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Hudson Valley Community College Teaching Gallery Presents Work by Fine Arts Faculty

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012

The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College begins the spring semester with an exhibit of works by members of the Fine Arts faculty. Open to the public, “The 2012 Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit” is on view from February 9 to March 17 during regular gallery hours. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, February 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Teaching Gallery and a series of discussions with the artists will be held on Wednesdays from noon to 12:45 p.m., also in the Teaching Gallery. All events are free of charge.

The 2012 Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit” presents work in a variety of media, showcasing the scope and depth of talent among Hudson Valley’s Fine Arts/Digital Media faculty. Works to be exhibited include photography by Justin Baker, Milt Connors, Tara Fracalossi, Jean O’Malley and William Jaeger; painting by Richard Garrison, Adam Daily and Gail Roberts; video by Kyra Garrigue; and mixed media works and installations by Thomas Lail, Andrew Lynn and Linda Ryder.

Hudson Valley Community College offers associate degrees in Fine Arts, Gallery Management, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications, as well as a certificate program in Digital Media, through its Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications.

2011 marked the tenth anniversary of The Teaching Gallery’s exhibit program. Founded in 2001, the Teaching Gallery has presented more than 40 exhibits and lectures by contemporary professional artists of regional, national and international standing, as well as annual exhibits by students in Hudson Valley’s highly regarded Fine Arts program. Through its exhibits, the gallery serves as a learning laboratory for students in the Gallery Management degree program by providing hands-on experience organizing, installing and maintaining exhibits. Since 2007, the gallery has been housed in its current location – the award-winning Administration Building designed by Architecture+.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; 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 nearly 14,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.

For more information or for gallery hours, call (518) 629-8006 or go to