Alumna’s Work Included in George Waters Gallery Opening Photography Exhibit

September 15 2016
Category: The Arts

The work of nine regional and international photographers, including alumna Christine Heusner ‘03, will be featured in the opening exhibit at the George Waters Gallery, from Thursday, September 22 through Friday, October 14.

The community is invited to an opening reception at the Gallery on Thursday, September 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Several of the artists will be in attendance and available to talk with attendees.

In addition to work by Heusner '03, the exhibit includes work by Chris Walters, Wilka Roig, Laurie S. Snyder, David Watkins, Jr., Jean Locey, Sheryl Sinkow, Stan Bowman, and Susan C. Larkin.

Regular viewing hours for the exhibit are noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  The George Waters Art Gallery is located in the Campus Center at Elmira College. 

More about the artists:

Elmira College alumna Christine Heusner, Graduate Director and Lecturer in the School of Media Sciences at RIT, received her B.A. in art with a concentration in photography in 2003. In her photographic work she combines techniques and mediums to explore the modern environment and the body’s presence within and interactions with these surroundings. She will be exhibiting photos taken from a recent trip to the Ivory Coast. See more of her work:

Christine Heusner
Christine Heusner from the Ivory Coast series


Prize-winning photographer, Chris Walters is known to many as the Grants Manager and Gallery Curator for The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. His most recent awards include first place in the Stephen and Elise Rosenfeld Excellence in Photography Award in the Arts Center of Yates County’s Annual Juried Photography and Painting Exhibition, and the State of the Art Gallery’s 27th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition. See more of his work:

Chris Walters "Lincoln"


A native Puerto Rican, Wilka Roig works in photography, performance, and installation. Wilka received an M.F.A. in 2005 from Cornell University where she lectured until 2009, receiving the 2008 Merrill Outstanding Educator Award. She currently is living and working in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. See more of her work:


Wilka Roig from the photo installation- "Difference"


Ithaca artist Laurie S. Snyder is as comfortable working in the darkroom as with digital processes. Recently retired, she has moved back to Ithaca after serving as the Chairman of the Photography Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art from 2008 to 2014. See more of her work:

Laurie S. Snyder, Guns and Chex, 2016


David Watkins, Jr.'s training as a graphic designer in the 1960s informs how he composes his photographs. Retiring from media administration at Cornell University, he has pursued several thematic areas: abstracts, botanicals, and landscapes. He returns again and again to his own garden, Acadia National Park, the Coast of Maine, and woods of the northeast for inspiration. See more of his work:

David Watkins, Gooseneck Loosestrife


Cornell University professor, Jean Locey is a master teacher in the field of traditional film photography and alternative processes. She often presents her photographs in a grid formation as a way to re-imagine narratives or alternative histories. See more of her work:


Jean Locey
Jean Locey Grasses Grid C-Prints


Known internationally for her photographs from five continents, Sheryl Sinkow was recently named the "2016 Reader's Choice for Best Photography Studio" by the Ithaca Journal. Her work is on exhibit at the State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca through October 2. See more of her work: 

Sheryl Sinkow from the series The Village that No Longer Exists, China, 2011 Digital Print


Stan Bowman is a contemporary fine artist who makes modern art works including iPhone images transformed with multiple apps on an iPad and iPhone. Before retiring as a professor of art from Cornell University, he taught thousands of students fine art photography. Today, he helps many to realize their artistic visions with his digital printing company located in Ithaca. See more of his work:

Stan Bowman, Suspending Judgement


Susan C. Larkin says, "I want my camera to be an x-ray machine—capable of looking through the walls of a pod to the seeds inside." Her photographs can also be seen in the month of October at Ithaca's State of the Art Gallery. See more or her work:

Susan C. Larkin, Nicandra physalodes (Apple of Peru)