Impressions of the Finger Lakes

Author Bill Bryson wrote in A Walk in the Woods about the intersection where people and nature coexist in mutual benefit. After living all across the US and overseas, and after visiting over 40 countries, I think you’d be hard-pressed to find many places like the Finger Lakes that embody the very best of this ideal.

From the cool waters of glacial echoes of a time long since passed to the gorge fed waterfalls cascading out of some Escherian dreamscape to the hillsides flush with bountiful harvests to the paths of the Haudenosaunee whose footsteps we follow upon stone-carved staircases of earthbound churches to the tumultuous storms that transform into fiery sunsets and starry skies to the architecture and heritage that flows all around, the Finger Lakes quite literally, have it all. And that you can participate in much of this all before you’ve had your second cup of coffee is a testament to how abundant this region truly is. 

This exhibit is a celebration of the convergence of these notions, an invitation to explore and meander through the dynamic contrast, bold colors and shadows, and long exposure that bring to light the hallmarks of this region. With endless opportunities to discover an ever changing landscape where everything old is new again, I hope visitors will bask in the illumination of this beautiful region I’ve come to call home.

Impressions of the Finger Lakes was on exhibit at St. Bonaventure University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts from September 1 - November 13, 2022.