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SUNY Orange Student Andrew DiMartino Wins Statewide Environmental Art Contest

SUNY Orange visual communications student Andrew DiMartino, of Warwick, recently captured first place in the “Plastic-Free Waterways Through Art” competition sponsored by the Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center and the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute.

Artwork was submitted by college students from across New York State as part of a campaign to raise awareness about water pollution caused by single-use plastics and to inspire the use of reusable alternatives. Top designs were showcased during a one-night gallery event on May 4 at Orange Hall Gallery at SUNY Orange’s Middletown campus. The evening also included presentation of the contest awards, along with a brief talk by Asher Pacht, Director of Environmental Programs at Beacon Institute.

DiMartino’s winning submission was a wood block print on canvas.

Three SUNY Orange students earned honorable mention, including Anthony Martini, of Monroe (graffiti/comic style drawing); Megan Dilorenzo, of Wallkill (original digital artwork); and Brandon Diaz, of Middletown (original digital art). In all, 28 SUNY Orange visual communications students, under the supervision of professor Joe Litow, submitted works to the contest.


Mike Albright