The 15th annual Wood Design Student Exhibition at SUNY New Paltz, held from March 2 – 8, was dedicated to the memory and enduring impacts of Aaron Morris Bindman, a World War II veteran, carpenter and former Sociology Department chair who passed away in 2014.
Bindman’s achievements in sociology and advocacy include work as a union organizer and his foundation of a college credit program for inmates in New York State prisons.
He also made numerous contributions to the College as a sculptor and supporter of the arts during his life, generously donating a significant amount of black walnut lumber that had been drying for decades for use by student sculptors in Wood Design courses. Some of his own wood sculptures are on permanent display in the Lecture Center and the Humanities building.
Event organizers are facilitating donations in Bindman’s honor, which may be made to the American Civil Liberties Union, Habitat for Humanity or Doctors Without Borders.
Use this link for a complete list of student sculptors who created works for the 15th annual Wood Design Student Exhibition.