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A Preview of Academic Festival

Posted: 04/28/2009

Andrew Plotsky '09 is one of 321 Skidmore students who are participating this year in Thursday's Academic Festival, the College's celebratory showcase for students’ most impressive work over the last academic year. This gallery of his work a sampling from "Waterways," a photo essay of the people in the Saratoga Lake watershed that Plotsky will discuss in Davis Auditorium at 11:45 a.m. as one of a number of senior capstone presentations.

Using the style of environmental portraiture, Plotsky photographed fourteen human subjects from various backgrounds to represent a cross section of the diversity of the watershed. His aim, he ways, was to "illuminate the complex and nested relationships that exist within a watershed."

A record 55 sessions are scheduled at various sites around campus between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., says math professor David Vella, director of the Honors Forum program that sponsors the festival. “It’s filled with talks, readings, panel discussions, performances, films, and more — created and delivered by Skidmore students eager to share their best work with friends, classmates, professors, and the public as well as the campus community.”

Refreshments will be served throughout the day at locations in Palamountain Hall, Tisch Learning Center, Ladd and Harder Halls, Filene Music Building, and the Gannett Auditorium lobby.

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Photos by Andrew Plotsky '09

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