Exhibit highlights photography of students from Arc


MORRISVILLE — In celebration of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness month, SUNY Morrisville and The Arc of Madison Cortland are collaborating on an exhibit, “Through Our Eyes,” which is on display now through March 31 in the college’s Donald Butcher Library.

The display highlights the work of photography students from The Arc of Madison Cortland, whose work was chosen by student jurors in SUNY Morrisville’s Introduction to Visual Arts class taught by art instructor Leigh Yardley. Both the photographers and the SUNY Morrisville students shared their impressions of each photograph through their eyes.

According to Jim Cooke, a photography instructor at The Arc of Madison Cortland, the sharing of impressions helps to promote and foster both understanding and inclusion for all student participants.

Jessica Bero, whose work is featured in the show, has taken classes with Cooke for ten years. “I love the photography classes with Jim because he helps me learn so much” she explained. The work of John Gildersleeve, Michelle Galdun, Mike Abbott, and Nick Ambs is also featured in the exhibit.

Students from The Arc and SUNY Morrisville will have the opportunity to meet and share ideas during a reception on March 19 from 10:30-12:00 p.m. in the college’s library.

Refreshments will be served.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.


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