In early 2009 The Carantouan Greenway commissioned photographer Ron Dixon to produce 12 – 16”x20” high –resolution photographs showcasing the great blue heron, one of the area’s most recognized and elegant birds. Dixon spent an estimated 180 hours of field work over six months, submitting over 100 digital images to the Greenway’s selection committee. Dixon then worked with B&C Photo of Elmira to produce the photos for this exhibit.
About The Artist
Elmira resident Ron Dixon recently retired after having taught art, art history and photography at Waverly High School for over 30 years. A painter and photographer, Dixon has exhibited his work in a variety of venues, including the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY; 171 Cedar Gallery, Corning, NY; Community Arts of Elmira, Inc., Elmira, NY; and the Gmeiner Gallery, Wellsboro, PA, as well as work in private collections here and abroad. His professional awards include: Best in Show Photography: Regional Exhibit, Elmira 1980; Award for Painting: Arnot Museum Regional 1988; Best in Show for Drawing: NYS Art Teachers Convention 1989; NYS Art Teacher of the Year, Section 4, 1989; National Award Scholastics: 1991, 1999; Best in Show Photography: Gmeiner Regional 2005; and the Award for Photography: Gmeiner Regional 2008.
About Carantouan Greenway
Carantouan Greenway is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) land trust and environmental organization in the Penn-York Valley (Waverly-Sayre-Athens). Formed in 1995, the Greenway is working to educate and connect our communities to their natural resources, in Tioga and Chemung Counties, New York and Bradford County, Pennsylvania. You can help further our educational effort by Becoming A Friend of the Carantouan Greenway.
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