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September 24 - October 27, 2015


Medicine Buddha, 2011 Festival

The exhibition is in honor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama who celebrates his 80th birthday this year. The mandala that will be constructed in his honor is the ”Tsepakmey”, “Long Life” Mandala.
Venues:
SUNY Plattsburgh Campus
Joseph C. and Joan T. Burke Gallery
Nina Winkel Sculpture Court
Glenn Giltz Auditorium
Meeting Rooms and Lecture Halls


Downtown Plattsburgh
30 City
The Strand Center for the Arts
The Corner of Bridge Street and Durkee Street


The festival features the exhibition in the Burke Gallery of photography, thangka painting, woodcarving, the creation and ritual dismantling of a sand mandala, and Tibetan artifacts.

Schedule Last Updated 9-11-15
September 24, 2015 Title: Lecture by Mr. Tenzin Dechen, Assistant to the North American Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Time: 2-3:30pm
Location: SUNY Plattsburgh; Yokum 206
Description: Conversations with Mr. Tenzin Dechen, Assistant to the North American Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This event is free and open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact:Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu
September 24, 2015 Title: Opening Reception for Tibetan Festival Exhibit
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Location: Plattsburgh State Art Museum; SUNY Plattsburgh; Myers Fine Arts Building; Joseph C. & Joan T. Burke Gallery & Winkel Sculpture Court
Description: Join us for an evening of food, drinks, and great art. This exhibit was created in conjunction with the Tibetan Festival and showcases artwork from Tibet and by Tibetan artists. A reception with cocktails and hor d’oeuvres will take place in the adjoining gallery. This event is free and open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact:Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu
September 25, 2015 Title: Unveiling ceremony of “Mountain Lake Mandala"
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Corner of Bridge Street and Durkee Street.
Description: “Mountain Lake Mandala,” the community art mural designed by Sue Burdick Young and made by the Plattsburgh community.
Cost: Free
Contact:http://mountainlake.org/tibet
September 25 - October 27, 2015 Title: Tibetan Festival Exhibit
Time: 12-4pm daily, except national holidays.
Location: Plattsburgh State Art Museum; SUNY Plattsburgh; Myers Fine Arts Building; Joseph C. & Joan T. Burke Gallery
Description: As part of the Tibetan Festival, Plattsburgh State Art Museum is exhibiting artwork from Tibet and by Tibetan artists. The exhibit runs from September 24 - October 17 and is open daily 12-4pm, except national holidays. On occasion we will be open extended hours. The gallery is free and open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact: Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu
September 25 – September 26, 2015 Title: Thangka Painting and Wood Carving Demonstrations
Time: 12-4pm daily, except national holidays
Location: Plattsburgh State Art Museum; SUNY Plattsburgh; Myers Fine Arts Building; Joseph C. & Joan T. Burke Gallery
Description: As part of the Tibetan Festival, Plattsburgh State Art Museum is pleased to welcome Mr. Tsering Phuntsok, a Thagnka Painter, and Mr. Dholak, a wood carver. The two artists will be demonstrating their crafts in the gallery from 12 noon to 4pm. Demonstrations are free and open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact: Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu
September 27, 2015 Title: Techung and the Windhorses
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Plattsburgh State Art Museum; SUNY Plattsburgh; E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
Description: The Plattsburgh State Art Museum is proud to co-sponsor this concert in conjunction with the Tibetan Festival. Techung World Music with the Adirondack Youth Orchestra will play at 2pm on Sunday, September 27th in Giltz Auditorium. This event is open to the public.
Cost: Free for students; $10 for faculty/staff and public.
Contact: https://banner.plattsburgh.edu/pls/prod/events.event?event_no=3428"

