Local Artist Donates Sculpture to New Building at NCCC

September 13, 2018

NCCC Interim President William J. Murabito, Ph.D. and artist Susan Geissler, ’74 stand next to "Puddle Jumper".

NCCC Interim President William J. Murabito, Ph.D. and artist Susan Geissler, ’74 stand next to "Puddle Jumper".

Niagara County Community College distinguished alumna and nationally acclaimed artist Susan Geissler, '74 recently donated a sculpture to the NCCC Child Development Center. The sculpture, "Puddle Jumper", is based on childhood memories of rainy-day playtimes. It will be permanently displayed in the foyer of the Child Development Center inside the new NCCC Learning Commons on the College's Sanborn campus.

Geissler, of Youngstown, NY said the sculpture "speaks to the universal appeal of a new puddle to any child."

Geissler began her art career in 1984 after schooling in Fine Arts, and working as an anatomical illustrator, graphic designer, and art history researcher. From 1984-1989, her work was seen and enjoyed by millions of people at top outdoor art events around the United States. Currently, she confines the showing of her artwork primarily to galleries, plus occasional commercial events and print advertising. The scores of commissions, awards and prizes accorded her work have contributed to her growing reputation, and have stamped her as one of the premier designers of human figures in the United States. In addition, collectors such as the CEO of Worth Magazine have commissioned her work and she has had exhibits in places such as the Disney World Gallery in Orlando and the George Bush Presidential Library.

Known locally, Geissler is easily recognizable for her Freedom Crossing Monument located in Lewiston, NY and the "The Founders" sculpture inside the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

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