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Posted by: Doug K
« on: January 08, 2024, 10:43:58 am »

Just out in 2024 Press Releases from the New York State Power & Canal Authority:

New Artist-in-Residence, Matthew Lopez-Jensen, is showing his first project for the NYS Canal Corporation in Syracuse.  He has spent some time recently, capturing day to day operations, working with regular canal corporation employees, who work to make & keep the Erie Canal safe. It's all in an effort to show what it takes to keep a 100 year old canal system up and running,  along with the work of keeping the structures that make up the canal system safe to use.

For Immediate Release: January 5, 2024
Contact: Shane Mahar | 518-603-0791 |

Media Advisory: New York State Canal Corporation and the Erie Canal Museum to Host Erie Canal Artists-in-Residence Presentation

The New York State Canal Corporation and the Erie Canal Museum will host a virtual Erie Canal Artists-in-Residence Presentation with 2023 Erie Canal Artist-in-Residence Matthew López-Jensen and the new 2024 Erie Canal Artists-in-Residence on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. As the inaugural Erie Canal Artist-in-Residence, López-Jensen, spent a year documenting maintenance work along the New York State Canal system through an artistic lens. López-Jensen engaged Canal Corporation employees to learn – in their own words – about some of the more challenging or less recognized tasks they do to ensure the 100-year-old Canal infrastructure remains in safe operation.

Additionally, López-Jensen documented his visits to each lock, lift bridge, and many historical and natural landmarks along the 524-mile waterway on his Instagram channel @all524miles. An exhibit of López-Jensen’s work will be on display at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse from late January through April 2024.