Burke Gallery will be open extended hours on September 27th to accommodate guests from the concert. It will open at noon as usual and will remain open until 6pm.
October 1, 2015 Title: Lecture by Sonam Zoksang, Tibetan Photographer
Time: 4pm
Location: SUNY Plattsburgh; Cardinal Lounge
Description: As part of the Tibetan Festival, Plattsburgh State Art Museum is pleased to welcome Sonam Zoksang, exhibiting Photographer. Sonam Zoksang will be discussing his photography of Tibetan Life. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact: Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu
October 2, 2015 Title: Book Signing and Lecture by Dr. Thupten Jinpa, Translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Time: 2pm
Location: SUNY Plattsburgh; Alumni Room
Description: Dr. Thupten Jinpa will give a public lecture on his role as Translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the Alumni Conference Room. After the lecture, Dr. Thupten Jinpa will be available to sign copies of his book. Books will be available for purchase through the College Bookstore. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact: Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu
October 2 – October 3, 2015 Title: Informal Artist Meet & Greet: Sonam Zoksang, Photographer
Time: 12-4pm daily
Location: Plattsburgh State Art Museum; SUNY Plattsburgh; Myers Fine Arts Building; Joseph C. & Joan T. Burke Gallery
Description: As part of the Tibetan Festival, Plattsburgh State Art Museum is pleased to welcome Sonam Zoksang, exhibiting Photographer. Sonam Zoksang will be available for informal talks with visitors, local groups, and college courses daily from 12-4pm The experience is free and open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact: Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu
October 14 – October 18, 2015 Title: Artist Demonstration & Informal Meet & Greet: Tamdin
Time: 12-4pm daily
Location: Plattsburgh State Art Museum; SUNY Plattsburgh; Myers Fine Arts Building; Joseph C. & Joan T. Burke Gallery
Description: As part of the Tibetan Festival, Plattsburgh State Art Museum is pleased to welcome Tamdin, an artist with multiple talents (Musician, Tattoo Artist, and Calligrapher). Tamdin will be demonstrating his many talents in the gallery daily from 12-4pm. He will also be available for informal talks with visitors, local groups, and college courses daily from 12-4pm. Both are free and open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact: Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu

The artist will be available by appointment to do tattoo art at 30 City, Downtown Plattsburgh.
October 15, 2015 Title: Friends of Art Luncheon & Lecture
Time: 12:15pm
Location: Plattsburgh State Art Museum; SUNY Plattsburgh; Myers Fine Arts Building; Joseph C. & Joan T. Burke Gallery & Winkel Sculpture Court
Description: Join us for a lecture on the Tibetan Festival, the collaboration involved and the upcoming events tied to the festival. The lecture is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, guests are invited to join the Friends of Art for lunch in the adjoining gallery. Cost of lunch is $20. Luncheon guests are asked to make a reservation by Thursday, October 8th. Your payment is your reservation. Space is limited so reserve your space early. To RSVP, please call 564-2474.
Cost: Free Lecture; $20 for lunch
Contact: Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu
October 15, 2015 Title: Escape from Tibet: A Lecture by Tamdin
Time: 4-5pm
Location: SUNY Plattsburgh; Alumni Conference Room, Angel College Center
Description: As part of the Tibetan Festival, Plattsburgh State Art Museum is pleased to welcome Tamdin, an artist with many talents (Musician, Tattoo Artist, and Calligrapher). Tamdin will be discussing his escape from Tibet and his life since. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact: Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu
October 17, 2015 Title: Cardinal Kids at the Arts: Kids Day
Time: 10 a.m.-2pm
Location: Plattsburgh State Art Museum; SUNY Plattsburgh; Myers Fine Arts Building; Room 224
Description: The Plattsburgh State Art Museum invites you and your family to join us in celebrating Kids Days. We are offering an assortment of Tibetan themed art activities and visits to the artist demonstration. Be prepared to create a Butter Sculpture, receive a temporary tattoo, and/or color your own Mandala. All ages are welcome. No registration required. Guests are encouraged to drop-in for any amount of time. For more information, please contact the Museum Educator at sbell008@plattsburgh.edu
Cost: Free
Contact: Samantha Bellinger, Museum Educator, sbell008@plattsburgh.edu

