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Calendar Listings Cultural Affairs at Hudson Valley Community College November 25-December 8

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, November 25, 2002


"Isha Im HaUzi" ("Woman with the Uzi") – Ellen Evans, a mother of nine children who lived in Israel for 12 years, will relate an episode from her memoirs about raising her family in a war-torn city. Evans will speak on Tuesday, December 3 at noon in the Bulmer Telecommunication Center auditorium at Hudson Valley Community College. Admission is free.


Kuniko Yamamoto - Performance of Magical Mask, Mime and Music – Dramatic Japanese storytelling using myths and fables, spliced with social revelations and ideas that educate. The performance will be in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre at Hudson Valley Community College on Thursday, December 5 at 11 a.m. There will be a special origami workshop at 3:30 pm in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission to the performance is $5 for adults, $2 for seniors, high school students and children up to 14 years old, and free for Hudson Valley students.


Mayumi Hayashi – Japanese sculptor Mayumi Hayashi builds installations and sculptures generated from personal, historical and cultural experience. Soil, clay, thread and text combine to evoke fragmentary ancient memories and shared experiences between artist, ancestors and audience. The exhibit is located in the Teaching Gallery in Marvin Library at Hudson Valley Community College and runs December 5 through January 22. Hayashi will speak about her work on December 5 at 2:30 p.m., which will be followed by a reception at 4 p.m. Exhibit times are Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission is free. 629-4849.

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 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.