Potsdam Grads Art Featured in NYC Pride Celebration

Potsdam Grads Art Featured in NYC Pride Celebration
"The Hierophant" by Caitlin Kobylak '19 is one of the works chosen for the WorldPride NYC Student Art Show hosted at SUNY Global.:


Works by two recent SUNY Potsdam graduates will be featured in the upcoming WorldPride NYC Student Art Show, hosted at the SUNY Global Center in New York City.

Sarah Camhi '16 and Caitlin Kobylak '19 both had their works chosen for the show, which features art and artists that represent and celebrate LGBTQI+ inclusion and discourse. The free show will run from June 1 to July 1 at the SUNY Global Center, located at 116 East 55th St. in Manhattan.

Kobylak, who just graduated with their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art studio, had four paintings selected for the exhibition, including their pieces, "The High Priestess," "The Magician," "The Star" and "The Hierophant."

Camhi's black and white portrait, titled "Abadeer," was also chosen. Camhi earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in art studio, and went on to earn her master's degree in educational technology and curriculum development at the University at Albany. Since graduating, she has taught graphic art and studio arts at the middle and secondary levels. Camhi is currently teaching digital photography at South Side High School in Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Pictured in her chosen image is Michael Patten '18 & '19, who earned their BFA in art studio, before recently completing a Master of Science in Teaching degree in childhood education, also at SUNY Potsdam.

The show will be held in conjunction with WorldPride NYC. The global celebration of LGBTQI+ issues, for the first time in its 20-year history, will take place in the United States this June. The month-long event will coincide with NYC Pride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, with more than 3 million people expected to attend any one of the 50 events throughout the month. To learn more about WorldPride NYC, visit https://2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org.

SUNY will take part in the WorldPride March on June 30, and all students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to join in the celebration. To learn more about SUNY Pride initiatives and events, visit www.suny.edu/pride.

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