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Student Work Exhibited at The History Center of Tompkins County

The results of a yearlong project by faculty and students from Tompkins Cortland Community College will be on display at The History Center in Tompkins County starting Friday, May 5. The exhibit “The Altered and Preserved Landscape” was created by Tompkins Cortland students in graphic design, new media, and photography classes using materials from The History Center’s collections. The exhibit opening is Friday, May 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The History Center in Tompkins County is located at 401 E. State Street, Suite 100, in Ithaca.

The exhibit is part of Tompkins County’s bicentennial celebration and represents a partnership between the College and the community. Under the guidance of Keith Millman, Professor and Chair of New Media; Christine Shanks, Assistant Professor and Chair of Graphic Design; Harry Littell, Associate Professor and Chair of Photography; Mark Grimm, Adjunct Instructor in New Media; and Cynthia Kjellander-Cantu, Para-Professional Tutor, students worked during the 2016 spring and fall semesters on this project. Working groups, students chose what characteristics of Tompkins County they wanted, and then conducted the research needed to create the artwork for this special exhibit. The exhibit relies on both contemporary and historical images to tell a story of how Tompkins County has changed over the past 200 years.

The Tompkins Cortland students' works will be on exhibit through September 9.

Read more about this exciting project on the Art Department's Blog.

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