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Photo exhibit to open at Kelly Adirondack Center


Some of the images shot by Matt Milless that will be on display
Some of the images shot by Matt Milless that will be on display

An opening reception for a new exhibit of Adirondack photography will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center.

The series of more than a dozen images were shot by Matt Milless, director of Student Activities, over the course of a year in the Piseco Lake area. Milless used a Canon 5D Mark ii or Canon 7D for the pictures, which include landscape and wildlife scenes.

The reception is free and open to the campus community and public. Parking at the facility at 897 St. David's Lane in Niskayuna is limited. Shuttles will leave from Old Chapel Circle starting at 4:15 p.m. and run every 30 minutes throughout the event.

Last spring, Union purchased the building complex from the private conservation group Protect the Adirondacks! (PROTECT) that includes the former home of the noted Adirondack conservationist Paul Schaefer (1908-1996) and a modern addition that houses the Adirondack Research Library.

The property is located on a two-acre parcel of land three miles from campus. It includes a 2,400 square-foot Dutch replica home built by Schaefer in 1934 that is used for offices and meetings. A 3,900 square-foot addition completed in 2005 houses additional offices, conference rooms and the Adirondack Research Library.

The library, which contains more than 15,000 volumes, as well as extensive collections of maps, photographs, documents and the personal papers of some of the region's foremost conservationists, was the creation of Paul Schaefer.