An Erie Canal Bicentennial Discussion

      

Arts, Culture and Communities on the Canal

                                 AN ERIE CANAL BICENTENNIAL DISCUSSION

 

                             Wednesday, May 9, 2018

     Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady NY

 

 

OPENING SESSION

(1—1:30pm)

 

Welcome: Brian U. Stratton, Director, NYS Canal Corporation

Welcome from City of Schenectady and Introduction of Keynote Address:

Hon. Gary R. McCarthy, Mayor, City of Schenectady

Keynote Address: Secretary of State Rossana Rosado

Introduction of Principal Address:

Principal Address: David Alan Miller, Albany Symphony Orchestra

Welcome from Schenectady County and Introduction of SCCC President Steady Moono and Panel Discussions: Hon. Anthony Jasenski, Chair, Schenectady County Legislature

 

PANEL DISCUSSION 1:     Arts and Culture: Essential Economic Drivers

(1:30—2:15pm)

 

Moderator: SCCC President Steady Moono

Panelists:

Jean Leonard, Chief of Staff – Proctors Theater

Rob Cassetti, Senior Director – Corning Museum of Glass

Suzan Friedlander, Director and Chief Curator – Arkell Museum

Dr. William Meckley, Dean – SCCC School of Music

Mara Manus, Executive Director, NYS Council on the Arts

BREAK

(2:15—2:30pm)

(continued)

 

PANEL DISCUSSION 2

 

On the Waterfront: Connecting Arts, Culture and Sustainability

(2:30pm—3:15)

Moderator:  SCCC President Steady Moono

Panelists:

Ray Gillen, Chairman – Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority

Chris Leonard – Schenectady City Historian

Dr. David Brough, Dean, – SCCC School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism

Aine Leader-Nagy, Director of Community Engagement – Albany Institute of

History & Art

Kristin Diotte, Director of Development, City of Schenectady

 

 

 
   

 

 

               RECEPTION TO FOLLOW AT

4:00 – 5:30 pm

 

Site Tour and Presentation by David Buicko, CEO, Galesi Group

 

CanalEvents@canals.ny.gov

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