Burke Gallery will be open extended hours October 17th to October 27th.
    October 17th – 10am-4pm
    October 18th-23rd – 9am- 5pm
    October 24th – 26th – 12noon-4pm
    October 27th- 11am-4pm
October 18, 2015 Title: Mandala Consecration Ceremony
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location: Plattsburgh State Art Museum; SUNY Plattsburgh; Myers Fine Arts Building; Joseph C. & Joan T. Burke Gallery
Description: As part of the Tibetan Festival, a sand mandala will be constructed over a two week period (October 18 to October 27). Two Tibetan Monks will construct a sand mandala in the form of the Buddha of Boundless life in honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday. To begin the process, the monks will perform a consecration ceremony on October 18th.
Cost: Free
Contact: Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu
October 18 - October 27, 2015 Title: Mandala Demonstration
Time: 9am to 5pm (10/18-10/23); 12-4pm (10/24-10/26); 11-4pm (10/27)
Location: Plattsburgh State Art Museum; SUNY Plattsburgh; Myers Fine Arts Building; Joseph C. & Joan T. Burke Gallery
Description: As part of the Tibetan Festival, a sand mandala will be constructed over a two week period (October 18 to October 27). Two Tibetan Monks will construct a sand mandala in the form of the Buddha of Boundless life in honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday. It will be deconstructed on October 27th.
Cost: Free
Contact: Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu
October 22, 2015 Title: Tibetan Medicine: A Lecture by Tashi Rapten
Time: 4-5pm
Location: SUNY Plattsburgh; Alumni Conference Room, Angel College Center
Description: As part of the Tibetan Festival, Plattsburgh State Art Museum is pleased to welcome Tashi Rapten, a Doctor trained in Tibetan Medicine. Tashi Rapten will be discussing the principles of Tibetan Medicine. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact: Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu
October 22 – October 24, 2015 Title: Informal Meet & Greet: Tashi Rapten, Doctor
Time: 12-4pm (PSAM); TBD (Strand)
Location: Alternating between two locations:
1) Plattsburgh State Art Museum; SUNY Plattsburgh; Myers Fine Arts Building; Joseph C. & Joan T. Burke Gallery.
2) Strand Center for the Arts
Description: As part of the Tibetan Festival, Plattsburgh State Art Museum is pleased to welcome Tashi Rapten, a Doctor trained in Tibetan Medicine. Tashi Rapten will be be available for informal talks with visitors, local groups, and college courses daily from 12-4pm. Group Reservations are encouraged but not required. This experience is free and open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact: Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu
October 27, 2015 Title: Mandala Deconstruction Ceremony
Time: 12 noon
Location: Plattsburgh State Art Museum; SUNY Plattsburgh; Myers Fine Arts Building; Joseph C. & Joan T. Burke Gallery
Description: As part of the Tibetan Festival, a sand mandala was constructed over a two week period (October 18 to October 27). The dismantling of the sand mandala on October 27th involves preparatory prayers, a dismantling ceremony, and a procession to the river. Deconstruction will begin at 12 noon and the procession to the river will follow directly.
Cost: Free
Contact: Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 518-564-2474, artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu
*The Festival of Tibetan Arts & Culture of the Adirondack Coast is a series of community events illuminating the arts and culture of Tibet in the North Country between April and December 2015, including performances by the Adirondack Youth Orchestra; exhibitions and events at SUNY Plattsburgh; the creation and installation of a tile mural in downtown Plattsburgh led by Sue Young and the Plattsburgh Renewal Project with support from the Strand Arts Center; and a documentary by Mountain Lake PBS. This festival is funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. More information about the festival can be found online at http://mountainlake.org/tibet
SUNY Festival Support - Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, and the Anthropology Department.

Additional funding in part by the Student Association, Winkel Endowment, College Auxiliary Services,
Friends of Art, and the State of New York.

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