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Photographer to Teach Students About Art at Corona High School

By Katie Honan | February 24, 2016 5:25pm
 Marc Asnin's photo exhibit,
Marc Asnin's photo exhibit, "Uncle Charlie," is on display at Queensborough Community College through April 10. He'll work with students at the High School for Art and Business in Corona to work on their own projects.
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Marc Asnin

CORONA — An established photographer with an exhibit currently on display will work with students at a local high school on their own photo series. 

Photographer Marc Asnin has spent the last three decades taking photos of his uncle and godfather, Charles Henschke. The black and white photos offer an intimate look at his beloved Uncle Charlie who has suffered with addiction and illness. 

That series — named "Uncle Charlie" — is on display at the gallery at Queensborough Community College through April 10.

Asnin will also impart his wisdom on students at High School for Art and Business in Corona through a program facilitated by the college.

Over the course of three lectures, he'll teach students "how to use art as a vehicle to analyze, document and understand family culture," according to Queensborough Community College, who is facilitating the program. 

"Through this process, the program will also reinforce empathy and understanding of people who are dealing with issues involving mental illness," the college said.

Students will spend the spring working on their series, highlighting their unique families. 

They will then display them at The Gallery at Queensborough Community College in June.