Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Nature Through the Lens: Two Perspectives


Come to Beth's opening reception, Saturday, May 19th from 3-5pm, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Agroforestry Resource Center (details in article below). - recently updated

From the May/June Issue of Arts Alive

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Agroforestry Resource Center, in Acra, NY, is pleased to announce "Nature Through the Lens : Two Perspectives", exhibiting the photographs of Beth Schneck & Jackie Dunn.  The show, which opens May 1st, will continue through June 24th.  There will be an opening reception on Saturday, May 19th, from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Striking landscapes of The Catskill Mountains, The Hudson River, Otsego Lake, and even some from Arizona and Alaska, are what is in store for those who come to view this show.  An additional treat of photographs of flowers, rivers, and fields will draw the viewer in and leave them wanting more.  Come to the show and see these two perspectives on the natural beauty in our environment.

Beth Schneck has been a professional photographer for 18 years.  She operated her own photo studio in Boston for seven years, and then moved to NYC where she primarily photographed for Sotheby's, the 268 year old auction house. Throughout her career, Beth's photography has spanned many different styles, including product, fashion, editorial, events, artwork, landscapes, documentary and portraiture.  While at Sotheby's, Beth primarily photographed Contemporary and Impressionist art, as well as auctions and celebrity-filled events.  Beth has participated in several art photography shows over the years, and in 2004 made Greene County her home, adding numerous photographs of the Catskills region to her collection of work.  For more information, visit her website:

A native New Yorker, Jacqueline Dunn grew up in Columbia County, attended college in Rensselaer County and then moved to Greene County to work and raise her 4 daughters.  While working in the field of dentistry, she was actively involved for many years in the Coxsackie Council on the Arts.  She and her husband Stephen moved to Catskill in the 90's and shortly thereafter she retired from her career as a dental hygienist.  It was at this time that she became interested in photography and spent many hours photographing the things she loves: her family and nature.  Living on the Hudson River, where the crumbling remains of old ice houses dot the shoreline,  inspires her to capture the peaceful beauty in her photographs.  Otsego lake in picturesque Cooperstown, N.Y., is also the subject of her photographs , as she and her husband spend time at their camp there in the summers.  Along with photography, she volunteers at Cedar Grove, home of the Hudson River artist Thomas Cole, where she has been a docent for several years.  Jacqueline feels blessed to live in such an area of magnificent beauty: a truly magical place. 

The Agroforestry Resource Center is located on Route 23, 15 miles west of Catskill.  For more information, contact the Agroforestry Resource Center at either or 518-622-9820.