April 10, 2013

Empire State College Students Exhibit Photography

"Adolescence Series #1" by Rich Cavagnolo

"Adolescence Series #1" by Rich Cavagnolo

Several SUNY Empire State College students will take part in a photography exhibit, “Visible Effects,” at the Regional Higher Education Center at SUNY Adirondack. The exhibit opens with an artists’ reception on Wednesday, April 24, from 5-7 p.m. Classical music will be performed by student musicians attending SUNY Adirondack during the event and light refreshments will be served.

The Empire State College students taking part, Rich Cavagnolo, JoAnn Kellner, Jessica Matthews, Sandra Nordland and Rusty Riddell, are studying photography with cultural studies Professor Tom Akstens at the college’s Adirondack Unit.

"Child in Window" by JoAnn Kellner

"Child in Window" by JoAnn Kellner

“All photographs for exhibition were chosen by Dr. Akstens and me based on their compositional qualities, along with their varied photographic genres, which include editorial, creative and personal,” said Nordland, who also is curating the exhibit.

Nordland has 20 years of experience in the design of retail stores and displays, floor plans sign-making and custom framing. She is pursuing a degree in art, with a concentration in art in historical and cultural context, art history, museum studies photography and studio arts. She plans to continue her education with a master’s degree in historical preservation.

About SUNY Empire State College

SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York.

In addition to awarding credit for prior college-level learning, the college pairs each student with a faculty mentor who supports that student throughout his or her college career. Students engage in guided independent study and course work onsite, online or a combination of both, which provides the flexibility for students to learn at the time, place and pace they choose.

"Summer at The Hyde" by Sandra Nordland

"Summer at The Hyde" by Sandra Nordland

The college serves more than 20,000 students worldwide at more than 35 locations in New York state and online. Its 66,000 alumni are active in their communities as entrepreneurs, politicians, business professionals, artists, nonprofit agency employees, teachers, veterans and active military, union members and more. More information about the college is available here.


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