SUNY Adirondack partners with Salem Art Works for public display

Zirbes sculpture overlooking residence hall
September 30, 2019

 SUNY Adirondack and Salem Art Works have continued a partnership to exhibit outdoor sculptures on the college’s campus. 

Three large works of art from SAW’s collection are currently on display. Located along Bay Road near Warren Hall, Chelsea Thew’s steel and concrete work challenges the viewer to align and balance two geometric sections. A large vase-shaped piece, or reliquary, from Professor of Sculpture at SUNY Plattsburgh Drew Goertlitz provides a decorative view in front of Dearlove Hall. Next to the Student Center, New York City-based artist Chris Zirbes' “Quetzalcoatl,” titled after the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, features a jagged steel loop design.

The exhibition is the second time SUNY Adirondack and SAW have joined in a long-term loan of outdoor sculptures. The public is invited to campus to see the featured work.

SUNY Adirondack offers degree programs in Fine Art and Media Arts. The college also has a Visual Arts Gallery in Dearlove Hall.

Salem Art Works offers exhibits, residencies, educational programs, lectures and events throughout the year. For more information, go to