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"Altered Landscapes/Preserved Landscapes" - Opening Reception

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"Altered Landscapes/Preserved Landscapes" - Opening Reception

Event Date: 
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
The History Center - 401 E. MLK,Jr./State St.

This exhibit by students atTompkins Cortland Community College students examines the altered landscape, and is part of the larger celebration of the 200-year anniversary of Tompkins County.  The artworks explore the visual and functional conditions of Tompkins County over time by drawing on primary source materials.  What makes Tompkins County a unique place is answered, in part, by the growth and changes to the area through geological time, human activity, and social conditions. 

Using contemporary and historical images and texts, this show investigates two questions:  Why the County looks like it does and from what era did certain built features originate.  The projects were created by traveling back in time through rich documents including historical photographs, texts, letter, and paintings in The HIstory Center archive.  In all, the show offers a look at the altered landscape of Tompkins County and ultimately provides a few glimpses of what gives this wonderful area a sense of place.

The exhibit will be up through the summer, with related programming conducted by The History Center.  The Opening Reception is held as part of May's first-Friday Gallery Night.  (Brief remarks at 6:30 p.m.)