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September 12th, 2012

SUNY Orange exhibit features photographs from Ground Zero

Susan Slater-Tanner’s collection of photographs from Ground Zero will be on display at SUNY Orange’s Orange Hall Gallery Loft through September 28, 2012.
MIDDLETOWN - September 11th is a day in the 21st century that will be remembered for generations. It is still a day of very intense feelings. Susan Slater-Tanner made a promise to herself that she would go down every year to Ground Zero until the doors reopened. When she goes, she records what she sees through photography to “share it with our audience.”

Her audience is her annual exhibit of photographs documenting the progress at the site. The exhibit, entitled Eleven Years of Progress: Eleven Years of Reflection, continues her remembrance and is “a light at the end of the tunnel since the building is going up and the memorial with all its controversy is there,” she states. “Quite different from any other year… emotionally overwhelming. One would think it would get easier each year - it just gets harder and so painfully real.”

This year the exhibit is being shown in Orange Hall Gallery Loft through September 28th. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Slater-Tanner will be present at a short reception from 11 a.m. to noon on September 27, 2012. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Slater-Tanner, who lives in the Town of Warwick, is an assistant professor at SUNY Orange where she teaches Art History, Modern Art, History of Animation, color and design art courses, and is a sought-after lecturer.

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