The Oneida County History Center will host “Historical Landscapes of the Erie Canal,” a program with Steve Boerner on the early years of the Erie Canal, set for Saturday, May 6th.
Steve Boerner is a graphic artist from Spencerport, NY, who took an interest in the history of the canal and combined historical research with twenty-first-century technology to create illustrations of early scenes on the canal.
Boerner will discuss his artwork, research, and work process. His illustrations blend traditional art techniques and modern digital tools to create a striking visual experience that are an accurate representation of the canal’s history and its role in shaping the state of New York.
This program will begin at 2 pm. The Oneida County History Center is located at 1608 Genesee Street in Utica. For more information visit the Oneida County History Center website.
Illustrations, from above: The Noses on the Erie Canal; and Seneca Crossing on the Erie Canal by Steve Boerner.