Exhibit a First for GCC Photography Students

‘Around the Bend’ Opens May 10 at Genesee County Park and Forest

Batavia, NY
- A collaborative effort between Genesee Community College and the Genesee County Park and Forest is giving photography students a first of its kind opportunity. Their work will be displayed in an exhibit at the Park’s Interpretive Center, marking the first time a student exhibit has been shown in the newly expanded exhibit space. An opening reception is set for Friday, May 10, 2013 from 5 -8 p.m. at the Genesee County Park and Forest Interpretive Center, 11095 Bethany Center Rd., East Bethany, NY 14054.

For their final project, GCC Photography instructor Joe Ziolkowski had his COM 103 (Introduction to Black and White Photography) students explore the landscape of Genesee County and surrounding areas in western New York. The black and white photographic prints the students created offer their interpretation of how we are preserving and how we are hurting the landscape that surrounds us. “I think visitors will be as impressed as I am with the work these students created,” Ziolkowski said. “Sometimes we don’t realize how the things we do every day impact the landscape. We hope these photos give visitors a lot to think and talk about.”

The exhibit, entitled “Around the Bend: The Shared Landscape”, will be on view through Saturday, August 31, 2013. The community is invited to the opening reception on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 5 -8 p.m. at the Interpretive Center at Genesee County Park and Forest. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact Joe Ziolkowski at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6558 or jlziolkowski@genesee.edu.

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Editor’s Note: A photograph of one of the works in the exhibit, “Trestle, Avon, NY” by Robert Garland, is available here: http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/GarlandRobertTrestleAvonNY.jpg