December 10 2012
Elmira College students Desiree Caballero ’13 and Renee Bonacci ’13, under the direction of photography professor Jan Kather, are involved in a public art exhibit entitled “Moving Portraits.” The opening reception will be held on December 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Chemung County Transportation Center, and is open to the public. The students saw the project as an opportunity to grow and develop as artists and to connect with the Elmira community.
Desiree Caballero ’13 is an art major specializing in photography. Last year she won Honorable Mention in a student show for her paintings, drawings, and photography. Renee Bonacci ’13 is an art and psychology double major with the desire to work in art therapy or to help others through the expression of art. Caballero and Bonacci worked together to engage riders at the Transportation Center and tell a story reflecting the diversity of those who ride the bus. The students used their photographic medium to create portraits of people who ride C TRAN.
The show is made up of fourteen black and white images displayed in the lobby and adjoining hallways of the Transportation Center at 101 East Church Street. The “Moving Portraits” project was made possible in part by the QuickARTS mini-grant program administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. The exhibition is the third art installation that is part of programming along the newly-renovated Promenade in downtown Elmira. The exhibition is expected to remain at the Transportation Center through June.