Lecturer launches campaign to bring art to mental health spaces

Visual artist and SUNY Oneonta Lecturer Madeline Walker has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to cover an artist residency this summer, wherein she will produce the remaining installation parts for her series, “Bloom.”

“Bloom,” a traveling art installation about OCD, is a large-scale art installation by Madeline Walker that opened in May 2017 and has since traveled to California, Nevada and New York. Bloom integrates painting, sculpture and ceramics with technologies like 3D Printing and CNC routing to create the installations.

The installation is inspired by Walker’s experiences with repetitive OCD thoughts and panic attacks. These experiences are brought to light in this visual art series, which seeks to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health topics.

Walker’s goal is to take the installation to mental health centers, making art more accessible to those living with mental health conditions.

For more information, click here.

Office of Continuing Education to offer yoga

The Office of Continuing Education is offering spring yoga and an interesting and fun Trans Dance and Music three-part course series for all to participate in! Please see the details and descriptions of each course below:

CHAIR YOGA Starts March 5, don’t miss out!

A very gentle, beginner’s class in which we use the chair for support through all poses, either standing next to the chair or sitting in it.  Emphasis is on exploring range of motion; breathing exercises; and developing greater flexibility.

All levels of experience are welcome!

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Morris Conference Center

This is an 8-week, Monday afternoon class.

Fee: $80.00
Max: 20 students

Spring Class dates:
3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, & 4/30


Put yourself first, and use your lunch hour wisely! Sign up for this gentle, flowing class in which we move through poses, usually holding a pose for 15-20 seconds.  Emphasis is on slow movement through the available range of motion, gradually building strength and flexibility.

This class is beneficial for beginning and intermediate yoga students.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Morris Conference Center
This is an 8-week, Wednesday late-morning class.
Fee: $80.00 Max: 20 students

Spring Class dates:
3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, & 5/2


This Yoga class was designed for two people to experience a gentle yoga practice with each other’s support and encouragement – what a wonderful way to deepen a friendship, a love relationship, or a parent-child connection. Poses are easy and fun; there’s a lot of laughter in this class!  Suitable for friends, couples and parents with children who are at least 14 years old.  Wear comfortable, stretch clothing and bring a mat.

This class is really fun and will have you wanting to come back for more! Try it out and see for yourself.

All levels of experience are welcome.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Morris Conference Center

This is a Thursday evening class that meets four times.

Fee: $60.00 per couple
Max: 20 students/10 couples

Spring Class dates:
4/5, 4/12, 4/19, & 4/26

Trans Dance
Connect with others while under the spell of enchanting Middle Eastern melodies and rich entrancing rhythms.

·         Discover a new you through exotic music and freestyle dance, while making new friends.

·         Inhibitions and stress quickly melt away while exploring new ways to feel really good about yourself and others.

·         Learn to improvise confidently while experiencing your own unique style. Come and meet your Muse!

Novice and gifted dancers welcome to come and share the experience together.

Class facilitator Jeseppi Trade Wildfeather (dj ZEP) is a contributing dj for PBS Radio, WEXT 97.7. Twenty one years in San Francisco Bay Area working with recording artists, producers, dj’s, musicians, dancers and many gifted performers.

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Class Dates: 4/23, 4/30, & 5/7

Hunt College Union, Waterfront Café

$25.00 for the three class series

To register for any of these classes please visit the link below or visit our webpage at: Continuinged.oneonta.edu


For questions regarding non-credit courses, or if you are interested in offering a non-credit course, please contact Rebecca Lynch at 436-2690 or rebecca.lynch@oneonta.edu