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New Artist Exhibit to Open In Marvin Teaching Gallery

CONTACT: Judith White (518) 629-8063 or Tara Fracalossi (518) 629-8006

FOR RELEASE: Immediate: January 21, 2002

Issues of race, colonialism and cultural tourism are the subjects of poster-like paintings in an exhibit opening Thursday, Jan 24 in the Marvin Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College. Artist Marlene Lewis, born in Kingston, Jamaica will greet the public at an opening reception for her show, titled "Field Laborers and the Modern Plantation," from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday in the gallery.

Located in the Marvin Library at Hudson Valley, adjacent to the visitor parking lot, the Marvin Teaching Gallery is open to the public from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. each Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Lewis will lecture about her work at 2 p.m. on Thursday in Meeting Room 1 of the Bulmer Telecommunications Center at the college.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.