Exhibit Shows ‘Adirondack Experience’ in SUNY Canton’s Cyber Café


A photographic exhibition showcasing the north country’s great outdoors is now on display in SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library Learning Commons.

Graphic and Multimedia Design Professor Matthew J. Burnett has collected student, faculty and staff photographs captured during his Adirondack Experience Summerterm photography course. The exhibit will officially open with a reception at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Cyber Café. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Rajah, a jazz, rock and classical band. The event is free and open to the public.

Professor Matt Burnett canoes with two students from the Adirondack Experience class.

“In August 2019, nine students entered a concentrated photography course like no other,” Burnett said. “Our classroom was the Adirondack park. Students learn how to use digital cameras to document the area’s greatest scenery, with side lessons on portaging canoes and climbing mountains.”

Burnett said the diverse group of students entered the course with very little camping or paddling experience but grew into leaders who met the challenges of outdoor life with a positive attitude.

A scenic view of a tributary in the Adirondacks.

“The comradery, hard work and shared beauty of our region is transformative,” he said. “I believe the exhibit captures the spirit of the class against the breathtaking backdrop of the Adirondacks.”

A student photographs the scenery in the Adirondacks.

Two students jump into the water with the Adirondacks in the background.

About SUNY Canton

As Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs, SUNY Canton delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, management, and healthcare fields. It is home to the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 23 online degree programs. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also features varsity esports and cheerleading.