SUNY Sullivan to Host Film Festival and Art Show During Kite Festival

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A multitude of events will take place on the SUNY Sullivan campus on Saturday, May 4. Not only does the annual Kite Festival take place in the outdoor courtyard from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., but it’s also “Discover SUNY Sullivan Day” for prospective students to learn about the college. In addition, the Fisher-Healy Film Festival will take place beginning at 11 a.m., as well as an Art Show.

The Kite Festival, which takes place from 10 am – 4 pm, includes professional kite flying demonstrations, music, vendors selling jewelry, crafts and food, plus bouncy houses, giant interactive bubble displays, and more. The first 200 children will receive free kites, compliments of the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association and SUNY Sullivan.

The Fisher-Healy Film Festival, which is hosted by the college’s Media Arts: Digital Storytelling program, takes place in the Seelig Theater from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. It will feature student films, music videos, documentary films, as well as community submissions and a memorial video tribute to long time Professor Scott Healy, who had taught in the program since 1987 and who passed away in February. The festival was recently renamed by the college faculty to include Professor Healy’s name in its title. The festival is open to the public and free of charge.

A Student/Faculty Art Show will take place in the lobby of Building D and will feature the creative work of the college’s art students and faculty members. Students from the college’s drawing classes, design & color classes, computer graphics/graphic design classes and photography I & II classes. Photography from Liberty High School students will also showcase their works in the show. New this year is a 1:30 p.m. Pop-Up Fashion Show featuring the art and fashion design of SUNY Sullivan alum Naomi Fitzgerald.

Discover SUNY Sullivan Day, which begins at 11 a.m. in the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse is an opportunity for students who are interested in enrolling at the college to visit the campus, learn about financial aid and the application processes, explore housing options, meet faculty and staff members, and hear about all the fun stuff going on outside of the classroom, including sports, activities and clubs. Students who bring an official transcript will receive instant acceptance to the college. They can also take any required academic placement tests if necessary, and will leave with their fall class schedule.

For more information about Discover SUNY Sullivan Day, call the Admissions Office at 845-434-5750, ext. 4287.