GENESEO — Art exhibits by 15 SUNY Geneseo students celebrate the history of five specific historic buildings and homes in the Village.
SUNY Geneseo’s Department of Art History and The Association for the Preservation of Geneseo (APOG) jointly sponsor the exhibit, which is now on display at the Bridge Gallery in Brodie Hall.
“The display brings the community together,” said Art History Department Chair Lynette Bosch. “The homeowners are here, the Association for the Preservation of Geneseo is here, the students are here, the faculty are here, everyone gets together and learns about the building.”
Each exhibit had significant historical facts about the featured properties and pictures that were taken by Keith Walters and his interns and some that were sent in by the Geneseo home owners.
Making the gallery was a semester-long project for the students and pushed them to go out into the community, learn about the importance of its history and acquire important life skills.
“I think it brings us, the students, closer to the community,” said SUNY Geneseo student and Exhibition Curator Zachary Veith. “It also brought the community members closer to things happening on campus, which is important moving forward.”
The opening of the gallery display was Wednesday in the Bridge Gallery of Brodie Hall.
The exhibit opening was cut short however when the building was evacuated due to a fire that broke out in the basement of Brodie Hall. No one was injured and the fire department was on the scene.
The exhibit will remain up until Feb. 1, 2018. Everyone, both town and gown, is strongly encouraged to immerse themselves in the historical significance of Geneseo.