Cultural Affairs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events

Each fall and spring, Hudson Valley Community College offers quality cultural programming for the campus community and the general public.

Events are free of charge unless otherwise noted. All events are free for Hudson Valley students.

For more information about any of these events, call (518) 629-8071.

2016 Guitar Festival Survey


Juried Fine Arts Student Exhibit and Advanced Study in Drawing & Painting End-of-Year Exhibit
Friday, March 31, 2017
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Teaching Gallery, located in the Administration Building

Year-end exhibitions by visual arts students in the Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Digital Media. The exhibitions are organized and installed by students in Gallery Management classes.

 

Questar III High School Juried Art Show Opening
Monday, April 3, 2017

Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Atrium in the Marvin Library Learning Commons

Paintings, drawings, video and sculpture by 30 students representing 23 school districts in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties are included in this 28th annual art exhibition.

 

The Buzz About Bees
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium Lobby

Honey bees are responsible for pollinating up to one third of the fruits and vegetables we eat every day. Besides this most important role, honey bees live a fascinating social life. Honey bees and wild pollinators also are important to the health of the environment. Currently, honey bees and many other pollinators are under stress from a variety of sources. Loss of habitat, parasites, disease and pesticide exposure contribute to the decline in bee populations. Tom Della Rocco, Albany County executive director with the USDA Farm Service Agency, discusses the life of honey bees and the threats they face.

 

A Percussionist and His LEGOs®
Thursday, April 13, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Who else but Brian Melick, the region’s best known and most enduring percussionist, would use LEGOs® to build a drum set? Following a “very strict credo NOT to alter the original LEGO-designed brick in any way” – no cutting, drilling or gluing – Melick took advantage of the toy’s remarkable flexibility to build a fully-functional musical instrument. Melick will talk about his inspiration and process to build the drum set, perform, and answer questions from the audience.

 

Water Quality Down the Drain
Thursday, April 27, 2017
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium Lobby

Water contamination affects all of us. Sewage overflows, lead, PCBs, PFCs and unregulated chemicals impact drinking water and recreational water use throughout New York State. Elizabeth Moran, the water and natural resources associate at Environmental Advocates of New York, discusses the crises in Hoosick Falls, Newburgh and Petersburgh, and in other New York State regions. Join us to learn what you can do to protect our most precious natural resource.

 

Digital Media Student Exhibit Gallery Reception and Awards
Friday, April 28, 2017
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Teaching Gallery, located in the Administration Building

Year-end exhibitions by visual arts students in the Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Digital Media. The exhibitions are organized and installed by students in Gallery Management classes.

 

Arm of the Sea Theater: DIRT — The Secret Life of Soil
Saturday, May 6, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Siek Campus Center

DIRT is a theatrical experience for all ages that combines over-size mask and puppet characters, visual storytelling and live music in a fun-filled tale about the secret life of soil. The show’s quirky characters include a posse of cosmic shakers, an astronaut gone astray, the alchemical processes of plants, and soil microbes performing their unsung ecosystem services as a lyrical reminder that even modern cyber-space travelers depend on dirt for survival. Based in Saugerties, Arm of the Sea Theater tours extensively throughout the northeast with its original, award-winning shows.