator, designer and professor of graphic design. Downer’s wide range of life-experiences and unique personality result in work that is unpretentious, unpredictable and often humorous with banal subject matter presented in a bold graphic style in the tradition of Pop Art.”

Visiting Artist Series Supported by:
ARTSwego and Michael Flanagan, Director of the Tyler Art Gallery —

Project Update 03/15/14
Winter storm Vulcan hit hard across upstate New York on Wednesday. With roads and colleges closed I was afforded time to complete the edit. Please spread the word to all to watch, and comment on the work. Well done, and again thanks to everyone who took part in this collaborative animation project. Thanks for the invite to visit and speak at Oswego. It was a pleasure meeting, and working with so many wonderful people. Be well, and stay in touch. — Jim

Project Update 02/25/14
In its first 48 hours the excerpt netted a very good response from viewers (96 plays, 14 likes). Robert Lyons ( ) has also added ‘six four one’ to The Experimental Animation Zone (channel ). Art in action,—as culture, and as part of an economic engine. Editing continues. Credits to be added. — Jim

Project Update 02/22/14
Thanks to all who took part in this collaborative animation project. Beautiful work, well done! Editing is underway and will take a few more weeks. I will be posting updates here. For those who may be interested in future study (or enjoyment) I’ve listed some links below to related artists and films. — Be well, Jim (PS: 1,700 images were produced and captured during the two-day workshop.)

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