Receptions planned to celebrate book created through Costello Interplay Award

Roger Coda
cover for book about Canadaway Creek

Receptions have been scheduled in both Fredonia and Dunkirk to mark the release of “Canadaway Creek-Western New York,” a new soft-cover book that presents an extensive survey of Canadaway Creek compiled by SUNY Fredonia faculty, students, alumni, emeriti, and community members.

The full-color publication examines, through photographs, hand-painted maps, illustrations, paintings, graphs and charts, the geology of the stream as well as plants, animals and the history of settlements along its banks.

Students and recent graduates who helped compile the book included: Ashley Gadzo, Biology major, Chemistry minor; Elijah Farley, Biology; Sudi Wang, Biology, Visual Arts and New Media minor; Julia Haley, Childhood Inclusive Education; Alyssa Edstrom, Childhood Education; Jamie Perrin, B.F.A. Graphic Design, Visual Arts and New Media; Alison Gugino, B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting, Visual Arts and New Media; Erin Ruffino, B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting, Visual Arts and New Media; Alexis M. Mele, B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting, Visual Arts and New Media; and Olivia Connor, Biology, and Visual Arts and New Media.

Faculty and staff included Drs. William Brown and Jonathan H. Titus, Biology; Diane Everett, World Languages and Cultures; Janice M. Laurito, Mathematical Sciences; Dr. Jesse Norris, Sociocultural and Justice Sciences; Drs. Janeil Rey and Michael Jabot, Education; Jason O Dilworth, Visual Arts and New Media; Dr. Mira Berkley, Emeritus, Education; Dr. John L Berkley, Emeritus, Geosciences; and SUNY Distinguished Professor Alberto Rey, Visual Arts and New Media.

The book was made possible by the support of the Costello Interplay Award for Science and the Arts, through the Costello Interplay Award Fund established in 2016 by Dennis R. Costello, a 1972 Fredonia graduate, with the Fredonia College Foundation. The purpose of the award is to provide grants to faculty members and students at SUNY Fredonia for projects which explore the intersections between the visual and performing arts and the natural and mathematical sciences. Copies of the book are limited.

“It was an honor working with such a committed group of individuals who realized the importance of Canadaway Creek. Education is the key to conservation and this publication provides a thoughtful analysis of some of its riches and challenges,” said SUNY Distinguished Professor Alberto Rey

“It was an honor working with such a committed group of individuals who realized the importance of Canadaway Creek. Education is the key to conservation and this publication provides a thoughtful analysis of some of its riches and challenges,” said SUNY Distinguished Professor Rey, organizer and contributor.

Receptions will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., at 64 On The Rocks, 64 W. Main St., Fredonia, and on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m., at 64 On the Pier, 64 Central Ave., Dunkirk. One free book will be made available to each attendee while supplies last.

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