The gallery at SUNY Oswego in Syracuse will display a series of digital illustrations Feb. 2 to March 17 by SUNY Oswego students, artwork in response to the twinning of upcoming plays. Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” and contemporary playwright Marcus Gardley’s “X,”  to be staged March 27 and March 28, respectively, at Oswego’s Waterman Theatre, inspired the student work with the plays’ shared themes of power, race, betrayal, leadership, assassination and courage.

The artists will take part in a free public reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at SUNY Oswego in Syracuse, located at the college’s Metro Center in the Atrium building on Clinton Square. Art faculty member Carla Senecal and John Shaffer, director of arts programming at the college, will speak at 6:30 p.m.

SUNY Oswego in Syracuse’s branch of Tyler Art Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Evening and weekend hours vary; for information, call 315-312-2321.