FULTON, NY – CNY Arts Center’s Arts in the Heart Gallery is preparing to host its first traveling exhibit.
“The Oswego Canal: Then and Now,” a photographic exhibit by Nick D’Innocenzo, which will open March 3 at the center’s new location on River Glen Drive on the CCC Fulton Campus.
The exhibit depicts the changes along the canal comparing archival photos with their contemporary twin. The exhibit will run March 3 through April 26 with an opening reception on March 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The exhibit is the work of D’Innocenzo, SUNY Oswego professor emeritus of art.
A collaborative project of the H.L. White Marine Maritime Museum in Oswego and the Erie Canal Museum, the exhibit was on display at the Erie Canal Museum last fall followed by a visit to the village of Phoenix.
It will move to the Maritime Museum in Oswego after the two-month stay at CNY Arts Center Arts in the Heart Gallery in its new location on the CCC Campus at 11 River Glen Drive.
“The museum is pleased to work with artist Nick D’Innocenzo to produce this visual and historically interesting compendium on the Oswego Canal: Then and Now. This is an opportunity for our canal communities to share our collective history with the public, embracing our heritage in a stunningly beautiful way,” said Mercedes Niess, executive director, H. Lee White Maritime Museum.
D’Innocenzo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in art education from State University of New York at Buffalo and a master of fine arts degree in sculpture and design, from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His award-winning work has graced the Art Association of Oswego and other galleries in Oswego County.
Among his accomplishments, D’Innocenzo was honored by Arts & Culture for Oswego County as Artist of the Year in 1999. His two-story, welded steel clock tower has been a notable presence on the campus of the State University College at Oswego since 1987.
The exhibit’s final pieces and production were made possible by grants from the Erie Canalway Heritage Fund and the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.
For more information, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-ARTS (2787).