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Peter Piening: Abstract Visions in Modernist Graphic Design | Sue & Leon Genet Gallery

A new exhibition at Syracuse University’s Sue and Leon Genet Gallery features Peter Piening’s dynamic abstract commercial work and his role as an educator. According to exhibition curator Meri A. Page, assistant professor of communications design in the School of Design, “Peter Piening: Abstract Visions in Modernist Graphic Design” will highlight Piening’s significant contributions to the field of modernist graphic design from the 1930s-1960s and his role as a teacher and mentor at Syracuse University (1958-1973). The exhibit will bring together for the first time his logo and trademark designs as well as dynamic abstract commercial work created for numerous publications and record albums.” The exhibition will be on view at the Genet Gallery, located on the first floor of the Nancy Cantor Warehouse at 350 W. Fayette St., from Oct. 29-Dec. 19. Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. or by appointment. A public reception at the gallery will take place on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 5-7 p.m. M. Peter Piening (1908-1977) was a German American graphic designer and educator. Born in Grabow, Germany, he studied at the Bauhaus and received his doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Berlin in 1931. After graduation, Piening began working in publishing in Berlin and was among many European artists of his era who fled the Nazi occupation of Germany. He traveled to Paris and worked for Conde Nast before coming to the United States in 1934. In New York, Piening began working at Vogue magazine and later worked with numerous New York advertising agencies and publishing houses. He was the art editor for Life magazine in 1937, and from 1941-1944 he was the art director at Fortune magazine. His editorial expertise led to freelance work for additional publications such as Architectural Record, Town & Country, and Cosmopolitan. He also produced creative work for Lincoln, Ford, Shell Oil, and Ballantine Beer. In addition to his design practice, Piening was also an educator who taught at the Art Students League and New York University before being appointed professor of advertising design at Syracuse University in 1958. He taught at the University until his retirement in 1973. This exhibition is supported by a Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts Research Grant. See more about the Genet Gallery.

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Orange After Dark: Fright Night

Join Orange After Dark at The Fright Nights, CNY’s largest and spookiest haunted attraction. Students should dress warmly, as although the area has an overhead, it is still exposed to outside temperatures. Please note, strobe lights may be used at this event. Your ticket includes an event wristband and transportation to and from the venue. Students driving themselves should get a wristband from the ticket window at the event before entering the houses. Ticket and valid Syracuse University I.D. required to attend. Tickets will be available online at the Student Box Office starting Monday, Oct. 18. If any remain, tickets will be available to graduate students starting Wednesday, Oct. 27. If this is your first time using the Student Box Office, please visit their website for instructions. If you require any accommodations, please email Orange After Dark by Friday, Oct. 22. Transportation: Buses leave from College Place at 10:30 p.m. Accessible bus available.

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Explore and Connect Exhibition at Bird Library

As part of Orange Central weekend, Special Collections Research Center welcomes alumni and visitors to its newest exhibition, which spotlights a curated selection of rare and archival materials which offer a small window into the possibilities that abound within the world of archival research. The primary sources represented in this exhibit span over 4,000 years of the human experience from the 21st century BCE to the 21st century CE and embody the diverse breadth of individual expression throughout time. Subject areas represented include broadcasting and journalism, activism and publishing, New York state history and reform, Syracuse University history and the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster, early written and printed material, art, architecture and design, and music and recorded sound.

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Orange After Dark: Escape the Mystery Room

Work in teams to find clues, solve puzzles, and complete challenges in order to “escape the mystery room!” Your ticket includes one escape room experience and transportation to and from the venue. Ticket and valid Syracuse University I.D. required to attend. Tickets will be available online at the Student Box Office starting Monday, Oct. 25. If any remain, tickets will be available to graduate students starting Wednesday, Nov. 3. If this is your first time using the Student Box Office, please visit their website for instructions. Transportation: Buses will leave from College Place at 9:30 p.m., accessible bus available. If you require any accommodations, please email oad@syr.edu by Friday, Oct. 29.

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Peter Piening: Abstract Visions in Modernist Graphic Design Reception | Sue & Leon Genet Gallery

The Peter Piening: Abstract Visions in Modernist Graphic Design exhibit at Syracuse University’s Sue and Leon Genet Gallery, within the School of Design,  features Peter Piening’s dynamic abstract commercial work and his role as an educator. Please join us Thursday, Nov. 11, from 5 – 7 p.m. for a reception in the gallery. This exhibition is supported by a Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts Research Grant. See more about the Genet Gallery.

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Orange After Dark: Dave & Buster’s

Enjoy a night filled with classic arcade games, video games and more! Win tickets and claim your prize. Tickets include a pre-loaded power card, unlimited video game play, food and transportation to and from the venue. Ticket and valid Syracuse University I.D. required to attend. Tickets will be available online at the Student Box Office starting Monday, Nov. 8. If any remain, tickets will be available to graduate students starting Wednesday, Nov. 17. If this is your first time using the Student Box Office, please visit their website for instructions. Please note, no backpacks will be allowed in the venue. Transportation: Buses leave College Place at 10:30 p.m. Accessible bus available. If you require accommodations, please email Orange After Dark by Thursday, Nov. 11.

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Orange After Dark: Trivia Night

Test your knowledge for another Trivia Night with Orange After Dark! Come with friends or join a team and compete for your chance to win prizes. No ticket needed. Valid Syracuse University I.D. required to attend. If you require any accommodations, please email Orange After Dark by Friday, Nov. 12.

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