Anthony Hanakovic

Divine art: In the shadow of the masters, a new one emerges

With their religious themes, deep shadows and stunning realism, these dramatic oil paintings could come directly from the 17th century, perhaps hung on the walls of a museum. While they were inspired by Baroque masters such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Velázquez, they were actually created in the past five years by SUNY Broome alumnus Anthony Hanakovic.

Image of an African-American woman holding hands with unseen others by the shore of a river.

In the community: ‘The Fertile River’ address tough issues

The play — directed by SUNY Broome instructor James Michalec — shows the intersection of class warfare, racial discrimination and faith in scientific progress when a struggling African-American family is confronted by the North Carolina Eugenics Board.