Imagine an entire life flipped on a dime at the age of 32.
Michael Sidney Fosberg's solo show, "Incognito," deals with this problem. After growing up in a middle-class white family most of his life, the playwright and actor found out that he is not white but black.
It'll be performed at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the SUNY Orange Newburgh Extension Assembly Room 221, 1 Washington Center, Newburgh. Before the show, there's a master class at 4 p.m. to discuss the play.
The show's themes include how the radical revelation affected Fosberg and how race is perceived in society.
Tickets are $5 and $4 for senior citizens and students. Call 341-4891 or 562-2454 for tickets.
Flying back and forth between New York and California, Mauro Giuffrida was inspired by the aerial views of America.
Using those images as a starting point, he has seen his work evolve into a unique niche of painting combining collage and paint with evidence of the process.
An exhibit of his work will be on display from Jan. 26-Feb. 16 at the Alliance Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main St., Narrowsburg.
Giuffrida's paintings are unique in that he leaves in all the imperfections that happen during the process — the drips, the splashes, the markings, etc. They all remain as he uses various types of paints and oils to create his vision.
Opening reception is from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 26. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Call 252-7576.
For a preview of the rest of the year at the VARGA Gallery of Woodstock, check out the "January Invitational."
On exhibit through Feb. 3 at 130 Tinker St., Woodstock, the "Invitational" includes various artists who will have full exhibitions later this year as well as several emerging self-taught and established artists.
Among them are Cuban painter Jose Acosta, wood-burning artist Bruce Anderson, sand-blast artist Michael Hunt and Bronson Eden, Anthony Cantone and Loel Barr.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Call 679-4005.
The U.S. Military Academy Band, with guest vocalists Sgt 1st Class Alvy Powell and Gina Watson Powell, will perform a concert called "A Night of Gershwin" at West Point at 7:30 tonight.
Alvy Powell is one of the best-known interpreters of the role of "Porgy" and has performed that role more than 1,200 times with companies including the San Francisco Opera, Sydney Opera and Houston Opera. His wife, Gina, has performed in the Toledo Opera and Lyric Opera and has been a guest artist with numerous orchestras, including the Fairfax Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra.
The concert is at Eisenhower Hall Theatre. Tickets are $36. Call 938-2617.