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Hudson Valley Community College Hosts Annual Two-Part Juried Student Exhibition

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hudson Valley Community College’s Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications announces the opening of two year-end student exhibitions, the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and the Advanced Study Exhibition, on display in the college’s Teaching Gallery from Friday, April 19 to Saturday, May 4. Both exhibitions were organized by students in the college’s Gallery Management program.

The opening of the exhibitions will be celebrated with a reception and awards ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19 in the Teaching Gallery. Three cash awards will be presented at the reception. The reception and exhibitions are open to the public, free of charge.

Students in the college’s Fine Arts and Digital Media programs submit class work in painting, drawing, photography, two-dimensional design, video, graphic design, animation and net art completed during summer and fall of 2012 and spring of 2013. From the approximately 250 works submitted by students last year, 114 were accepted for exhibition.

This year’s guest juror, Amy Cheng, is a professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz and holds an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from the University of Texas. She has completed numerous commissions, including works at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the 25th Avenue Subway Station in Brooklyn, NY.

Student participants in this year’s advanced exhibition, “The Real Issue is Freedom,” are Thomas Brisson, Chad Coumbes, Kelsie De Chantal, Kristin Diodonet, Maxwell Goodknight, Anneliese Holmes, Raechael Inglis, Andrea LaRose, Benjamin Roy, Patrick Staltari, Christopher Tofinchio and Rebecca Vitarelle. Advanced study in drawing and painting is an academic year-long course of guided study for students who have completed foundation arts courses and wish to pursue their own body of work. Cash awards also will be presented for this exhibit.

Teaching Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 12 - 4 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. For directions and more information, please visit: The Teaching Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Administration Building.

Gallery exhibitions are supported by the Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications with assistance from the Office of Cultural Affairs. Special thanks to the Faculty Student Association for their support of the reception. All exhibitions are installed and assisted by students in Gallery Management courses.