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Hudson Valley Community College to Hold Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, May 12, 2005

Members of Hudson Valley Community College's Fine Arts faculty will display their work in the college's Teaching Gallery from May 26 to September 8.

Photographs, collages and drawings by Tara Fracalossi, Richard Garrison, Thomas Lail, William G. Muller and Jean O'Malley will be exhibited. There will be a closing reception with the artists from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on September 8.

There are more than 150 students enrolled in the Fine Arts program at Hudson Valley. The program, which leads to an associate in science degree in Fine Arts, includes courses in design, drawing, painting, photography, art history and electronic arts. It provides the foundation level for students interested in continuing their studies in studio art, graphic design, art education or architecture.

The Teaching Gallery, located in the Marvin Library, will be open 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Friday, and 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Wednesday – Thursday. Admission is free.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.